Weekend Nuggets: Colorado ’90 SBDs


Boulder Theatre (F.Drebin)

After Phish took their first major road trip to Colorado in 1988, they returned early and often. These shows wrapped up a five-show Halloween run through theĀ  Rocky Mountain State, two years later in 1990. Some interesting info on these from from Phish.net:

“Sbd/Aud mixes: The following shows were recorded to DAT from a separate recording board at the shows. They are some of the highest quality Phish tapes in existence: 4/22/90, 10/30/90, 10/31/90, 11/2/90, 11/3/90, 11/4/90, 3/13/91, 3/15/91, 3/16/91, 3/17/91, 3/22/91, 3/23/91, 4/5/92.

Except for the 4/5/92 tape, they have all been fairly widely circulated. They were done on a large recording console (not EQ) and mixed completely separately from the board mix, rumoredly done in a truck outside the venue. The engineer used 2 audience mics to mix in crowd/hall ambience (on most of them).”

Enjoy these relics over a winter weekend!

(FYI: Torrents won’t be available this weekend, and further TAB shows won’t be posted until early next week. Cheers.)

Lots of great TAB reader reviews have been pouring in. Check em out!

11.4.90 Fort Ram, Fort Collins, CO SBD / Matrix < Megaupload

I: Carolina, AC/DC Bag, The Curtain > Bouncing Around the Room, Tube, Harry Hood, Funky Bitch, The Asse Festival, My Sweet One, David Bowie

II: Golgi Apparatus, Rocky Top, Llama, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Manteca > Caravan, Runaway Jim, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg, Jesus Just Left Chicago, You Enjoy Myself

E: Contact, Highway to Hell

Source: SBD / Matrix


11.3.90 Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO SBD / Matrix < Megaupload

I: Dinner and a Movie > Bouncing Around the Room, Llama, The Squirming Coil, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg, Magilla > Foam, Runaway Jim, You Enjoy Myself, Good Times Bad Times

II: The Landlady, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Paul and Silas, Stash, Fee, Uncle Pen, Reba, Possum, Hold Your Head Up > Love You > Hold Your Head Up, Run Like an Antelope

E: Fluffhead, Fire

Source: SBD / Matrix


Jam of the Weekend:

Bathtub Gin > Llama” 11.19.97 I

A first set highlight from Champaign ’97.




“First Tube” 2.16.10, NYC


Photo of the Weekend:

2.19.10 - Chicago (Photo: Matt Simpson)

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1,398 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Colorado ’90 SBDs”

  1. voidboy Says:

    Ken Kesey

    Speaking of which, “The Electric Kool-Aide Acid Test” (Tom Wolfe)
    and “On The Road” Jack Kerouac can not be removed from any conversation regarding Ken Kesey… (I guess they can, but hey, what the hell).

    “One Flew over the Koo Koo’s Nest”


    “Sometimes a Great Notion”

    are still pretty solid reads in speak to the myth surrounding the “Further” GD ethos….

  2. Lycanthropist Says:

    thanks @KWL

    have you gotten into the second set yet?

  3. voidboy Says:

    Merry Pranksters

    Acid Tests

    Grateful Dead

    Neal Cassidy

    Ken Kesey and “Great Literature”

    hard to separate any of this stuff without remarking upon the other


  4. KWL Says:

    warming up to the horns some. In soul brew now.

    gives it a little more… not variety… maybe unpredictability? keeps people on their toes?… (something like that) when the bass takes the lead instead of you

  5. KWL Says:

    mixes it up I guess

  6. Lycanthropist Says:

    yeh we liked the progression of this show cause the band steadily swelled and got bigger and funkier.. seemed to work out well

  7. SillyWilly Says:

    I love these (Kerouac readings)


  8. KWL Says:

    def getting funkier

  9. halcyon Says:

    Yeah KWL….snowshoeing in 12″ fresh was nice today, didn’t see any wildlife, but took some nice photos, and it was real serene where I was. Bluebird day in the rockies.

  10. HarryHood Says:


    Been checking in for a couple of days and haven’t been able to catch you. I ran into my friend the other night who is in the band Lucid that I linked you to a while back. He gave me his e-mail address and I’m going to send him the link to your site. He said that he was more than interested in swapping some gigs if you guys are interested. They’ve got a decent handle on the Northeast at this point and are looking to branch out your way. I’ll get the ball rolling and you guys can work out the details.

  11. voidboy Says:


    Sounds sweet indeed.

    7.23.97 Ghost rocks very nice indeed….

  12. SillyWilly Says:

    So, I’d like Mound to return as a mid-first set fixture….maybe even part of a mound>llama>makisupa>stash opener to a 2nd set.

    haha. ok. maybe the second part of my wish is a little fantastic.

  13. Lycanthropist Says:


    that sounds great!

    thank you so much..

  14. SillyWilly Says:


    where do you live? CF in the northeast might be the only way i can see them.

  15. SillyWilly Says:

    im headed to bed.

    just spent the last half hour google mapping the mileages to all the venues Phish played last summer. The Gorge is only 1730 miles from Madison. So, If I get a buddy, leave on a Thursday night, drive like mad, alternating with a friend, I could see a Friday and Saturday night, and make work on Monday.

    All of this, of course, if they play on a Friday-Saturday, and my car holds out.

  16. ChefBradford Says:

    Lycan, if you’re still around, you have mail

  17. garretc Says:

    If Mr. Miner is allowed to use the phrase “bass-led jihad” when describing Cactus, am I allowed to say that this 6/29/1997 YEM features Mike subjecting Denmark to a bass blitzkrieg?

    Cause he definitely destroyed this place, and I’m a bit lacking in metaphors relating bass solos to the wars in Denmark, so I went with blitzkrieg…

  18. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    tube 7.29.98… enough said. fuck.

  19. garretc Says:

    You know purplehumpbackwhale, you prolly coulda left it at “tube…”, and said plenty!

  20. garretc Says:

    A 21 minute Ghost to open 7/1/97? I can live with that!

  21. garretc Says:


  22. garretc Says:

    Noice! I forgot that this was THAT Ghost… I don’t usually stop everything I’m doing just to listen to a jam while watching my trippy screensaver, unless I’m real real ‘baned, but Worm Ghost made me do just that while sober as the day I was born!

  23. Comrade Says:

    is the show still streaming?
    if so how do you get it?

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