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Rd 2 - Gin - (1) 07-29-98 vs. (2) 08-13-93
« on: July 26, 2012, 12:50:41 AM »
Round #2 - Bathtub Gin Final

(1) 07-29-1998 - Riverport Amphitheater - Maryland Heights, MO

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(2) 08-13-1993 - Murat Theatre - Indianapolis, IN

POLL CLOSES: Wednesday, 8/1, 10pm EST
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Re: Rd 2 - Gin - (1) 07-29-98 vs. (2) 08-13-93
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012, 04:28:28 AM »
I was at both of these shows (that adds nothing to my decision, just bragging), and I picked Riverport.
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Re: Rd 2 - Gin - (1) 07-29-98 vs. (2) 08-13-93
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2012, 10:34:01 PM »
great match-up, Riverport is titanic.

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Re: Rd 2 - Gin - (1) 07-29-98 vs. (2) 08-13-93
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2012, 09:19:12 AM »
Riverport FTW!!!   :rockout:
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Re: Rd 2 - Gin - (1) 07-29-98 vs. (2) 08-13-93
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 04:42:44 PM »
Hmm. Kinda a tough one. I went with Murat. Unbridled energy and turn-on-a-dime craziness.
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Re: Rd 2 - Gin - (1) 07-29-98 vs. (2) 08-13-93
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2012, 04:47:57 PM »
Im going Murat too.
I don't get the Riverport hype.
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Re: Rd 2 - Gin - (1) 07-29-98 vs. (2) 08-13-93
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 08:51:25 PM »
murat is more novelty to me.     riverport is one of their best jams ever and was the first song of the night, before the sun went down, not that that has any bearing on the matchup.

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Re: Rd 2 - Gin - (1) 07-29-98 vs. (2) 08-13-93
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2012, 09:33:25 PM »
His eyes were clean and pure but his mind was so deranged

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Re: Rd 2 - Gin - (1) 07-29-98 vs. (2) 08-13-93
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2012, 07:27:29 PM »
Man really tough call here, I love both. . .  a lot.

I've even stated in public on a few occasions that Riverport is my favorite Gin of all time.  But listening to both back to back it's hard for me to say that one is "better" than the other.  They are in such different musical stages of development that they barely sound like the same band.  While Murat has that 8/93 "band turning a corner" factor, Riverport really displays the band's improvisational maturity.  At the 14 minute mark of Murat they are wrapping it up and in the Riverport version they are just heading into the funk segment that is the hallmark of this jam. 

In the end I'm going Riverport, since in the midst all of the 94-95 ADD jams that are dominating the brackets I think that at least one example of a latter day funkdafied and patient jam deserves to go further in this competition.  Riverport is undoubtedly a pinnacle of that style. 
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Re: Rd 2 - Gin - (1) 07-29-98 vs. (2) 08-13-93
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2012, 07:52:54 PM »
Man really tough call here, I love both. . .  a lot.

I've even stated in public on a few occasions that Riverport is my favorite Gin of all time.  But listening to both back to back it's hard for me to say that one is "better" than the other.  They are in such different musical stages of development that they barely sound like the same band.  While Murat has that 8/93 "band turning a corner" factor, Riverport really displays the band's improvisational maturity.  At the 14 minute mark of Murat they are wrapping it up and in the Riverport version they are just heading into the funk segment that is the hallmark of this jam. 

In the end I'm going Riverport, since in the midst all of the 94-95 ADD jams that are dominating the brackets I think that at least one example of a latter day funkdafied and patient jam deserves to go further in this competition.  Riverport is undoubtedly a pinnacle of that style.

Agreed on all accounts - well said.
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Re: Rd 2 - Gin - (1) 07-29-98 vs. (2) 08-13-93
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2012, 08:21:18 PM »
Man really tough call here, I love both. . .  a lot.

I've even stated in public on a few occasions that Riverport is my favorite Gin of all time.  But listening to both back to back it's hard for me to say that one is "better" than the other.  They are in such different musical stages of development that they barely sound like the same band.  While Murat has that 8/93 "band turning a corner" factor, Riverport really displays the band's improvisational maturity.  At the 14 minute mark of Murat they are wrapping it up and in the Riverport version they are just heading into the funk segment that is the hallmark of this jam. 

In the end I'm going Riverport, since in the midst all of the 94-95 ADD jams that are dominating the brackets I think that at least one example of a latter day funkdafied and patient jam deserves to go further in this competition.  Riverport is undoubtedly a pinnacle of that style.

Agreed on all accounts - well said.

yup...the versions are soooooo different from each other but when it comes down to it, Riverport crushes Murat

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Re: Rd 2 - Gin - (1) 07-29-98 vs. (2) 08-13-93
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2012, 12:08:48 AM »
that riverport show blew my mind, but i'm going murat here



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Re: Rd 2 - Gin - (1) 07-29-98 vs. (2) 08-13-93
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2012, 01:05:56 AM »
I was at both of these shows

that's a decent claim to fame in my books.  :rawk:
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Re: Rd 2 - Gin - (1) 07-29-98 vs. (2) 08-13-93
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2012, 07:32:58 AM »
I was at both of these shows

that's a decent claim to fame in my books.  :rawk:

It does feel good to be able to say it.
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Re: Rd 2 - Gin - (1) 07-29-98 vs. (2) 08-13-93
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2012, 11:00:12 PM »
Easy choice for me, Riverport is the shit and Murat isn't even my favorite jam from that week.

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