7.30.09 Red Rocks (Photo: G.Lucas)


Jam of the Day:

Mike’s > Horse > Silent” 10.29.96 II

This nugget of darkness finds Phish in Tallahassee, amidst their last set before Halloween ’96. Playing with Karl Perazzo, warming up for Remain In Light, the band sat into a thick “Houses In Motion” groove during “Mike’s” second jam.




7.25.99 Deer Creek, Noblesville, IN < Torrent

7.25.99 Deer Creek, Noblesville, IN < Megaupload

Deer Creek '99 Pollock

This second-to last show before Phish flew the coop to the Fuji Rock Festival contains has plenty to offer, as both sets are strewn with highlights. This reader request goes out to phoompapa!

I: Meat, My Friend, My Friend > My Left Toe > Whipping Post > Makisupa Policeman, Saw It Again, Boogie On Reggae Woman, Cavern

II: Birds of a Feather > Walk Away, Run Like an Antelope, Suzy Greenberg, Hold Your Head Up > Purple Rain > Hold Your Head Up, You Enjoy Myself

E: Loving Cup

Source: Schoeps cmc641’s > Aopgee AD1000> DA-P1

785 Responses to “Thursday”

  1. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    we might be 2 for 2 on upsets in the BE tourney today… if this holds up, things are looking good for my Irish.

  2. Mr. Completely Says:

    Pig was really always just a couple songs per night and didn’t really contribute on keys, he’d plunk away a little now and again but it rarely mattered

    maybe he was sick in ’71 but he kept singing…his performances are a highlight of the year…Hard to Handle being the tops IMO, also Good Lovin and Smokestack…

    I think they just wanted keys back in the sound

    @Marshall, 4/5/91 is good, with an epic moment, the improvisational Jerry/Bruce led Stir it Up jam out of Terrapin, very magical IMO – otherwise a nice standard show from the tour…good Shakedown if I recall right

    never heard the ’95

  3. Stupendous Says:

    I guess the bottom line with booby is that if you cant hear him (in context of GD) then that means he’s doing his job well…
    I must admit…playing in the band is one of my fav GD songs as well as the other one but im sure the whole band had their input on all those tunes…

  4. angryjoggerz Says:

    Wow, I had completely forgotten about Pocky Way and Samba in the Rain. Cheezey.

  5. Mr. Completely Says:

    maybe a few songs a set at his peak

  6. Mr. Completely Says:

    Pocky Way w/Hammond B3 instead of synth = money

    Shoreline ’87 for instance

  7. Marshall Says:

    The Omni, Atlanta, GA (4/5/91)

    Shakedown Street
    New Minglewood Blues
    Stagger Lee
    Mama Tried
    Mexicali Blues
    Friend of the Devil
    Queen Jane Approximately

    Iko Iko
    Saint of Circumstance
    Terrapin Station
    The Other One
    Wharf Rat
    Throwin’ Stones
    Not Fade Away

    Quinn the Eskimo

    I had absolutely no foreknowledge of the Dead at this point. Had heard less than a couple of hours worth of music probably. Thanks for your mini-review.

    Main thing I remember about the ’95 show I saw was that they played Alabama Getaway, which I was told was a bustout at that time, and then I remember Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds being a very beautiful encore.

  8. jay Says:

    Easy Wind and Mans World are the 2 top Pig songs for me.

  9. Marshall Says:

    ^ I don’t have copies of either of the shows I attended. I should really seek them out and see how they sound to my ears now. Something tells me I’ll appreciate them much more than I did back then. In 1990 I was still listening to Janes Addiction and the Beastie Boys. By 1995 I had caught only one Phish show, so I hadn’t yet gotten on that train officially either. If anything I was an ABB fan at that time.

  10. marcoesq Says:


    Absolutely! I was at that show so I would definitely love to grab that

    What do you need on my end?

  11. marcoesq Says:


    Santa Fe, like at Paolo Soleiri? I love that venue but feel it may be a little too small for the boys

    I’ve seen a bunch of shows there and love it, but it’s tiny

    Plus, they dont serve booze being on an indian college campus and all

    They do have ice cream and hot dogs though 🙂

  12. Lycanthropist Says:


    are you out there?

    need your t-shirt size

  13. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:


    Got your discs today!!!

    Thanks a lot. Watched a bit of the Mike’s Groove from 4/3/98 a bit earlier. Will be these a full viewing this weekend

    Thanks again

  14. Lycanthropist Says:

    what up bk

  15. voopa Says:


    Phish played Paolo Soleiri in ’94. Seems unlikely now, but they played the Greek in ’93…

  16. Mr. Completely Says:

    That ’91 shows is well worth hearing, I should spin it again soon

    love Easy Wind

    very hard song to play, didn’t stay in rotation long

  17. Chuck D Says:

    Marco, yeah, that’s my hope. PLEEEEAAAASE!?!!1/1?!!?!

    fyi, I don’t think its going to happen. But when I heard about Telluride, I said “no way” as well… so yeah, doesn’t hurt to hope.

  18. angryjoggerz Says:

    got a funky thing to get into

  19. Chuck D Says:

    I noticed on google maps that there is also a large baseball field and a football stadium (if i remember correctly) on the same Indian Campus… so it could be there, just not in the amphitheater… this is all very doubtful. See what happens when I start to hope?

  20. Brimley Says:

    Mr. C…Give me a small list of Dope Spring 71 shows and i’m downloading them tonight…I’ve DL’d your opinions before never to disappoint…

  21. neemor Says:

    King Bee was my favorite Pig sung tune.

  22. marcoesq Says:


    I’m with you man, I would absolutely love to go there. From what I hear, they don’t allow any type of concert events on campus besides at the ampitheatre but you’re right, anything can happen!

  23. marcoesq Says:

    I’m out fellas, gnight

  24. Mr. Completely Says:

    Brimley, they have officially released a lot of my picks 😮 all of the official releases from that year are worth hearing

    my ’71 mix is here

    The Dark Star in that mix is actually “Darkstarenstein,” my remix of Dark Stars from ’71 into a single continuous jam. ’71 is noted for having little open jamming; paradoxically, each of the few Dark Stars from that year is a masterpiece of improvisational genius. WTF?

    As for shows

    There’s some great stuff in Portchester (Feb) esp. a famous jam at the end of a Dark Star, and also in Manhattan Center (April) but the heat really starts at the Fillmore East in late April – the whole run to a degree but especially 4/28 and 4/29

    check out how sick Jerry’s tone is at those gigs…nothing else like it…new CM remasters are in circulation now

    Yale Bowl (7/31) and Hollywood Palladium (8/6) are my old Summer standbys, now officially released

    For fall (with Keith) there’s the legendary Halloween show part of which is DP2. One of those uber epic dark star jam sections and a Rock Star Jerry shred-fest in NFA that is pretty fricken sweet.

    11/7 is a justly legendary show. Highly recommended.

    The Felt Forum fun in early December has some great stuff but right now I am having trouble remembering which show is which! There’s a nice partial matrix of 12-1 that’s cool.

  25. Aquaman Says:

    I got my days mixed up. Here is a funny post that pertained to yesterday’s DMB talk.

    Verry funny video


    This is how Dave Matthews has developed n my mind.

    This is funny as sh$t, try not to get Pepsi through the nose.


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