From: Charlie Dirksen
11/24/90 Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY (Rvwd 4/95) I should
probably announce that my copy of this show is rather poor, thus, my review
of this Mike'S undoubtedly does not do it justice. With that said, this
is a very curious show. Trey's parents were in attendance, and, well, it
is too bad that Trey was not at his best. I heard many sloppy mistakes
all over the place (you thought 9/13/90 was bad..). The Divided is effectively
ruined by too many mistakes (from Trey, but sometimes from the others as
well). It is still a funny show.. in that the Good Times Bad Times sounds
as if it was DELIBERATELY f&cked up in the beginning, and then, dropped
(that's right.. they just dropped it, after several glaring f*ckups and
laughter from Trey..). It was "pathetic," as Trey put it.. but amusing.
I really like the Possum at this show, though.. all those Manteca teases!
MikeS is very ominous.. not especially perky or engaging. Kinda drags.
It is the standard 6 minutes. The H2 is fine. Weekapaug is very good, and
towards the end, gets extremely good, when Trey gets a clue and begins
wailing with awe-inspiring control. Unfortunately, he seems pretty lost
up until this point. The others are there, but in the background.. Mike,
Fish, and Page just maintain the groove (which, upon reflection, is usually
the case... outside of Mike's opening solo.. are there any versions of
Weekapaug that have a drum solo from Fish? I don't have any..). Timing
is around 15 mins for the whole Mike's Groove.. C- rating.