Come alive around the world,
Are you ready for a brand new beat!
'Cause summer's here and the time is right,
For dancing in the street!
See ya Tomorrow!
What time will the bands start?
"come where dem chilly winds don't blow!" Hometown chillaz
See you there tomorrow! What's the lot situation tomorrow? I know they tore down the lot where Shakedown usually is. Hmmm... we'll have to see. Maybe the Expo Center?
lance & jenna from louisville,ky. r u "going to chicago" on 7-16?
Doors at 4PM, Show at 5:30PM
The Duo will perform at 5:45PM, Phil at 7PM and Trey at 10:15PM
Just for the heck of it:
This Wheel's on Fire
Big Boss Man
Mississippi Half Step
Doin' That Rag
Viola Lee Blues
Viola Lee Blues
The Other One
A Little Piece For You
The sun is comin up a little on the warm side today here in Connecticut. The dogs started panting early and have not stopped. Got the whole day off and will be leaving for the show at around 3.
The Sneakstah's goin solo today as the Eddies are now prob still asleep somewhere near Saratoga and Kendabartender has a real, daytime job! Couple numbers rolled already and I'll go shoppin for beers and such, later. Now it's elliptical time! Got the 2nd set of Asheville, 06 goin on. Could do some extra chores later, surprise Mrs S, easin her way into another Dead Day (opposites do attract, she just wants me to be safe)!
Drink plenty of fluids, sun screen for the lot goers, it looks like its gonna be a beautiful day!
Today: Scattered clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm developing this afternoon. High near 85F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Tonight: Partly cloudy skies early will give way to cloudy skies late. Low 66F. Winds light and variable.
See ya in the 3rd row!
I'll be the one celebratin 30 years oNdaBus!
Midnight on a carousel ride
Reaching for the gold ring
Never could reach it, just slips away
But I('ll) try
(One more time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
New to the board, but I've been seeing shows since Springfield '77. Some 150 since!
I'm giddy for tonight! The kind of enthusiasm I haven't felt for one long time... Yee hah! Now I just have to make it to lunch time to break out of this work-a-day prison!!
See y'all tonight!
So Phil is @ 7pm ok i thought it was 6pm for some reason. Well see yall there.
Oohh Freedom, Oooh Liberty, Oooo Leave us Heads alone, cuz we're gonna find our own way home!!
Home Town Heroes Ahoy!!!
Bertha, Alligator, Cassidy, Cosmic Charlie, Crazy Fingers, D Star, Run for dem Roses, HCS, Scarlet (been enough tesases), FOTD, Loose Lucy, Mason's, Mr. Charlie, Pride, Reuben & Cherise, Row Jummy, St of cirmustance> lost sailor, shakedown, sugar mags, stella, tennessee, TLEO, Touch of Grey, US blues, West LA, Wharf Rat...take you pic zoners
You expecting a Bobby appearance or something, Doyle?
he might be, but it won't matter if there is an alligator on the loose ...
could be time for a 4th celebration w/ US bluz
Hoping for a Bobby appearance @ Bethel Woods... Sure fits Bob's schedule... He'll be in NY then,.... What if?????
And a Mason's Children would rule!...Just save it for Mansfield..... Or Darien. . . Or Bethel...
OK, c'mon you Treo-toting heads, give it up, lol! Guess I'll check into the 'chat'.
Enjoy what I am sure will be a great show!
Hellooo. . . .Fireworks?? Bombs??
Holy Smokes!!!! This show kicked so much ass it is not even funny. A review when I have more time.
I highly doubt Bob would will sit in at Bethel Woods. It would be awesome if he did, but there is no way.
Trey sat in the entire second set for those who are interested, no Barry however. This one ripped!!!
This might be it per John in chat room he just got home from show..
pride of cucamonga
big boss man
Shakedowm on 9th st
E: Midnite Hour
He thinks one of his set 2 songs might have been in set 1..
And an odd 2 part Candyman..
notes on setlist:
fifth song in first set was a joan song i did not know - maybe a new one from her upcoming new album out in sept - so the last three songs in first set were all joan - i love joan's contribution to this band
2 part candyman - first candyman was the rev gary davis version, similar to hot tuna version, second one was the garcia/hunter version, sung by trey - trey was really into this one too -
loose lucy was a tease, song was quoted but not played
the second set was one of those non-stop steamroller style powerhouses - trey was flying
also, the viola blues buildups were done the old-style grateful dead way - a massive building crescendo that instantly drops into the viola lee groove again - it was very reminiscent of Harpur 1970 version
ALSO: Phil played his old europe 72 bass for caution, has a distinctive sound
the hartford show was completely different than the SPAC show - spac seemed to be about songs, hartford was about intense drive - can't wait for them to explore space in an upcoming show
This was first set:
Passenger (no opening jam) >
Pride of Cucamonga
Big Boss Man
They Love Each Other >
I'm not sure what that guy above is referring to as a "Joan song," but it was definitely Good Lovin. First set seemed short but I guess that has become the norm.
After seeing the Camden show on Friday, I was really turned off and decided to skip the next two shows because of the lack of direction this band seemed to have. This show was a MAJOR improvement over Friday night! The combo of Trey and Larry is just pure POWER. You don't find the jams going out there, bringing you to the stratosphere, and back as many of us are accustomed to from the Q. I thought at Camden's show that many of the bridges/segues were complete trainwrecks which in turn ruined the opening of each song, St Stephen comes to mind, but that once they got going they really hit their groove.
It seems that Phil picked up on this and decided to move away from the spacey jamming that he has mastered over the past few years. When I saw Joan out there at the beginning of the show I had a feeling they would bust right into something and Passenger worked out perfectly. I would say they came pretty close to nailing the segue between Passenger and Pride but that was because there was intensity rather than liftoff. It seems this band is trading the psychedelia in for pure rock which is fine by me but certainly creates a different beast.
The second set really got going well with Shakedown and had the whole crowd into it. Seeing Feedback at both shows I've been to has been a huge treat for me. It is pure intensity and power which really epitomizes this band to me. I kept thinking that if this band tried to play a solid "Space" it would be a trainwreck but that Feedback is magic with these guys. The first Candyman had a great intro but got a little slow within the song however when they got to the GD version they had the whole crowd boogying down!
The Viola triple decker really made the show for me. Kacide above really described it well. It was nothing like how the Q has played it over the years getting spacey between verses but rather MASSIVE BUILDING CRESCENDOS. Trey and Larry really seem to be getting off on each other's playing. That Ryan Adams tune was really the only buzzkill of the night. Loose Lucy was a tease at most. The Bertha closer was rocking as Trey took first verse, then Rob, and then after a minor flub Joan took the last one.
Sless sat out the second set tonight and Osby stayed on which is the opposite of what they did on Friday at Camden, not sure what they did in between. I have to say that I'm really not enjoying Osby's sound. He seems to be too high pitched for my liking and when he goes into full drive it is just cacophony to me. Thankfully he is not doing that much soloing, but when he does, he took a couple in BBM and TLEO, it just pierces my ears. I don't doubt that he can make nice contributions on certain songs but he is well overused imo but thankfully he's not too high in the mix.
Molo of course drove this rocking train the whole night. Rob was on, especially in the first set during Pride and again during Bertha with no exceptions in between. I have to say I'm enjoying Trey's contribution at this point but am just not digging the constant changes within the band from intershow to intrashow, would like to see them have the opportunity to get tighter as a single unit, but will take the extraordinary progress shown from Friday.
Set 2 Was
Shakedown st > (dark star teases here)
candyman (RA) >
Voila Lee V1 >
Shakedown on 9th St >
Voila V2 >
Bertha (big flubbs)>
E: Midnight Hour
oh yes, entire set 2 with trey anastasio, no sless
and since im sure you might want to know for the front page
Trey lead vocals on candyman and verse 1 of bertha before he totally forgot the words , played a jam and let Rob finish
okay, the first Candyman was the Rev. Gary Davis/Hot Tuna song, not a RA/Ryan Adams song. Most in the crowd didn't seem to know it.
Also, there were 2 instances of very clear Here Comes Sunshine jams, the second of which was dropped to silence, prior to starting from scratch with the first verse of Viola Lee.
Trey fit in like a glove - and Osby was excellent - found his spots and added great jazz punch to the mix. Caution was amazing as was Viola Lee, especially the crazy buildup to the final jam - as if it were 40 years ago today....
TLEO in the first set was a big highlight, and the point in which the show started to take off.
You kind of knew that a short 5 song first set was an indication that some serious shit was coming, and boy did it ever!
Was truly great to see the Trey/Phish sound meld so seamlessly with the good old Grateful Dead/jam sound of Phil
This was a legendary set of music to be sure.
And GRAB is the pretty much the new Phish - great show all the way around.
to repeat, not Ryan Adams' Candyman - the setlist just posted is wrong
also there were Dark Star teases after Caution, not before
and definitely Here Come Sunshine jams, esp. after the the Garcia/Hunter Candyman
lastly, it didn't seem like Trey forgot the words to the rest of Bertha, it seemed more like they were planning to trade vocals, as Phil does on a number of songs now, such as Stagger Lee and Peggy-O
The Candymans were freakin stellar!!
What they did there was very cool.
Great Phil tonight!
Why is it when I think Hartford..I think of Reno Nevada..??..
Good show talk here..Carry on please..
so there's not a ryan adams candyman???
Bir torrent of this show can be found here:
Phil Lesh & Friends
July 3, 2006
NE Dodge Music Center
source: Neumann km184> v2> sbm-1 (44.1 kHz)> optical 7pin> JB3
[DIN 90* DFC tapers section, Lawn]
transfer: JB3> firewire> Sound Forge 6.0> cdWave> FLAC Frontend
taped/transfered by Rob Clarke RobClarke.km184 -AT- gmail.com
disc 1 (set 1)
01. Passenger ->
02. Pride of Cucamonga
03. Big Boss Man
04. They Love Each Other ->
05. Good Lovin
- set 2 * -
06. Shakedown St. ->
07. Feedback > Caution > Feedback
disc 2 (set 2 cont.)
01. Candyman ->
02. Candyman (Garcia, Hunter version)
03. Voila Lee v1 ->
04. Shakedown on 9th St ->
05. Voila v2 ->
06. Bertha ->
07. Viola v3
09. Donor Rap / Band introductions
10. encore: Midnight Hour
* Trey Anastasio plays entire 2nd set and encore (no Barry)
Pretty powerful looking second set!
Not to be overly technical, but if you want to distinguish the two Candyman's in the setlist, the Rev. Gary Davis and Hot Tuna version is two words (Candy Man).
I'm new to the chat although have been listening to and going to see the Dead and now Phil since the 60s. The second set with Trey was as good as (maybe better than) any Warren and Jimmie show I've seen as good as many a Dead show. They were cookin'.
Glad to be aboard
I went to bed last night having learned nothing yet in this thread.
Sounds like another great show - I only got one this tour but that was for me a monster - Asheville - so I am on the rest of this tour virtually, intently feeling this tour thru each of your reviews and comments.
Thanks Phil and thanks all for your Feedback!
I absolutely loved this show. After seeing SPAC last night, which was much more "song oriented", I knew it was going to be all about the jams. Another interesting fact was that Larry didn't play anything else other than guitar, "due to techincal difficulties", which made for a rocking show. The entire first set was very well played with many highlights. Excellent versions of every song. However I will say once again that I really don't feel Osby adds a thing to this band, but I guess that is just my opinion. Barry sounded really good during the first set, but he sat out during the second set. When Trey came out for the second set the energy level went through the roof. The jams were long and intense and went into one song after another. I believe the only stop they made in the set was after Candyman. I was really surprised by how well Trey played, and how well he knew the material. It must be said that Molo was unreal last night, he sounded really into what the band was doing, and Larry looked really focused all night. He definately enjoys playing with Trey, it is easy to tell. I heard Caution at the Hammerstein, but last nights version was way better. Phil busted out Big Brown,and it really was awesome. I just loved this show, it was a great time, and I saw a whole bunch of people that I hadn't seen in years. Thanks Phil for bringing all of us together and playing great music.
Nice reviews, thanks! Looks like a wild ride.
Thanks and Happy 4th!
My first post here -- but I've been enjoying the conversation from the outside.
I have to say, in addition to the mention of Larry enjoying Trey, it seemed Trey really enjoyed playing with Larry. I think sometimes Trey has to work hard at not taking over the guitar realm of a show where's he's not the only Guitar -- but he really seemed to listen to Larry last night. One time in particular, without visual contact, he heard Larry take off, and you could see him step back from the front, then look over at Larry with a "wow that's nice" nod as he moved into a support riff. I think there's a lot of respect there, deservedly so.
Just to confirm, Here Come Sunshine was very clearly jammed after Candyman, more than a tease, but maybe too short to lable as a jam (my guess would be about 2 minutes of a jam).
Larry Campbell and Trey Anastasio are some major leaugue players!!!
Also, TLEO was played in the first set, i forgot about that, but there was ALSO another song that joan sang - it had a chorus that was sung by phil, larry, and rob that sounded like "blue suede shoes" - no one is listing it in the set list, but there was definitely another song that joan sang the lead on.
Dammmmmmmnnnnnnnn! I had a feeling this tour would build as it went along. For me learly the step up from Camden to Holmdel was HUGE.
As for Trey and Larry sans Barry...one needs only to have seen or heard the Beacon Sunday show. That was another one, for sure.
Thank YOU Rob Clarke for being there amd lending us your 'ears'. Can't wair to hear this one.
Those of you able to catch sevwral shows on this or any tour, SAVOR EVRERY MOMENT!!!!! I will never foret nor regret catching the whole Feb run.
Hopefully Barry will get a chqnce to show his stuff more extensivelt as he did in Feb '06.
As for Osby, I think he is fitting in better than ever. I wonder if Phil would consider trying out a 'Tower of Power'-type addition. My choice would be a band from New Orleans called Bonerama. They rock out loud with several trombones and a Sousaphone!!!
IT'S ALL GOOD. BLESS YOU ALL, ESPECIALLY PHIL!!!!!!!!
Cqn't wait to see and hear mor of this tour.
cant wait 4 indy>louisville
This candyman sounds geat... Did they restart it or just warp from a GD version into a RA version?
Why the hell does GRAB play the same damn sets, how about "Get Back" to the drawing boards and maybe throw a PHISH tune out there !! Think of the feedback from that!
okay, i finally got it now - the song i was calling a new joan song is shakedown on 9th street - i had never heard it before - ryan adams - definitely loved it - and it IS on the list of possible songs to be included on joan's new album in september
i belive candyman blues is from missippie john hurt
Ramblin' Jack Elliot:
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Rev. Gary Davis:
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Mississippi John Hurt:
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Setlist on main page lists "Candyman (Mississippi John Hurt version). Anyone know which one was played?
Candy Man - By Rev. Gary Davis (covered by Hot Tuna)
Candy man been here and gone
Candy man been here and gone
If you can't be my Candy man you can't be my salty dog
Candy man, candy man
Candy man, fattin' hog
Candy man, Santa Claus
If you can't be my candy man, can't be my fattin' hog
Candy man, candy man
Candy man, been here and gone
Candy man, salty dog
I wish I was in New Orleans, sitting on the candy stand
Run get the pitcher, get the baby some beer
Run get the pitcher, get the baby some beer
Run get the pitcher, get the baby some beer
Run get the pitcher, get the baby some beer
Run get the pitcher, get the baby some beer
Run get the pitcher, get the baby some beer
I'd give anything in this god almighty world
To get my Candy man home
Candy man, salty dog
Candy man, fattin' hog
Candy man, salty dog
If you can't be my Candy man
You can't be my man at all
Candy Man Blues by Mississippi John Hurt
Well all you ladies gather 'round
That good sweet candy man's in town
It's the candy man
It's the candy man
He likes a stick of candy just nine inch long1
He sells as fast a hog can chew his corn
It's the candy man...
All heard what sister Johnson said
She always takes a candy stick to bed
Don't stand close to the candy man
He'll leave a big candy stick in your hand
He sold some candy to sister Bad
The very next day she took all he had
If you try his candy, good friend of mine,
you sure will want it for a long long time
His stick candy don't melt away
It just gets better, so the ladies say
<<and definitely Here Come Sunshine jams, esp. after the the Garcia/Hunter Candyman
The lead into HCS was fully developed, way more than a tease, but once it came time for the vocals, they pulled the plug and then just completely stopped playing, paused and then started fresh going into Viola (? can't remember but I thnk was Viola.)
Anyone know why??? Just curious.
It was the Candy Man Blues by Mississippi John Hurt
It WAS Viola - was it ever!! LAst nights show was a mind blower. No need to say more. Finally, a deep breath of fresh air. I-ee I Im still alive.............
how about some pics FROM HARTFORD, 2006????!!!!
It was hte Missipi JOhn Hurt CAndyman but not pure they gave it a new orleans-y feel - not the Delta Bluesy version your accustomed to if you listen to Missipi JOhn HUrt - every song was perfectly chosen - the evening defined teh songs and vice versa - Phil and Trey were both spot-on taking up even nuanced crowd feedback and just transforming it intoo..........
Super-fun show in Hartford last night! Can't wait to hear it again--thank you so much tapers, especially you FOB madmen! I was up front at PNC and Hartford and the sound was much better FOB (I walked around a bit). No matter how good the mic's, location is critical for recording quality (still, kudos and grateful appreciation to tapers like Rob Clarke for getting the shows up so fast. Thanks a lot. I am downloading it right now.)
The first Candyman, sung by Rob at the 7/3/06 Hartford show, is Candy Man Blues (correct title) by Mississippi John Hurt. It has been covered by several other artists, some with quite suggestive lyrics (Got a stick of candy 10 inches long..., etc.)
There was a considerable (and HOT!) Here Comes Sunshine Jam out of the GD Candyman that followed. Definitely worthy of inclusion in the official setlist (I'll have to listen again to see about those Dark Star teases folks mentioned).
Here is some of Mississippi John Hurt's discography from Wikipedia I thought would be of interest. Louis Collins and Spike Driver Blues were both performed by Jerry. Stack O' Lee is one of the many iterations of this rural legend. I guess you could say it bears a similar relationship to the GD's Stagger Lee as his Candy Man Blues has to the GD's Candyman; related thematically or with similar plot content but really a different song.
Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 OKEH Recordings (Columbia Roots N' Blues reissue)
1. "Frankie" (3:21)- February 24, 1928, Memphis, TN - 400221-B, OK 8560
2. "Nobody's Dirty Business" (2:52)- February 24, 1928, Memphis - 400223-B, OK 8560
3. "Ain't No Tellin'" (2:54)- December 21, 1928, New York City, NY - 401471-A, OK 8560
4. "Louis Collins" (2:57)- December 21, 1928, NYC - 401472-A, OK 8724
5. "Avalon Blues" (3:01)- December 21, 1928, NYC - 401473-B, OK 8759
6. "Big Leg Blues" (2:50)- December 21, 1928, NYC - 401474-B, unissued
7. "Stack O' Lee" (2:55)- December 28, 1928, NYC - 401481-B, OK 8654
8. "Candy Man Blues" (2:44)- December 28, 1928, NYC - 401483-B, OK 8654
9. "Got The Blues (Can't Be Satisfied)" (2:49)- Dec 28, 1928, NYC- 401484-B, OK 8734
10."Blessed Be The Name" (2:46)- December 28, 1928, NYC - 401485-B, OK 8666
11."Praying On The Old Camp Ground" (2:35)- Dec 28 1928, NYC- 401486-B, OK 8666
12."Blue Harvest Blues" (2:51)- December 28, 1928 NYC - 401487-A, OK 8692
13. "Spike Driver Blues"  (3:13)- December 28, 1928 NYC - 401488, OK 8692
If you're not familiar with Mississippi John Hurt, I can't recommend enough that you go out and get a disc. He is just amazing. So much power and feeling in his voice and guitar - very, very much like another guy who covered some of his tunes who we all love so much.
I liked it alot, the groove was there and the colors were nice!
The Lead Bass rules!........whats the name of this band............slap, slap, thump, thump............Les, watch out, there's a new (old) bassman in town!
Phil kept all the younguns'on their toes, all night, esp the 2nd set!..... and I danced, danced , danced!
Vocals were strong...... Joan looked all fabulous in her white dress, braided up and flower adorned hair.
MOLO is crunchythickmercury!
Rob and Larry were like your favorite lounge chairs.........unassuming bliss.
I had a connection, got to push the rock, spin some plates, have that ultimate musical conversation of the mind and soul, as well as see some clowns, watch the flaming high wire act and deaath defying, trapeeze artists.
I felt the joy, enjoyed the bliss, and I'm glad I got a chance to know it's still around!......And real way close, thanx Ruby!
Hi to Organicman, if you are reading this. Nice meeting ya & sharing the hood!
Finanally I have the chance to review the show (s). This was my big summer getaway from the home front and reality for a few days. I took in Homdel, saratoga and Hartford. All had their own special great moments. Hartford completely blew the roof off with that Viola and Trey for the entire second set. Trey brought alot of Phishisms to this feedback/jam/eruption /song. This was the highlight of the show. Phil enjoyed himself emensely as well. He really did and then gave Trey a hug at the end of the night. Thinking back to Saratoga, this show gave us all some real DEAD classics. Saratoga was always prefered venue for Dead shows and seems steeped in history. That being said I can see why Phil offered up some old time standards and gems. All was very well played with impressive Uncle Johns jam and psychedelic playin' sort of riffs. I appreciated saratoga for the venue, the people as well as the great song list.. It was a combinaion of things that made that night special. As for Homdel, this was one of the best Phil shows I have ever seen and definately in line for the one of the best performances of Dead material since Garcia. I have seen the GD 74 times and Phish probably the same and this show really was hot. Phil jammin' in the hazy afternoon of the jersey shore, a slinky long eyes, hot little nubers running around scantily clad, the smell of green pastures abounds.... That Help>slip>franklins and the Eyes were to dies for. What I liked alot was that Joan sang Help. Keep it that way guys. She sounds terrific. My twin brother and i drove around to these three shows and had an amazing time. Great tour for phil and great performances. Holmdel takes the cake of my three shows. Have a nice summer all.
I was also lucky enough to catch Homdel, SPAC and Hartford. It’s great that Phil hooks us up on the East Coast the way that he does. The Homdel show was good but considering that Phil was opening up for GRAB, and that the sun was still shining brightly, it never reached the level of some of the great shows that I’ve seen over the years. This just shows us how cool Phil is – he agreed to alternate the performances and open up for this garage band, and even went as far as letting hack guitar player Trey sit in.
Saratoga was very much a different story. The show was a monster! Contrary to some posts that I saw here there was quite a bit of extended jamming, as expected. For me there were two obvious highlights – The Unbroken Chain, and Larry Campbell’s mocking of Trey during the NFA. It was quite funny, Trey would play some mediocre riff and then Larry Campbell would jokingly play the same riff only better and more intensely. Other than Trey sapping all of the energy from the band and bringing the show to an anti-climactic end, it was a winner.
Hartford was also quite good. Not quite up the level of Saratoga but clearly better than Homdel. Again contrary to previous posts, there was quite a bit of balls out jamming as well, per usual. Every tune seemed to have a trademark Phil Lesh extended jam. The wind got knocked out of the sails at this show also when Trey showed up for the second set. Who does this guy think he is? He didn’t make as much of a fool out of himself in Hartford as he did in Saratoga, but enough already. The jams were still good, but it was a major disappointment to have Barry Sless yanked from the show to have Trey bring the jams down a couple of notches.
It goes to show that everyones take is diffwerent at these shows. To Icecream, I saw Trey as enhancing the performance not damaging it. I think Trey is an amazing guitarist who Barry Sless and larry Cambell, as great as they are, would have trouble keeping up with. Maybe it is more personal for me because I have seen Trey move through his entire career. To say "Trey brought the jams down a couple of notches" again just goes to show there are always two sides to any story. I also never saw that LC was ever mocking Trey, I think he was trying to keep up. Trey added alot of good vibe and energy and in Hartford, was almost souly respoinsible (with Phil) for that rip roaring Viola. I think that there are very few guitarists today that can hold a candle to Trey. He really is a mazing and i think that is why Phil plays with him. having said that, I don't think that Trey should be closing for Phil. Philo should be closing everynight. Trey is not seeing people stay for his show because he does the same list everynight. At anyrate, the shows were alot of fun and i recxommend them highly to those who have not been yet.
Larry & Trey were totally having fun with each other during that NFA jam.
Mocking maybe in the way best friends mock each other! But that lick-trading was all about having a rip-roaring hillarious ridiculous conversation.
Fun interplay at it's best, or it was for me in Row D...
Also Larry also hugged Trey at the end, right after Phil did.
"I also never saw that LC was ever mocking Trey, I think he was trying to keep up."
Balderdash. That's just silly. I may have been a little harsh earlier - don't get me wrong, I had a great time. Also I'm psyched that the phish fans and the phil fans are having fun together, really I am. I met a lot of cool people this tour that I've never seen before. I hope it keeps up.
My only beef is that I wish that there weren't any "special guests." As far as Trey enhancing the performance, I gave him all the slack in the world and he was given the opportunity to shine. The guy doesn't impress me in the least. I respect that others dig it and that's cool - I think he looked like a boy walking amongst men.
Feedback was not played folks... I know how much you kidz love to put extra stuff in the set list, but come on, this is a bit much.
In order for a full feedback to be done, it would have to have the band facing their amps and using them to make the feedback... this did not happen. It was just caution... they did jam out at the end, but alas, it was just an outro jam.
Apparently you were on the lawn Puffg13..
>In order for a full feedback to be done, it would have to have the band facing their amps and using them to make the feedback... this did not happen. It was just caution... they did jam out at the end, but alas, it was just an outro jam.
that's funny! Did you miss the ending of Shakedown when Phil turned towards his amp and started some noise? Did you then see Phil bend down and take off his guitar and then strap on big brown? Did you then see him (his back to the audience) coaxing feedback?
Feedback was played folks...the kidz were grooving!
anyone got a sendspace of this show?
Just wanted to say to all; hey, these are great times and great shows that are alot of fun. In my little world the ultimate show has past with Jerry and will never be found, no way no how. It is an end of an era for that caliber and type of play that Jerry brought us. We can not bottle lightning. I think we would all agree that words can do his playing no justice. The one musician I discovered in the late 80's that could tempt a comparison to Jerry ( as far as being able to carry a following and built a cult) was Trey and I must say, he conjures up a vibe and displays an ability unparalelled today. Many might be skeptical of Trey or think he is coming from left field, but he has always been on fire. Especially in his 20's, but even now, he has a big thick sound that rips. The jamming on the live phish I have accumulated is out of this world. Then again, like I said, there are always two sides to any story and that is what makes the world go round. I love him because I have seen him so much in VT when he was starting out and just can not believe he is on stage with Phil. He was a real star in the early days-- truly he was.
Your words are sincere and ring true.
I'm much more a Phil-head, but enjoyed Trey too.
Thank you for contributing and welcome to the Philzone.
Oh what a day and what a night. I feel so lucky to be apart of it and in the company of such great people that are now as important to me as the music itself. They, with their own personalities share a kindred connection, whether it be Philzone, the music or a similar ideal. It is there presence that makes this all so special to me now in the midst of life’s chaotic order. They also put forth great meaning for this whole scene that is going down these days and will make for a great smile on my face in my old age. You guys know who you are, all whose presence I was in at Hartford. Special thanks to those two who took me in and treated me as a brother. Your home was so very warm and inviting.
The show…this won’t be long as I am losing it but I felt as though I should say something about it. And let me start off by saying that the 2nd set is why I go see shows and feel such passion about the music.
This is my first summer tour on the East Coast and I was so glad to partake in all its glory. A very different glory than those winter shows too. I hadn’t been on summer tour since the golden days of 2002 and this was more than welcome. Something about that warm summer night in the company of great friends, smiles, food, beer. Hartford Meadows is legendary in my mind for what has went down there in the past. 7/21/01 speaks for itself. I felt the energy swell up as I entered a very standard pavilion venue. I had amazing seats 12 rows back dead center. A great place to be as you can feel the immense vibrations from the speaker stacks.
When I got in, Phil and Co were game planning there behind the drum kit…how exciting! Shortly after they came on and busted into PASSENGER which was a grab on hold on were getting this thing going! It wasn’t the best version or the most intense, but it did leave an impression and displayed some killer jamming. Larry was ferocious; Barry laid down the Steel so smooth with a double solo and put things in a new perspective. What was really cool for me was hearing Osby do a solo in this song. Damn! That’s cool, biker music with saxophone! The jam led into a nice version of PRIDE of CUCAMONGA. I thought the Phil vocals were very good as was Barry’s steel work..as always. BIG BOSS MAN came and went, don’t remember much about that. TLEO was the upbeat reworked version, nice and fun with some uplifting jamming. Pretty cool for that song. GOOD LOVIN’ all old school and such brought the set to a close. Strong jamming, Joan rap…good stuff. I like this modern/old school version much better!
The first set was short (50 mins), had some good jammin’ for the song selection and yet it was nothing overtly special. I wasn’t quite in the headspace I wanted to be in and that was ok. I was happy just to hear the songs being played. It was fun. Also of note is that Phil had some sound problems during Passenger where he wasn’t coming through. I think once they got it worked out they turned his volume up quite a bit. Holy ! He was loud and that’s the way I like it!
Very short set break.
This is what it’s all about folks. True by the moment psychedelic, unhindered, free and flowing out the cosmic stream. Having Trey and no Barry..oh well, what are you gonna do. There’s not time to sulk, that’s what the Other Stuff folder is for. I just went with it and away! I am glad I accepted it, especially not being much of a Trey fan, I was right there with them at every moment and the universe was explored.
SHAKEDOWN came out blazing, a nice hard hittin’ version with lots of power. I haven’t really dug on any shakedown’s since the Q because they always sounded to light and fluffy for me. I dig it badass and in your face. This was all that and then some. Great energy lifted us and the end jam just exploded into some great psychedelic jamming. The set list says Dark Star tease, I wasn’t that keen on it but there were some great spacey moments, this intense jamming brought us to a bit of FEEDBACK and BIG BROWN! God I love when Phil does this, and hot damn I’ve seen 3 of these already. The sound waves coming out were unreal from where I was sitting. Phil can just take you and tear down all reality and have you crying out to the swirling energy around you. Holy ! Holy Holy ! This is it, where else would I want to be than realizing the very cosmos itself! Magnificent…bwahahahaha….it’s so beautiful.
So Phil starts busting out the jams on Big Brown and then signaling for the CAUTION. This is really where I became impressed with Phil’s will to play the music. If you can imagine someone going ultimate form, muscles raises, lightning all around them, bursting with power….Phil was surely doing it. He played Big Brown just like those very intense moments on the 6 string somewhere in TOO or the Eleven when he goes beyond playing. Oh and they played Caution, they played it! Not around it, not with cryptic jams but the jam itself. Caution was there to be that damn sign! Just listen to one from 1970 and then compare it and see their relation. I really dug what Trey was doing with this. Though his playing is weird and sometimes disjointed, and yes he makes perverse faces, this guy knows the music…because he listens to it for fun. He brought a lot of the old school flavor to Caution and pushed them. Pushed them good, that’s another thing I like about his presence. Him being Trey pushes Phil and Co, they play harder because he’s Trey and he’s there. That’s also why he plays with them in the first place. Phil is always fuckin amazing when Trey sits in. And that’s what happened. An amazing Caution that was right to the point. They even did the classic hard strumming between the E & D chords as well as the Chords bombs at the end of the song….A>G>E, A>G>E…A>G>F>E, A>G>F>E. fuckin sick!
More rumbling the stacks in the mighty steel jungle. Then Larry started up some serious ragtime Dixie guitar riffing to what turned out to be John Hurt’s version of CANDYMAN. Man that was cool, just here to groove you guys out and prepare you for this really weird version of the GD CANDYMAN. Ok 2nd Candyman was very interesting. It was played with no steel, it was up beat, lively and almost triumphantly rockin’ out. Really they could close a show with the power this thing put forth. It was almost epic had it not been for the god awful Trey vocals. This is where I can’t stand it. The guy sounds like a scared nerd trying being forced to sing. His voice is ok but hearing this passionless singing is truly sad. And he blows it all the time. Uuggg!! Anyway, Candyman had an epic feel to it, so epic that the end of it turned into this grandiose jam of the HERE COMES SUNSHINE refrain. They kept doing it over and over, it was so wonderful, everyone though they were gonna play it. But alas that was not the case.
Instead how about a monstrous Bflat bomb to kick things off into VIOLA LEE BLUES. FUCK YEAH. Thanks Huckleberry. So if Molo is back on the drums, it’s my kind of Viola. This was gangster Lee Blues. Smooth, strutting Bass lines and oh so strong. Trey and Larry raging it. Trey is squeaking it but that’s ok cause it’s Viola and you can go crazy. Just all out great jamming, heavy texture and dynamics, huge build ups, tunnels of noise and intrigue. Fuck my morals went all out the window with this one. This is the kind of show that can turn you into a ravenous beast. After two verses’ of Viola they went into RA song SHAKEDOWN on 9th STREET. A cool song especially for Phil cause he can be all rock & roll bad ass. >>>>^^^^^^^^PEAK! >>>&*%^$@%*>>VIOLA>>^^^>>PEAK!>>fall down….bring on the strumming chords to BERTHA for the feel good portion of the show. Just lovely. Dance while you can folks! I love hearing the jamming out of Bertha in it’s fast paced major soloing and then have it morph into a pentatonic blues right back into Viola. Oooo!! What’s great is them coming out of the madness and then Phil introducing the Viola riff and having them all come together like a pack of wild bikers on the road…to form a union.
Fun donor rap with Phil having the whole crowd say..for about 3 or 4 times…
“If anything should ever happen to me, I want to be an organ donor!”
Midnight was it’s usual cool and heavy self. I never liked hearing this one as a last song because well, were not gonna be partying with Phil at midnight and umm the show’s over! So yeah, sure….it raged though…the last notes Phil played were they great waves of vibrations…god I could feel them, each one passing through my body. It was amazing.
That’s how it went down and I’m stickin’ to it.
I can't believe it was 4 years ago plus when I found Zone home page Setlist and clicked revues and read my first ever message board..landed on a Lord Henry review of 5-24-02..a show I had just gotten home from..
LH..Enter the Oral History dealio...
THANK YOU LORD HENRY!!!!
THAT REVIEW IS EXACTLY HOW I FELT ABOUT THE SECOND SET...
it was so good to finally meet you, hope to see you again soon
Nice write up LH.
Perfect review LH.
So glad you're able to catch east coast tour!
anyone got a sendspace link for this show?
Had a great time at this show. Would have liked to seen a longer 1st set and would have liked to have seen Barry play longer however overall the band sounded great. I love Joan Osborne on vocals, really enjoyed her Caution Rap along with her vocals on Good Lovin. It was a treat having Trey for the 2nd set. Molo on drums this show was unbelievable. Thanks Rob Clarke to getting this uploaded so quickly. I would love to see another tour with this same lineup.
oh my gosh people on this board saying trey brought the band down...i saw 5 of these and trey raised the intensity and the improvisational jamming every time. I can count the number of times Larry cambell blew me away with one of his solos...if anything he is following trey and trying to keep up with him. All you trey hatters go home becasue phil is having a blast with him. And maybe you guys who are mocking trey dont play an instrument because the sounds that he makes with his guitar bring chills through my whole body. Someone said who does this guy (trey) think he is. What the heck are you talking about he is phils friend and they love each other and love creating music together. in order for me in think it went jones>hartford>spac>and then holmdel. OMGosh the scarlet fire at jones was sick and i even caught phil looking at trey in amazement during the jam in scarlet and fire. Oh and trey also keeps it so fresh...he is really the only guitar player that can improve for an hour on the same song and still keep taking it in different directions. Trey and phil are both musically genius with degrees in music....thanks trey and phil for doing this tour andf thank you trey for finally reveleing hoe important the dead were to you and to phish...