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Link Monday, 06/20/1988
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, PeachesPeaches en Regalia, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Fluffhead[1], BagAC/DC Bag > LizardsThe Lizards

Set 2: Halley'sHalley's Comet -> Wilson, Ya Mar -> Jam[2], IDKI Didn't Know[3]

Set 3: Sneakin' SallySneakin' Sally Through the Alley, Tela, Fee, GolgiGolgi Apparatus, Satin Doll[4] > 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train > Possum, Curtis LoewThe Ballad of Curtis Loew, BowieDavid Bowie

[1] Lyrics changed to "sure got some Betty Davis eyes."
[2] Jah Roy on vocals.
[3] Fish on trombone.
[4] First known Phish performance.

Teases:
· One Love, Three Little Birds, and Stir It Up quotes in Jam
· Theme from The Flintstones tease in Take the 'A' Train

Noteworthy Jams: Ya Mar (highly recommended), Jam (highly recommended), Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley, David Bowie

Average Song Gap: 7.53

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Jah Roy (Guest)

Notes: This show featured the first known Phish performance of Satin Doll.  Fluffhead's lyrics were changed to "sure got some Betty Davis eyes" and the song later contained a "Get up John-Boy" quote (in reference to The Waltons). The jam out of Ya Mar featured Jah Roy on vocals. During the jam, Jah Roy quoted lines from many famous reggae tunes, including One Love, Three Little Birds, and Stir It Up. I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. A-Train featured a Flintstones theme tease from Trey. This setlist is likely incomplete.

Song Distribution:
5 Junta
5 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday
3 The White Tape
1 Stash

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1988 Tour."

TheEmu Phish.net Staff , attached to 1988-06-20 Permalink
TheEmu You absolutely have to love the excellent Slave, Peaches, YEM that starts this recording. The YEM totally rages! Fluff gets a little mangled, but contains references to "Betty Davis Eyes" and the Waltons, and the jam is rip-tastic. Interesting AC/DC Bag with a nice > into Lizards, although the Lizards is fairly rough. Halley's is amusingly awful from a lyrical perspective, but there's actually a short but very cool jam and great -> into a cool Wilson. Very nice! Then it's time for the real treat: A Ya Mar that segues straight into a 20 minute reggae jam with Jah Roy! I loved the reggae jam, it was a lot of fun. There are a couple of nice moments in the rest of the recording, including a nice vocal jam in Sneakin' Sally and quite the interesting 16 minute Bowie excursion, as well as Possum played with a shuffle tempo. I will say, though, that after hearing Tela in "Shadow of Wilson's Castle" style, I can see that Time Turns Elastic is not the first time Trey's put something together that sounds forced and awkward to my ears. Nevertheless, I totally enjoyed this show. I'm going to go 4 stars, even though I could probably argue myself into 5, it was that enjoyable. To quote Jah Roy, "Phish nice, Phish nice!"
Score: 1

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