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. Lycanthropist Says:

    y’all dont sleep on Run Lola Run…

    I faced paced German film studying multiple outcomes of the same scenario..

    very cool film

  2. voidboy Says:

    Yeah, The Orphanage was pretty good too. A sad, cautionary tale…

  3. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Seriously, Lycan/Void/Garretc

    Thank you for these recs. I love that feeling you get when you see something you haven’t seen before and have your mind opened a bit

    I will definitely be checking these out

  4. jerm Says:

    Does anyone have hotel recommendations for the Greek run? Thanks in advance.

  5. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    By the way, latest Ween show I was talking about earlier can be streamed and downloaded here


    Listening to the 19min LMLYP from the encore. They played the hell out of that song this night. Big guitar led jam that eventually leads into some slow, mollasses bass-led funk

    Hot, hot show overall. I’ll recommend it to Ween fans who haven’t heard it yet

  6. m00nshake 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!

    other good foreign films to watch:

    The City of Lost Children
    Man Bites Dog
    This is England

  7. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    m00nshake – I’ve been to walnut creek once and looking foward to returning. The pav will sell out eventually. Don’t worry.

    the show will smoke.

  8. cal Says:

    Man Bites Dog is a great flick.

  9. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    I have heard of that one @Cal, “Man Bites Dog”

    Isn’t that something about a documentary with some dude interviewing people on the street and showing how bad society is?

    I don’t know, I’m probably way off, I just remember reading a summary that was something like that a couple years ago. I guess I’ll add that to the list.

  10. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Wow, nevermind that comment. That was something completely different

    I’m an idiot :/

  11. m00nshake Says:

    BK: I mentioned the movie ‘Man Bites Dog’ a few posts back… its a mockumentary about a film crew that follows around a serial killer as he…well…kills people

  12. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Oh, maybe I was closer than I thought.

    To be honest m00nshake I didn’t even see your post, so apologies for that.

    That sounds pretty cool though

  13. m00nshake Says:

    Baxter is also a dark comedy along those lines… it’s about a dog, and you can hear his thoughts through spoken narration, and the dog is kind of evil… he pushes his owner, an old lady , down the stairs… later on he ends up being adopted by a young married couple… and they love the dog and give it lots of attention… and everything’s honky dory… until the young couple have a baby and start giving all their attention to the baby instead of the dog… so the dog gets jealous and pushes the baby into a swimming pool… or something like that

    did I just spoil the movie?

    no.. that’s just the tip of the iceberg with that movie…

  14. m00nshake Says:

    BK: no worries, mate. 🙂

  15. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    So I just found out a paper I thought was due Wednesday is due tomorrow…..fuck

    Well, gonna get started now! Later folks!

  16. butter Says:

    what up guys

  17. butter Says:

    baned up …working on bed time for the tater tot

  18. garretc Says:

    Not much here @butter… Just watchin’ the Giants game and playin a little guitar!

    You wouldn’t happen to be a Giants fan yourself, being a Nor Cal guy, would you?

  19. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Hello….is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me

  20. ChefBradford Says:


  21. ChefBradford Says:

    My eyes have turned to jelly…no, jello, I like jello better. Anyway, my eyes have turned to jello…no doesn’t work on a sandwich. Anyway, my eyes have turned to either jelly or jello, and I think my brain is dribbling out of my ears. I just spent the last two or three hours on YouTube and Wikipedia, watching clips and intros from some of my favorite 80s shows and cartoons

    DangerMouse, baby, gotta love it

    I’d pay cash money to see a band that just does kick-ass covers of 80s tv theme songs. Like Hunter. Yeah, Hunter. And Airwolf. The original, with Jan-Michael Vincent, not that Barry Van Dyke garbage. Yeah

    Or not.

  22. garretc Says:


    Is there anyone home?

    The answer being yes..

  23. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    I’ll probably be up working on this for another hour atleast

    How are you guys doing tonight?

  24. garretc Says:

    Not too shabby at all! Watched the Giants win, now I’m just playin’ some guitar, then I might go longboarding later before the rain hits…

    Solid Sunday in my book!

    What’s your paper on BK?

  25. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    The Industrial Revolution and the social political economic results/consequences

    Karl Marx


    bunch of stuff, 50% done

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