Episode 34 is so much fun! “Buffalo Bill”, the beginnings of “Guyute” (which wouldn’t be played for another 15 months), “Pungee->Dude of Life Medley”, “Train Medley”, “Funky Bitch”, and “Bass Jam”. This baby has jams, rarities, and medleys!
Episode 33 is all over!!! “Nellie Kane”, the debut of “Leprechaun”, “Acoustic Tuning>Acoustic Noodling”, the debut of “Pungee” and “Paul and Silas”.
Episode 32 brings a raw cut of “Give a Little Bit” and then some great stuff during “Poor Heart Blues” which all works in “Funky Bitch Blues”. The Soundcheck ends with a nice version of “Brother”. The bonus track is “Cavern>Take the “A” Train>Cavern” encore.
Episode 29 is a bit on the wild side! A 4 min intro from “YEM” kicks things off. The soundcheck has a ton of music from The Who. “I Can’t Explain” is followed by “I Can See For Miles” and “Sparks”. The Soundcheck concludes with “L.A Woman”. I get into some serious bonus material with “I Didn’t Know” from the following night at the Michigan Theater where fans and crew are brought on stage to talk about what they though about the previous night encore. This is some of the funniest banter in Phish history!
Episode 28 has it all!!! “Miss You” by the Rolling Stones is a full blown jam. It segues beautifully into “Take Me to the River” which jams, and then segues into “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking”. Then one of the greatest version of “The Wedge” ever played. Jazzy and Funky this is a must hear. We finish off with “The Great Gig in the Sky”. This soundcheck is awesome!
The leader in the clubhouse for my favorite soundcheck so far! “The Wedge Jam” is barely the wedge and more a super cool groove. The “Dog Log” that follows is unlike any other. A 16 minute jam that is centered around the Beverly Hills Cop Theme or “Axel F”. Do NOT miss this Soundcheck!
It is time to get the Led out!!!! This soundcheck is some serious Zeppelin! “Dog Log” morphs into “Heartbreaker” and then Trey kicks off “Misty Mountain Hop”. ” Bang a Gong” is played for the first time ever and finishes off the soundcheck. I have included one of the most unique “Weekapaug Groove” ever for some bonus. Enjoy!
Episode 25!!!!! This show takes place in highest gymnasium in the world! “Loving Cup”, gets followed up by “Tales of Brave Ulysses->Sunshine of Your Love” and finishes with “Lifeboy”. I have included as the kids say a “dank” “Stash” that gets dark and then rips.