, attached to 2004-08-14

Review by Bob_Loblaw

Bob_Loblaw Walls is a great opener choice, and is played with the fire it should. It's a great little "warm up jam". Decent segue into Jim, it has a nice pulsing jam and Mike lays down a nice groove. Jibboo has a nice peaky jam, and Trey solos well. Sloppy intro into YEM, it's a fairly underwhelming so is the vocal jam. Another sloppy intro, this time into Sample. Antelope is decent and straightforward I guess.

Bag quickly goes into a tense jam then into a trance like groove and a pretty little jam. Halleys has a nice little breakdown jam. Followed by a Strong Bowie. And a straightforward Character Zero to close it's final set.

Twist goes into a nice groove and they seem to be firing on all cylinders. It's actually overall a great jam. An ok segue into The Wedge. Stash starts very sloppy but then turns evil (as it should). Another sloppy intro in Free, it has a different slow middle section in the middle instead of the tense pulsing of the normal versions. Drowned goes quickly into a kind of boring noodley jam and then Trey finds a little riff to hack at as it slowly picks up. It peaks up and down. Friday is oddly strong and feels like it kind of describes the state of the band at this time.

I wish I could say more good things about hood but the whole stretched out portion of it feels forced and it meanders quite a bit and never fully gets its footing.

I give this 3 stars because despite a few decent versions of songs and jams. It is also very sloppy in a lot of places.


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