Weekend Nuggets: North of the Border In ’94

Apologies for Friday. One unexcused absence for Miner. Here we have two shows from Canada at the beginning of Spring ’94. Enjoy the three-day weekend. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – respect.

4.5.94 The Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec < Torrent

4.5.94 The Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec < Megaupload


I: Runaway Jim, Foam, Fluffhead, Glide, Julius, Bouncing Around the Room > Rift, AC/DC Bag

II: Peaches en Regalia, Ya Mar, Tweezer > If I Could, You Enjoy Myself, I Wanna Be Like You > Hold Your Head Up, Chalk Dust Torture, Amazing Grace

E: Nellie Kane, Golgi Apparatus

Source: B&K 4011


4.6.94 Concert Hall, Toronto, Ontario < Torrent

4.6.94 Concert Hall, Toronto, Ontario < Megaupload

I: Llama, Guelah Papyrus, Poor Heart, Stash, The Lizards, Sample in a Jar, Scent of a Mule, Fee > Run Like an Antelope

II: The Curtain > Down with Disease, Wolfman’s Brother, Sparkle, Mike’s Song > Lifeboy > Weekapaug Groove, The Squirming Coil, Cavern

E: Ginseng Sullivan, Nellie Kane, Sweet Adeline

Source: Panasonic SV-3700> RCA cable(S/PDIF)> Tascam PCI-822(48k)>
Cool Edit Pro(44.1k)> CDWav> MKWshn


Jam of the Weekend:

Tweezer > Lifeboy” 5.22.94 II


Another nugget from Canada ’94.



“Reba” 12.4.09 I MSG, NYC

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460 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: North of the Border In ’94”

  1. whole tour! Says:

    I had a lot of fun in 2003. Every show i caught was awesome. It was no doubt in part to the party favors…lol.

    That Raleigh ’03 set 2 was unique. After that 1st set…it really saved the day. I did Charlotte, Atlanta, And Raleigh. One off set out of 6 isn’t too shabby. Had lots of fun at those three shows.

  2. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Yeah WT, i remember being completely spun out of my mind when they busted Destiny that year. Talk about have your face melted. The GBOTT from the Nassau show is a close second to the Miami ’09 version IMO.

  3. whole tour! Says:

    spring 03 was a great tour.
    I caught the greensboro tour closer blow out.
    good times.

  4. Skyballs Saxscraper Says:

    Marshall: That entire second night was epic, but on relisten it was apparent to me that the band was nearly done. Rift got chopped, Mike couldn’t sing Drowned anywhere near as well as he used to, they clearly just said “fuck it, we’ll just jam so we won’t have to deal with difficult compositions” – which led to an utterly amazing show to attend, but when I had a chance to think about it and how close they were to the end, it just sounded painful. As if they were really laying it all out on the table. Thankfully, they’ve really come a long, long way.

    But, yeah, that Waves in particular was an indication that It was On.

  5. Lycanthropist Says:

    yeah i caught that show too wt!

    that was just a fun rocking show

    all though for some reason that particular Wilson freaked me out (it mighta been the psychs)

  6. whole tour! Says:

    I remember looking at the nassau 03 setlist online with a couple of friends…and all three of us had to pick our jaw up off the ground. We knew we were in for a treat at greensboro.

  7. Leo Weaver Says:

    mmm…greensboro ’03…what a night 🙂

  8. Lycanthropist Says:

    the thing is, that as good as the jams, the attitude towards being clean and sharp in the composed stuff really took away from it for me.

    one of the biggest selling points of Phish to me was their musicianship. And they forsook that with little regard during 2.0.

    It was hard for me to look past that, especially when i am paying 40-60 dollar ticket prices, and driving 12-14 hours to see them.

  9. Gavinsdad Says:

    Sorry in and out here. But I’m not complaining about solo dad and daughter time.

    My memory of 03 and 04 is really hazy. What’s strange is that I was clean/sober for those shows. In 04 I do remember coney and at Camden I just remember handing over my Coventry tix to my friend…pretty symbolic gesture in hindsight as a measure of my waning commitment to the band at the time. Esp considering how pumped I was to drive over nite from NJ to Oswego in 99 only to sit in 5 hrs of traffic once I got there. I have to go back and listen to my 03 and 04 shows

    non sequitur: in my slightly hazy late nite drive home last nite I was completely baffled by treys tone and attack on the Great Went Llama. Absolutely sinister cauldron of goo. Also that cities is really dark and strange

  10. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Ok, looking at some of these ’03 setlists since they are being discussed. WTF is “Spices”. I can honestly say i don’t think i’ve ever heard of this song before. anyone?

  11. Lycanthropist Says:

    i think its a trey tune..

    didnt get much love from the phans.

  12. Gavinsdad Says:

    Lol for some reason at Spices.

    One of my fave takeaways from this board is that while I might not really “know” all of you that well, I have a sense of a vibe I get from lots of you. So to hear that you were at particular shows, especially ones I was at, allows me to kind of imagine you there having a good time, or a spun time or whatever and I say this in an utterly uncreepy Neemor sort of way.

  13. whole tour! Says:

    “spices” was only played once…at shoreline 03.

    It’s a pretty cool song…kinda got a discern-ish vibe to it.

  14. whole tour! Says:

    Spices > Waves i think it was.

  15. Lycanthropist Says:

    yeah i am pretty sure that is right.

    I for one would love to see Discern come back.. that jam was so unique…

  16. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I need to find a decent copy of those Oswego shows. I had a tremendous time that weekend. That mini-fest tends to get overlooked because of the greatness of the others. But there was some great shit that weekend. That final set i remember being especially hot. Oh yeah. and it was like 95 degrees out too i think. Luckily our crew decided to do the hotel thing instead of camping.

  17. Gavinsdad Says:

    Mr p – I wasn’t ever much of a song by song reviewer but in 99 I did post a general thoughts review of Oswego to phish.net after the weekend in which I called out the blue AstroTurf we were dancing on page side, the number of shirts I sweat thru, how badly my back felt from dancing at age 29, mike Gordon winning my MVP award for creative basslines, the Boaf, and for some reason the have mercy. That was a great 2 day for sure

  18. jdub Says:

    Good morning, 2/28/03 is my top show I’ve attended. It was a magical evening after they set the tone with a shredding birds to open followed by that destiny. Tweezer was quite remarkable, I just remember being in awe the entire time. Having only seem them 3 times pre hiatus I thought to myself were these guys always this good? Of course some nice chocolates made everything seem extra special

  19. Gavinsdad Says:

    Ps I need a good source for Oswego myself

  20. pagesidehighschool Says:

    I think Oswego is the most underrated festival, despite the heat the music was sick! Lots of big highlights the first night and bustouts the second day!

  21. pagesidehighschool Says:

    Seems like a lot of much needed shows are not in minors archive, not sure if there are restrictions or not? Anyone know of any other archives like his, I know Kenny powers has a lot of good stuff

    off topic: saw avatar last night…. Amazing!

  22. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I know Miner said he was going to be adding a bunch of ’03 and ’04 stuff to the achive. In due time.

  23. Lycanthropist Says:


    only worth it in the 3d experience

  24. jdub Says:

    Hey Gavinsdad, it becomes harder to let lose with young Kids at home. I am constantly pushing my limits on time and sleep by having too many things going on. I am self employed as well as a father of two. And I still like to enjoy life like I did in my twenties.

  25. halcyon Says:

    KWL…..if you are still out here…last night you wanted a rec for a day hike in Boulder. Check out Mt. Sanitas(I think that is the spelling). Its a 5-6 mile rt and not difficult. The lack of snow in CO will make the hike easy and enjoyable.


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