A Fix From ’96

Summer 1996—Pollack T-shirt

1996 Summer Tour T-Shirt (Pollock)


The Curtain > Tweezer” 8.6 II, Morrison, CO

A timeless piece of Red Rocks history.



Mike’s > Lifeboy” 8.13 II, Noblesville, IN

They don’t make “Mike’s” this anymore.



Harry Hood” 12.6 II, Las Vegas, NV

A heart-wrenching, end-of-tour classic from The Aladdin.



Bathtub Gin” 11.7 II, Lexington, KY

The Rupp Arena “Gin”—an all-timer.



Reba” 8.17 I, Plattsburgh, NY

After waking up from the first night of The Clifford Ball, the band continued the dream sequence with this blissful, afternoon “Reba.”



Run Like an Antelope” 11.24 I, Portland, OR

A ferocious and under-the-radar version that put an exclamation point on the first set in PDX like a musical freight train.

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  1. Converse with Ed Says:

    96 is the most underrated phish year. tends to get chalked off as the transition year

  2. bhizzle Says:

    an old wise man said

    “Old is lame”.

    or was it

    “Where the fuck are the dates”

  3. SillyWilly Says:

    Dates would be huge

    can’t wait to get in trouble at work for leaving the phish.com page up

  4. albert walker Says:

    Great picks miner

    That tweezer and Mikes are 2 of my favs of any era.

  5. Guyute711 Says:

    This Mike’s is certainly one of the best and glad to see the Gin dropped on my birthday.

  6. phoammhead Says:

    thanks for music drop, miner

  7. SillyWilly Says:

    yeah, that Tweezer has always been one of my go-to’s

    curtain>tweezer at red rocks is like the perfect reflection of summer Phish to me

    iconic in my mind.

  8. Mike in Austin Says:

    Those 8 tracks are Epic phish all together it will be a blow to some ones cranium.

    Have a great day. Thanks Miner

  9. SillyWilly Says:

    feel like we should have a national holiday for the leap year

    fuck the man getting 8 hours more work out of me this year

    I mean, Thanksgiving happens every year. BFD. One in 4 right here.

  10. SillyWilly Says:

    have a good day, kids

    can’t wait for summer and to get to see everyone

    winter is almost done.

  11. st8 of mind Says:

    Thanks for all the tunes lately Miner. You know how to pick em.

  12. bhizzle Says:

    Phish got temp. banned from Red Rocks for what? Melting faces, that’s what! First time hear that Tweezer. Just as I thought Trey was about to get all metal on me he starts teasing Norwegian Wood, but that’s not even the half of it. Dang! Beauty of a Tweezer!

    Thanks for the drop Miner

  13. Mike in Austin Says:

    Silly brings up a good point. I am going to work even more half assed today, in order to make it even.

  14. Tom Says:

    I think we will get the announcement today. The nTelos pavilion says there will be a big announcement this afternoon so hopefully that means phish

  15. Guyute711 Says:

    Looks like SPAC is currently being refurbished.


  16. DryIceFactory Says:

    Hmmm, its the extra day of the “leap year” and Miner includes at Ten Tunes for the year that most people “leap” over. I dont think this was a coincidence.

  17. phoammhead Says:

    i’m thinking trey didn’t want any distractions for his symphony show last night . . . he’s right. . . wooks going to symphony is challenging enough

  18. albert walker Says:

    since I did most of 95 and 96 there was def some frustration throughout 96 as summer and fall 95 to day are still my fav tours but 96 kinda pulled back a bit to a more song based rock n roll feel at times especially in summer.

    fact is though that in between those rock sets and shorter jams are some of the most gorgeous Rebas, Hoods, Mike’s and Tweezers of their careers

    and one of the best 2 night runs of all time the clifford ball. def don’t sleep on this transition year. just have to dig a bit deeper.

    the way that tweezer rolls through old school hard edged tweezer grooves and guitar god heroics morphing into the perfect norwegian wood teases = $$$$$

    and of course Clifford Ball Reba is just gorgeous.

    good stuff.

  19. Roofless_Sheds Says:

    Fall ’96 is probably my favorite tour. it’s absolutely criminal how little people know of the deep jams from November and December.

    11/27/96 Disease and Tweezer->Disease Reprise are VERY worthy of your attention, as is 11/19/96 Bathtub Gin->Vibration of Life-> (Groove is in the) YEM.

  20. BTB Says:

    If that Blossom date turns out to be true I’m considering 4 options for those of you on tour or who need a place to crash for that show:

    1) BTB Fest in Nelson, OH at the land (usual site)

    2) BTB Fest at Nelson Ledges (1 mile away – jam band camping capital of OH – they throw music festivals on the weekends which might cost $$)

    3) BTB Fest at my condo (Would be more “civil” but I would have to limit the # of peeps to like 10 and that kind of sucks)

    4) BTB Fest at a campground closer to Blossom (I’m kind of leaning towards this)

  21. Jtran Says:

    Wish I could hit BTB fest and Blossom again this year. Fun time last year. That venue is awesome.

    EC peeps, if you’re thinking of something a little further out hit Blossom – that place rocks.

  22. sumodie Says:

    SPAC renovations to include lawn audio upgrade:

    “The project will also include replacement and repositioning of the speakers currently mounted on the façade that project sound to the lawn. Upgraded speakers will be integrated within the shield façade and positioned at a higher level to provide better audio coverage and quality on the lawn. The current speakers sit too low in the enclosure for the acreage that needs to be reached, resulting in audio gaps in some areas of the lawn.”


  23. naked guy Says:

    Sacremento is also an overlooked fall 96 jem. if that show was played to a sold out show on the east coast, it would be considered on of the best.

  24. bhizzle Says:

    BTB…thanks for the past two stints. Both were a good time and your hosting skills are not to be challenged. No need to feel any pressure.

  25. angryjoggerz Says:

    • Source: Church Audio Cards CA-11 > CA-9100 > Edirol R-09HR (16/44.1)
    • Location: Section 106
    • Lineage: Kingston 16G > CD Wave Editor > FLAC 8 > Traders Little
    • Helper
    • Taping & Tracking: SUITES
    • 01 Bloom
    • 02 The Daily
    • 03 Morning Mr. Magpie
    • 04 Staircase
    • 05 The National Anthem
    • 06 Meeting In The Aisles
    • 07 Kid A
    • 08 The Gloaming
    • 09 Codex
    • 10 You and Whose Army?
    • 11 Nude
    • 12 Identikit
    • 13 Lotus Flower
    • 14 There There
    • 15 Feral
    • 16 Idioteque
    • 17 Separator
    • 18 Airbag
    • 19 Bodysnatchers
    • 20 Cut A Hole
    • 21 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
    • 22 Give Up The Ghost
    • 23 Reckoner
    • 24 Karma Police

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