MGB @ Denver w/ Guests

3.14.2011 Ogden Theatre, Denver, Colorado

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A mere fortnight after Trey played two nights at the same Denver theatre, Mike’s band hit the Ogden with impressive guests in tow. Joining Gordon’s band onstage were New Orleans legends Ivan and Ian Neville, former 70 Volt Parade bassist, Tony Hall, and drummer, Raymond Weber—current members of the New Orleans’ outfit, Dumsptafunk. Together, the ensemble played three songs to close out the first set, including Prince’s “Alphabet Street,” and then two more for the encore, including “Things That Make You Go Hmm….” In addition, Mike’s band packed in plenty of jamming on its own in a show that looks to be one of the most interesting of tour. Check out some audio clips below, or download the show with one of three links above.

I: Andelmans’ Yard, Balloon, Black Tambourine, Willow Tree, Fire From a Stick, Ain’t Love Funny > Kryermaten > Ain’t Love Funny, Jaded*, Alphabet Street*, Down To the Nightclub*

II: Sound, Suskind Hotel > River Niger > Rock On > Suskind Hotel, I Miss My Mind, Hap-Nappy, Got Away, Hand in My Pocket, Mound

E: Jones*, Things That Make You Go Hmmm…*

*w/ Ivan Neville, Ian Neville Tony Hall and Raymond Weber

Source: AT853 Hypers CA9100

Alphabet Street


Ain’t Love Funny > Kyermaten > Ain’t Love Funny



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712 Responses to “MGB @ Denver w/ Guests”

  1. [Not Tom] Says:

    @ Telas – planning on the ATL shows and CLT. Not planning on Raleigh this time. DC for sure if they play it Leg II.

  2. albert walker Says:


    I saw almost every show in 96. recently I listened to the whole tour from summer in order

    IMO the tour really picks up at Alpine. Creek is even hotter. Hershey is still hotter and that Ball is some of the best Phish of all time.

    that Hershey is def my favorite show other than the Creek with the Mike’s from that summer

    Wilson > Jam
    Fee >
    Poor Heart

    type II jams in Wilson and in the segue from Fee into poor heart

    this set and the second floored me on respin

    I had no memories from that summer at all

  3. albert walker Says:

    one of the most underrated shows of all time IMO

    the Wilson > Jam is def at the top of jams from the summer

  4. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Hey Voopa. You got 8/14/96? special request…pretty please?

  5. tela'smuff Says:

    @AW – wow. ok. i need to hear this again. i don’t recall any of this, but i must hear a type II jam from Fee to Poor Heart. Back then those songs seemed so played out to me, so it’s exciting they mixed it up. i was a a dready crusty jaded dickhole back then, so i wrote taht show off right off the bat.

    NT – nice. wish i could make it down.

    uhhhhhh.. yeah.. this Runaway Jim from Shoreline = DOPE.

  6. albert walker Says:

    I think Miner has the same source in his archive that I do

    if it is it’s one of the better pulls from summer. sounds great.

  7. albert walker Says:

    like I said Tela 95-96 I didn’t miss many shows. only a handful. and I always had great memories of it. that tour really had a building energy as it went feel

    you will be surprised. funny you didn’t like it

    there is a sick 9 minute type II Wilson jam to start

    where I come from us dirty phish kids thought that was that shit. maybe you were tired from the drive from the corn fields

  8. tela'smuff Says:

    nice. grabbing that as soon as i finish this shoreline show.

    – 78 degrees and sunny here in Colorado.
    – feeling Phish, bigtime
    – so far drank a Avery Porter and Odell Red
    – thought i was out of beer only to realize i had a Big Sky Brewery sampler
    – keep thinking this Runaway Jim is winding down, but it’s not
    – looking foward to drinking mroe as i revisit Hershey ’96
    – life is good, and i don’t have to out it on a t-shirt.

  9. angryjoggerz Says:

    selector, if you are playing with murderbot at sxsw, get ready to be exposed to the raw sounds of chicago juke/footstep. shit is raw, but not for everyone.

  10. albert walker Says:

    Nikkei getting smoked on the open

    US Futures flat though

  11. tela'smuff Says:

    @AW – there was multiple reasons i probably fell out on that show. judging from some of your posts, you know what they were. thanks for the rec.

  12. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Hershey was the ultimate “skip show”. Everyone was geeked for the Ball. Remember, it was the first of its kind. Not that no one showed up, just got overlooked big time.

  13. halcyon Says:

    Anyone remember the Santana joining the boys at Hershey rumor that floated around in 96?

  14. halcyon Says:

    That Hershey show was crazy, after a mellow laid back summer, and laid back summer tour in the west to get thrown in the madness of eastern Phish was a head spin.

  15. tela'smuff Says:

    halcyon – dude we gots to get together. need a Phish friend out here. i’ll be out your way in Arpil, maybe twice.

    Mr. P – true dat. it really was. sounds like ti was a big mistake.

    this Shoreline show is truly meeting the definition of Off The Hook. and i’ve come to the conclusion that Vultures fits nicely in a dark second set. that Utica version this year was perfect.

  16. joe Says:

    this latest turn in the conversation gets me thinking about an earlier point. Was some of the jamming > wide open (for lack of a better word) approach a reaction to the fact that there was way more of a tour culture back then. Now people kind of do runs or mini-vacations, in a more adult fashion. hotels and planes and all of that. The band had a better sense of the fan base back then? as opposed to now where the assumption is that a majority of people in the house probably weren’t at the last show in another city? …
    not really sure what my point is. carry on

  17. willowed Says:

    Just booked my reservation a Kakkari in San Fran. thanks to all for the recs from the BB

    Flying out next Thursday.

  18. joe Says:

    or in simpler terms. They look at it in a more traditional “rock tour” way than before when it was a traveling circus

  19. willowed Says:

    sorry Kokkari

  20. willowed Says:

    Even though it’s more of a rock tour feeling…the fan base is still very, very intelligent. Even if we can’t make every show, we still know when we are getting the goods.
    See Greek cities and woosta Hood crowd reactions.

    The connection is still very very strong even though I/we can’t do whole tours anymore.

  21. Mr palmer Says:

    It would be interesting to know the percentage of people who do whole tours now vs. 10-15 years ago.

    Willowed. Gonna hit the downtowner again this year if spac is on leg 2? That shithole was great.

  22. willowed Says:

    but i totally get what you’re saying

  23. sumodie Says:

    8.14.96 is seeding here:

    (the only one in the db with a seeder -I’m grabbing it too)

  24. willowed Says:

    you bet your ass Plamer. I’m on the e-mail list

  25. joe Says:

    there is one man who can answer that question – what say you Miner? percentage of people who tour now vs. 15 years ago?

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