The Other One
Original Artist: Grateful Dead
Original Album: Anthem of the Sun (1968)
Historian: Mark Toscano, Phillip Zerbo (pzerbo)
An homage to the adventurous Neal Cassady and “adventure” in general, “The Other One” is known to have been covered by Phish on only one occasion (5/3/85, Page’s first show), though it is possible that it was a more regular part of the band’s early repertoire than we know. Coming out of an early “Antelope” jam, “The Other One” performed by Phish was based on Bob Weir’s contribution to the “That’s it for the Other One” suite that opens the Dead’s second album. The only other known hint of this tune in Phish's history was during a jam in the 11/23/85 “Whipping Post.” While quickly abandoned by Phish, there are far more recent and notable versions of the tune featuring Phish members. The 4/17/99 Phil and Phriends show with Trey and Page contained a serious “Other One” jam out of the second set “Dark Star,” though this was abruptly abandoned by Phil. More complete versions by Phil & Friends with Trey can be found on 2/12/06 (Beacon Theatre), 7/6/06 (Jones Beach), and 10/28/06 (Vegoose at Night series in Las Vegas).
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