Weekend Nuggets: International Phish


Osaka 2000

Listening to Prague ’98 this week inspired me to dig into the international archives. I’ve dug up two stellar show, continents apart. The Osaka show from 200 features a creatively demented “Down With Disease” that may be the greatest jam that nobody talks about from Phish’s prolific run in the Pacific. The first set “Ghost” brings another dark-horse highlight from a show that took place three stories up in a massive shopping complex, (the second show of Japan to take place within in an elevated shopping plaza!)

The second selection comes from the transformative tour of Summer ’97, and the band’s gooey, raw funk is on full display throughout. The second set brings the heat from start to finish, bookended by thick explorations of “Wolfman’s” and “Ghost.” Have a great weekend!

6.15.2000 Big Cat, Osaka, Japan (Matrix) < Torrent

6.15.2000 Big Cat, Osaka, Japan (Matrix) < Megaupload

I: NICU, Chalk Dust Torture, AC/DC Bag, Uncle Pen, Ghost, Frankie Says, The Divided Sky, Farmhouse

II: Down with Disease > The Lizards, Bike > Hold Your Head Up, You Enjoy Myself

E: Gotta Jibboo

Source: source: DSBD+AUD Matrix Mix AKG C1000’s


6.24.1997 La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France < Torrent

6.24.1997 La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France < Megaupload

I: Split Open and Melt, Beauty of My Dreams, Dogs Stole Things, Vultures, Guelah Papyrus*, Runaway Jim^, Talk, Free, Prince Caspian, Rocky Top

II: Wolfman’s Brother, Reba, NICU, Twist, Piper, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Ghost

E: Loving Cup

*aborted, ^Gypsy Queen jam

Source: Schoeps CMC6/mk4v > SX-M2 > D8


Jam of the Weekend:

Bathtub > funk > Gin” 7.10.97 I

A relic from Marseilles, France in early Summer ’97; back when tapers tracked “funk” jams, and Phish grooved unmercifully.




“Farmhouse” 6.11.00 Hibiya Outdoor Theatre, Tokyo, Japan

(Check out my review from back in the day.)


“Tweezer” 2.26.97 Cologne, Germany

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1,088 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: International Phish”

  1. garretc Says:

    Ah, right on… I had a paper about that last quarter in my History of Modern thought class. Relatively interesting stuff, as far as paper topics go!

  2. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:


    Now I can get my nice, restful 3.5hrs of sleep before I get to wake up and study for my 2 tests tomorrow morning! 😉

    Night folks!

  3. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    quite relatively interesting, considering my last paper was about the decline of bffalo population in the great plains. not too easy to write more than a couple sentences on that…

  4. garretc Says:

    Yeah, Purple, I don’t really see that being a very deep topic…

    “Well, white people killed way too many buffalo then they should have… And… Uhm… Now there’s a lot less than before…

    The End”

  5. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    spinning miner’s picks summer 97 for the first time, playing Peggle, a genius game that was clearly made for stoners.

  6. garretc Says:

    Gosh, I feel like I’m scarred or something! I accidentally listened to the first 10 or so songs of the Lemonwheel, and throughout I was thinking, “Gosh, this doesn’t flow at all… In fact, this whole setlist looks kinda strange, why would they organize the songs like that?” And then I looked up the setlist and realized my songs were completely scrambled!


    So now I’m starting over, and Mike’s > Simple makes a lot more sense then my previous opening combo of Simple, Divided Sky…

  7. garretc Says:


    Love that game!

    Played it to death… Now I play Bejeweled as my go to time waster on my iphone…

    I should get back to Peggle for a little while though… Revisit, if you will!

  8. garretc Says:

    Hmm, maybe I should clarify that it wasn’t an accident that I was listening to Lemonwheel…

    The accident came in the form of the incorrect order…

    As you were…

  9. Mdawg Says:

    Thank you Mr. Miner!

    JOTW is just what i needed!

  10. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    yes peggle is quite fun… im having a blast right now. great high game

  11. Little Buddy Says:

    I’ve been listening to 6/29/00 this morning. What an energetic, fun show. Not really sure why I wasn’t at these Holmdel shows. I listened to 6/28/00 yesterday. Good stuff!

  12. MisterChristian Says:


  13. garretc Says:

    There is absolutely no chance that I’m the same person I was before I started the 3 hours burst of reading that finished “For Whom The Bell Tolls”. No way.

    350 pages of tension just erupts in the most fluid, tense, exciting climax I’ve ever read.


    No question, my new favorite book.


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