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Which ia better 87 or 88

 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:55 pm    Post subject: Which ia better 87 or 88 Reply with quote

To me the boys came out 1987!and just went crazy. Younlisten to thebahowsbfrom 1987 and they were just full of energy. Whonknows....I know I'm touching on a sore subject but maybe with the airplay and top ten of touch of grey the boys felt that they had something to prove. Maybe that is not what I'm trying to say. Maybe what I am trying to say is that theybcame out of fire because they werevreinvigorated.
Then 1988 rolled around and it seemed like a much more mellow tour. I know that for me the drms/space was alawys were i went to take a piss orb grab a soda and in 1988 i always atayedb for the drums/space. I found them trippy aa all. Anyway gettingbback to my point. The boys still came out on fire but I'm not sure if was aa good aa 87 or not. So I'm looking for some opinions here.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

88

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

87 for sure. Not a whole lot of jamming but more interesting setlists, more energized, tighter playing.
I find 88 to be inconsistent and predictable. The Feb and March Oakland shows were pretty damn lame for the most part, the Spring tour started out promisingly but kind of got bogged down in the middle. The June/early July tour did not really get rolling until the last 4 shows. One of those Alpine shows is just wretched. Greeks and Laguna Seca were all fine shows, but then they played 2 crappers in Eugene and Tacoma. The Fall tour had some good shows, but very few standouts. New Years run was nothing to write home about either. Also during late 88, the drummers were often out of synch and "leaden".

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard to say which is better, depends what you are looking for I guess...

87 has awesome, back to the basics, very little actual jamming in the shows... 88 started to experiment again with more psychedelic themes, jams, etc...

In the end, they are a tie, 87 may have a slight edge. If I had to pick the best show from a year though, it would be from 88... 88 was just very hit or miss it seems, as a result of the experimentation I guess...

P.S. Try to keep focused questions/comments in the correct forum here... for example, this was moved to the Brent Era, because it is only with the Brent area. You probably noticed those areas are mainly reviews, but it is not limited to reviews.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:07 am    Post subject: 88 Reply with quote

Without a doubt, 1988.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duderino wrote:
87 for sure. Not a whole lot of jamming but more interesting setlists, more energized, tighter playing.
I find 88 to be inconsistent and predictable. The Feb and March Oakland shows were pretty damn lame for the most part, the Spring tour started out promisingly but kind of got bogged down in the middle. The June/early July tour did not really get rolling until the last 4 shows. One of those Alpine shows is just wretched. Greeks and Laguna Seca were all fine shows, but then they played 2 crappers in Eugene and Tacoma. The Fall tour had some good shows, but very few standouts. New Years run was nothing to write home about either. Also during late 88, the drummers were often out of synch and "leaden".


This is a pretty good evaluation of '88. For a long time I thought '88 was better than '87. There are a lot of great shows in '88, but my opinion came mostly from A) I saw a lot more shows in '88 than '87, and B) I wasn't all that familiar with the '87 material. '88 was beefier, but with the beef came a good deal of flab.

'87, I've discovered, has very appealing high-energy as well as crispness and drive. There are plenty of bogus shows in both years, but the '87 shows that are hot rock harder than the '88 shows.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

88. The shows I saw in 88 were far superior to the ones I saw in 87. Hampton in the Spring....The Greek and Laguna in the summer. The MSG run in the Fall and a very solid New Years run all were fun and for the most part well played. ( We won't talk about the Blackbird Massacre at the Greek) Also some new songs emerged. It was also one of Brent's best years!
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