Red Rocks Revisited

Red Rocks Amphithetre

Red Rocks Amphithetre

As we pack up, hop in the car and board planes on the way to the Rocky Mountains, I figured we’d revisit the band’s legacy at Red Rocks.  While I didn’t have the time to put together an entire “Tour Stop” post on the legendary venue while packing and preparing, I managed to compile some of the highlights of Phish’s Red Rocks career.  Before we jump in and start creating new memories tomorrow night, let’s rewind and relive some old ones.  While not trying to be comprehensive, these are some of the frozen moments that comprise Red Rocks past.  So if you have some travel time, or just time time to kill, here is 4 1/2 hours of pure Morrison magic in “Miner’s Picks: Red Rocks Revisited.”  (Note: I’ll be traveling and setting up shop in Colorado today, thus the next time you’ll hear from me will be after night one!  Have a good show!)



8.20.93 SBD

1. “Run Like an Antelope” I

2,3. “2001 > Slave to the Traffic Light” II

6.11.94 SBD

4,5. “YEM > Rift” I

6. “Stash” I

7. Fluffhead II

8. “Split Open and Melt” II

6.9. – 6.10.95

9.” David Bowie” 6.9 II

10. “Slave to the Traffic Light” 6.9 II

11. “Mike’s > Hydrogen >Weekapaug” 6.10 II

12. “A Day In the Life” (debut) 6.10 E

8.4 – 8.7.96

13. “Reba” 8.4 I

14-16. “2001 > Disease > It’s Ice” 8.5 II

17,18 “The Curtain > Tweezer” 8.6 II

19. “Harry Hood” 8.6 II

20. “Runaway Jim” 8.7 II

21.” Colonel Forbin’s > Mockingbird” 8.7 II



Taper's Section (otrane)

The Section (otrane)

For all of those wondering, No Spoilers is locked and loaded for this final summer run!  We have all the shows on lock-down, and ironed out most of the kinks from June.  Make sure to stay off computers starting tomorrow night, and get ready for Red Rocks- Night 1!  The Red Rocks shows should be up fairly quickly, so stay tuned to Phish Thoughts No Spoilers– the next best thing to actually being there!

Winged music note=====

Jam of the Day:

Tweezer > Taste” 8.17.97 I The Great Went


As we prepare for the next leg of summer, today we have a distinctly summer-time jam.  The morning after a raucous first night of The Great Went, Phish brought out this laid back day-time dance session to welcome everyone back to day two.  With teases of “Cities” and “Simple”- both highlights of the night before- this funked-up “Tweezer”- only the second of Summer ’97- was one of the dark horse highlights of the weekend.   Utilizing their classic combination with “Taste,” this was the perfect afternoon suite.



5.1.93 Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA SBD < TORRENT

5.1.93 Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA SBD < MEGAUPLOAD

Tower Theatre - Upper Darby, PA

Tower Theatre

As Phish pulled back into the Northeast during the final week of their winter / spring tour of 1993, they made a two-night stop at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia.  Here we have the adventurous first night.   Interestingly enough, in this “Mike’s” jam, you can hear teases of the riff that would become “Simple” the following year.  Enjoy!

I: Runaway Jim, Foam, Guelah Papyrus, Split Open and Melt, Fee, Rift, Sample in a Jar, It’s Ice, Glide, David Bowie

II: Chalk Dust Torture, Fluffhead, My Friend My Friend ,The Squirming Coil, Big Ball Jam > Halley’s Comet, Paul and Silas,  Mike’s Song > Great Gig in the Sky > Weekapaug Groove, Cavern

E: Carolina, Rocky Top

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662 Responses to “Red Rocks Revisited”

  1. Matso Says:

    Longest Stash and longest Ghost so far in 3.0! I know there’s a lot to be said for concise versions, but the really good stuff has a better chance of happening when they venture further out. Can’t wait to listen.

  2. lanaphishme Says:

    I’ll see yo0u all at psychedelic phishphest in October. I’m in love withy everyone. Phish phans, rock out. pHEASE AND LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUV

  3. ColonelJoy Says:

    So, folks were generally trashing this on livephish, but obviously if they were cool they’d be here:)

    I’m just downloading Ocelot and Wolfman’s…..and on a public computer that I can’t take files from, so I am just getting a listen….to the band and download quality.

    Listening to Wolfman’s: Download quality is far superior, at least on this track. Not a snap judgment at all….listened to lots of leg 1 downloads….not sure it is up there with Hampton, but Mike is much fuller….old school Mike, and Page’s piano doesn’t sound like a toy.

    As far as performance. I thought the Wolf started a little cranky, but at 5 min in, the jam is smooth and funky, maybe slower than earlier 3.0 versions. The interplay is good….syncopated and what not.

    No problem with Trey’s tone!! No whaling yet…

  4. ColonelJoy Says:

    second half of wolfman’s is somewhat atypical, definitely several teases of familiar riffs I can’t name…..they are really working the chord, and Page is filling beautifully on white and black keys….

    I wouldn’t rate the Wolf better than Camden, per se, but there are aspects of the playing that I prefer. Much better than most 2.0 version for sure. The playing is slower and more patient….what I like…

  5. ColonelJoy Says:

    On to the Ocelot

  6. ColonelJoy Says:

    Again, the Ocelot is displaying superior download quality…near Hampton quality for sure.

    Now, I’m not a huge Ocelot guy…tend to think the song is overrated, as pretty much all the new songs, not that they aren’t all Good…they are, but the writing isn’t really any better than 2.0 writing, and not quite the peak of 1.0…..but the writing is worthwhile, which is something to be said for a band as old as Phish…

    Same as the other Ocelots, more or less….Trey begins to whale, but it isn’t bothering me….seems to have it “toned down”….don’t love it, but at least it isn’t causing me to cringe.

    Quality of first two tracks downloaded, leading me to spend 2 more bucks for Mikes and Limb….

  7. ColonelJoy Says:

    Listening to the mikes….yes, funny banter to start, but I’m totally prepared for an experience that will likely be underwhelming….

  8. ColonelJoy Says:

    Okay, the Mike’s shows promise….the ability is all there for sure, and they are more willing to stretch out a bit not just cut crap off. However, it is still quite abreviated….

    Remember, this is also a first show of tour… is quite good and I’m excited for this run….I wish I could hear the Stash and Ghost Today.

    Deep shit will happen at RR they are ready….you can hear it.

    Thank Allah Trey’s tone issues are going away and also for the great download quality…

  9. Sam Says:

    mike’s is no good at all anymore imo, i was dissapointed seeing it on the setlist this morning. they should realy have listened to mike and stopped playing it. the dead stopped playinng dark star (except a few exeptions) from 75′ til 89′! phish should grow some balls and stop playing a stale “fan favorite”

  10. ColonelJoy Says:

    Nearly done with the Limb….will it peak out properly? Seems to be headed in that direction….

    Unless you are seriously jaded, you should find night 1 of RR encouraging. Obviously I can’t judge the whole show based on 4 tracks, and minus the Stash and Ghost, but I feel they have at least picked up where they left off in June….maybe surpassing it already. No doubt the remainder of the weekend will provide the greatest jams of 3.0…..that is fact.

  11. Sam Says:

    definatly encouraging, i just wish they’d drop mike’s and play stuff they all wanna play

  12. Matso Says:

    @ Colonel –

    I don’t understand why Live Phish don’t just charge a premium for the big jam tracks (eg. $3.00 or something). They might lose a few whole show downloads, but I suspect they would more than make up for it with all the people (like me) who would collect all of the tops jams of any particular tour thereby spending somewhere between $45 and $60 rather than maybe $20 for the two shows I would otherwise rate as necessary to have in SBD format.

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