Trey sang verses through megaphone.
 Without microphones.
 Simpsons signal.
 Debut; Fish on acoustic guitar.
Suzy included a Jimmy Olsen’s Blues tease (with a lone lyric from Trey) and Reba and YEM included Eleanor Rigby teases. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Before Antelope, Trey explained the concept of the Big Ball Jam to the crowd. Antelope contained several Bathtub Gin teases and a Simpsons signal. This show marked the debut of Faht, which featured Fish on acoustic guitar.
Fourth show of the Fall Tour picks up where the third left off. Knocking the rust off and polishing new songs. They are really hitting their stride already and have tightened up their sound considerably. This is a good Page show. Average audience recording.
Nice Buried Alive to open up. Followed by a good Oh Kee Pa>Suzy. Page is on fire already! Fee is ok. The megaphone gets the feedback going so Trey and the band back off to make it really dynamic. Right into a sweet Maze. Page, again, rips it up. Reba is good. I expected a little rust but, nope. Sparkle is pretty standard. Horn is good tonight. No real problems. ATR is great. Very tight and fast. Gin is a nice bust out, though unfinished. I feel like I haven't heard this one in a while. This might be the first Gin jam like this I've heard too. It abruptly gets cut off leading me to think equipment problem or broken string. So into a nice Adeline we go. The crowd does pretty well with the shushing until Trey actually uses the megaphone to say "shut the F up!" leading to laughter. Trey then explains the Big Ball Jam. Then a great Antelope closer complete with Gin teases like Trey wants to finish it. Solid first set.
They blow the opening and ending of Axilla but, it's new. Trey admits the end was his fault. Fishman thought he lost his mind. My Friend is still a little tentative in the intro but the song itself is great. My Sweet One is good. Page, again, rips it! Tweezer brings the funk hard tonight complete with Ball Jam too. Very dynamic showing the direction they are going with their music. Tela is beautiful. I expected more rusty spots in this one. YEM on the other hand has Trey struggling in the begining. The vocal jam is awesome. And then we have another first timer for Fishman with the debut of Faht in lieu of the usual cover song with vacuum. Done with the backing track off the Nectar album. Golgi has some rusty spots from Mike and then an inexplicable exchange between Trey and Fish at the end where again the megaphone comes out and Trey says to forget it until they finish the song. Not sure what the deal was there. Oh well, an ending is an ending. Not too bad of a set.
Great encores. Page absolutely rips Bold as Love! And Trey does too. Way better than the first bust out a few shows ago. Well done. Again the crowd responds well to the shushing and gets the Carolina which was teased earlier before Adeline. Tweeprise is fitting and rocking. Great end to a fine show.
They are really turning up the heat in their playing four days in. Just a few rough spots tonight.
Just heard this for the first time yesterday and I pretty pumped that I did. I really liked the Buried Alive into Oh Kee Pah, for me it kind of started out the show relaxed so the atmosphere sounded pretty informal which is cool. Suzy was wicked tight and Fee put things in a jazzy mood and trey on the megaphone is always classic. The transition from Fee into Maze stuck out to me, I thought it sounded fluid and then they rocked out on Maze. All Things Considered was a good placement here right before Gin and even though it took them a little to work out the kinks in that jam Gin ended up being a really interesting one. Antelope was a spectacular closer, need not say anymore.
Set Two was what brought the house down. Axilla sounded really full and Trey saying Fish was mad at him for fucking up the ending made me crack up. Epic solo from Trey on My Friend, My Friend and then came the Tweezer. Took a while for it too really come into it's own but the Tweezer was out of this world. Literally took me into another dimension. After Tela cooled things down a bit YEM stole the show, especially when Trey busts out the Eleanor Rigby tease one last time and they just run with it for a while. Fish on acoustic guitar for the debut of Faht brought some comic relief before the closed the second set with a Golgi to be remembered for ages. Nothing new or exciting just played really tight and passionate like a good Golgi.
Bold as Love is a tough one for me to enjoy just because I love the studio version by Hendrix Experience but it kind of fit the mood here. Then a neat Carolina came before tying it full circle with Tweezer reprise.
I've almost listened to my 50th show and most of them have been from after '93 but this is a key show to hear for early 1.0
DollarBill does a nice job of reviewing the show, so I won't give a blow-by-blow to avoid repeating what's already been said. However, I did want to emphasize the highlights. For me Fall '92 is a very interesting time in the band's history. Some great new songs are introduced and you can hear a marked difference in the band's performance level. It's also a time period that really demonstrates the band's goofiness.
The Maze in the first set is fantasitc. Trey really rips his solo and Page does a really nice job too. Reba has a great jam, which includes a 40-second or so Eleanor Rigby tease. The Gin is also nice and has an interesting jam section where the band seems to break down the music and starts to dissolve into what I would refer to as controlled chaos. The first set is finished off with a raging Antelope that contains a Gin tease.
Axilla is a fun opener albeit a little rough. It's new, so it's understandable. The Tweezer is great and has Big Ball Jam in the middle. I think Tweezer is a good song for a BBJ. It doesn't seem to interupt the flow of the song as much as it does in other tunes and this version is a pretty good example of that. There's a tease in Tweezer that I can't seem to identify and it is driving me crazy. If anybody knows, please post a review. YEM has a rough start, but they really straigthen it out and the jam is very good and contains another Eleanor Rigby tease. Axl Rose makes an appearance for the YEM vocal jam - funny stuff.
What a fantastic show this is! Phish had played Ithaca before this but this is the first and only show at Cornell. Yes not Barton Hall but damn well close enough!
A sleek segue into Maze. Hilarious banter as Trey tells the audience to "Shut the f*** up!" before Sweet Adeline (wish they did that more often). A very unique and jammy (for this era) Tweezer with a Big Ball Jam center. Especially strong YEM (I like the arpeggios over the cymbal section, wish trey did that more) and the first Faht!
The boys played Ithaca a lot at the Haunt. I do believe this is their only show at Cornell and as a Dead Fan its pretty cool to hear them play here. they for sure know the legend of Barton Hall 5/8/77 . if you're not a Dead fan listen to the second set and you will be.
Buried =Oh Kee Pa=Suzy all were high energy.
You can tell Trey is pumped when he starts the Fee verse without the mega phone at first and remembers half way then the band backs off as he sings the verses. nice fee into maze which they've done a few times.
This MAze starts on fire. Trey strums alittle harde and Fish is drumming with purpose. Page's solo is deep and dark with him and mike feeding each other. The whole band is on fire . Their sound is hug then trey comes thru with a sick display of guitar work. He is loud piercing and locked with Fish. Page adding accents and the maze chords makes this a classic!
I love old Reba's becaus ethe song is sooo strange for its time. This is a perfectly played orchestrated part. Trey is loud and clear and those wierd chords are out front and his atonal genius is front and center
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