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Link Friday, 09/14/1990
The Living Room, Providence, RI

Set 1: SuzySuzy Greenberg, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, LandladyThe Landlady, Reba, Paul and Silas, Stash, Dinner and a Movie, IDKI Didn't Know[1] > Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Set 2: Asse FestivalThe Asse Festival, CoilThe Squirming Coil > Buried Alive > Tweezer[2], Magilla, Cavern, LizardsThe Lizards, DestinyDestiny Unbound[3], Fire

Encore: Goin' Down Slow

[1] Fish on trombone.
[2] Three Charlie Chan signals as well as Popeye, Random Laugh and Oom Pa Pa signals.
[3] Debut.

Noteworthy Jams: Reba, Tweezer

Average Song Gap: 4.1

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

Notes: Tweezer included three Charlie Chan signals as well as Popeye, Random Laugh and Oom Pa Pa signals. Fish was introduced by Trey as “Red Doughnut Man.” This show included the debut of Destiny Unbound.

Song Distribution:
5 A Picture of Nectar
3 Lawn Boy
2 Stash
1 Junta
1 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1990 Tour."

DemandOpener , attached to 1990-09-14 Permalink
DemandOpener This is a pretty enjoyable show. Phish 1990 is finally starting to round into form and is playing all the new material very deftly. There are a lot of songs established in 1990 to enjoy from this show. That being said, the first set is fairly average, and the real highlights come in the second set.

The Tweezer played here is definitely one of the best early versions of the song, containing tons of the newly introduced secret language. The jam isn't half-bad either, a grungy aggressive affair with lots of secret language sprinkled in. Definitely an early highlight in a long career of amazing jams for Tweezer.

Following Magilla is the debut of the new, more tasteful Cavern lyrics that will be a joy for me to listen to for the rest of time. I personally am glad that "a penile erector" went away forever.

Destiny Unbound! The best song Phish never plays made it's debut in this show and would only be played through the end of 1991 before disappearing forever!(?!?!?) This version of the song is a bit unusual; apart from being a debut, Trey utilizes these odd staccato plucks on the guitar before taking a brief solo, and the jam almost sounds early-Type-II-Tweezer-like until heading back to the head.

The show ends with an average Fire and a song I don't really care for, Goin' Down Slow. Fortunately, it goes away following this show, so I guess I enjoyed it while it lasted...kind of like Phish 1990. 3 stars.
Score: 1

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