, attached to 1998-11-19

Review by The_Good_Doctor

The_Good_Doctor After the highly lauded 1997 barn burner, the boys rolled back into Winston-Salem for another fall engagement. An interesting element of this show are two rare covers: 'Something' and 'Been Caught Stealing' which isn't surprising since Fall 1998 was filled with a lot of 'new' covers (a bit like Summer 2010).

The first set 'Ghost' is brooding and introspective without venturing irreparably into the netherword - for better or worse. It is still enjoyable and leads in a spirited delivery of 'Golgi' to close the set.

Second set brought the high octane and it is absolutely worth a listen. I think this 2nd set is a bit over looked but it is definitely a keeper. 2001 > RnR seems like a 'typical' 3.0 pairing but keep in mind this was only the 3rd time they played RnR and it was within a month of being introduced in the 'Loaded' costume. It is funny to think about it like that - I was listening to the DotM show on the drive to the show as my buddy had literally just received a Maxell copy in the mail a day before - and in those days that was lightning fast.

The second set closed with a raging take on 'Been Caught Stealing.' I was in the bleachers in the lower level and it felt like an earthquake when they dropped into it. I still remember seeing Big Red jumping up and down on stage while they ripped through with a ferociousness I had yet to see Phish embody. Rock and Roll indeed!


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