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. neemor Says:

    The lyrics to Twenty Years Later prove also that the Phish is capable of putting together coherent, beautiful lyrics.
    That song’s a winner.

  2. angryjoggerz Says:

    No way, cannot believe you guys are talking Lenny Kravitz. Last night my wife and I were talking about him and she turned to me and just laid it out: “He is a poser.”

    That is some harsh truth right there.

  3. lastwaltzer Says:


    sounds like your wife no mores than the cats in this joint. I’m shocked right now. Speechless even, without speech.

  4. lastwaltzer Says:

    But then again why the fuck were YOU talking about lenny kravitz?!?!?

  5. neemor Says:

    Poser might be my least favorite word in the English vocabulary.
    Probably because I’m a borderline poseur. (That’s French for poser).
    See that?
    Just then I was showing how much of a poser I am.
    Like I speak French.

    Also, “penalized”.
    When someone says the word, penalized, with a sharp “e”….it makes me giggle and blush.
    Ruins any serious conversation I might be having at the time.

  6. angryjoggerz Says:

    Seriously. I got called out cus I was like “you know that Lenny Kravitz song ….” and she was like “No.”.

  7. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Must be a generational thing. You kids today think you know it all.. πŸ™‚

  8. lastwaltzer Says:

    @Mr. P

    I mean I remember when I was a yougin, lenny was pretty popular, his videos were all over tv.

    That said I never thought he was hip…..

  9. lastwaltzer Says:

    Oh and kids today definitely don’t know it all, most of the bands that are popular now are pretty lame U2 derivative bands.

  10. Gavinsdad Says:

    The HORDE in 95 had the Crowes as headliner. Saw Hartford and the Mann in Philly. I had just graduated college that summer in Aug and then moved from Florida to Brooklyn. God Street Wine played the 95 Horde and their biggest crime was Sharing a dressing room with the fledgling Wilco and not talking to them. Nobody knew at the time…”am” has just come out.

    96 summer I worked in Houston for Teach For America and I hit the Horde. Dave serenaded me with Satellite, then Lenny came on and crushed (my one and only Lenny show), then BT came on and, well, did the BT thing.

    In the early days of jam infancy bands hung a little bit more. Spins and BT (etc) came from the same dive bar in NyC. We all would go up to the Arrowhead Ranch to see out first WSP shows (with T Lavitz on keys!!) and BT and Spins and of course Phish and the GCH. Hanging backstage one day up there chilled and puffed with Lenny K and other new yorkers. I remember thinking “this dude is the skinniest guy I have ever seen in my life!”. He had the hottest model thing on his arm, as was his wont.

    Les Claypool was the 2nd coming of the merging of outside bands into the “jam” world. Right then after Jerrys death things stArted converging and the road to Bonnaroo began to get paved.

  11. neemor Says:

    I like the Phish song, “Tweezer”.
    Especially when they “jam” out the ending portion of the song.
    I hope someday to see it “Live and in concert”.

  12. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Let Love Rule.. Seems like a pretty poignant message. Do I like all of his music? Hell no. But his early stuff is good and he played most , if not all , of the instruments on his recordings.

    That being said, he was not immune to the sell out bug later on. But, who was?

  13. neemor Says:

    “Spins and BT (etc) came from the same dive bar in NyC.”
    Ah, the Wetlands.
    That place was the best dive bar, small music venue ever.
    Hand’s down.

  14. lastwaltzer Says:

    “That being said, he was not immune to the sell out bug later on. But, who was?”Mr. P

    Jandek, Jandek never sold out

  15. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Remember Stangefolk? Saw them at the wetlands a few times.

  16. neemor Says:

    I saw a documentary not too long ago on PBS I think about the Wetlands owners and scene.
    Phish had a tiny cameo, mentioned alongside the Spin Doctors, Blues Traveler, etc.
    Just like ‘grunge’ at about the same time, a genre of music sprung up in that room, and a few others like it, and was urged into being and prominence by really cool and really visionary bar owners who gave these crazy, “neo-hippy?” bands a go at it.

    One of my favorite shows ever, to this day, took place in that room.
    NYE 2000-2001 Uncle Sammy, Ulu, New Deal.
    Upstairs and down, hot, sweaty, silly, fun, exciting music was taking place.
    Everyone you spoke to had the same feeling that the Wetlands was a special place.
    It was gone no more than a year later, if I recall correctly.
    I miss it.

  17. Mr. Palmer Says:


  18. willowed Says:

    Hey friends. Settling down after a crazy day. Sorry about that rumor post from earlier.

    Let’s have a few drinks and act silly.

    Watching Jaws. What a movie. My daughter just said she will never go swimming again.

  19. lastwaltzer Says:

    Fucking Jandek: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jandek

    Dude lives in texas and has put out over 50 records, nobody knows who the dude is. For years the only way to get his music was directly from him via a p.o. box. Some strange shit. There is a really awesome documentary about him out there.


  20. lastwaltzer Says:

    Willowed you can’t get off that easy.

    Tell me this: Thoughts on Lenny Kravitz?

  21. willowed Says:


    Not a fan. Tries too hard. Must have great parties though

  22. Gavinsdad Says:

    I was actually talking about the Nightengale bar on 13th and 2nd @Neems. Everyone cut their teeth there before moving up to the Wetlands. I fought very hard to get God Street into the Wetlands and they tOo eventually became the Sat nite regular headliners.

    I can’t even tell you guys how many times we hung at the Wetlands. It was our home for years and I still have ties to friends that I met there and who worked there. One corner of the front bar was my home for sure.

    @Palmer – you talkin bout strange Matthews? That’s what we always called em. The best forgotten band from that era was a tie between Percy Hill or Schleigho (and some would say Bostons Shockra)

  23. neemor Says:

    Hello, Mr. willowed.
    How’s the family?
    Doing fine, I trust…

  24. neemor Says:

    Not familiar with Nightengale, Gdad.
    Sorry to jump on it and shove words in your mouth like that.
    I have much to learn.

  25. lastwaltzer Says:

    Good answer willowed, you’re forgiven. πŸ™‚

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