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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1,088 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: International Phish”

  1. whole tour! Says:

    @miner – I wish i had something you were looking for to trade for that 7-4 section 103.

    Only thing i can offer you for that would be $80 cash plus shipping…

  2. fee4zy Says:

    Every time one of my girls has a birthday, I find myself being truly grateful for their presence in my life. I am having to take hard looks at who I am and who I want to be. Sometimes I still make really selfish decisions and I can’t be that person anymore. I have my kids who really depend on me and look up to me. I hope to be able to say one day that I was a good example for them. I complain about how they are little rascals, but I guess that is in their nature for how old they are (4 and almost 6). I have to say that even for all the complaining, they are the greatest joys in my life.

    Happy birthday JC.

  3. purplehumpbackwhale Says:


  4. voidboy Says:


    Well said, can totally relate.

  5. sumodie Says:

    Sending out Big Birthday Wishes to both Jacey & KWL!

    Sun’s a shining here in Amherst MA and I’m working on taxes -o yeah. The bicycle will have to wait a while longer

  6. Mr.Miner Says:

    rainy day in SF…perfect for Masters and Yankees 🙂

  7. sumodie Says:

    @purplehbw: thanks for that Indio article. Glad to hear they want the polo grounds to remain as is for more festivals, including our PH. What a superb destination for any festival

  8. SillyWilly Says:

    it looks like the gods are against Phil.

    that was pretty funny.

  9. SillyWilly Says:

    Phil is gonna lose by a stroke. has to. poetic justice (or injustice).

  10. joe Says:

    I have master’s radio going right now. I feel so old-timey

  11. SillyWilly Says:

    I hope I don’t offend any Phil fans, but I just can’t root for Phil. He’s always been the lovable loser. If he starts winning, he’ll lose what makes him so lovable: losing.

    I just love that “Aw, shucks. I was close. I lost, but it sure was fun.”

  12. KWL Says:

    thanks for all the well wishes everybody

    it has already been a full day, of the laugh, think, cry, dance variety–all accomplished

    what happened to phil? no tv here, just the internet feeds

    i’m not a big phil fan either, but i got him in the pool so i’ll be pulling for him today

  13. m00nshake Says:

    Raleigh WC still has reserved seating available. It would surely suck if Phish decided to cancel the show due to lack of ticket sales, but somehow I doubt that Phish would do that. In fact, I would think that Phish would play their hearts out for their dedicated fans who did come. They just might not play there next summer, which is a shame, because Phish and Raleigh WC have a long legacy together. How things change…

  14. SillyWilly Says:


    he had a 6 foot putt for a birdie and the lead on 2. when he was in his backstroke a little leaf fell in the path of the ball and knocked it off line.

    totally a freak accident.

  15. Little Buddy Says:

    @ Mr. Miner

    hip hip… jorge!

  16. joe Says:

    cool hockey video from the other night in Dallas.


  17. halcyon Says:

    Jacy … 5 years strong Happy Birthday
    KWL….Happy Birthday to you too!

    So thinking about yesterday’s conversation, and I came upon this quote that I thought I’d share

    “Before you finish eating breakfast this morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world. This is the way our universe is structured …. We aren’t going to have peace on earth until we recognize this basic fact of the interrelated structure of reality.”

    Dr. MLK Jr.

  18. SillyWilly Says:

    perfect quote, halcyon.

    this is what i was trying to express yesterday.

  19. m00nshake Says:

    well, I’m sure there is someone out there who has seen Phish @ Raleigh WC in years past and feels my pain…

  20. SillyWilly Says:

    I hear ya, moonshake.

    never seen Phish in Raleigh. wish i could this year for precisely the reasons you’re talking about

  21. Corey Says:

    Happy Happy Birthday Birthday Jacey .
    Happy Happy Birthday Birthday KWL.

    @T. Ghost,

    My wife and I will be out there for the first 2 Greek shows.
    What’s your plan, stan? Would love to meet up if nothing else. But we’re currently trying to figure out our stay out there before we make the trek across the country to Alpine and KY and NY and…then back to Boston.


    Nice quote. WE all need EACHother. I wish everyone would realize that, stop bitchin’ stop fightin’ and start lovin’. OK, I’m out to to go play a session and hopefully create some good jazzy art. Enjoy this beautiful Sunday ya’ll!!

  22. Corey Says:

    Thanks to whomever posted that Birdsong clip.
    Long live the Grateful Dead!
    “Yeah, we’re really havin’ fun now.” — Yes Bob, we most certainly are…

    Beautiful music to get me out the door to play my own music.
    Great stuff. OK, now I’m really out. 🙂

  23. voidboy Says:

    nice quote Halcyon,

    Very Zen… “contained within this single leaf resides the wind, the earth, the sun and sea.. Without the one, this leaf would not be.”

  24. voidboy Says:

    Started Island Tour this morning… very tight playing indeed. Loving this stuff.

  25. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Raleigh will be a blow-out

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