, attached to 1997-03-01

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround PHISH, SATURDAY 03/01/1997
Hamburg, Germany
Soundcheck: Attack on the Bass

SET 1:

Cities: Standard. >

The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony: A little sloppy.

Down with Disease: Short barn burner.

Weigh: Seemed like they really enjoyed playing this.

Beauty of My Dreams: Standard.

Wolfman's Brother: Great staccato playing from Trey in the early going, dude is definitely picking and grinning! Things get 97 funky from there and then they slow it way down and perfectly segue into Jesus. Would recommend! ->

Jesus Just Left Chicago: Seems like a normal version to me.

Reba[1] -- Very strong playing – energetic and bouncy throughout but doesn’t quite have a signature moment.

Hello My Baby: Standard.

Possum[2] - Strong, very strong and coupled with two heavy metal segments, pushes this one over the top. Would recommend.

SET 2:

Carini: Standard.

Dinner and a Movie: Standard. >

Mike's Song: Inspired first jam. On point and played with clear intent, to destroy minds. The second jam is creepy and spacy. With all the eventual The End and Careful with that Axe stuff and the screaming – it’s a lot to handle. All timer and highly recommended. ->

Lawn Boy: Standard. >

Weekapaug Groove[3] - The Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’ stuff is a hoot and a half. Very fun version.

The Mango Song: A bit sloppy. >

Billy Breathes: Standard.

Theme From the Bottom: Interesting set closer.


Taste: Standard.

Sweet Adeline: Standard.

Summary: Great show and the release certainly has helped it’s popularity over the years. 4/5.

Replay Value: Wolfman’s Brother, Possum, Mike’s Song

[1] No whistling.
[2] All Fall Down signal and heavy metal-style intro.
[3] Unfinished.

The week-long trend of breaking out songs continued with the show-opening Cities, which was the first since July 5, 1994 (223 shows). Trey teased Under Pressure in DWD. Wolfman’s included a Dave’s Energy Guide tease. Reba did not have the whistling ending. Possum included an All Fall Down signal and a heavy metal-style intro. The jam out of Mike’s featured teases and vocal quotes of The End (The Doors), and Careful with That Axe, Eugene as well as the Jim Morrison poem "Dawn's Highway." The End (The Doors) was subsequently quoted in Lawn Boy and Weekapaug. Weekapaug was unfinished and ended in a Can't You Hear Me Knocking jam. Portions of this show were made available via the Slip, Stitch and Pass release.
Wolfman's Brother, Jesus Just Left Chicago, Possum, Mike's Song, Weekapaug Groove
Dave's Energy Guide tease in Wolfman's Brother, The End (The Doors) and Careful with That Axe, Eugene tease & quotes in Mike's Song, The End (The Doors) quote in Lawn Boy, The End (The Doors) and Can't You Hear Me Knocking quotes in Weekapaug Groove, Under Pressure tease in Down with Disease


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