, attached to 1990-05-04

Review by DemandOpener

DemandOpener There's something special about this show. The setlist is fairly vanilla, but the band is playing really well on this night, and it's a great SBD recording taboot! Highlights include smoking renditions of Whipping Post and Possum, a good YEM later in the set, the simultaneous debut and departure of Metal Begal Death, a ripping Weekapaug, an amusing ending to Caravan, and a funny moment in If I Only Had a Brain where Fish ironically forgets the words.

There isn't anything inherently incredible about this show, as with most of 1990 (I'm starting to sound like a broken record in these reviews), but the pacing and setlist layout are excellent, there are some really nice type 1 jams to be found here, and even Highway to Hell is only kind of cringeworthy. Although this show would probably be considered average (maybe even below average!) by today's standards, it is still on the short list for best of 1990 so far along with 1/26/90 and 3/11/90. 4/5 stars, and an underrated gem of the early 90's.


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