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Link Thursday, 10/17/1985
Finbar's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: T.V. Theme, AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues > Mike'sMike's Song, DEGDave's Energy Guide, Revolution, Anarchy, Camel Walk, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters

Noteworthy Jams: McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters

Average Song Gap: 2.73

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

Notes: Some fans have labeled the show-opening jam a “Star Trek Jam.”

Song Distribution:
3 The White Tape
1 Lawn Boy

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1985 Tour."

TheEmu , attached to 1985-10-17 Permalink
TheEmu Most of this show is, you know, raw. But do check out the jam out of McGrupp, which is a glimpse into what Phish would become!
Score: 1
DemandOpener , attached to 1985-10-17 Permalink
DemandOpener This show doesn't get enough credit. After listening to a bunch of shows from this era chronologically, I have to say that this one is probably the best one yet. The set flows very nicely, and each song that is performed is a great representation of early Phish. The endless number Grateful Dead covers have disappeared from the set, which is fine with me. At this point, it seems that Phish had started forming their own identity, as evidenced by the ridiculous back-to-back performances of Revolution and Anarchy. Hilarious.

Mike's Song and Antelope (especially) are also both starting to take shape here, and it's definitely an interesting thing to hear for yourself if you're a big fan of either of those songs. Alumni is solid as always, especially as it becomes a staple for the band, and this version of McGrupp is definitely a standout in this set.
Score: 1
mikeyzen , attached to 1985-10-17 Permalink
Antelope definitely picked up the tempo with this recording.
Score: 0
dr_strangelove , attached to 1985-10-17 Permalink
Alumni>LTJP is good to hear for the first time.

Mike's as some great soloing from Trey but still in infantile form

Revolution and Anarchy are good for a laugh

Antelope is definitely getting more fleshed out

McGrupp is also coming into its own and does indeed have an enjoyable, if fairly forgettable, open ended jam.

Take it or leave it, nothing essential in this show
Score: 0

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