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#142611 2 years ago

What a different fun show this was. The first note was the LOUD chord and voice “WELL THE JOINT WAS JUMPING”! And the first verse everyone knew we were in for a treat BUT no one knew exactly what kind of treat. You can treat Chuck Berrys Around and Around anyway you want, but this once a tour song (7th time ever) is always great to see and as a set opener at the Beacon? Get out of here… NEVER been an opener. Bobby slowed it up a bit before the end and JK hit the notes into a Mississippi 1/2 step - long jamb with Phil strangely hitting ever note of the crazy finger intro Then slammed into a heavy bass Cold Rain & Snow. Phil has never sounded better here – ever.

Then Bobby started hitting notes for desolation row... then shakes himself off and said into the mike to the audience something like “ this next one will be familiar but different.” They started a funky filled, lyric changed up AND both Bobby and JK sang NEW AND different verses of Don't Ease ME IN. During this instance Bobby flubbed a verse and JK stepped in – after this moment johns sang a verse while bobby saying the chorus again, then JK took verse 2 from bobby and bobby looked over to JK and JK just shrugged his shoulder like – “Dude, what are we supposed to do??” Phil was solid as can be here keeping the whole thing together.

Then Bobby does the craziest version of Desolation Row of ALL times. Now this was a FIRST EVER for this carnation of Further and Bob’s Rat Dog hasn’t played in a while on tour away from home base in a while. Anyways, Phil starts off the song with both hands at his side, then one hand on his hip, then shaking his head no – and putting his arm extended to the amp like I am just hanging out finding my spot. That spot never came – so what does he do?? He takes his pick and starts running it up and down the bass strings creating a screech that had the dogs in the streets of New York barking and howling in delight. It was NUTTS!! Then he just starts jamming demanding the temp drive – and after Bob sang a couple new verses, mixed old verses, and hit a few marks somewhere in between it was over. Nothing but pure AWESOME for BOB fans – and not so much for everyone else… Anyways then Phil leaves his spot into Bobs domain and says, “what the fuck was that?” and Bob replies my fucking teleprompter was all screwed up – Phil says that was more than a bad teleprompter – look it works as he points to it and Bob just shrugs his shoulders. Take a look at the pictures I got from this exchange. Crazy FUN!

Ship of fools was launched. Now this is only the 5th time ever playing this song with these guys and most of the time sung by a guest…Last time over 1 year ago in NYC with Elvis Costello on vocals. I have been waiting for a live showing from JK of this song AND this version was a crazy reggae tempo one. I mean some people called it Jazz – I called it Reggae.

Mexicali blues was nice with Bobby still being pushed a bit… Then another surprise. Wednesday I called this as an encore before they changed it up on us big time for The Weight. Touch of grey - Phil dropping bombs and smiles Bobby left - no be right back....

Also, Bobby was not sporting his bi-vocals on his shirt color and its nice to see he bought some new shirts for the tour ☺ . I love you Bobby – lets get together and work on a daily regime to stay healthy. I will be your personal trainer.

How about the new jazzy backdoor Jack Straw to open set 2. The a surprise with a bobby back-to-back Hell in a Bucket! Bob was all over the lyrics here and Bucket took very strange flow. Phil kind of looked a little bothered. Then JK hit a pretty sweet Althea – VERY hot with JC and JK both on top - Phil still dropping the bombs. The middle of the set was awesome with Phil leading the pace and China Cat>Uncle Johns band (Phil pushing hard on this one including ALL THE vocal verses).

Thought I heard the note of Death Don’t Have no Mercy and JK plays a RIVITING China Doll. Here is where the backup singers (some like me with they were in the front of the stage!!) Sunshine and Jeff P really add the X Y and Z Factor to this group!

Then JK does the Phil and Friends No More Do I, I did LOVE it! And PHIL DROPS the big, big, big bomb for PASSENGER…. Now I thought Passenger was starting when BUCKET was played – so not much of a surprise here. Then an awesome jam – I mean awesome rider. John and Phil were off the hook.

SUGAREE was a great encore. Now let me add something else…..

The SET LIST did NOT have Desolation Rose. It had MEMPHIS BLUES!! (Another RARITY only played 3 times – not in 2 ½ years)

Maybe that’s why Phil was so disturbed. Thank goodness he kept the rhythm and bass thundering.
Last Edit: 2 years ago by Cooper.
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#142621 2 years ago
Think you for the review. You painted a great picture for me. Pictures turned out great. I now look forward to all your reviews. Have fun tomorrow.
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Re: Coopers Review inside 10 and Pics - Wang Thu 4 Apr

#142632 2 years ago
Awesome review! Wonderful pictures! And great seats! Can I go to a show with you one day?!

Thanks for taking the time to give a review and pictures! Enjoy the tour! And I got the setlist game going with your previous rules. Come and join the fun!
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Re: Coopers Review inside 10 and Pics - Wang Thu 4 Apr

#142780 2 years ago
Nice review! Look forward to more.
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Re: Coopers Review inside 10 and Pics - Wang Thu 4 Apr

#143379 2 years ago
Updated night 2 on top of thread. Will do this on every night of tour - to keep same thread going....
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#143388 2 years ago
Cooper... you rock!!! thanks for all you do.
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#143897 2 years ago
Hey YA AL, I posted 111 pictures - take a look. TIme for bed. NIGHT!

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#143898 2 years ago
Cooper wrote:
Hey YA AL, I posted 111 pictures - take a look. TIme for bed. NIGHT!


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#143948 2 years ago
thanks for thereviews BTW are you formly tyler terrapin?
If i told ya all that went down,it would burn off both your ears
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#143951 2 years ago
Thanks for the reviews, you write good.

I went to the CT show last night, my wife and I got to the venue a little later than I'd like, but it was great timing, got one of the last parking spots headed in and to our seats, the show started shortly. The Oakdale is a great venue, the security people were actually friendly to us(!) wished us a Happy Easter on the way out. Inside they let anyone do pretty much whatever they wanted. Crowd was nice and friendly, a few screamers near us but so what. They should have booked a multi night run at The Oakdale!! Woke up early and split to get home for the family Easter happenings. Life is good.

You described the show well, the highlight for me was The Terrapin Suite, cant describe other than it was awesome, would never think that I'd see it performed live ever. Now if I could only catch an Unbroken Chain at the Beacon....
These are the good old days!!
Last Edit: 2 years ago by BillyDeLion.
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