Five More From Summer ’95

Great Woods 7-1-95

Let’ start the week off with another dip into the primordial psychedelia of Summer ’95โ€”the band’s most experimental tour ever.


Mike’s Song” 6.20 II, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

This menacing version descended upon Blossom, leaving many wide-eyed fans wondering what had just happened.



David Bowie” 6.15 II, Atlanta, GA

Another one of Summer ’95’s top-shelf “Bowies.”



Tweezer > Gumbo” 6.28 II, Wantagh, NY

Another multi-faceted and experimental monster, featuring “Dave’s Energy Guide” and a jam on The Breeder’s “Cannonball,” from the first night at Jones Beach.



Runaway Jim -> ย Makisupa” 7.2 II, Sugarbush, VT

A hard-edged and grinding jam eventually melts into “Makisupa” on the first night of Sugarbush’s summer-ending precursor to The Clifford Ball.



Split Open and Melt” 7.1 II, Mansfield, MA

A first set joyride into seething musical realms.

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851 Responses to “Five More From Summer ’95”

  1. jonacho Says:

    From my POV – a guy with a family, career, and in grad school, knowing the dates well in advance is a huge advantage. Being able to plan around Phish works a lot better than having the summer fill with other events and then planning Phish around that.
    It just seems that RLM doesn’t fully get the fanbase – who is overall older, with more going on in life than Phish, but who is still crazy to see the band. The band has always treated its fans right, but it seems 3.0 has been a little challenged in this area.
    I also think not-knowing produces a lot of this type of feeling.

    This Melt is straight 95 fire.

  2. [Not Tom] Says:

    I guess Vegas and AC rumors were just that, huh?

  3. Mr. Palmer Says:

    AC is good to go NTM June 15-17

  4. HarryHood Says:

    “They know what works best for them ( $$$), the fans interest is not really a concern”

    ^ This is why I can’t understand why Phish doesn’t step in. They were built on a loyal fanbase and always seemed to be the band that had the “screw the media, we are here for the fans” attitude. Granted, they screwed with our heads by going against the grain, but when it came right down to it, they always seemed to understand how they got to where they are…… I just hate that they’ve handed over management to a company that just seeps with greed……… EVERYTHING is about ticket sales and RLM obviously hasn’t got a clue about this fanbase and how to handle them. I’ve even written letters explaining that ticket sales wouldn’t suffer by webcasting every show, and all I get in response is crickets…… In fact, I think if they were in touch with the fans at all, they would realize that we are still going to hit every show that we can and we would most likely webcast the rest. Ticket sales really wouldn’t change much, and they would have the additional revenue from the online video sales…… Just poor management as far as I’m concerned.

  5. tela'smuff Says:

    mr p – yeah, i get your point, that’s fine, but I don’t like it. me angry. me pound chest.

    Miner – we know Leg II dates/locations? all i know is Dicks Labor Day is most likely happening. spill it man.

    i also get how lame it is to bitch about date announcements when real life shit happens like ae’s situation.

  6. [Not Tom] Says:

    I’ve been away for a bit – can someone link me to the rumored good dates please?

  7. Robear Says:

    Bottom paged:

    The tour announcement method is horeshit. Period. We deal with it, sure, but it’s utter crap.

  8. Kaveh Says:

    wondering what had just happened

    ^ @Miner: Yes!

  9. garretc Says:

    “The tour announcement method is horeshit.”

    Is that last word missing an “s” or a “w”? If its a “w” then that’s a brand new expletive to these ears… Haha

  10. PrinceNabby Says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, ae. I don’t have any words of wisdom or consolation, but I’ll keep you and yours in my thoughts.

  11. halcyon Says:

    Marijuana does many magical things, not the least of which is make dubstep listenable. …. LOL

    Seriously though….. Mental Health issues are seriously overlooked and ignored in this country, and that is a sad sad state. Especially when many of these illnesses affect so many who are just trying to survive these days.

    Notice how the study focused on males…..wonder if the same affect occurs in females in their study

    Our results suggest that the passage of a medical marijuana law is associated with an almost 5 percent reduction in the total suicide rate, an 11 percent reduction in the suicide rate of 20- through 29-year-old males, and a 9 percent reduction in the suicide rate of 30- through 39-year-old males.

  12. garretc Says:

    But seriously, fuck desperate announcements and the hore they rode in on!

  13. PrinceNabby Says:

    Hey, Rob, don’t get up on your high hore over the announcements ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Robear Says:

    lol..where is spell check when I actually need it!?!?

  15. garretc Says:

    God dammit! Speaking of spellcheck…

    “separate announcements” not “desperate announcements”


  16. snowbank Says:

    it’s separation desperation… freudian slip?

  17. garretc Says:

    Haha, definitely, Snow

  18. PrinceNabby Says:

    Joking aside, the delay in announcing dates does smack of Red Light’s characteristically venal and tacky style of ‘promotion.’ I hope the band moves on to a new promotion company when their contract with RLM expires.

  19. snowbank Says:

    Crazy story there @ae. best wishes to you in a crazy time.

    I have heard many stories about people who live very upstanding lives helping people that kind of hit a mid life crisis and take their own life. None as shocking as yours. a couple of the stories recently were just a couple degrees of separation from me. I’m not sure what is going on there but I think it’s clear that mental health is too low a priority in the US.

  20. Mr.Miner Says:

    Phish has had 3 legit years of tons of touring in great locales. Sometimes I think people complain just to hear themselves talk. I, personally, think RLM has done a great job. So they could announce in more timely fashion…so what…it’s still February for god’s sake.

  21. snowbank Says:

    I’m not sure that Phish is phine with phucking with us. I think they want to make it a little tricky… maybe keep Miner from a show or two ๐Ÿ˜‰ … but mostly it creates the opportunity for some new blood in the building… and I think new people are more likely to be please with mid-shelf phish… that’s the key to me. It’s a lot to ask to constant impress most of us on the board.

  22. Mr. Palmer Says:

    โ€ŽNTM- had trouble finding them. Here you go

    6/7-6/8 Worcester
    6/10 Roo
    6/11 FedEx forum (Memphis)
    6/15 6/16 6/17 Bader Field (Atlantic city)
    6/19 6/20 NTELOS (Portsmouth)
    6/23 6/24 MPP
    6/26 First Niagara (burgettsown)
    6/28 6/29 Klipsch (noblesville)
    6/30 7/1 alpine valley
    7/3 7/4 jones beach
    7/6 7/7 7/8 Spac


  23. Robear Says:

    I’ll bet one WW long sleeve T that at least 50% of those rumored stops have the wrong date and or venue.

    Miner, I’m not as sure about your sureness as you surely are.

  24. Robear Says:

    Wow, just noticed they tease ‘Contact’ half way through the Mikes.

  25. snowbank Says:

    The article is interesting Robear. The opposite side of the spectrum though is that constant cannabis use causes depression in people. It takes about a month of not smoking for the cannabinoids in the brain to start regulating themselves again.

    So it’s medicine with a side-effect. The ideal seems to be for people to use it until they can address the underlying causes of their depression/bad feelings and then stop so your brain can naturally regulate. Next best is to use it minimally to prevent worse depression.

    I have come to this belief from counseling the past few years and abstained long enough at times to notice the difference. The crazy thing is… why doesn’t someone write a simple book to explain to people? It’s actually pretty simple and the brain science is well understood (especially in the past decade or research).

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