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:

    still writing….
    omfg…can i please be done w/ tis shitty paper already??/
    i’ve been sitting on my ass infront of my computer screen for 4 days now.

    at least this is the last paper i will ever have to write undergrad. thank god.

  2. cal Says:

    Good evening, folks.

    I went and saw Atoms For Peace in Chicago last night. Utterly amazing show. Almost, ALMOST, satisfies my yearning for a Radiohead tour. Which, by the way, is now rumored for fall. I’m going to pretend I didn’t hear that, so I don’t get my hopes up too high.

    Hope everybody’s having a good weekend.

  3. Lycanthropist Says:

    Delicatessen is amazing!

    I love that movie.

    Some other foreign movies selections that are very cerebral:

    Run Lola Run
    City of Lost Children
    Let the Right One

    all really great movies.

    City of Lost Children will blow your mind

  4. Lycanthropist Says:


    I was wondering how those Atoms for Peace shows were gonna go.. so it was good huh?

  5. garretc Says:

    Oh yeah, City of Lost Children is definitely a good one! With the dreams, right?

  6. Lycanthropist Says:


  7. voidboy Says:

    City of Lost Children… I’ll have to check it out.

  8. garretc Says:

    Right on, definitely dig that one!

  9. voidboy Says:

    Always love Del Toro’s films… Pan’s Labrinth has always been a favorite of mine.

  10. voidboy Says:

    write up for City sounds good…

  11. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    City Of Lost Children

    I will have to check these out soon

  12. ChefBradford Says:

    See “Let The Right One In” soon, before the almost-certainly shitty American remake comes out later this year. Maybe next, I don’t remember.

  13. cal Says:

    Yeah, Lycan, it was fantastic. The Eraser front to back for the main set, and it was just a nonstop dance party. Thom came out and played some brand new song, then “I Froze Up”, then “Everything In Its Right Place”, all just him on piano. Then, a totally reworked “Paperbag Writer” and three new tunes with the band.

    I didn’t know what to expect from Flea, but he was great throughout, very prominent in the encore. I suspect he may have had a hand in writing some of the new songs. Joey Waronker is an incredible drummer as well. He and the percussionist (forgetting his name) created some amazing beats between the two of ’em.

    Show ended with a pretty crazy jam out of “Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses”. I wish it had gone on for another half hour.

  14. voidboy Says:

    sounds like a good show.

  15. garretc Says:

    Yeah, Pan’s Labyrinth was real cool. Super intense, but cool nonetheless!

    I will say without a trace of shame that my life will be about a million times more fulfilled once Del Toro’s Hobbit movies drop!

  16. ChefBradford Says:

    ^if it/they ever do

  17. voidboy Says:

    Listening to Night 1 of the Island Tour “Twist” right now… one of the better versions I’ve heard… very nice indeed!

  18. garretc Says:

    Shhh Chef! I don’t want to hear that! LALALALALALALA I’m not listening!

    Haha, but supposedly shooting starts in June, so…

    Wait’ll you watch the youtube video of that jam!


    Just search “phish twist jam”, it’s the first video. And make sure your in a dark room with the volume loud and the video full screen…

  19. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:



    La Planete Sauvage, for those who are lazy 🙂

  20. voidboy Says:

    thanks, I’ll check it out.

    Am looking forward to the Hobbit as well. Should be beautifully wicked!

  21. fee4zy Says:

    Highly recommend City of Lost Children. One of my all time favorites.

  22. whole tour! Says:

    hey guys…be sure to take your vitamin c this summer. We don’t want another outbreak of scurvy on tour again.


  23. voidboy Says:

    …reminds me of “Wizards”… Peace lives!

  24. garretc Says:

    Thanks for the link BK! Just might watch that tonight!

  25. Lycanthropist Says:

    Del Toro’s The Orphanage is a pretty wild ride that carves the line of madness and haunting..

    very cool shot film.

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