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Performances Song History

Fire Up the Ganja

Music: Mickey Hart

Lyrics: Robert Hunter

Vocals: Phish and Lambís Bread

Debut: 1985-03-04

Historian: Mockingbird Staff

This Rastafarian rendition of “Fire on the Mountain” is known to have occurred only twice in Phish history – on 3/4/85 and 4/19/85 – each time with members of Lamb’s Bread. With lyrics that parody Hunter’s original words providing an obvious thematic spin, this tune has gone down in Phish history as one of the band’s most irreverent (but least heard) covers.

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Looking_For_Owls Reply
Looking_For_Owls This is indeed not a phish song. As the song history states, it was only performed with members of Lamb's Bread because it was they who played thus song as part of their repertoire. See the movie "A Band Called Death" for the intriguing story behind Lamb's Bread.
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