Tweezer included three Charlie Chan signals as well as Popeye, Random Laugh and Oom Pa Pa signals. Fish was introduced by Trey as “Red Doughnut Man.” This show included the debut of Destiny Unbound.
Jam Chart Versions
Debut Years (Average: 1988)

This show was part of the "1990 Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1990-09-14

Review by DemandOpener

DemandOpener This is a pretty enjoyable show. Phish 1990 is finally starting to round into form and is playing all the new material very deftly. There are a lot of songs established in 1990 to enjoy from this show. That being said, the first set is fairly average, and the real highlights come in the second set.

The Tweezer played here is definitely one of the best early versions of the song, containing tons of the newly introduced secret language. The jam isn't half-bad either, a grungy aggressive affair with lots of secret language sprinkled in. Definitely an early highlight in a long career of amazing jams for Tweezer.

Following Magilla is the debut of the new, more tasteful Cavern lyrics that will be a joy for me to listen to for the rest of time. I personally am glad that "a penile erector" went away forever.

Destiny Unbound! The best song Phish never plays made it's debut in this show and would only be played through the end of 1991 before disappearing forever!(?!?!?) This version of the song is a bit unusual; apart from being a debut, Trey utilizes these odd staccato plucks on the guitar before taking a brief solo, and the jam almost sounds early-Type-II-Tweezer-like until heading back to the head.

The show ends with an average Fire and a song I don't really care for, Goin' Down Slow. Fortunately, it goes away following this show, so I guess I enjoyed it while it lasted...kind of like Phish 1990. 3 stars.
, attached to 1990-09-14

Review by thelot

thelot Enjoyable audience recording after the somewhat lifeless SBD source from the Wetlands. Possibly one or two cassette generations in it’s lineage.

Great version of Reba. Strong early versions of Landlady and Stash. DaaM has a train wreck midsection. I Didn’t Know features the “Red Doughnut Man” on the bone. Nice Mike’s Groove closer with another rippin’ Groove!

Set 2 kicks of with Asse Festival.
Awesome Tweezer jam complete with some more early secret language. They omit the “penile erector” line from this version of Cavern and replace it with “Picture of Nectar”. Tape flip after Lizards. This cuts into the debut of Destiny Unbound. Great early version. Rippin’ little version of Fire closes out set 2. Goin’ Down Slow closes out the show in fine fashion.
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