Thursday, 06/09/1994 Triad Amphitheater, Salt Lake City, UT

Thursday, 06/09/1994

Triad Amphitheater, Salt Lake City, UT

Here we go again! 29 shows in the next 37 days. What am I doing? What’s wrong with me? I am traveling like crazy. My job is kicking my ass. Now I’ve got to dive back into 3 hours of Phish per day, too? Seriously? I’m too old for this shit.

Today’s show feels nothing like a tour kick-off show. They come out swinging! The soundboard recording sounds amazing, too. Clear-as-a-diamond bass, especially on Guelah where, let’s face it, it’s all about the bass line! Everything here is just flawless. The Ice breakdown is another fun one. Again, it’s all Page here. If you missed my last post, I highly suggest going back and listening to KHalpin’s It’s Ice Spring Tour Mix. It’s fantastic!

Back to this show, though… If I Could is absolutely beautiful. Trey’s solo in Maze features Fish hootin’ and hollerin’ as Trey builds to the peak (as if the old ‘doc weren’t screaming enough on it’s own).

Fish’s hootin’ and hollerin’ became a theme for the night, I think. It definitely shows up at a few key points in the second set. Nice.

For the first time in a few shows, the Melt isn’t particularly a highlight, though. It’s not bad, it’s just sort of unremarkable. The Mike’s Groove, on the other hand, is solid! The H2 is cut short on this recording from some reason, but the Mike’s and the ‘paug are both high-energy great versions. Check ‘em out!

Finally, Highway to Hell will always be a favorite of mine. AC/DC is responsible for at least half of my current hearing loss predicament.

That’s all for now. It feels good to be listening to 1994 Phish again today. I’d be lying if I said I missed it during the week off, but I’m happy to back at it.

Thanks for reading.

Thursday, 06/09/1994

Triad Amphitheater, Salt Lake City, UT

Set 1: Llama, Guelah Papyrus, Rift, Down with Disease > It’s Ice > If I Could > Maze, Fee, Suzy Greenberg

Set 2: Split Open and Melt, Glide > Julius, Halley’s Comet -> Scent of a Mule, Ginseng Sullivan, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Golgi Apparatus

Encore: Highway to Hell

Notes: Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Ginseng Sullivan was performed acoustic without microphones and featured Fishman on Madonna washboard.

Setlist courtesy of Phish.net.

 

Key tracks:

http://www.phishtracks.com/shows/1994-06-09/guelah-papyrus

http://www.phishtracks.com/shows/1994-06-09/maze

http://www.phishtracks.com/shows/1994-06-09/mike-s-song

http://www.phishtracks.com/shows/1994-06-09/weekapaug-groove

 

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