Weekend Nuggets: Pacific NW ’96


Portland '96

Since Phish has shied away from the Pacific Northwest this time around, here are a couple shows from ’96, when Phish was a nationally touring outfit. These shows were part of an extensive west coast run that concluded Fall ’96. (This Portland show may have been posted once, but now it will be in the permanent archives as well.)

11.24.96 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR < Torrent

11.24.96 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR < Megaupload

I: Poor Heart, AC/DC Bag, All Things Reconsidered, Bouncing Around the Room, Reba, Character Zero, Strange Design, Taste, I Didn’t Know, Sample in a Jar, Run Like an Antelope

II: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Sparkle, David Bowie, A Day in the Life, You Enjoy Myself, Loving Cup, Suzy Greenberg

E: Ginseng Sullivan, Cavern
Source: Unknown


11.27.96 Key Arena, Seattle, WA < Torrent

11.27.96 Key Arena, Seattle, WA < Megaupload

I: Julius, My Friend, My Friend, Ya Mar, Chalk Dust Torture, The Sloth, Uncle Pen, Free, Theme From the Bottom, Bold As Love

II: Down with Disease > Jesus Just Left Chicago, Scent of a Mule, Tweezer > Sweet Emotion Jam > Down with Disease, The Star Spangled Banner, Fire

E: Waste, Tweezer Reprise

Source: Unknown


Jam of the Weekend:

Bathtub Gin” 11.7.96 II

A beast from Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY.




“Sneakin Sally” 10.31.98 Las Vegas, NV

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553 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Pacific NW ’96”

  1. boucin fan Says:

    I meant sound quality Robear

    I’m sure the artists get paid up front for these tracks

    Could care less if some European record snob deejays get paid

    You should join the fast though Robear
    Helps you get ready for no expectations
    Don’t want to compare to prior tours or eras

  2. Frankie Says:

    Thanks for this music AW! Can’t wait to dig into that…

  3. butter Says:

    cool glad it worked out for ya Robear

    grabin the “Si, Para Usted” right now, rollin with bouncin’s recs

    both him and AW have good recs

  4. Robear Says:

    wt, trying to get the spring stuff done in this funky weather. can’t wait for southern swing. be prepared with water, in case i split open and melt from the heat!

    start working on disc golf game….

    @ WT,


  5. Frankie Says:

    Congrats on the van Robear! Hope to see it somewhere on the road this summer or later… 🙂

  6. Selector J Says:

    File this in the You Have Seriously Got To Be Absolutely @#$%^&* Kidding Me!?!?” folder…

    Sarah Palin on the gulf oil spill:

    “I don’t know why the question isn’t asked by the mainstream media and by others if there’s any connection with the contributions made to president Obama and his administration and the support by the oil companies to the administration,” she told Fox News Sunday.

    Palin suggested this close relationship explained why Obama was, “taking so doggone long to get in there, to dive in there, and grasp the complexity and the potential tragedy that we are seeing here in the Gulf of Mexico.”

    wtf, baby! wtf!

    Unbelievable. Well, believable considering what a c— she is, but that’s a new level of cynicism, even for her.

    Sorry to harsh the vibe. This kind of politricks just drives me mad. Mad, I tell you!

  7. butter Says:

    i like cutting back my Phish intake before tours, too

    not cold turkey tho, last night gave Tweezer>Maze from F8 a good proper spin all kushed up

    amazing full band interplay from the Tweezer jam all thru the transiton and first half of Maze. Trey gets super loud and dominating for his big solo and kinda extinguishes the full band interplay towards the end of Maze, but the band drops back to the theme nicely.

    This band will be ready to rumble

  8. HarryHood Says:

    “also a back up camera, so if any wooks pass out behind the rig, they won’t get smooshed”

    ^ llfa

  9. HarryHood Says:

    Frankie, What’s your plan for SPAC? Staying both nights or heading back Sunday night?

  10. Frankie Says:

    Hey Selectah! I just want to let you know that your When Roots Attack cds you sent me last year were put on a shuffle and were a great soundtrack for treeplanting as well… Thanks man!

  11. Frankie Says:

    Hey HH! 🙂 We’re camping saturday and sunday night and back on monday… don’t remember the name of the camping though, yeah, it’s Whispering Pines…

    Listen to the silent trees…

  12. Frankie Says:

    Any BBoarders camping there?

  13. Frankie Says:

    I think i’ll fill a 1G shuffle of Miami Highlights and listen to that for my next 9 day stretch in the woods before fasting for Phish season… just to be up to date with where they were when they left… can’t wait to hear where they’ll go this summer… I could go for some big summer 95 style psychedelia… we’ll see!

  14. Selector J Says:

    Nice, Frankie! Roots music does seem like the obvious soundtrack choice for tree planting. :mrgreen:

    I need to get those (and the 50 other mixtapes I’ve made) up on the mediafire at some point…

  15. zzyzx Says:

    Happy 24th birthday real Phish!

  16. Frankie Says:

    Ahaha! Right! 🙂

    Nice! I wanted to ask you about some more of those… they’re great! Thanks for your work!

  17. gratefulcub Says:

    I didn’t find pay to play official copies of anything but Echoes. The rest were from the googling of “Mediafire + Album Name”

    I really didn’t need to find a hard to satisfy obsession. The music is not easy to get ahold of. Listening to Ebo Taylor now, but I am having a hard time finding much material, as great as it is.

    Since I started listening to Orchestre, I keep thinking about Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, because that is the only surf guitarist I know. The influence in unmistakeable.

    And, there is a guitar solo in the back half of a song called Kokoriko that has sort of captured my imagination. It isn’t that it is the greatest thing since unsliced bread, it is just a sound that is new to me. Plucky and enchanting.

  18. gratefulcub Says:

    Don’t let it get to you Selector. Statements like that are meant to be enjoyed. The former half term governor of Alaska, Sarah Drill Baby Drill! Palin accusing someone of being cozy with the oil industry is a gift that keeps on giving.

    This is the reason the world no longer needs Monty Python, we have reality.

  19. boucin fan Says:

    I’ve found my favorite Orchestre record is the Vodoun Effect

    While the majority of the Orchestre’s works were recorded at the EMI studio in Nigeria where Fela recorded they would also do small label recordings on the side for some extra cash.

    All these small label recordings were done in the engineer’s back yard with 2 mics. One for the vocals and the other for instruments. This shit is all one take and no overdubs straight to reel to reel.

    This shit is how music should be made. Raw and live you can hear people making noises in the background on some of these things. Makes you feel like you were there.

    While a little fuzzy and dirty these recordings are just amazing.

    The orchestre guitarist is a monster. And yes largely influenced by western surf, psyche

  20. Stupendous Says:

    Roots is Grand!

  21. ColonelJoy Says:


    Halliburton paid SlickDick 34 mil when he became VP….it certainly isn’t Barrack who is an industry bedfellow….However, I do find his leadership lacking.

    I would like to thank Cal for the hospitality…he welcomed me to Milwaukee in full PT style!! I want a ride in the van, Robear!!

  22. ColonelJoy Says:

    I prefer Python over Reality….

  23. sumodie Says:



  24. snowbank Says:

    @Frankie- This will be my first trip to SPAC and Saratoga Springs. My plan was to camp at Lee’s Park. Apparently they are getting access to a new field and will have tons of camping. He says they may even have a shuttle bus. But I am open to whatever. What’s the situation at Whispering pines? Should I get a reservation if I want to go there?

  25. HarryHood Says:

    @ Snowbank

    Lee’s Park is great

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