, attached to 1992-03-27

Review by Miguelito

Miguelito This show is loaded with energy, especially in the first set, and to my ears it’s somewhat underrated. I will admit a little bias towards this time period as I caught my first show just 13 days prior to this one, and then saw a couple of others later that May. And while there were numerous better shows this tour, this one still has some things that are worth checking out.

Llama is one of my favorite classic openers and this one doesn’t disappoint. It’s a rager and sets the tone, leading into a great Reba. This is a fantastic 1-2 opening sequence. An upbeat Paul & Silas leads into The Sloth, a song I always love catching. Page does some nice organ work on this one. The band seems fired up. Divided Sky follows, and they play this one with the same high-energy and intensity as the songs preceding it. Once again, Page’s playing is noteworthy here. Guelah and Maze are more high-energy playing by the band and, at this point, this set is pretty stacked. Antelope is the perfect, fiery closer to the set, containing some a We’re Off to See the Wizard tease that is well-placed and leads to a nice peak.

The Mike’s Groove to open the second set was solid. There are some fun vocal antics during Weekapaug but overall it seemed that the there was a slight dip in energy after set break. Also, intentional or not, the band’s segue into Hydrogen and then Weekapaug was unusual and interesting. MSO is notable for the numerous signals contained within. The Gin D&M Magilla Hood run in the middle of the set is a nice sequence. Although the Gin is pretty short, it’s welcome here. Both D&M and Magilla are tunes that have been basically shelved but both were fairly common back in those days. Still, they’re both really nice to hear and are really well played. Next we get a respectable, solid Hood. The show ends with an entertaining Love You and Golgi, followed by a pair of a capella tunes for the encore.

This is a fun, solid show. I liked the first set more than the second but overall this comes across as a show that’s a bit underrated.
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