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Reply to "Dublin - 2nd Nov 1991- Olympia Theatre"

To my ears it's purely a freeform jam that developed at the end of "Tail Of A Comet" which they were occasionally performing/road testing during the Woodface tour where the guitar riff at the end probably suggested the T-Rex song so Neil stuck a spontaneous vocal ad lib onto - it's literally the final seconds of the song, but it IS reminiscent of the T-Rex song. There's a few examples where the same thing has occurred with Beatles songs/lyrics because the song endings aren't yet etched in stone.
You can often hear how undeveloped the endings of those unreleased songs are when they spontaneously added them to the set on tour - the Olympia performance of "Left Hand" is exactly the same - Neil gives a verbal "here we go" signal to the rest of the band to wrap it up because the ending wasn't as developed or rehearsed as the rest of the songs were in 1991 - they weren't performing it nightly, but equally weren't too concerned about playing it on the fly in the sets.
The end of "Convent Girls" later in the same tour back in Dublin was exactly the same - the ending wasn't developed so they completely winged it and ad libbed.
It was definitely one of the factors that elevated the band in my eyes - the willingness to walk the tightrope like that without fear - many a band would never play an unreleased song or delve into it without having it nailed down start to finish in rehearsals beforehand.
I saw two shows on the Woodface tour which put the band at the top of my must see list (they're still there now). Another factor that blew me away 27-28 years ago at those shows was the willingness of Neil/the band to hand over the lead vocal/microphone to a complete stranger from the audience - I'd read about it before it happened at both those Dublin shows to big success but that's REAL tightrope walking.
I've seen a lot of bands since but only a couple have taken that degree of risk.

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