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 1992β€”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”

  1. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    that’s crazy talk! however, your first mistake was assuming you could get a good philly cheesesteak in dayton. πŸ˜‰
    no offense meant to the “birthplace of aviation” of course…

  2. kayatosh Says:

    gonna check out 9.14.99 today (27 min. ac/dc bag!!?!) Thanks for the heads up on the new aud source.

  3. bhizzle Says:

    you’ve prolly seen it on the green board, but I gots to name drop here too…Wegman’s = thee best sub

  4. goochy Says:

    Good ’92 Phish here…

    I was too young and dumb at the time to be into Phish, yet. I started working at a Co-Op Tapes & Records in ’94 and that’s when I discovered them. What a long time ago that was.

  5. Mdawg Says:


  6. KfL Says:

    wegmans sub = my tour food

  7. Guyute711 Says:

    Wegmans=best grocery store in the world. The subs are awesome and it’s all about the bread. Well that and they know the right amount of meat to put on the things.

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    kaya- don’t skip the Gumbo on that show either.

    Bozeman Tweezer is the shit. i’ve heard the jam before. Is it on ALO? Pretty sure it is.

  9. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    MA is getting its first Wegman’s soon, just about five minutes from my house. I’m looking forward to it. their prepared foods (subs included) are top notch.

  10. JeffieM Says:

    Yeah, I was too young and dumb for Phish in 92 as well.

    101 Dalmations was more my jam at that point in time.

    Can’t wait to dig into these this afternoon.

  11. Lycanthropist Says:

    @Mr. P

    yeh there is a minute excerpt from that Tweez on ALO, entitled, Montana.

  12. HeBob Says:


    Fyi, that pub shot is not from ’92, it was already being used to promote Fall ’91 shows.

  13. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    lycan answered your question, but here also is the ALO track listing. the actual Tweezer is from Bangor, ME about three weeks prior to that Bozeman show.

  14. Jtran Says:

    My slf loves Wegman’s. She’s from Ithaca, apparently a big thing in that part of the world. KfL, can you verify that?

    Never been to one personally, not opposed to good subs though.

  15. halcyon Says:

    Happy Friday folks. Monday for me as I return back to work after a few days off. Stupid rotating schedule. 10 for 10 from 1992 is right up my alley. This was the year where I first was introduced to the band and started getting into them. Of course we didn’t have sbd quality like these. The tapes we had were more like someone recorded the show from someone playing the tape off of their radio.

    Tapes?? Casettes? What are they πŸ˜›

  16. frottage Says:

    cute “ice” teases in the lope > bbfcfm > lope

    i still get nothin out of old-time phishies though. clever and interesting but i can’t figure out why it matters

  17. Corey Says:

    Morning all. Great to see the OLD PHiSH get some play. I was too busy listening to the GD and Coltrane to even know about PHiSH. But on 8.7.93, that all changed.

    Wegmans = my first job (Chase Pitkin) back in the earliest of 90s.

    I second Wegmans being the best grocery store. Coming to MA very soon.

    On the waiting list for the GD tour box. Guess their gamble will pay off. I will now hope for the 73 tour box to come out. Could PHiSH pull that off too? I wonder. How about a remastered full on August 93 tour box? That’d be sweet.

  18. Guyute711 Says:

    Wegmans was also ranked #3 in the top 100 places to work in the US last year. Just a damn good company.

  19. Corey Says:

    Born and raised in Penfield….Rochester area.
    I will say that Wegmans = religion, for us UPstaters.

  20. angryjoggerz Says:

    I spun the MMP kevorkian redo Saw it Again>Piper in the car on the way to work this am very, very loudly. So sick. I love Saw it Again, I think it Phish at their most VU, even more than the VU covers.

  21. Jtran Says:

    Another SLF thing: we were listening to the Piper > Guy Forget yesterday. It got too spacey for her about 15 minutes in so she told me to change it. As payback I sent her the video of part 2 of IT Waves, telling her she’d like it. That’s not too mean?

  22. Kaveh Says:

    Happy Friday everyone!

  23. Guyute711 Says:

    You have to go to Wegmans up there. I mean do you really want to shop with the old people at Tops?

  24. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    not to burst any bubbles, because the companies on the list are definitely great places to work (I worked full time for many years for one in this year’s top ten – still there part time) but one thing to know is that companies actually pay to be considered for the list.

    you only get to play the game if you pay up and have your employees fill out their surveys, so it’s not like it is an independent organization without any stake in the results. when you think about it, it is mainly a relatively inexpensive way for companies to promote their brand and passively recruit people to work for them.

    again, wegman’s and other companies that are on the list are definitely great places to work, but it helps to understand a little about the motivations of the companies and the publication.

  25. Gavinsdad Says:

    Holy fucking sacrilege talking about grocery store subs. You guys must be from the country. I can throw a rock off my porch and hit 5 better HOAGIE shops near me (and wegmans is 2 miles from my house). Open invite to any of you guys that come thru my zone to do the pepsi challenge against the vanilla garbage “subs” at wegmans against some of my “spots” and I’m buying. This is no way to start a Friday πŸ˜‰

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