, attached to 1991-08-03

Review by Penn42

Penn42 This is definitely among the strongest Phish I have heard from '91; great songs, fun solos, and wonderful youthful excitement and energy abound. As far as the jamming goes, there really is much to comment on. At this point in their career they hadn't yet charged ahead of their peers when it came to the jamming. They were playing well, and had a great repertoire, but all the jamming is straight-foward guitar-driven wanking, which is fine and quite enjoyable. Don't get me wrong, they had planted the seeds of something great, and that shows, but nothing truly special had culminated yet.

The setlist for this show is huge! My favorite parts are Poor Heart (Trey is really well practiced and rips those bluegrass licks like it's nothing), YEM (the vocal solo is quite humorous), the last three songs of the first encore (It's fun to hear them play with some good friends. Also, Crimes is really a damn strong little rock tune, I always enjoy it when it pops up.), and the Hood, which surprised me and is quite strong. Everything else is played well too, those are just the parts that I was inclined to comment on.

This is a great showcase of very early 90's Phish. Heartily recommended!


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