18: The One Where We Talk About Carrot Top For Way Too Long

The One Where We Talk About Carrot Top For Way Too Long

We close out the month of July with the four show run that closed out the summer 1997 tour. Visiting three outdoor venues in three states, plus a special theater gig in Tampa, finds the boys in fine form after a relatively short, but still grueling, summer tour. The best part of this run is the quality of the tapes, as three of the four shows were DSBDs leaked by the band during the prep for the upcoming Light Fuse, Get Away live album. Clearly, Jeff and Harvey did not have too many show notes this time around, because they do spend altogether way too long talking about Carrot Top, who intros the band – and sits in on percussion – for the first time in Tampa, but do not let that dissuade from listening this week.

Links below go to whole show streams from Panicstream.

22 July 1997 – Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheater
L.A. > Just Kissed My Baby > Space Wrangler
Source: DSBD (Wilker remaster)

23 July 1997 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Performing Arts Center
Stop-Go > Weak Brain, Narrow Mind > Stop-Go
Source: DSBD (Wilker remaster)

25 July 1997 – Nashville, TN – Starwood Amphitheater
Jack > Big Woolly Mammoth, Genesis
Source: FOB EV-RE20’s > SBM-1 > D8 by Michael Wilker

26 July 1997 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheater
It Was You, Hatfield
Source: DSBD

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