Weekend Nuggets: Tennessee – Fall ’95


6.16.09 The Fox (B.Kisida)

6.16.09 The Fox (B.Kisida)

Having just visited Tennessee for three shows this past tour, this weekend, let’s look back at Phish’s visit to the state in Fall ’95.  Both of these shows often go overlooked in the monstrosity of this tour, but both are filled with great Phish.  Bela Fleck, one of the guests that routinely jives with the band, sat in for much of Nashville’s second set- climaxing with a gorgeous “Slave” that sees Trey and Bela shredding cohesively.

11.28.95 Civic Center, Knoxville, TN < TORRENT

11.28.95 Civic Center, Knoxville, TN < MEGAUPLOAD

I: Stash, Dinner and a Movie > Bouncing Around the Room, Foam, I Didn’t Know, The Divided Sky, Guyute, Hello My Baby, Sample in a Jar

II: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Maze, Suzy Greenberg, Uncle Pen, Free, HYHU > Wind Beneath My Wings* > HYHU, Run Like an Antelope, Contact, BBFCFM, Funky Bitch

E: The Squirming Coil

*Sung by Fish and dedicated to Col. Bruce Hampton (who sat reading a newspaper on stage); first time played

Source: Audio Technica 4031 > DA-P1


11.29.95 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN < TORRENT

11.29.95 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN < MEGAUPLOAD

1995-11-29gnI: AC/DC Bag, Ya Mar, Reba, If I Could, It’s Ice, Theme From the Bottom, Acoustic Army, Fee, Split Open and Melt

II: Timber Ho!, Sparkle, Simple, Possum, You Enjoy Myself, Fog That Surrounds*, Heart and Soul*, Poor Heart*, I’m Blue I’m Lonesome*, Long Journey Home*, Slave to the Traffic Light*

E: A Day in the Life

*With Bela Fleck on banjo

Source: AKG 460



“Crosseyed and Painless” 6.21.09, Alpine Valley (partial)


“McGrupp” 6.16.09, The Fabulous Fox

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56 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Tennessee – Fall ’95”

  1. snigglebeach Says:

    Whole tour,

    I was a few rows behind you. There was an old guy checking tickets about 2/3 of the way down to the floor, i was just to his right. perfect seats. that was my favorite night of my 5 shows this year.

  2. whole tour! Says:

    i still can’t get over how great it was!

  3. Mr.Miner Says:

    “the Big Cypress Mike’s lights”

    ^^ It felt like the earth was shaking….

  4. ColonelJoy Says:

    Why don’t I recall the Cypress Mike’s Lights!!

  5. ColonelJoy Says:

    I just want to say this….

    I’ve been listening to much more Phish lately, maybe more than I ever have as far as breadth and variety go…

    We haggle over best this, and 3.0 vs. that or this, but in reality there is so much high quality output from this band that it really doesn’t matter!!

    It is a Maze of sick material. From 93′, maybe 92′ on, at least every 3rd show (but probably a higher rate), produced face-melting moments or whole damn sets, well worth archiving efforts….and most of the shows in between are way beyond what any other band could imagine achieving on stage improvisationaly….

  6. Mr.Miner Says:

    “We haggle over best this, and 3.0 vs. that or this, but in reality there is so much high quality output from this band that it really doesn’t matter!!”

    ^^ exactly….no point in haggling (though it can be fun)…just enjoy…Phish!

  7. Patrick Lewis Says:

    Made a lot of Phish shows in my day, all over US and Barcelona in Europe since about 94. Planned my work travel schedule around the tour and had the flexibility to see 10 or so shows a year. Being unemployed for the first time in 25 years I could only make one day on the scene. Burgettstown. Made an otherwise tough year so much better. Mr Miner I just have to thank you for all the news and views. It is really nice since I am not really surrounded by people who get it.
    Thanks for having a real good web site that speaks to those who get it.

  8. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    @colonel i think ’88 to ’91 were sick years

  9. Nesbitt Says:

    As a Nashvillian, but too young to attend the ’95 shows, I am so thankful to finally have my hands on the legendary second set with Bela.

    Again, thank you Mr. Miner for adding to the depths of my Phish collection.
    Two three questions and comments:
    1) Of all the Phish 3.0 coverage I think that Bonnaroo Bruce and the epic “Glory Days” may have already become a forgotten highlight of the tour.
    2) To me at this point it seems that June of Phish ’09 can best be summarized as “the summer of Wolfman’s.” I have always loved Wolfman’s but after this summer it seems that I am gonna have a wish for a wolfman’s for every show I attend from here on out. They have shredded every Wolfman’s on tour, pure, jammy, funkalicious versions with all four phellows lending a hand. These jams, unlike some of the 3.0 are not Trey-centric, but rather an equal part Fishman, Mike, Page and Trey.
    3) Finally, why is 3/1/03 never brought up in the pantheon of the ’03 Tour? This show has a classic old school Phish 1st set and the 2nd set has some of my favorite jams I heard live (check Piper jam with mozambique teases), favorite segues (piper >2001 > wolfman’s > Boogie On…. a let us not forget the epic YEM > Proud Mary (2nd time played) through the a cappella jam. Just an all around phenomenal night with dozens of highlights and moments. As one of my favorite shows that I caught in my ten years I would love your thoughts…

  10. Leo Weaver Says:

    @Miner…hell yeah the ground shook…someone yesterday I think mentioned Mike really wanting the whole band/stage to liftoff, well I think that may be the closest he’s come to it – I thought we were levitating…still get chills when I get to that part on listenback.

  11. Andrew Says:

    I’ll check the exchange board as well, but I’d like to offer them here first. 2 Saturday Gorge’s and a camping permit (if you want it) for face $ or MPP. We’re unable to secure a babysitter for the trek west and better off saving the travel money for Halloween. They are lottery tickets and hopefully will be arriving late next week. Shoot me an email – saltwater39@gmail.com if interested. (sheds a tear). I’m off to work here soon, so I may not reply until tomorrow morning/afternoon. I’ll play fair and offer them to the first seeker.


  12. Leo Weaver Says:

    @nesbitt…it’s been brought up a few times here in the comments recently. and I think Miner mentioned it in an article about 2001s maybe (I recall it from some article way back). and yes, that show was pretty hot IMO…

  13. ATL 007 Says:

    Whole Tour..I must have been just yards from you at Big Cypress that set…Great pics…And yes that Mike’s was sinister

  14. Mitch Says:

    ^Andrew, you have mail.

  15. JerZ Says:

    Did anyone get their Red Rocks tickets yet? I’m starting to bug out a little bit

  16. Jerrydamule Says:

    I noticed the ring of lights (new, LED?) hanging from the rafters directly above CK5 and FOH at hampton. Was this present at Ash or Knox? Or was that a one time only gig?

  17. Bandnana Says:

    @ Jerry No, It was sweet at Hampton though. I went to Ashe and Knox and wanted it again, but no. I don’t think they would do it unless they did the big balloons from the ceiling like at hampton. It was really cool though. Man I love indoor shows.

  18. Whole tour! Says:

    @ATL…thanks bro.. cypress was the best!

    @Jerry: it was a hampton only thing.

  19. BingosBrother Says:

    “melts the Noobs Face Like the Nazi on Raiders of the Lost Ark”
    Analogy of the Week

  20. flyz51 Says:

    @BingosBrother – there is somebody over at Phishhook who has an animated avatar of exactly that. It alternates between clips of Trey shredding and that archetypal face melt.

  21. punkmug Says:

    …just checking in for the first time since Friday and have an excellent question to ask. As of today, I now have a strong possibility of being in the DC/Baltimore area for the MPP show. What are peoples thoughts on where to look for tickets this late in the game? Any help would be appreciated. I trust you all to direct me the right way….thanks in advance.

    …now, to catch up on the goings on here…

    BTW – SOAM, Squirming>Maze from 6-10-94 destroyed me today.

  22. whole tour! Says:

    just go to the lot…plenty of tickets up for trade.

  23. Exree Hipp Says:

    I’ve got 4 for Chicago available for face/fees/shipping – just make me whole on my cost. Section 116. Email: awb11 [at] columbia [dot] edu

  24. T. Leo Says:


    You may want to start with Stubhub.com. I noticed a lot of tickets for shows at below face value. And you can search for seats by location.

  25. Lol Says:

    What are the shows that are must donwloads from this tour?

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