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Link Saturday, 11/03/1984
Slade Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Set 1: In the Midnight Hour, Wild Child[1], Jam -> Bertha[1], St. Stephen Jam, Can't You Hear Me Knocking[1], Camel Walk[2], Eyes of the World[1] -> Whipping Post[3] -> Drums[4]

[1] First known Phish performance.
[2] First known performance.
[3] First known Phish performance; Jeff on vocals.
[4] Marc Daubert on percussion.

· St. Stephen tease in Can't You Hear Me Knocking

Noteworthy Jams: Jam, Whipping Post

Average Song Gap: 3

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Jeff Holdsworth, Marc "Daubs" Daubert (Guest)

Notes: The setlist for this show might be incomplete, as the recordings that circulate cut during Drums. Marc Daubert made a guest appearance on percussion. This show featured the first known performance of Camel Walk and the first known Phish performances of Wild Child, Bertha, Can't You Hear Me Knocking, Eyes of the World, and Whipping Post (which featured Jeff on vocals). CYHMK included a St. Stephen tease. Copies of this performance often circulate with the incorrect date of November 3, 1983. Also, it is possible that this show was actually on Friday, November 2, 1984, as a photo of a flyer for a show on “11/2” was printed in The Phish Book.

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1984 Tour."

RunawayJim4180 , attached to 1984-11-03 Permalink
RunawayJim4180 In reference to the last post, the guy yelling is a pre-recording of someone saying "knock-knock-knock!" as an intro to "Can't You Hear Me Knocking". The band was playing around with some taped intros during the show, including "Ignition Sequence" before launching "In the Midnight Hour"
Score: 1
Shae_Dougall , attached to 1984-11-03 Permalink
Shae_Dougall At the time of this review, this show has been deemed a 2.7/5 by the .netters, and I can't for the life of me determine why. It's definitely a solid early Phish show. It rocks hard all the way through, and yeah, the audio isn't pristine or anything, and yeah, everything is a cover of some other band (except the "Camel Walk" which didn't make it onto the tape), but it's relatively easy to look past when it comes down to the quality of the music the guys were playing. The Jam -> Bertha is particularly awesome.

Yeah, this show is definitely worth a listen, if for no other reason than being able to hear some super early pre-Page Phish. The availability of practically every show on Phishtracks really is an incredible thing.

Other highlights include a great "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" (which is sadly cut off near the end of the jam), and a really nice outro jam in "Eyes of the World", which is an otherwise dullish tune. I'd also be remiss if I didn't mention the fiery "Whipping Post" jam. Good stuff!
Score: 1
HHCCCCAA , attached to 1984-11-03 Permalink
I've had the fortunate opportunity of listening to this ABSOLUTE GEM! "Gem", unless I'm unearthing fossils and happen to strike a fortune, is not usually a term within the lot of my commonly used vocabulary ... But this show is unreal. The audio of the recording I heard wasn't too great, but tolerable nonetheless. It's like 1.1 hours on iTunes and features past members Marc Daubert and Jeff Holdsworth. The set list really is as good as it looks, including the 'first known performances'. The vocals are especially muffled in the beginning of the recording but start to sound clearer about 3/4 of the way through the Jam -> "Bertha". Then at the end of "Bertha" some guy (no idea who) start yelling like an absolute mad man. Really the only thing I can relate the voice to is the alien that asks for salt water in the original MIB. Ha. Download this one if you haven't. The guy's yelling nothing in particular, and stops about a minute into "Can't You Hear Me Knocking".
Score: 0

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