Tweezer

, comment by kipmat
kipmat http://forum.phish.net/forum/permalink/1377202537

It's kind of weird/funny to hear Trey start playing that oh-so-familiar riff on his guitar, and the tape capturing one lone voice shouting a "woo!" of recognition. Those were the days... Early versions of Tweezer featured the band singing with rather deranged voices, including Fishman flexing his rawk vocal chops. There are also a few random "Tweez-ahhh"s, seemingly from all four band members. These guys clearly have some affection for this new tune, and they have also been rehearsing it a lot - listen to how relatively structured the jam is following "Uncle Ebeneezer", and how they quickly fall back onto the beat afterwards. Trey immediately starts the jam out with a tasty rock riff, but he doesn't noodle, and he leaves plenty of space for the other three (Mike's bass is low as usual on this SBD, but Page's piano and Fish's drums shine with clarity). Throughout the jam, you can hear Fishman moaning into his microphone, which turns into anguished cries as the tension builds. When they hit the big E chord after the 8:00 mark, the yelling sounds like the boys are on an amusement park ride. These early versions have a false ending after the "winding down" section, where the band restarts the tune, then ends it suddenly, a feature of the song until it was recorded for A Picture Of Nectar. The band muffs the very end, however, leading to an audible chuckle from Fishman (gotta love that guy).
 
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