Ten Tunes For Friday: Spring ’92

Spring 1992 T-Shirt (Pollock)

Last Friday we looked at highlights from 2010, and this Friday we dig eighteen years earlier into the Spring of 1992. This year ushered in an era of creative growth that would peak at the end of 1995. Let’s take a look at one of Phish’s early creative peaks in Spring 1992—in exclusively soundboard fashion. Happy Friday!


Reba” 4.17.92 I

A first set gem from Phish’s first visit to The Warfield in San Francisco.



Antelope > BBFCFM > Antelope” 3.13.92 II

A classic segment from Providence, Rhode Island, that anyone who collected analogs has heard at least twenty times.



David Bowie” 4.13.92 I

6.25.10 (G. Lucas)

This first set closer in Tempe, Arizona features some early-era groove at the onset of the jam that just kills.



Stash” 4.13.92 I

Here is the “Stash” from earlier from the same set in Tempe.



Split Open and Melt” 4.5.92 II

This compact and powerful version kicked off the second set at the minuscule Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado.



Colonel Forbin’s > Icculus > Mockingbird” 4.16.92 I


Another classic relic of the analog era; Trey slaughters “Mockingbird” like few other versions.



Tweezer” 4.21.92 II

This sublime “Tweezer” from Eureka, California is one of my favorites, regardless of era.



Harry Hood” 3.20.92 II

6.27.10 (G.Lucas)

This divine “Harry Hood” came in the middle of the second set in spectacular outing in Binghamton, New York.



You Enjoy Myself” 3.25.92 II

A mid-set scorcher from Trax in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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825 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday: Spring ’92”

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  1. goat Says:


  2. Foul_Domain Says:

    This ’92 Tweez is phenomenal!

    Morning BB.

  3. kenny powers Says:

    new source for 9/14/99 popped up on etree today. very curious but skeptical that it will be better than the most commonly circulated FOB…


  4. Jtran Says:


    Grabbed your tier 2 comp yesterday. Gonna dig into these at work today. Thanks man

  5. phoammhead Says:

    *ting!* 😀

  6. jdub Says:

    Love these ’92 SBDS. Thanks Miner!

    Antelope>BBFCM>Antelope is wildly creative. Complete with Simpson quotes to kick it off and end it. I wonder how many unsuspecting concert goers would check out this band in ’92, hear a jam like this Antelope or Tweezer and be utterly confused at what was going on.

  7. Jtran Says:

    Listening to this Mockingbird

    Trey says it’s their first time in So Cal. I wonder how many people wondered wtf this dude with red hair was babbling on and on about.

  8. phoammhead Says:

    great offering MrMiner – brings back a lot of memories – this is the era i grew up on!

  9. Cable Hogue Says:

    I saw a show in spring 92 at UMASS…it was a big outdoor “spring fling” concert with Firehose, Fishbone and the Beastie Boys among others. So that was a big one where there were definitely a lot of folks who didn’t know what was going on, even though it was close to home…and I remember some “secret language” stuff going down, and I actually remember the Reba jam as having a long, nearly atonal free segment (I’ve never heard a recording). This was back in the days when a mosh pit would break out at just about any show for any reason, so there were a lot of white-hat frat guys thrashing around looking for people to shove. I think there was some puzzlement going on that day.

  10. phoammhead Says:

    great staccato playin’ by trey at the end of mockingbird and tweezer

    the recent staccato playin’ by trey on the new years run is a good sign, me thinks

  11. Luther T. Justice Says:

    My first Phish show was 5-5-92 in Cinci and my second was 5-7-92 in Cleveland. Great tour and great intro to the band for me. I still didn’t “get them” after these 2 shows, but the seed was planted.

    I didn’t see them again until 4-20 & 4-21-93 in Columbus, but after these shows I was def hooked. They even gave away free Subway subs both nights! This is before Jared & before $5 footlongs.

    After all these years, my love for this band is as strong as ever. Blows my mind to still be following these guys, but they’re just that damn good.

    Happy, happy Friday!

  12. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    mornin’ all

    @cable guy
    you are talking about this show:

    Sunday, 05/10/1992
    Campus Pond, UMass Spring Concert, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

    Set 1: The Landlady, Suzy Greenberg, Sparkle, Stash, Uncle Pen, Cavern > Reba, I Didn’t Know, You Enjoy Myself, Possum[1]

    [1] Simpsons and All Fall Down signals.

    Notes: This single-set show was part of the UMass ‘SpringFest’. Possum included Simpsons and All Fall Down signals. This was a free show that also featured the bands Rippopotamus, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, fIREHOSE, Fishbone, and The Beastie Boys.

    there may be other/better sources, but if you just want to confirm your thoughts on it, here’s the one from the spreadsheet

  13. Cable Hogue Says:

    Yeah, actually I just pulled that show to listen to the Reba that I thought had a weird space jam, and it’s a standard version…not sure what I’m remembering now. The recording isn’t too bad actually.

  14. Guyute711 Says:

    Your love of subway subs didn’t last Luther?

  15. benhatley Says:

    good picks! i have always been a really big fan of the april ’92 west coast run. from 4/16-21, the band was on fire! as for that providence ’92 antelope>bbfcfm>antelope, well, that’s just about my favorite jam ever. page hits that “icey” effect… it makes the back of my brain tingle.

  16. nonoyolker Says:

    Ah, this Tweezer is bliss street. Love this version.

    If you have a few hours to kill at work, get lost in this hilarious time wasting abyss of demotivational posters: http://verydemotivational.memebase.com/

  17. bhizzle Says:

    loved that Reba…10:45 min mark is bliss…I miss 92 Phish…I miss Pollock print tees

  18. kayatosh Says:

    Spring 92 — back where it all began for kaya. 3.21 and 3.26 were my first 2 shows. thanks for the memories, Miner.

  19. Luther T. Justice Says:

    I’m more of a Penn Station sub guy now. Luvs yo avatar fool!

  20. Spasm Waiter Says:

    Mornin folks.

    Nono- The shit just got real. LOL

    Phoam- I grew up on this era as well. Attended only one of these, Fox Theater. Actually listened to it from the stage door. Bouncer was cool enough to let us hang there with the door open. We tried to sneak in from the roof. My buddy got in the building that that way but hit a dead end shortly after dropping in through the ceiling of some office or something. Seet Bowie as well from that night, if I am not mistaken.

  21. willowed Says:

    is it 2/20/2011 yet?

  22. fat bastard Says:

    1992 i was a freshman in high school stealin cds…oh the good old days

  23. Luther T. Justice Says:

    Man, I forgot I went to 12-2 & 12-3-92. Can’t remember those shows too well for some reason. Gonna put those on my to do listening list for the weekend. I remember the shows from my previous post vividly but not these late 92s. What was goin on with me in December ‘o 92??

  24. Guyute711 Says:

    I miss good subs living in Charlotte. Ohio sucked for subs too. I remember some jackass asking me if I wanted lettuce and tomato on my philly cheese steak in Dayton.

  25. Luther T. Justice Says:

    “I remember some jackass asking me if I wanted lettuce and tomato on my philly cheese steak in Dayton.”

    ^Now that’s a fool right there!

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