Mike On Monday

3.18.2011 Mercury Lounge, Nashville, TN

Mike's Tour

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I: Horizon Line, Jaded, Funky Bitch, Suskind Hotel > Heavy Metal* > Funky Bitch, Got Away, It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry**, Can’t Stand Still

II: Radar Blip, I’m Deranged, Spiral, Soulfood Man, Flashback > Meat > Jones > Hap-Nappy, I Miss My Mind, Voices

E: Idea

*debut, ** debut (cover), setlist via phish.net

Source: (FOB) Nakamichi CM1000/CP101’s > SoundDevices MP-2 > Edirol R4pro (Oade Amod,@24bit/88.2kHz)




3.19.2011 Center Stage Theatre, Atlanta, GA

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Michael Gordon

I: Another Door, The Void -> Heavy Metal -> Fixin’ to Die* > The Void > Rhymes, Exit Wound, She Said She Said, Be Good and You’ll Be Lonely, Cities

II: Balloon, Only A Dream -> God Put a Smile Upon My Face, Just a Rose > Pretend, Nobody’s Home, The Beltless Buckler, Traveled Too Far, Mound

E: Down To the Nightclub

*w/Col. Bruce Hampton on vocals, (setlist via phish.net)

Source: Schoeps CCM4V’S(din) > Lunatec V2 > Benchmark AD2K > Sound Devices 722 (24/48)

Only a Dream -> God Put a Smile On My Face

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977 Responses to “Mike On Monday”

  1. phoammhead Says:

    okay, if phish throw the UIC run, i’ll buy drinks at the nearest bar for all bbers for an hour!

  2. voopa Says:

    FEFY was probably first, unless you count Coil or Lawn Boy.

  3. Robear Says:

    @ phoamhead*


  4. phoammhead Says:


  5. KWL Says:

    i dig tweezer in the second set ballad spot

  6. Aquaman Says:


    Jak’s Tap on Jackson, a mere 0.25 mile form the front door of UIC, it is! This place has the best heady brews around.

  7. phoammhead Says:

    light from the greek wins!

  8. Jtran Says:

    kfl FTW

  9. Aquaman Says:

    RE: Grek Light.

    “It purify’s our soul!”

  10. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    just so we’re clear, I mean POWER ballads. Lawn Boy is lounge music (or an attempt at a jazz standard according to Trey). I mean like FEFY, Caspian, etc. that are ballad-y with a big guitar driven solo thingamabobber.

    but yeah, I’ll take kFl’s choice too. 😆

  11. Aquaman Says:

    Grek, the hipster way to pronounce Greek.

  12. Aquaman Says:

    Fuck it….going Greek Hood…right now. Who’s with me?

  13. Aquaman Says:

    Hitting play in …..3….2….1……..now

  14. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    5-16-95 Reba = purity

  15. phoammhead Says:

    yeah, caspian is a fav of mine . . .

  16. willowed Says:

    Power and Balad

    just seems like they should never be used together.

  17. phoammhead Says:

    i’ll be there shortly, aqua

  18. garretc Says:

    That’s a very good point @willowed!

    Which is why TIII was using “power” with “ballad,” as those are occasionally used together.

    I, for one, wouldn’t use “balad” with anything…

  19. gratefulcub Says:

    Caspian (yeah, i said it, I like fuckerpants. Love the guitar outro)

  20. gavinsdad Says:


    i’m an ass. upon closer inspection, the email i got back from “my guy” said

    “Phish – will be a minute :)”

    i thought it said will be IN a minute

    sorry fellas

  21. KWL Says:

    the reworked swept away>steep

  22. Aquaman Says:

    Would Bug count as a power ballad? Great outro, ya know.

  23. kenny powers Says:

    so last night’s Phish Review Club – Spring ’92 Edition was the tits. So surprised by how crazy and out there some of the jamming got, since i always have the knee-jerk reaction to that period as contained, precise, short versions. which they comparatively are when putting them up against late 90s stuff, but

    4/21/92 Tweezer. Eureka is right! The recording is not ideal, as Fish’s snare has way too much echo (almost dub style), but damn that is a psychedelic freakin Tweez!

    The 3/20/92 Paug is sick too.

    And the 5/1/92 NICU is a great example of how they used to play it, with Trey and Mike (?) doing a falsetto vocal harmony in leiu of a Page solo. Great crispy SBD where Mike is turned way up and is super chunky.

  24. Aquaman Says:

    G-cub new avatar?

  25. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I’m shocked. as a fellow child of the 80s you should be well familiar with the genre.

    Power ballads

    Simon Frith identifies the origins of the power ballad in the emotional singing of soul artists, particularly Ray Charles and the adaptation of this style by figures such as Eric Burdon, Tom Jones and Joe Cocker to produce slow tempo songs often building to a loud and emotive chorus backed by drums, electric guitars and sometimes choirs.[34] According to Charles Aaron, power ballads came into existence in the early 1970s, when rock stars attempted to convey profound messages to audiences.[35] He argues that the power ballad broke into the mainstream of American consciousness in 1976 as FM radio gave a new lease of life to earlier songs like Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” (1971), Aerosmith’s “Dream On” (1973), and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird” (1974).[35] Other notable examples include Nazareth’s version of “Love Hurts” (1975), Foreigner’s “I Want to Know What Love Is”,[34] Scorpions “Still Loving You”, (both from 1984), Heart’s “What About Love” (1985)[36] and Whitesnake’s “Is This Love” (1987).[37]

    Foreigner, Whitesnake, etc. etc. so many big hair band power ballads in our formative years.

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