Moby Dick tease
Debut Years (Average: 1986)

This show was part of the "1988 Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1988-07-24

Review by TheEmu

TheEmu A decently played first set with the easy highlight being an excellent Sneakin' Sally. Set II really starts to cook, opening with a killer Light Up. Alumni steps up and goes straight off the damn hook. There's also a nice On Your Way Down, and ya gotta love a changeup like TMWSIY > Avenu Malkenu > Peaches En Regalia! But the best, the highlight of the set, is an absolutely EPCOT 14 min. Jesus Just Left Chicago where Trey rips so damn hard that Page has to go "JEEEEZUS!! left Chicago!" On the downside, there are a couple of disappointing cuts (Fluff, Bowie, maybe Antelope, although I may just have a broken file, there) and McGrupp is definitely better without Fish on trombone. But, overall, another fine, fine Nectar's show with enough tasty highlights to merit 4 Stars. Seriously, if you like JJLC, check this one out, it'll make you take someone's name in vain!
, attached to 1988-07-24

Review by thelot

thelot The SBD recording for this one is decent. The source info says it’s from a Master Cassette but it sounds like there’s at least a couple generations. This was another fine show at Nectar’s! The show kicked off with the newly added Walk Away. This version ended somewhat abruptly. It should also be noted that there’s a Moby Dick tease preceding Golgi as well. Mike was in a particularly spunky mood this evening. During Bitch Mike switches out the verse “cause I’m alone down here” to “cause I’m an uptown white shit!”. Mike’s Song differed from the previous nights extended vocal jam intro. This version had the intro “Call it what you will, but you know it’s his song” lyrics to start. Weekapaug had a rippin’ solo from Trey. Mike shouted out “Take it to Rhode Island!” a couple of times.

Set 2 kicked off with a fantastic version of Light Up! Alumni Blues was killer as well. Great flow throughout.

TMWSIY started off set 3. The transition from Alvenu into Peaches worked really well! Moving forward it’ll be interesting to see if they pair these two up again. Lord oh lord Jesus was hotter than the coals of hell! Smokin’ version! Antelope also brought the heat…unfortunately the Marco section cuts on the recording…

Great show overall! Makes me wish I owned a time machine! ????
, attached to 1988-07-24

Review by dscott

dscott The first 2 sets contain some of the worst Phish I've ever heard. The highlights include islands of adequacy (e.g. Sneakin' Sally) and quirky novelty ("It's his song" lyrics to kick off Mike's Song; Mike's Song chorus quotes and Rhode Island exhortations during Weekapaug). That's not enough to make up for cringeworthy trainwrecks like Bold As Love and Fluffhead.

Thank goodness for Set 3!!! TMWSIY > Avenu Malkenu is a little tentative, but then they deliver a tight and punchy Peaches En Regalia. Mike especially shines on this one. JJLC is indeed a monstrous version, with Page testifying and Trey's guitar evangelizing. McGrupp gets nice & floaty, with Fishman's awkward trombonery adding a free jazz ambience. Lilting segue into a fiery, hard-charging Antelope...and then alas the tape cuts off shortly after they drop into the reggae-fied syncopation preceding "Rye Rye Rocco."
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