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Link Monday, 07/25/1988
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Bold As Love, Light UpLight Up Or Leave Me Alone, Fluffhead

Set 2: Skin It Back, Harpua, BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars, Sanity

Encore: Icculus, Camel Walk

Teases:
· Theme from The Flintstones tease in Big Black Furry Creature from Mars
· Sanity tease in Camel Walk

Average Song Gap: 16.25

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

Notes: These versions of Icculus and Sanity appear on the Junta re-release. During Icculus, Trey screamed "This is Red Rocks. This is The Edge!" Sanity was jokingly attributed to Jimmy Buffet. BBFCFM featured a tease of the Flintstones theme and Camel Walk contained a Sanity tease from Mike. This setlist is incomplete.

Song Distribution:
3 Junta

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1988 Tour."

TheEmu Phish.net Staff , attached to 1988-07-25 Permalink
TheEmu For as little as is on this recording, it's pretty interesting and fun. I liked the Skin It Back jam, and BBFCFM was typically hilarious. When they get to the final chorus, Mike literally screams "THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO SING ALONG!!! I CAN'T EVEN HEAR YOU!!!" We all know about the Sanity and Icculus (one of the great all-time Icculuses). I also love the fact that Trey asks the crowd "Do you want to hear a stupid song, or--" and is cut off by the cheers for a stupid song. Oh, I forgot the Harpua, as well, which substitutes Paul for Jimmy and throws in a crawfish along with the goldfish. OK, so maybe I'm just a sucker for these old-time antics, but I gotta go 4 stars, here. If you don't like it, then THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO RATE ALONG!!!! I CAN'T EVEN SEE YOU RATING!!!!
Score: 4
cjfphan21 , attached to 1988-07-25 Permalink
cjfphan21 Audio quality on the spreadsheet is pretty good. It's too bad there's no first set. Skin it Back is executed well. Mike sounds so much younger (well, he is, but you know what I mean). Harpua is fun, but seems a little rough around the edges toward the beginning. BBFCFM and Camel Walk are both good. Sanity isn't by Jimmy Buffet...crazy guys, but it is f***ing awesome, top it off with some great "Good night" banter and you got yoself a stew baby! Well, not a stew, but a very funny set closer. If you've never heard this Sanity or Icculus, do it now!

THIS IS RED ROCKS!!! THIS IS THE EDGE!!!

I can only logically give this 4 stars.
Score: 1
dscott , attached to 1988-07-25 Permalink
It's too bad that the 1st set doesn't circulate, but what we have is a strong 2nd set + encore from the young Phish. Skin It Back is tastefully played and sung. Harpua is a bit rough in spots, but notable for Jimmy's rejecting a crawfish and a "halibut-fish" in addition to a goldfish. BBFCM is a manic screamfest! All sorts of playful antics, including a punk-fast rip through the Flinstones theme. Sanity is odd, as it should be. The encore break includes a joking recitation of the first few lines from John Denver's "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," before Trey asks the audience if they want to hear a "stupid song." The audience responds enthusiastically in the affirmative! Icculus is brilliantly stupid, as usual. A standard Camel Walk struts its stuff to end the festivities.

All in all, it's a worthwhile ~40 minute listen for anyone who enjoys the playful, intentionally juvenile side of Phish.
Score: 0

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