These versions of Icculus and Sanity appear on the Junta re-release. During Icculus, Trey screamed "This is Red Rocks. This is The Edge!" Sanity was jokingly attributed to Jimmy Buffet. BBFCFM featured a tease of the Flintstones theme and Camel Walk contained a Sanity tease from Mike. This setlist is incomplete.
Theme from The Flintstones tease in Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Sanity tease in Camel Walk
Debut Years (Average: 1986)
Song Distribution
Junta 3

This show was part of the "1988 Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1988-07-25

Review by TheEmu

TheEmu For as little as is on this recording, it's pretty interesting and fun. I liked the Skin It Back jam, and BBFCFM was typically hilarious. When they get to the final chorus, Mike literally screams "THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO SING ALONG!!! I CAN'T EVEN HEAR YOU!!!" We all know about the Sanity and Icculus (one of the great all-time Icculuses). I also love the fact that Trey asks the crowd "Do you want to hear a stupid song, or--" and is cut off by the cheers for a stupid song. Oh, I forgot the Harpua, as well, which substitutes Paul for Jimmy and throws in a crawfish along with the goldfish. OK, so maybe I'm just a sucker for these old-time antics, but I gotta go 4 stars, here. If you don't like it, then THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO RATE ALONG!!!! I CAN'T EVEN SEE YOU RATING!!!!
, attached to 1988-07-25

Review by cjfphan21

cjfphan21 Audio quality on the spreadsheet is pretty good. It's too bad there's no first set. Skin it Back is executed well. Mike sounds so much younger (well, he is, but you know what I mean). Harpua is fun, but seems a little rough around the edges toward the beginning. BBFCFM and Camel Walk are both good. Sanity isn't by Jimmy Buffet...crazy guys, but it is f***ing awesome, top it off with some great "Good night" banter and you got yoself a stew baby! Well, not a stew, but a very funny set closer. If you've never heard this Sanity or Icculus, do it now!


I can only logically give this 4 stars.
, attached to 1988-07-25

Review by dscott

dscott It's too bad that the 1st set doesn't circulate, but what we have is a strong 2nd set + encore from the young Phish. Skin It Back is tastefully played and sung. Harpua is a bit rough in spots, but notable for Jimmy's rejecting a crawfish and a "halibut-fish" in addition to a goldfish. BBFCM is a manic screamfest! All sorts of playful antics, including a punk-fast rip through the Flinstones theme. Sanity is odd, as it should be. The encore break includes a joking recitation of the first few lines from John Denver's "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," before Trey asks the audience if they want to hear a "stupid song." The audience responds enthusiastically in the affirmative! Icculus is brilliantly stupid, as usual. A standard Camel Walk struts its stuff to end the festivities.

All in all, it's a worthwhile ~40 minute listen for anyone who enjoys the playful, intentionally juvenile side of Phish.
, attached to 1988-07-25

Review by thelot

thelot What circulates for this show sounds as good as what appears on Junta. It’s a shame there isn’t more available as the band seemed in good spirits on this night. Mike carried his silliness over from the previous night. I would imagine they were excited for their upcoming trip to Colorado. Skin it Back features a nice little jam. Paul Languedoc was substituted for Jimmy during the narration…Fun version! BBFCFM was also a hoot! Fish’s bone solo in Sanity cracks me up every time! It should be noted that Page and then Trey sing a little bit of John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High” before Icculus after a fan screams for it in the audience. For the encore Trey asks “Do you want to hear a stupid song? We know plenty of those” lol. Camel Walk starts off with Mike saying “A chance to display your choreographic talent” lol. A silly night is a good night! Let’s hope this entire performance sees the light of day at some point!
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