Weekend Nuggets: Uncle Ebenezer


6.14.1995 Mud Island Amphitheatre. Memphis, TN < Torrent

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Mud Island

Taking this week’s “Jam of the Day” theme right through “Weekend Nuggets,” this installment is all about ‘Tweezers.” This Memphis show from Summer ’95 contains the “Mud Island Tweezer,” one of the most extended and iconic explorations of the song in their career. At a time when the band continued pushing boundaries of jam-length and abstraction, this “Tweezer” clocked in at over 50 minutes, but when listening, boredom never comes into play. One of the most famous versions taboot, if you haven’t heard this, clear an hour of your time, sit back, and relax. Phish dropped one for the record books on the banks of the Mississippi.

I: Don’t You Wanna Go, Gumbo, NICU, Mound, Cavern, Possum, All Things Reconsidered, Amazing Grace*, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Spock’s Brain, Split Open and Melt

II: 2001 > Poor Heart, Tweezer > Acoustic Army, While My Guitar Gently Weeps

E: Simple, Rocky Top, Tweezer Reprise

Source: Neumann RMS 190i


7.31.09 (G.Lucas)

Type II Trivia Results: With little competition on day 2, “Rippin'” Ross Bellenoit ran away with this contest with a remarkable 26 out of 30 points! Identifying every track and only missing a couple specific dates – what I thought was most impressive is that he only missed one year out of ten. By blowing away the competition, Ross wins his choice of CD: Trey’s TAB at the Tabernacle or Mike’s Moss. Kudos, Ross! Jeff D. put in a  a noble effort, nailing half the selections, while Brad P. rounded out the double-digit scorers with 11. The entire results  and answers are below. (If your name is not listed, it is because you scored no points. Better luck next time.) Thanks for playing!

  1. Ross B. – 26 pts
  2. Jeff D. – 15
  3. Brad P. – 11
  4. Ethan W. – 8
  5. Andrew B, Lex P – tied w/4
  6. Dave L, Ryan B, George – tied w/3
  7. Dagan S, Chris – tied w/2
  8. Matt P, Rick D – tied w/1


  1. “Bathtub Gin” 9.29.00 – Las Vegas
  2. “Simple” 12.6.96 – Las Vegas
  3. “Reba” 5.28.94  – Laguna Seca
  4. “AC/DC Bag” 8.9.98 – VA Beach
  5. “Wolfman’s” 9.24.99 – Austin
  6. “Free” 11.22.95 – Landover, MD
  7. “David Bowie” 11.26.94 – Minneapolis
  8. “Stash” 11.13.97 – Las Vegas
  9. “Mike’s” 12.7.95 – Niagara Falls
  10. “Disease” 6.15.00 – Osaka, JP


Jam of the Weekend:

Tweezer > Taste” 8.17.97 II

Let’s take “Tweezer” week right through the weekend. Here’s the Great Went’s laid-back afternoon funk fiesta for your Saturday enjoyment.




“Tweezer” 7.31.09 – Red Rocks (multicam) Pt. 1

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346 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Uncle Ebenezer”

  1. halcyon Says:


    Good Vibes headed your way

  2. jtran Says:

    Love Mountains. Heard it first on 7 10 99 after the sick Tweez. Perfect

    I must agree with GD. I have the feever

  3. jtran Says:

    And Mitch good luck with everything. Vibes your way!

  4. Mitch Says:

    cheers dudes

  5. Mitch Says:


    Wonder if this guy finds what he’s looking for. 😯

  6. jtran Says:

    Llfa wow

  7. Mitch Says:

    Thats a slammin freaking deal tho. even if you opt outta the real dollar safer with the nakedness. 780 with all that jazz is awesome.

    maybe he’s an artist and paints nudes. uhh…. or not.

  8. Mitch Says:


  9. jtran Says:

    I’ve got no notion of nyc prices. Seems ridiculous to me

    Whoevee posted the myspace mix earlier I’m listening now, well done. Like it a lot

  10. Mr.Miner Says:

    re same address…totally fine…for fall, my mom and dad both hit huge – same last name, same address, diff cards.

  11. yematt Says:

    word @ jtran, that was my mix. thanks for listening!

    repost if anyone else wants to check it out:

    stream: http://www.myspace.com/mattproj

    download: http://www.mediafire.com/?lierceyvmky87ub

    peace, bb. out for the night to check out some local music.

  12. Hoedown Says:

    That’s funny your parents hit Miner. My Dad hooked me up with a few extra AC’s. He plays hockey with the GM of the Hall. I have some very happy friends because of him.

  13. Mr.Miner Says:

    there is a TON of 1973 SBD Dead on etree. Any of you Headz know the sickest shows from that year? Dude? C? Anyone?

  14. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    I’m hardly a first stringer Deadhead here, but besides some of the best ’73 that’s available commercially (11/9-11, 12/2, etc.) How about 11/14 San Diego, 12/6 Cleveland (for the Dark Star especially) and maybe for something a little more out of the way, try 5/20.

  15. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    10/25 Madison, WI and, though I’m more of a fall ’73 guy, 6/10 has some pretty fun moments, though personally I’d skip the Allman’s sit-in. Coke-fuelled one-upsmanship.

  16. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    Miner, have you ever heard the Watkins Glen Soundcheck jam? That is most certainly right up your alley, a unique moment in Dead history.

  17. jtran Says:

    Slow night huh?

  18. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    No doubt, jtran. I’m always arriving just as the party’s over.

  19. Jeffiem Says:

    Fukuoka Twist, bro. Phish. College. Charleston. Bane. BB.

    Peace boys.

  20. Mr.Miner Says:

    @ Trza…actually only heard of it…where would I find it…

  21. voopa Says:


    Part of the Watkins Glen Soundcheck is on the So Many Roads Box. There are no AUD’s in circ, so you’d have to get the complete SBD from etree or LL or WT…I only have it on cassette, and having just made this discovery I will grab it post haste…so if your efforts are fruitless, let me know and I’ll get it to you once obtained.

  22. voopa Says:

    Check that.

    There are many AUDs of the Soundcheck available, one is here:


    And a SBD is in circ too.

  23. Foul_Domain Says:

    Anybody still up?

    Cant sleep…(my beds on fire)

  24. Foul_Domain Says:

    Miner – you’re hitting Utica, right?

  25. EL Duderino Says:


    That Dicky Betts sit in w/Merl Saunders on that ’73 GD show, I already made you in that spindle

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