DOWNLOADS OF THE WEEKEND:
Regardless of how sketched out one can feel being on Phish tour in Texas, the band always played great shows in The Lone Star State. This weekend we have Phish’s three-night Texas run from Fall ’95, each great for its own reasons. The first night in Fort Worth saw the bust out of “Tube,” the debut of Bowie’s “Life on Mars?”, a nice combo of ‘Theme > Wilson > Antelope,” and a one-two punch of “Split, ‘Fluffhead in the first set.
I: Ya Mar, Also Sprach Zarathustra > Maze, Billy Breathes, I’m Blue I’m Lonesome, Prince Caspian, Split Open and Melt, Fluffhead, Life on Mars?*
II: Tube, Uncle Pen, Theme From the Bottom > Wilson > Run Like an Antelope, Keyboard Army, Lizards, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Sweet Adeline, The Squirming Coil
E: Bold as Love
Source: Tascam PE-125 > D7 > DAT (Bill Shaw)
The second night saw Medeski, Martin, and Wood- then not so famous outside of NYC- jam with Phish for an extended and experimental “YEM.” A smooth ’95 “Reba” kicked off the second set while a dark “Stash > Catapult” highlights the first.
I: AC/DC Bag, Cars Trucks Buses, Kung, Free, Sparkle, Stash > Catapult, Acoustic Army, It’s Ice, Tela, Runaway Jim
II: Reba, Rift, You Enjoy Myself*, Hello Ma Baby, Scent Of A Mule, Cavern
E: A Day In the Life
*With Medeski Martin and Wood, and Dominic Falco on trumpet. Trey played both guitar and mini drum set up front. Mike played bass and some kind of horn at the end of the jam. Fish played vacuum and trombone. Billy Martin played Fish’s drums. Medeski and Page played keyboards and Page did vocal jamming at the end. Chris Wood played a bizarre one string stand up bass with a bow.
The third night (and second in Austin) was back to pure Phish, and what night it was. After the adrenalizing opening combo of “Buried Alive > Poor Heart,” and a dramatic third song “Slave,” one knew this would be a special night. The rare “Demand” and a tight “Foam” held down the middle of the first set, while a 20-minute “Bowie” put the frame to rest. The second set was filled with classic Phish songs including standout versions of “Tweezer” and “Harry Hood.”
I: Buried Alive > Poor Heart, Slave to the Traffic Light, I Didn’t Know, Demand, Llama, Foam, Strange Design, I’m Blue I’m Lonesome, David Bowie
II: Julius, Simple > Tweezer > Lizards, Sample in a Jar, Suspicious Minds, Harry Hood, Tweezer Reprise
E: Funky Bitch
Source: AKG 460 Cards > Technics SV 260A > DAT (Linda Webster)
VIDEO OF THE WEEKEND
20th Anniversary Montage (30 mins)
PHISH ALLEGEDLY KILLING IT IN REHEARSALS
Trusted sources close to the Phish organization have reported that the band has been playing amazingly well in preparation for Hampton. People who have talked with the band have said they the band is incredibly psyched and wish Hampton was tomorrow. Others who have heard the rehearsals have been floored by what’s been going down. Take it for what its worth, but this is not made up. Two more weeks!
Tags: 1995, Weekend Nuggets