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, attached to 1990-02-07

Review by Thecradle

Thecradle I was just informed by Phishnet that it's the 24th anniversary of my first show and I had yet to write a review so hear it goes.

I heard about them from friends up north and I had talked them up to anybody who'd listen based on what I had been told. Unfortunately, I was unable to get there until what was most likely the beginning of the second set. It was $5 at the door.

Never having heard even a single note on tape, details of what they actually played are vague. The old Cat's Cradle was not huge, but it looked big that night because it was so empty. Maybe 20-30 people tops. I walked in during Contact. I was immediately approached by an acquaintance I had talked the show up to. I remember this conversation like it was yesterday.
Me "So how is it?".
Him "Man, they are all over the place, it's some crazy sh*t."
Me "Sorry"
Him "What are you talking about, their the best band I've ever seen."

Trey took a moment between songs to thank me for coming out. I probably caught 8 songs, no idea at the time what they were but of course I was completely blown away. They definitely finished with Good Times Bad Times. I got a chance to talk to Mike waiting for the restroom before the encore and he too thanked me for being there.

The next time they came through town in June word had gotten out and the Cradle was pretty full, and by October when they made their third appearance of the year it was jam packed.

My first show, even if details are murky, so I have to give it 5 stars.
, attached to 1990-02-07

Review by Rfreeman

Rfreeman My first show. I was one of 12 audience members. Nobody knew them in NC but I had heard someone playing a live tape in the Stadium lot in Buffalo when the GD had played there Summer 89 so I wanted to hear them.

The band spent most of set break chatting with us - I remember asking if they were inspired by the GD and Trey and Jon saying they were more Zappa fans.

Songs I clearly recall include Bouncing Around The Room, Golgi Apparatus, You Enjoy Myself, Contact, Dinner And a Movie, Lawn Boy, Squirming Cool.

Liked the show enough that I bought the Lawn Boy and Junta cassettes and a T shirt and went to see them over the next 4 months at the Brewery, Pterodactyl, 23 East Cabaret, their return to the Cats Cradle, and Townshend Family Park - which was quite an eye opener seeing them play for a crowd that was closer to 12,000 than to 12.
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