, attached to 1993-04-23

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill This is the only show at the Cotterell Court, 58th of the tour and a homecoming of sorts. With Fish’s parents in attendance, there is a light mood in their playing and the magic of the Midwest tour continues. Good recording and no real sound problems for Paul tonight, maybe a few spots of feedback here and there.

Solid Jim opener to get things rolling, then a double shot of Rift material with a good Weigh and Sparkle. They did that the other night in Columbus as well. Melt was good, Fluff was ok for the most part, though the Clod was a little rough. Fun transition as Trey picks up the acoustic during the end jam of Fluff and leads right into a good My Friend. Divided and Guelah also fall into the good category tonight, maybe a few off notes here and there. Great dedication to Fish’s parents before Lawn Boy with full on stage banter, definitely check this out. Chalk Dust makes for a rocking closer to this pretty solid first set.

Bam! Golgi rocks the opener position of second set right into the ticking of Maze. Page is on fire tonight and he gets the bust-out next with a rare Curtis Lowe. It was a bit rusty, but not too bad. Continuing with Page, Ice was pretty average for this tour. Paul was super fast as Fish pushes the beat, Page digs in for a great piano solo. Then the Balls come out… Mike’s was good with kind of a weird jam at the end. The Simple lick is kind of there, but the last few Mike’s jams have been disjointed and a bit aimless. Hydro had it’s usual roughness and I’m sure some sort of stage antic were going on. Weekapaug also had a weird jam and the end was not smooth. HYHU brings Fish out for a special moment with Mimi on the vacuum while he sings Lengthwise. Coil goes back to the late set spot and this one is pretty good. Page shines again as usual to bring this set to what I thought would be a close, but Highway makes it’s next appearance and rocks the house in a double encore feel even though its still rusty.

Fire is the actual encore tonight and rocks just as hard.

This kind of looks like a Mike show on paper, but Page really shined tonight and he deserves the four stars, maybe more? Nice personal feel to this one overall with the parents in attendance.


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