, attached to 1993-03-19

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill This is the only show at the Greek Theater in Redlands and 33rd of the tour. I'm not sure of the exact pedigree of the recording, but this sounded eerily similar to the Hollywood shows, like something happened during the transfer, or Paul, or someone else, had a bad cord. Also another reviewer mentioned that the cops were telling Paul to turn it down, so we do have one of the most dynamic shows I've heard lately. Unfortunately, all of that didn't transfer over to great playing from the band on this night. Anyway...

Good Suzy to start off first set, and also a good Llama. They are a little more patient in their playing tonight. Foam was good and here's where the dynamics start and I wonder if they were getting shushed already. Bouncing was standard. Rift was better, but the timing is still not there as Fish had a tendency to rush. Stash had a bad intro and continued the dynamic playing. Fluff was pretty good; they did seem a little more patient here as well. Cavern was good and Antelope was a solid closer to a pretty good set.

Jim was ok, but not great as the dynamics continued. Ice had some problems tonight, the climb was off, the middle did have a unique jam, but the song was weak overall. Pen also had a rough middle section. Sample was good, it's still new, but really solid. Lizards continues the extreme dynamic playing, but its decent overall. Mike's was just ok for me. Hydrogen stared off ok, but got worse. Weekapaug was rocking and was unfinished going right into the Fishman section. Love You was nice and funny with the band intros with silent solos to mock the volume rules. Fish is "the Missing Link" tonight. Golgi was patient, but just ok for me in this less than stellar second set.

Everybody gets shushed for the Grace encore, which was ok, and then a rocking Chalk Dust to break the rules one last time!

It's a bummer that this show never quite blossomed into a stand out performance. It sounded just average to my ears.


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