Weekend Nuggets: March Madness


The Madness of March

In honor of the NCAA tournament, this edition of Weekend Nuggets features all facets from the month of March. These two shows provide a snapshot of Phish 365 days apart, on 3.12.92 and 3.12.93. You can hear the development of the band over the year as they prepared to shred apart America during an extensive Summer ’93 tour. Enjoy these as a soundtrack to some of this weekend’s second round games!


3.12.92 The Flynn Theatre, Burlington, VT < Torrent

3.12.92 The Flynn Theatre, Burlington, VT < Megaupload

I. Runaway Jim, Foam, Sparkle, Stash, I Didn’t Know, Reba, Buried Alive, Rift, Magilla, Llama, You Enjoy Myself

II: Golgi Apparatus, Tweezer, Eliza, It’s Ice, Bouncing Around the Room, The Squirming Coil, Uncle Pen, David Bowie*, Cold as Ice > Cracklin’ RosieCold as Ice, My Sweet One, Cavern

E: Sweet Adeline, Weigh, Tweezer Reprise

*Intro included Squirming Coil, It’s Ice, Eliza, Tweezer, Golgi, and YEM teases

Source: AKG 414


3.12.93 Dobson Arena, Vail, CO SBD < Torrent

3.12.93 Dobson Arena, Vail, CO SBD < Megaupload

Vail, Colorado

I: Buried Alive, Poor Heart, Cavern, Possum, Guelah Papyrus, Rift, Stash, Fluffhead, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, David Bowie

II: AC/DC Bag, My Friend, My Friend, Axilla, Sparkle, You Enjoy Myself, Mound, Big Ball Jam, Chalk Dust Torture, Hold Your Head Up > Lengthwise > Hold Your Head Up, Harry Hood, Golgi Apparatus

E: Sweet Adeline, Carolina, Rocky Top

Source: SBD


Jam of the Weekend: This Weekend in Phish History

Run Like an Antelope” 3.20.92 I


Split Open and Melt” 3.21.93 I


Tweezer” 3.21.93 II




“Sanity > Wilson” 3.8.09 I

“Tube” 3.8.09 I (In retrospect, one of the the year’s top versions.)


492 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: March Madness”

  1. sumodie Says:

    @Foul: Lottery is lottery -last year I hit the highs (Red Rocks), the lows (nothing for Leg 1), and everything in between (NYE, Fall Tour).

    Odds of only getting PAVs are very, very low, imo.

    It’s tough being a PAV slut. I know -I became one last year 8)

  2. albert walker Says:

    I found reggae around 98 and pretty much that’s all I listened to for a couple of years I found it so interesting.
    Just had heard the standards up to that point and could not believe what I was missing

    many different interesting sub genres in reggae

    some of my all time fav records are from this genre

    Max Romeo and Culture two sevens being two of them

  3. Foul_Domain Says:

    Thanks sumodie.

    I think I’ll stick with stubhub or ebay in that case. At least I know what Im getting, even if that route it a bit pricey.

  4. SillyWilly Says:

    yeah, i definitely want to get into it this spring.

    it’ll be my spring project.

    earlier this morning I got some good recs from Robear and Leo Weaver

    what should i listen to to give myself a foundation?

  5. gus Says:

    how hard will the hartford tickets be?

    i don’t want to enter the lottery in fear of getting a lawn seat, which is probable, but i also don’t want to wait until the onsale and then just get shut out.

  6. albert walker Says:

    I love Lee “Scratch Perry”

    the roots stuff he produced are all great

    that Max Romeo record, the Congos Heart of the Congos, Junior Murvin Police and Thieves

    The marley and the wailers tracks he produced are by far my favorite of the stuff Bob did

    his dub records Super Ape and Return of the Super Ape are great

    early Israel Vibration and Culture are two of my favorite roots vocal groups

  7. KWL Says:

    a bunch of east coast sheds last year were relatively difficult tickets at face, at least for pavilion: MPP, camden, hartford come to mind. I even recall MPP lawns selling for $100+ leading up to the show on scalper sites. and walking into that show there were a lot of ticketless people.

    BUT, this year there are more 2 night stands. AND, scalpers will probably back off ph this year b/c for every $100 lawn show there was a free ticket show (burgetstown, knox, gorge).

    best bets are public onsales and networking: the BB, ticket boards like cashforyourextra.com, etc.

  8. albert walker Says:

    anyone that has not heard James Brown The Payback

    should def check it out
    when I was pulling it last night I was just amazed at how sick the entire record was
    had not listened to it in years
    a funk masterpiece

  9. SillyWilly Says:

    thanks, AW

    im excited to start listening

  10. KWL Says:

    though i’m not sure what effect the 2 night runs will have on tickets. On one hand, it should decrease demand among the non-hardcore, see a show if it’s local crowd, by spreading it out. On the other, many people will probably be far more likely to travel for a show if they can get 2 instead of just 1.

    Also the tour is essentially set up as 4-night weekend runs plus a few tuesdays. weekend shows = harder tickets.

  11. Frankie Says:

    Happy birthday Mr. Miner! Wearing my phishthoughts t-shirt in celebration… 🙂 Thank you for everything you do!

    Not really roots reggae but a record i’ve been enjoying for ten years in all occasions is Ernest Ranglin’s Below the Bassline. He covers a bunch of reggae tunes and the rythm section is just so tight! Ernest is a Jamaican legend of guitar and he often seems forgotten…

    Check out this clip of his song Surfin’ to see if you like his sound…
    One of my favorite chillin’ records…

  12. voopa Says:

    Below the Bassline is money. Been loving it ever since Trey recommended it about 10 years ago…

  13. Gavinsdad Says:

    @silly – per the earlier suggestions…I love Israel vibes…why you so craven got alot of play by me. Ditto Culture.

    @jdub: from a guy whose fave method of getting high was eating weed food I would truly advise a bite at a time method for your wife. I’ve known to many people to underestimate a brownies strength after waiting over an hour for it to take only to double up and get laid the fuck out. Stories like these are legion. Closer to the point, and I’m not being confrontational, but I think “the proper headspace” to see phish doesn’t necessarily need external substances. As you’ve probably read, I had an 11 year period (93-04) of seeing phish stone cold sober and I was no worse for the wear. This may have been attributable to the fact that I was already 2+ years into seeing the band when I got clean and also a serious fan even then, but I still think that she can have an awesome time in any headspace that isn’t blatanty drunk. My opinion is that you don’t get much of anything when your hammered but I betcha lots of people on this board would disagree.

    Fast forward to last year, my first. In many many seeing phish with a headful of herbs, and I will admit that I crawled deep into the music.

    I just wanted to be sure to mention that she will probably be most receptive to the band if she’s in a headspace of her own choosing. Sincerely hope I’m not overstepping.

  14. Frankie Says:

    Checked out Death and Ike & Tina yesterday… great stuff! Always nice to discover new records… thanks for sharing them!

    Another record i just picked up recently that i wanted to share with you guys is the last collaboration between Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate called “Ali & Toumani”… It is a must for lovers of the Kora…

    This is the first song Ruby… Deep powerful music!

  15. halcyon Says:


    These are some artists recommended by AW and others here

    Yabby you
    King Tubby
    Vivian Jackson
    Jacob Miller
    Augustus Pablo
    Lloyd Bullwacke Barnes
    Black World Dub Wise
    Horace Andy
    Roots Radics
    Linval Thompson

    Check out the Run it Red if you can find it (I used to have the link)

  16. Gavinsdad Says:

    ^what halcy said plus:

    Big youth
    the burning spear
    barrington levy
    Gregory issacs
    don Carlos
    tenor saw
    Dennis brown

  17. Mr. Completely Says:

    I love that band “etc”


    I always just assume everyone has heard the whole classic era JB catalog…if you haven’t @aw’s rec is a great place to start


    fwiw re: shows and getting high for noobs

    I generally don’t think it’s the best idea

    you’re combining two powerful new experiences, too many variables

    usually when we talk about this its in the context of tripping, I always say, get used to shows and tripping separately, then try them together

    same holds here


  18. butter Says:

    @gus – last year hartford was a fairly tuff ticket

    it was a fri show, this year we have a thurs , fri

    if you aren’t going to a bunch of shows, i wouldn’t worry about being “stuck” with a lawn ticket, for the friday show i would be surprised if you weren’t able to recoup most of your $ back from you lawn in an attempt to upgrade yourself to pav

    the thurs show you could feasibly “eat” a lawn ticket, but i would suspect you would get at least 1/2 of that back while upgrading

    at least make sure you are in, having to ditch lawns and upgrade yourself later is all part of the game

    my main point is, if you are only able to hit a few shows, don’t be i’ll prepared stressing any sort of ticket at 8pm cuz you were holding out for pav’s

  19. albert walker Says:

    those last couple records are recorded a little hot

    have a new recording set up

    sounded fine on my stereo but on the headphones walking the dog they were a little stressed

    my fault
    now we’re fixed

  20. flarrdogg Says:

    I am not well versed it reggae at all. It isn’t that I don’t like it, more that I’ve been underexposed and spent my limited listening time (only so many hours in a day) engrossed in other things. Never really sought it out. I’m going to spin some of AW’s, GD’s, and Selector’s recs. Nice to have these guys as a resource. Also, I think it is totally okay to be a noob to certain things- just not Phish or the Grateful Dead. 8) I shun those people and shame them with dirty looks and mockery.

  21. albert walker Says:

    of course my stoned ass records 5 whole records before testing to see how they sound

    new batches should sound great

    this last one sounds good and I think anyone that has not heard it should
    especially if you consider yourself a Jerry fan

    I put 3 different live blues from newport festival records in one file
    highlight the best OG blues performers playin for the white kids at Newport

    Mississippi John Hurt, Rev Gary Davis, Son House, John Hooker, lightnin Hopkins and others

    several of Jerry’s acoustic and electric influences
    and several performances of songs that would become part of the Dead’s repetoire

  22. Foul_Domain Says:

    Just checked out stubhub for DMB tickets at SPAC this summer (Not looking to go, but thought Phish tix might be somewhat comparable).

    I hope they are not! The pavs are going for between 300 and 800 bucks.


  23. Mr.Palmer Says:

    @ foul- DMB has a bit more of the upper-crust frat boys scene. Mommy and Daddy have no problem forking over the credit card so Stewie can go see Dave.

  24. Mr.Palmer Says:

    no offense to anyone named Stewie ^^^

  25. Foul_Domain Says:

    I knew DMB was popular, but damn!!!

    I do enjoy the drummer though. Love em or hate em, that guy can play.

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