, attached to 1992-04-05

Review by Penn42

Penn42 This is no 4.6 show, but it is better than the current average (3.3, and that's *after* I gave it a 5 just to bump it up) suggests. This is a pretty straight-ahead rocking show from '92 with enough good that you might as well listen to the whole thing. Plus it's one of those remotely mixed pristine sounding Colorado tapes, so that's a bonus!

The show opens very strongly. They're on point for the first three songs. The Divided Sky is really quite darn good. If you like the setlist you'll like the rest of the set. Possum is particularly fun with all of its ridiculous secret language. One thing I will say about the secret language is that sometimes they got a little overzealous with it. All the best examples of secret language are used within the context of already good music. Sometimes they let the music get away from them a bit and just played these secret language cues without much thought. The intro to this Possum is a good example of this. It's really a pretty minor complaint, but despite the humor of them, I could use a few less sometimes.

The second set boasts a fine opening Melt and a pretty good YEM. YEM's intro is sloppy, but jams are quality. They seemed very unsure of themselves during Weigh. It never really gelled. Bowie is the highlight of the show. I really like this one despite not being a huge Bowie fan. Trey hits a cool riff and lays back for a while while Page pounds away. At the end the jam slowly morphs back to more normal territory and gets finished as usual. You'll definitely find yourself listening to this Bowie multiple times.

Overall, this is a pretty par-for-course-show with a below par-for-the-course average.


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