Phish: What Are You Listening To?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by B-Mike, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland OR
    I worked there from 2006 through 2012. Always on the east lawn right before you get into the pavilion.
     
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  2. Mike Dow

    Mike Dow I kind of like the music

    Location:
    Bangor, Maine
    Helping Friendly Podcast

    The latest episode of the Helping Friendly Podcast focuses on two great fall '97 shows (12/2 & 12/3 - Philadelphia) and is a great listen. The guys are fun to listen to and they certainly know their stuff. They put a lot of work into these podcasts and I greatly appreciate being able to listen.
     
  3. JimSmiley

    JimSmiley Team Blue Note

    That is a helluva Mike's Groove on 12-2.

    Dec 02, 1997 Setlist - Phish.net
     
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  4. JimSmiley

    JimSmiley Team Blue Note

  5. adamos

    adamos Forum Resident

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    Philadelphia
    [​IMG]

    Always nice to revisit this one.
     
  6. zakyfarms

    zakyfarms Commitment to mediocrity.

    Location:
    San Francisco
    Has anyone ripped that Simple stream? I'd appreciate a copy.
     
  7. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    I was listening to 12.12.92....my first show.
     
  8. JimSmiley

    JimSmiley Team Blue Note

  9. Cassius

    Cassius On The Beach

    Location:
    Lafayette, Co
    Right On. I saw my first show the same week....hard to believe (in some ways) it's been 25 years.

    PHISH, THURSDAY 12/10/1992
    STATE THEATER
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Soundcheck: Blues Jam, The Wedge, Dog Log

    SET 1: Golgi Apparatus, Llama, Foam, Fee[1] > Poor Heart > Split Open and Melt, I Didn't Know[2] > All Things Reconsidered[3], Reba,Sweet Adeline[4], Cavern

    SET 2: Rift, Tweezer > Tela > My Sweet One > Big Ball Jam > Maze, Glide, You Enjoy Myself[5], Hold Your Head Up > Love You > Hold Your Head Up, I Walk the Line, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg

    ENCORE: Bold As Love, Carolina[4], Tweezer Reprise

    [1] Trey sang verses through megaphone.
    [2] Fish on Madonna washboard.
    [3] Simpsons, Random Note, and Aw ****! signals.
    [4] Without microphones.
    [5] Extended jam segment of duets, first Trey and Fish, then Page and Mike.
    Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. I Didn’t Know featured a Madonna washboard solo from Fish. All Things Reconsidered was introduced by Trey as “the variation on NPR’s All Things Considered theme” and featured Simpsons, Random Note and Aw ****! signals. Sweet Adeline and Carolina were performed without microphones. YEM included an Odd Couple theme tease and an extended jam segment of duets, first Trey and Fish, then Page and Mike. Fish introduced Mike as "The Man in Black" after I Walk the Line. The Wedge from the soundcheck incorporated elements of I Want You (She's So Heavy).
     
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  10. Crispy Rob

    Crispy Rob Cat Juggler

    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    I was not at those two shows, but saw a bunch around that time, the two Port Chester Capitol Theater shows in late November and then the new year's run at the New Haven Palace Theater, Springfield, and Boston. They were playing at such a high level and with so much energy back then... (That's not a knock on recent shows, they are a mature and different band, but still excellent. I didn't see them this year due to lack of Bay Area shows, but the shows I caught in 2014-2016 in particular were outstanding).
     
  11. Cassius

    Cassius On The Beach

    Location:
    Lafayette, Co
    I really enjoyed my first few shows but felt like Summer of 93, specifically August, was when they went technicolor. They talked about the SOAM from 4/21/93 (the one on Hoist) being the break through for them. At that point they broke through their own limitations in their collective mind of what Phish could be and realized that Phish could be anything. Absolute freedom, that combined with the momentum they had going in terms of their growth snowballed into the perfect storm. 93/94 they were on a run very analogous to an up and coming sports team on the run towards their first championship. Confidence +excitement + momentum. Also I'm of the opinion that 29 on the cusp of 30 is a magic age/sweet spot. Trey turned 30 in 94, Jerry in 72. Based on these 2 gents as a case study for exploratory improvisational guitar skills , It's a good age where there is still plenty of youth/balls/aggressiveness combined with a bit of knowledge and wisdom, driving towards perfect goldie locks playing.

    Last unrelated thought: 6/26/95 SPAC YEM. Came up on shuffle during my commute last night. First time I've ever locked in and focused on that one. 95 was one of the finest years for YEM and this version is a true highlight. I very quickly lost any inhibition in terms of my outwardly appearance to fellow commuters. If you're looking for inspiration, check this one out.
     
  12. Crispy Rob

    Crispy Rob Cat Juggler

    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    Good point. I saw several shows in '93, but only one in August, and then didn't see any until mid-'95, the longest gap I had between shows until when I lost interest for several years from '99-'09 (in part because the band arguably lost nterest as well). However, the later '93 and especially '94 shows that I've heard are great. That era is also when they really learned to play bigger places, which I couldn't have envisioned working as well with the '92 approach.
     
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  13. Crispy Rob

    Crispy Rob Cat Juggler

    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    I was holding off until I bought the CDs from LivePhish, but don't have the funds for a little bit, so I finally decided to jump in and start streaming audience copies of the Baker's Dozen shows while at work today - haven't heard anything from the run until now. Just wrapping up first set of night 1 right now.
     
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  14. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    I was at July 28/29 of Bakers this summer, and I’m heading back to MSG for the New Years run. The bug seems to have bitten me once again 25years on...old habits die hard....
     
  15. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Susceptible To Jedi Mind Tricks

    Location:
    Pacifica, CA
    I second this. Outstanding. Some more than others, but overall, forget it. BGCA is a great place to see this band, because it's small for them these days. L.A. Forum not so much, but that's still fairly small as today's arenas go. Also, they always do a single show in L.A. At BGCA you get three, so you can see the momentum from show to show.

    I made it through 11 of the Baker's shows in quick order, but I never got to the last two, but they're on my phone waiting.

    Not too long ago I was listening to not Phish but a lot of TAB shows, because I figured that's what we'd be getting here in the Fall, and we did. Two good ones, esp. the second.
     
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  16. Sydster

    Sydster Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York
    Night 1 was my first. Changed my life forever. The experience resonates to this day.

    Yeah they were en fuego in those days, with Aug 93, Nov 94 and Dec 95 being really peak months. They did a bit of searching for a bit after that only to give us Fall 97-the Island Tour which was when my interest started to drift a bit and I found some of the “looser” aspects of their approach less to my liking. To be sure they’ve played plenty of excellent, top-shelf shows since then and continued to push the envelope in different ways musically. They also consistently try to provide quality experiences for fans.

    ‘Rift’ is still a regular go-to album...a neat quasi-concept album about an relationship, with good production, excellent playing and some of their best songs. Acquired a vinyl copy recently which sounds really, really great!
     
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  17. musicarus

    musicarus Forum Resident

    Location:
    Saratoga, NY
    11/20/92 Albany was my 1st show. So many quintessential songs so powerfully and deftly played. Balcony at The Palace was seriously bouncing. So great discovering all the songs, meeting folks in person and on rec.music.phish, B&P tape trading...heady times, man...
     
  18. Crispy Rob

    Crispy Rob Cat Juggler

    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    I was under the balcony in Port Chester for most of those two Nov '92 shows. It was nerve-wracking seeing how much it was moving up and down above us.
     
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  19. Sydster

    Sydster Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York
    lol. I remember that well. The friend I was with was completely freaked out by that. I was so enraptured by The Divided Sky I barely noticed.
     
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  20. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Susceptible To Jedi Mind Tricks

    Location:
    Pacifica, CA
    I was there! That was my third show, although it strains credulity to call the first time I ran into them "a show." It was a show but I only saw the first set and I didn't know who they were. I guess they quit two songs into the second set, because no one was caring, or not many.

    I guess that changed.
     
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  21. musicarus

    musicarus Forum Resident

    Location:
    Saratoga, NY
    My friend Martin, a Phish veteran, was also at the 11/20/92 show and during Terrapin when Fish is giving the band introductions and asks what his own name is (at 3:00 minutes in), Martin shouts “Henrietta” - to which Fish replies “No...........my name is <<???????>>. The SBD stream on Relisten is crystal clear and I still wonder what Fish was saying. And fun to hear Martin immortalized on tape...
     
  22. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    For the dorks who like to follow this kind of thing... check out Trey's new rig. Love the fact there is a "Trey 94" switch. :righton:

    2017 CAE Rig Overhaul
     
  23. Erik B.

    Erik B. Senior Member

  24. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Susceptible To Jedi Mind Tricks

    Location:
    Pacifica, CA
    You know he hits Mutron for "The Wedge."
     
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  25. JRM

    JRM Forum Resident

    Location:
    California
    Cool acoustic version here...

    Scott Metzger & Katie Jacoby "Stash"
     
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