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. Aquaman Says:

    Isn’t that what we’re always going for at Phis shows?

    “We’ve got to dance and be in love.”

    Simple. Clean. To the point.

  2. Foul_Domain Says:

    We lie on frozen warthog
    With its poison in our minds
    While the ferns that spot opur children
    Are encased in orange rinds

    ^Now THAT is how you write lyrics!

  3. Aquaman Says:


    Like that Leaked Pre-FM SBD “Barney and Friends” you were pimping at the Fat Cat two weeks ago?

    (Har, Har) πŸ˜†

  4. lastwaltzer Says:


    was that before or after I tossed my cookies? πŸ™‚

  5. Aquaman Says:

    Just kidding LW

  6. Aquaman Says:

    I think you were trying to say Kenvin Shapiro but it came out……

    “Huuuuuuuuurl-wsweet-barney-and-frie-huuuuuuuuurl”! – splash!

    But I could be wrong.

  7. lastwaltzer Says:

    No, I think that is an accurate description.

  8. sumodie Says:

    lenny rocks! seen him at least 4 times. first 3 albums are xcellent

  9. BingosBrother Says:

    I’m just bustin balls aqua, to each his own. As a writer and lyricist it just really grinds my gears to see great musicians using awful lyrics. You don’t see great writers trying to front bands on that alone, oh wait, yes you do. which is why I stick to the words.

  10. BingosBrother Says:

    Fuck Lenny, I’m with Carl. πŸ˜‰

  11. Henry Says:

    hey sumo, could you repost the link for the lossless dwd -> carini

  12. sumodie Says:

    i dig the cult too, guess i missed their tour w/ lenny

  13. lastwaltzer Says:

    what the fuck……………… between aqua, palmer and sumo, you guys have seen lenny more then i’ve seen phish

  14. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Lenny has stage presence. That dude must have pulled some serious trim over the years. Come on LW, whats your big gripe with LK? Although his cover of American Woman made me want to jam pencils in my ear drums.

  15. garretc Says:

    It’s a good thing I don’t watch too much TV…

    These ASPCA commercials break my heart every time!

  16. BrandonKayda Says:

    Miles Davis – Pangaea is wild stuff. Finally came in the mail today

    I think I remember seeing Lenny Kravitz’ cover of American Woman on TV when I was 7 or 8.

  17. sumodie Says:

    I was bummed for Blues Traveler the year they were finally the headline act on HORDE tour because Lenny went on right before them and completely blew the place up -he put on such an electrifying performance

    Of course I think it was the year before that BT put on the smokin performance right before the Crowes who were the headliners

    Lyrics? I’m not sure I see any musician for their lyrics. If I like their sound, I like them. Period.

    (I think the only tune I can recite from memory is ‘Happy Birthday’)

  18. sumodie Says:

    check out this guy’s new album:

    Claude Hay – Deep Fried Satisfied


    Heard about this guy on NPR and got his latest album for xmas -he’s a ‘one man roots & loops band’ -a loose bluesy party vibe album, the man def has his own sound. Even pulls off a great cover of Queen’s ‘We will rock you’

  19. lastwaltzer Says:

    I don’t like 90’s pop music simple enough.

    Was lenny kravitz in the jam scene back in the 90’s or something?

    i was listening to Sound Opinions today and they were talking about 1991 and the Spin Doctors were mentioned as a jamband. Were they really?

  20. BrandonKayda Says:

    This is really funky stuff (Pangaea) – almost sounds like Phish 1997 funk in some spots

  21. purplehumpbackwhale Says:


  22. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    scratch that… just reread the article and realized what it means. the AC in june is Dave, not phish, according to word around the office

  23. lastwaltzer Says:


    what everyone wants to know is…………..will lenny be there?

  24. neemor Says:

    You know BTB had something to do with this:

  25. neemor Says:

    Seriously, where is all the Lenny Kravitz hate coming from?
    Dude is straight up cool. Definitionally.

    If Phish has shown us anything (Mike’s lyrics in particular), it’s that lyrics only have to fit, they don’t have to make sense or even be pretty.
    And that’s okay.

    I sat down
    and talked to Dr. Gabel
    Dr. Gabel.
    Dr. Gabel.
    Dr. Gabel.

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