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Link Tuesday, 09/13/1988
Sam's Tavern, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Walk Away, Funky Bitch, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Flat Fee, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Wilson > PeachesPeaches en Regalia, GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Set 2: Ride Captain Ride, Boogie OnBoogie On Reggae Woman, Cities > DEGDave's Energy Guide > Cities, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, Fluffhead

Set 3: Jam, Andy's Chest[1] -> BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars -> DEGDave's Energy Guide -> BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars, Sanity -> Jam[2], Fire

[1] First known Phish performance.
[2] Fish on vacuum; first known public occurrence of Fish playing the vacuum.

· Dave's Energy Guide and Dave's Energy Guide teases in Cities

Average Song Gap: 18

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

Notes: The second set listing might be incomplete, as the recordings that circulate cut during Fluffhead. Cities contained teases of DEG (both before and after DEG was performed). The jam out of Sanity was around ten minutes long, and may have been the first time Fish used the vacuum on stage. This show also marked the only known Phish performance of Andy’s Chest. Ride Captain Ride was played for the first time since March 23, 1987 (107 shows).

Song Distribution:
3 Junta
2 The White Tape
1 Stash
1 Lawn Boy
1 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1988 Tour."

TheEmu , attached to 1988-09-13 Permalink
TheEmu The YEM here starts out pretty laid back....waaaaay laid back, actually...but builds to a pretty solid ending. The McGrupp is actually pretty darn good, and thankfully spares us the trombone solo (love ya, Fish!). Man, Wilson -> Peaches with Trey "singing" the opening drum roll is just fucking cool! Loved that! Some lyrical problems during Ride Capt. Ride, and Trey is suddenly WAY low in the mix. Boogie On Reggae Woman may or may not have been played in response to someone yelling about aborigine women, but who knows. Cities -> DEG -> Cities is what it usually is, and the Antelope starts to get outta control in a wonky kinda way, but pretty much gets reined back in. Fluff is basic in its Fluffiness, so, all in all, I think this is a pretty basic show, with the exception of the Wilson -> Peaches which I found to be cool. Three stars.
Score: 2
westbrook , attached to 1988-09-13 Permalink
westbrook First of all, the SBD recording is pretty good but a little hissy. GTBT from the first set and the entire third set are missing. So, this review is only for the first two sets. This show has lots of covers, in fact, there are as many covers as originals in the first two sets. Walk Away and Funky Bitch open the show in fine fashion. YEM is a little loose, but the jam is nice. Flat Fee is snappy; Page sounds really good here and in the following McGrupp. Wilson> Peaches en Regalia is where this show gets really interesting. Instead of Trey doing BLAT BOOM, he sings the opening drum roll to Peaches which starts the song. I know this segue happened on a number of occasions in the 80s, but it's very fun when you're not expecting it. I thought Ride Captain Ride had a very good little jam. This is the last Boogie on Reggae Woman until 12/7/97, and although, it's not super funky like the later versions, it does feature a nice solo from Page. Cities> DEG> Cities is another highlight. It's a full on DEG jam. Run like an Antelope is solid, and I really liked the intro section. Fluffhead is ok, but the recording cuts before the end of it. I thought this show was pretty fun and interesting, especially Wilson> Peaches, Ride Captain Ride, and Cities> DEG> Cities. 4 Stars.
Score: 1

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