, attached to 1989-05-21

Review by TheEmu

TheEmu One word to describe this show: FUN. Kind of like the 8/21/87 Ian's Farm show, it has that sound check kind of looseness born from not being a show with a genuine crowd. Granted, there are some parts here and there that slide from loose to sloppy, for example in Weekapaug and YEM, but the jams are pretty much smokin' from front to back. The Hood builds to a fantastic climax, the 'Paug cooks, the Melt is solid, and the YEM is tremendously hot (especially at the end, that ginger kid can really play). The jams alone push this up close to four stars, but then the fun pushes it well over the top. The YEM vocal jam which morphs from Ufitzi to Zenzile to Godzilla, the aborted Dazed and Confused (complete with mockery from Fish for not being able to get through the whole thing), the alternate lyrics and goofing around in the Mike's Groove, and, of course, the hilarious version of Contact that all fans of Contact should check out, and more. That's right!

Just one of those real good-time gigs that's a blast to listen to and imagine being at. 4 stars for this, easily.

Jump on it, son!


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