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Link Oysterhead, Thursday, 05/04/2000
Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA

Set 1: I Am Oysterhead[1], Mr. Oysterhead[1], Jam > Rubberneck Lions[1], Owner of the World[2], Blue Ginger[1], Happiness in My Pants[1] > Wildwood Weed[1] > Happiness in My Pants[1], Sinkin' Down[1], Pseudo Suicide[1]

Encore: Immigrant Song[1], The Israelites[1], All Day and All of the Night[1], House of the Rising Sun[1]

[1] Oysterhead debut.
[2] Oysterhead debut; dedicated to Fishman.

Notes: This debut Oysterhead performance was part of the “Superfly Presents” annual series that runs concurrent the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. “Owner of the World” was dedicated to Fish, who ran on stage and bowed. “Pseudo Suicide” included lyrical quotes from Primus’ “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver” and Phish’s “Reba.” All three musicians were wearing white jumpsuits. As this was the first public performance of Oysterhead, all songs are Oysterhead debuts.

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Les Claypool, Stewart Copeland

Frizz , attached to 2000-05-04 Permalink
Frizz Primitive tunes. This is by far one of my favorite shows ever. The banter, the jamming, and the all around comradery between all performers is golden.
Score: 1
Abe_Froman , attached to 2000-05-04 Permalink
Abe_Froman Lots of hype surrounding this show before it happened. Matt Groening, Francis Ford Coppola, Jon Fishman in attendance, among others. As Claypool talked about towards the end of the set, tickets were going for a ton on ebay.

Musically? Not bad. The jam into Rubbernecking Lions is "Pink Floydish", and Trey's finger picking on "Blue Ginger" is quite nice, in the same mold as "Inlaw Josie Wales".

I'd listen to shows from their fall 2001 tour if you want GOOD Oysterhead, but this one's cool for the excitement of the first time.
Score: 0

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