Debut Years (Average: 1987)

This show was part of the "1990 Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1990-04-06

Review by forgemaster

forgemaster I lived in Crested Butte at the time & being from NH was already a big Phish fan. Myself & one other guy made soundboard tapes of the whole colorado tour. My friend & I especially liked all the ski area shows as we would sneak on the mountains during the day & "shred the rad" & then go catch Phish for a night cap - Telluride, Steamboat - We slept in some horse field in Steamboat & woke up with horses staring at us. The steamboat show cost $1 to get in. Unfortuanlty I lost all of my tapes but they must still be out there somewhere
, attached to 1990-04-06

Review by TheEmu

TheEmu I thought this was not a very tight sounding show at all. It was cool to hear the Rhombus narration (which I had read about but never heard) and to hear the original Cavern lyrics. But since the show highlights were, to me, a C+ Reba (some echo-y choppy chords and lots of sustain from Trey) and an OK Hood, I'll have to go with two stars for this show.
, attached to 1990-04-06

Review by thelot

thelot Not a great SBD source, but not that bad either. It’s an enjoyable listen on headphones. It starts out pretty muffled but gets better after a few seconds.

The beginning of Cavern is cut to open the show. A solid YEM follows. The Rhombus Narrations have definitely been more inspired as of recently. This leads into another fantastic version of Sky. A hot Suzy leads into a strong Antelope set closer.

Set 2 starts off slow with a Carolina opener but switches gears quickly with La Grange and never looks back. Great song selection and flow throughout the rest of the set. Esther pairs well with La Grange. Sloth picks right up where Esther drops off. Hood has a nice extended intro tonight. The crowd is eating out of the bands hand by the end. Afterwards Trey says “Wow! That was wild man!” “Well we’ll just play that one again!” A nice version of Caravan is up next. Beautiful Reba. It sounds like there’s a cut at the start of the jam. I Didn’t Know features Moses on his new Sac-Vac of Boulder. Alumni features the alternate lyrics heard between 12/10/88 through 4/15/89. Solid GXBX to wrap up a fun set. Before the encore, Trey mentions that he was told that the bar was gonna be closed this weekend, that nobody was in town, nobody was gonna be there, so he was super happy with the turnout! The audience was extra pumped up tonight. Fun Jesus Left > Highway to Hell combo to wrap things up.
, attached to 1990-04-06

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill I have to agree with TheEmu on this one. Two stars. It's a pretty standard 1990 set list with some sloppy playing on this night, like the boys were having too much fun this weekend? Lots of cover songs in the set list and some of the "old" songs hadn't been played in a while, plus they have a second night to fill... hope tomorrow's show is better.
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