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. Mr. Completely Says:

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

    Word. I love how close they are to 2001 for the last part of the jam and then end up holding off on it for a couple nights.

    I don’t like the Stash from that show; it seems disjointed and incoherent to me. Other than that, every big jam from the whole run is $$$

  2. EL Duderino Says:

    @ willowed


  3. kayatosh Says:

    Thanks, Mr. C. You’re a wise man and I really appreciate your thoughts. It’s dudes like you and some other key players here that keep me coming back. I’ve found friends here, even if they are the cyber kind. I have met G’s dad (ticket hunter) in real life, though, and he is a great guy. Thank you, all.

    one last thought about not getting any from your wife. in her defense, we have a 4 and 2 yr. old and she is also starting to work part-time, so I guess I’m the aspect of her life that gets marginalized. oh well. at least there’s bane and good music and good peeps who like both.

  4. willowed Says:

    I am kidding. My wife is a rock star. Everything I will ever need in a women.
    Kids are great. We had our tough moments no doubt. Hit a real rough patch a couple years back. I think it was mostly me. It was tough for me to realize that I wasn’t #1 anymore (the kids were).
    Before it got too bad we went to counseling. Call it a proactive move just to talk about shit before it got too bad.
    It’s not all rainbows and butterflies though.
    It never will be.

  5. kayatosh Says:

    @willowed, funny. She doesn’t drink. and she would not take kindly to getting stealth E’ed. That stuff isn’t part of my repertoire, but thanks for the idea anyway.

  6. Mr.Palmer Says:

    “I drink heavily”

    llfa- ditto. If there’s another way, i’m all ears.

  7. lastwaltzer Says:

    Вы роговые собаки не получаете достаточно многие горячие карманы, thats проблема. Горячие Карманы получат секс от вашего мозга

  8. Kenny Powers Says:


    counseling was a good proactive move. my wife and i did a brief stint a few years ago – we don’t even have kids yet but we hit a rough patch of our own…not communicating in a healthy way, avoiding tough conversations, etc.

    it doesn’t always work and it depends on your situation and how open to the experience one is, but at least it gave us an arena for being more brutally honest than we would’ve on our own. We stopped after a half-dozen sessions b/c it seemed we needed to do the rest of the work on our own, but i’m glad we did it.

    I think alot of people don’t try counseling because of the stigma and they’re ashamed or something, but it can be a relationship-saver.

  9. willowed Says:

    Also, keep this in mind Kaya.
    We have three all under 7. Kids tend to gravitate towards the moms, it’s natural. They need affection all day (hugs, kisses) mommy I need this mommy I need that.
    Sometimes at the end of the day she is so affectioned out that we are the last people she wants touching them.
    It’s completely normal.
    Ask yourself this one question (I do it every day)
    Is there anyone else you would rather come home to at the end of a long day? Someone you just cuddle up with under a nice cozy blanket and chill with?
    If that answer is your wife…things will be all good!
    Sorry, I don’t mean to preach and I don’t know everything.

  10. willowed Says:

    I think my wife and I followed your same plan KP.
    We bailed about 10 sessions in. It gave us the model though!

  11. willowed Says:

    Morning LW…You in Russia?

  12. joe Says:

    listening to tweezer from 2/28/03. Was last night’s gone phishin. I wasn’t a consumer of the livephish releases but have been able to get most of them by recording from sirius. Anyway, this is an awesome version. Everything I like about Phish and exhibit A as to why 03 is better than people give it credit for being.

  13. EL Duderino Says:

    @ kayatosh

    re: Charlie Miller

    I don’t know him personally but my friend Joel does. But from what I gather Charlie has met the right people being in the bay area. Joanie Walker, Paul Scotten, Steve Rolfe and Rob Eaton are well connected with the Phamily if you get my drift. I do know Joanie and Paul are very close friends of Dan Healy.

    I guess you could say the right place at the right time.

    Charlie Miller is also Steve Kimock’s sound engineer and tape archivist. This help immensely as well.

  14. lastwaltzer Says:

    Morning to you too, whats that about russia?

  15. kayatosh Says:

    nice, willowed. wise words. I don’t want to come off like an ungrateful, selfish horn dog, b/c I do appreciate my wife, I just wish she could show more affection to me. f’ it. they’re gone, iaudio flac player is on shuffle and cranked (MMW 11-15-2008 right now) and the rizer is warming.

  16. Robear Says:

    C, I turned to my gf at the end of ‘Twist’, gathered my chin off the floor and said,

    “Sweet, ‘2001’”

    Looking at the setlist for that show would not have gotten me overly excited. Talk about ‘how they play’ type of night.

  17. lastwaltzer Says:

    @el dude, what is rob eatons deal other being in DS. I’ve noticed his name attached to quite a few tapes I’ve grabbed.

  18. kayatosh Says:

    got it el dude. thanks for shedding some light. i have always wondered about the saint know as c.miller. I knew about his kimock connection. part of the reason i got into kimock’s stuff — always high qual tapes.

  19. willowed Says:

    Your post above looks like it’s typed in russian?

  20. lastwaltzer Says:

    @willowed, it is llfa

  21. joe Says:

    kaya – stop playing the phish so much and try some Luther Vandross (ok, I don’t really know what music works but you get the idea)

  22. kayatosh Says:

    I probably have been a little off this morn, b/c wife was out working and i was on kiddie patrol w/o having prepped myself with coffee + coffeemate.

  23. lastwaltzer Says:

    ehhhhhhhhh coffeemate

  24. kayatosh Says:

    @joe: pre-kids i remember making love to my wife (then just my gf) to the sweet sounds of jerry’s take on “smoke gets in your eyes” from the smoke soundtrack album.

  25. lastwaltzer Says:

    i hope thats code kaya

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