Spring ’94: The Birth of “Psych Jazz”

Posted in Uncategorized with the tags , on June 8th, 2014 by Mr.Miner
Phish 1994 (Unknown)

Phish 1994 (Unknown)

In their heyday, Phish advanced their style of play on a tour-by-tour basis, constantly refining their past while adding facets to their game. Their progression through the groove paradigm of the late-‘90s has been well documented on this site, but the first peak of the band—the years between 1993 and 1995—followed an evolutionary path as well. New Years Eve ’93 in Worcester was the culmination of Phish’ early years. Demolishing The Centrum with arguably the most impressive performance of their career to that point, Phish had peaked out their musical style. 12/31/93 represented the apex of the band’s tight and frenetic “speed jazz” approach to jamming. Most often within song-structure and communicating far more like jazz musicians than the psychedelic rock colossus of later years, the band had honed this style from their earliest days, and it came to a notable head during 1993’s Summer Tour, specifically in the month of August. But after the year came to a close in Worcester, Phish had to find a new path. In a very similar dynamic to their year-end show at Madison Square Garden only two years later, the walls of their musical style could be pushed no further, and the band needed a new focus. The answer to this year-end dilemma of ’93, interestingly enough, would put Phish on a road directly to December 31, 1995.

1994 T Shirt (Pollock)

1994 T Shirt (Pollock)

As the band stepped into the touring year of 1994, in was inhuman to think they could jam any tighter or faster than they had in ’93, so it was time to loosen up. Just a bit at first—and then a whole lot more. Phish’s “speed jazz” jamming of ’93 could be generally described as pushing a musical structure as far as it could possibly go within it’s boundaries. In 1994, the band traveled an outward path, loosening up first over Spring, more over Summer, to Fall where all structure would be obliterated. Along this path towards abstraction, Spring ’94 represented the beginning of the “contortion of structure” phase that intensify throughout the Summer. During Spring tour the band was just starting to bend structures, while their playing was still clearly rooted in the jazzier approach of their previous years. As they took their first steps towards musical deconstruction, Instead of “speed jazz,” Phish began to play “psych jazz.”

With this shift, the band became more adventurous. They were more likely to fully leave a set course of a jam to pursue a sonic tangent. Jams often carried abrupt, stop-start cadences, and carried angular feels. These were the days of centering “Antelope” and “David Bowie” in the wheelhouse of the second set, jams that spurned intricate, conversations with band members playing closely off each others phrases, either repeating or responding to each other in the jazz tradition. There were no effects, no soundcsapes, just straight playing.

11/94 (J. Commentucci)

11/94 (J. Commentucci)

While pointing towards the open-jamming that would infiltrate the band’s live shows in the Fall of the same year, the playing of Spring ’94 was still only months removed from the band’s year-end shows of ’93, and things don’t change in an instant. And therein lies the beauty of this tour. It sounds like balls-out, classic Phish, but with a dash of exploration sprinkled throughout.

Come November Phish would be undertaking, long-form jams such as the Bangor “Tweezer,” Bozeman “Tweezer,” Minneapolis “Bowie,” Providence “Bowie” and many more iconic explorations. One can clearly trace this outward progression from the beginning of Spring ’94, through Summer and Fall, all the way to Summer  ’95—Phish’s most abstract tour. This Spring, they were just scratching the surface of this direction, and for this reason I can see why this tour holds a special place for purists. And the tapes don’t lie.

Today I have put together a Spring ’94 “psych jazz” playlist. (I will do another for Summer.) These jams illustrate the first step away from structure in Phish’s movement towards becoming the most proficient, whole-band improvisers of all time.

David Bowie” 4.13.94 II, New York, NY

A late-second set “Bowie” from the first of three nights at the Beacon Theatre.

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Run Like an Antelope” 4.14.94 II, New York, NY

A ferocious, centerpiece “Antelope” that set the tone for the many versions to follow on Spring tour.

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David Bowie” 4.17.94 II, Fairfax, VA

“Bowie” jams have started to expand already, as the band many versions early on in tour.

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Bathtub Gin” 4.18.94 II, Newark, DE

A short, but sweet “Bathtub Gin” that jumps out of theme.

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David Bowie” 4.24.94 II, Charlotte, NC

And this “Bowie,” from the Grady Cole Center, was the version to which all the others were pointing.

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Tweezer” 5.7.94 II, Dallas, TX

The Bomb Factory “Tweezer” represented a big turning point in the band’s willingness to let things move far outside the box.

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Run Like an Antelope” 5.8.94 II, Bee Cave, TX

Phish’s mojo was still working the night after the Bomb Factory, as evidenced by this centerpiece “Antelope.”

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Split Open and Melt” 5.13.94 II, Tempe, AZ

A “Melt” from the desert

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Run Like an Antelope > BBFCFM > Antelope” 5.16.94 II, LA, CA

The now-legendary “Big Black Furry Antelope” from LA’s WIltern Theatre.

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Tweezer” 5.28.94 II, Monterey, CA

Spring ’94 ended at Laguna Seca Daze festival along the central California coast. Phish played two-setters each night. This was the “Tweezer” from the first night.

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Split Open and Melt” 5.29.94 II, Monterey, CA

And the “Split” from the tour-closer.

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TTFT: A Dip Into Fall ’94

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Reba” 10.18 II, Nashville, TN

A soaring second setter.

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Disease -> Have Mercy -> Disease” 11.12 II, Kent, OH

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Mike’s Song -> Simple” 11.16 II, Ann Arbor, MI

A colossal exploration of “Simple” highlights this set-opening combo.

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Halley’s > Tweezer” 11.2 II, Bangor, ME

Ushering in the outstanding month of November ’94, the Bangor “Tweezer”—the first truly monstrous version—set a new standard for exploration from their soon-to-be cosmic vehicle.

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Harry Hood” 10.20 II, Louisville, KY

A phenomenal version within a run of stellar October “Hoods.”

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Peaches > David Bowie” 11.14, Grand Rapids, MI

A quintessential Fall ’94 “Bowie;” a version that was building towards Minneapolis’ epic twelve days later.

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Run Like An Antelope” 12.9 I, Mesa, AZ

A desert standout at the tail end of tour—remastered by Kenny Powers.

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TTFF: 11/18 History & Afterparty Update

Posted in Uncategorized with the tags , , , , , on November 18th, 2011 by Mr.Miner

12/29 Irish Times Update: $5 Cover Added to Afterparty

Book Cover (Masthay)

I did all I could to throw a free afterparty in New York City, but after negotiations with the owner of the bar, there will need to be a $5 cover charge in order to staff the event—specifically to have someone to run the “book check” so that anyone who purchases a book at the signing can enjoy the show without worrying about its safety. I can assure you that I am not making cent with the afterparty and this is a simple issue of the owner changing his mind after the fact. Nonetheless, $5 in New York City will hardly buy you a dog and a soda on the corner, so come across the street after the 29th show and celebrate a fantastic year of Phish with friends. Music all night long will be provided by provided by Coltrane and friends. The details are below for the sake of repetition:

12/29/2011 @ The Irish Times

254 W 31st St. (b/w 7th and 8th Ave)

Less than 1 block from MSG!

The Book Signing: 4 pm – 6 pm

The Afterparty: Post-show – 3 am – $5 cover charge

Come one, come all!

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(Around) Ten Tunes for Friday: 11/18 in Phish History

11.16 / 11.18.94 Michigan Poster

November 18th has been a prolific date in Phish history, as the band performed on this day in the powerhouse years of ’94, ’95, ’96, and ’98. In addition, Phish also kicked of their first fall tour of the modern era in 2009 on this date, but though the “46 Days” and “Disease” were noteworthy, this playlist will consist of the other four shows. In 1994, Phish sat smack dab in the middle of one of the peak months of the mid ’90s, and on the 18th, they took their blistering chops up to Michigan State University in East Lansing for a smoking affair. The following year, Phish was on the second half of a marathon Fall tour when the passed through North Charleston Coliseum for a solid Fall ’95 show with some unreal peaks in. In 1996, November 18th brought the band to Memphis, Tennessee, where they played a phenomenal second set on their at the tail end the end of their Midwestern leg of the tour. And in 1998, the band played one of the first-ever shows at Greenville, South Carolina’s Bi-Lo center, a dark horse mid-week affair that is barely talked about though contains several great jams. When plucking the highlights from this quartet of shows, we are left with quite the Friday playlist! Let’s get right to it.

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Split Open and Melt” 11.18.94 I

This jam vividly illustrates the band’s ferocious jamming of November ’94. Communicating as well as ever, they ridiculously shred this version to pieces.

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2001 > Simple” 11.18..96 II

One of the first jammed out “2001s” leads into a sublime “Simple” led by Trey’s cathartic lead playing.

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Reba” 11.18.95 I

This soaring rendition flies way under the radar in terms of ’95 “Rebas,” but can hold its own against the best of them.

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Tweezer > Contact” 11.18.94 II

A quintessential Fall ’94 “Tweezer” starts with some snarling textures before the band hits a hard-edged “Wedge” tease, then settles into a groove and moves far beyond it into totally original places.

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Wolfman’s > Lizards” 11.18.98 II

The band moves from the funk into an extended and groovy take on their ’98 melodic ambient style before merging with “Lizards.”

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David Bowie” 11.18.98 I

This extended first set closer lit a fire under the band for the second half.

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You Enjoy Myself” 11.18.95 II

This experimental 30-minute beast is best known for its “Brick House” jam, but offers a whole lot more.

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Slave to the Traffic Light” 11.18.98 II

One of my personal favorites, much of this jam’s beauty lies in its initial section of delicate interaction. Flowing from start to finish, Trey shines throughout, bringing the jam to a massive peak.

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TTFF: Today In Phish History

Posted in Uncategorized with the tags , , , on November 4th, 2011 by Mr.Miner

11/4/90,94,98

Phish has played a total of three shows on November 4th in their career from 1990 forward, and as it turns out all three carried quite a bit of meat to them. In Fall of 1990, on Phish’s first true tour, November 4th brought the band to Fort Ram’s Nightclub in Fort Collins, Colorado—a show that circulated widely on Maxells back in the day. The last of a five show Colorado run, the band finished their visit to the Rocky Mountain State in style. Come Fall ’94, Phish wound their way to Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium in Syracuse, New York—the same venue they visited during Fall of 2009. November ’94 is a legendary month in Phish history, and this was the third show. Their last November 4th show came at McNichols Arena in Denver, Colorado, on the heels of Utah’s half-empty “Dark Side” extravaganza. This week’s Friday playlist is assembled solely from these three shows, each spaced four years apart. While perusing the selections, the vast differences in style are obvious as Phish continued to add new aspects to their ever-expanding satchel of sorcery. Enjoy the tunes and the weekend!

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Harry Hood” 11.4.90 I

A pristine, old-school version of Phish’s uplifting and spiritual classic.

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Mike’s > Simple > Mike’s > Tela > Weekapaug” 11.4.94 II

A raucous sequence from Onondaga War Memorial in Syracuse, New York.

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Piper > 2001” 11.4.98 II

This sequence is a vastly overlooked highlight of Fall ’98. The band masterfully blends this monster “Piper” jam seamlessly into “2001,” creating a powerful segue into the spacefunk.

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Manteca -> Caravan” 11.4.90 II

A jazzy combo from back in the day. Trey playfully teases “Woody Woodpecker” in “Caravan.”

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Slave to the Traffic Light” 11.4.94 II

A gorgeous set-closing rendition from Syracuse.

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Bathtub Gin > Ya Mar” 11.4.98 I

This cathartic “Gin” and rhythmically intricate “Ya Mar” combined to form the centerpiece of the first set in Denver ’98—the set after Utah’s Dark Side freak-fest.

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The Asse Festival” 11.4.90 I

Before “Guelah Papyrus” existed, there was “The Asse Festival.” Check out the early-school precision to this tune.

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Frankie Says -> David Bowie” 11.4.98 I

The band displayed their Fall ’98 ambient jamming as they migrated from “Frankie Says” into “Bowie.

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Phish 1990

OLD SCHOOL MEMORIES: Few fans in the present-day Phish community carry the veteran tour experience and perspective of having seen—essentially—the band’s entire career. Some of these old-school tour heads still frequent shows with the same enthusiasm they had twenty years ago, and my friend, Todd, is one of them. Check out his blog, “Back In My Day,” chronicling early show experiences from a different era of Phish. Providing a glimpse into the early scene that so many of us missed as youngsters—he was at Amy’s Farm—Todd’s posts provide vibrant, personal anecdotes of a time gone by, not to mention musical analysis, streaming highlights and downloads of the shows he reviews. When you have some time on your hands, get lost in his writings—they are informative and engaging accounts of shows that many of us just know as analog classics; they are a lot of fun to read! Check it out!

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Ten Tunes For Friday: 1994

Posted in Uncategorized with the tags , , on February 4th, 2011 by Mr.Miner

Many enjoyed the focus on one era last Friday, so this week we put the magnifying lens on 1994. Without choosing one particular tour, here is a tasty sampling from the entire year. Enjoy another installment of Ten Tunes, and have a great weekend!

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1.1.11 (La Jaunie)

Reba” 6.13.94 II

1994 and “Reba” go together like peanut butter and jelly, and this is but one of many outstanding versions.

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Peaches,” “Bowie” 11.14.94 II

An imposing start to the second set in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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12/2010 (Lavery)

Down With Disease > Have Mercy > Disease” 11.12.94 II

A classic sequence from Kent State University in Ohio.

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Tweezer” 6.29.94 II

A succinct yet heavy version during Phish’s first visit to Walnut Creek.

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11.21.09 (Rogell)

Stash > Catapult > Stash” 10.23.94 I

An improvisational beast from Gainesville during the band’s Florida swing of October ’94.

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2001 > Split Open and Melt” 7.9.94 II

A fierce beginning to Great Woods’ final set of a two-night stand.

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Harry Hood” 10.20.94 II

A top-shelf version from St. Petersburg, Florida during October ’94.

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Weekend Nuggets: Tropical Hot Dog Night ’94

Posted in Uncategorized with the tags , on April 24th, 2010 by Mr.Miner

DOWNLOAD OF THE WEEKEND:

12.31.94 Boston Garden, Boston, MA < Torrent

12.31.94 Boston Garden, Boston, MA < Megaupload

12.31.99 (S.Halpern)

Somehow, this classic New Year’s show hasn’t ever been featured on Phish Thoughts. Now it has. Following an incredible three nights, Phish put the cherry on top in Larry Bird’s joint, The Boston Garden. With a show that brought a classic celebratory vibe, Phish had clearly left taken their deepest dives earlier in the run. The famous hot dog that re-emerged at Big Cypress now resides in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

I: Golgi Apparatus, NICU, Run Like an Antelope*, Glide, Mound, Peaches en Regalia, The Divided Sky, Funky Bitch

II: The Old Home Place, Maze, Bouncing Around the Room, Mike’s Song > Buffalo Bill > Mike’s Song > Yerushalayim Shel Zahav > Weekapaug Groove, Amazing Grace

III: My Sweet One, Also Sprach Zarathustra > Auld Lang Syne > Tropical Hot Dog Night, Chalk Dust Torture, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Suzy Greenberg, Slave to the Traffic Light

E: Simple > Auld Lang Syne

*Tom Marshall on vocals

Notes: Before the lights went out for the third set, the audience “overheard” the band before the set. Fish wound up saying “I want a jumbo hot dog, large fries and shake” delivered on stage. The band came out, started up My Sweet One, and was interrupted by an announcer asking who ordered the food. The band pointed at Fishman, who looked confused as huge props of a hot dog, fries and shakes descended from the ceiling next to the drum set. The band played 2001 while the hot dog landed. The James Bond Theme was then broadcast over the PA while technicians (wearing “Rocket Scientist” jackets) prepared the hot dog, and the band climbed in with their instruments and flew out over the audience. Various music, including the Captain Beefheart song Tropical Hot Dog Night, was played over the P.A. as the hot dog space ship flew back and forth. This version of Bouncing appears on A Live One.

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Jams of the Weekend:

Run Like An Antelope” 12.31.94 I

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Mike’s > Buffalo Bill > Mike’s” 12.31.94 II

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VIDEO OF THE WEEKEND:

“Auld Lang Syne” 12.31.94 III

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Pre-Set Festivities: 12.31.99 (Hot Dog Footage begins at 4:15)

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Weekend Nuggets: New Year’s Run ’94

Posted in Uncategorized with the tags , on April 3rd, 2010 by Mr.Miner

12.31.94

DOWNLOAD OF THE WEEKEND:

When thinking of New Year’s Run ’94, people generally think of two things – The Providence Bowie on the 29th and Tropical Hot Dog Night on the 31st. While the odd numbered nights may have stolen history’s spotlight, the 28th and 30th are two shows that routinely get glossed over. Philly’s “Mike’s Groove” and, more specifically New York’s “Tweezer,”nights brought some of the most engaging music of the run, while “Reba” and “Stash”provided first set highlights, respectively. Enjoy the weekend, and best of luck with the rest of the ticket chase.

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12.28.94 Civic Center. Philadelphia, PA < Torrent

12.28.94 Civic Center. Philadelphia, PA < Megaupload

I: Mound > Simple, Julius, Bathtub Gin, Bouncing Around the Room, Axilla (Part II), Reba, Dog Faced Boy, It’s Ice, Run Like an Antelope

II: Suzy Greenberg, NICU, Mike’s Song > The Mango Song > Weekapaug Groove, Contact, Llama, Hold Your Head Up > Love You > Hold Your Head Up, The Squirming Coil

E: Bold As Love

Source: Unknown

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12.30.94 MSG, NYC < Torrent

12.30.94 MSG, NYC < Megaupload

MSG Marquee

I: Wilson, Rift, AC/DC Bag, Sparkle, Simple, Stash, Fee, Scent of a Mule, Cavern

II: Sample in a Jar, Poor Heart, Tweezer, I’m Blue, I’m Lonesome*, You Enjoy Myself, Purple Rain > Hold Your Head Up, Harry Hood, Tweezer Reprise

E: Frankenstein

*Acoustic

Source: Unknown

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Jam of the Weekend:

Tweezer” 12.30.94 II

A high point from New Year’s Run ’94.

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VIDEOS OF THE WEEKEND: 12.30.94 MSG

“Wilson”

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“Tweezer”  Pt. I (Watch the Jam of the Weekend)

“Tweezer” Pt.II

“Tweezer” Pt. III

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Weekend Nuggets: Reader Requests ’94

Posted in Uncategorized with the tags , on February 6th, 2010 by Mr.Miner

DOWNLOADS OF THE WEEKEND:

4.15.94 Beacon Theatre, NYC, NY < Torrent

4.15.94 Beacon Theatre, NYC, NY < Megaupload

The Beacon - NYC

This one goes out to Mr. Palmer!

I: Llama, Guelah Papyrus, Paul and Silas, Harry Hood, Wilson, Chalk Dust Torture, Bouncing Around the Room, It’s Ice, Down with Disease

II: Maze, If I Could, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg*, The Landlady*, Julius*, Wolfman’s Brother* > Alumni Blues**, I Wanna Be Like You* > Hold Your Head Up*, Cavern*

E: Magilla*, Amazing Grace

* w/ Giant Country Horns (Carl “Geerz” Gerhard on trumpet, Dave “The Truth” Grippo on alto sax, Chris Peterman on tenor sax, Mike Gallick on baritone sax, Don Glasgo on trombone, and Joey Sommerville on trumpet)

** w/  Giant Country Horns, unfinished

Source: (DFOB) Schoeps CMC5+MK4 > Sonosax > AD1000 > D10

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11.25.94 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL < Torrent

11.25.94 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL < Megaupload

UIC Pavilion - Chicago

Phish’s second visit to UIC goes out to Sven!

I: Llama, Guelah Papyrus, Reba, Bouncing Around the Room, Split Open and Melt, Esther, Julius, Golgi Apparatus

II: 2001 > Mike’s Song > Simple > Harpua, Weekapaug Groove > The Mango Song, Purple Rain, Hold Your Head Up, Run Like an Antelope

E: Good Times Bad Times

Source: AKG 480

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Jam of the Weekend:

YEM > Izabella” 7.26.97 I

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Who needs vocal jams? This groove just keeps moving with Bob Gulotti on drums.

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VIDEOS OF THE WEEKEND:

“Gotta Jibboo” 5.23.00 Roseland, NYC

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“Stash” 12.30.94 MSG, NYC

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Weekend Nuggets: North of the Border In ’94

Posted in Uncategorized with the tags , on January 15th, 2010 by Mr.Miner

DOWNLOADS OF THE WEEKEND:
Apologies for Friday. One unexcused absence for Miner. Here we have two shows from Canada at the beginning of Spring ’94. Enjoy the three-day weekend. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – respect.

4.5.94 The Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec < Torrent

4.5.94 The Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec < Megaupload

Canada

I: Runaway Jim, Foam, Fluffhead, Glide, Julius, Bouncing Around the Room > Rift, AC/DC Bag

II: Peaches en Regalia, Ya Mar, Tweezer > If I Could, You Enjoy Myself, I Wanna Be Like You > Hold Your Head Up, Chalk Dust Torture, Amazing Grace

E: Nellie Kane, Golgi Apparatus

Source: B&K 4011

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4.6.94 Concert Hall, Toronto, Ontario < Torrent

4.6.94 Concert Hall, Toronto, Ontario < Megaupload

I: Llama, Guelah Papyrus, Poor Heart, Stash, The Lizards, Sample in a Jar, Scent of a Mule, Fee > Run Like an Antelope

II: The Curtain > Down with Disease, Wolfman’s Brother, Sparkle, Mike’s Song > Lifeboy > Weekapaug Groove, The Squirming Coil, Cavern

E: Ginseng Sullivan, Nellie Kane, Sweet Adeline

Source: Panasonic SV-3700> RCA cable(S/PDIF)> Tascam PCI-822(48k)>
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Jam of the Weekend:

Tweezer > Lifeboy” 5.22.94 II

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Another nugget from Canada ’94.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEKEND:

“Reba” 12.4.09 I MSG, NYC

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Weekend Nuggets: Laguna Seca Daze

Posted in Uncategorized with the tags , , on October 3rd, 2009 by Mr.Miner

DOWNLOADS OF THE WEEKEND:

Phish LagunaAs we prepare for Indio’s Festival 8 blowout, this weekend we take look back at Laguna Seca Daze, a multi-band California festival Phish headlined 15 years ago. These shows in Monterey followed up three outstanding nights at San Francisco’s Warfield Theatre, and featured outstanding playing throughout. The first night boasts the hearty chunk of “Tweezer > Lifeboy, Reba” in the middle of the second set, and a Les Claypool sit-in for “You Enjoy Myself.” The second night contained in improvisational highlights in “Bowie,”Split” and “Antelope.” Enjoy the weekend, Indio is less than a month away!

5.28.94 Laguna Seca Daze, Monterey, CA SBD < Torrent

5.28.94 Laguna Seca Daze, Monterey, CA SBD < Megaupload

I: Rift > Sample in a Jar, Foam, Bouncing Around the Room, Stash, The Horse > Silent in the Morning > The Sloth, Maze, Cavern

II: Axilla (Part II), It’s Ice, Tweezer > Lifeboy, Reba, Fee > Llama, You Enjoy Myself* > Bass Duel*

E: Poor Heart

* w/ Les Claypool

co-billed w/ Sausage, Gin Blossoms and Freddy Jones Band

Source: SBD

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5.29.94 Laguna Seca Daze, Monterey, CA < Torrent

5.29.94 Laguna Seca Daze, Monterey, CA < Megaupload

I: The Divided Sky, Guelah Papyrus, Halley’s Comet > Down with Disease, Sparkle, Julius, I Didn’t Know, David Bowie

II: Nellie Kane, Split Open and Melt, Esther, Chalk Dust Torture, Horn, McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg, Run Like an Antelope, Freebird

E: Wilson, Golgi Apparatus, Rocky Top

E2: Jam, Harry Hood, Good Times Bad Times

co-billed w/ Four Non Blondes, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, The Mother Hips and Meat Puppets

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Jams of the Weekend:

Tweezer > Lifeboy, Reba” 5.28.94 II SBD

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The centerpieces of Phish’s first night at Laguna Seca.

YEM > Bass Duel > Poor Heart 5.28.94 II w/ Les Claypool

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VIDEOS OF THE WEEKEND:

“”20 Years Later” 8.16.09 SPAC


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“Rift” 12.30.94 MSG

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