DOWNLOADS OF THE WEEKEND:
12.9.95 Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY < LINK
A classic show in the month of December ’95, is best known for its top notch version of YEM. A half-hour of sublime jamming, some say this is the definitive version of the song. While most attention is cast on this YEM, there is plenty of other highlights to go around. A solid effort through and through. If you don’t have this already, grab it now!
I: Maze, Theme From the Bottom, NICU, The Sloth, Rift, Bouncing Around the Room, Free, Billy Breathes, Dog Faced Boy, Chalk Dust Torture
II: Timber Ho!, Wilson*, Gumbo, You Enjoy Myself**, Lawn Boy, Slave to the Traffic Light, Crossroads, Sweet Adeline
E: Loving Cup
*With “Beavis and Butthead” “this sucks” electronic noises. **With a silent jam.
This tour ending show on the first leg of Fall ’99 never gets too much attention, yet I never understand why. The band came on stage and opened the second set with an extended ambient jam that segued right into a massive opening YEM. This show features heavy improv, not only in YEM, but in an ridiculous “Stash” and a “Bathtub Gin” used to bid the crowd farewell for a couple months.
I: Farmhouse, Gotta Jiboo, Heavy Things, First Tube, Dirt, Vultures, Stash
II: Jam > You Enjoy Myself* > Prince Caspian* > Train Song, Bathtub Gin, Character Zero#
E: Contact, Misty Mountain Hop
**Unfinished. #Trey thanked family, crew, and fans.
VIDEOS OF THE WEEKEND: “THE ALBANY YEM”
“YEM” jam: 12.9.95 Albany, Pt. 1
“YEM” jam Pt. 2
“YEM” jam Pt.3Tags: Weekend Nuggets