The Paradise, Boston, MA
Set 1: Possum, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, GolgiGolgi Apparatus > DividedDivided Sky, BagAC/DC Bag, If I Only Had a Brain, 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train, BowieDavid Bowie
· Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer tease in Possum
Average Song Gap: 1.7
Notes: This setlist is incomplete and is out of order. The only recording in circulation is a mix of songs from the show, which features Hydrogen brutally cut out of the Mike’s Groove. This setlist is in the order in which those songs appear on the mix. (The mix also includes several songs from the Paradise show on January 26, 1989.) Possum contained a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer tease, which raises the question – were these songs really performed in March 1989? David Bowie closed the first set. Before Brain, someone introduced Fish – or is it Phish – as being “from Bogota, Columbia.” It is therefore possible that Brain opened this show, which would be the only (known) time that Brain opened a show.
Songs by Debut Year:
This show was part of the "1989 Tour."
I'd say this is definitely out of order. Nothing really worth going out of your way to listen to, unless maybe you're trying to hear every time Fish did If I Only Had a Brain. Here's a quick rundown:
Decent/Okay: Possum, 'Paug (once it gets going), Golgi, Sky, Brain, A Train
Trey absolutely butchers the Bowie lyrics (sounds nit picky, but it really was bad) and beyond that it's not very tight on the whole. It's the same story with Mike's and the jam seems to kind of stall out in the beginning. Even once it gets going it's not anything great - just okay. I'm gonna go with 1 star. Not really worth your time, IMHO.