Weekend Nuggets



Peter Aaron

MSG - photo: Peter Aaron

Another remaster by Paul Shapera, this one is a real treat!  Using one of the greatest Phish segments ever in the Carini > Wolfman’s to initiate a second set that put a magnifying lens on the dark side of the human experience, this show dove deep on night one.  With neon green worms climbing in and out of the stage during this surreal evening, Phish added a storied chapter to their MSG career on this night.  Kicking off a great New Year’s Run with, in my opinion, the hottest show of the four nights- the end of 1998 had arrived.  With a bumping Tube and a evil Stash in the first set as well, this opened the run in dirty style.

1: Axilla (I)*, Stash, Farmhouse, Taste, Sleep**, Albuquerque**, Driver**, Tube, Golgi Apparatus, Good Times Bad Times

2: Carini > Wolfman’s Brother#, Birds of a Feather, When the Circus Comes, Quinn the Eskimo > David Bowie

E: Been Caught Stealin’+

*With “Axilla (Part II)” ending. **Acoustic (played on a “mini-stage” setup to the side of the main stage); “Sleep” preceded by a “Wish You Were Here” tease.  #With long ambient jam, during which three people in green accordian worm/caterpillar suits appeared from the back of the stage and crawled around slowly onstage for the rest of the set. +Three white pillar/rocket/stalk things at the rear of the stage “grew” into long stalks with leaves; also with trampolines.


20th Anniversary Video Montage (compiled by Jared Slomoff)

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“AC/DC BAG” 9.14.99 Boise, ID

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“GUMBO” 9.14.99 Boise, ID

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7 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets”

  1. Matso Says:

    Awesome! Thanks to you both, Paul for the mix and Miner for making it widely available. If there was ever a show in need of a super crisp treatment, but with the atmosphere retained (ie. not an SBD) this is it. The Bowie, btw, should not be skipped.

  2. Mr.Miner Says:

    Matso!! Great to have you back!!!

  3. spaceman Says:

    Thank you very much for making this available. This was a great night.

  4. Fluffced Says:

    Wow wonderful show so far, Just listening to this Wolfman’s and i’m pretty sure i hear a bit of “What’s the Use” that starts around 14min

  5. jerrydamule Says:

    I’m mclovin this. Keep it going strong.

  6. biscoparty Says:

    The remaster sounds amazing, awesome bass size and roundness.

  7. Ryan P Says:

    Jesus, this Stash absolutely ripped my head off…perfection.

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