, attached to 1998-04-03

Review by jabberstin

jabberstin To say this show is a mere 'gem' would be heresy; this show positiveley reaks of headiness. It boasts one of the most solid, well-played, thought-provoking jams the band has ever created, (Roses>Nassau Jam)a well above-average Mike's Groove, (with a special emphasis on the funkdified Weekapaug) a great Reba, a superbly melancholic Piper, (with a downright scary jam that follows) a supremely-placed, ever-welcome ballad, (Loving Cup) and a humorous yet vibrantly-soaring Antelope (chock full of jabs at Pete Carini, and gift-wrapped with a few Gordo bass bombs). The encore bodes well with this legendary show, coming full-circle with the second set's shenanigans by way of a bubbly Carini>Halley's>Tweeprise.

First Rating: 5/5...get this show, dissect it, analyze it however you want; remember that the 24 minutes of amorphous bliss following Roses are at a minimum a defining moment for the band, and - at a maximum - the pinnacle of the group's improvisational prowess.


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