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. butter Says:

    good morning guys

    Marshall……back when i was a noob …..oh the days

  2. gratefulcub Says:

    “even after I had tapes, I still couldn’t figure out what “I am Hydgrogen” was – remember there were no track stops”

    Tremendous. I had the same problem. I think I was one of those jackasses that had a *Hydrogen (Heineken) T shirt before I really knew what the song was. When I started listening, the tapes included many more Simples than H2’s.

  3. marcoesq Says:


    I just got up on the Gorge d/l, when do you guys wanna start?

  4. c0wfunk Says:

    the first tiem I ever “got” what hydrogen was I believe was a giant country horns from 91 tape. Amidst the chaos of the mike’s w/ horns the sublime melodies of hydrogen stood out like a diamond.

  5. butter Says:

    what’s Hydrogen

  6. sumodie Says:

    How do I dl (not listen to) Mike’s Birth of a Universe?

    I’ve clicked on the various posted links but can’t dl the tune. thnx.

  7. marcoesq Says:


    I remember cutting class to go pick up Slip Stitch and being so excited there was a Mikes!
    I had only heard shitty recordings from old tapes I had

    Thats why I think some of their songs are worthy of not being released on albums

    I was pretty upset when they released Piper on Farmhouse. I thought that Piper had the allure of being on of those tunes and didn’t need to be thrown into the cd release mix

  8. neemor Says:

    “these kids today don’t know how hard we had it”
    ^no idea

    I was so into the Dead in 93 or so, I hated on Phish in a big way.
    Looking back, I really wish I had given them a shot.
    Oh, well.
    We live, we learn.

    Kung Fu is the next one.
    These boys are immense.
    I posted a few dates yesterday, but I can’t stress enough how much you guys should add them to your ‘must-see’ list.

    I would tell any music lover to see The Breakfast (voted Best Unknown Jam Band in the late nineties) and I would say the same about RAQ, even if just for Todd Stoops on keys, man’s a genius.
    But now, you throw those bands together, add a solid bass player and a sax/multi-instrumentalist who both know what they’re doing, give them some time to practice some really difficult, composed jams to come together as a band and what you’re left with….well…..

    Is really good music.

    Can’t stress enough.
    See Kung Fu.

  9. Marshall Says:

    Another thing I remembered about being a noob … at shows, I really was lost. Having no experience as a base, I couldn’t discern the difference between a song with few lyrics (YEM, Antelope, David Bowie), a song with an extended composition, a la Reba, and true improvisation that occurred (type II jamming). It took me about a full year of listening to tapes (mid-94 to mid-95) before I finally became acquainted with much of the music and didn’t feel like I was being taken for a ride. I sort of miss that feeling.

  10. Kaveh Says:

    mrfergie – Congrats!

    @marcoesq – Sorry, must have missed that post. When you get on and there are five pages deep already, a quick scan isn’t always the best. But I’ll still listen to the Bowie for sure.

  11. lastwaltzer Says:

    i know not everyone on here is into the post-grateful dead projects but right now I’m listening to p&f from 7/15/2006 and have to say I really think this line up was the best phil has had since the Q. The interplay between sless (playing lead on pedal steel) and Larry Cambell is nothing short of awesome. Why they would get anyone else but sless to play lead boggles my mind, I really think he is the only man for the job (outside of Kimock). If you haven’t dug into any of these show I highly recommend them. They are not psychedelic like the Q but have a strong country blues feel plus Greg Osby plays sax on a lot the stuff which gives it a jazzy feel.

    This is show I’m listening too if anyone wants to check it out.

    I don’t know how the source is since I’m listening to the boards.

    Set I
    1. Jam >Dire Wolf, Big River, Peggy-O,Let it Ride >Bertha>Next Time You See Me,Viola Lee Blues
    Set II
    Playing The Band >Scarlet Begonias >Fire on the Mountain >Shakedown Street >He’s Gone >Gimme Shelter >Stella Blue > Truckin >Playing In the Band
    5. Donor Rap/Intros
    6. Attics of My Life

    anyone else dig this lineup?

  12. butter Says:

    “Am I weird? Is anyone else feeling like an ass because they’ve put all their summer plans are on hold until summer dates gets released?”

    @sumodie – everything is on hold

    Phish could help us out by droppin these a little earlier
    its getting a little ridiculous, fending off family that likes to make plans 1 yr in advance

    in the old days we’d just say no… “other” summer plans
    these days i have to work in Grandparents and weddings and all sorts of stuff between shows….missed a good friends wedding last year due to Gorge, but Phish actually announced it before he did his wedding so i didn’t feel bad at all (already had plane tix, rv ect.)

  13. halcyon Says:

    Connecticut / Mass Blackboarders you can now fly direct to colorado on southwest.

  14. Mr. Palmer Says:

    @marcoesq- say the word i’m ready re: gorge ’98

  15. lastwaltzer Says:

    Speaking of that lineup, trey sat in a bunch that tour, which resulted in this the first night

    Set Two:Jam>Lady With A Fan>Terrapin Station>Jam>St. Stephen>The Eleven,Rosemary>Desire>Rosemary,Fire on the Mountain>I Know You Rider
    Donor Rap/Intros
    Box oF Rain

    All with Trey sitting. That Terrapin blew my mind, esp. the jam before the “inspiration” portion that has an Indian vibe and joan doing some far singing.

  16. marcoesq Says:

    Lets go!

  17. marcoesq Says:


    Want to spin the whole show or 2nd set? Not sure if grateful is still around or if he bounced to catch his flight

  18. Mr. Palmer Says:

    whole show

  19. HarryHood Says:

    It’s a girl 😉

  20. gratefulcub Says:

    Ready when you are Marco. First or second set I don’t care.

  21. halcyon Says:

    congrats HHood!

  22. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Congrats Hood, way to go my man!

  23. Halden Says:

    Enjoy Hood

  24. lastwaltzer Says:

    congrats hood!

  25. marcoesq Says:




    Lets start from the beginning at Makisupa. In 3, 2, 1…

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