Weekend Nuggets: Mullins Center

10.23.10 - Amherst (Ryan Gilbertie)


These weekend’s shows from Amherst were split down the middle. Phish brought a legitimate smoker on Saturday night and a  bona fide snoozefest on Sunday. Coming off three special shows in Augusta, Utica, and Providence, however, these shows just didn’t elevate in the same way. The first night has plenty of engaging jamming in “Tweezer,” Disease > My Friend > Caspian > Halfway to the Moon > Boogie On,” and  set-ending sequence – “Piper > Hood, YEM.” But aside from the first-set “Stash,” Sunday never really got off the ground. The  old-school first set would have been fine had there been any action in the second. But there wasn’t. When a second set’s highlight is “Roggae > Taste” you know something strange is afoot at the Circle K. Another smoking “Bowie” could do nothing to salvage this long-lost second half. But the band popped right back in Manchester like nothing had happened.

10.23.2010 Mullins Center, Amherst, Massachusetts

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10/23 (Pollock)

I: Meatstick, Party Time, Golgi Apparatus, Kill Devil Falls, Tweezer, Lawn Boy, Sparkle, Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Hold Your Head Up > Love You > Hold Your Head Up, Possum, Tweezer Reprise

II: Down with Disease > My Friend, My Friend > Prince Caspian > Halfway to the Moon > Boogie On Reggae Woman > Maze, Wading in the Velvet Sea,  Piper > Harry Hood, You Enjoy Myself

E: Shine a Light

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10.24.2010 Mullins Center, Amherst, Massachusetts

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10/24 (Jim Pollock)

I: AC/DC Bag, Camel Walk, The Divided Sky, Ride Captain Ride, Stash, Fee > Time Turns Elastic, Cavern, Run Like an Antelope

II: Seven Below, Wolfman’s Brother, Backwards Down the Number Line, Alaska, Free, The Lizards, Brother, Roggae > Taste, Waste, David Bowie

E: Quinn the Eskimo, Chalk Dust Torture

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Jam of the Weekend:

Piper > Hood” 10.23 II

A standout, late second-set segment of Saturday night’s UMass show.




“Tweezer” 10.23.10 II – Amherst, MA (MKDevo)


.10″Camel Walk” 10.24.10 I – Amherst, MA (MKDevo)

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367 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Mullins Center”

  1. kayatosh Says:

    you’re all familiar with this one 11.14.95 Stash-> Manteca -> Stash -> Dog Faced Boy-> Stash

    $$$, for sure (maybe even the elusive $$$$ – beyond exceptional), but for me it doesn’t rank as $$$ until manteca. the first stash segment is just $$.

    if you need any explanation as to why people geek out about 95, look no further than this stash.

  2. Mr.Palmer Says:



  3. kayatosh Says:

    manteca played 10 times i phish’s glorious history. and 11.14.95’s could be the best.

    thanks palmer will view once this colossal dog faced boy concludes.

  4. lastwaltzer Says:


    why $$? If i recall that is $$$$ the whole way through, had that one last night.

  5. KWL Says:

    i geek out about fall 95

    that stash just doesn’t do it for me

  6. lastwaltzer Says:

    Is the heat.

  7. Mr.Palmer Says:

    The Yem from that show is badass.

  8. lastwaltzer Says:

    some may say its as good as it gets.

  9. kayatosh Says:

    lw: just think it elevates to the next level ($$$) when they start to collectively morph into the manteca groove from about the 13:30 min. on.

    the first stash segment is great, no doubt, but it is nothing extraordinary and gets a tad grating for me from 11 min. until 13:30.

    the whole stash sandwich is peak phish.

  10. kayatosh Says:

    wow, kwl. bold to go against the 11.14.95 stash. relisten from 13 min mark on.

    palmer: nice video find. thanks

  11. kayatosh Says:

    just watched the camel walk video posted here by miner. amazing in HD. great song, fairly clean version. that tune has a Little Feat vibe.

  12. Jtran Says:


    Thanks for that video. Loading up the whole thing to watch now.

  13. lastwaltzer Says:

    @kaya, word they definitely kick it up a notch, I just love the way trey gets creative with picking the main theme. They were ready to do something right out of the gate

  14. lastwaltzer Says:


    that so song is so little feat, its got the funk and little prog rock break.

  15. P.S.H.S Says:

    Been doing Utica vs. Manchester this week, I’m a bit bias because I was at the nh show so…
    First set goes to nh for me. Better opener, alumni, llama, Asihtos, and walls were amazing. Wolf cities and bowie were probably better played than anything nh, but I’m just really splitting hairs
    Second sets are really tough to argue over. Alumlight vs. Sand*, mikes sandwich vs. Split sandwich, have mercy vs. night nurse$$$. Birds vs. The wedge. Too tight to decide. Encore goes to nh.
    Special awards: most phishy: gyuitica, bust-o-rama: jamchester, *:MVP, $$$: cash money award

  16. lastwaltzer Says:

    stash with the strings $$$

  17. neemor Says:

    Utica Vultures (just heard it today for the first time) might be the “Best Ever” version.
    Perfectly played, vocal levels ideal throughout, good length and energy, the “potato” usage, and at one point late in the song, Trey bends a note in such a way…one of those bends that he does very seldom but when it happens, your ears perk up.

    For those who haven’t heard it, do so asap.
    For those who have, I recommend a re-listen.

    Just three songs in and I’m hooked on Utica!

  18. P.S.H.S Says:

    11/14/95, a birthday show for the ages, too bad I was busy turning 14 and getting fing rad

  19. kayatosh Says:

    just watched amherst tweezer video. thanks, miner. awesome.

  20. Jtran Says:

    Page’s rig is so much smaller in this 95 video. When did he get the, I’m guessing, synthesizers and space noise makers? Not until 97? When was the first time he started using effects like that?

  21. kayatosh Says:

    what a great october. was about to say 10.20 and 10.26 were the two best of tour, then ran through the list and every show starts looking strong. tough to pick even a clear top four, setting aside 10.31 set II which stands on its own as some of the hottest shit of all time.

  22. kayatosh Says:

    spinnin 10.23.2010 MFMF ->

    remember it being really good through reggae woman.

  23. garretc Says:

    Yup, it’s official. I love ’03 Phish. It’s the bee’s knees.

  24. neemor Says:

    Agree with you there, kaya…
    All three shows I saw had some great moments, two of them (Providence and Manchester) were great+ from start to finish.
    So much fun again.

    It’s strange…I watched a YouTube video of ‘Fee’ from the Paradise in ’89 and to see what the boys have developed into from those early days, I don’t think I ever would’ve guessed it had I been in attendance then.

    Mike has pretty much been Mike all along, Page just looks a bit older, but Fish and Trey have morphed completely from their zany youth into what appears to be (besides the dress), normal middle-aged men.
    Their appearance today does in no way bely the crazy characters they used to be.

    For the New Year’s run and 2011 on, I hope for more glimpses of Gamehendge.
    I miss Forbin’s>Mockingbird, McGrupp, Lizards in rotation.
    I want to think that someday, Ganehendge can be resurrected in it’s entirety again.

    When I look at their body of work, there’s just so much material that I wonder if the sparse use of those narratives speak to them feeling like it was part of their youth. That they only play them to “throw a bone”, or nostalgic value.
    I wonder if they have desire to play them at all or if they are all about moving forward and exploring the copious amounts of new material that mostly hasn’t been developed fully if at all.

    I guess I pine for their earlier material in a big way, bur also think that they are doing a great job playing originals especially from all eras of their existence.
    Great time to be a fan.

  25. kayatosh Says:

    peace, yall.

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