Weekend Nuggets: The Creek Opener


8.12.2010 Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN < Torrent

8.12.2010 Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN < Megaupload

"Fee" - 8.12.10 (M. Stein)

After a sloppy opening frame, Phish came back with one of their more creatively constructed sets of tour. “Drowned” brought the band into a new-school rhythmic-ambient jam, while they connected  “Jibboo > Gin” with a seamless segue. Trey left the whale behind on this second set “Bathtub Gin” using his Ocedoc to carve melodies into the summer night. After a quality mid-set interlude, Phish capped the evening by deconstructing “Split” into “Dog-Faced Boy,” and an impressive “Hood” which passes through an unorthodox segment of darkness on  the way to the top. All-in-all, this show is flying under the radar due to larger explosions at The Greek and Alpine Valley.

I: Runaway Jim, Punch You In the Eye, Roggae, Cars Trucks Buses, Sample in a Jar, NICU, Horn, Sugar Shack, Wolfman’s Brother, Time Turns Elastic

II: Drowned > Gotta Jibboo > Bathtub Gin, My Friend, My Friend, Buffalo Bill, Twist, The Horse > Silent in the Morning , Split Open and Melt > Dog Faced Boy, Harry Hood > Golgi Apparatus

E: Fee* > NO2* > Kung* > Fire

*w/ Megaphone

Source: MBHO KA200N/MB603>Edirol R44 @24/44.1


Jam of the Weekend:

Jibboo > Bathtub Gin”  8.12 II

A playful excerpt from Deer Creek’s opener.




“Fee > NO2 > Kung” – 8.12.10 E

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730 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: The Creek Opener”

  1. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    all the live phish releases pretty much should be required listening

    ^saw winwood open for santana in july. i was pleasantly surprised

  2. Robear Says:

    ^ before posting again, whoever this applies to must sign off now.
    1. Listen to 4.2.-4.4.98

    Come on man! Make them watch the video’s!

  3. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    “Mike’s Grooves peaked in 95 and then had a renaissance in 97…IMO”

    wait, but for it to have been a renaissance that means that it has to have basically died in ’96

  4. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    also, i think people need to start realizing there is a different between a ‘musical quote’ and a ‘tease’

  5. Mr.Miner Says:

    sure 95-97…..

    …why would a music publication post a memoir on one person’s experience?

    Those guys at Jambads are something else….I’d go into personal stories, but no need.

  6. RamblinOnMyMind Says:

    @mitch, I was just teasing you because I thought you were one of the people shocked (shocked!) that I hadn’t heard that Wolfman’s until two days ago. I still kind of think you were, but I’m not gonna go back and check

    If you’re interested I could throw some Traffic up on mediafire. Maybe you’re more internet-savvy than I am and just downloaded their entire catalogue.


    ::internalizing Vegas Wolfman’s::

  7. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    if phish were zappa, Z would be the guy there for the antics, as opposed to the mind bending guitar solos. except Z doesn’t like zappa for some reason ha

  8. lastwaltzer Says:


    How could I forget, I was in the first twenty feet of the stage for Winwood, I remember them putting tarps over the equipment and pulling them off, over and over. By the time they went on I was BEAT. I only made it through the Dark Star>shine on and realized I needed to make my way back to my tent or I’d be sleeping in the field.

    That was my first festival and first real introduction into the scene, I’d seen trey and the dead already but that weekend is what turned me into a live music fanatic.
    Life changing weekend. I skipped my high school graduation to be there. I remember watching Los Lobos on sunday morning thinking about my friends in their caps and gowns, I knew I was in the right place.

  9. tela'smuff Says:

    ’96 is, IMO, is when funk started getting more involved into Mike’s. Or, maybe when it just got more groove oriented? i don’t know. i know that in ’95 Mike’s was much more about the psych rock, and then in ’96 especially Champaign, it felt like a funk party. but yeah, 12-31-95 Mike’s is the pinnacle. Still, can’t leave ’96 Mike’s in the cold as it was the transitional period from psych rockers to funk dance parties. IMO.

  10. lastwaltzer Says:

    Zappa’s antics>phish antics

  11. lastwaltzer Says:

    Mikes groove is dead to me! :runs out of the room crying:

  12. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    “Zappa’s antics>phish antics”

    zappa’s antics = witty, ingenious satire
    phish antics = goofy fun

    so yes, i agree for sure

  13. Mitch Says:

    Ha! I prob was joining in. I just like razzing people for not listening to the jams that get hyped on here time and time again. For example the island run. If people weren’t familiar with it before, miner has done a few lengthy pieces re: them and hypes 4.3.98 as one of the best (if not his fav) show. That’s directed at the people posting here all day not those who just came along. And it really is that good!

    LW, I was in college then so we took my buddies adderall to stay awake. That took forever to finally get going.

  14. RamblinOnMyMind Says:

    Hey @DF – what Zappa albums or live recordings would you say have some essential mind-bending guitar? I absolutely LOVE Hot Rats, but the “antics” element of his other work has always been a huge turnoff for me. A lot of his studio stuff (I guess really when he works on “songs” or concepts as opposed to shredding) I’ve had trouble getting into.

  15. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    @ramblin, listen to this black napkins http://www.megaupload.com/?d=B7EBWIR7

    also, “shut up n play yer guitar” and “guitar” are must own zappa albums. nothing but mind fucking guitar solos

  16. Mitch Says:

    p.s. zappa mediafire would be appreciated but if not theres always http://www.captaincrawl.com

    for those of you not hip to this site, do yourself a favor and go! and yeah, stop all the downloading, im a computa!

  17. lastwaltzer Says:


    No crazy guitar solos but I highly recommend “Yellow Shark”, no guitar at all actually. Its all classical pieces he wrote.

    I’d also recommend the “You Can’t Do That On Stage” series, some of them have long stretches of antics (like a 20 min. “yellow snow”) that being said its all impeccably played and worth a listen.

  18. voopa Says:

    Love that Yellow Snow.

    “Oh, you want Kindergarten.”

  19. RamblinOnMyMind Says:

    Thanks for the recs @DF. “Guitar” has a tribute to Duane Allman that I’m really looking forward to hearing.

    @Mitch – did you mean Traffic on mediafire, or were you talking to others and hoping to grab some Zappa?

    @LW – I’ve never heard his purely orchestral stuff, so I’ll check out Yellow Shark too.

  20. Mr.palmer Says:

    I respect Zappa’s musicianship and all but it’s not something I like to kick back and listen to. Just not that interested. Flame away

  21. D. Malorkis Says:

    Re: Mikes, I have to give a shout out to Desert Sky 7/21/98. Haven’t read Miner’s review, but the Mike’s is a decent if somewhat meandering jam for the most part, but then the band pulls everything together 2-3 minutes before the end and it. just. rocks. I only have an aud, but you can hear that the sound guys knew what was coming because suddenly page and Trey jump way up in the mix and it takes off for a few minutes. Anyway, I have it in steady rotation for that Part. Would like an SBD some day.

    RE: Steve Winwood. Highly underrated musician. Saw Traffic in ’94 — Their version of Gimme Some Lovin’ has not been matched.

    Re: ’09 jams that will still be in frequent rotation 10 years from now. I’ll plug Albany 7 Below, since I still have that one in heavy rotation and feel it hasn’t been matched in ’10 terms of energy (not necessarily creativity. But I have a terrible whale allergy that I can’t shake so ’10 (particularly leg 1) has been a little problematic fo me.

  22. tela'smuff Says:

    a zappa album i’ve always enjoyed is Chunga’s Revenge. Has some nasty zappa guitar work. not one his best, but it was one of the first pieces of vinyl i bought when i started collecting so i’ve enjoyed it;s dirty sound ever since.

  23. Mitch Says:

    “If you’re interested I could throw some Traffic up on mediafire. Maybe you’re more internet-savvy than I am and just downloaded their entire catalogue.”

    ^this. but if not, i can use captain crawl

  24. Guyute711 Says:

    napalm on mr p!

  25. RamblinOnMyMind Says:

    On the way, Mitch

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