, attached to 1993-02-04

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill First and only time at this venue, second show of the tour and I wish I had better things to say about it. The recording takes a little while to get settled in, but is otherwise standard for this time period.

The first set cuts in on a pretty good Axilla although the recording is awful at first, the taper and Paul settle in nicely. Foam also has some leveling going on and is loosely played in the middle section. Bouncing should be standard, but had a bad ending from Trey. Maze is well played and has nice solos. Fast Enough is good, as is a pretty tight ATR. Stash has a really nice jam in it. This is definitely one of the highlights tonight. Lizards is good. Ah! The first Sample comes out strong, except limited harmonies from Page and Fish missed the count in the bridge hold. Right into a solid Glide. Antelope makes for a nice closer, but is loosely played the middle making it sound a little off to me.

Good Chalkdust to open the second set. The second Wedge in as many shows is better than the first. I still can't get over how different it was. Nice soloing from Page. Mike's was just ok, with a lot of uncertainty about how and where the jam was going. TMWSIY was pretty good at both ends of an average Avenu. There is some rust showing here too. Weekapaug was rocking and very dynamic with another uncertain ending tonight. They are just not locking in. Lawn Boy was sloppy on Mike's end and a little on Trey's. Pen was also a little off at times including the drums at the beginning. The Ball Jam also has an uncertain ending. Fish even messes up the lyrics to Lengthwise? But it does have a nice reggae swing to it! Hood is sloppy but has a decent ending. Cavern is also sloppy. Not sure what happened but, this show went off in the wrong direction on all the endings of the songs. Definitely below average playing tonight.

The new Amazing Grace brings the usual shushing of the crowd and is less than stellar with their intonation. An ok GTBT finishes off a rough night in Providence.


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