This show featured the debut of Jägermeister Song. Trey teased Long Tall Glasses in Possum. The beginning of Bowie included a return to the Lawn Boy melody, a tribute to Chris Kuroda and his abilities at the light board, and a tribute to Jägermeister.
Lawn Boy tease in David Bowie, Long Tall Glasses tease in Possum
Debut Years (Average: 1987)

This show was part of the "1990 Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1990-04-18

Review by dscott

dscott Fascinating glimpse of early Phish at their best and worst. As the other reviewer noted, there is plenty of slop. The band sounds tentative at best on most of the composed segments, and sometimes things get downright ugly. The 1st set is salvaged by an interesting YEM, which features a voraciously alternate Page organ jam out of the "Wash Uffize" vocals. Set 2 is a heady mix of fiery garage-style covers and innocently naive originals. Reba goes to some gorgeous places during the jam, albeit imperfectly. The Jagermeister-infused Bowie is a hoot, with some worthy jamming that makes it more than just a quirky novelty.
, attached to 1990-04-18

Review by TheEmu

TheEmu I probably would have given this a 2 star rating, but the Jagermeister song is pretty damn funny.
, attached to 1990-04-18

Review by thelot

thelot Pretty good SBD source available for this show but there are some level fluctuations throughout. When the levels are low there’s noticeable tape hiss that bleeds through.

The band gets right at it with a Mike’s Groove opener. Decent Groove. After Uncle Pen they take a pause to fix some technical things. They reward the patient audience with a nice Curtain>Foam pairing. Solid YEM. They take another break after YEM to clear up some more technical difficulties. Strong Possum to close.

La Grange starts off set 2 and sets the tone for a pretty rockin’ second half. Nice Bitch tonight. Reba has a solid jam section. The Oh Kee Pah>Axis pairing was a nice treat. Lawn Boy made it’s way back to the stage after a two month hiatus. Bowie closes out the evening in grand fashion. This version was worth the price of admission alone! The hi-hat hijinx features a full on Lawn Boy tease as well as the debut of the Jäegermeister Song. It also features the band trying to get CK5 a date! lol Phenomenal jam section!
, attached to 1990-04-18

Review by TheEmu

TheEmu (continued)

The rest of the show is pretty meh, though. Kinda sloppy in places, just kind of off. I think you can hear how some of them, particularly Page, are still growing at this point. I tend to not like these really early 90's shows, though, so, whatever, two cents.
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