, attached to 1985-11-23

Review by Bob_Loblaw

Bob_Loblaw It's hard to properly rate this show based on how incomplete it is. But what is easy to know is that the Whipping Post jam here is one of the most important jams in Phishtory. It's one of (if not the longest) from the primitive years of Phish. Although it does not have the progression or direction from the post '93 years it is no doubt fluid the whole time. It is essentially the band piecing together various styles and a ton of different teases. The above shows all of the obvious teases like The Other One and Norwegian Wood. What isn't included (yet) is the Slave to the Traffic Light tease at 19:24 of the recording. The whole thing is fantastic and a huge stepping stone for the guys in terms of improvisation live.

Mike's is a fairly rough and early version as is Run Like an Antelope. Dave's Energy Guide is obnoxious as usual. Overall what was recorded and recovered is pretty entertaining and good. The only thing worth going back for however is the Whipping Post Jam.


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