Ratdog Live at 4th & B on 2003-02-08
- Live concert
II: Blackbird > Friend of the Devil > Black-Throated Wind > Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Jam > Born Cross-Eyed > She Says > Two Djinn > Corrina > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower
E: One More Saturday Night
Only "Born Cross-Eyed"
- 2004-09-09 12:15:25
- San Diego, CA
- SBD > DAT > CDR > WAV > SHN
- 4th & B
Subject: Great 'Dog show
I love the jazziness of the jams that Ratdog does and thats what makes me such a fan.
Barraco does a nice job on bass here until Sylvester steps into that role.
I've been missing the Dog lately so hopefully Bobby will get bored of playing with some nerd singing in a fake ass Jerry voice and will get back on the road with Ratdog and leave Furthur for good.
A top notch EYES!!
Subject: good show
Subject: Awkward Jazzish Adult Contemporary Dead With...
Attending a Ratdog show is always a great time because of the collective...the great unified spirit. However, on tape, the easy-going, juke-bar band roots stifle my own vivacity. (There's little spite/anger in this "Big Boss Man") Furthermore, although the band is proudly loose with their adaptations, there's little of the reckless, let it bleed attitude that epitomized the finest of Dead shows, and even exists within Phil Lesh & Friends.
That's not to say that those looking for a pleasant concert to listen to won't enjoy this show. It's a pretty good one.
'Stranger' comes together quite nicely, almost intense... "Eyes" is lovely hammock music... "Friend"'s wary-resigned folky origins are enhanced by the nice plucking. "BT Wind" nicely coalesces -tho I would like to hear more Hornsby like piano.
The 2nd half of the 2nd set really didn't do 'it' for me. "Help" sounded blah. There was too much busyness in "Corrina" for me to slinkily dance to. "Franklin's" was like Jimmy Buffet-Dead, too chill... Finally, (ironically enough) the arrangement to 'Saturday Night' is far too controlled to go crazy, (despite the proper amount of noise and mood.)
Not a bad show... just nothing ear-splitting or life-altering... Sound quality worked for me.
Subject: ROCKIN' THE NIGHT AWAY
Subject: Rob Barraco on BASS!
As for the show, the Help thru Franklin's is supreme. Bob Weir obviously illicits some of the most heated arguments in Deadland, but this show and really, this whole tour should lay alot of that to rest. A real tight band, and Bob's singing has mellowed fine with the years.
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