By giggler (Joangroupie) (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 04:17 am: Edit Post
this show was top knotch high energy music...
Thanks alot and cant wait for some more......
Let It Ride
Wheels On Fire
New Speedway Boogie
Im Soo Gone
Into the wind??
Golden Rd Reprise
E: Box Of Rain
By Philathon '07 (The11jam) (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 04:20 am: Edit Post
hundreds of teases during the viola jams.
scarlet(again), golden road(again), lovelight, dark star..
they threw it at us hard tonight, yah!
By G.Dadski (Binlajolla) (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 04:39 am: Edit Post
Sounds like maybe it was the real opening day Cali shows were spring training
By Michelle (Culinaire) (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 04:58 am: Edit Post
it was the whole golden road, not just the reprise
hope your knee is better ro-j
Was on the rail last night. I thought it was very good. Definitely exceeded my expectations. I didn't know what I'd think of Greene after reading the Greek reviews, but I think he is a nice addition to the band. He plays with a lot of enthusiasm. Nice watching him get after it on New Speedway and Loose Lucy. My only complaint is I think the band needs a Les Paul. I'm not a musician, so maybe I'm off base here, but the two Fenders, well, I guess mainly Greene's Telecaster, don't produce the sound I think Phil's band needs. Telecasters have that metallic sound and the music could use a fatter sound. He did play what I think was a hollow body Gibson from Viola2->Viola3, and that changed the sound up some. Larry, FWIW, was on his Strat the entire night. Except for Bird Song when he played pedal steel for most of the song. I was stage right, directly in front of Steve (Is it Molitz?), so maybe my position played into that. In any case, that is my layperson's take.
I'm SO Gone is a great Jackie tune
Mean Mr. Mustard! Nice, I was just listening to some Beatles yesterday & it hit me that this band could absolutely tear up some 64-66 Beatles, like I Feel Fine, Daytripper, If I Needed Someone. They should go really big & just do the entire Abbey Road medley! Now that would be something, it really would be something
speaking of the Beatles, at the Greek Jackie also played a Epiphone (or knockoff) similar to the one Lennon played (was it a Casino?)
FWIW, Larry Campbell played a Les Paul at the Independent show.
Show review from what's left of my smoking crater brain, listening to bear creek and feeling the nice mountain air.
oops, no,they will actually play a song, it looks like:
FOTD opener....hmmm, OK.
Let it Ride. nice surprise, nicely done, jammed it out the way maybe it deserved to be 2 years ago. Nice.
Wheels on Fire. Let Larry Sing time. another nice tune. On this tune and Let it Ride the band is turning up the energy to feel the power, then shutting it down pretty quick, felt like they were dialing in the crowd energy.
New Speedway: LOTS of Crowd energy, powerful band energy. The Darkness GOT TO GIVE.
I'm so gone....I was pretty gone for this, I think...phunfactor and the Utah boys liked this one a lot, my brain was so gone.
Mr.Mustard: My brain was still missing, I have no real memory of it at all.
Cosmic Charlie brought me back to reality and memory...very nicely done, I suppose.
First set summary: Band toying with audience energy, letting us feel the beast at times, but not for extended jam out very often...clear sense of turning it loose for the second set.
Scarlet...controlled energy to begin, not as raucous as many Q scarlets...probably a bit looser...but the energy picks up steam all during it....
> jam> (gotta serve somebody jam?)> energy continuing to buld and the crowd is dancing at a high level of energy as larry is wailing.
Fire: Larry Shredding...
Time out to Thank John Molo for being the monster he is. WHITE CLOUD. (sure wish he could kjeep a beat, though)LOL.
I love dancing to Phil & Molo.
Birdong: amorphous and much looser feel...nice to hear pedal steel....nice change of pace after the monster scarlet>jam>fire.
Into the wind: (???) smoking crater of my brain does not allow me to remember much about this one, sorry. No help from my traveling crew either.
OK, now, here we go, red meat coming up:
GOLDEN ROAD: crowd energy picks up to all night high. We sense epicness coming...the band delivers:
Golden road> PAUSE ...oh no, where's big V?
(Pregnant Pause and then)
VIOLA LEE SANDWICH.
What more do you need to know?
The Violas, well, the perfect Phil song.
Loose Lucy filling? interesting.
Alabama getaway secound course? WOW.
Box encore: I stayed for it, so it must have been good. As good as it needed to be.
Special Thanks to the Jerry Doll behind Jackie.
(Never did see gumbi?)
Cheers to y'all, see you at the Rocks!
All i can say is THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO BITCHED ABOUT A LACK OF SOLID GUITAR WORK,..... seems like were gonna get ROCKED in the first set, then psychadellisized in the second this tour!!!!!
FOTD,.....solid start and heavy on the guitars, typical mushy vocls for the PHILMORE again(the only UGH of the shows)
LET IT RIDE,....NOW lets see the new FRIENDS play ROCK AND ROLL>
WHEELS on FIRE, .... and so were the guitars very out front, nice work by both Jackie and Larry..... took the crowd a few to figure out what they were listening to,.....made a lot of hard cores smile, smile, smile though !!!!
NEW SPEEDWAY, very high energy and brought the crowd back in a major way (read RAUCUS SING ALONG TIME) nice work by Phil on the vocals in the third refain as well, and i don't even think most folks were expecting it with the force Jackie was bringing to the mike!
I'M SOOO GONE,.... this is a new one for me and it was solid as far as the fret work went for Larry, hey the man CAN play,.....prehaps a little layed back in his approach but who really wants another George McConnel impersionator to play leads with the FRIENDS,....once again we know we were in for some new fangled ROCK AND ROLL
MEAN MR. MUSTARD,.....yes it was as WIERD as it seems like it would be, snapped the chatting at a cocktail party folks right back to reality-HEY WERE AT A PHIL SHOW!!! it was really nice to see jackie using most of his toys early by this point he had grabbed three different guitars and sat in on the keyboard as well,.... standing at my post ( PHILSIDE infront of the soundboard ) as usual i tried to play where is GUMBY but to no reward,.... OK, i give where was that little fucker????? the lights were kind of absent/weak to start the show but by now we were getting quite the blend of colors flowing from the stage monitors AND the light cans!!
COSMIC CHARLIE,.... PHIL DOES IT AGAIN!!! how do you crush an opening that moves that slowly??? Just ask the master and he will show you,.....by the time we were shuffling along the avenue the place was ready to explode with dance energy, at least upfront where we were ( Looking back to the door area there was still a milling around look to the crowd and there was still floor space to boot, but hey this is the PHILMORE right so no chance were not going to get crowd crushed eventually right ????) generally a very happening first set IMHO,..... but i have to chime in to the Neg here only 1 hour for the first set seemed crule to this oldschooler, especially when it was followed up by an hour and five minute set break ( i swear we saw Jackie shake the jerry doll at the crowd at the 45 minute mark but no love for another 20 minutes, oh and now it felt like i was at a PHILLMORE show the crowd was starting to assume they were comming back very soon so the crush to the front started a full half of an hour BEFORE the boys got back up there,......HEY NEWS FLASH you are an ASSHAT if you NEED another cigarette inside the building to pass the last half hour of the break when you have sooo many nice people around you to talk to about the first set, try that next time instead will ya!
SECOND SET REVIEW TO FOLLOW I NEED TO CATCH MY BREATH!!!!
Was on the floor about 5 feet from the stage; Molo dead center eyeball to eyeball. Molo was literally smokin the entire show... I also kept an open mind after reading the Greek review... the first set was a bit slow but a really nice Mean Mr. Mustard and then the set closer with Cosmic Charlie. Jackie really does look about 17 up there. I got the feeling we were in for a much more intense 2nd set and they really took their time getting back out. It seemed like an eternity standing and waiting in the heat of the Fillmore floor. Being that close to the stage it was hard to hear any keys out of Molitz at all and the vocals were also light from up front. I actually moved to the back toward the end of the 2nd set and the sound was better there IMO.
The 2nd set was a constant build of great energy and sound. Scarlet>Fire was nice with a lighter Birdsong. The transitioning was a bit clumpy but these guys will get better there no doubt. Golden Road>Viola>Loose Lucy>Viola was really sweet with some powerful jamming. I was feeling it for sure. The Alabama was a nice surprise for me and they jammed hard & sweet through that.
I'm really looking forward to the Rocks tonight. I think this group has great potential. Campbell IMO is a beast and just shreds. He & Greene also have a real vibe going on and they're continuing to feel & feed off one another.
Thanks for the posts and here's to another incredible Red Rocks experience tonight!
Three shows under my belt so far and the recurring theme is this band is FUN, FUN, FUN.
yep all the above and more :-) the Lucy jams seemed epic !
This was my second phil lesh show ever and first with jackie greene. I had a sensational experience at the fillmore. it was such good vibes with fillmore and phil because it feels sometimes as if jerry and the gang are up the jamming away. sick songs: Box of rain (encore), scarlet begonias, fire on the mountain, and spots of time.