Jam Chart Versions
Sailor's Hornpipe tease in Fluffhead, Sailor's Hornpipe tease in Suzy Greenberg
Debut Years (Average: 1986)

This show was part of the "1988 Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1988-11-05

Review by dscott

dscott Sloppy and clunky by Phish standards, I feel generous in giving this show 2 stars. Icculus is indeed a highlight, albeit not their best. Suzy's several middle names are revealed, and the final instrumental break kicks off with an exhilerating guitar squeal. High harmonies are generally painful wherever you might find them, e.g. marring an otherwise strong early version of Lizards. Bold As Love gets distorted and unhinged, in a good way. *Very* smooth transition from AC/DC Bag to Fee. Bowie is on the jumpy side, but the improve is ahead of the garde. Nice rolling piano runs by Page in GTBT. Those are some of the highlights. Will leave it to others to describe the lowdarks.
, attached to 1988-11-05

Review by TheEmu

TheEmu Apart from the Icculus, which is always fun, the rest of this show seems standard to below-average to me. A Train is actually fairly unpleasant, and Fluff and Divided get pretty sloppy in parts. I'm going to be mean and go two stars for this one.
, attached to 1988-11-05

Review by thelot

thelot This recording starts out a little rough but improves quite a bit during the Slave jam. The pitch seems to be a hair sharp for Possum and A-Train but works itself out. The rest of the show sounds decent overall.

It was neat to have a reference photo to look at for this show. Cool to see the picture hanging on the wall behind the band that Trey points out in this humorous version of Icculus. Unfortunately there’s a good portion of Set 3 missing. The cut takes place during the ‘Gus the Christmas Dog’ section of Divided Sky. A couple other notes…Wilson has the “blap boom” but also features the vocal drum roll into Peaches…that’s a first, Bag had no introduction and Weekapaug has a reworked ending from previous versions.

Overall a fun vibe throughout the show but pretty run of the mill for the time.
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