, attached to 1998-07-16

Review by westbrook

westbrook This is a good show, maybe not as good as the next night, but a good show nonetheless. Page does his thing in Squirming Coil and NICU. Stash is good. The jam is Reba is unusual as there really is no peak and the jam just dies out and FEFY starts up. That's not to say it's a bad version, just different. It's really laid back and Trey plays with the wah effect a lot while the band grooves along. FEFY transitions to When the Circus Comes well. The Antelope set closer is very nice. Mike, Page, and Trey take solos in the Rye Rye Rocco section.
Set 2 opens with an above average Julius which is longer than usual. The follwoing Moma Dance is really good and really funky, as you would expect from a 98 version. Moma Dance also peaks very nicely. Piper doesn't really have a jam, just the long intro, lyrics, and closing coda. I was hoping for this one to be jammed out a la 7/6/98, but it wasn't in the cards. Axilla makes a mid set appearance with the Axilla II style spacey ending, which segues into Bowie. Bowie itself has a long spacey intro and the jam slowly gains intensity and features some nice full-band interplay. Tube comes next, and it's a great version. The jam is initially ambient, but quickly turns into an all-out funk jam. if you're a Tube fan, definitely check this one out. Slave, as always, makes a great closer. Sample in a Jar in the encore slot may leave something to be desired, but it doesn't detract from the quality of the rest of the show.
Highlights of this show- Stash, Reba, Antelope, Moma Dance, Bowie, Tube>Slave.


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