, attached to 1989-12-30

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill I guess this would be the second night of the New Year’s run of ’89 and another one set only recording to hear. The signal to noise ratio is terrible again with lots of tape hiss and what could be described as a boom box generation in there that only the ‘80’s can offer. Let’s just say the years have not been kind to this recording. The tape speed was also fast making the singing sound a little like the chipmunks.

Anyways… Gin was ok, not the best I’ve heard, but it’s still pretty new. Melt had a drum solo in it tonight and Trey raged his solo pretty good. Another Ya Mar tonight and this one has no Leo call from Mike before Page’s solo. It doesn’t seem like anybody is ready as Trey jumps into Suzy, which was just average. Foam was not very tight tonight, but it’s a hard song to play. My Sweet One was pretty good and La Grange wasn’t too bad, but nothing outstanding from either of them. The tape speed switches to normal tuning for an ok Lawn Boy. Golgi was good and rocking for a set closer.

Mike’s Groove gets the encore spot tonight and all of it was reasonably well played, although a little tired sounding.

The playing wasn’t too bad overall tonight, but the recording leaves a bit to be desired so I’ll go with three stars because it’s just pretty average for an ’89 show.


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