Jam Chart for Bathtub Gin (98 entries)

Date City Timing Notes
1989-05-26 Rutland, VT 4:48 Debut. No real jam at all. Instead, the "Bathtub Gin" vocal refrain is extended slightly, and then the song abruptly ends.
1991-11-16 Washington, DC 7:41 Good early "Gin." The jam (like most from pre-August '93) is grinding, decelerating and somewhat dissonant. Nothing like the melodic hose jams that would emerge later. This one also has amusing screaming and yelling at the end.
1992-04-18 Palo Alto, CA 7:46 First exploratory "Gin" with amusing Trey vocals, a jazz-like breakdown that gets rocking, and returns to "Gin."
1993-08-02 Tampa, FL 11:02 After very few performances from Summer '92 - July '93, this "Gin" blows open the doors to serious improvisation, including tempo shifts, a "Sleeping Monkey"-like jam, then some great free-form jamming. -> to "Makisupa."
1993-08-13 Indianapolis, IN 15:49 Incredibly improvisational, Must-Hear "Gin," one of the best ever. After 83 mostly straightforward versions, the band in August '93 suddenly seizes upon "Gin's" jamming potential. This wild, racehorse version is fun, wacky, musically coherent, has multiple teases/jams, and segues seemlessly into "Ya Mar."
1993-12-30 Portland, ME 10:05 Jam breaks into a quick tempo groove at about 6:45 and continues on this track until returning to "Gin" at 8:20.
1994-04-09 Binghamton, NY 9:09 Pretty rocking jam, somewhat straightforward but with tempo shifts, unusual melodic lines from Trey, and a nice rhythmic breakdown section at the end.
1994-04-18 Newark, DE 10:09 Although largely straightforward, the jam is played at an accelerated tempo. This also marks the first real appearance of the present day, "Type I" "Gin" jam with Page and Trey melodically playing along to the "Gin" theme.
1994-04-24 Charlotte, NC 9:58 "Gin" -> "Jump Monk" -> "Gin." Quality jamming early on with variations on the "Gin" theme. The "Jump Monk" (Charles Mingus) segue comes near the end (one of only 2 Phish performances of this jazz classic).
1994-04-24 Charlotte, NC 0:23 -> in from "Jump Monk." Quick return to end "Gin" before > to "Dog Faced Boy."
1994-05-12 Tucson, AZ 9:53 Very exploratory right off the bat with a good, rocking and percussive jam. Returns to "Gin" in the end, but in a seriously rocking manner with a -> to "Lizards."
1994-05-20 Olympia, WA 10:54 Some good thrashing around early, then the jam breaks into a classic "Type I" jam with spirited play and a cool ending.
1994-06-17 Milwaukee, WI 9:38 The jam breaks into a different and repetitive groove early on, then returns to "Gin" in a very rocking manner.
1994-07-05 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 12:45 Great, multi-section, power rocking jam which really doesn't sound anything like "Gin." Briefly returns to "Gin" before > to "Lifeboy." Soundboard version released on FTA Superball IX, Pt. 2.
1994-10-14 New Orleans, LA 11:34 A choppy, percussive jam grows quiet, starts to explore some distant territory, then builds intensity as it returns to "Gin."
1995-10-11 Chandler, AZ 12:43 First of several exploratory, rocking, and improvisational '95 "Gins." This one even has some early funk sounds from Page.
1995-11-09 Atlanta, GA 16:03 Excellent, multi-dimensional version. From power jamming to beautiful quiet space to coordinated rebuilding including a great "Rift" tease, it's all here. -> to "TMWSIY."
1995-11-24 Pittsburgh, PA 13:05 Improvisational version includes a great breakdown jam led by Fish, Page and Mike with Trey on the mini percussion kit.
1995-12-05 Amherst, MA 23:34 A very exploratory "Gin" jam. At 7:00, the jam starts to twist away from the standard, and works through several sections including driving power rock, percussive '95-style funk, more power rock, and a -> to "Keyboard Army."
1995-12-15 Philadelphia, PA 11:38 A very good "Type I" jam breaks into some percussive, deep exploration at 8:30 and then -> to "Rotation Jam" (one of only 4 such performances during which the band members all switch instruments but continue playing).
1995-12-29 Worcester, MA 11:06 "Gin" -> "The Real Me" -> "Gin." Fantastic, inspired and rocking version. The "Gin" sections that bookend the Who classic are improvisational fare, but all fit together seamlessly into one flowing jam. -> to "McGrupp."
1995-12-29 Worcester, MA 3:46 -> in from "The Real Me" with more great improvisation before returning to the "Gin" theme to conclude and -> to "McGrupp."
1996-11-07 Lexington, KY 26:31 Incredible, multi-faceted, Must-Hear "Gin" with 4 distinct sections: 1) a stirring, Trey-led "Type I" jam; 2) a superb Page-led Moog and keyboard jam; 3) a spirited, rocking Trey-led jam; and 4) a cool, unusual ending section.
1996-11-19 Kansas City, MO 19:17 A well played "Type I" jam morphs into a funky Page-led multiple keyboard show (with Trey on the mini percussion kit). At 16:10, Trey jumps back on guitar, leading a soaring jam which works back to "Gin" and -> to "Vibration of Life."
1997-07-01 Amsterdam, Netherlands 14:27 Really great version that begins with an old-school (pre-August '93) style "Gin" jam, then morphs into a dark and growly power jam with a "Little Drummer Boy" tease. Gets mellow and funky at the end and -> to a HUGE "Cities."
1997-07-10 Marseilles, France 21:33 Another '97 that revisits the cast-aside, old "Gin" jam with a little added funk sound, then breaks into full-on disco funk mode. Briefly returns to "Gin" proper, grows spacey and > to a seriously jammed-out "Llama."
1997-07-21 Virginia Beach, VA 21:51 Brilliant, exploratory "Gin" that includes funk, "Drowned" jamming (9:25 - 11:55), syncopated, blues-infused rocking, and stops. At 18:30 with the others still playing, Trey addresses the audience, talking about new songs.
1997-07-25 Dallas, TX 21:48 A classic "Type I" jam drops into funk mode for a good 6 minutes before returning to the "Gin" theme. -> to "Makisupa."
1997-08-17 Limestone, ME 15:22 -> in from a great "DwD." One of the most beloved Phish jams of all-time, and exhibit "A" for "Hose" jamming. The progression modulates to include a minor chord and combines with Trey's soaring lead play to produce a truly inspiring improvisation. Unfinished > "Uncle Pen".
1997-11-23 Winston-Salem, NC 31:12 Improvisational, hard-rocking "Gin." At 13:00, following a well-played, "Type I" section, the jam breaks into 13 minutes of blistering, intense arena-style rock, before mellowing into great '97-style low-key jamming. -> to "DwD."
1998-04-05 Providence, RI 11:25 Straightforward jam grows rhythmic, funky and exploratory legs, which lead to a seamless -> to a very good "Cities."
1998-07-05 Prague, Czech Republic 14:34 Solid jam that starts to break away from "Gin" around 7:30 and gets rocking and funky with building intensity. Great Page.
1998-07-08 Barcelona, Spain 17:54 A very nice "Type I" jam mellows into some quiet variations on the "Gin" theme, and then migrates to lush, ambient space.
1998-07-20 Ventura, CA 21:03 The customarily great '98 "Gin" jam breaks into a funky groove at 13:45 and then gradually works back to "Gin."
1998-07-29 Maryland Heights, MO 23:15 Superb, legendary "Gin." An inspired, melodic "Type I" jam mutates into a thrilling, pulsing, tension-filled electro-rock groove. Many fans rank this "Gin" at, or very near the very top of all Phish jams of all time. Enough said.
1998-11-09 Chicago, IL 23:19 Great, improvisational version that isn't the typical "Type I" jam, but which never gets far removed from "Gin" either. The jam progresses through several "Gin"-like sections, including rocking, funk, a quiet settle, a rebuilding of intensity, and a closing sequence.
1998-11-20 Hampton, VA 14:06 "Type I" intense jam that builds to a serious peak with great interplay by all four. Cycles down with no closing. > to "Piper."
1998-11-29 Worcester, MA 18:25 A soaring, straightforward jam evolves into beautiful ambient space before before building into a rocking and funky groove.
1999-06-30 Bonner Springs, KS 18:16 The first jam of 1999 slowly, patiently, methodically builds and plateaus into a phantasmically pschedelicious soundcape full of wondrous, mellifluous stories that eventually coalesce into a mystical-yet-triumphant foam, bespeckled by bedazzlingly exquisite riffs by Trey on Gin's melodic theme, which soulfully concludes this orchestral dance.
1999-07-10 Camden, NJ 16:09 Overlooked gem. A really nice, ethereal "Type I" "Gin" morphs into a great jam on "I'm A Man" (Spencer Davis Group).
1999-07-18 Volney, NY 19:33 A nice, Page-led groove develops on the back end of the standard "Gin" jam.
1999-09-12 Portland, OR 18:33 Light years distant from the rocking, improv-oriented versions of '93 - '95, this "Type I" version, played at a slightly slowed tempo, is just incredibly beautiful, blissful music with great Trey and Page.
1999-09-22 Las Cruces, NM 17:19 Straightforward jam, in some ways similar to 9/12/99, but also different. This one comes closer at moments to breaking into a groove outside of "Gin" proper, and also features incredible trilling by Trey.
1999-10-01 Ames, IA 18:46 A classic '99 "Gin." Trey's tone and soaring but shredding playing in this straightforward version evince the unique style and sound that could only belong in 1999.
1999-12-02 Auburn Hills, MI 19:07 The standard "Gin" jam morphs around 14:25 into a raging, intense "Piper"-like beast before flaming out and -> to "2001."
1999-12-07 Portland, ME 16:48 Fantastic groove-based "Gin." The jam quickly leaves "Gin" behind (at 6:50), breaking into a groove that paints a beautiful, serene, and otherworldly landscape. Page's deft use of effects adds to the scenery. A very unique "Gin."
1999-12-15 Washington, DC 16:45 A gentle straightforward jam transforms into a nice groove-based jam around 10:30 and eventually works back to "Gin."
1999-12-31 Big Cypress, FL 15:47 A very different "Gin" begins with extended vocal jamming through 9:25, then shifts to an enchanting groove.
2000-06-23 Atlanta, GA 15:38 This is your '00-style "Type I" HOSE jam. A great upbeat version, the tone and sound of this "Gin" is markedly different from other standout "Type I" versions like 8/17/97, 11/20/98, and 9/12/99. Released on Live Bait Vol. 8.
2000-06-28 Holmdel, NJ 17:09 Excellent and exultant "Gin." The jam breaks into a funky groove that grows increasingly rocking and uplifting. Though it never gets far removed from "Gin" proper, the jam has magical, spirit-moving power.
2000-09-29 Las Vegas, NV 16:57 The standard jam gives way at about 9:30 to a great Mike-led, bouncy groove that grows increasingly rocking and intense.
2003-01-02 Hampton, VA 16:25 The jam starts in customary manner, then shifts to funk mode while sticking to "Gin," breaks into a funky and rocking groove, and finally returns to "Gin" in an extended and celebratory manner.
2003-02-14 Inglewood, CA 18:41 2.0-style HOSE. The jam sticks close to standard for a while, then breaks away into a fantastic, euphoric groove.
2003-02-22 Cincinnati, OH 25:47 Intense and highly improvisational jam with more of a rocking, propulsive and edgy sentiment, and in this way similar to the '94 - '95 "Gins." In the final minutes, the band toys with the "Gin" theme in a dark, twisted manner.
2003-02-28 Uniondale, NY 20:45 Another incredibly exploratory '03 "Gin." Every bit as improvisational as 2/22/03, the jam has more of a melodic, flowing nature to it, and thus bears more resemblance to the versions from the late '90s, within the context of 2003.
2003-07-09 Mountain View, CA 26:29 Excellent, very "Type II" jam. Once it leaves "Gin" behind, this one works through several sections, and gets way, way out there, ending up in some abstract space, before finally coming back to "Gin." A good one if you like 2.0-style jamming.
2003-07-25 Charlotte, NC 18:29 Great "Gin" which begins with several cool stops, works through the "Type I" standard, then goes beyond, breaking into a groove which morphs into several different moods and sections, and then returns to "Gin" to conclude.
2004-06-23 Noblesville, IN 18:25 The customary "Gin" jam breaks into a low-key groove which eventually returns to "Gin" to end.
2004-08-09 Hampton, VA 21:06 A thrilling, intense, Must-Hear version, right on the heels of one of the best versions of "Chalk Dust Torture" ever. No comparison with previous eras, this is uniquely 2.0-style jamming. -> to "Runaway Jim."
2009-08-07 George, WA 18:00 Very good, improvisational "Gin" with multiple sections. The jam breaks away from "Gin" proper at 9:30, proceeding through at least 3 movements before settling with no return to "Gin." > to "Harry Hood."
2011-05-28 Bethel, NY 11:47 "Gin" -> "Manteca" > "Gin." The "Gin" sections, although largely straightforward, include improvisational playing by Trey. "Manteca" includes "Golden Age" jamming, with fans thus dubbing this version the "GoldenGinTeca."
2011-05-28 Bethel, NY 0:59 > in from "Manteca" to end this fine version.
2011-09-04 Commerce City, CO 13:47 A nicely played "Type I" jam shifts to a funky breakdown jam at 8:40, then works back to "Gin" with a strong peak.
2012-06-08 Worcester, MA 12:02 In a bit of a nod to the old, pre-August '93 days, the jam begins with decelerating tempo and downward sloping melodies. At 7:30, the jam shifts into the more familiar, uptempo "modern" "Gin" jam. Cool version. Check out 11/16/91 if you doubt.
2012-06-29 Noblesville, IN 8:07 > in from "Rift." Despite its brevity, this version has some fantastic and unusual improvisation and includes a "Twist" quote and an "On Broadway" tease from Trey. With a -> to "Fluffhead," this is a great, old-school triple combo.
2012-07-07 Saratoga Springs, NY 11:50 > in from "Peaches en Regalia." Nothing like some good "Gin" on a nice summer night. This "Type I" version is 3.0-style HOSE at its best. Great nimble and directed playing by Trey later in the jam.
2013-07-30 Stateline, NV 12:10 A wild vocal jam of sorts launches the instrumental section into some very solid and rocking "Type I" playing.
2013-08-31 Commerce City, CO 13:01 A very good "Type I" "Gin," thus related to other strong "Type I" versions like 8/17/97, 11/20/98, 9/12/99, and 6/23/00.
2014-07-03 Saratoga Springs, NY 14:34 The typical "Type I" "Gin" jam continues through 10:30, then the chording and harmonics shift into quasi "Type II" jamming (quasi because Fish never really breaks the rhythm until this "Gin" grows spacey and transitional). > to an improvisational "LxL."
2014-07-11 New York, NY 16:21 A high intensity "Type I" jam breaks away at 9:45 into some low-key exploration. Page adds color as he switches keyboards, and Trey reignites the intensity with some moderate "hose." Finally, the jam gradually ramps down, closing with a return to "Gin."
2014-10-24 Inglewood, CA 12:50 This fun version starts with teases of "Low Rider" and "Long Tall Glasses" before accelerating into an energized "Type I" jam.
2014-11-02 Las Vegas, NV 14:29 A second and rocking section of strong "Type I" jamming helps to strengthen and elevate the build up and peak, giving this solid version a significant boost.
2015-07-31 Atlanta, GA 12:45 Some fun teases bolster this one a bit, but the main story is the jam itself, in which Trey flexes his muscles and leads the charge to the top in a strong set-closing performance.
2015-08-21 Watkins Glen, NY 22:50 Exceptional version including diverse jam segments. Hard-edged rocking, murky funk, and melodic "hose" all feature in this top-shelf "Gin".
2015-09-04 Commerce City, CO 11:05 Quickly picks up steam and builds into a flowing Type I jam with a sizable peak.
2015-12-30 New York, NY 15:17 After a kooky vocal jam the band eschews the typical "Gin" jam style, instead opting for a graceful groove which flourishes in stunning fashion.
2016-08-26 Arrington, VA 14:26 Mike and Fish quickly inject some spunk into this version, leading the band into a frisky groove which is contorted with loads of tension until finally pushing through to a glorious peaking section just before 11 minutes. At 12:45, a classic rock-derived outro kicks in, ultimately resulting in a > to "BDTNL".
2016-12-30 New York, NY 13:29 Trey dazzles in this patient and well-crafted "Type I" jam reminiscent of some late 1.0 versions.
2018-08-12 Columbia, MD 11:21 This groovy first-set pairing with "Tweezer" doesn't stray too far away from the usual upbeat "Gin" jam, but features some wonderful rhythmic games from Fish and builds to a pretty sweet peak.
2018-10-24 Nashville, TN 18:20 An inventive set-closer which explores numerous spaces beyond the norm including gentle dreamlike play, fuzzy rock, and Santana-esque vamping before smartly returning to "Gin" for a smooth finish.
2019-06-25 Bangor, ME 14:12 Fish picks up the pace early with an insistent beat and the jam seems poised to peak around 8 minutes but instead enters a brief transitional period and then gets funky for a spell before wrapping typically.
2019-12-29 New York, NY 15:44 Splits from typical "Gin" at 5:45, first moving through a darker rock section, then a lively organ-led romp and finally a spacey washout.
2020-02-21 Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico 16:16 An early key change signals this won't be a typical rendition, and the jam takes on a relaxed pace providing lots of room for an easy-going groove to unfold. After 10:30 the momentum picks up with some rapidly repeating delays from Trey and gets heavier from there until -> "Shafty".
2020-02-21 Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico 0:55 -> from "Shafty" to wrap up with "Gin's" closing riff.
2021-08-04 Nashville, TN 12:56 Amidst a "Gin"-soaked tour, this version, -> from a wonderful "Ghost," embodies so much of what is so cool about Phish. Wild, carefree, and careening, the jam lifts elements from earlier in the set, mixes them with new ingredients, and produces an intoxicating jam which settles to become more traditional. Obliterating all traces of night one's hangover, the > into "2001" is the olive on the top.
2021-08-13 Atlantic City, NJ 13:45 At around 7:45, the jam peels away from the typical "Gin" jam and shifts into a rolling, swinging groove. The music builds to an effects-infused peak before winding down into transition space.
2021-08-29 George, WA 14:21 The jam picks up momentum, then briefly takes on a swirling, exploratory vibe. At 9:35, the music becomes celebratory, building towards a collective peak, before finally returning to "Gin" to close.
2021-10-16 San Francisco, CA 18:13 While the jam becomes more serene and contemplative, Fish keeps things moving at a decent clip with a snappy beat, eventually leading to a more rocking conclusion bolstered by swelling synths.
2022-07-26 Wantagh, NY 14:23 At first quickens into an uptempo minor groove, then bursts back to major peaksville, before a final segment kicks in at 11:30 with the jam downshifting to moodier fare in which Trey slips the "Gin" riff to head home in a slightly off-kilter way, leading to > "Maze".
2022-08-06 Atlantic City, NJ 17:21 Slow fizz ... For a song in such "Heavy Rotation," the band continues to impress. Atop predictably solid, bedrock Fish, Trey works a number of hard rock riffs to inform major play offset by Page, sprite on his piano, the sound becoming, like waves lapping the shore, a gentle sort of echo, as the musicians, Mike included, work their effects. Play briefly cools before a giant blast of sustain (Trey) vaults play into minor madness and a return to the song's classic coda.
2022-12-29 New York, NY 16:52 Excellent version that traverses through multiple sections. Elevated melodic playing shifts through several key centers before landing in a passage of colorfully dense psychedelia. This then pivots to inspired major key rocking, gradually building to an exuberant, peak-filled finale from Trey.
2023-02-24 Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico 16:44 > from a barnburner "CDT". Everything one would expect from a set-closing Gin. No lulls or slow tempo, just upbeat and fun the whole way through. Around the 12 minute mark, Mike comes barreling in to push the jam to another level as he takes the lead. Things eventually lead to the set-closing peak that doesn't disappoint.
2023-04-18 Berkeley, CA 23:18 Big, anthemic version finds the band four decades deep, exploring several memorable themes, and moving confidently between sections. Making use of a revitalized palette of instruments and effects, they channel a sound that is both familiar and fresh; exploratory and seemingly effortless, bookended by multiple peaks. Page shines on piano. Super clean return and > to "555".
2023-07-16 Alpharetta, GA 16:42 Some pretty standard "Gin" fare until about 12 minutes in and Page moves to the synth and the jam really takes flight and becomes must-hear. Trey's soaring play leads the way as the band weaves its way back to the song proper.
2023-07-25 Philadelphia, PA 14:35 Fans of Mike will want to seek out this excellent version. Listen for his deft finger work and fluid fret runs throughout to propel the improvisational conversation. Segues neatly into "BOTT".
2023-10-10 Dayton, OH 14:44 The jam begins with intentional, cerebral playing from Trey before quickly breaking for minor key. Page's clav and electric piano dominate along with Mike's enveloped synth sounds and Trey's stacked looping. The music shifts back to major key, building patiently and inspiringly towards a crescendo before winding back to the "Gin" melody to close.
2023-12-28 New York, NY 17:23 Spacious playing sets the tone before a shift at the 7 minute mark turns towards introspective psychedelia, led by a cascade of synthesizers and Rhodes piano from Page. Mike then suggests some spicy modulatory directions before an energetic major key motif takes hold. The band rides this all the way as Trey takes his time to build a smooth yet powerful crescendo before yielding to the "Gin" motif, puddling into mind-scrambling guitar effects, and > "Ghost".
2024-02-24 Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico 20:50 A fairly rocking "Gin" splits around 9:00 for some densely-textured, high-quality "Type II" exploration with synths at the forefront and a stormy, probing sense, and then subtly brightens and takes on a more hopeful tone down the homestretch.
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