Weekend Nuggets: Lemonwheel


phish-lemonwheel-98-smallPhish pumped everyone up yesterday with some great announcements about Festival 8, as it sits just at arm’s reach, less than two weeks away! Let’s take a deep breath this weekend and reflect on a festival past – 1998’s Lemonwheel. Limestone’s second season-ending festival brought six sets of pure fire. At the end of Summer ’98, Phish began blending ambient jamming into their repertoire, incorporating this style heavily in 8.16’s “Ghost.” But Summer ’98 was all about the laid-back funk, and the gem of this weekend was the second set of 8.15, featuring the massive combo of “Gunbo > Sanity > Tweezer,” all following a big-tim, festi-sized “Reba.” Set II of night II is also particularly strong, boasting “Disease > Piper, Ghost, Fluffhead” at the beginning of the frame. Six sets of greatness – plus the Ambient Set – later, and Phish had thrown one of their best weekends of all time.


Entire Weekend – 8.15 / 8.16 & Soundcheck < Torrent

(This doesn’t include the 8.15’s Set IV. You can download that below.)


Lemonwheel Soundcheck < Megaupload

8.15.98 Lemonwheel, Limestone, ME < Megaupload

JcE1nLz7tayzad2wLReXXjQA_400I : Mike’s Song > Simple, Beauty of My Dreams, Roggae, Split Open and Melt, Poor Heart, The Moma Dance, The Divided Sky, Water in the Sky, Funky Bitch > Cities > Weekapaug Groove

II: The Wedge, Reba, Gumbo > Sanity > Tweezer > The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Chalk Dust Torture, Slave to the Traffic Light

III: NICU > David Bowie, Strange Design, Limb By Limb > Brian and Robert, Loving Cup

E: Halley’s Comet > Cavern, Tweezer Reprise

IV: Ambient Jam

Source: FOB > Schoeps CMC6/MK21 > Sonosax SX-M2 > Apogee AD-1000


8.16.98 Lemonwheel, Limestone, ME < Megaupload



I: Ginseng Sullivan, Bathtub Gin, Rift, Punch You In the Eye, Lawn Boy, Ya Mar, AC/DC Bag, Frankie Says, Birds of a Feather, Guyute, Possum

II: Down with Disease > Piper, Ghost, Fluffhead, When the Circus Comes, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Hold Your Head Up > Sexual Healing > Hold Your Head Up, Run Like an Antelope

III: Sabotage > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Wilson, The Mango Song, Character Zero, Bittersweet Motel, While My Guitar Gently Weeps

E: Harry Hood > Jam > Baby Elephant Walk

Source: FOB > Schoeps CMC6/MK21 > Sonosax SX-M2 > Apogee AD-1000

Winged music note=====

Jams of the Weekend: Lemonwheel

Gumbo > Sanity > Tweezer” 8.15 II


Arguably, the best chunk of the weekend.

Ambient Set” 8.15.98 IV


One of the best hours of Phish music ever. (Download by clicking the orange title.)



“2001” 8.16.98 III (Part 1)

“2001” 8.16.98 III (Part 2)

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205 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Lemonwheel”

  1. Lycanthropist Says:

    @moonshake –

    also not following sports…
    Radiolarians II for me

  2. beepaphone Says:

    Was at the Broad Ripple Music Festival last night and got my mind blown by what is probably one of the best groups ever to come out of Indy.

    Jookabox – awesome danceable music. Like some modern-day Stones shit with some of the electronic/psychedelic sensibilities of Animal Collective and the bass heavy tribal rhythms of a watered down Claypool project. Sounds crazy, but they were better than the sum of their parts. They are touring the eastern half of the country this winter, so check ’em out if they come to your town.

  3. beepaphone Says:

    Anyone who is a fan of any team other than the Saints should be scared right now. And I have Peyton Manning on my team.

  4. flarrdogg Says:

    Bearito- Who Dat!

  5. joe Says:

    this snow (!) today has me dreaming of Indio.

  6. Uncle Ebeneezer Says:

    Unbelievable Vikings/Ravens ending. Favre is a lucky dog…

    Anyone know where I can find a Victor Disc mp3 download? Downloaded the RAR file last night and I don’t know how to convert the RAR file on the Mac…

  7. fat bastard Says:

    sumo wrestler
    yes thats my flight. sweet.
    ive got some good people meeting me @ the airport if you need a ride or whatev. they got my stash preordered too!

  8. gus Says:

    oh man just discovered Couch Lady…beautiful song. with really weird lyrics.

  9. fat bastard Says:

    couch lady is awesome. gordon original right? reminds me of being stoned with strangers

  10. flarrdogg Says:

    Uncle Eb- http://my.smithmicro.com/mac/stuffit/expander.html

    Download the stuffit expander for free and you’ll be open to open your rar files.

  11. Mr. Completely Says:

    yeah congrats to all long suffering Saints fans – hard to argue with that game.

  12. Mr. Completely Says:

    also re-listening to Gorge jams after about a month off…whoo

  13. Lycanthropist Says:

    Hey everyone,

    Played a trio show last night great first set, drunken rocking second set.

    Available for download in new easy zip format here:

  14. Uncle Ebeneezer Says:

    @ Dogg…thanks bud. Easy Breezy….

    Who’s ready for 8?

  15. Leo Weaver Says:

    @Lycan…thanks for the newest link. I’ve REALLY enjoyed the new stuff this weekend…Soulbrew, Space and Hypno Improvs…I’m impressed.

    @Mr. C…I’ve given all the Gorge big ones a spin this weekend for the first time in a couple of week…they haven’t lost a thing!

  16. Mugician Says:

    Hmmm. Whaddya guys think minimum gas and food’ll cost driving from CO?

    I’m working on getting that deposit down, but have no ride out to Indio. Anybody driving from CO with an extra spot in the car? I’ll pitch generously on driving and reasonably on gas 😀 !!!

  17. Robear Says:

    The some teams suck, the Lions swallow.

  18. beepaphone Says:

    Apparently the Titans take all orifices

  19. BrandonKayda Says:

    Titans SUCK. Oh man, 59-0?! Are you serious?

  20. Mugician Says:

    Oh my GOD! The excitement! I just applied and was accepted to the work exchange – I’m going to 8!!!

    Goddamn. Just like that. I’m going to go see my band again. Fuck yes. Life is grand.

  21. Marshall Says:

    I may be in the minority here, but the GD word is offensive to me. I probably shouldn’t be stating my opinion regarding this (Political correctness bullshit), but I am anyway. There are plenty of other exclamatory words in the English language that you can use instead.

    On a different note, I think its fantastic that you are getting to go to the show, Mugician. See you there.

  22. Mugician Says:

    Huh. No prob Marshall, my bad. I’m actually surprised. What exactly is it that offends you?

    Correction: shows 😀

  23. ThePigSong Says:

    I could use a good writeup in checklist form for 8, kind of like your summer tour checklist.

    Its tough getting all the gear together, especially when your flying across the country.

  24. beepaphone Says:

    Hell yeah Mugician….you’re going to have a blast.

    Good on you.

  25. Mugician Says:

    Yep. Now I just need to figure out a ride!

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