Ghost Stories

6.24.10 - Camden (Graham Lucas)


Jams of the Day:

Here are two scorching and under the radar, first-set “Ghosts” from Fall ’98.

11.15.98 Murfreesboro, TN



11.19.98 Winston-Salem, NC




11.24.1998 New Haven Coliseum, New Haven, CT < Torrent

11.24.1998 New Haven Coliseum, New Haven, CT < Megaupload

Keeping in line with the musical theme of the day, this show from New Haven Coliseum during Fall ’98 features a rather large “Ghost,” as part of a powerful, set-opening “Ghost > Halley’s > Tweezer” triumvirate.

I: Down with Disease, The Moma Dance, Ginseng Sullivan, Stash, Brian and Robert, Limb By Limb, Sample in a Jar, Tela, Chalk Dust Torture

II: Ghost > Halley’s Comet > Tweezer > Possum, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Character Zero

E: Suzy Greenberg*, Tweezer Reprise

*w/ Dude of Life on vocals

Source: Schoeps CMC6/MK41 > Apogee AD1000 > Sony TCD-D8

802 Responses to “Ghost Stories”

  1. angryjoggerz Says:

    “why did he have to die on my 21st birthday”

    ^ That’s the line that kept coming to me in the days following Jerry’s passing.

  2. angryjoggerz Says:

    Maybe that was just selfish, though

  3. Luther T. Justice Says:

    Luv me some Greek Tweezer. Even if you’re sitting, you got to do the chicken head thing. The Hershey Tweezer is similar in intent IMO.

  4. angryjoggerz Says:

    mmm. Greek Tweezer. Best of summer? Yes.

  5. Mr.Palmer Says:

    My oh my Kaya… nice call on that 4.2.73 Sunshine.. beauty

  6. Luther T. Justice Says:

    All of my old crew who have yet to return to Phish have been sent copies of Greek night 3 along w/ a note asking them if they can continue to turn a blind ear to Phish after listening.

    All but 1 have asked for more shows from me. It’s just that damn good!

  7. BrandonKayda Says:

    Hey BB – how’s it going?

    Liking the GD convo tonight – I need to listen to them after I get out of all of the dark, psychedelic Phish jams I’m trying to listen to.

    Today I listened to:
    7.23.99 Birds
    6.15.00 Disease (twice – both times on the bus going to school/going home)
    Tomorrow it’s:
    11.23.97 Bathtub Gin
    7.2.97 Stash

    Then after that probably 11.26.94 Bowie and 6.14.95 Tweezer

  8. Luther T. Justice Says:

    The Grateful Dead have produced some of the darkest, psychedelic jams EVER. Ever I say.

  9. kayatosh Says:

    @BB: re. 7-23-99 birds .. definitely a keeper.
    7-2-97 — arguably best stash ever and top 10 (five?) improvisational jams ever.

  10. KWL Says:

    interesting, i too had the exact same Tal experience: who the hell is *this* chick??

  11. kayatosh Says:

    meant: @BK.

  12. Luther T. Justice Says:

    The Hershey matrix I was talking about last week might just be $$$ to your ears me thinks. Close your eyes and you’re there.

  13. neemor Says:

    I need Worcester a seat….
    Am I going to have to whore myself out?

  14. neemor Says:

    Hershey was balls

  15. neemor Says:

    I need a Worcester seat

  16. kayatosh Says:

    ahhhh, the chocolate city throwdown. don’t need a matri to be there with eyes closed. circle of BBers doing an unsynchronized tribal dance.

  17. KWL Says:

    llfa… still reading back… and yes, I too am in love with Tal

  18. Luther T. Justice Says:

    Send me an email @kaya and I’ll send you a copy. sbreckel @

  19. neemor Says:

    New Haven ’98 was sick.
    My first show: 11.26.97 was basically reprised in New Haven in ’98.
    Tweezer opened the ’97 show and this New Haven show threw the Tweezer>Prise segment out again…
    I truly felt a passion for this band after the ’98 NH show.

    I recall distinctly Dude on vocals and the Possum (likely b/c it followed the Tweezer…)

  20. kayatosh Says:

    for hershey tickets for our entire mega crew were not needed. went in through a non-door right into venue. no ?’s asked.

  21. Luther T. Justice Says:

    I carry a picture of Tal in my wallet.

  22. neemor Says:

    Kaya was there for Hershey…
    If anyone wants to know the power of the BB, talk to someone about that simple, out-of-the-way show.
    Good times.

  23. neemor Says:

    “Oh, we can walk through here?”
    “Alright, let’s.”

  24. Luther T. Justice Says:

    I made myself eat Hershey chocolate before I left town. I felt like I had to.

  25. neemor Says:

    And holy crap.
    Any question where to come for the crem de la crem of Phish jams?
    Miner’s a genius.

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