Welcome to In The Present Tense!------------------------------Celebrating 20 Years of Pearl Jam

Monday, November 19, 2007

More No Code and some U2 Support!

Two updates this morning. First a little show from 1993 in Verona, Italy in which the boys were supporting U2! I know, I know... U2 should be supporting Pearl Jam but hey U2 isn't that bad! Cool little show. Check it out in the 1993 bootleg section!

Also added, to the 1996 bootleg section, is another show from the fantastic No Code tour!! If oyu haven't downloaded anyof the No Code shows yet do yourself a favor and get on with it!! That's it for now. More shows on the way soon. As always... enjoy the music. That's what this little place is all about. Peace.

Show notes from Two Feet Thick:
10/01/96 - Marine Midland Arena: Buffalo, NY [120m]
attendance: 21,000
support act: The Fastbacks
set: Oceans, Last Exit, Hail Hail, Spin the Black Circle, Animal, Tremor Christ, In My Tree, Corduroy, Lukin, Better Man/(Save it for Later), Not for You, State of Love and Trust, Rats, Jeremy, Off He Goes, Footsteps, Whipping, Immortality, Alive, Porch
enc: Even Flow, Daughter, Blood/(Heaven)/(Fame), Present Tense, Yellow Ledbetter

notes: 'Oceans' hasn't opened a show since the final show of 1995. 'Rats' is started, paused (Ed notes, "OK, we haven't done this one for a while and we're gonna do it right") and the song is picked up again. Lyrical changes to 'Rats' include "drag the bones of the Grateful Dead." After a lyric flub at the start of 'Off He Goes,' Ed modifies the lyrics to "... I should relax." By request, 'Footsteps' is played for the first time this tour. A climactic 'Immortality' makes the smooth transition into 'Alive.' After a problematic 'Porch,' the song is restarted ... with Ed apologizing and saying he has a lot on his mind with the elections and all. During the 'Porch' jam, Ed pulls a kid up on stage who is wearing an old Who shirt and swaps shirts with him. The kid stage dives into the crowd but the shirt is instantly ripped off him by the audience. PJ immediately return after 'Porch,' with Ed commenting about a sign in the crowd reading "Don't delay" and launching into a version of 'Even Flow' with a cool jam. 'Blood' includes a handful of lines from 'Heaven' by the Talking Heads prior to the 'Fame' reference. A request that the crowd "listen to the words" is the lead in to a lovely 'Present Tense.' Great connection between PJ and the audience at this show.


jjwst11 said...

I actually have a piece of Eddie's Shirt from this show in a box with my PJ VHS! THe kid landed right on top of me!! I have hundreds of shows on DAT and Tape and I am just getting around to digital copies to preserve (wife and 2 kids slows down your PJ Progress). I have the Buffalo show (my 2nd PJ show ever) on DAT but never get to listen to it. I am downloading the FLAC from your site now... Keep up the posts - especially 1996 and earlier! Thanks!

BrainofAJW said...

Hey man thanks for the feedback! Glad you found a few things you were looking for. Lucky you to have been at some of these shows back in the day! I have a wife and one daughter so I know what you mean :) I squeeze my PJ in whenever I possible.

Plenty more to come...stay tuned :)

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