Five Favorites From Summer ’95

Jones Beach — Summer '95

Tweezer” 6.14 II, Memphis, TN

The Mud Island “Tweezer,” a classic and personal favorite that—I feel—is captivating for the entire 50 minutes.



Runaway Jim -> Free” 6.15 II, Raleigh, NC

Phish took this doggie a long way from home in Walnut Creek, another classic rendition.



David Bowie” 6.24 II, Philadelphia, PA

In a summer that contained countless standout “Bowies,” this version from the Mann Music Center is among the elite.



Down With Disease -> Free” 6.26 II, S. Springs, NY

One of the finest sequences of music from a spectacular summer—a two-pronged, psychedelic monstrosity.



Stash” 6.17 II, Gainesville, VA

A mind-numbing version from that closed the first set on the fifth night of a five night run. And it wound up being the highlight of the show.

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780 Responses to “Five Favorites From Summer ’95”

  1. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Anyone familiar with Billy Goodman? Looks like he’s a pretty respected slide guitar player. He’s playing with Kimock at the Wellmont in June, they are opening up for electric Hot Tuna. I won’t be at MPP, so i think this might be a nice alternative.

    Also playing at the Wellmont soon, Levon Helm, Shpongle, Willie Nelson, and Buddy Guy w/ Jonny Lang. Nice to have a place within 15 minutes of home that grabs some decent artists, especially when you live in the suburbs.

  2. vegas wolfmans Says:

    sumo- I gave my first listen to Dave’s Picks #1 the other day. I’d spun that show before, but the remaster makes it pop so nice. Top of their game and just crushing it at every turn. I came away from the experience reminded that May ’77 in neither overrated nor the GD playing it safe. And with a renewed sense of how awesome they could be when locked in. Sometimes taking a step away for a while (which I had done until spinning that show) makes it that much more special when I do listen. Whole second set is almost comical how good it is if you love the band. I love the band.

    Other One->Wharf Rat->Other One

    The bus came by and I got on
    That’s when it all began

  3. sumodie Says:

    I was 8 years old when the GD played those May 1977 shows

    (I had to laugh when some BBers said they were 8-9 y/o for summer ’95 Phish)

    Not sure being 8 is an acceptable excuse for missing hot shows tho 8)

    meanwhile Phil’s 2nd set at Mountain Jam ’07 is indeed great (w/ Scofield)

  4. Dr Pronoia Says:

    would LOVE to spin that Dave’s Picks if anyone could point me in the right direction. I don’t have the subscription obviously

  5. vegas wolfmans Says:

    I turned 1 on 5/22/77 (Pembroke Pines). Not surprisingly, the hottest show of the tour (IMO). But I’m biased.

    Dr. P:

  6. gavinsdad Says:

    miner – speaking as one person who saw some latter era GD, Phil projects dont touch the real thing but they are certainly potent at times…and a bit more nimble than 93-95 garcia era GD. sometimes their improvisational conversations wander and trainwreck, sometimes they move into higher realms. Now with Furthur, it was best to see the young guys dragonbreath make Bobby step his game up. Phil never really needed the kick in the pants…he’s the anchor…the touchstone…all in all, phil is the guy that made the crossroads deal, the song he sings in his head hasn’t tarnished/rusted, and how it manifests in his playing is that same dirty maneuvering we heard from him many many years ago.

    and i dont think i’m saying anything new when i say that mike totally has that same free joie de vivre in his approach to playing notes. not many bassists i know move around the fretboard with that much freedom, humor, burliness and irreverence.

  7. Robear Says:

    Phill and Friends solo projects or Trey Symphony, same night, same area, which one r u picking?

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Phil and Friends.

    Kp’s 6/15/00 remaster is a thing of beauty. 6/14 and 6/15/00 have to be in the discussion of best back to back Phish shows of all time.

    thanks KP.

  9. angryjoggerz Says:

    New Mouse on Mars album sounding awesome. Love this band, been a minute since they put something out. Another amazing one to catch live, blew my mind.

  10. sumodie Says:

    I’d pick Trey Symphony since I’ve seen lotsa P&F and no Treysymph

    though the right Phriends might change my mind

  11. Gasman Says:

    Is there an announcement coming Wednesday about Phish?

  12. Tom Says:

    I would hope that there is an announcement on either Tuesday or Wednesday

  13. Gavinsdad Says:

    Trey symph…never saw it so….but hey, trey symph played princeton awhile back and I didn’t make an iotas worth of effort to see that show. Hrm.

    @gasman – round here we generally point to Tuesday as announcement day but u never know. Dates definitely drop this week tho and I only wish it was both legs.

  14. joemeg Says:

    Probably Trey symphony unless it was Phil with Kimock, Trey, and Page again.

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  16. angryjoggerz Says:

    Looks like it is a wine and pirate booty for dinner kinda night – champagne for desert. I deserve it, been on the road too much and have a hella head MRI tomorrow which will surely suck.

  17. gavinsdad Says:

    happy bday Bobby D…from carrying a mango onto a vip bus at the Gorge to humoring my busted old ass friends…glad we’ve been able to help elevate your existence!

  18. Purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    Been on a dec 95 kick lately. Rockin miners picks and my 12.31 dvd all weekend… That month has a dirty little secret… Dont tell anyone but i think that shit might be funky as hell!

  19. tela'smuff Says:

    @Sumo – i know you mentioned Howlin Wolf the other day. i picked up their new lp, The Russian Wilds yesterday. pretty good.

  20. angryjoggerz Says:

    Anyone read “Love Goes to Buildings on Fire”?. I am reading it now, love it. All about NYC in the 70’s music scene, but all the scenes and how they interacted with each other. Very cool concept. I’m on a every third book is about music thing lately. It goes fiction, China, music.. lol.

  21. halcyon Says:

    Good Luck with your MRI tomorrow AJ.

  22. Cable Hogue Says:

    I loved “Love Goes To Buildings on Fire”. Great approach to the subject. Really dug the cross-genre aspect of it.

    The book put me on a huge kick of 70’s NYC Salsa music, there’s a lot of good stuff out there.

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  24. Robear Says:

    Happy Bday Mango. We love and miss ya.
    peace Stash.

  25. phoammhead Says:

    i’ve heard mar 1 for announcement

    sure hope it’s tues

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