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”

  1. neemor Says:

    purple, that chance encounter with Erickson is nutty.
    How did you figure out who he was?

  2. ChefBradford Says:

    Thanks Duke, I’m headed there now. No time now to spin it all, but enough to get a headful before bed

  3. neemor Says:

    Chef, missed your original post before…
    Here’s a good place to start with the Dead, IMO:

    And no, I don’t think Kung Fu or Breakfast have anything online…

  4. ChefBradford Says:

    @Neemor, thanks, I’ll check that out soon. Shame about the Breakfast/Kung-Fu, I loved those streamed shows you raved about last year, that stuff was excellent!

    Thanks for the recs, guys. I can only listen, usually, in bite-sized pieces, so this should occupy me for at least a week or two

  5. Gavinsdad Says:

    Not shamed to admit it…my first spin of the Phish playing terrapin. Must have been really sweet to catch that. They did the song proud. Top 2 GD songs (that and eyes)

  6. ChefBradford Says:

    @Gavins, as stated earlier, I’m not much into the GDead at all, but, BUT, every time I’ve ever heard the Phish cover of Terrapin, I’ve gotten goosebumps. Literally, no shit. I guess that speaks for the power and magic of that song on its own

    Also, although, as stated, I’m not a big Dead guy, Eyes is one of my favorite songs by anyone, period

  7. neemor Says:

    Yep. That Terrapin Station certainly belongs on the Required Listening list.
    A section I’m sure will probably end up in the Appendix (at least) of Miner’s Coffee Table Book.

    One of Miner’s early posts about Festivals, seemed appropriate:

  8. neemor Says:

    Kung Fu has had a minor lineup change, switching one brass player for another (arguably more accomplished one-and being that the first guy-Kris Jensen-played with the Allman’s often, is saying a lot!), but has kept on moving forward at a nice clip.

    I haven’t looked on the archive in a while to see if they do in fact stream, and if they don’t they should.
    I know all of their shows are being taped, for sure.
    A great way to spread their music.

    The only issue I ever had with Kung Fu (not the Breakfast) was that they have a very limited catalog, so often the shows are seemingly repetetive, but the music itself is extremely accomplished and polished and the jamming variables are supreme.

    I haven’t seen them in a few months and really owe it to myself to get out and see them while the Phish is on break.
    We all do.

  9. neemor Says:

    Some great moments from Europe (including a GREAT Gin from Barcelona) if anyone’s bored:

  10. neemor Says:

    Two things…

    1) I would love a post someday of trivia gleaned from the past pages of phishthougts.com, all sorts of little tid-bits like the fact that you’re a dark meat fan at Thanksgiving time. No incentive needed besides the sheer competition of the thing.

    2) Also, I found myself curious if you get any personal satisfaction from this blog or if you’ve learned anything from us, the readers or if we’ve changed or added to your viewpoints on anything (especially PH related).
    Just curious.

    Good night, blackboard. Or should I say, Good morning?

  11. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    neemor – i was introduced to him by a friend. it was an after party for a concert with another band he had produced or was currently producing or something.

  12. Foul_Domain Says:

    who’s got my weekend nuggets!?

  13. Jtran Says:


    I used your method and see I only date back to 5/10. Either I’ve posted before that, or I’m a huge noob.

  14. willowed Says:

    Good Morning friends.
    Another great Friday night on the board I see.

  15. Robear Says:


    *sucker up on the west coast.

    history fair today for the kidz today. have a good one!

  16. willowed Says:

    history fair = fun times

  17. Robear Says:

    talking to a friend yesterday and I realized, you cats and this blog are like my ‘facebook’ sort of. thanks!

  18. butterflyeffect Says:

    mornin’ BB

    how is everyone on this fine saturday?

  19. phoammhead Says:

    had to start a change in food intake, yesterday. if i kept up the way i was going, it was gonna start to get ugly . . . or obese, whichever way you wannna look at it.

  20. Gavinsdad Says:

    BB – what up yoooo

    Roller-skating party with the kids at 10:30. Gonna channel myself in 6th grade.

    Have a good one yalls.

  21. butterflyeffect Says:

    sounds good @phoamm

    change is good

    kill it @gdad

  22. Mike in Austin Says:

    Charlie Dirksen just reseeded the oft circulated Junta “outtakes” and other rarities on etree. http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=542063

  23. willowed Says:

    Rollerskating parties. The bomb

    Try to slip your Ipod to the DJ and see if he will throw on the Woosta Hood for the little ones.

  24. phoammhead Says:

    just saw a red fox run through my yard – awesome!


  25. butterflyeffect Says:

    it is absolutely astounding how much mind-bendingly good live music Phish has created for our listening enjoyment

    thank you Phish

    and, of course, thank you Mr. Miner

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