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Link Sunday, 10/01/1989
The Front, Burlington, VT

Set 1: AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues > McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Who Do? We Do! > GolgiGolgi Apparatus, HoodHarry Hood > The Chase > Wilson > Foam, Ya Mar, Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SuzySuzy Greenberg > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 2: BagAC/DC Bag > MSOMy Sweet One > Reba[1], Dinner and a Movie > Bundle of Joy > Possum, YEMYou Enjoy Myself > If I Only Had a Brain, Contact, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, LizardsThe Lizards

Encore: Highway to Hell[2]

[1] Debut. No whistling.
[2] First known Phish performance.

· Purple Haze tease in Suzy Greenberg
· Theme from The Brady Bunch tease in Possum
· I'm a Man tease in Run Like an Antelope

Noteworthy Jams: Reba, Possum

Average Song Gap: 2.83

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

Notes: Trey teased Purple Haze in Suzy. I'm A Man in Antelope, and the Brady Bunch theme in Possum. Trey dedicated the debut performance of Reba to the “Spirit of Nancy.” Reba did not have the whistling ending. This show also marked the first known Phish performance of Highway to Hell.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1989 Tour."

DollarBill , attached to 1989-10-01 Permalink
DollarBill This is a pretty decent recording of an all ages show at the Front, though there are quite a few cuts between songs.

First set had a nice average Alumni>LTJP. McGrupp was also kind of average and had its end chopped going into the weird transition to Who Do We Do as again the parts of Fluff are taken back apart and interspersed throughout the show. Not sure why the boys decided to do that in the fall of ’89? Anyways…that led awkwardly into an average Golgi. Hood was pretty nice and gave way to another chunk of music with a weird Chase segment. This ended into a nice rocking Wilson. Foam was average; this one is still sort of new and really hard to play. Ya Mar was a nice groovy break, Oh Kee Pa > Suzy is starting to become a regular thing and these were both good. Antelope was a rocking closer to a pretty good first set.

Second Set starts off with a solid Bag. This one is starting to get its signature rock ending. My Sweet One is still new and a little tentative, but good. Wow!! The first version of Reba is really different. The arrangement is all over the place, including a disco segment! Dinner was good and was strangely followed by Bundle of Joy, then into a rocking Possum. YEM was pretty average for this time period, but includes a nice end Jam and great vocal jam. Fish ironically struggles to remember the lyrics to Brain, complete with a vacuum solo. Mike gets a late second set call with a lazy, laid back Contact. Great funky brake down in the middle. Melt was pretty weak, but its still pretty new also. Lizards also lacked a little, but it was late and they sounded a little tired.

A rocking Highway to Hell closes up the night nicely.

Pretty rocking show for fall of ’89, check this one out just for the first Reba!
Score: 2
fatkidswag , attached to 1989-10-01 Permalink
Part of Mike's You Enjoy Myself vocal jam sounds like like Boing Boom Tschak by Kraftwerk.

I like the vocal jams usually, but they have even more appeal when you can recognize (or you think you can recognize) they are very cool.
Score: 0

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