1989-03-25 (1st show), NYC, Lone Star Cafe
GimmeMT.com Review by GimmeMTguy
Eric Parker is on drums now.
I Wonder Why
A more joyously swinging version of this song you will not hear.
Interesting moment in the outro when the drummer throws some curves and MT plays a short solo that turns into syncopated rhythm playing.
Shane adds nice value here with his otherwordly, atmospheric tome and ugly/beautiful solo with it's intentional dissonance, coming off Max's keyboard solo and setting up Mick for his classic Giddy Up themes, with the descending note pairs.
The soloing on this version seems a little repetitive, even some of the pyrotechical runs.
The band seems refreshed on this one with Parker now on the drums -- the rhythmic focus places the drummer front and center and the band is engaged and adjusting well.
Blues in the Morning
Mick really kicks this one off with some nice, spirited runs and the entire song is performed with enthusiasm and seeming humor.
Can't You Hear Me Knocking
In an extraordinarily compact version coming in at under 4 minutes, Eric Parker solidifies the beat after about a minute and things take off.