, attached to 2015-08-11

Review by raidcehlalred

raidcehlalred If you wish to consider looking at shows at the 'micro,' what remains totally clear (and this buoyed by the fact that the playing is so convincing) is the attention given to set list construction. The fun inherent (and implied) in a string of tunes like Monster, Axilla, Skin, Vultures really does evoke an earlier era.

As far as Set II is concerned, of course it's no Blossom. Aside from the Dust, Tweezer, Lizards, there was, in addition, a great Ghost and Hood. As mentioned, jams don't always have to go huge for a show to be great (or, more importantly, fun). Last night I got a sense of the band playing patiently and deliberately, working through a different version of playing. 46->Taste is awesome. It's cool to see Fuego given more attention. And The Horse and Silent are also welcome. Some of the coolest shows from earlier eras featured second sets with blistering renditions of tunes and odd, or different, set list constructions.

BDTNL is a fine song.

Two years ago at SPAC I thought it was going to get its ride; will it happen? Maybe so, maybe not.


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