Weekend Nuggets: The Spectrum ’97


The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA

The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA

In all the madness of Fall ’97, this Philly weekend sometimes gets left in the dust.  Surrounded by Hampton and a legendary Cleveland > Detroit > Dayton run, The Spectrum shows don’t always get the credit deserved.  Both second sets were monsters, strewn with all sorts of improvisation.  and ten tons of cow funk.

12.2.97 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA < LINK

12.2.97 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA < TORRENT LINK

I: Buried Alive > Down With Disease, Makisupa Policeman, Chalk Dust Torture, Ghost, The Divided Sky, Dirt > Taste, The Star Spangled Banner

II: Mike’s Song > Simple > Dog Faced Boy > Ya Mar > Weekapaug Groove, Bouncing Around the Room, Character Zero

E: Ginseng Sullivan, Sample in a Jar


12.3.97 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA < LINK

12.3.97 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA < TORRENT LINK

I: Punch You In The Eye, My Soul, Drowned, The Old Home Place, Gumbo > Also Sprach Zarathustra > You Enjoy Myself

II: David Bowie*> Possum > Funk Jam, Prince Caspian, Frankenstein, Harry Hood

E: Crossroads




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77 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: The Spectrum ’97”

  1. Mugician Says:

    Yeah, I don’t expect it, it would just be so cool. Maybe at least a little more effort at the end of Limb By Limb… I would just love to hear more complex beats. There’s a lot of songs that have plenty of room for crazier beats, and I know Fishman is qualified to play ANYTHING I hear in my head at least 10 times better (seeing as how I’m a guitarist :D).

  2. Exree Hipp Says:


    I’m from Maine originally, but was at the RMP gatherings on 12/31/96 (which Tom Marshall attended!) and 12/30/97. Ringing any bells?

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