, attached to 1994-12-01

Review by Penn42

Penn42 This second set was some of the very first live Phish I ever heard. My best friend Kyle and I discovered Phish together around 6th grade. Kyle had brought them up because he knew his dad had been to a few shows, so we decided to check them out. The first song we heard was "Farmhouse", which was atop the iTunes list for Phish songs. We enjoyed it and left it at that. Then a coulpe weeks later we were at the public library checking out some CD's and I happened to come across A Picture of Nectar. It was total coincidence; I got it. We both really dug it. Our obsession continued to grow with time (though Kyle has since lost interest, unfortunately) and when his dad found out I was getting into them, he burned me two CD's. One was a compilation of tracks from Summer '91 with the Giant Country Horns, I listened to that a lot. The other was this second set.

The first time I listened to this second set I had hardly heard any live stuff material the band, much less live experimental shit from Fall '94. Besides the GCH mix-CD and 12.11.97, which I had somehow discovered on my own (at the time, the only thing I listened to alot from 12.11.97 was Roses, I was a big Ween fan), I had only listened to studio tracks. Honestly, I didn't like this set that much. I didn't get the Tweezer jam and I thought BBFCFM was dumb. I wasn't ready.

Needless to say, after my Phish knowledge expanded, I revisited this show and this second set has since become one of my favorite sets from Fall '94. Shit is damn good. Having that many ->'s in a set always makes for a good time, especially when all of them are damn near flawless (none of that rip-chord or I-messed-up-so-I'll-noodle-my-way-into-a-new-song nonsense that happens sometimes). The Norwegian Wood jam at the end of Tweezer is high on my list of favorite moments, ever.

I won't go on and on about the merits of the music. Just give this show a listen if you haven't, the music will speak louder than I can type. It's not only a great show, but also a great showcase of what they were doing in Fall '94. An archetypal and must have show.


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