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Carousel Ballroom
San Francisco, California

Lovelight starts the show and is filled with elemental, sparse, totally righteous jamming. After the tune, there is some hilarious stage banter from the boys who were clearly enjoying themselves. After that, a short, early Dark Star - the first live one that is on Archive - comes out, luscious and nearly wholesome through early portions before it gets deep and rapturous in its short, five-minute spell. The first China Cat follows; the vocals are oddly delivered, but the runs are familiarly smoking though incipent. The China Cat spills right into the first Eleven, which is full of straight speed-racing, insane jams. From there, a short Feedback jam takes it into a cool and noir-ish New Potato Caboose. Reminiscent of a...