|1990-11-08||Llama||Madison, WI||4:50||Some bluesy Page B-3 action, and sick Trey shredding. [Note: virtually every version from '90 - '92 features incredible playing by the aptly named Machine Gun Trey. You really can't go wrong with any of the versions from this period.]|
|1991-10-04||Magilla||Madison, WI||4:15||Page opts for his organ to employ cool, spacey effects. A cosmic, studio sort of sound, which greatly enhances the jam. Trey modifies his tone, accordingly. Page reverts to a more traditional sound and solos ensue before the band makes a nice > into "David Bowie."|
|1991-10-04||Bowie||Madison, WI||10:51||Almost immediately breaks from the standard. Strong and dissonant improvisation, with an unexpected section of quiet space before the storm rebuilds. Short but powerful.|
|1992-04-30||Stash||Madison, WI||8:50||A very good version with brief departures beyond standard "Stash," and lots of tension and dissonance.|
|1992-04-30||Antelope||Madison, WI||12:05||Improvisational jam that gets well beyond typical "Antelope." Machine Gun Trey and Mike rip it.|
|1992-04-30||Tweezer||Madison, WI||11:30||Hysterical, must-hear opening segment. Colonel Bruce Hampton on trombone.|
|1992-04-30||YEM||Madison, WI||18:53||"Welcome Christmas" (from How The Grinch Stole Christmas) VJ.|
|1992-12-08||Wilson||Madison, WI||9:02||An extended intro with extra silence and space hints at the quiet, yet potent, improv ahead. The band stretches out what is usually a short vamp preceding "BLAT BOOM" into three minutes of avant-garde, atonal, knotty, bizarro Phish interlaced with secret language cues (the "Aww F**k" signal is especially potent).|
|1992-12-08||Llama||Madison, WI||5:07||> in from "Wilson." Danger: listening to this version could cause your brain to involuntarily explode.|
|1992-12-08||Stash||Madison, WI||9:56||Trey is like a demon possessed here. Doesn't matter that's it's inside the box, it's a great version.|
|1992-12-08||Mike's||Madison, WI||8:49||The jam has a bit of a darker sentiment, amplified by some "MLB"-like jamming towards the end of the first jam. The 2nd jam features repetitive, heavy metal type playing, which transitions nicely back to the typical closing sequence.|
|1994-11-20||Stash||Madison, WI||11:56||An absolute thriller, moderately exploratory, but intense with great tension building throughout.|
|1994-11-20||If I Could||Madison, WI||6:59||Great and different version with the "Reverend" Jeff Mosier on banjo.|
|1994-11-20||Bowie||Madison, WI||16:36||Fantastic, exhilarating, "Oh my god it's so f_cking good" jam.|
|1994-11-20||Reba||Madison, WI||12:46||Another jam informed, early on, by a passage of quiet, contemplative play, and marked staccato playing from Trey and super Page. Fish is busy upon his blocks, and Trey works through a great theme (infused with a warm tone) beneath which Mike offers mellow "underwater" grooves to lead the band through a deliberate, and, at times, what sounds like "grinding" build towards a rousing conclusion dominated by Fish and Trey.|
|1995-10-24||Fee||Madison, WI||5:48||Delays/effects and -> to "Llama."|
|1995-10-24||Julius||Madison, WI||9:10||Blistering, second-set opening powerhouse.|
|1995-10-24||Theme||Madison, WI||11:21||Strong "Type I" version is yet one more example of why 1995 was such a stellar year for the band.|
|1995-10-24||YEM||Madison, WI||27:30||A [email protected]%^^!# MONSTER!!!!!!|
|1995-10-24||Antelope||Madison, WI||16:48||Although largely "Type I," this version is one of the most thrilling and intense ever. The tension and tempo start to crank up after 8:00, and even more so after 10:00. At 11:30 it sounds like "Rocco" is starting with no peak, but then there's a cool, thrumming jam section that sounds like an Antelope running, before building to the expected peak.|
|1998-11-06||SOAMelt||Madison, WI||14:34||Great straightforward '98-style funk groove, and apparently one of Mike's favorites from Fall '98.|
|1998-11-06||Simple||Madison, WI||13:03||And... another gorgeous jam that eventually dissolves into serene space.|
|1998-11-06||Caspian||Madison, WI||10:56||-> in from "Simple." At about 8:10 the jam downshifts from typical '98 full power "Caspian" mode to a more sedate and pensive one before a nice transition to "Fluffhead."|
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