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Review by frankzappasmustache2012
High energy Chalk Dust to start. Tight soloing by Trey. The debut of BEK is pretty solid with a nice jam at the end. It's not as funky as it would become later, but still a fun song. Theme has a great jam at the end. Page and Trey play very well off of each other. Train Song is always a welcome cool down. SOAM is a little sloppy, but ends up having a pretty interesting jam. Mike has some really interesting ideas that he pushes throughout the jam. Fishman catches on and they work really well together, but Trey is a little lost. Has a good rocking peak though. Beauty of My Dreams is a nice goofy breather. My Soul comes next. Tight version with good solos by Trey and Page. YEM is great. Stays interesting and funky the entire time with a pretty restrained vocal jam at the end. Character Zero has Trey go Hendrix on everybody for a couple minutes, which is always a treat.
STASH. This is the jam of the night. Good composed section and the jam starts out as any other Stash jam would and then after hitting a mild peak it finds it way to a very pretty major key jam that quickly fizzles out and descends into an interesting ambient passage. Page stays consistent on the synthesizer as Trey plays over it. Trey's playing here is patient and haunting. Good shit. This peters out and somehow they find their way back to Stash and finish it up with a solid peak. PYITE starts after this to keep the energy going. This ends into Prince Caspian which doesn't really go anywhere. And then a good version of Bouncing. An outstanding Mike's groove finishes. A rocking jam in Mikes leads into a 2 or so minute very pretty ambient passage that leads into a wobbly Hydrogen. Very good playing in the following Weekapaug.
Loving Cup. Well played. Good Trey solo at the end.
Basically you should check out the Stash and the Mike's Groove. Both are great Fall '97 material.