Weekend Nuggets: International Phish


Osaka 2000

Listening to Prague ’98 this week inspired me to dig into the international archives. I’ve dug up two stellar show, continents apart. The Osaka show from 200 features a creatively demented “Down With Disease” that may be the greatest jam that nobody talks about from Phish’s prolific run in the Pacific. The first set “Ghost” brings another dark-horse highlight from a show that took place three stories up in a massive shopping complex, (the second show of Japan to take place within in an elevated shopping plaza!)

The second selection comes from the transformative tour of Summer ’97, and the band’s gooey, raw funk is on full display throughout. The second set brings the heat from start to finish, bookended by thick explorations of “Wolfman’s” and “Ghost.” Have a great weekend!

6.15.2000 Big Cat, Osaka, Japan (Matrix) < Torrent

6.15.2000 Big Cat, Osaka, Japan (Matrix) < Megaupload

I: NICU, Chalk Dust Torture, AC/DC Bag, Uncle Pen, Ghost, Frankie Says, The Divided Sky, Farmhouse

II: Down with Disease > The Lizards, Bike > Hold Your Head Up, You Enjoy Myself

E: Gotta Jibboo

Source: source: DSBD+AUD Matrix Mix AKG C1000’s


6.24.1997 La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France < Torrent

6.24.1997 La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France < Megaupload

I: Split Open and Melt, Beauty of My Dreams, Dogs Stole Things, Vultures, Guelah Papyrus*, Runaway Jim^, Talk, Free, Prince Caspian, Rocky Top

II: Wolfman’s Brother, Reba, NICU, Twist, Piper, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Ghost

E: Loving Cup

*aborted, ^Gypsy Queen jam

Source: Schoeps CMC6/mk4v > SX-M2 > D8


Jam of the Weekend:

Bathtub > funk > Gin” 7.10.97 I

A relic from Marseilles, France in early Summer ’97; back when tapers tracked “funk” jams, and Phish grooved unmercifully.




“Farmhouse” 6.11.00 Hibiya Outdoor Theatre, Tokyo, Japan

(Check out my review from back in the day.)


“Tweezer” 2.26.97 Cologne, Germany

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  1. garretc Says:

    Golly, haven’t been posting much lately! Been taking the time to read back everyday, but y’all are so damn fast lately!

    I’m excited for summer. Really really excited.

  2. garretc Says:

    That Japan video is disconcerting, what with the arrangement of the band…

    It’s like Page/Mike/Fish and then …………………………….. Trey



  3. stitchstash Says:

    I’m not sure how many times they’ve changed their arrangement on stage, but the way the band is set up in the Japan video was the norm at one time.

  4. thefuriousmitten Says:

    Man do I hope they can get back to that level of improv from 97. That level of concentration is incredible. If you can’t use smack, better learn how to meditate I guess! You see that frightening look of eternal awareness that starts around 9 minutes. Wow. Empty eyes, nothing but music inside that head.

  5. Willowed Says:

    Good morning boys and girls. Those who were on the BB last night here’s a quick update.
    Last night was a total fail!
    Me and the Mrs. went up stairs only to find out that our 2 year old snuck into our bed and fell asleep
    Tried to move her…she flipped. End up staying in the room for the rest of the night.
    Ruined any chance of relations for Mr. Willowed.

  6. Kenny Powers Says:

    llfa Willowed, my thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

    i might be wrong but i think that was the stage setup from 1999-2004…or did Mike and Trey switch at one point? I know Fish was in the rear during that time frame. I was SO psyched that they returned to the original setup!

  7. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    So, 9 beers, one GG and vodka, and a glass of merlot. You’ve got to have one hell of a hangover Willowed.

    Hair of the dog?

  8. ChefBradford Says:

    bummer, Willowed. Better luck next time. Work beckons, catch you all later. Have a good one

  9. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Trey was on the far right (stage left) from mid ’99 until through the end of 1.0 on 10/7/2000

  10. EL Duderino Says:

    Major Charlie Miller up=grade this morning folks!!! 🙂

    The only thing better than May ’77 is maybe April ’78

    @ Mr. C

    I know you’ll love this one! Not too far from your old stomping grounds!


    Grateful Dead – April 12, 1978
    Cameron Indoor Stadium – Durham, NC

    Recording Info:
    SBD -> Master Reel -> PCM -> Dat (44.1k)

    Transfer Info:
    Dat (Sony R500) -> Sound Devices 744T -> Samplitude Professional v11.03 -> FLAC
    (3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

    All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
    April 9, 2010

    Patch Info:
    (FOB) Sony 54P -> Cassette Master (shnid=105875) supplies:
    Eyes Of The World (8:27 – 8:59)
    Wharf Rat (10:19 – end of track)
    Around And Around (0:00 – 0:08)

    — Set 2 is seamless

    Set 1:
    d1t01 – Tuning
    d1t02 – Jack Straw
    d1t03 – Dire Wolf
    d1t04 – Beat It On Down The Line
    d1t05 – Peggy-O
    d1t06 – Mama Tried ->
    d1t07 – Mexicali Blues
    d1t08 – Funiculi Funicula
    d1t09 – Row Jimmy
    d1t10 – New Minglewood Blues
    d1t11 – Loser
    d1t12 – Lazy Lightnin’ ->
    d1t13 – Supplication

    Set 2:
    d2t01 – Tuning
    d2t02 – Bertha ->
    d2t03 – Good Lovin’
    d2t04 – It Must Have Been The Roses
    d2t05 – Estimated Prophet ->
    d2t06 – Eyes Of The World ->
    d2t07 – Drums ->
    d3t01 – Truckin’ ->
    d3t02 – Wharf Rat ->
    d3t03 – Around And Around

    d3t04 – U.S. Blues

  11. Kenny Powers Says:

    ah yes Marshall, that would make sense.

  12. Kenny Powers Says:

    THANKS El Dude!

  13. c0wfunk Says:

    then after hiatus trey moved to middle but fish stayed in back; then the latest return had them returning to the old 4-across setup..

  14. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Willowed

    That sucks man! Nothing worse than trying to get some nookey and the kid cock blocks ‘ya in a matter of speaking.

    Well, there’s always tonight!

  15. Kenny Powers Says:

    El Dude

    has Miller always been this prolific? I only started “following” him on WT and etree lately and he has been putting out some serious quantity! There is a place for him in folklore.

  16. EL Duderino Says:

    I remeber in ’99 i think it was that they had the “Zeppelin” set up with Fishman rear center. am I mistaken?

  17. EL Duderino Says:

    @ KP

    There are waves or as everyone in the GD torrent community call ’em “Miller Floods”.

    Charlie has a brand new bad ass computer now along with a new editing station. This just happened in the last 3 weeks. But in the last year and a half he got hooked on scripts and was MIA for awhile. He’s been clean for 6 months now and with the new equipment, mostly purchased through donations from us, He’s promised to really kick out the jams if you will.

  18. Angryjoggerz Says:

    Im a new dad, so no one better be talkin lack of loving… ironically the act of love produces the little one who stops it forever.

  19. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    el dude – mid ’99 to end of 1.0 it was (left) Page, Mike (center), Fish (center back), Trey (right).

    The Live in Vegas video has this setup.

  20. Kenny Powers Says:

    wow, interesting Dude. so nice to have upgrades!

  21. willowed Says:

    Here is the worst part. I have to work today. At work right now. God help me!

  22. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Last time I drank 12 of anything alcoholic, it took me two days to feel normal again.

  23. willowed Says:

    and of course in typical male fashion, I got mad at my wife because our daughter snuck into our bed. Somehow it was my wifes fault for no snooks last night.
    That’s completely logical….right?

  24. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Marshall

    Gotcha. For some reason i couldn’t remember when exactly that all went down.

    Leo W. is down in SC.
    You guys meeting up this weekend?
    I think he’s by the in-laws.

  25. Mr.Palmer Says:

    3 kids under age of 5 = ultimate form of birth control. If your having doubts about whether or not to start a family, come to my house for 24 hrs. You’ll buy yourself another year, at minimum.

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