Let the Games Begin!!!!!!!!!!
Let The Party Begin ! WOOHOO !
just made me a nice margarita to kick things off !
GO PHIL !!!!!
Sittin' at Fell and Cole just about to walk out the door to see me some Phil!
wheels on fire, cosmic, mason
who are the friends?
who are the friends?
Is Warren there?????
scofield, joan, osby, larry, rob, molo, phil
joan is there singing fire right now
>Mr Charlie (Joan),
Pride Of Cucamonga (Phil),
Friend Of The Devil (Phil..!!..)
>Wheels On Fire
>They Love Each Other
>Turn On Your Lovelight
>Fire On The Mountain
>I Know You Rider
phil likes the shofar
little piece 4 u
>Mr Charlie (Joan),
Pride Of Cucamonga (Phil),
Friend Of The Devil (Phil..!!..)
>Wheels On Fire
>They Love Each Other
>Turn On Your Lovelight
>Fire On The Mountain
>Morning Dew (Joan)
>I Know You Rider
A Little Piece For You
the interplay was amazing!
That "creaking" "tweaking" digital delay sound Sco was making all night was just mind-blowin!It has "battle of the axes" written all over it..with Phil in the middle as the referee.
Im blown away by this band and the great times I had this evening. Review later to come.
They fit so well together... Phil me up Scofield...
my goodness! someone call my momma! thank you phil for giving ryan his pinkslip
wheels on fire? Whats that? Info, I need info!
no send off for Ramrod.
thanx Tar w & GDad 4 setlists all night!! us pholk in the wild northlands really appreciate it!!
oh, that was FUN!!! yipee!!!!!
both verses of dark star?
looks like only 1st verse
Phil should stick to Phil songs, broken arrow, chain, box and etc. branch out a little, maybe do a psychedelic classical interpretation without the need for jerry songs. The mason's looked nice though.
Time to get fresh in this season of resurrection, Phil!
Were there any spinners there? Heh Hehh
thanks 'honest'...... dark star>dew...doent get any better...cant wait to hear it later...
Damn, someone take pity on us and wake up early and post a review!-)
setlist and band both look good on paper, that fo sure.
wake up you fuckers and give us a review!
setlist and line up looks very nice...
no spinners cause they would knock into the video cams ! :-)
Only the sloppy spinners would do that.
Great setlist!!!! Wow. . . Anyone coherent enough to write a review?
damn Pacific Standard Time... c'mon people, we easties need some reviews!??!!!?!
awesome setlist, awesome lineup
wish i was there
summer tour starting to look real good!
an ode to Ramrod?
its just my $.02 but i would venture to say the 'piece for u' was for ramrod, just me though...
I can't believe I'm awake. I'll leave full reviews to those who can write well. My review reads "best line-up EVER". This was the show to archive on video. The band was obviously well rehearsed.
Phil started with a touching funny story about Ramrod. There was also a nice memorial in the lobby with Ramrod's photo and roses. Ramrod was remembered well.
Set 1 was scortching, from Shakedown through the last note of a short Mason's. Wheel's on Fire was the highlight for me, with the break in Pride something that must be heard again. Short, but intense set.
Set 2 delivered on the promise. The Scarlet jams were intense and the whole place was alive. TLEO was unique and played way different than Jerry ever did it...fast focused. It was the highlight of the whole night for me. Much of the rest of the set is a blur after that, although almost everything was outstanding. Joan was in command for Lovelight and brought her best all night...she is the best vocalist to ever grace the band. Osby was beatiful in Dark Star, but chronically low in the mix all night. I hope to hear lots more Osby tonight.
I just realized that I didn't mention Phil once! The maestro delivered on the band and also on bass. Bombs were flying all night, especially the second set. I love you, Phil!
>>>>Bombs were flying all night, especially the second set. I love you, Phil!
What Blueleboy said! Great show, they really hit their stride during the second set. First set was a bit choppy (edgy), but they finally smoothed things out nicely in the second set. Joan brings it on home, wow. Morning Dew had me in tears and her singing on Lovelight was tops. Scofield and Campbell really jamed together in the second set and Osby added the perfect touch. This band found IT in the second set, and IT was great. Thanks PHIL!!
Can't make the show tonight, you lucky bastids are in for a treat - but I'm looking forward to the DVD, hurry and get it out please!
Welcome back God on drums: MOLO!!!!!
Oh yes, Molo!! Kept the groove going all night long.
Everyone on stage did a phenomonal job. You know it's a good show when there's a perma grin on the face...and I only had one shot of tequilla* (or was that two?)
*reference to the tequlla teases they played, and well a very tasty margarita at the Anu.
Damn, I forgot Molo and Barraco? They were outstanding as usual.
Did Baracco sing any songs?
Phil did a Ramrod rap before show started...
I was listening on cell..He mentioned that he lost a Very Dear and Close Friends..told a few stories..
The one I could hear clearly was..
Ramrods wife..a great lady..Back in the early days of their relationship..she was living with a man that was holding her captive..The entire band went over to the dudes house and extricated her..
Probably close to 40 years ago that happened..
Phil obviously very much loves and appreciates both Ram and Mrs. Ram..(who took care of peoples house..watered pants feed pets etc when band was on the road..)
I don't recall Rob taking the lead vocals at any point, he added harmonies though..and his playing was spot on.
Say more! Nancy, how was Osby? Was he trading licks with Scofield and Larry at all? Any memories about on-stage goings-on during any particular songs? You're our lifeline here!-)
your lifeline has to leave for work in 2 minutes! damn. yes, Osby would sit back and come in at just the right moment, and they all clicked. joan was front and center and most of the interaction was between scofield and campbell, and it seems like Osby blended it all together. Phil and Molo were working great to keep the machine going and Rob was laying down some sweet melodies. I had a perma grin on for the second set and my eyes closed most of the time, the music was pure estacy, and phils bombs sent me a quivering.
sorry gotta run.
What time did the show end?
This is the hottest lineup yet.
>>>>Osby was beatiful in Dark Star, but chronically low in the mix all night. I hope to hear lots more Osby tonight
Funny I had the exact opposite feeling. Way too high in the mix for me and at one point I noticed barraco signalling to the guys at the control tower to turn him down.
I got into my seats just as shakedown started so unfortunately I missed the Ramrod bit. The crowd was full of energy and the band was cranking but the sound to me was a bit muddled for me...Either there were too many instruments on stage or that my ears had yet to adjust.
FOTD was the place where the band really started to gel. They were playing these songs and pushing them into new places and it was great not to have the same old same old and FOTD was a perfect example. For some reason this one really stuck out in my head.
Scofield and Larry were trading licks all night and enjoying the moment. The band was lovin it.
I concur that Wheels on fire was good...I woke up singing it this morning so it must have left an impression but for me the Cosmic Charlie cruised into outerspace with Mount ST MOLO exploding. I hope they release these entire shows and don't splice it all up for the DVD.
Masons also pushed limits and summed up the first set.... With a small hiccup here or there the set was just what I wanted, good song selection, short, feisty, and packed with tons of energy.
Second set started with the spacey scarlet...and although I had hoped they would bust into fire for old times sake I was not dissapointed by an upbeat TLEO...faster tempo, rockin..with a slight hint of blues.
Lovelight featured joan taking steps out into the audience. My .02 was that she was really up and down. Her vocals were strong most of the night but the Yoko ono impressions I could have done without. She knows how to work the crowd and lead the band...perhaps it's not always successful but I am happy she is willing to take the risks and feel comfortable to say "hey, I'm in charge now."
A breif break and fire was burbling from phils bass...oh how delicious...building after each verse with scofield and Larry going at each other...it drifted off in the end.. (I would have preferred a climax...)
Dark star was perfect...intense and focused at first and then spacey towards the end. Phil nailed the first words....DAAAAAAAAAARRRRK STAAAAAAAARRRRR....
And Dew...how I love this song...joan singing soulful, perfectly paced... not over the top but just right.
And the I know you rider to finish it off....yowsa...the hits keep coming.
Good lovin was a nice ending...I haven't heard that song since probably 95, so it was refreshing and comfortably familiar.
Overall I have to say it was a very good show. A few minor bumps but a rocker with new sounds and jams and all the wonderful thngs I still go to shows searching for.
Show started at 8:30 first set seemed like 50 minutes to an hour. Second set started maybe around 10:30 and the show ended at midnight on the nose. I think due to the work night factor.
Dudes.....man yesterday was such a comedy of errors I can't believe I got back here without being run over by a bus or something. I mean......FUCK, what else.... It's real good to be here though.
Lots of fun. Joan was awesome, for realsies. Even I dug looking at her, and I'm not into chicks. Second set was the ticket. Game balls to molo, joan, and Scofield. The sax didn't do it for me at all though. It had its moments, but also it's adult contemporary moments. Not my thing I guess, but at least it didn't get in the way (except I'd sure rather have heard a guitar or even a keyboard cut through). Lots of good ballsy stuff going on too, so I'm really looking forward to tonight.
Phil told a nice story about the band going over to some dude's house to "get ramrod's woman". Righteous. I like when dudes get all dude-like.
Admin...Homepage has wrong date for setlist link..
And I think a bad link to this review thread on that setlist page..
Ramrod rap started at 8:13PM..
Thanks for the reviews..
The main on-stage interations that I noticed were between Scofield and Campbell. Larry clearly owned the first set. He and John seemed to have their eyes locked. Larry would lay down a lick, give a big smile straight to John, seeming to dare him to follow. Scofield is really animated with his expressions and clearly enjoyed the duel. In the second set, Scofield seemed to take the lead in instigating the back & forth. He was all over Scarlet>TLEO>Lovelight>Fire. It must be re-heard to be appreciated, and luckily, we'll all get to see it!
The other interaction that I recall was between Joan and John. I think that it wsa Lovelight, but the two of them were totally locked togther. Joan can really use her voice as an instrument and the connection was very sincere. The joy on Johns face was so clear.
I thought fire was particularly good and what zang said about good lovin was right on. I didn't even mind joan's wailing (it was mixed to be not too up front).
Someone asked about Osby. He didn't play on at least half the songs. When he did, he only had enough space to truly solo a few times -- Campbell and Scofield were just having too much fun. Osby did do some interesting stuff in the jams in and around Dark Star. Hoping he'll get a bit more spotlight tonight.
Overall, pretty good show -- holds a lot of potential for the summer tour, for which, alas, as is often the case, the SF shows are just a warm-up...
(Could I possibly be the first one on this site to note that there were no Ryan tunes in either set? Not that I myself would have minded...)
sounds like a great show....can't wait for the torrent.
Don't hold your breath for a download. I didn't see a single taper in the place.
The dueling guitars, almost Allmanesque, still has me grinning like a vampire at a blood drive.
11 hours and counting......
Did anyone else have cameramen in their face? My gf and I were this one cameraman's standby, he'd cruise along the aisle at the bottom of the balcony filiming the crowd and more than a few times ended up with his lense pointed right at us from about 4 feet away. Caught us burning tough a few times, kinda freaked us out NSA style. She was getting a bit tripped out by the closeups of us burning.
I told the gf to chill that he just liked the contrast between my colorful JGB tyedye and her black dress.
since no tapers....they better get a giddyup with that DVD
Larry Campbell sang This Wheels on Fire as his life depended on it and also sang verses of Fire on the Mountain and Dark Star I believe. John Scofield was every bit of what you might expect him to be - firey and flying high. Larry and Sco's musicial conversation was nothing short of thrilling. Osby was right in the mix too - a good listener who picked his moments to shine. The rythem section of Phil Lesh and John Molo not only locked in, but was as solid as I've ever heard them. Joan Osborne's vocals and sexy swaying were just perfect- all night- and her vocal acrobatics competed with the guitars at one point. I forgot to mention Rob Barraco. While Rob didn't sing lead all night his stellar harmonies allowed Joan, Phil, and Larry to shine..shine..shine..Midway in the second set the houselights went up I guess to allow for a cleaner video image for the cameramen. The stage backdrop appeared to be a forest that became 3 - D at times giving a very spacy backdrop for Phil and Friends to make their musical magic. This band is a huge step forward for an already illustrious Phil and Friends history and the DVD will bring the rest of the planet in on what we already know. That Phil Lesh and Friends are the real shit. I don't know about you but I'm ready to take the Phil Lesh & Friends Summer Tour Challange!
drats....so they filmed the DVD last night, or is that tonight? I'm sure somebody stealthed it....holding breath.
I thought it was a damn good show.
The first set was only fair. While it was tight I didnt sense much magic. Sencond set was another beast entireley. Phil Lesh had the flood gates open and the band was right behind him. Some excellent jamming but sometimes too muddy with Ornsby.
First Scralet begonias Ive heard in a while. Great time.
They Love Each Other was funky and perfect in both placement, content and execution.
Love light was a montser though a mit muddy at times. Joan was a true proffesional.
Fire on the Mountain! Best post Jerry version Ive heard.
Dark Star was very psychedeleic. More upbeat than scary. Felt almost triumphant.
The Morning Dew was INSANE. Joan is such passionate singer. So very pretty. The creshendo jams were amazing as expected.
All in all a great show. More than anything Phil prooved once again that something special and subtle was discovered 30+ years ago and Phil is still holding that tourch as bright as ever.
>>>so they filmed the DVD last night, or is that tonight?
Glad you stayed wiz!!!
Don't have much to add to what's already been said, but have to say that last night was the one of the most-cranked up I've heard Phil's bass in ages. Me, Cinderoo, and BOTB were pretty much right in the pocket, DFC center drink-rail, and Phil just keep delivering body blow after body blow all night. He never went upside my head for the knockout blow, but with all of those body shots he didn't have to, as he was rattling my solar plexus from jump street
And let me say that as a witness to BOTB's comedy of errors day in the city, we are indeed fortunate that she is still among those walking upright this morning
Hey BOTB, if you see this, holler at me on my cell. Same thing to you Cinderoo
the show last night was sort of a mixed bag for me. lots of soaring, magical, incredible moments and some serious halts and slow downs. joan was simply incredible all night...her voice and presence...WOW! i felt like she had me in the palm of her hand all night..."whatever you want, joan honey" ;-)
second set was much more fluid than the first and wayyyy more intense. i can't wait for tonight. i have a feeling they were just getting into the groove. because, whew, this band has some serious groove potential, as well as powerhouse potential. high, high anticipation for tonight for me.
bonus too was that the dvd filming really kept the floor a more manageable space. it was nice to not be all crowded out like usual.
doesn't anyone have any pictures to post?! would love to see some.
>>>Phil prooved once again that something special and subtle was discovered 30+ years ago and Phil is still holding that tourch as bright as ever.
was listening to a Comes a Time from 71 last night and was just amazed on how ON TOP OF IT Phil was. that early on he knew exaclty how he wanted to interperate the tune, articulate his ideas, and executed them to perfection. he even seemed more dialed in than old Jer (and Jer was dialed in bigtime). Phil continually amazes me, past, present, hopefully future and BEYOND .
I want to know where Joan got that dress.
Did anyone else notice Scofield was v low on the mix for most of the 1st set?
The whole bad was right-on. I, for one, liked Joan's moaning during instrumentals. It wasn't like Donna caterwauling -- just pure, visceral, kissed-by-angels emotion.
this show, check out the comes a time, so sweet, even a a little Jerry Falseto and as stated above Phil is DIALED in like a mofo...
12-05-71 Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y. (Sun)
1: Bertha, BIODTL, Big Boss Man, B. E. Women, Muddy Water, Jack Straw, Mr. Charlie, Tennessee Jed, El Paso, Deal, Playin, Next Time, Comes A Time, Casey Jones, Saturday Night
2: Truckin, Ramble On, Hurts Me Too, Sugaree, Sugar Magnolia, Dark Star Jam> Me & My Uncle> Dark Star Jam> Top Of The World, Bobby McGee, Big RxR Blues, Mexicali, You Win Again, NFA> GDTRFB> NFA
E: Johnny B. Goode
FM broadcast WNEW-New York - only "Muddy Water" - last "Dark Star Jam": 10-30-68  - also: NRPS - Orchestra $3.50 - $5.50
>I want to know where Joan got that dress.
yea...me too! so much charisma, that gal has. the dress just put it all into the stratosphere. when she walked out on stage, i heard gasps from people around me and saw them gaping all slackjawed and happy at her.
Thanks for all the comments, folks! Sounds like a way cool time at the Warfield last night, and glad
to read of Larry's & Scofield's interactions.:-)
I love you Joaniecakes!
People in chicken suits just want to be noticed
My only real gripe with set one was that it was criminally short. Other than that I can't find to many nits to pick
12-5-71 is one of my all-time favorite shows. Epic show plus one of my very favorite Bill Graham intros. Muddy Water makes it a must-have just for that one song, but fortunately the whole thing cooks
>>>Caught us burning tough a few times, kinda freaked us out NSA style. She was getting a bit tripped out by the closeups of us burning.,,,,<<<< The whole show was one giant "set-up"They left the lights on all night so they could film folks getting puffing weed.Phil will then put up a web site where you'll be given a free t-shirt if you identify them.
Doogels wakes up. . . rubs his eyes.
Suddenly an image flashes in his mind of the night before. HOLY CRAP!!!
I had a blast last night. Somewhere in there I think was tucked in a KICK ASS show with a KICK ASS band. Pregame at Anu was bangin'. So many kind folks there! Even Johnny came through. There was no line at the Warfield at all, so I just two-stepped right through the doors. (I asked if we could bring cameras tonight; they said no). I quickly had a beer in my hand (thanks, Hall!) and found that the party continued. Heard some noise, realized the show was starting w/out me, and we headed on in.
Our seats were perhaps the best seats I've ever had at the Warfield. Old family friends surrounded.
Thing is, I blinked and the first set was over. It's as if I missed it! The set break went really fast, too. I felt like I was one step behind most of the night.
From my perspective, I could see Rev, Canyon -- that whole crowd, but couldn't find a few faces I wanted to see.
Even still, I think back on last night and just shake my head. It was absolutely out of control...
I thought Scofield was way low in the mix for the entire first set and a good cuck of the second. His leads were coming through but when he was cording and in a rythem mode, he was real hard to hear.
Decent show--more of a peak moments show then consistantly strong IMHO. Some of the jams just couldn't really jell--I would say they were feeling each other out--muscially that is-and just geting to know each other. Osby is a true harmonic master--he is great--I wish he would play more--meaning on more of the tunes--he was there on maybe 50% of the songs. I really do love Joan's vocal contribution
Phil's pre-show speech about Ramrod focused on
Ram's love for his family and the example that he set for Phil for his own family. Ramrod was a dedicated husband and father, I had a feeling the show's setlist would weave in and out of these themes and it sure did.
Pride was my favorite part of the show, pure Phil at it's best with rapid fire bombs dropping all over the place, damn I love that mid jam with it's deep bluesy rock out.....coming down from OREGON, it reminded me of Hunter's eulogy to Ramrod where he mentioned that he was a country boy from that state swept up by the pranksters.
Mason's also brought me back to Ram with the obvious death and re-birth statements, Mason's Children grew and grew, Ram's child??
Come on Home Your Mama's calling you....R Rod popped back into my psyche (isn't it amazing how Phil can develop these setlists to effect the audience like this) as the goodness he seemed to exemplify became an example to us through this song. He lived his life in the 'right' and what i heard Phil saying is that if you aint you better cuz your mama's call'n you!
TLEO was just plain sicko, who else can create a groove like that except Phil? Another reference to Ram and his Wife perhaps?? I sure was thinking that after what phil said pre-show and then when Scarlet was played it became obvious...She was not like other girls, other girls.....
Going to miss me when I'm gone, I Know You Rider smoked and again Mr. Rod put back in my psyche with that statement...And a little piece for you, yeah you get the picture!
Some quick notes on the playing and the 'friends' configuration:
To be honest not a big fan of Scofield, noticed myself miss'n the Herring's twang last night and the subtle Jerry fills by Sless. Scofields tone also gets lost with Osby sometimes as his guitar has an almost muffled horn sound to it sometimes. Really enjoyed Joan's singing and for the record if I could pick Joan or Robinson I'd take Joan hands down...Larry is down right wicked with some of his work on electric but again Sless popped back into my head as he really 'knows' the subtle licks which make GD music flow, that was missed last night. OK PHIL ON THE OTHER HAND WAS JUST HUGE!! You all know what I'm talking about but he was plucking 3 different notes at a time in a blink of an eye then right back to a wham, bomb! The jam leading out of TLEO was goose bump city for me, just sick sick stuff is all i can say! Thanks so much Phil for inspiring me with your strings and I look forward to more tonight! China Cat please?
I've got to agree with what you're saying. I think the show had some really fine moments, but wasn't consistently blowing my mind (as I'm sure tonight's will!). I do think the band was sort of feeling each other out, and that Sco was definitely low in the mix during first set, but seemed to get boosted more in the 2nd, during which he did seem to take more charge and started hitting his stride.
I don't know Osby that well (don't think I'd seen him before last night), but agree that he should probably be involved in more tunes. I didn't get a whole lot of sense about his playing from the limited time hearing him.
Highlights for me:
Pride of Cucamonga (just having not seen this one in a while)
Wheel's on Fire - great Dylan tune and Larry sang this one with confidence, since he probably played it plenty of times.
Mason's - hadn't seen this one in while (PLQ, I guess?), and it was pretty rocking.
However, as a few other folks mentioned, the first set was really short (about an hour) and didn't really have much continuity.
The 2nd set did jell a lot more for me, and I thought highlights were:
Scarlet - nice soloing by both guitarists (from what I can recall)
Dark Star -> Dew - the Star was rather nice, but seemed a bit on the short side (that's OK) - the Dew was really good, with great vocals by Joan and some great guitar interplay - anyone notice that Phil opted to drop the riff that leads into the dramatic solo section? - that was an interesting move, and thought it worked just fine.
Phil did sound way up in the mix (damn well should be, especially with the DVD being made), and that's a good thing. Larry was excellent and Sco really shined during the 2nd set. Joan did a great job as usual, and Molo and Baracco are givens. Joan's dress was very classy and sexy, and Phil wasn't wearing his usual running shoes (think it has something to do with the DVD?).
Overall, I'd say the show was good-very good, but I'm expecting the total bomb tonight. Still, I like this unit a lot, and would enjoy seeing more of them.
It'll be interesting to see if they all wear the same clothes tonight. Sometimes when filming multiple nights they have the artists wear the same clothes so they can edit it all together to look seemless.
Hey, no Ryan Adams songs!
First set good shakedown into mr. Charlie. Joan nails that one.
Pride of Cucamunga - I could've listened to the album but there
were some good jams.
Friend of the Devil, why oh why does Phil stil sing this. Ruined
an average version.
This Wheel's on fire - slow tempo, Larry Campbell on lead vox
Nice Joany Cosmic Charlie
Decent Mason's with lots of guitar interplay, Sco and Larry
were goin' at it.
All and all a pretty solid B, maybe a B- (first set)
Second set had a little more umph but didn't have it's faults...'
good opening jam into a very slow tempo Scarlet. Into TLEO....
can't think I've heard Phil play that before. Just decent,
Phil on vox!... no '73 bridge
There was some sticky stuff in therin, maybe in the jam out of
Lovelight was the rave-up, everyone givin' their' R&B best
Fire on the Mtn. started off awful w/Phil on vox. Joan tooke
the next verse but it took her a few times around to get
ready for it. 3rd was Larry, not my fav. lead singer,
Nice Wheel, into a nice dark star >dew... Joan sang beutifully
on the dew but the closing jam could have gone a little
more over th etioop. Into a std+ Rider.
Encore - Just a piece of you with larry on fiddle. I like that
Nice good lovin' (not one of my top pics by any means) with a
whole out tight cut sexy dancin' joan...
Molo wore some funny sunglasses for some part
same clothing tonight
wow, looks great!
what an ideal lineup, imo!
thx for reviews, all!
Couple things to add.
While buying my obligatory Phil T-shirt, we ran into a SF local master sushi chef/acquantaince/friend They spoke hardly any English, but we were all able to communicate somewhat thank to the MUSIC!!!!
DAMN I love this kind of stuff
If you've ever traveled for a GD or post GD show and thought you had jet lag, these folks deserve some sort of prize!!!
SOOOOOOOOOOOO cool to meet and hang with new friends from across the globe literally.
If you're ever near Market Street and Pearl St. Between Octavia and Guererro, please stop in, get some sushi and mention the GD. I believe it's Sushi Zone, but they may have changed the name anyway, check 'em out. Beware though, they are so popular that last time I was there it took 2 1/2 hours to get a table and we're friendly with the dude who owns the place...
>>>anyone notice that Phil opted to drop the riff that leads into the dramatic solo section? - that was an interesting move, and thought it worked just fine.
My thoughts exactly.
Also, it was fun when during the end of set break while the band was doing to pre-2nd set huddle and then broke the huddle how the crowd howled and cheered that the huddle was broken. A sort of 123 Go TEAM kind of deal, made me smile and sort of reminded me of that "Wish You Were Here" sing along we all had at Bimbo's
Frank..Would love to get bunch of Zoners to fly to Japan for some Acid Mothers Temple shows..
Maybe find a Winemaker a Brew Master or a Record Store owner in Yokahoma to be our host...
>>>get bunch of Zoners to fly to Japan for some Acid Mothers Temple shows..
Frank...very cool to hear about those Japanese
folks! Hope they are truly having a real good time! :-)
Wheel's on Fire - great Dylan tune and Larry sang this one with confidence, since he probably played it plenty of times.
Larry has played his share of versions with Dylan,
particularly around '97-'98, as Dylan brought the
song back into rotation at his shows in '96.
I was also lucky enough to see Rick Danko sit in
with Dylan for a version (8/18/1997 - Oakdale
Theatre, Wallingford, CT), swapping verses with
Dylan. They also did a duet take of "I Shall Be
Released" in the encore segment where Danko sang
the second verse twice.
Thanks to Monkey Tunes for handing out 100 Red, White & Blue sweatbands to those of us who were waiting on line to get into the Warf last night. It was a great idea and a cool way to celebrate these shows. Hope we got some wrists on camera!
The Japanese folks may have been in town for a two-fer; Ichiro was at the Coliseum, and as always, the place was packed with people who'd flown out to see him.
It was old school Phil & Friends: Lesh conducting those SCREAMING guitars. Warfield #1 was great.
i wonder if those were the same japanese dudes i met on the floor at the 5/13/05 warfield show..sounds like the same description!!!! they didnt speak english and were really cool..i went to the show alone and ended up standing next to them right in front of the stage on the floor, they saved my spot for me the entire show...never one word spoken except smiles, smiles, smiles.."we made a fine connection, Lord you can see that its true"
The thing with Osby is that he won't play unless he has something to say, and that's a great gift. Every time I've seen him with Phil I've been amazed at his sense of timing and harmony and his ability to spot a place that "needs" a note. He never wails just for the sake of it. Think of someone you know who doesn't talk much but always says something worth listening to when they do (like Ramrod); that's Osby. I'd love to be there tonight, I'll bet he and Scofield get out there big time. Can't wait for this DVD.
a fun time at the Warfield, which for once was not overly packed on the floor.
this show was practically a rehearsal, with the band members feeling each other out. Scofield was fairly slow to pick up on the situation. Osby added very little, with his solos not really synergising into the cumulative jam effect: merely solos, when the rest of the band needed to pretty much stop while Osby did his thing.
the first set was weak. when Pride of Kookville is the highlight, you know times are tough. our crew gave set one a 3 on the 10 scale.
second set was better but still not great. nice setlist, but still kind of choppy. we gave it a 7.
overall, show was a 5 on the 10 scale, being perhaps a bit generous. hopefully, tonight the band will be gellin' like Magellan.
joan looked like she'd lost 10 or 15 pounds since the New Years shows, very svelte. perhaps she's stopped breast-feeding and headed back to the gym.
Show was amazing. Worst part was getting home. Caltrans was doing roadwork on the approach to the Bay Bridge so everyone was forced to use the local streets. They also had about 3 bridge onramps closed. It took an hour to go 1 block. I wound up going to Walnut Creek via the San Mateo Bridge.
Jellyroll mentioned the Ramrod echos thruout setlist..
Wonder what songs if any Phil played last nite in memory of Ramrod..that maybe he would not have played..and were maybe not rehearsed thoroughly..
Surly Phil's mindset was affected...
The pics of Ramrod in lobby mentioned on this thread apparently were over by where the big pic of Jerry hangs in lobby..
Scofiled couldn't be heard from where I was in the balcony, but about halfway through first set they got him turned up. Great band, I love John Scofield, and Larry Cambell was killing the leads! Nice chemistry going between the two guitarists. Second set you could hear Scofield much better, and they got into a great guitar duel on Fire. It was a hassle free night at The Warfiled, my favorite venue in the world! Ended at 12:01. It was nice that it didn't go until 2 or 3 am for me. Everyone was in fine form, and the second night really smoked! It is too bad some jerk jumped off of the balcony and landed on some lady. Like I said the first night was hassle free, I had a feeling something would go wrong the second night, but I just thought it would be a lot more crowded, not people getting injured. Can't wait for DVD! Great Whhels On Fire! Thanks Phil and Company, you made 2006 for me, love Eddieboy!
overall I am not a huge fan of this show, Phil's definately going in a different direction with this band. The whole thing felt like one large first set, with maybe the exception of the jam from Sccarlet to TLEO. The Darkstar was not very inspired, and the Dew was the least impactual I've ever witnessed. The guitar players and Osby have remarkabley less knowledge of this music than Phil's previous band mates over the years, Phil seems to be ok with this though and I'm not gonna judge. There were a couple moments when Phil would cut off a jam to sing another verse and the guitar players were always caught by suprise. This is the worst Scofield show I've heard of Phil's yet. Especially in Dew. But I don't hate the band just read my review of the next night.
Furious E..>>.. But I don't hate the band just read my review of the next night..<<..
And where might I find that review..??..
It's comin G-Dad, just give me a second to get oriented
another thing about the 18th though is that you folks talkin about Tequila tease are mistaken, it was "Mambo" from west side story
This night really made me realize how much Phil needs Barry now that Kimock, Warren, and Jimmy are out of the picture.
At this point, it may seem late, but I thought this show was great. It will pale in comparison to Friday night, and rightfully so. Thursday was the first night of this unit, and at times it showed. At other times, it was as if they were playing for years together.
After parking, we saw Phil & Molo head into the side doors, Phil did seem a bit melancholoy. I was parked behind Wineo, and was glad to finally meet you bud! Great to see Scott from So Cal, and Jason the Chicken, Rich, etc. The red, white, and blue wristbands passed out by Monkey Tunes was a class act, and was a nice Phasion statement for the DVD.
Sweet Ram Rod rap from Phil to open. The Shakedown > Mr. Charlie was solid, and Larry did sing his heart out on This Wheel's on Fire. 1 hour 5 mins. is fine by me, but it did go quickly. Joan looks and sounds beautiful as ever. It was a bit wierd having house lights on, but when the DVD comes out, all will be forgiven.
Nice bouncy Scarlet and a fast forward TLEO into a blistering Lovelight. Joan recovered well during her blunder on Fire, but brought it home and worked it out! Sweet Dew from Joan, and I Know You Rider pounded off the Warf rafters. Good Lovin' also was charged and sent us off in good spirits.
I loved Osby, and his sense of when to play and when not to. I think it was Miles Davis who had said, it is the notes you don't play which are often the most important. The interplay between Sco & Campbell was awesome. The Mighty White Cloud sported his funky white boy sunglasses and had the backbeat all night. Rob headband provided sweet harmonies and fill all night long.
This show, while not as sparkling as Friday, did raise the question - What are you doing this Summer?!
The first set was a little tooooo DVD polished but by the second set they found thier groove and got on with the business of ROCKIN.
Another great show from Phil, still though the second show was a tad better. Phil and Cambell played together and Sco just stopped and watched.
Come to think of it, me too!!!
wow!! you guys got Scofield AND Campbell AND Joan!!! what a powerhouse! I hope he brings this line up east this summer
great reviews everybody!! glad you all got a good one
I've gone blind>>>>>>>>>>
in the "Joan-Zone"...........
ALL I Can See Is JOAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>>>another thing about the 18th though is that you folks talkin about Tequila tease are mistaken, it was "Mambo" from west side story
I'm fairly certain Barraco dropped this in on 2-21-06 Providence. DOn't recall in which song it was but heard it there and also when listening to the show on the way home from SF last weekend
I have only missed 4 shows since Bimbo's and this second set was amazing! I couldn't really ask for a better song selection! I was deeply effected by this set. Scofield is stellar! as the Buffalo and Albany soundboards prove. Joan has figured it out and turns it on! Molo and Rob are solid rock and Larry is so diverse. As for the Master of rock Phil Lesh, I must quote Jerry, "He(Phil) plays the bass guitar like he invented it!" I think Phil did invent bass and nobody I have ever heard comes close to that sweet sonic sound known as...The PHIL Zone...
Bring on the DVD!