Weekend Nuggets: Shoreline ’99


phish-shoreline-99Here we have Phish’s memorable two-night stand from Shoreline at the beginning of Fall ’99; the second being Phil Lesh’s extended sit in with the band.  The “Sand” and the “Piper” that preceded his entrance were the musical highlights of the night.  Other highlights from 9.17 include the first set “Ghost,” and the one-two punch of  “Peaches,” “Moma.”  Look out for 9.16’s “Stash” and “Antelope”- both first set scorchers.  With four strong sets strewn with spectacular moments, Phish treated the Bay Area right.


9.16.99 Shoreline, Mountain View, CA < LINK

9.16.99 Shoreline, Mountain View, CA < TORRENT LINK

1999-09-16mo3I: Ya Mar, Chalk Dust Torture, Farmhouse, First Tube, Carini, Dirt, Vultures, Sparkle, On Your Way Down, Beauty of my Dreams, Stash, Train Song, Billy Breathes, Run Like an Antelope

II: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Mountains in the Mist, Limb by Limb, Prince Caspian, Julius

E: Misty Mountain Hop*

*With Warren Haynes on guitar.

Source: FOB Schoeps CMB1+MK4v > SX-M2 > SBM-1 > D8


9.17.99 Shoreline, Mountain View, CA < LINK

9.17.99 Shoreline, Mountain View, CA < TORRENT LINK

1999-09-17moI: Mozambique, Guyute, Ghost, Lawn Boy, Peaches en Regalia, The Moma Dance, Water in the Sky, When the Circus Comes, Get Back on the Train, David Bowie, The Squirming Coil

II: Runaway Jim, Sand, Piper, Roggae, You Enjoy Myself*# > Bass Duet*, Wolfman’s Brother*^ > Cold Rain and Snow*^

E: Viola Lee Blues*$

*With Phil Lesh on bass. #With Lesh on trampolines. ^With Lesh on vocals. $With Warren Haynes on guitar.

Source: Schoeps mics (no other info known as of 9/24/99) -> 44.1 KHz



“Cold Rain and Snow” w/ Phil 9.17.99

“Wolfman’s Brother” w/ Phil, 9.17.99

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118 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Shoreline ’99”

  1. whole tour! Says:

    “beauty of my dreams” is a cover song, so i doubt it will be on the upcoming album.

  2. Jesse Says:

    i’ll take a 40 minute david bowie over ten 5 minute phish songs anyday

  3. Mr.Miner Says:

    ^ I’m with Jesse :). Phish = improv to me

  4. jay Says:

    the 13-15 min Gins are improv as much as a 40 min Bowie. So is the 10:30 Bowie from Hampton. Phish was as improvisational in the early ’90s as they were in the late 90’s.

  5. Chuck Says:

    that rendition of Cold, Rain, and Snow features some absolutely brilliant Trey soloing. criminally underrated.

  6. whole tour! Says:

    phish jams don’t have to be a half hour to be good. Just listen to the hampton ghost, where they got down to business as soon as they hit the jam, instead of taking ten minutes to find that place where they all lock in together. This is progress folks. They have refined their skills to the point where the long jams to find one solid theme arn’t needed any more.

    I’m not saying that they should abandon the long jams, but they seem to be more focused now. I bet by summer there will be centerpiece jams again. Hampton was all about getting the car back on the road… now that it’s back crusing along again they will fine tune it to become that race car once again. This summer will be off the fucking hook.

  7. whole tour! Says:

    don’t get me wrong…i love all the post hiatus piper adventures, all of which were usually more than 20 minutes a piece. The hampton piper was kinda just a shell of sorts, but they had already had a couple of extended jams before that song and i don’t blame them for picking up the pace to fit in a few more tunes into that greta set.

  8. Jesse Says:

    you guys are talking out of context, the 40 minute bowie remark was in reference to henry on the last page who wrote “I’m a Phishead because of the songwriting, not the jams.”

    right now i’ve been listening to the last set of the island run non-stop and none of those jams are over 17 minutes but it’s amazing jamming, of course it doesn’t HAVE to be 40 minutes of one song… and yeah those hampton shows were special and were what they were supposed to be but they’re not what this tour is going to be

  9. Little Buddy Says:

    “…and yeah those hampton shows were special and were what they were supposed to be but they’re not what this tour is going to be”

    You hit the nail right on the head, Jesse!

  10. hooks Says:

    (just to sort of reiterate some other’s views) hampton was a great celebration (understatement) just like trey said before the shows happened. i too can feel it listening to the nuances of those shows. it was the ice-breaker, man. they seem like they’re really into it (IT). into combining all their experiences and aspects of what makes them great into that new, forward thinking phish that we’re all hoping for. which, needless to say (but i guess i’m saying it), makes hampton the stand alone launching pad for the new, bound for greatness sound. (and practically counting on, because we know they got it). once they get their sea legs back the jamming and multiple song playing will intertwine. kinda how i see it anyway… i’m on board with them being able to drop right into a focused jam without going on forever. course, everybody figures too, that the raw potential of stretched-out explorations won’t be ignored either. who knows… i cannot fukn wait

  11. hooks Says:

    miner, more donations forthcoming bro

  12. Frankie Says:


  13. Wax Banks Says:

    I’m a Phishead because of the songwriting, not the jams.

    It was illuminating to hear Trey talk pointedly a few years ago about the band’s original purpose – the improvisation being a way of extending and extrapolating from the composition, rather than an end in itself. Bridging compositions. I much prefer the deep open-ended improv of ’97 to any other period of Phish, but it’s like anything else: after a while you do just want to hear the boys machine-gun through eight songs in an hour, to clear the palate a little.

    And then on the other side of that impulse is something truer – we recognize and respond positively to honesty and integrity. In our bones we can feel it. The only time you need to keep is your heartbeat.

    As long as they come to play their asses off I’ll be happy.

    (I’ll just bitch about the weak shit later. After the happy.)

  14. Jesse Says:

    woah how did you type in italics

  15. Wax Banks Says:

    The comments can include HTML tags.

  16. Jesse Says:

    i have no idea what that means lol

  17. Wax Banks Says:

    Google is your friend, man.

  18. Wax Banks Says:

    Well actually Google will probably end up being goddamn Skynet, but you know what I mean!

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