, attached to 1994-11-12

Review by Penn42

Penn42 Solid Fall '94 show. On the whole, I'd say this show is a little above average on '94's continuum. However, since '94 is one of those years where they brought it every single night, this show is just a splendid listen and any minutia or comparisons I bring up in the rest of this review don't really matter; it's all just spectacular music, ya know?

Set I

This setlist is stacked. Maze, Guyute, Stash, Esther... All in a row? Yes please! All the composed songs are performed well and this Stash is particularly fiery. Lots of tension with not a whole lot of release, it's pretty gnarly and, well... tense.

Set II

Classic opener in Julius. I'm a sucker for early/mid second set Fluffhead's, and this rendition is very good. Now we're to the anchor of the set, the Disease->Have Mercy->Disease sandwich. To be honest, I've never been a huge fan of their rendition of Have Mercy. But this one gets to some pretty spacey places and I really like the transition back into Disease, so it's all good in my book. This little ending Disease jam gets real out there and then melts down and Lifeboy emerges. (I really like all the old Rift and Hoist era ballads; I wish they would make a reemergence into their consistently played repertoire.) Okay, lets finish this up: The bluegrass is fun as usual, this Hood has a tremendous ending though not the smoothest journey there, and this Golgi is a fun set closer.

Some might complain about Sample in the encore slot, but that wouldn't be me. Sample is a deceptively good song.

Awesome show, love me some '94!


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