T-Minus 4 hours and 45 minutes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
anywhere to get setlist updates during show?
here, and chat.
and scroll down and click on free, and you can hear Hurricane from last night.
the final frontier
take a closer look at the bass above... what do you see?????
Rob Is that an acoustic bass. Also I meant to ask you did you see the sign on Phil's side last night stating Jerry Band Played on this site 9/20/76. Have Phun I sure envy you, I'm at work typing this. I was right behind you last night asking you about your Jukebox's, Joe.
Rob, That's a stool, Does that mean, Kimock?
is That the old gibson form the '70's
That bass is so fucking old.
no its the alembic!!
I think it may be the Quadrophonic (spelling) that Phil had Alembic (spelling) make for him a long time ago.
it looks like it has a million knobs so that has to be the one.
when was the last time Phill played a 4 string at a gig?
They are going primal.
the guitar on hard to handle last night sounded like it was on a 1970 tape.....I think it was barry
Showtime called for 7:30. There must be some start of a setlist by now, no?
Is that Phil's old bass with the Steelie on it?????? If it is..It's very ELECTRIC!!!!
Larry finally broke out that pedal steel..Sweet!
And look at that rack of guitars behind him!
Any news on the third song?
PLF, NJPAC 11/22/05 Set 1: Jam> Scarlet Begonias> Althea, Long Black Veil, Tennessee Jed, Peggy-o, Sugaree, Cosmic Charlie
Who sang Long Black Veil???
Another nod to Cash, Johnny that is.
Long Black Veil
Is Phil playing "Big Brown"- his bass from the wall of sound days?
Thanks taperrob!! I'm listening to set I right now and it sounds great!
This is so cool! I wish I could see this band!!
big brown on for Caution
Long Black Veil - From the early days of The Band...Larry Campbell plays often with the great Levon Helm...
Set One: Jam > Scarlet Begonias > Althea, Long Black Veil, Tennessee Jed, Peggy-O, Sugaree, Cosmic Charlie
Set Two: ?? > Jam > Big Railroad Blues, Caution Jam
thanks again rob
next best thing for those of us who cant be there
Live Chat is reporting Set 2 as.
Just Another Whistle Stop> Jam> Big Railroad Blues, Caution Jam
Caution - Phil playing Big Brown
Just another whistle stop! Big ups to "The Band"
Taper Rob, youre from the Albany area arent you? It seems half of my shows from Northern lights and Rev Hall are courtesy of you? Right?
Anyways thanks for all the updates and great recordings!!
looking good for a "train robbers"!!!!
PLF, NJPAC 11/22/05 Set 1: Jam> Scarlet Begonias> Althea, Long Black Veil, Tennessee Jed, Peggy-o, Sugaree, Cosmic Charlie
Set 2: Just Another Whistle Stop> Jam> Big Railroad Blues, Caution>Cowboy Movie
Long Black Veil is an old gospel tune and was recorded by Cash in '64, written by M.J.Wilkin and D.Dill. The Band's version is very very sweet indeed.
wow...cowboy movie...perro time...
Cowboy Movie??!! Hell yeah...awesome Crosby tune from the great If I Could Only Remember My Name.
Serious "train" theme tonight...
Me and my good partners
We were riding back to our camp
We were feeling very fine
The air was clear and slightly damp
We were riding back to have ourselves a party
To celebrate the robbing of the train
We were talking kind of low and lazy
'bout not having to go out soon again
You know we hadn't been back at home two hours
We heard a hawk cry out in the night
And you know that's a signal from young Billy who's our sentry
Saying something here ain't exactly right, oh
We quick grabbed some of our hardware
Stumbled out of our home
Two minutes flat we had found her
An Indian girl all alone
And Eli said let's take her back to the cabin
I said you don't know she might be the law, yeah
He said smiling kind of nasty it ain't too damn likely
She'll beat me to the draw, oh no
As we were walking back through the darkness
I heard the Duke he's our dynamiter say
He said what's your name sweet little Indian girl
She said Raven and she looked away
Right then I didn't trust her no no I said so, oh no
Now Eli he's our fastest gunner
He's kind of mean and young from the South
He said Fat Albert you're getting kind of old and weird now
You'd better get your 12 gauge shotgun right out and I did oh you know I did
Now Eli and the Duke they got down to it
They each wanted that Indian girl for their own
When they finally got around to asking her
You know she said she'd come to take young Billy home, oh no, no, no
Eli said he'd kill young Billy
He'd kill the Duke and probably me too, yeah
That Indian girl said go ahead now do it
I said stop and she bit my thumb nearly clean through, oh
And when they finally started to break down the door, yeah
I smeared my face up with blood from my thumb, yeah
I laid down on the floor and played real good possum
You know I'm crazy but I ain't real dumb, oh no
[Instrumental (Electric Guitars)]
Now I'm dying here in Albuquerque
I must be the sorriest sight you ever saw
You know the reason I'm the only one here to tell it
You know that Indian girl she wasn't an Indian she was the law
'If only I could remember my name",David Crosby. Lots of Jer and Phil on that album.
>>>Serious "train" theme tonight...
If it makes any difference, NJPAC is right across the street from Newark Penn Station!
The last of the lyrics from 'Just Another Whistle Stop'...
And it's odd man out
You know that's the rule
You can scream and you can shout
But they'll only call you a crazy fool
Pay no mind to what you read
There's one way home that's guaranteed
A tribute to the Ryan bashin' on the zone?
Cowboy Movie is a story told by Crosby about the on goings of CSNY.Raven was Rita Coolidge
Now let's behave!
Eli was Stephen
Duke was Graham
Young Billy was Neil
A song about in fighting in a band,hmmm
Long Black Veil
Just Another Whistle Stop> Jam>
Big Railroad Blues
Caution(Phil plays Big Brown)>
Cowboy Movie> Jam>
The Other One>
I Know You Rider
enc: Do Right Woman
Nice to see Phil trying different material instead of just playing all Dead tunes. That's a sign of moving forward!
Didn't Phil play that bass at the Bridge School Benefit a few years ago? (Very cool to see it here, regardless).
West coasters are jonsin!! This looks like shnizzle.
Anyone have feedback on the venue?
That is a Jack Casidy Model Epiphone bass that phil is playing. Jack plays the same one (sam effects) with Tuna
This venue is the top notch one for the New Jersey area. It is within 10 miles of Manhattan. It was built about 8 years ago for the orchestras and operas and other arts, in Newark to help that city out financially. Acoustically great. A newer problem has been that these "high art" theatres aren't making the payback so they are having to let rock and popular bands in. Phil's crowd will be fine with the no smoking and waiting for the attendant to open the door between songs, but some are not. But that is kind of like Newark NJ. It is a super venue and I go there tomorrow night with my son for Phil's show.
Just got back.
This band could be better than 2001 PLQ.
3 words: Larry F**in' Campbell.
Get out to hear this band!
Some next level shit.
Holy smokes, what a list!
Don't forget the very quick ONE VERSE - "Going to Make the Mountains Be My Home" in the Cowboy Movie jam!
UN F*in Beleevable. The band sounds great. Agreed - everyone should see/hear them and mixing up old/new/different was fantastic.
Venue -very very tight - tons of flashlights and security. I saw the yellow shirts taking people out of the orchestra during the 2nd set which really bummed me out. I have had season tix to NJPAC the first 5 years or so and the place is just amazing and beautiful - they just don't want us to trash it.
I didn't care tho, the whole show put me in orbit. Only thing I've liked better was the O1s that first summer.
just got back from the show and the venue was sweet, seemed like it was pretty new or recently remodeled cause it was really nice place. I was in the 12th row for the first set and the sound wasnt that great, but when i moved back to like 30th row it was really loud, the upper balcony's are really high and steep, no drinks allowed in the theatre which was a bummer, 1 security guard was pokin around throwin people out for smoking,if your going tommorow i would suggest you be real chill, there was plenty of parking outside 12$ and although there werent many peeps hangin in the lots(30 degrees) you could easily find whatever you were looking for. After seeing phil play with warren, jimi, and rob for sooo long its hard to adjust to this new line-up. First off i dont care for Mr. robinson, but the songs that phil sang lead on were the highlights,although the "shelter" was sweet.All the "new guys were definatly really good,but its just not the same as the old band, the band that i loved almost as much as the dead,i have a bumper sticker that i bought on summer 01 tour it says "phil and friends, there as good as dead"and i just dont think it will ever be that good again. I'm all for phil"moving forward"but the true fact of moving forward is well i'll let you decide for yourself
CAUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!11
HOLY MOTHER F'N GOD DAMN CRAP MAN HOLY JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!
OH YEAH THE OTHER ONE WAS INSANE TOO..
correct me if im wrong, but its this only the 2nd night of the tour...right?!?!?! so intense, so tight?!?1
so happy i still got tomorrow and AC still to go... they were kick ass tonight!! :-)
Barry Sless was really awesome.
Seemed to me like he did a lot more of the lead work, most of the classic GD riffs as well.
Larry too had some real great stuff. He spent a lot of time looking at Barry and grinning.
Barry did a tremendous run on the pedal during Sugaree.
The jam near the end of Tennessee Jed was really cool too, one of the highlights for sure.
Big RR blues really rocked, and the jam before it was awesome, especially Barry, and in a different key.
I thought Mookie was a little low in the mix until late in the evening. Seemed to have a Hammond going at that point, but they may have just been a synth.
Nice harmonies offered by Mookie, and Larry chimed, pretty low however.
I'm back tomorrow, this time with the wife and kids. I will likely bring ear plugs for the kids as the sound was very loud in the second set.
I thought the band was superb, but clearly not as tight as the PLF of Dec 2003.
I'll take Barry anyday, he really had some great melodic lines, very blues based alternating with lots of arpeggios and real nice Jerry type stuff.
He did a great job on the interludes of the Other One, one of the finest OOs I've seen.
Greasyheart is correct...I knew I saw that bass around..mucho feedback he was going for.
This Band will only get better. I thought the sound for the second set was a lot better than the first set. And they certainly kicked it up in that second set...sleep.
Really dig the early reviews..so cool that people make the effort..
Esp East shows cause it just 10PM here...
The Bimbo's show I got back to my room and posted setlist 6:00AM EST time and The Joint 9:30AM EST..
I have not read anything on this post yet, but as a person who has seen Phil & Friends at least 30 times, the band sounds freakin' awesome. But, only without Chris Robinson. Sorry
the second set is cued up and ready to play after the 1st set ends....
you're right...west coast zoners are fucking jonzing!!!!!!!!!!
thanks captain t-rob
man people really dissin on Chris..I personally think he's great and would take him over Joan anyday..wish he was gonna be around for NYE.
Sounds like a great show. Lots of new stuff Great to see Barry and Larry switching it up. Hope the East Coast is having fun!!
just want add that what everyone says was true
Caution was outrageous - with words!
Cryptical/The Other One - as good as they can possibly get
Peggy-O was perfect too and LOVE the breakouts!
the one thing I do NOT agree with is the view on Chris - he was electric and excellent all night and I was not a fan coming into the show
>>>take a closer look at the bass above... what do you see?????
I don't know man but look above the sheet music stand. I think I see JESUS!
I thought that was wierd too.
.....this is getting good.....
Looks like Phil.
Back home- eat and rest my bones.
I have a new favorite band, and it is Phil Lesh and his new friends. Can't say enough, so won't even try tonite..
Sounds like you guys are loving the new band. Thanx a million for all your reviews. This is what the ZONE is all about!
and to all my friends,
Absolutely amazing. After the 1st set, Pholks were walking around slack jawed. The 1st set was Larry Campbell. Set 2 was SLESSS!!! MOLO ALL NIGHT LONG! He and Phil drive this bus. And although I've hated on Chris in the past, he was awesome last night, especially Gimme Shelter. GOtta get to work, so not much time, but if anyone is still on the fence, I have four words.
GO SEE THIS BAND!!!!
Wow, I am really psyched now for Virginia!! Thanks for the reviews!
thanks all for the lists and revues.
can't wait! can't wait! can't wait! can't wait! can't wait! can't wait! can't wait! can't wait! can't wait! can't wait! can't wait! can't wait!
oooh oooh ooooh i am excited. thanks for the heads up pholks!!!!
sounds great, I can't wait for next thursday night in good ole bean town.
Glad these reviews are positive, and I for one was glad that they all gave up on the ryan experiment, although I am sad about Jimmy H. but as long as the music never stops, I'll be happy.
I went last night and am lookig forward to tonight.
The new line-up is excellent. The last minute switch of Jimmy to Larry had me a little concerned but that dissipated before Phil sang the first verse of Scarlet. The boys sounded great from the very start.
Chris added some nice twists to the melodies of Peggy-O and Althea - making them his own. These versions were MUCH better and reverential than any of the post-GD versions that I have seen the former members play in the Dead, Ratdog, Too, etc. This was due to Chris' vocals, Barry's very Garcia-like wah solos and Larry's fiddle.
The addition of new sounds to the band - pedal steel, mandolin, violin, also helped to revive some tired tunes.
The structure of the show was structured more like a Dead show with the first set being more song oriented and the second set as one long suite of segued songs.
The jams were not as intense as some from the Warren/Jimmy era but I was more than ready for a change. The Phil band from 2000-02 was probably the most musically creative, skilled, and collaborative of any of the GD members post-Dead efforts. That said, the songs are what brought me to the band in the first place and I am glad to see a re-focus on serving the song instead of the jam. Extra kudos for taking chances on some interesting new covers: Cowboy Song (darkly reminiscent of NY's Down by the River/Cowgirl in the Sand minor key jams), Gimme Shelter - a head-banging nugget, and the countrified Do Right Woman. Can't wait to see what's in store tonight!
BTW: Give Chris a break on the lyrics. He just started with the band - what do you guys expect from him? Bobby still can't remember the words to Truckin'!
The magic is back. Phil dropping cluster bombs all night. Feedback>Caution>Feedback was truley something out of this world. I thought Phil was teasing Phil & Ned. Despite Chris having drained the energy at times, the band is very focused and is delivering the goods.
Other highlights include the Long Black Veil. Phil's Bass line for the first couple of verses was so damn heartfelt almost brought a tear to my eye. The jam and outro out of Sugaree was something to behold and new heights have been reached with Sless on pedal steel.
The Jam > Big RxR > Cation was SICK SICK SICK!!! That's it for the other one was chock full with bombs and was played without CR. CR returned for a decent Truckin with Phil still droping the occasional bombs.
I was optomistic of this new line up although went in with very little expectations. I think it will only get better from here on out. Signing out from the <<evil empire>> hehe.
>>>All the "new guys were definatly really good,but its just not the same as the old band, the band that i loved almost as much as the dead,i have a bumper sticker that i bought on summer 01 tour it says "phil and friends, there as good as dead"and i just dont think it will ever be that good again.
the past is the past grab ahold of whats around
>Bobby still can't remember the words to Truckin'!
'swhat happens when you change 'em
Ooh wish I would have gone last night for Whistle stop and Cowboy Movie.
Maybe the bust out WS Walcott's Medice Show and Music Is Love tonight. Ha!
Anyway, hope tonight is as good as last night. Keep the reviews coming.
all I can say is WOW.
It left a smoking crater of my mind I like to blow away .
Great Venue, great line -up. Larry added some great touches with fiddle.
A smoking show for sure, band sounded super tight.
Back tonight for to get my phil
I got in late, but in time for Tenessee Jed and I knew right away these guys did their homework even though it sounded like they were lost at times and missed cues. I think Phil had the band play the Jed riff in sequence over each other which was pretty neat but a tad confusing for the new dudes. Also in Sugaree they accentuated Phil's classic bass line that he plays in the last verse and widened out that familiar scale...very symphonic.
The jam into Big RR was tripped out and directional and led into the tightest and rockin'st version in a while. They sounded like a great blues band...solid groove, strong driving rhythm and great band ending. The resurrection of that old 4 string bass meant only one thing...CAUTION!!! What a jammed out riff. Just like the Good Ole days. Phil was diggin' deep and the other dudes were along for the ride of their lives. Bombs away.
Gimme Shelter was rocked out to the max and they sounded like no other configuratuion of P&F. The members of this group could relate to that song really well although the vocals could use some work. CR had to read the lyrics off the floor and messed up a bit. I think he missed the "I tell ya, Love, sister, it's just a kiss away" verse...Phil covered the band's tracks in a lot of spots. He, even got a little confused in what else, but the Other One. No one's perfect...but the way they executed that song was fantatstic. The classic riff intro was set up in such a way that the band accentuated the punches twice and then gave Phil room with a total silent musical rest so he could lay it down. What a moment...clear as bells. Bubba da, bubba da, bubba da, bubba da, BOOM! Off to the races...smokin' shit. NYC Diesel.
Truckin' sounded true to form and the most reminiscent of the good ole boys. Bomb build up was good and will be better next time around. The Rider was supreme and Phil was droppin' stuff all over the place. The vocals will get tighter as this group progresses. Sless played some great guitar all night and touched on some JG vibes here and there. Larry Campbell is a rocker and ripped up Rider and really knew how to play the intro to Gimme Shelter. Mookie is the most mellow and pleasant keyboardist that I've heard in P&F so far. MOOOOO! (I think that threw him during the band intros.)
These guys are serious about their Rock'n Roll and I'm sure very excited about the journey they've embarked on. I know Phil feels like this band is a breath of fresh air and has great Rock band potential. A great mix of old and new sounds.
Last night was wonderful!! I can't say enough about this band right now. The flexibility that Larry Campbell brings to the table is awesome. Like Phil said, "anything with strings" ;o) And to think that this was only the 2nd show of the tour. They're already melting brains, and by AC they'll be a killing machine, in the best possible way. Barry Sless, especially in the 2nd set, was pure genius. Psychedelic cowboy music indeed!
Big thanks to Sharon, who helped a Zoner in need, and got her Althea in return. Thanks for bringing me down into the REAL Philzone...
Adam G., ya made it just in time, woo-hoo! Worked out perfectly! Hey, PeggyO, you got your PeggyO, too! :o) All the crew at McGoverns, great to meet so many Zoners, too many to name.
Chris Robinson was stellar on Cowboy Movie and Gimme Shelter. I was one of the big haters after the dread New Earth Mud Mexicali Blues incident, but all is forgiven, even if you did diss Teaneck ;o)
OK, on to work, through my buzzin' ears. You will enjoy the rest of this tour, Pholks!
On the positive side of the set list ledger it appears that they saved Cumberland for tonight which (based on reviews) should absolutely smoke with this band.
THAT WAS TOTALLY FUCKING PSYCHOTIC!!!!!
PHIL REMAINS THE UNDISPUTED CHAMP OF THE PSYCHEDELIC UNIVERSE!!!!
THE SOUND IN THAT PLACE IS UNREAL.
PLACE WAS VIBRATING TO RHYTHM OF PHIL'S BASS!!!
HE BUSTED OUT THE OLD 4 STRING DURING CAUTION WHICH WAS WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION.
more later when I can think straight but for now...
hehehehe... Yeah, I guess Mookie doesn't know about how we cheer for the other Mookie around these parts. Mooooooooookie ;o) I think Mookie was kept pretty low in the mix, and it's too bad, because it sounded like he was doing a lot that we couldn't quite hear. I'll be curious to hear the tapes.
Great shot Bones, was that you in front of me in front of Mookie? I think I saw this shot on your camera.
Cowboy Movie..... the significance of this being played should not be underestimated. to the best of my knowledge this song was never played live by Crosby, in ANY band he was in or as a solo performer.
Steven Barncard's recording notes to Crosby's "IICORMN" state "Another song that almost got away.... Recorded completely live, and an early rough mix as well... Crosby pulled this song out only twice (never demoed) and blew out all minds.... I was using really thin tape at the time, Scotch 207, because I was mixing at 30 ips and needed slightly more than 15 minutes per reel (side). We tried to mix this many times, but finally went back to a rough mix from earlier. Both channels severely limited with UREI 1176 limiters with no stereo link, so the center image floats around. Another example of my 'not knowing any better' with good results."
...so I do believe this is the first time this song has ever been played live. if anyone can confirm or add to I'd be very interested to know,,,
get your hands on the 2-disc Crosby "IICORMN" sessions tapes that are circulating...Phil remembers!!!
>That is a Jack Casidy Model Epiphone bass that phil is playing. Jack plays the same one (sam effects) with Tuna
I'll try to do a review later, but let me comment on this. It was not the Jack Cassidy model. this was the one and only Alembic Godfather bass. the bass Phil uses in the GD movie. it was awesome to hear him rip the line to caution on it and do a serious feedback thing, facing his speakers. you could see the air moving where I was seated. it sounded cool as hell.
I will comment though, his modulus has a better bone shaking rumble tone to it. I was glad when Phil strapped that beauty back on and understand why he doesn't use the godfather all the time. cool as hell though to see him rock it!!
and just in case I don't get back to write a full review, my synopsis: great show, great lineup. CR sucks though. especially in the first set. he was missing vocal ques left and right. I just don't think he really knows the songs. and when you give him a guitar, he has even more potential to fuck up a song with mistakes. if CR was Bobby, Phil would have kicked his ass. but Phil was awesome, he is truley the bass master.
Needless to say, it was great seeing so many zoners and I had a blast hanging out with you all. and thanks for the ticket, Sideshow Bob!
well looks like it's already being discussed over here
Per Dead anthology, http://www3.clearlight.com/~acsa/introjs.htm?/~acs a/songfile/COWBOYMO.HTM
Cowboy Movie was played by Jerry w/ Crosby, et al. a couple times in 1970. Wow.
First- It was a great a show, great atmosphere. Now the nitty gritty: I think cambell overplayed last night quite a bit, he needs to add some silence and space to his playing, he was too much in your face..I thought Chris Robinson added a great dimension to the singing and overall mood/feel. Barry Sless is an unbelievable guitar player, he was in fine form last night. I felt molo was the weakest player in the band, he seemed to be struggling in what he was able to contribute. I found it annoying that he was drumming with one hand throughout the night in order to re-adjust his baseball cap repeatedly. everytime He did this, it sounded like a drummer who was adjusting his hat while he was playing. Hopefully tonight he doesn't wear a hat, so he can focus on hitting the right beat with the bass drum. great show, looking forward to tonight!
Sweet jesus I dont know the last time I have experienced anything close to what occurred last night!!!!
He broke out that mother fuckin bass!!!!!!!
While I agree with Ros re: the THUMP of the modulus, man was that something seeing that ole bass in his hands.
PHIL LEFT NO DOUBT......HE IS THE KING!!!!!!
Show left me slack jawed and amazed.
What a pregame, what a venue, what a show, what a night, what a life we get to live!!!!!!!
RUN DONT WALK and catch this band. More later when I get to contemplate the cosmic bliss of it all but man oh man that was SOMETHING!!!!
WE LOVE YA PHIL!!!!!!
And larry fits like a glove.
Still in shock!!!
And we were riding back to have ourselves a party
To celebrate the robbing of the train
We were talking kind of low and lazy
About not having to go out soon again
>to the best of my knowledge this song was never played live by Crosby, in ANY band he was in or as a solo performer
It was played live. The David and the Dorks shows have it on there.
Schmegs, please tell me you got in last night.
Lost track of you before we left McGovern's.
Last thing I remember you saying was, "I'm not working tomorrow. I see some very bad behavior in my future."
>>I will comment though, his modulus has a better bone shaking rumble tone to it.
Of course it does - it's a solid body and the 4 string is a hollow body.
Great show. I just wish that there was more variation in the vocals. I liked tehway it used to be with Phil and two others taking the vocals instead of one person, Chris, taking all but two.
I have to admit that when Chris came out during the transition between Scarlet and Althea (what a great turn ont he dime change that was) and started playing the shakers, in typical musician fashion, I thought to myself, "that should be me up there playing shakers".
>>>in typical musisian fashion...
Speaking of which, I always thought that people who wear jeans with all those patches on them are trying too hard, although I suspect he probably dresses like that during the day, too.
lmao.. well said rik
I just said that rik on another thread. Hey nice meeting ya man!
>>>although I suspect he probably dresses like that during the day, too.
Me too. I don't think he's faking it - he's just really a phreak ;o)
any Kate Hudson sitings? sidestage?
>>people who wear jeans with all those patches on them are trying too hard<<
His wife probably bought those for him at a SoHo fashion designer for $1,000
in the seat next to me as a matter of fact....
everything else last night felt like a fantasy/dream.... can't I add that aspect too??
re: the bass, Guild Starfire modified by Alembic to Phil's specifications in 1970, featuring the very first quadrophonic electronics (pickups).
from the Alembic site.
>>>The addition of new sounds to the band - pedal steel, mandolin, violin, also helped to revive some tired tunes
Now we're talkiing american music!!!!!!! This is so great to hear. I just fucking LOVE THIS SHIT!!!
>any Kate Hudson sitings? sidestage?
>in the seat next to me as a matter of fact....
Get some stinky pinky?
"I think cambell overplayed last night quite a bit, he needs to add some silence and space to his playing, he was too much in your face.."
I consistently saw him lay out or add just the right fill
"I felt molo was the weakest player in the band, he seemed to be struggling in what he was able to contribute. I found it annoying that he was drumming with one hand throughout the night in order to re-adjust his baseball cap repeatedly. everytime He did this, it sounded like a drummer who was adjusting his hat while he was playing. Hopefully tonight he doesn't wear a hat, so he can focus on hitting the right beat with the bass drum"
btw, I think the NYE band will be awesome. not only do I really like Joan, but I see how she has less potential to fuck up songs than chris (read: she doesn't try to play guitar)
Anyone have extra tickets for tonight? Was it hard to get in last night?
The setlist on the main page lists Do Right Woman as "first time played." It's not; we got a Do Right Woman at Mardi Gras last year.
This show only needs one word: CAUTION!
Sick beyond words; it was like being in a time machine and going back 35 years. Big Brown was the tip-off. As soon as it came out and the feedback began I said to my GD buddy of 35 years (while standing at the foot of the stage), we are in for something extra special. Sure enough, as Feedback evolved we turned to look at each other with eyes as big as saucers and with just 2 notes that tipped us off we started high-5ing each other while both shouting at each other at the same instant, "CAUTION". Holy crap; what a total mind-fuck. The whole second set was in another dimension. Cowboy Movie (for those unfamiliar with it, sounds like a cross between FOR WHAT ITS WORTH and COWGIRL IN THE SAND) was a perfect segue. This show must be circulated to be fully appreciated. Incredible venue and unlike some other comments I see here we had zero problems with any sort of ushers or security. This show will give those who had any doubts faith that the sky is still the only limit for these guys.
James Kelly (RJ60)
Yes- I'm not sure of your confusion. This is my opinion that cambell overplayed and that molo should leave the cap off during the show if it is constantly needing to be re-adjusted. Phil was prodding molo to add additional bass drum beats, because molo was not emphazising the right beat. I hope this helps you accept my opinion more.
"I hope this helps you accept my opinion more."
Of course I respect your opinion even if I don't necessarily agree. I just can't remember Molo adjusting his hat even once - although there was a lot to watch- I had an especially perfect/close view of Phil and Campbell !
>>she has less potential to fuck up songs than chris (read: she doesn't try to play guitar)
i thought chris's guitar was tasteful and he purposely did not try to do anything that would clutter the sound-- he was very good all night. joan on the other hand may cause some problems if she keeps trying to hump phils leg on stage
Phil PHucking smokes!
1st set scarlet and cosmic were highlights for me
2nd set from gimme shelter on rocked!
encore was like getting hit with a TRANQUILIZER DART! was lame imho
again, another great time THANKS PHIL!!!
oops the big R.R. was a monster also
I cannot imagine that this has anything to do with where you are in the hall, but for you to not think the entire 2nd set beginning to end (excluding the slow and lame encore; there I must concur, especially after the whole ripping set that preceded it) wasn't the shit, I think you must have been on bathroom break from the awesome Feedback>Caution>Cowboy Movie, which then had an insane series of jams into Gimme Shelter. Can they do better? They can always do better, but they are setting the bar plenty high after last night. I thought they had some transitions that could have been tighter, but none were poor and the jams themselves were ridiculous. I thought they had more equipment problems than anything else, as some of the vocal mike mixes were poor, but I was hearing it all right from the foot of the stage in front of Phil and I thought Mookie was almost inaudible in the mix. Bring it on guys, but anyone who can listen to this second set and not think they just heard some of the greatest sequences of any prior incarnation are NUTS!
>>>I thought the band was superb, but clearly not as tight as the PLF of Dec 2003
And that is a bad thing? Puleeze.
Damn, I miss Newark
So very, very happy that the peeps I know got what they deserved, and much more than they needed. Y'all have a sweet time this weekend with all your travels and turkey and MUSAK.
WOW!!!! What a fuckin show last night. I don't even know if I can quite put it into words. Scarlet started things off with quite a bang. Things went a bit down hill for me Althea to about the half way point of the first set but not because of the music. NJPAC is a beautiful venue with great sound, but is one of the most oppressive I have been to in quite some time.
I was seated in the last row of the orchestra right next to the tapers on the isle where the security lady kept breaking people's balls and continuously flashed us with her flashlight. It got to the point where it was unbearable and it almost seemed like security was purposely trying to ruin people's show. I left my seats and gave them to a hippy chick that kept getting hassled by security for not having a ticket. I headed to the fourth tier where smoking and dancing wasn't an issue.
All I can say is that the show was so mesmerizing and incredible that when the band left the stage before the encore, the crowd was literally speechless. It was as if we had all just gone twelve rounds with Mohammed Ali. Phil was unreal last night. I won't even bother with a play by play, but the from Caution all the way through to Rider, we were treated to the most incredible music I have ever witnessed.
Larry Cambell was good but a bit overbearing at points. I think I liked him more than Jimmy for this kind of music but make no mistake about, Barry Sless elevated the show to the stratosphere and beyond. Larry played the fiddle during the Other One and Barry just killed. It was mind blowing. EPIC!!! Mookie was the best keyboard player I've seen in Phil and friends but he was a bit low in the mix. Chris Robinson was good for the most part, but there were acouple of times that I felt like he was getting in the way. Larry played a little pedal steel last night too. I thought Larry was a bit too in our face during set one last night but he took a step back during set two and really let Barry light up the stage with his guitar and pedal steel pyrotechnics last night. Keep an eye out for Barry this tour. He is the man and I didn't miss Jimmy the least little bit last night.
Truly epic show. The look on everyone's face when the show ended last night was the same look you have after you've had the best sex of your life. You know, the kind where you don't know what to say, or if you're even capable of saying anything. I'm telling you, it was wierd. I've never heard a place so quiet after the band walks off the stage before the encore, and in Jersey no less... People would have been shaking the place to its foundation after a typical Dead show. Last night people didn't even know how to react to what had just gone down. Jaw dropping incredible. Just listen to the tapes. Only two things could improve the sound 1)Turn Mookie up. He is the best keyboard player Phil has had in his lineups thus far and 2) Larry could tone it down just a wee bit when he is playing his Telecaster. Other wise, this lineup is about as good as it gets imo. EPIC!!!! show last night. I can't emphasize this point enough. Cowboy movie was quite the bust out. See you again for round two tonight.
"All I can say is that the show was so mesmerizing and incredible that when the band left the stage before the encore, the crowd was literally speechless."
I can vouch for this - everyone was stunned into silence by the end of set 2
you couldn't cheer or yell or anything - what great a feeling it was
I'm glad you heads had a good time.after listening to the stream they were relentless...
this is the second time these guys have played,
can only make me wonder what else we are in store for.Phil delivers
Well, Pete and Cary both GOT IT! They were right about the stunned reactions too. These two were definitely at the same show I was at. I see Pete also thought Mookie was almost lost in the mix. I did not find Larry over-bearing though as pete said. I thought he and Barry (who did strut out from behind Jimmy's shadow, big time) complimented each other rather well and traded licks like old partners in the second set in particularl. Oh well, I guess it is time to drive those 8 long miles over to NJPAC. Oh, the agony we go through to get our fill of Phil!
hate to say this, but jimmy and warren who??? just kidding, but after last night, no one can say larry or barry aren't up to the task. i have seen almost every line up, and this is one of the best, even compared to plq. larry is so versitile, playing fiddle, mandolin, guitar,pedal steel with subtlety and power, switching instruments so effortlessly and un-noticably, and his vocals are so sweet and passionate, great addition. barry is so tight and somewhat jerryish, but has his own style, he helped chris alot with eye contact. mookie finally turned up in second set, amzing on b.railroad, the crowd was blown away, the caution and feedabck was so 70's ish, so psychedelic and exploritory, i think larry was in heaven, phil stood so close to molo, they were locked in all night,sweet song choices too, can't wait to see what else is busted out, songs of the night, sugaree and caution! one of the best phil shows i've seen, so happy to be going to AC!
>>>>>>Serious "train" theme tonight...
Wow, that's really heavy.
Maybe Phil can do a 'Jimmy & Warren' theme when I go in Oakdale.......
Just a thought.
>>>>>>> John J. Wood
THE John J Wood of Deadbase fame?
We used to chat on a different board when the dead was still worth seeing, 12-14 years ago.......
I must respectfully disagree here though.
I want my Dark Star, Other One, Slipknot, St Stephen, 11, Viola, etc. not a bunch of unknown (to me) material. For a proper setlist example, see 11-30-03 or 7-5-02 or 4-20-01 or 5-27-00........
I'm too old (and handicapped, i.e. the pain it puts me through to go) to do 1-3 shows & sit there listening to 50-75% non-Dead material (estimate) & have no 'jams in the first set on top of it.
thanks for the reports
Hey buckster, BOnes thought of you on the train, I think, and said that you would have liked the jam in the second set-- were your ears ringing?
Listening to the discs now and must say I love Mookies '80 Brent keyboard sound.
been too busy to write and don't really have all that much time to devote to this now but there's a few things that I need to get off my chest
*this freakin band has legs. They seem to lose it a bit during the transitions but the highs really fucking reach the outer rim
*Barry Sless blew my fuckin face off more so than anyone since Garcia
*CHRIS NEEDS TO KNOW WHEN TO SHUT THE FUCK UP AND STEP LET PHIL SING DURING THE PIERCING MOMENTS. I was in the 4th row and saw them really trying to harmonize a few times and hope the find it but god fucking damn chris ruined the Cosmic Charlie "calling youuuuus".. an unforgivable offence in my book
*Larry Campbell is layed back and cool...kinda looks like Matt Dillon on acid
*Big Railroad was as fine a time I had getting down in a long long time. Like I told Peggy during the show..
on weekend nights in high school I used to come back to my parents house baked out of my mind after whatever random keg party and jam skull fuck in the kitchen, Big Railroad always make me think of that
the sound from the Barry side 4th row was as thick as I've ever experienced, at certain points you could cup your hands and feel those waves.. kinda like a sea of joy to borrow a line from Traffic
*the Feedback>Caution>Feedback was beyond sick. I haden't noticed the switch in my post Big Railroad fury haze when G-Mack tapped me on the shoulder and turned me on to the fact that the 4-String was indeed in our presence. I felt as if I was watching the GD movie as our realities turned upside down. The THICK thump that Phil was able to hammer out of that thing was was as indelible of a sound that I've ever had the pleasure up hearing. Watching Phil get THE FUCK OFF with the 4-String during the close end feedback was too cool for words
*the Gimme Shelter was loud and fucking rocked the crowd into a New York style frenzy...:::love sistas:::...
*Phil dropped a bomb in Rider that made it feel like every molecule in the NJPAC rumble
*the encore freakin sucked
>>*Barry Sless blew my fuckin face off more so than anyone since Garcia
Sless is more
Lesh is best
A Molo fest
Good vibe Mookie
lil late but here goes~
long Black Veil was worth the price of admision alone.
second set mayhem was furious and tasty at the same time.
Other One brought me to my knees and made me flee to have a smoke outside
Beyond cool seeing all the Usual Suspects smilin faces ( and plenty of new meet n greets throughout the night~ ).
We cut quite the swath round 3-5 rows left by the end of the evenin
I got a hard toss coming in- waistband around, down to ankles , pulled up the pants legs a bit~ but after that- security was NEVER an issue for me ( sorry to hear others not fairing as well )
In fact- I thought the venue was the shit ( not to be confused with The Shit that is newark ....geez- drop an H Bomb on that place...please )
pre n Post game hilarity ~
nice call on McGoverns
then we had to wait for a train outta there in Newark Penn. thats where the real comedy started.
Jo's(?) JoJo's Bar( ?) whatever the bar in the station was called. Damn. If ya ever need to feel better about yourself....this is the place !
kickin it with Bones, Peggy-O, Althea, and the two Chinese barmaids ( though I still still they were low grade Korean knock-offs...no self respectin chinese chic would be workin THAT side of the river)and of course.....so we could blend and be true to our surrroundings~ our menthol smokes
anyway- couldnt have scripted a better eve
see these Guys.
they are THAT good
thanks to all
the best phil show ive ever seen, hands down.
i just loved it, the sound was stellar, Phil just wouldnt let up, fine perfromance, Phil is an Animal! youve been warned!
NJPAC IS AN AWESOME PLACE
Phil was tearing up caution...inf***ingcredible!!!!!
Based on the SB reocrding I downloaded, the drums sounded a little boom(y)...and I would have loved the violin to have less reverb...more raw sound...but Larry has an incedible guitar sound and style...lovin' it