This show marked the return of Peaches en Regalia, which had been shelved since December 31, 1994 (144 shows). Reba did not have the whistling ending.
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This show was part of the "1996 Fall Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1996-12-01

Review by Penn42

Penn42 I just finished listening to this show. I downloaded the recently seeded new source on etree (which is a solid pull) and threw this show on while I was making dinner/cleaning tonight.

As a whole this show is exceptionally average. However, it's still a fun listen because of a solid setlist. I actually particularly like the second set's closing trio; on paper it looks pretty odd, but it works. Other than that there really isn't much else to comment on, except, of course, the Tweezer.

Fall '96 is such a transitional time for the band in terms of their jamming style. It was the tour that bridged the balls-out rock of '95 with the funk of '97 and this Tweezer is an absolutely perfect example of both. It's just as funky, yet much busier and frenetic, as any Tweezer from Summer or Fall '97. The whole band is much more reserved than they were a year prior and also much busier than they would be the next year. Mike and Fish in particular are already playing many tropes that would characterize the band's funk jams of the next two years. The short Trey-on-percussion jam after the first build is nice and the awesome grunge jam to end it is sweet.

TL;DR: Listen to the Tweezer.
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Review by westbrook

westbrook The first set is pretty straight-forward, although the Peaches bustout in the opening spot and Curtain>Down with Disease is swell. The second set is an improvement over the first, highlighted by one of the top Tweezers (and jams) of the year. Fall 96 was a great time for Simple, and while this is not one of the best of the tour, it still gets to a pretty nice, Page-heavy jam. Reba starts off very well, but the end doesn't quite hold up. Still a good version. Steep>Tweezer Reprise is a pretty cool moment and >Johnny B Goode keeps the energy high, while a nice Slave and Highway to Hell end this average show. This show probably gets looked over by many fans, which is understandable considering the higher-acclaimed shows surrounding it (11/30, 12/6), and the somewhat poor quality of the AUD. I think you can pass on listening to the entire show without too much regret, but the Tweezer is must-hear.
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Review by Bob_Loblaw

Bob_Loblaw Set 1 is pretty average. The exceptions being Trey slaying DWD and a pretty intense and strong Antelope to close.

Set 2 is strong front to back. Tweezer starts off extra funky and the jam is very experimental. It's also fun how it slows down into a kind of metal jam towards the end. Reba has spot on execution through the composed section and the blissful section is also strong. Great placement for Swept Away/Steep. The scream by the band before Tweeprise is funny to picture because I'm sure it scared the shit out of some people. Slave is strong to close as Trey lays down the peaks perfectly at the end.

Highway to Hell is a fun encore, especially as a fun new cover the band was messing with at the time.

Overall S2 makes this a 4 star show. But there's little to complain about with S1.
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Review by spreaditround

spreaditround SET 1: Peaches en Regalia: Huge bustout, had been shelved since December 31, 1994 (144 shows). Awesome! >

Poor Heart: Trey sounds awesome. >

Cavern > Cars Trucks Buses, Character Zero: Standard.

The Curtain: Vocals sound great. >

Down with Disease: Nicely extended versus what had been seen/heard previously on this tour. Really good jam!

Train Song, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Sample in a Jar: Standard. >

Run Like an Antelope: Huge, huge peak. Face melter!

SET 2: Tweezer: Live Bait 11. This is your typical 96 Tweezer until 10:15 when things take a turn for the dissonant, evil and weird. Twisted Fish cackle at 10:50. Around 13, Trey jumps on his drum kit and things get decidedly funky but still weird. Trey back on the doc at 14.5 and in a big way. Big solo, ripping it up. This ends quickly and is right into what sounds to me like the Moma Death March from 6.17.04. Lots of Fish antics in here. The last couple of minutes are false endings, and band antics. >

Sparkle: Fish obviously was feeling no pain, check this one out. >

Simple: Very, very cool. Has an almost three minute jam that is quite good, big fan. ->

A Day in the Life: Killer segue but wish they would have kept jamming that Simple, it was really getting there…

Reba: Very speedy and briefly funky after the composed. Plinko type stuff around 8:20. Turns out to be a good, but not a great Reba.

Swept Away > Steep > Tweezer Reprise > Johnny B. Goode: Standard. >

Slave to the Traffic Light: I remember this being a good bit better than what I just listened to. I was listening carefully as well. It’s solid but nothing too crazy. Great closer though.

ENCORE: Highway to Hell – Perfect encore!

Killer Tweezer, big Peaches bustout and then good versions of DWD, Reba, Slave, and Simple. This is a very good show, top to bottom! I would rate it as a 3.9 out of a 5.
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