Phish: 12/28/1998 Most of the Show Playlist [VQ: B, AQ: A-]
Stash, Farmhouse, Taste, Sleep@, Albuquerque@, Driver@, Tube > Golgi Apparatus > Good Times Bad Times, Wolfman’s Brother (Two Parts), Birds of a Feather, Quinn the Eskimo -> David Bowie, Been Caught Stealing
Combining a eerie feel with a hard rhythmic focus, the band was creating some of their most engaging music of the year on the very first night of the New Year’s Run. Fishman altered his beat and the rest of the band followed along, creating an harrowing and danceable texture that spoke to the exact elements that I crave for in Phish music. Drifting from these patterns to a more ambient-drenched experiment, the methodical pocket and cymbal crashes never stopped as Trey and Page dug into space-aged effects that brought an enhanced sense of the occult back into play.
*This tape is by no means perfect….I never originally seeded it because it has FM reception flaws and mild distortion at
points. I was wearing the DAT and radio in my pack top with headphones in the middle of the crowd.
It is being seeded due to a large volume of requests for the FM source for this show, and we haven’t seen an alternative surface yet.
I’m not letting this out as any definitive tape…people just told me they wanted it, and I wanted to make them happy. If someone has a
better FM, please let it out until the band releases something definitive. – DS
The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony, You Enjoy Myself, Theme From The Bottom, McGrupp, Bathtub Gin, Cities, Sparkle, Split Open and Melt, Down With Disease, Ya Mar, Prince Caspian, Maze, Possum, Cavern, Bold As Love
Tweezer, Taste, Bouncing Around The Room, Funky Bitch, Ginseng Sullivan, Bouncing Around The Room, Funky Bitch, Ginseng Sullivan, Limb By Limb, Lawn Boy, Character Zero, Birds of a Feather, Also Sprach Zarathrustra, Brother, Brother (radio edit), Ghost, The Lizards, David Bowie, Harry Hood
Mike’s Song, Old Home Place, Weekapaug Groove, Train Song, Billy Breathes, Beauty of My Dreams, Dogs Stole Things, Reba, My Soul, Roses Are Free, Uniondale Jam, Piper, Loving Cup, Run Like An Antelope, Carini, Halley’s Comet, Tweezer Reprise