Welcome back to Friday, and these ten tunes focus, specifically, on summer tours past. With a couple months separating us from Summer 2010, I figured we’d take a trip down memory lane. Please choose to either download the selections OR stream them to minimize bandwidth cost. Thanks, and have a great weekend!
“Reba” 8.2.03 I
A brilliant highlight from IT’s first set. There’s nothing like an afternoon, festival-sized “Reba” jam.
“Tweezer” 7.25.98 II
A Summer ’98 classic featuring larger-than-life, bulbous dance grooves.
“Split Open and Melt” 6.11.94 II
A concise, power-packed version from Red Rocks ’94. A perfect example of musical density.
“Stash” 7.22.93 I
An old-school shred-fest for Big Red under a deluge at Stowe, VT during Summer ’93. On stage Trey remarked that the stage crew was talking about canceling the show due to possible electrocution. His response? “I told ’em Fuck that. Put the plug up my ass and count out Llama!”
A personal favorite, and a deep dive into Summer ’95 psychedelia.
“Scent of a Mule” 8.17.97 III
Oh no, the quintessential set-killer! Think again, this is Limestone, Maine, and in final set of The Great Went, “Scent of a Mule” became an ethereal launchpad. Out of the usual “Mule Duel” segment, the band decided to play as the spirit moved, drifting into an beautiful and experimental segment of music. The band delicately passed through the “Mind Left Body” theme and a digital delay jam before awkwardly crashing back into Gordon’s speedgrass.
This smoking experimental “Antelope” hails from the intimate confines of The Murat Theatre, circa ’94; a magnificent, multi-faceted piece of music.
DOWNLOAD OF THE DAY:
7.16.98 The Gorge, George, WA < Torrent
7.16.98 The Gorge, George, WA < Megaupload
The first night of The Gorge ’98, a two-set beast in its own right, even though it has always lived in the shadows of 7.17’s peak performance.
I: The Squirming Coil, NICU, Stash, Reba, Fast Enough for You > When the Circus Comes, Run Like an Antelope
II: Julius, The Moma Dance, Piper, Axilla, David Bowie, Tube, Slave to the Traffic Light
E: Sample in a Jar
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