, attached to 1997-12-03

Review by Bob_Loblaw

Bob_Loblaw Another exceptional "Front to Back" show. The first set is just as good as the second which is expected from this tour.

PYITE is strong as always to start. Drowned is a random surprise in the slot it's in and has a great mucky funk jam. Gumbo is pretty strong. 2001 (also in a weird slow) is excellent and although doesn't trail far off is an excellent version.

Bowie is notable for it's long intro with several creepy "take me out to the ballgame" teases. About halfway through it breaks away from the typical Bowie structure and into a nice groove that is very rhythm driven courtesy of some great work by Fish and Mike. At the end is has an excellent pulsing segue into Possum. Possum is straight fire and has an excellent peak and is followed by a random jam that is very similar to Tube. Hood gets a little stretch and is very well played.

And the cherry on top is a great cover of Crossroads which leaves the place ablaze after.

Just another excellent show. Don't let the lack of noteworthy versions steer you away lot's of excellent stuff packed in each set!


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