Ya Mar and Bowie included teases of the Bonanza theme. Bowie also contained Wipe Out teases from Mike. Page teased Higher Ground prior to Oh Kee Pa and the theme to The Twilight Zone before If I Only Had a Brain. YEM contained Flash Light teases from Mike and Tweezer contained a DEG tease from Trey. Jesus featured guest Dan Mosebee on harmonica.
Theme from Bonanza tease in Ya Mar, Theme from Bonanza and Wipe Out teases in David Bowie, Flash Light tease in You Enjoy Myself, Dave's Energy Guide tease in Tweezer, Higher Ground and Theme from The Twilight Zone teases
Debut Years (Average: 1987)

This show was part of the "1990 Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1990-04-05

Review by kedrar

kedrar So much fun this night! Went to JJ's at about 4:30, had a few beers, and then sat down to a nice dinner with a good friend. We decided on this strategy so we could have a booth as a "base camp." For most of the crowd, it was their first show, and I remember people laughing their *ss*s off at the vaccuum playing. Everyone left totally blown away, and ready for the next Boulder show.
, attached to 1990-04-05

Review by DemandOpener

DemandOpener Now this is a little more like it. Despite several repeats from the previous night, this show features stronger performances with more energy. Although there is a lack of anything that is particularly stand-out, it sounds like the band had definitely gotten some good rest after their long cross-country trip.

Anyway, the first set is solid with a good Bowie and a great Suzy (great clav work from Page). The set also flows much better than either of the previous night's sets, despite an awkward mid-set Carolina. The set closes with an average (read: ripping) Fire that obviously set the stage for a smoking second set.

The Reba to open the second set is nothing exceptional, but it's solid and is probably the best version they've played since the song's debut. Most of the rest of the set is standard, save for a TIGHT Donna Lee, a noteworthy second-ever performance of Tweezer, a Cavern with the original, horrible lyrics, and some more great clav work sprinkled into some of the songs.

At any rate, this show was a much more entertaining listen than the first Colorado show, and I'm definitely looking forward to see where the momentum takes them for the rest of the "tour". Going with 3.5/5 stars tonight.
, attached to 1990-04-05

Review by thelot

thelot Low Gen. SBD source available for this show. However, there’s not much of the room mixed in, so the recording does come off sounding a little flat.

Possum, Ya Mar open things up. Cool Bonanza tease in Ya Mar. Trey continues the Bonanza teasing during Bowie’s hi-hat hijinx. Rocking Bowie but overall a pretty straightforward version. Before Oh Kee Pah Trey mentions that Al from The Samples let Page borrow his clavinet for this gig! Suzy benefits from this new toy, sounding more like something we’ll hear in the not so distant future. Solid version of YEM with the addition of the clavinet. Great interplay in the jam section. Unfortunately, there’s a pretty harsh tape flip during the B&D section. It picks back up towards the end of a trippy vocal jam. Nice transition into Lizards out of the VJ! Fire wraps up a pretty good first half.

A nice Reba starts off Set 2. Jesus Left features Dan Mosebee on harmonica. He’s no Popper but he’s pretty good. There’s a tape flip after Bag. The beginning of Donna Lee is cut. The second recorded version of Tweezer is up next. Huge upgrade from the version heard in Granville. Trey again introduces it as Tweezer So Cold. Page busts out the Clavinet again for Cavern. I’m surprised he didn’t use it during Tweezer! Cavern’s ending was a little stronger than Granville and still has “Penile Erector” instead of “Picture of Nectar”. The intro of Mike’s has Page on the Clavinet. Blissful Groove! Cool Twilight Zone tease from Page prior to Fishman mentioning that he has a new vacuum before Brain. Page uses the Clavinet again during the jam in Contact. Golgi wraps up a pretty good show. Afterwards, Page says “we’ll see you at the Boulder Theatre”
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