Thursday 07/19/2012 by tmwsiy


A bit after 19 minutes, the effervescent Dave's Energy Guide starts to grow out of the jam. This hadn't been seen in it's full glory in 479 shows (3/8/91). It, of course, had been teased plenty of times including as recently as six days before in Canandaigua, NY (Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center). The band eventually hops back into Tweezer. Towards 25 minutes, a full on type II jam emerges and Mike begins playing a bassline that sounds very similar to the Mario theme song although many would likely say that is crazy.

Right before we hit the 28th minute, The Breeder's "Cannonball" grows out of the music. The band eventually slows it down as Trey plays a chord repeatedly and the wonderous jam eventually comes to an end.

Thanks to Dave (again!) for uploading this with some quality audio.

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, comment by Mikesgroover
Mikesgroover This is a mind-blowing piece of improvisational Phish, one of the underappreciated highlights of Space Camp '95. To me this is the kind of adventurous, jump-off-the-edge risk taking I miss in 3.0.

I remember attending this show and seeing kind of a next wave of younger fans inside. A lot of suburban high school kids had their minds melted at this show. Thanks for the video, I never imagined one would turn up.
, comment by zipriderson
zipriderson sounded like the beginnig of Free at 14:30, with hints of a Theme from the Bottom peak. .good stuff.
, comment by Posterdog
Posterdog Gets pretty eclectic at about 19:30, love this jam.
, comment by Fluffyfluffyhead
Fluffyfluffyhead @Posterdog said:
Gets pretty eclectic at about 19:30, love this jam.
That would be the DEG :)
, comment by ledzepmaster
ledzepmaster Holy Balls.... Page is incredible.
, comment by lovedontfalter
lovedontfalter i remember, at the time, this version of tweezer, this particular night, i think it was the first time Phish scared the shit out of me. I think I turned to my friend one time and said, "dude, i have no idea what's going on right now" and i was only stoned.
, comment by ccsuphanner
ccsuphanner It's jams like this that make the band's 1995 Summer Tour their most experimental to date. Great choice.
, comment by Faht1
Faht1 I can't believe it's been 17 years!
, comment by Slothberries
Slothberries holy crap! i was at this show!!! show number 2 for me. wow
, comment by nichobert
nichobert Is there any real reason that Cannonball isn't on the setlist from this show? I haven't listened to Bomb Factory in awhile, but did they play much more of it than they do in this one? I had totally forgotten that they sung some of it in this one..Which is weird because I listened to it like two weeks ago and was raving about it to friends.

I don't know if anyone else feels the same way..but I recently grabbed every 1995 show off of Phishows, and I was pretty amazed at the average sound quality. 6/17 from Bristow being the only one that was well below par that I can remember. I don't remember the 1995 tapes sounding this good back in the day. Maybe its because I got crappy high generation B&Ps and these come from sources closer to the actual source, but still.. just seems like I ignored a lot of 1995 in the past decade or so because I had some bad burns, but I'm super happy to have them all now.

Can't wait to dig into...Wait for it....1996! I never gave this year a fair shake. Can't wait to digest it.
, comment by tmwsiy
tmwsiy @nichobert said:
Is there any real reason that Cannonball isn't on the setlist from this show?
Tweezer[2] >

[2] Cannonball jam.

It is?
, comment by mgouker
mgouker Thank you for posting! I'm looking forward to watching this.
, comment by andychatfield
andychatfield My first show!

, comment by nichobert
nichobert Yea I'm saying though, bomb factory has Cannonball in the actual set list, not in the notations. Relistening to it though, Bomb Factory had a lot more of the song, and really. A verse and chorus of a song should elevate it over Cannonball Jam to Cannonball on that set list, IMO. Probably 18 years too late on that discussion though
, comment by Hugger
Hugger Wow! I forgot how much I love the little piece of music that is 'Dave's Energy Guide.' Thanks for refreshing my memory with this Jones Beach version. Mud Island and Canandaigua seem to over shadow this one when I think about Summer '95 Tweezer's, but now i'm not so sure.
, comment by yanzlow
yanzlow Also my First show! I had NO IDEA what was going on. It was a little scary, a little uncomfortable, pretty fun, and I came out feeling like a million bucks, and a fairly awed at what just happened. just like a first time should be! Thanks for posting this!
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