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. kayatosh Says:

    bouncin: you da man. and probably right. however, global growth for me is a ? GHow many people in this world really want everything the typical american yuppie has? Many have figured out that less is more and all you really need is love not the next electronic gadget. The parabolic global growth (myth) is premised on all global citizens committing to the mercantile, materialistic lifestyle so prevalent in the US. Everything’s premised on growth, but maybe we’re maxed out. more cars and houses and industry than needed. have you considered a contraction?

  2. JP Says:

    was curious about the dap kings show but missed – how was the music and what was it with the crowd? exile set was only fully realized with the addition of horns and female vocals – what an achievement in terms of 3.0 props.

  3. Selector J Says:

    d’oh didn’t realize a new post was up… c&p’d from TTFF’s comments:

    “That’s what the local rastas puffed”
    I would have put on this tune and chiefed the corn cob, just for kicks…
    Joe, you should add that song to the Brown Frown Blues soundtrack.
    Which reminds me, still waiting on Best Buy to get back to me after my local tv news threat from a couple of days ago. (‘Bush Weed Corn Trash’ is on one of those records…)
    peanut allergies are scary. I feel for ya. My oldest has some wheat allergy and I forget to check stuff all the time for him. Luckily, it’s not nearly as severe as peanut allergies.

  4. kayatosh Says:

    the us sheep followed the consumption model to a T. spend spend spend regardless of income. the land of credit. people are wising up to the evils of lax credit.

  5. Selector J Says:

    ^”put on this tune” = http://www.mediafire.com/?m2kgyy1itzx

  6. kayatosh Says:

    thanks selector. It was a bad feelin to watch my sweet boy break out in hives b/c fuck up daddy was helpiung wiht his shirt while eating a pb &j. bad feeling casuing harm to your kids. peace selector

  7. bouncin fan Says:


    ever Been to Brazil or China?
    or Even India to a smaller extent

    They love our crap. Nike is huge. Buick is huge. Apple is huge. Louis vitton is huge

    Just gettin goin too. Kind of crazy.

  8. kayatosh Says:

    spinnin this orchestre:

    thank you. this is the dope shit. these dudes on itunes?

  9. Robear Says:


    the thing that i’m loving about this afro-beat, trying to decipher these cats influences. ya’ know? what were they listening to growing up? the guitar tone and style reminds me of the surf rock from the 60’s. keys / organ are pretty psychedelic. amazin’ stuff. a little ska feel to the horns. slick

  10. kayatosh Says:

    bouncin: i appreciate your take. i don’t get out enough.

  11. kayatosh Says:

    “buick is huge” — wow.

  12. kayatosh Says:

    I hear the surf rock influence big time. speaking of which you guys heard of the mermen?

  13. kayatosh Says:

    amazing vocals.

  14. kayatosh Says:

    orchestre poly ruthmo’s vocals, I mean. wasn’t referring to the mermen.

  15. bouncin fan Says:

    The music ripped

    I’m a sucker for sixties soul and think their new album is best to date

    Imo one of the hottest touring bands around

    Crowd was lame white yuppies and college kids

    Band was smoking and nobody. Was gettin down but me, my girl, and Sharon

    Vic sucks though
    Hate goin out in Chicago anymore

  16. kayatosh Says:

    now this


    wow. afrofunk. who knew it? you guys are $$$

  17. Robear Says:


    i had only been living out west for about 5 months. completely unprepared for the strength of everything. did the same thing to myself at the Trinity Tribal Stomp that summer. beautiful little wood nymphs, hocking irie baklava and shit. by afternoon, i was crawling from shade spot, to shade spot, literally.

    PDX shows, we made the goods. then over indulged. 3 dirty hippy cats, sleeping through the Phish show in a mini-van in the parking garage.

    Trey = Probation
    Phish = not in Canada anytime soon.

  18. garretc Says:

    Hmm, all you JA fans might be interested in this:


  19. Robear Says:


    i have the april ’92 Phish show from the Vic, first set on sbd. cassette. a cat i used to trade tapes with went to that show w/ his buddy. at set break, they’re chatting with stage crew. dude says, he grab a momento from the stage. I know, right? my buddy grabs one of fish’s extra drumsticks. his buddy grabs a dat tape off the top of pages equipment. they were pretty spun. they realize what happened later, made a copy of said DAT, then returned it the next night to the band.

  20. bouncin fan Says:

    Afrobeat has heavy funk, Latin, and psyche rock influences besides tje local sounds

    Orchestre had one of the best keyboard and guitarists in all of africa and played witj psychedelic influences

    Orchestre also incorporates voodoun drumming I’m certain songs

    They all worshipped like everyone should
    The jb’s

  21. kayatosh Says:

    this second tune– Djanfa Magni — i’m spinnin reminds me much more of king sunny ade and less like the surf rock. very sweet.

  22. Selector J Says:

    Yea, I saw a 60 Minutes bit on China and my takeaway was that the Chinese basically think of Buicks as equals with Mercedes and BMW. It’s like, whoa!

    Alright, Duty calls. Kid wants help with building some railroad track.

    choo choo.

    (P.S. Don’t sleep on that ‘Bush Weed Corn Trash’ tune. It’s a great, rather obscure Scratch production, addition to any reggae library.)

  23. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    So I got the tickets to MPP1 the other day…making it even harder to wait until summer. Why can’t it be June 26th already? :):):):):):):):)

  24. bouncin fan Says:


    The Orchestre def played more than afrobeat
    These cats just kind of cherry pick the more Afro beat tunes for the comps

  25. joe Says:

    re: markets. Just in the middle of the Michael Lewis book “The Big Short”. very interesting. I know nothing of this stuff, so it’s enlightening to me.(not to mention readable) Not sure how an insider or someone dealing with it everyday would critique it.

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