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Performances Song History


Music/Lyrics: Anastasio

Vocals: Trey

Debut: 1986-10-15

Historian: Mockingbird Staff

Last Update: 2011-07-07

This lovely tune tells the sad but empowering story of a dejected soul who, over the course of a daytime drive, finds all sorts of fascinating substances in his body’s various orifices and crevices. The music is tap-your-foot fun even if the lyrics are elementary school-like naughtiness drivel. “Lushington” is more interesting for what it begat. The song featured a tightly composed, instrumental bridge that Trey eventually revivified from this discarded tune and inserted it into the ever-growing “Fluff’s Travels.” “The Chase,” as it came to be known, is a full member of “Fluffhead,” appearing in the Junta version and in all live versions since.

Versions of "Lushington" vary from the full fecal onslaughts delivered on 10/15/864/29/87 and 8/29/87 to the abbreviated versions that can be found on 5/11/87 or 9/2/87. These abbreviated versions do not contain lyrics (silent but violent, if you will) and actually start with "The Chase," veer into a jam based on the "Lushington" chords and, whether coincidently or not, all segue into "Possum." As a result, some fans have labelled these versions as "The Chase" -> "Lushington." However, it appears that "The Chase" was still a part of "Lushington" at this time, as it would not appear independently until 10/14/87 (over a month after the last known "Lushington"). Despite the fact that it hasn’t been played since 9/2/87, “Lushington” has acquired somewhat of a cult following. In fact, as early as 8/21/87, one fan yells several times for the song – a wish that ends up unfulfilled. 

"Lushington" -> "Possum" – 5/20/87 Shelburne, VT

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PhanArt Reply
PhanArt prepare for a bustout, summer 2014
Score: 15
oddtree33 Reply
@PhanArt said:
prepare for a bustout, summer 2014

::: you called this! well done! :::
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Chris_VV Reply
Except that Alumni was played on the Summer Tour 2011...
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commonthief Reply
The set tonight appears to be spelling Lushington?
Score: 2
kellaferr24 Reply
kellaferr24 This is happening right now! Dicks!
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RikersGhost Reply
Score: 2
PhanArt Reply
PhanArt so this happened... but wait for New Years Eve!
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EhKay Reply
What does "full fecal onslaughts" mean?
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jlong702 Reply
Ha ha ha !
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greenginandsand Reply
they're gonna spell lushington> possum (second set)
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SpreadEagle Reply
@PhanArt said:
Lushington, as well as Alumni Blues, were not performed on the Summer Tour 2011
You are correct. Alumni blues was played the summer before in Camden!
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PhanArt Reply
PhanArt Lushington, as well as Alumni Blues, were not performed on the Summer Tour 2011
Score: 1
RikersGhost Reply
RikersGhost Hit the nail on the head with this one.... anyone got any dabzzz?? I just love trey lol
Score: -2
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