, attached to 1985-10-30

Review by dr_strangelove

dr_strangelove Fun early show, good to hear the band honing its craft and the early arrangements of some of these songs are delightful to hear. Highlights:

1) Harry Hood: The Mr. Minor jam is indeed a little different from the more familiar incarnations of Hood. Mike's bass is particularly nice and thumpy in the mix. The jam after the Mr. Minor section is sublime but too brief. None of the build up of more 'classic' Hood jams.

2) Dog Log: I am an admitted sucker for this song, but this one has a little more oomph than most I've heard. The little jazzy jam in the middle freaking rocks! Nice execution and a wonderful ode to dog shit :)

3) Possum: This version is bouncier and more honky tonk than the version we've come to know and love. It's a cool rendition and worth checking out. It kind of reminds me of the 2013-10-26 version they played when Kenwood Dennard replaced Fishman on drums.

4) Sneaking Sally: Really funky early take oon this beloved cover tune, and as the show notes indicate, the vocal jam on this one is particularly electrifying. Great execution.

5) Alumni>Letter>Alumni: I love these slower takes on this tune. The funk just oozes out of every corener, and its played with infectious cocksureness.

6) Prep School Hippie: My first time hearing this tune, its got a nice arrangement and catchy. Bust out potential aside, would love to dance to this tune at a show.


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