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Link Friday, 10/27/1995
Wing's Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI

Set 1: Runaway Jim, Fluffhead, Taste That Surrounds, Horn, IDKI Didn't Know, Rift, Stash, Fee -> Suspicious Minds > HYHUHold Your Head Up

Set 2: 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > BowieDavid Bowie, Dog Faced Boy, Poor Heart > Simple > McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Keyboard Army, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Possum[1]

Encore: Life on Mars?

[1] Simpsons, Oom Pa Pa, and All Fall Down signals in intro.

Teases:
· Beat It tease in Possum

Noteworthy Jams: Simple

Average Song Gap: 5.05

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

Notes: The Possum intro contained Simpsons, Oom Pa Pa, and All Fall Down signals and Beat It teases.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1995 Fall Tour."

FlaxBandit , attached to 1995-10-27 Permalink
For those out there who love to hear some of those all time classic jams, this show has probably my favorite David Bowie. My friends and I would refer to this as the "Satantic Chant Bowie" the reason for which becomes very obvious when listening. This jam segment starts with a slightly evil riff and a mumbling chant being repeated by Trey to amazing key counterpoints from Page. The back and forth is really stunning and melts away into a gorgeous lilting melody accompanied by crooning in a more traditional Bowie breakdown segment. The build up is brooding and dark and rounds out into a traditional but rousing Bowie ending.

This Bowie is the only part of this show I really go back to listen to but it is up there among my most favorite versions.
Score: 1
JOEB7891 , attached to 1995-10-27 Permalink
This was my first Phish show. I just remember Trey head banging and kicking ass this whole show.
Runaway Jim had a lot of energy and the Fluffhead was great. Suspicious minds was super funny.
I loved the Christmas lights under the cape. Its seemed like the could not play this Elvis song any faster they they play it faster and then they did it again. The 2001>Bowie was great. There is some spooky rambling by Trey in the jam. Keyboard Calvary was fun to watch I was very confused by this.
Great first show I could not have asked for more then on to the Palace the next night!
Score: 0
Split_Open_My_Face , attached to 1995-10-27 Permalink
This was my start to Fall '95, and would be the smallest venue I would see them this year.

My recollections of the music are fleeting, but I do have direct memories of highlights. The first set Jim, Fluff was killer, and in such a small room, very powerful. The main thing I recall is the Suspicious Minds with Fishman sporting his cape. Good stuff. Overall, not sure the first set is worth the bother going back for a listen.

The second set on the other hand is for sure worth checking out. Besides that middle set Poor Heart, there is a great flow to the set, with a little bit of darkness/weirdness underneath the surface. I think it was a precursor to the next night.

The 2001>Bowie is the heat, with Bowie leading us down the rabbit hole, finding Fishman at the bottom as Trey sings us a story about the Dog Faced Boy. The next segment of Simple>McGrupp was again, a nice run through the rock, and the weirdness. This was my first McGrupp, so it was a shining moment of the set for me. To have that melt into Keyboard Army was very cool. Being so close to the band, it was fun to watch them do their keyboard thing, and the music added to the slightly eerie feel of the set. The old school Possums with big intro's filled with signals was icing on the cake! Me and my buddy fell down during the signal and it was funny to see people looking at us, because not a lot participated. A Life On Mars? encore! Yes, and it was magical, and a great way to send us off to Detroit.

This is a solid little show, as were most in mid-to-late October '95 on the way to Chicago.
Score: 0

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