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. nonoyolker Says:

    Ooof, the Ky-bash put on Indio… Makes for a better summer this year! You got mail man, lets keep in touch. Give Matty a what’s up for me. I just talked to Chaddy and he is living well in CA.

    Crazy small world…

    degrees of seperation… i mean, take the % of people that are obsessed with phish, most are typically sociable, the northeast is densly populated, its bound to happen.

  2. willowed Says:

    i just sent you a few pics from the Fenway pregame.
    Ok …I need to run for a bit. Need to get some work done!!

  3. nonoyolker Says:

    aight, going to shake this hangover and look to make a house a home.

    Happy Weekend!

  4. gavinsdad Says:

    @el dude: we’ll see. i got the belt sander and the deck isn’t actually very big. it’ll probably get split across two days…

  5. gavinsdad Says:

    good luck nono

  6. pagesidehighschool Says:

    Just heard aerosmith and j gieles band are playing together in Fenway in august. Going to call it the Mic Joey Masshole fest

  7. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    Sounds good, jdub. I’ll see you there @ noon tomorrow

  8. yematt Says:

    booo, the first tube video “has been removed by the user”

  9. KWL Says:

    parents day on the BB.

    lucky for me, i live in never never land, so i won’t ever grow up.

    happy weekend!

  10. yematt Says:


    ^ for those still looking for a nice first tube video of the same era

  11. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Just whipped up this recipe for today’s community garden picnic and thought I’d share the recipe.

    half head each of red and green cabbage shredded
    Can of black bean rinsed well
    cup or so of fire roasted corn
    tossed together

    2 jalapeños diced, deseeded
    2 cups of plain yogurt
    tablespoon each of cumin and chili powder
    juice from two limes
    couple of garlic cloves
    fistfuls of cilantro
    2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
    all sorts of cuisinarted

    it is goning to be warm here today 88

    getting the kiddos slathered up with sunscreen.

  12. Kenny Powers Says:

    nonoyolker –

    did you see about a month or so back on the BB that Willowed and I realized we went to the same tiny Catholic school together for 7 years, one grade apart? And played on the same school basketball time one year? Crazy stuff@

  13. Kaveh Says:

    Good morning everyone!

    Well, I woke up to an email telling me that the trade for Greek Theatre tickets isn’t happening (not because of me.)

    So, I have 2 Walnut Creek pavilions, 2 Charlotte pavilions and 2 July 4 Pit tickets for trade for either Friday or Saturday Greeks. And I’m open to offers; like 2 for 1, things like that. So let me know, as I appreciate the help.

    Time for coffee!

  14. kayatosh Says:

    @jdub: “Kids=no sex, the way it is. Women view the need for sex after children as pointless, the work has been done.”

    exactly. once you have kids your sex life is forever changed. 2-3 times a month for me tops. and it’s become somewhat mechanical and uninspiring. and should i raise any objections or suggets that i’m feeling unloved, i get the stink eye. might just give up. my marriage is dissolving.

    never marry an ambitious/self-directed/self-confident woman. she ‘ll always leave you wanting, while she pursues what she wants.

  15. kayatosh Says:

    stink eye and a tongue lashing.

  16. kayatosh Says:

    after they have kids, it’s like they’re doing you a favor. Ok, you can go down on me now. you have a 5 minute window. yay, lucky me.

  17. willowed Says:

    Kenny P
    Crazy indeed. We wil no doubt meet up on the road this year.
    Spinning The Tweezer from 6/24/2000
    It’s a funktacular version.
    Mike is on fire. I see a footbell in the near future
    bassier tone

  18. willowed Says:

    That shit is funny Kaya.
    If you looked down there when your kid was coming out you’ll never go down there again!
    I stayed at eye level for all three!

  19. Robear Says:

    have mercy.

    two great kids, happily divorced.

    i’m one of those cats that mostly listened to Phish shows I attended, before finding this site.

    Last night, I watched and heard, night 1 of the Island Run in it’s entirety for the first time.

    I can’t explain what happened to my brain during ‘Twist’. in-compre-un-fathom-hensible

  20. willowed Says:

    every once and a while you have to crush up an E pill and put it in her drink.
    That will create a love fest!
    Or just get her drunk on tequila. You’ll either fight or have sex but which ever one happens, it will be epic!

  21. kayatosh Says:

    ? for el dude: how did charlie miller become charlie miller? how does he have access to all those SBDs and what does he do to them to make them sound so clean? For as many miller tapes as I have, I should erect a shrine in his honor. always quality. also eldude, any notale highlights from 4-12-78. is this the one where the vocals were off until midway through the first set or is that 73 at duke?

  22. buddysmyles Says:

    @phamily berzerker- yes i was using live phish to make that mix. Also it was a youtube of freebird from portland 09′ that finally convinced my co-worker to want a taste of phish. too funny!

  23. Mr. Completely Says:

    @kaya, that’s sad to hear. Your situation sounds tough. It’s really messed up when a couple’s sex drives aren’t matched.

    It’s definitely true that many women don’t understand the way the male sex drive is tied directly to happiness. It’s not a choice or something we say to manipulate them. It’s actually how it is and if she is not treating that part of you with respect then that’s a terrible thing and you deserve better. Some women do definitely trivialize their partner’s needs and that’s not OK at all.

    It doesn’t have to be like that though. For some women it just takes a little time to get back up to speed. I’m sorry that’s not happening for you.

  24. kayatosh Says:

    @willowed: “If you looked down there when your kid was coming out you’ll never go down there again! I stayed at eye level for all three!”

    maybe that’s it, i looked for both of mine. nasty.

    and 3 kids??? how do you dudes do it? i have 2 and i’m toast.

  25. willowed Says:

    I drink heavily

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