, attached to 1992-04-08

Review by Pjfmc

Pjfmc Solid standard opening run, the playing is good, the energy is high, the sound is good. Llama maybe has a little extra on it. If you haven't been listening to a lot of 92, Foam will probably also stick out, they just really play the heck out of that tune this year. Honestly the same goes for Mound. Trey sounds great during the Reba Jam but he, Page and Fish have some trouble staying on the same page. They'll fall together for a few seconds and then lose it a little. They actually seem to get into a conversation about it immediately following the jam and you can hear an amused sounding Trey say "I kept going anyway" before they finish the song, so that's kind of fun. It's a good Reba, just if you are looking to pick nits you'll find some. Pen is OK, the band is definitely having fun, people are yelling for Oh Kee Pa (I think) and Trey says maybe later... Stash is pretty good. Coil and Golgi bring this solid first set to a close.

Here's that Oh Kee Pa opening set 2, I love it. Suzy is good and then this Bowie is really great. Just listen to the Bowie. We slide into TMWSIY>Malkenu>TMWSIY, a great way to follow up the long crazy Bowie. Seriously check out this Bowie, it's a great early example of the band trying to push the envelope within a song. My Sweet One picks the energy back up. Mike's starts of with some goofing around, and there is a fun loose energy through the whole song. The jam hangs together pretty well although Page is having some trouble finding his spot in the jams tonight. The tape gets crappy on 'paug and cuts out a huge section of the song, when it cuts pack in they are in the middle of cool little jam that quickly takes off but it doesn't quite become anything remarkable. Horse>Silent fits well here in my opinion, it was a good time to ease off and do something pretty. Then we bring the intensity right back up with a fun CDT. Then Fishman gets to step out and take Terrapin for stroll, the guys are having fun, bagpipes, etc. Cavern closes set 2. It really is a great closer.

The encores are good. Beforehand Trey says it's been one of his favorite gigs of the tour which lead's me to believe that the tape just failed to transmit some of that essential live energy. This one just never grabbed me. It's not bad, just average.

But there was a really interesting Bowie! I'm sure this show was a blast to be at. Not an essential tape but I'll definitely revisit the Bowie. I'm definitely grateful to have this show in circulation.
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