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. EL Duderino Says:

    they’re both in Hattiesberg,
    but NO………….

  2. albert walker Says:

    Linton Kwesi Johnson – Dread Beat and Blood (1978)


    there ya go kid
    my other fav of his

  3. dusty Says:

    amount of needlepoint at those shows was epic.

  4. Mike in Austin Says:

    The “What’s the Use” sort of dark anthemic jam staring at 19:00, really is one of my favorite parts of this Halley’s.

    Silly, I read some on Debtors Prisons. Really a fascinating part of our history and just overall economic history, something I’m really interested in.

    Two of the folks who signed the Declaration of Independence were thrown into jail for owing money. Charles Dicken’s father was in jail for owning money. The original “Humane Society” had actions in helping people in jail, not to freeze to death by bringing them food and water. Sometimes just paying the debts to get them out of prison.

    America outlawed debtors prisons far earlier than Europe. It took them about another 30-40 years. And when they did that, there was a flood of capital to the US from Europe, because … you wouldn’t go to jail for failing as a business. While there was outrage in Europe from their … ba nkin system, it was a very good idea to allow people to fail in the US. This put the onerous job of actually “testing” the feasibility

    Or rather, the lenders (read: BAN KS) couldn’t throw you in jail for not paying them back. By 1817, you could go to jail for a .54 debt, and fines from the legal system would be $15. By 1817, it was illegal in NY to put a man in jail for under $25 of debt.

    “In states where public opinion was indifferent horrors of the debtors prison continued worse and worse A Report of the the Relief of the Distressed published in Boston sets forth that between January 1820 1822 3,492 persons were imprisoned for Boston that 2,000 were deprived of for sums less than $20.00 that 430 of women and that the suffering caused to the of those in prison affected more human beings The agents of the a woman in the prison who owed $3.60 this sum had been dragged from her home children under three years of age “


    Love to chat offline of the BB.

  5. Mike in Austin Says:

    Sorry. Way too long of a post. Foul.

  6. BingosBrother Says:

    Workaholics is the best.very tight butthole.
    Loving palms boss begin f’d.

  7. SillyWilly Says:

    awesome, AW!

    thanks a lot

  8. kayatosh Says:

    TT for a few? anyone? beuller?

  9. SillyWilly Says:

    mike sent ya an email

    i guess it’s not very deep, but i do love thinking about this kind of thing

  10. SillyWilly Says:

    @El Dude

    I think it’s time, man

    he needs revenge. Rodgers is going to cheapen his legacy.

  11. garretc Says:

    “Rodgers is going to cheapen his legacy.”

    Too bad Favre already beat him to it

  12. garretc Says:

    “TT for a few? anyone? beuller?”

    This is cheating, Kaya. You can’t jump straight to the “Bueller?” without giving anybody a chance to respond!

    -5 points

  13. kayatosh Says:

    i’m here


    since there’s no bb action

  14. joe Says:

    guess I was too late to the tt party. room empty

  15. kayatosh Says:

    i can be there in a flash joe

  16. kayatosh Says:

    I’m there now. someone jump on the tables

  17. kayatosh Says:

    rub a dub in the TT, BB stylee.

  18. Mike in Austin Says:


    Festive up in there.

  19. sumodie Says:

    Hey, it’s 6pm! Time to get naked and…

    …look for ticks 😮

    this past month I can’t seem to sneeze outside without picking up one or four of these lovely lil critters

    Meanwhile Mr C’s LoM comp sounds fantastic

    Ticks begone, time to chill out with that Hampton Halley’s video posted by Phish Inc today

  20. EL Duderino Says:

    MSMW Bear Creak show is up at BT Sumo

  21. garretc Says:

    I know Miner unleashed it on us like, a year ago, but I just wanted to say a very wholehearted “thank you” to our kind host for his Psy-Trance/Dub collection torrent. I listened and enjoyed a bunch of them upon download, then kinda fell out of listening to them, probably just because I’m not used to keeping electronic music in any sort of listening rotation, but I’ve been getting back into them the last few weeks and it’s been awesome.

    So thanks again, Miner. Any time you feel like putting together part 2, you’ll have at least one eager recipient!

  22. EL Duderino Says:

    Elway + Tebow = Elbow

  23. angryjoggerz Says:

    Home. Let the drinking begin. Gonna see if I can stay pretty drunk for the next 5 days. Bane free holidays are the best!

    Cannot wait to sleep.

  24. sumodie Says:

    el duder, thanks for the heads up!

    I’m just now catching up on my torrents -3 more pages to scroll through

  25. sumodie Says:

    ok, so the Hampton Halley’s jam is not what I thought it might be

    do the Hampton ’97 shows contain a high speed balls to the wall dark freak out type jam? a jam where Trey goes into insane shreddy hendrix mode?

    there’s some crazy ass jam that I keep hearing in my head but I can’t recall where it’s from…..just realized I might’ve heard it on the Phish Destroys America comp

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