Turkey Tunes: Pt. I

Turkey Day is Coming...

Phish and Thanksgiving have long held a connection in the minds of many fans. Landing on Fall Tour so many times, everyone has at least one funny story about a Phishy Thanksgiving spent on the road. But without a fall tour this year, let’s take the opportunity to look back at the intersection of fall tours past and Turkey Day. This playlist is plucked entirely of shows played on the Wednesday, immediately preceding the festival of family, food and football.

11.25.1992 Keswick Theatrek Glenside, PA

11.23.1994 Fox Theatre, St, Louis, MO

11.26.1997 Civic Center, Hartford, CT

11.25.1998 “The Knick,” Albany, NY


Fee -> Maze” 11.25.92 I, Glenside, PA

A classic song combo from the Keswick Theatre’s first set in ’92



Zero -> 2001 -> Cities -> Ya Mar” 11.26.97 II, Hartford, CT

One of my favorite jam sequenced of Fall ’97. The “Zero” jam,  itself, is a Hendrix-infused dreamscape.



Tweezer > Lifeboy” 11.23.94 II, St. Louis, MO

A jam of legend from The Fox in ’94.



Run Like An Antelope11.25.92 II

The first renaissance of “Antelopes” came in 1992.



You Enjoy Myself” 11.25.98 II, Albany, NY

This funked-out “YEM” was the following version played in The Knick after 12.9.95’s monstrous rendition.



Harry Hood” 11.25.92 II

A thrilling, old-school ride on the night before Thanksgiving.

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433 Responses to “Turkey Tunes: Pt. I”

  1. Jtran Says:

    This is nearly impossible, but still holding off spinning any of the SBD audio (and now this video, which is the worst part) until the “premier” 12/4 at Higher Ground

    Think I might crack and watch the video though, but trying to tell myself seeing it for the first time on the big screen and system is better

  2. SillyWilly Says:


    i might hit your guy up in a few years

    i owe more than a few people some robes.

  3. Mike in Austin Says:


    I guess in China if you defraud someone, you will die.

    Jon Corzine, a big democratic donor … not so much.


  4. SillyWilly Says:


    midnight’s children is breathtaking in my mind

    one of the great mental journeys of my life

    can’t get that many people into it, though. i guess that’s how it goes when you’re a lit geek.

    not many friends.

    music brings the friends.

  5. angryjoggerz Says:

    ^ So, which one is “better”? I honestly have no idea.

  6. Mike in Austin Says:

    Jail is fine for me.

  7. tela'smuff Says:

    i’m saving that vid for a late night session tonight. that’s a nice drop for us.

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    My ex boss ( the italian overlord) has 5 accounts with MF global totaling more than $3 million . They( mf global) aren’t returning phone calls Choke on it fuckface!

  9. SillyWilly Says:

    are you asking me about Rushdie, AJ

    im gonna go with “yes” because thats fun for me

    i can’t choose between Satanic Verses and Midnight’s Children

    they were both so so good in my mind

    Satanic Verses is more Islamic, perhaps, than MC, while MC seems to be more of a story of India and Pakistan

    can’t choose.

  10. angryjoggerz Says:

    I hear ya. I think the philosophy in China is that jail is sort of a drain on the state and the people… like why should you get that luxury if you have hurt so many people. Pretty hardcore. I don’t agree, but I do think the death thing sends a strong message about consequences.

  11. kayatosh Says:

    $$$ video. what a jam! thanks, gang.

  12. angryjoggerz Says:

    I wasn’t, Silly, but I like your answer.

  13. Jtran Says:


    I don’t know what this is really, but it was on the home page and it’s great so far

  14. Mike in Austin Says:

    OK, watching this Halley’s video. Holy crap.

    @5:13 “Hey Mike. Stay on F”

    Greatest words ever spoken in a Halley’s?

  15. Mulitbeast Says:

    Also saving the vid. Not sure if guys have discussed but the show Workaholics on Comedy Central is pretty highlarious. I ‘save’ those shows too, for late night when I am feeling relaxed. Very relaxed.

  16. Mr. Palmer Says:

    such a sick jam.

  17. Jtran Says:

    I read that the footage they’ll be showing at the cd release is 4 hours with lots of it previously unreleased. Wonder if they’ll drop a full show on us?

  18. kayatosh Says:

    wild story, palmer. that $’s gone. your former boss is screw-gied.

  19. voopa Says:

    You talkin’ to me Dude?

  20. EL Duderino Says:

    kyle orton released by the broncos
    bears will pick him up

  21. dusty Says:

    Nov97-Dec97 dance party. So funny for this old raver kid.

    Mike’s opener, that was actually dark, let us know we were in for it.

    There are better vids…page side. Audio is finally going to be money.

  22. kayatosh Says:

    from about 13 mins. into that monster halley’s jam things get really, really good. the last minute and a half is itself a mini-masterpiece.

    11.22.1997 – anniversary of a $$$+ jam

  23. SillyWilly Says:

    read this study about American punishment vs. continental European punishment

    in america we seem to increase punishments in an effort to reflect egalitarianism by punishing everyone the same way we only used to punish the poor and minorities.

    (there is no “seem” here. i don’t know why I wrote “seem” but I’m not changing it because the point is much darker now that I’m writing this. we have increased punishments so drastically, we are insane)

    in france and germany, as examples, countries that had a more explicit social hierarchy have moved to equalize punishments towards those that were reserved for the highest castes. the result is more humane punishments.

    the logic is kind of applicable to china, I would imagine. If the resources of the community are more important than the rights of an individual, I can see how punishments can be so severe for crimes dealing with resources.

    as i’ve said before, though, i do not believe capital punishment is ever justified.

  24. SillyWilly Says:

    maybe the bears make a call to southern mississippi to a man we all know and love??

  25. joe Says:


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