10-29-88 Hood -- Goddard College, Plainfield, VT
Subject: *You Can Feel Scared About 10/31/88

Date: Sat, 8 Feb 1997 18:07:45 -0500 (EST)
From: zachary.[...]@yale.edu (Zachary [...]) Why scared? Because it's Halloween! Boo! Alright, I know it's lame but Benjy's so goddamn clever with his reviews that I wish I could compete :-) I'd like to say thanks to everyone who been e-mailing me with suggestions, advice, or tape offers. I'd like to encourage anyone who likes or dislikes particular parts of my reviews to let me know. On to this scary Harry...
10/29/88 -- Goddard College, Plainfield, VT This is a fun tape. I especially like Time Loves a Hero. There's a costume contest at the end of the show and after they present everyone to the audience, they give booby prizes to the Tire, Col. Forbin, and Tela. The Tire gets a tee-shirt, Col. Forbin gets a date with Fish, and Tela gets... another date with Fish! Umm, I think I'll take what's behind Door #2... ;-) Then there's a scream-off to determine the winner between the Lizard and Harry Hood. The crowd is definitely psyched for Harry (they had been chanting for him when he was presented earlier) so Harry wins hands down. They then proceed to play Harry. I have to insert here, that this tape set me up for disappointment at Halloween '94. I was SURE that when the girl wearing the Harry Hood costume won the costume contest, they would play Harry. What a sick end to the most incredible show I've ever seen _that_ would have been! Granted the Squirming Coil wasn't bad, but how could they not play the song of the costume that won? Oh well, I really can't complain about THAT show... One last note, Mike and Page and Fish are playing a pretty funky Harry intro. while Trey is announcing the booby prizes, but because it stops and starts a couple of times, I'm not going to include that in the timing. If I did, that would make this the longest intro. ever, and maybe one of the longest versions period. So, my timing starts after Trey announces that all of the costume finalists (and maybe even the Makisupa Policeman) would make it on the album cover (Junta). Look and you will find them there... I think. I'm too lazy to go check right now... especially when I have a Harry to review :-) 0:00 - Page is active in this intro! 0:16 - Note sustained from Trey, soloing over it by Page. 0:25 - All Page. 0:45 - Page climbing the scales, Trey fucking around. 0:58 - Odd tempo from Trey and Page, leading into... 1:10 - Harry verse. Wow, that was a _short_ intro. Maybe I should have included the part while Trey was talking ;-) I guess _they_ considered it part of this version. 1:42 - Composed section. More nice work from Page. Definitely more Page than in any Harry I've heard before this one. Not as much Mike though, so far. 3:50 - Slight flub from Trey, I think he was intimidated by Page's playing in this version ;-) 4:10 - Heavy metal Mr. Minor. Trey's tone actually justifies the heavy metal description this time. 4:50 - ...Thank you Mr. Hoooood. Trey gives a little feedback during this last line. 5:00 - Jam section. 5:20 - Trey jumps right in here playing that oh-so-familiar Harry jam theme that I mentioned in my last review at around 5:45. From now on I'm going to call this: Milk From The Carton. ;-) Seriously, I think I'll call it that, as long as Benjy doesn't think I'm making fun of him. We did go to elementary school together, so I think he'll understand. :-) You might want to listen to a Harry that I've reviewed in order to hear what Milk From The Carton sounds like. I didn't even realize that Trey used a similar jam theme in Harrys until I started these reviews, so I'd be surprised if you knew what I'm talking about. So, to hear the newly dubbed Milk From The Carton, either check out around 5:45 of this version, around 10:30 in 8/21/87 (I didn't mention it in that review because I didn't realize it was an oft played "theme"), or around 11:30 in 8/29/87. That is, if you care ;-) 6:20 - Nice soloing low on the 'doc from Trey. Fishman has got a really fast rhythm going on the hi-hat. 6:45 - Trey's starting to build... 7:00 - Trey's dominating this one and it sounds GREAT! Page is playing underneath him, but not _jamming_. Mike is mainly supporting here, as usual. 7:30 - Allmans-esque soloing from Trey. Very cool. I like it. 7:45 - A slight tension build from Trey and then RELEASE at 7:50. Now Trey is soaring! Majestic. 8:10 - Trey's teasing the final run into "You can feel good" but definitely not playing it. 8:36 - YES! Release! Trey's a rock star! He's playing a machine-gun solo high on the 'doc. This is truly another gear here! The first Harry to reach this gear too. Really the "gear" is mainly Trey (hell, Harry jams at his point are mainly Trey), but for some reason he hadn't busted it out to this point that I've heard. 9:00 - Bowie-esque fifths. Hot, hot, hot. Trey is playing so goddamn fast! 9:18 - More than a tease of the You Can Feel Good theme, but they don't go into the ending. Trey continues to wail! I love this jam! 9:55 - Can Trey play any higher? 10:08 - Going into the final verse, but Trey is still playing HARD... 10:24 - You can feel good... I FEEL GOOD! Damn right I do. Total time = 10:52 Grade: C+/B-. As you can tell, I LOVE this jam section. Trey is definitely soloing harder than in the ALO version, but I rate it below because there's less from the other band members, the intro. isn't nearly as cool, and there's no false ending. If you're into great machine gun Trey (as I am) get this version! One note about my grading, I have a feeling I may be grading a little low, but because I'm starting from the beginning and working forward, I think it only makes sense to leave room for the Harrys to improve. I may do some regrading after I've got a bunch of these under my belt and I've gained some Harry perspective. Thanks for tuning in... Zach
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