Weekend Nuggets: Pure Magic

Twelve years ago…


“Shakedown Street” 4.15.99 II


“Row Jimmy” 4.16.99 I


Jam of the Weekend:

Dark Star -> It’s Up to You” 4.17.99 I

The peak of a jaw-dropping weekend.



Bonus Jams:

Wolfman’s -> Uncle John’s Band” 4.15 II


Prince Caspian > St. Stephen -> The Eleven” 4.16 II



Downloads of the Weekend: Phil and Friends April ’99

4.15.99 SBD, 4.16.99 SBD, 4.17.99 SBD < Megaupload

ALL THREE NIGHTS – SBD (FLAC via etree) < Torrent


I: Viola Lee Blues, Big Railroad Blues, Jack-a-Roe, Cosmic Charlie, Wolfman’s Brother -> Uncle John’s Band

II: Alabama Getaway, Sugaree, Like a Rolling Stone > I Know You Rider, Row Jimmy, Shakedown Street -> The Wheel > Not Fade Away

E: Mr Tambourine Man


I: Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower, Wish You Were Here, Tennessee Jed, Stella Blue*, Alligator

II: Bertha**, Prince Caspian > St Stephen -> The Eleven > Unbroken Chain, Chalkdust Torture, Mountains of the Moon, Scarlet Begonias**-> Fire On The Mountain**

E: Ripple (acoustic)**

*instrumental ** W/ Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay


I: Dark Star -> It’s Up to You, Days Between -> Dark Star (first verse) -> My Favorite Things, Mississippi Half-Step, Birdsong

II: Terrapin Station -> Down with Disease -> Dark Star (second verse) -> Friend of the Devil, Casey Jones, Morning Dew, Goin Down The Road Feelin Bad* > And We Bid You Goodnight

E: Box of Rain

* w/ Donna

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967 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Pure Magic”

  1. verno329 Says:

    That Alligator smokes! The UJB is unbelievable. And I have to agree with Dude about the St Stephen>Eleven>Unbroken Chain. These shows offer an endless supply of near perfection

  2. garretc Says:



  3. verno329 Says:

    @Duder what page are the links for those matrix recordings on? didn’ grab them the first time

  4. phoammhead Says:

    trey rips that alligator in the early to middle

    then it goes here and there for a while which is still good

    then trey and kimock bring it home in little friendly sparring at the end.

    trey sounds really good!

  5. Monsterpus Says:

    Does anyone know the back story of how the Phil & Ph shows came about? It’s incredible enough that it happened, but totally unbelievable that they would all ‘click’ like that. Sounds like they’d been playing together for 20 years, but with the energy of 20 year olds

  6. Mdawg Says:

    0:40’ish mark http://youtu.be/9tCdnhby67c

  7. phoammhead Says:

    so true, monster. it’s in their blood . . . no other explanation!

  8. phoammhead Says:

    i’d like to see trey and kimock get back together in some sort of collaboration. what would that look like?

  9. Monsterpus Says:

    Magical moments, indeed

  10. tela'smuff Says:

    dude – i snagged the matrix recs. amazing and thanx for the heads up.

    Stereolab is a daunting discography, and can get repetitive real quick. Start with Emperor Tomato Ketchup. It’s their best IMO.

  11. EL Duderino Says:

    @ verno

    14 or 15 I think

  12. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:


    the jambands.com interview with phil about it. second page has the money quotes.

  13. EL Duderino Says:

    I want to see Kimock and Derek Trucks together in a P&F collaboration if we’re dreaming about stuff like this

  14. Mr.Miner Says:

    thanks for all your support on that silly facebook poll.

  15. Mr. Palmer Says:

    you didn’t start that poll @ miner? 😉

  16. phoammhead Says:

    dare to dream, dude! 🙂

  17. Mr.Miner Says:

    love that all the P & Ph shows are getting so much love. glad I left em up another day…love the caspian…totally different approach to the song, and when Kimock hits those descending melodies…forget about it…i’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…best concerts ever…

  18. Mr.Miner Says:

    @ Palmer…no, Online Phish Tour made the poll, took about 70 total votes, and then tweeted that they had “polled the community” and YEMBlog was by far the most popular place for Phish content.

    Here’s the thing about the poll, I don’t get what they mean by content. YEMBlog offers no “content.” They offer a portal to content around the web—that’s the point of the site. Anyhow, I digress. Thanks for the support…now, I need a redesign…

  19. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:


    this may help

  20. phoammhead Says:

    ^just following your lead, miner! thank you.

    and yes, you offer content . . .

    i find myself hangin’ around to catch the content.

  21. Monsterpus Says:

    Thanks T3. Good article, Phil seems like a great guy, too. I didn’t know that was his 1st time back after the organ transplant. That makes it even more incredible

  22. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Miner- do you happen to know where the main picture on the top of the site is from? I’m just curious. Saw the original on the facebook page and its a great shot.

  23. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I must have listened to the What’s the Use? soundcheck on the Japan release 20 times already. Love that shit. The actual show is pretty damn good as well. Get that if you don’t have it.

  24. butter Says:

    How many Phish shows over the years have had an 11pm start time?

  25. EL Duderino Says:

    the ’94 White album show went till like 2:30 am…

    late, late night

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