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Old 03-30-2021, 10:35 AM   #27961
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I would say Belly Belly Nice is a very underrated song. That first live version was a huge breath of fresh air when it was played in 2012, which in my opinion was comparable to when You Never Know was first played in that it represented the band's ability to still write a classic-sounding DMB tune (YNK following the Everyday disaster, and BBN following the rock-heavy Big Whiskey album).
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Old 03-30-2021, 10:42 AM   #27962
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I would say Belly Belly Nice is a very underrated song. That first live version was a huge breath of fresh air when it was played in 2012, which in my opinion was comparable to when You Never Know was first played in that it represented the band's ability to still write a classic-sounding DMB tune (YNK following the Everyday disaster, and BBN following the rock-heavy Big Whiskey album).
BBN and YNK are not in the same universe, IMO.
BBN and SMLAM is a far better comparison.
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Old 03-30-2021, 10:59 AM   #27963
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I would say Belly Belly Nice is a very underrated song. That first live version was a huge breath of fresh air when it was played in 2012, which in my opinion was comparable to when You Never Know was first played in that it represented the band's ability to still write a classic-sounding DMB tune (YNK following the Everyday disaster, and BBN following the rock-heavy Big Whiskey album).
I think itís a really bad song. It was nice the first time hearing it because it was great to have a violin and sax solo in the same song, which is something we really didnít get much of with Big Whiskey. But after several listens, it didnít age well for me, the lyrics are atrocious and it uses that same forced bridge that Dave keep writing.

#41 is literally the same 4 chords for almost the entire song, thereís no need to keep shoehorning in these weird bridges and sections that donít fit with the song...almost every song from 2009 onwards has fallen victim to that, and itís really hurt a lot of their stuff imo. It just doesnít sound natural at all.
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Old 03-30-2021, 11:14 AM   #27964
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Agreed. I would also say Rhyme & Reason. Sure, you never hear or see anyone say it's not a great song but I think it's more than just a great song. I still think it's one of the best tunes Dave has written. And actually, I rarely ever see anyone discuss the song so yeah R&R is up there imo for one of the more underappreciated songs.
R&R is one of my least-liked songs (pre-ED).
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Old 03-30-2021, 11:15 AM   #27965
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BBN and YNK are not in the same universe, IMO.
BBN and SMLAM is a far better comparison.
Not comparing the quality of the songs, I agree theyíre not on the same level obviously.
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Old 03-30-2021, 11:15 AM   #27966
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R&R is one of my least-liked songs (pre-ED).
I think the album version is bad
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Old 03-30-2021, 11:20 AM   #27967
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I think the album version is bad
It's too slow, although still sounds spooky.

My favourite version of Rhyme & Reason is from Central Park.
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Old 03-30-2021, 11:40 AM   #27968
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BBN and YNK are not in the same universe, IMO.
BBN and SMLAM is a far better comparison.
absolutely. those two songs are essentially the same song to me.
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Old 03-30-2021, 01:24 PM   #27969
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I would say Belly Belly Nice is a very underrated song. That first live version was a huge breath of fresh air when it was played in 2012, which in my opinion was comparable to when You Never Know was first played in that it represented the band's ability to still write a classic-sounding DMB tune (YNK following the Everyday disaster, and BBN following the rock-heavy Big Whiskey album).
I love BBN. One of my favourite DMB songs since 2005. You Never Know is in another stratosphere. But I know what you mean in terms of hearing it and thinking they can still write a good DMB song. BBN -> SMLAM 8 days a week.
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Old 03-30-2021, 02:12 PM   #27970
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absolutely. those two songs are essentially the same song to me.
Me too. I hate them both
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Old 03-30-2021, 02:22 PM   #27971
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Ive always liked BBN. The lyrics are fun but not the type of song I am looking for Dreaming Tree lyrics. They fit the mood of the song just fine. I think its miles better than Shake Me.

R&R is an odd song. I recognize its a really well written song and lyrics are great but its one of those songs I rarely ever want to put on.
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Old 03-30-2021, 02:33 PM   #27972
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Rhyme & Reason has become a rarity. Only played 36 times by the band in 10 years.
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Old 03-30-2021, 03:07 PM   #27973
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I seem to catch Rhyme at almost every show
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Old 03-30-2021, 03:38 PM   #27974
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Rhyme & Reason has become a rarity. Only played 36 times by the band in 10 years.
hard to believe 2008 was 13 years ago. i saw R&R twice in pittsburgh (back to back). good versions, but i rolled my eyes.
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Old 03-30-2021, 03:59 PM   #27975
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Im shocked to hear this run of slander on R&R. That is such a classic DMB song to me. I agree that its hardly ever a song you go in hoping to hear, but every time its played it hits. When dave played it at the D&T show last year, that was such a great performance. The passion he puts into that song every time is fantastic.
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Old 03-30-2021, 04:00 PM   #27976
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I seem to catch Rhyme at almost every show
I was thinking the same thing. But, checked the almanac and Iíve only seen it live 19 times.
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Old 03-30-2021, 04:19 PM   #27977
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they played it in the encore of my first show. i was bummed. they also played granny which i had not heard before (98)
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Old 03-30-2021, 05:02 PM   #27978
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I love rhyme. Great song. Dark.

That riff is up there with his best stuff.
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Old 03-30-2021, 07:53 PM   #27979
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I’m always happy to hear Rhyme & Reason.
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Old 03-30-2021, 08:13 PM   #27980
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I think itís a really bad song. It was nice the first time hearing it because it was great to have a violin and sax solo in the same song, which is something we really didnít get much of with Big Whiskey. But after several listens, it didnít age well for me, the lyrics are atrocious and it uses that same forced bridge that Dave keep writing.

#41 is literally the same 4 chords for almost the entire song, thereís no need to keep shoehorning in these weird bridges and sections that donít fit with the song...almost every song from 2009 onwards has fallen victim to that, and itís really hurt a lot of their stuff imo. It just doesnít sound natural at all.
Belly belly is downright embarrassing. Like I took a friend to his first show. He knew little of dmb, but Belly Jelly started and I was worried that song alone would turn him off the band. It didnít, my friend loves dmb now, but that song is still really bad.
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