Howard, Favorite Version:
10/19/2002, Portland, OR.
I never “got” howard until I saw it live at this show. The boys stretched out the swirling “hover” part before diving into the Jam section. I think JonO made the “hover” section spin around the room quadrophonically. I felt like I was drowning in whirlpool of water, and I forgot what song we were in. Kyle ‘probed’ us with a low synth frequency like aliens scanning on Star Trek. Deeply tripped out.
cosmic love freak
i’ll have to check that one out… evan,i love your descriptions Smile
one of my faves is 8/21/04 Telluride. the drums are kickin a crazy dance beat while billy plays the liftoff part (i always picture the spaceship takeoff from evolution). i wasn’t there but have friends who told me they got sucked into oblivion for this one.
10/31/04 halloween in madison version was pretty nuts too with the crazy halloween theme jam. after the howard jam in set 2 i knew it was coming as 3rd set opener.
i think they found the perfect spot for howard (set 2 opener). they seem to like it there,considering they did it 3 times this tour.it’s a perfect way to get everyone channeled back in.