We have reached the first Phish Festival….The Clifford Ball!!!! A little bit about the grounds, the ball, and then the epic 53 min Clifford Ball Soundcheck!
Episode 43 features two of the most famous shows in Phish history. The Niagara Falls Soundcheck from 12/07/1995 has a cool “Poor Heart” played very slow and with some country loving. The 12/14/1995 Binghamton show has a classic version of “Free”. The bonus track is one of my all time favorite Phish jams. The Binghamton “Halley’s Comet->NICU”. Check out the Spotify Playlist below for the soundchecks.
Three more Live Phish soundchecks are featured in Episode 42. 10/31/95 Rosemont has “Suzy Greenberg” with horns, 11/14/95 UCF Arena has a hilarious “Poor Heart” and the 12/1/95 Hershey Park Arena “Dog Log” . The Bonus is the incredible “Stash” from 11/14/1995 UCF. Make sure you check out the Spotify Playlist below for the soundchecks talked about below.
Part 2 of our Live Phish 1994 soundchecks goes down in Episode 40. 10/31/1994 Glens Falls has the “Glens Falls Soundcheck Jam” which is killer, and 12/29/1994 has “Funky Bitch”. Our bonus is “Reba” from 10/31/1994 Glens Falls. Make sure you check out the spotify playlist for the linked live phish soundchecks.
In Episode 39 we go back in time. I missed four official soundchecks in 1994 so we cover two in episode 39 and will cover two more in episode 40. In episode 39 we have the Bomb Factory “Dog Log” soundcheck and the “Columbus Soundcheck Jam”. The bonus material is the entire “Mike’s Groove” from Columbus which features the incredible “Simplefest”.
Welcome Back!! Episode 38 is a real treat! The soundcheck is a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Fixin to Die”. The bonus material is the entire after show bluegrass set that took place in the parking lot in front of the Phish tour bus. Some amazing stuff!
Bluegrass Parking Lot Setlist
01. Blackberry Blossom (in progress)
02. Tennessee Waltz – Rev sings
03. The Old Home Place – Mike sings
04. Dooley – Rev sings – lead-Trey, Mike, Jon is saying the “dooley”
05. Mountain Dew – Rev sings
06. John Hardy- Mike sings/Trey asks Brad for his fiddle
08. Sweet Baby’s Arms – Rev sings Phish sings backup. guitar lead by Trey
09. Long Journey Home – Rev sings lead on first verse
Trey sings second verse – guitar lead Trey –
Jon sings third verse
mandolin break – Jon – zambi happens
10. Little Tiny Butter Biscuits(written by Rev Mosier)
Trey on fiddle / zambi happens
bus driver says “no flash photograhy” on the bus PA
11. I’m Blue I’m Lonesome – Phish with Rev/jew’s harp – ?
12. Midnight Moonlight – Rev sings – Phish and crowd
13 . Will The Circle Be Unbroken -Rev sings lead – bus engine starts. bus blows horn to leave
Episode 37 is a little different. We have reached our first official Live Phish soundcheck. I have linked the Spotify Playist of both of the Chicago 94 soundchecks. Since they are official they will not be included. 06/18/1994 features “All Things Reconsidered”, “How Many More Times”, and “Poor Heart” and 11/25/1994 features “Chicago ’94 Soundcheck Jam”, and “Dog Log”. Included in the podcast is a hilarious interview that took place the same day 06/18/1994 with Danny Bonaduce on 97.9 The Loop. Check out this link for the actual soundchecks.
It’s all about this jam!!! Episode 36 feature a 10 min opening “Jam” that is something special. Must hear. From there we get another take on “Leprechaun”, another outstanding “The Wedge” and finally a crazy “Funky Bitch”. Excellent soundcheck!
Hot DAMN Episode 35 brings the heat!! Don’t let the 12 min run time of this soundcheck fool you, this is awesome! “Jam->Shock the Monkey (Peter Gabriel)” and “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”. A killer killer jam. Bonus is an absolutely awesome “David Bowie”.