Weekend Nuggets: The Other Night In Albany


11.27.09 Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY < Megaupload

11.28.09 Albany (Peek)

11.28.09 Albany (Peek)

With all of the due praise that 11.28 has garnered for its improvisational odyssey, the night beforehand has slid under the radar. In one of the most unique shows of tour, Phish molded an original second set featuring two debuts, a couple bust-outs, and a hefty portion on-point jamming. “My Friend, My Friend,” an aural omen of the fire to come, kicked off the frame, setting the table for the out-0f-left-field cover, “Golden Age.” An experience likening the debut of “Roses Are Free,” twelve years earlier in Rochester, no one had any idea what song Phish had busted out. The entire set passed and we walked out of the venue having no idea the song was even a cover. With a triumphant Phish jam and lyrics referencing “an age of miracles,” I thought the band had just debuted their best-kept secret, written specifically for this go-round. Only later in the evening did I find out the song’s indie pop-tronica roots, download the song, and become mesmerized by its transformation. Phish fed off the energy born from “Golden Age” for the entire set, killing “On Your Way Down,” “Piper > Tommorrow’s Song” and “Harry Hood.” And the first set ain’t too shabby either!

I: AC/DC Bag, Maze, Driver, My Mind’s Got a Mind of its Own, Gumbo, Bouncing Around the Room, It’s Ice, Two Versions of Me, Timber, Limb By Limb, Cavern, Light

II: My Friend, My Friend > Golden Age*, On Your Way Down, Fluffhead, Piper > Tomorrow’s Song*, Prince Caspian, Harry Hood, Suzy Greenberg, The Squirming Coil, I Been Around

E: Fire


Source: Sennheiser MD441U > Edirol R4Pro @ 24/88.2


Jams of the Weekend: 11.27.09

Golden Age


Piper > Tomorrow’s Song




“Golden Age” 11.27.09


“On Your Way Down” 11.27.09


11.28.09 - Albany (Peek Photography)

11.28.09 - Albany (Peek Photography)

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600 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: The Other Night In Albany”

  1. kb Says:

    thx to all for sharing tracks to check out.

    maybe ill edit down to the exact moments that i feel are my fav and post them with a write up.

    another moment this happens for me is the synth in barbara o’reily by the who.

  2. Lycanthropist Says:

    @mr. c-

    if you out there, wondering what you thought about the horns addition to TSU


    i am really glad you found our music danceable..

    we definitely have dancey nights and then we have mind fuck nights..

    last night’s show was rough.
    opposite of fridays

    we had a great crowd last night, but we couldn’t seem to show up lol

  3. VoidBoy Says:

    ah. Yeah… good stuff. How do you (KB) feel about Electric Ladyland… Side 3 “Rainy Day”> “A Merman I should turn to be”

  4. Lycanthropist Says:

    Electric Ladyland is my fav Hendrix

  5. VoidBoy Says:

    Pilotdrift is an interesting band with some pure moments of “bliss.” Check out “Passanger Seat”


  6. sumodie Says:

    @jdub: actually i dont have a job right now, something that has been vexing me for awhile now. i had been doing health policy work @ umass med school, realized it wasnt for me over the long haul, so i decided to get an mba degree, one that focuses on sustainability practices for organizations. thus last fall i quit my state job to focus exclusively on the final year of my mba degree, just as the economy tanks -lol @ me! nothin like phish tour, free time, & a little savings to prolong the career transition process.

    but ive no regrets. in fact, the return of phish couldnt have come at a better time for me. the last 2 years have been very challenging for me, but phish, and oddly enough, this community here, have partially helped me to clarify my goals & values. im currently starting to implement some important changes, like moving back to a community/environment i love, amherst, ma (where i only have online access thru my phone -ugh).

    guess im diverging off into some heady territory, but thats what phish (& pt) does to me.

  7. kb Says:


    certain moments in those tracks are IT.

    were def on the same fin page!

  8. BrandonKayda Says:

    Looks like I need to hear the “It” festival shows now….


  9. VoidBoy Says:


    Yeah, I thought “some” of that would appeal. I am always looking for the same for sure.

  10. kb Says:


    axis bold as love: if 6 was 9

    minute 4 jam. pure joy. that crazy flute riff over those textures.

  11. kb Says:


    the IT we agreeing to can hit me with great surprise:
    tom petty – it’s good to be king – the ending jam that starts at 4:00 is sensational

  12. Lycanthropist Says:


    that ending jam was enough to make us want to cover that song

  13. kb Says:

    ^ that’s great. hopefully you jam that ending. man that’s an emotional passage.

  14. VoidBoy Says:

    Hendrix: Axis Bold As Love… Flute Jam… Reminds me of some work by Steve Winwood/Traffic… no surprise he sat in with the Dead (years later).

    tom petty – it’s good to be king – the ending jam that starts at 4:00 is sensational.

    Had no idea. I will have to check this out. Never a big TP fan, but am open to his work. Like the Traveling Wilburys (if you can imagine that… though Roy Orbinson and George Harrison are always cool).

  15. VoidBoy Says:

    Regarding IT Festival.

    I have the DVD which is limited. If you find a good source for IT (btree), I would love to know about “it” (no pun intended though now that I think of it… lets make that a pun…). Yes, I have that kind of power, it’s my post.

  16. neemor Says:

    kb: FWIW, it’s Baba O’Reilly.

    With the crappy NE weather, I’ve been sitting inside all day listening to shows…keeping it in a winter theme:
    12.15.95 is on deck….

    Finding that silver lining wherever I can.

    Some neat posting today, guys.
    Maybe check out CF show later, Lycan…
    Suggestions on dates?

  17. neemor Says:

    12.5.95 now….
    By mistake or higher design….
    What’s better that a ‘Horn’ opener?

  18. neemor Says:

    Link Tuesday, 12/05/1995 Mullins Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

    Set 1: Horn, Chalk Dust Torture, Taste That Surrounds, The Lizards, Free, Esther, David Bowie, I’m Blue, I’m Lonesome[1]

    Set 2: Poor Heart, Bathtub Gin -> Keyboard Army, Scent of a Mule -> Jam -> Lifeboy, Harry Hood, Cavern

    Encore: Theme From the Bottom, Sweet Adeline

    [1] Acoustic.

    Notes: Lizards was dedicated to college basketball commentator Dick Vitale. I’m Blue I’m Lonesome was performed acoustic.

  19. neemor Says:

    Mule->Jam->Lifeboy may just put me in that place that I’ve been pining for since 12/4 MSG…..
    :::Firing up bowl:::

  20. neemor Says:

    Oooooh, and there’s a ‘Demand’ the next night, 12.7…
    This is shaping up to being a good night.

  21. neemor Says:

    Thursday, 12/07/1995 Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagra Falls, NY

    Set 1: The Old Home Place, The Curtain > AC/DC Bag, Demand > Rift, Slave to the Traffic Light, Guyute, Bouncing Around the Room, Possum, Hello My Baby

    Set 2: Split Open and Melt[1], Strange Design, Taste That Surrounds, Reba[2], Julius, Sleeping Monkey, Sparkle, Mike’s Song -> Weekapaug Groove, Amazing Grace

    Encore: Uncle Pen

    [1] In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida tease.
    [2] Pop Goes the Weasel tease.

    Notes: The Melt jam included a tease of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. Reba included a Pop Goes the Weasel tease and, unfortunately, a botched ending.

    Perhaps the perfect setlist.

  22. neemor Says:

    That’s another good word, ‘botched’.

  23. Robear Says:


  24. neemor Says:

    Hey there, big guy.
    What’s the good word?

  25. neemor Says:

    7 uninterrupted posts.
    Maybe a record?

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