|1987-08-21||Hood||Hebron, NY||14:09||Strong early "Hood" includes a long, slow-tempo intro (to 3:50) with dogs barking in the background, and a soaring and unusually long (for this period) Trey-led jam, prompting Fishman to comment "that's why I'm in the band."|
|1987-08-21||Curtain With||Hebron, NY||12:12||Gotta love the dogs, Marley and/or others barking in the background throughout. The Curtain section is very precise, and filled with a sense of energy. Listening along, you can imagine the band had practiced the composed section extensively. The With jam begins with delicate, lofty soloing by Trey, then gradually builds up to a crescendo, before easing back down and fading into the ether.|
|1987-08-21||Wilson||Hebron, NY||6:25||First ever "Wilson" chant from the band in a stretched out intro with nice droning organ and funky Trey comping before reaching the chord changes. When the band takes the volume down, some incredibly well-timed dog barking leads the band into a few lysergic, descending, atonal moments. Signature, briskly-paced, early version.|
|1987-08-21||Mike's||Hebron, NY||13:14||Very improvisational version, for any period. Has "Fluffhead"-like moments, a Grateful Dead vibe at times, and the jamming covers a huge range of exploratory ground. Must-hear early Phish improv.|
|1987-08-21||Skin It Back||Hebron, NY||13:12||Replete with Marley or some other dog's barking, the band launches an exploratory, improvisational take on the Little Feat classic. The driving jam features great Mike and Page, and predictably rapid-fire Trey action. Becoming increasingly abstract after 10:30, the playing begins to settle, and Mike leads the band with a great -> into "Low Rider Jam."|
|1987-08-21||Low Rider||Hebron, NY||6:30||-> from an improvisational "Skin it Back," this early nod to the War classic works to cool down the fury from the preceding jam, as Trey humorously sings "La Bamba" lyrics over the "Low Rider" melody. Picking up a blues-tinged theme after 4:30, this great and grooving full-band improv rocks on and -> "Back Porch Boogie Blues."|
|1987-08-21||Back Porch Boogie Blues||Hebron, NY||7:47||-> in from a fun "Low Rider Jam," you may initially hear Grateful Dead-like jamming in this blues-based instrumental. Trey leads the band into increasingly frenetic playing, and Mike and Fish heroically manage to keep up with the torrid pace. Settling down into a more groovy bent, Trey cleverly sets the deck for an unexpected -> to "The Sloth."|
|1987-08-21||McGrupp||Hebron, NY||9:42||The first version with lyrics sung rather than narrated. The jam follows a similar pattern to others from this period, with Trey strumming quite a bit while Page rocks the keyboard, but this one grows increasingly intense before seeming to veer towards "Possum." Instead, the jam explores more ground, then -> to "Stir It Up Jam" with no return to the typical closing.|
|1987-08-21||Stir It Up||Hebron, NY||5:37||-> in from a strong "McGrupp." While all members contribute (Page's early playing is varied and inspiried) Trey dominates, slowly working Marley's "Stir It Up" into its more traditional form, the ensuing jam informed by lines warm and melodic, rich in tone. Beautiful, must-hear material.|
|1987-08-21||Makisupa||Hebron, NY||10:56||A supremely odd version. "Makisupa" proper begins more than six minutes in, after the "Stir It Up Jam" comes to a full stop. The first few minutes feature Trey ad libbing, lyrics over a loose, playful jam. It's mostly weird, but the last minute of the jam is a long, magnificent segue -> "David Bowie."|
|1989-05-28||Slave||Hebron, NY||7:01||Although this version begins with spacey elements similar to 5/6/89, it also peaks in a more customary and shredding manner, reestablishing a more conventional approach to the jam.|
|1989-05-28||Esther||Hebron, NY||10:05||> from "Slave to the Traffic Light," this too is slow, patient, and well-played. Trey is particularly on point, deploying a series of "jazzy" chords before offering up a great solo.|
|1989-05-28||YEM||Hebron, NY||15:27||Very good early version with hilarious "POOP" VJ!|
|1989-05-28||Jam||Hebron, NY||3:59||A somewhat dark, low-key jam opens Set III at Ian McLean's Party, builds intensity, and -> to a brief "La Grange" jam.|
|1989-05-28||JJLC||Hebron, NY||9:46||Machine Gun Trey in combat action in the latter half of this jam.|
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