, attached to 1988-03-12

Review by CraigSKnowlton

CraigSKnowlton This was the first Phish tape that I ever owned. I initially heard it during the summer of 1994, when I was 14 years old. I'd just flown into Montrose, CO where a friend's family picked me up to drive us to Telluride for the week. My friend played this tape in the car, and the Gamehenge narration and "The Lizards," especially, was unlike anything I'd ever heard. Until that point, I'd never been exposed to any non-album songs besides seeing Phish at Sunfest in Florida a few months earlier. They were already my favorite band, but exposure to this mythology struck a chord with my bookish nature and truly deepened my relationship with Phish's music.

When we arrived in Telluride, Phish's visits in '88, '90, and '91 were still a strong part of local kids' collective memories. Everyone we met loved them, and the San Juan Mountain town seemed a living part of Phish lore.

This is perhaps the most complete live Gamehenge narration available--and the bonus of hearing them play Charles Mingus' "Jump Monk" makes this a must download.


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