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. pagesidehighschool Says:

    Question? I was reading up on treys langedocs, did he get a new one recently? I think I recall someone saying something about a TTE one?

  2. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    Hey BK,
    last year when I missed out on gorge tix at an outlet, I panicked and paid about $100 per on eBay. By the time the show rolled around ticket prices had plummeted, and the first person I saw as we pulled into the lot offered tickets at $20 each. So though others here know the situation at MPP better than me, I would just say be patient, there will always be tickets and they tend to get cheaper later.

  3. ChefBradford Says:

    isn’t the TTE ‘doc a green one or something? Yeah, he played it at Fenway I think, you know, Big Green Monster

  4. pagesidehighschool Says:

    Yes, green I believe, should I run if I see him pick up the green monster

  5. ChefBradford Says:

    Did he only use it for TTE, or other songs as well? Anyway, I don’t think that song will get as much play this year. We shall see

  6. SillyWilly Says:

    Maybe they’ll start the song half way…and play out the jammed part in the last fourth of the song.

    i like the lyrics. just takes too long to get going.

  7. sumodie Says:

    TTE & green doc

    I believe Trey switched to a different doc for later versions of TTE, perhaps beginning at Indio

    I prefer this doc to the one he used at Fenway and other early TTEs -it has a grittier tone

  8. DocGanz Says:

    I saw Ween a few years back in Ft. Lauderdale. Solid show, band swigging whiskey throughout. Then they left for like 10 minutes for encore, and when they came back on and started playing, the drummer could not play. As in, totally disoriented, no motor coordination. So he left the stage, stumbled off, and they kept playing without him.

  9. sumodie Says:

    I would just say be patient, there will always be tickets and they tend to get cheaper later.

    Maybe, maybe not, when one wants pav seating

    More importantly, rolling into the lots looking for cheap tix may not be a good option depending on who you travel to a show with (eg, I’d never do that with my parents or other ‘special’ guests)

    Otherwise, agreed that cheap lawns will likely be bountiful in the lots this summer

  10. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    Sumodie’s right about reserved seating being different than GA. If you find good seats definitely take them.

  11. m00nshake Says:

    I think the highlights of the Ween Winston Salem show were Marble Tulip Juicy Tree; Springtime Theme; Polkadot Tail; and encore with Fiesta, Buenos Tardes Amigos

  12. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    i was curious – i know people were talking about the team hood island tour dvd… where did people find that? anyone have a link?

  13. yematt Says:

    re: green doc
    I think I remember reading that it was a gift to Trey from Page some time last year, maybe a bit before that. Not sure what significance it to TTE though. He used it for the entire 3rd set on NYE when they played Fluffhead and YEM, which lead me to think that he likes to use it for the more composed songs. Who knows. It would be fun get to a full band interview to get an inside look.

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  15. yematt Says:

    .org actually

  16. garretc Says:

    Woah, wasn’t expecting the ~5 minutes of feedback jam after the Went Tweeprise! Pretty cool way to end a festival if you ask me! (Cause I know you all totally did ask me…)

  17. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Hey Garretc, what’d you think of the Feedback jam after Tweeprise to end the Great Went Festival?


    Sumodie –

    Thanks for your answer. I am definitely going to have to think a lot these next couple weeks about tickets and such. The most I want to spend is $80, max, but at the same time I don’t want to have the sound affected at all. It’s pretty tricky. I’m wondering whether or not I should just go with lawns for one night, because it seems pavs are going to be a little too hard to get this time around. I’ll certainly keep trying though!

    Thanks again

  18. garretc Says:

    Why BK, since you asked, I though it was a pretty cool way to end a festival!


  19. garretc Says:

    I find it very distracting that I’m trying to read a paper discussing all the various interpretations and meanings behind the film Metropolis, and one of the authors who keeps getting mentioned is named Frampton, so I read every one of his quotes with the Peter Frampton voice box thing effect…

  20. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    I’ve never seen that movie. I guess I have to check it out now

  21. butter Says:

    Phil wins his third Green Jacket…..what a great tournament

  22. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    LLFA on the Frampton comment

  23. garretc Says:

    It’s a pretty solid movie, but just be warned that it’s a silent film, don’t know how you feel about those…

  24. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Speaking of movies

    Have any of you seen La Planete Sauvage? (Fantastic Planet)

    It’s an avant-garde French film I saw recently. The visuals are stunning, nearly every frame looks like a painting. I am sure you can find bits of it on youtube. The soundtrack is pretty brilliant too

  25. garretc Says:

    I have not, no… But if you have an interest in weird French films I’d wholeheartedly recommend watching Delicatessen!

    Damn, La Planete Sauvage isn’t on Netflix instant play… Bummer! I’ll keep it in mind though, definitely!

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