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Link Thursday, 08/15/1996
Plattsburgh Air Force Base, Plattsburgh, NY

Set 1: Jam, HYHU JamHold Your Head Up Jam, Jam, Jam

Average Song Gap: 0

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon

Notes: This was the soundcheck for The Clifford Ball. The final jam segment included the first annual soundcheck tribute to "Mr. Sausage," multiple shout-outs to festival staff, and Trey on his mini-drum kit. 50+ minutes of this check were included on the Clifford Ball DVD bonus disc.

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1996 Summer U.S. Tour."

NOTE: This Phish performance does not count for stats purposes.

westbrook , attached to 1996-08-15 Permalink
westbrook Definitely check this soundcheck out. It's pretty much all jams of varying styles, including some nice funk. I always find it interesting to hear the band discuss their jamming, and there's some of that here, as well. This is also a nice opportunity to hear extended jamming that features Page on theremin and Moog. Throw in some comedy with the Mr. Sausage tribute, and you've got some very entertaining listening.
Score: 3
mattsox94 , attached to 1996-08-15 Permalink
mattsox94 Incredibly underrated. The band sounds so tight. The opening jam which is around eleven minutes is a total precursor to the tight jamming style that would come in 97. Trey absolutely shreds. Page gets exploratory on the theremin and moog at times. It's absolutely awesome to hear the band talk about jamming. Really is a nice look into their minds in an era that was so crucial to the bands development.
Score: 0

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