Agree here too. Sometimes it's good to take a breath and get clear before starting off another song so I don't get caught up in the adrenaline and rush the next tune.Bermuda's comment in another thread about playing time feeling slower than listening time really struck a chord with me. I mentioned it to the rest of the band so they won't drive me should I start a song at a seemingly lazy tempo while under the influence of adrenaline, since chances are that it will be fairly correct. A shared understanding with these things is good so everyone is on the same page.
I'd rather push the groove harder than just run the song faster. I'm not so good at frantic sounding things. I cringe every time I'm at a blues jam and someone calls One Way Out or a Boogie. I'd rather play a mid tempo thing and push the groove to get folks on the floor. My hats off to anyone who played punk and can do that frantic thing.