Weekend Nuggets: Tour Finales

Hampton '99 (Pollock)

Our long and winding road through Decembers of lore has finally come to an end. On December 17, 1995, Lake Placid’s finale concluded a monumental 54-show fall tour whose size would never be approached again. On December 18, 1999, in Hampton, Virginia, Phish punctuated their second tour of fallย  — a two-week millennial prep course for the event of their lives. In each case, Phish spun two sets of celebratory anthems, crafting upbeat shows to send their fans home for the holidays. Enjoy the final step on our journey through Decembers past, because Worcester is only nine days away!


12.17.1995 Olympic Center Lake Placid, New York

Mp3 Torrent, Megaupload < Links

I: My Friend, My Friend, Poor Heart, A Day in the Life, Run Like an Antelope, The Mango Song, Tube, Stash, The Lizards, Chalk Dust Torture

II: Bouncing Around the Room, Maze, Free, Also Sprach Zarathustra > Harry Hood, Sparkle, Tweezer > Tweezer Reprise

E: Hello My Baby, Runaway Jim

Source: Schoeps CMC64 > BPS-1 > DA-P1


12.18.99 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia

Mp3 Torrent, Megaupload < Links

I: Harry Hood, Back at the Chicken Shack, Dog Log, Tube, Heavy Things, Back on the Train, First Tube, The Inlaw Josie Wales, You Enjoy Myself

II: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Sand, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Possum, Mike’s Song > Simple, Weekapaug Groove > Buffalo Bill > Weekapaug Groove

E: Ya Mar, Sleeping Monkey

Source: (FOB) mk4 > kc5 > cmc6 > Sonosax SX-M2 > Sony D100


Jams of the Weekend:

Tweezer > Tweezer Reprise” 12.17.95 II

The final piece to the gargantuan puzzle of Fall ’95.



2001 > Sand” 12.18.99 II

It’s hard to beat nearly 40 minutes of grooves to start off a set. This was the end of 1999; Y2k was upon us, and we were heading into Chief Jim Billie’s territory.




“Reba” 12.31.95 I – MSG


480 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Tour Finales”

  1. EL Duderino Says:

    the only early NFL broadcast down here is Cardinals/Panthers


  2. albert walker Says:

    yeah those Scott Walker’s play sweet I hear plord

    haven’t had the pleasure of playing one

  3. joechip Says:


    Thanks for that link to the article on Miles’ electric music. Browsing through the archives there, I found a number of other excellent appreciations of some obscure/out there artists. I really enjoyed their piece on Eric Dolphy (see avatar), it has a lot of insightful stuff on the nature of improvisation and the uphill battle for a musician who strove for greater freedom in his own expression.


  4. EL Duderino Says:

    The Scott Walker’s seem to be inspired by the Doug Irwin designs with a touch of Modulus thrown in there…

    They look real nice and expensive

  5. Jtran Says:

    It almost looks like Trey is wearing sweatpants in this Reba video.

    And Mike kind of looks like he’s wearing revolutionary war-era getup

  6. Jtran Says:

    Wow Fish really destroys the end of the composed section

  7. plord Says:

    @el Dude, mine is very much sto– inspired by the Irwins. Cocobolo top and back over maple, maple neck, ebony fboard, with three Harmonic Design Z-90s. I even had Wolf style inlays on the fboard, because they look sweet. I was lucky, I got my order in while he was still an unknown local guy. His prices have gone up lately but if I didn’t have this one, I think I’d still buy one now. They’re worth it.

    I’ve never been able to bond with an LP at all. It’s not the weight, I moved to the SW after an Ibanez musician, both probably weigh more than an LP. Scale length thing maybe? You wouldn’t think 3/4 of an inch would make that much of a difference. I dunno.

  8. P.S.H.S Says:

    Have I ever told you the story of the Ghost…

  9. EL Duderino Says:


    Nice, real nice!

    Did you have to give up your first born for an axe like that?

  10. EL Duderino Says:

    @ plord

    Are you in the Santa Cruz area?

  11. EL Duderino Says:

    This previously uncirculated sbd from the archives just went up @ bt.etree


    Little Feat
    11/26/1995 – Sunday
    Stuttgart, Germany

    Source: SBD > Master DAT

    Transfer/Lineage: Master DAT*> Sony 2600> Dio 2448> CD Wave> Flac Frontend> flac16>
    Nero 6> Plextor PX-716A> DVD> TLH> .wav @ 16/44.1> WaveLab 6.10> CD Wave> TLH> flac16.

    All editing and mastering with UAD-1 in 16/44.1. SBE Free. Meta-tagging with Tag&Rename.

    Transferred by Chris Cafiero, Little Feat archivist
    Edited and Mastered by Alex Ford

    One Set show

    CD I:

    01. Intro (0:44)
    02. Rad Gumbo (3:57)
    03. Hate To Lose Your Lovin’ (5:35)
    04. Big Bang Theory (5:52)
    05. Romance Without Finance (4:23)
    06. Rock And Roll Everynight (5:12)
    07. Rock And Roll Doctor (4:18)
    08. Old Folks Boogie (5:34)
    09. Changin’ Luck (7:48)
    10. A Apolitical Blues (7:24)
    11. You’re Taking Up Another Man’s Place (6:35)
    12. Fat Man In The Bathtub (6:50)
    13. Cadillac Hotel (3:45)

    CD II:

    01. Representing The Mambo (7:12)
    02. Bill and Fred jam > The Inguene > (5:55)
    03. Day At The Dog Races > (2:42)
    04. The Inguene (2:46)
    05. Oh Atlanta (5:41)
    06. Dixie Chicken (16:37)
    07. Let It Roll (10:04)
    08. Willin’ (5:41)
    09. Feats Don’t Fail Me Now (7:20)
    10. house music (0:48)

  12. plord Says:

    @dude no firstborn, I just had to work insane hours for a bunch of years in a job I grew to despise in order to pull down enough scratch to afford it. I have stopped apologizing for the insane quality of my rig (it’s even more out of like downstream from the guitar). I worked my ass off for it and playing through it is one of the few pure joys available to me. I’m not ashamed and I’m willing to share if anybody near Burlington wants to swing by and play it ๐Ÿ™‚

    So no, I am not in the S.Cruz area anymore but I lived in Berkeley and thereabouts for 15 years. It was about a 90 minute drive down to Scott’s workshop and I drove down there a bunch while the guitar was on the bench. We shaped the neck together over a long weekend and then, when I had played it for a few months and my hand started complaining, I took it back down there and he sanded down the ill-conceived soft V he had previously carved into the 1st-3rd position of the neck. I asked for it, I was wrong, he fixed it up and re-sprayed the finish, no questions asked.

    Fabulous guy and his guitars are absolutely top shelf stuff, every one of them.

  13. albert walker Says:

    Scott Walker guitars

    played by on of my favorite guitarists – Steve Kimock

    and one of my least favorite can’t even sit through a set if he’s on lead guitarists – Barry Sless

    beautiful instrument though. I’m afraid I don’t quite have the licks to bust out a guitar of that magnitude. gotta have the chops to back that shit up.

    laterz kids
    off for some last minute Christmas shopping

  14. plord Says:

    ^out of line, that was.

  15. plord Says:

    ^I mean, “out of line”, not “ouet of like” in my post, nothing to do with AW’s response!

  16. plord Says:

    I can’t type for shit today.

  17. EL Duderino Says:

    that’s a great story about the neck issue…

    Yeah, I’m with AW on the magnitude of that guitar. I’m an intermediate/advanced level. My licks are no where near what it would take to play an instrument like that.

  18. sumodie Says:

    @elDude: your LF link is wrong, it actually links to the GD show that mrC uploaded for us

  19. Robear Says:

    somebody wake up the Eagles.

  20. EL Duderino Says:


    Thanx sumodie

  21. plord Says:

    @dude, AW, the guitar compels me to play it with alarming regularity, and as a result of all that practice my once-merely-acceptable chops are now plenty good enough to keep up with the guitar ๐Ÿ™‚

    The gear doesn’t make the man, but good gear makes you want to play more and only good things come from that.

  22. EL Duderino Says:

    This LF setlist is a great one…

    some lessor played tracks on this

  23. sumodie Says:

    @joe: thanks for that Clarence Carter tune, Back Door Santa, which is hilarious! I’m gonna try n find that album (Soul Christmas) for my folks (I know it’s online, and mrP’s mp3 link is great too)

  24. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Vick doesn’t make it out of this one.

    At friends, just busted out the Medicali from Cali. Baked goods, smoke, and jolly ranchers? Crazy, jolly ranchers!

  25. EL Duderino Says:

    that sounds fantastic plord…

    Could you post a photo of it on here?
    I’d love to see it

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