What Time Is It?
Nice Talking To Me
Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
Off My Line
Jimmy Olsen’s Blues
Can’t Kick The Habit
Big Fat Funky Booty >
How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Could Have Me)?
– Milford Oyster Festival
– showtime: 4:15 to 5:45 pm.
Download or stream this show here:
https://archive.org/details/spins2006-08-19.flac16 (full show)
https://archive.org/details/spin2006-08-19.flac16 (incomplete show)
Review (by rebog, originally posted on the Spins message boad): “I just got back from the Milford CT Oyster Festival show. This is my fourth time seeing the Spins. It isn´t the best show I´ve seen (but not the worst either). The sound was what you´d expect from an outdoor show (sucky), and I think that affected my overall enjoyment. The jams, however, were great. Most all other shows I was at were very song oriented without much deviation. I thought that Lady Kerosine in particular was a great rendition.”
Review (by SpunOut, originally posted on the Spins message board): “There was a substantial crowd in the field waiting for the show to start (15 minutes to showtime at this point). All the typical singles, married folks (many with todlers on their shoulders), and many who looked much older than me. WPLR-FM (99.1) of New Haven, a great rock station, sponsored the event (no broadcast). The Spins intro was very upbeat. The WPLR personality asked the crowd if this was their first live concert event (the kids roared yes), and then said: ´you chose a great band to see´. […]
What Time: pretty standard presentaion with Chris doing Daltry high kicks.
Nice Talking: I like Eric´s use of the wah. It adds a nice filter effect.
Lil Miss: A surprise to hear it so early in the set.
Off my Line: Eric played a non-standard solo. I´ve always heard him start with the riff, but tonight he dove right into the deep end. The start of a trend for the evening. He wandered to the extreme front (my right) corner of the stage and played to the crowd from there.
Sugar: ´A song with no redeeming value´. While the sound was ok, the wind now began blowing from behind the stage out to the audience, and the band sounded like they turned it up to the ´Spinal Tap 11´. Every time Aaron kiched the pedal, and Mark plucked a bass note, my chest began to vibrate. And I was at least 100´ from the stage. Another great use of the wah and envelope filters.
Jimmy: As with a few other songs, played slightly too slow for my taste. As usual, after the 3rd verse, it was the ´Milford´ crowd sing-along with Chris leading the ya-ya-ya call-and-answer.
Habit: Chris as the lead singer and lead accoustic guitar. Eric´s solo was very spirited. The crowd loved his 64th note (?) repeated fragments.
Margarita: ´A song asbout the lighter side of divorce´. Very smooth, and very short. Is this the shortest song the Spins play?
Big Fat…. Again, too slow for my taste. Pleasently surprised to see Eric solo instead of playing the traditional power chord sequence. Eric stoles to the (R) side of stage again to do exit solo with wah and envelope filter, and…
Lady Kero: ..tranisition into LK. Eric really delivered a ´fast ball´ solo, and the crowd was really began to appreciate his talent. Mark and Aaron add brief solos. End with more Daltry mike lassoo work.
Chris does the intros: Eric intros Chris.
How could you want him… surprised to see a second ballad. Eric played with a lot of distortion, and the song lacked the nice rining guitar tones that we´ve come to expect.
Genuine: Very brief break between songs. 3 microseconds? Chris´s mike a bit too much gain as he was overwhelming Eric´s vocals. Eric also seemed to have a touch of reverb/echo on his mike. Eric´s exit solo was not typical for him. This sounded very experimental. Don´t know if he shifted to a wierd mixolodian mode or something, but it was cool.
2 Princes: Also slow. Crowd really got into it. Was it that they´ve heard 1:20 worth of music, or was it that they were familiar with it?? The exit solo was great, and Chris threw in a few high kicks.
End. Thanks. No encore. […]”