Review by Pookells, posted 22 October 2012 8:04 pm EDT, attached to 2008-10-23

Wow, where do I start with this show? I wasn't actually at this one, but I bought this one a couple of months ago, and I'm here to tell you that this EASILY an all-time top 3 UM show!

The show kicks off with some hip-hop on the PA (I'm not hip to hip-hop so I couldn't even begin to tell what was being played over the PA) that gets warped sounding, almost as if Pink Floyd's Ummagumma got mixed into the PA, and then segues into Eat. The minute or so long intro of Eat segues into a 15 minute Bottom Half and seguing back into Eat. Next comes an excellent version of Example 1. Tribute is hands down the funkiest Tribute I've ever heard, but then again the theme of set 1 is pretty much spaced-out heavy funk. Really tripped out stuff in this first set.

The 2nd set kicks off with a 32 minute Crooked, and holy smokes, is it fantastic! The setlist only notes a Paint It Black tease, which occurs towards the end, but the epic jam in here is pretty much metal. In this jam is War Pigs and riffs that sound like what was the origins of "The Devil's In The Details" from the OHMphrey CD, Posthaste. This is the best Crooked that these ears have heard! Next comes Intentions, which again has a nice long jam to it as well. They close Set 2 with Kitchen and Mullet, which are also outstanding. Plus, it's a 4 song 2nd set, and you can't complain about that.

The encore is nice, too - a Synco sandwich with a Hey 19 filling. Hey 19 is one of my fave covers that UM performs and I love Synco anyways, so the encore was pure WIN.

If you haven't heard this show, then drop what you're doing and get this show ASAP! Trust me, you won't regret it at all. Can't say enough good about this show. Seriously.

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