Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:02 pm Post subject: 6/8/92 - a nice little dark star
I don't want to review this entire show. It's a good one. It's worth your time. But you can sort of guess how it sounds. I just want to point out the really tasty part that begins about mid-way through Corrina and continues through the end of the show. I find myself coming back to this a lot for whatever reason.
Feel Like A Stranger, Loser, Little Red Rooster, So Many Roads, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, Black Throated Wind, Don't Ease Me In China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Crazy Fingers-> Corinna-> Jam-> Drums-> Jam-> Dark Star-> The Last Time-> Stella Blue-> Sugar Magnolia, E: U.S. Blues
I should say that I was at this show. So by the time we got to Corrina I was a bit underwhelmed. Stranger was nice. I love the Jerry selections of Loser and Don't Ease -- classic Jerry. SMR is a little dour for my taste, but nice enough. China -> Rider is really strong. Not the best that I ever saw, but up-tempo and tight. I like Crazy Fingers more than most people, but I'd seen so many by then... then Corrina came along and it just seemed like things were suddenly going downhill.
Corrina starts okay. I like the groove, but I really dislike the vocals, the keys, the cheesy bridge... ugh.. They kind of ruin it for me. The only thing I like about it is Jerry's back-up vocals. But somewhere in the middle of Corrina, Jerry says screw it, I'm gonna give this crowd what they paid for. He gets all blue-grassy and takes the entire band up over a hill and ends up in this nifty little pre-drums jam/fadeout. Deadbase says MLB jam; Archive.org says Dear Prudence jam. I think that's because of Vince's contribution near the end, which sounds rather Beatles-esque. It doesn't sound exactly like either one to me, but it's so, so nice.. if a little brief.
I like to listen to the drums/space on this one, as with any post-D/S Dark Star. Which brings us to Dark Star. I don't think anyone was expecting it. I certainly didn't. I guess Jerry felt like he'd dignified Corrina enough with his little MLB jam that it was okay to lead off Set 2, Part 2 with Dark Star. This one clocks in at a little under 9 minutes, but they pack a lot of jazzy, tweaky fun into it. Jerry's jam is focused, as he leads the way through this one. Vince actually sounds really nice on the organ. Jerry's soloing really sings. This is the only time I ever heard a Dark Star with vocals, and it's only the first verse, but this was a really special show for me if only for that reason.
Dark Star drops into "Last Time" a little too early, but I guess Bob was getting impatient. Rest of the set is really good too. Great Stella. U.S. Blues seals up what was, in the end, a pretty hot show!
That's all I gots to say about it. I hear that the Dark Star was finished across two subsequent shows. I'm going to seek those out and have a listen.
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Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:06 pm Post subject:
It was finished at 6/22/92, right?
And didn't they play a full one between the two dates of the half Stars?
This is one of the few 92 shows that I am good on, definitely should be listened to if you haven't already folks.
Swami told me about this one many moons ago. He may have been there, I didn't know the GD past the Touch of Grey video at this point of my life .
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Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:32 pm Post subject: Richfield
06-08-92 is my favorite show if the year - it smokes from start to finish. Phil certainly rules, and it's one of Vince's finest performances.
Best 1992 show and one of the best shows of the 90s. Dark Star is nice out of Space, and the Corrina-MLB Jam before Drumz is even better. I am proud to love Corrina - and don't feel the need to justify it. Corrina is a great song.
One more thing - this show ain't just about the 2nd Set. Set 1 is amazing with standout versions of Stranger, Loser, and B.T. Wind.
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Bumping this... My opinion of this show grows with each and every listening. The first set really is where it's at. Great start with Stranger. Goosebumps on Jerry's solo in Loser. A surprisingly good Rooster (Vince!). A top-five version of SMR, and one of my favorite Tom Thumb's. Much better than it looks on paper. This show will make you believe in '92!
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