, attached to 1998-08-07

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround PHISH, FRIDAY 08/07/1998
Raleigh, NC

SET 1:

Water in the Sky: Standard.

Drowned: This jam is predicably a high energy rocking affair. At about the ten and a half minute range they slow the tempo down and effortlessly shift gears to delve into a funky atmosphere. Nicely done and would recommend this jam.

Frankie Says: Standard.

Stash: Definitely a solid version. Trey has some pent up angst that he lets rip in the early 11 minute range. Not one that I would revisit but this is version does the middle of the first set good justice.

Brian and Robert: Standard.

Foam: Silent jam before the vocal return is pretty cool.

Bittersweet Motel: Standard.

Ghost: Droning hose jam and then a high velocity full band jam that has a proper ending. Would recommend this version!

Colonel Forbin's Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird[1]

SET 2:

Chalk Dust Torture: Strong version that has a little bit more than your typical CDT. Good way to start the second set. >

Mike's Song: One long jam, no second jam. Very brooding, dark, and intense version. Would recommend. >

Simple: Standard. >

Albuquerque: Standard. >

Limb By Limb: Standard.

Wading in the Velvet Sea: Standard with a small side of Trey getting a little sloppy in the solo.

Weekapaug Groove: Absolutely smokes, great set closer for sure.


Funky Bitch: Standard.

Summary: Long first set, 91 minutes. They covered a lot of ground there. On paper this show looks super strong. It is solid, but there is nothing truly exceptional here. The current rating on Phish.net is 3.858/5 (>50 ratings) and that seems like an accurate representation of this show.

Replay Value: Drowned, Ghost, Mike’s Song

[1] Narration offered an explanation for the evening's lunar eclipse.

Ghost contained San-Ho-Zay teases from Trey. The long, surreal Mockingbird narration offered an “explanation” for the evening’s lunar eclipse and contained Star Trek theme teases from Page. Mockingbird was played for the first time since Halloween, 1996 (135 shows).

Ratings are currently offline.
Overall: 3.858/5 (>50 ratings)
Mike's Song
San-Ho-Zay tease in Ghost, Theme from Star Trek tease in Fly Famous Mockingbird


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