02-20 Roxy Theater

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02-20 Roxy Theater

Postby willbreathes » Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:02 pm

02-20-93 Roxy Theater, Atlanta, GA

1: Golgi Apparatus, Foam, The Sloth, Possum, Weigh, All Things Reconsidered, The Divided Sky, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Fluffhead, Cavern

2: Wilson, Reba, Tweezer-> Walk Away-> Tweezer-> Glide-> Mike's Song-> My Mind's Got a Mind of its Own-> Kung-> I Am Hydrogen-> Weekapaug Groove-> Have Mercy-> Rock and Roll All Nite*-> Weekapaug Groove-> Fast Enough for You, Big Ball Jam, HYHU, Terrapin, Harry Hood, Tweezer Reprise

E: Sleeping Monkey

*KISS cover; with "Gene Simmons" (a.k.a. Jay Von Lehe).
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Postby S. Hill 88 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:41 pm

i love this 2nd set

- very nice wilson w/ some simpsons SL
- top 3 all time reba IMO
- tweezer > walk away > tweezer is great
- segue into glide is flawless
- segue from mikes > my minds got a mind of its own, also flawless
- kung complete with vibration of life
- sickkkkk weekapaug
- terrapin = my fav. johnny b fishman tune
- AWESOME hood
- tweeprise w/ a sleeping monkey encore = vintage phish


yes i love this set....oh so much
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Postby Atoms » Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:14 pm

The part that I love about the second set is how it all just blends together. Like how they tease songs that they just played. If you have never listened to this show before, its hard to keep track of what song they are actually playing.
we are all being pursed. some have been found, some are still running. some will keep running until they get to the end of the road, straight off the proverbial cliff. you don't have to turn back, you just have to turn around.
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Postby verniques » Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:42 pm

This show has always been in top 5 faves, waaaay before it became an official release. Indespensible FUN! They repeated it the next year in Dallas IMHO.

Rumor is that Trey and Mike got in an argument before second set and so Trey is fucking with Mike the whole set (check out how he butts in on Mike's Song with riffs from other tunes and repeatedly saying "Mike's Song...it's his song...it's Mike's Song"). I, for one, don't buy this rumor...I think it's just Trey being playful. Whatever the catalyst, he takes off into left field and you can actually HEAR the band trying to keep up with him. Trey leads them down all kinds of different and diverse alleyways. I listened to this a few weeks ago. The way he quotes so much of his own catalogue in solos and riffs throughout the set is mind boggling!!! And you can totally hear the fest of the band trying to keep up. This was IN NO WAY a planned set. I'm sure some of the tunes were on a setlist, I just find the audio evidence too compelling and obvious not to realize that Trey is off on a tangent. And they just followed him. Testament to how fucking amazing this band was in 1993!!!!!!!

The next year at The Bomb Factory, it is on again, but this time the other guys are much better prepared and ready for the onslaught of Anastasioisms!!!
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Postby S. Hill 88 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:47 pm

^ I've always thought that Trey says "doses" during that Mike's as well...

Mike: I walk through the hallways/Inside my mind
Trey: doses!
Mike: I chase the back beat.....


The medley is awesome too! It is really crazy to hear the other guys trying to keep up, especially Mike. For example:

3:19 - Trey teases Reba
3:38 - Mike picks it up

4:29 - Trey reprises Tweezer (not that reprise ;))
4:34 - Fish fill
4:38 - Complete band Tweezer jam

4:56 - Trey plays what "appears" to sound the jump back into Mike's
4:59 - Nope. Lizards solo
5:27 - Band picks up
5:32 - Full-on Lizards

5:49 - Back into Mikes

6:24 - Wilson "Blahp! Boom!...."

6:41 - Trey decides to throw in some Stash


Pretty awesome


and the marching drum beat into MMGAMOIO is sweet
followed by the equally as sweet page organ breakdown at 0:22
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Postby verniques » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:12 pm

....exactly! When I listen to it, I can always picture Page and Mike constantly watching Tres as he switches gears every other minute and quotes other tunes.
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Postby OlfactoryHue » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:48 pm

sing us your song mike

that line always gets me, i just die laughing

i agree this is one of my all time fav's just b/c of the showcase trey puts on in that second set, it all flows so well too... pure improv genius, it really is one of a kind... and by phish standards that means a lot a lot a lot

if you haven't heard this show before, do yourself a favor and listen to it.... NOW
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Re: 02-20 Roxy Theater

Postby GolgusApparati » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:35 pm

I'm listening to the second set right now! Amazing segues, it demanded of me a second listen (or more) to catch everything.
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Re: 02-20 Roxy Theater

Postby y0n » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:57 am

Wow, this must be mindblowing to someone who knows no Phish.
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Re: 02-20 Roxy Theater

Postby willbreathes » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:58 pm

y0nm4n wrote:Wow, this must be mindblowing to someone who knows no Phish.


Actually, I would say it is only mind-blowing to people who do know Phish.

In the past I have played this second set for people... and found myself trying to explain the whole time: "Listen! That is the Lizards jam!"

:eh:

"It doesn't belong there, don't you get it!?"

:roll:

So yeah... my experience, someone who knows no Phish just doesn't grasp it.
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Re: 02-20 Roxy Theater

Postby y0n » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:44 pm

Yeah you're right. The word I should have used was confusing. All the teases just sound out of place, if you don't know they are actually just playing other songs, which is of course the most exciting thing evar.
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Re: 02-20 Roxy Theater

Postby fluffyourheadcb » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:39 pm

one of my favorite shows of all time 2nd set may be one of the best sets ever...

Wilson is sick (simpsons signal taboot)
the Reba is just hands down one of the best ever, the tension release part of the jam is bone-chilling
Tweezer -> Walk Away-> Tweezer....enough said right there
Glide has tweezer teases as does just about every song this set
Mike's Song is full of teases and quotes can tell the guys are just letting it all hang out and havin a blast, trey is all over the place and the guys follow suit

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Re: 02-20 Roxy Theater

Postby S. Hill 88 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:17 pm

happy 2/20/93 day!
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Re: 02-20 Roxy Theater

Postby fone » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:33 pm

Because of a current discussion of 4/4/98, I went searching the net for some of my Phish posts of old, and found this one on a Google archive of the rec.music.phish newsgroup. Oddly enough, I posted it on 3/11/98, less than a month away from the Island Tour ..........................


Ryan Stroud, Reba, Metagroove, and Tongue

Regardless of the temperature, it's nice to see the sun again.
I was flamed once on the rmp for publicly lauding Charlie Dirksen for his
knowledge of Phish's music and intelligent reviews of the shows. I was
immediately taken aback by the comments which referred to my tongue being so
far up a certain part of Charlie's anatomy. I attempted to look at myself in
the light of the criticism and examine why I had made the initial comments.

Prior to the post, I had entered into a round of exchanges directly with
Charlie about "disclaimers", analytical reviews vice concert "experiences", and
just his general take on the whole Phish phenomenon. From these exchanges, an
initial skeptical attitude toward what I viewed as a serious ego on his part,
dissipated into a firmer understanding of a very helpful and typically Phishy
friendly guy from San Francisco. The post I wrote was more a public apology
for my own shortsightedness.

I don't really expect that what I'm about to say is going to be taken much the
same way, but I wanted to preface my remarks to say that my praise of Ryan
Stroud could really be laid upon most of you. I have seen more kindness and
positivism from this community in the past six months than I have seen in the
past six years, and I'm continually astounded by it. What drives me into this
fit of adulation for Ryan and the rest of you, is of course, the music. In
this specific case, Reba from 2-20-93 II.

In January, like most of the offers for B&P that I receive, Ryan emailed me
directly after reading one of my posts about the 12/29 MSG show. We had
connected several times before on different rmp topics, but this was his first
offer to spin for me. I had some marginal knowledge about him; a music student
at a school in Center City, Philadelphia, not yet twenty-one, and active enough
to organize a net gathering prior to the Philly shows in December. Being a
musician, he responded to some of my rmp requests to better understand the
technical details of Phish's music. He was always happy to engage and explain
as best he could to this musical dummy.

I sent Ryan the two tapes and mailer for his offer of the 12/29 show, and about
two weeks ago he sent me back my tapes, plus what he called, a surprise. The
surprise turned out to be two extra tapes which he considered "special"
performances. One was 12/14/95 II Binghampton, and the other was the Atlanta
show I mentioned above. I had received at about the same time, several tapes
from other equally as wonderful people (Thanks Casey White, Dave Bristol and
Chris Bertolet), and among them the 12/2 and 12/3 shows which I had waited a
long time to hear. So pretty much, over the past couple of weeks, I hadn't had
the chance to listen to Ryan's "gifts".

The 2-20-93 set II starts out Wilson, Reba, Tweezer. Now I don't have a whole
lot of tapes, yet, and most of them are later than ‘93. When the Wilson
started, I was pretty much surprised by the "looseness" of the performance, but
surprised in a tremendously good way, to say the least. I almost didn't
recognize the animated spirit that pervaded the execution of the song. I began
to experience that which I have only begun to read about in some of the
formalized writings about Phish. Last month I read the Phishing Manual, and
this past weekend, Marie picked up Go Phish for me. But reading about how the
band developed and evolved into what I experience now on stage, barely touches
on the energy and excitement of those earlier performances. The ‘93 Atlanta
performance isn't all that early, but there was a quality in that show that
I've never heard before. And I'm even more impressed with these guys than
ever, and feel more and more like a latecomer, uninitiated interloper into a
longstanding intimate relationship between a group of musicians and a group of
music appreciators.

By the time Reba came on during the drive home on that dreaded Garden State
Parkway, I was awake, aware and anticipating anything and everything. And
within a very short time, I got it. Reba jumped off that tape and into my soul
with a life so different from what I had previously known as Reba. These guys
are truly in love with the music. You could hear it and sense it with every
note. Beneath the "known" notes and lyric of the song, they exuded their own
energy and excitement evident in the "under breath" exclamations as they
reveled in their own sounds. It seemed like they were in a self feeding frenzy
as they sensed their own energy, and responded to it by kicking it up another
notch. Truly, truly amazing musical mastery. The attitude carried over into
the "composed" beginning of Tweezer. Even the composed part took on another
life. There were lyrical exchanges going on as responses to the composed
lyrics. Incredible stuff.

I pulled up in front of my house and couldn't turn off the engine until the end
of that side of the tape. I sat for nearly twenty minutes in my truck, in
absolute awe of a band, who I thought, I had a pretty good handle on. Silly
me. My eyes were opened a little wider to yet another aspect of what Phish is
about, and once again, I fall back upon my sword as I confess to not knowing
shit about anything that's going on here. This is such powerful emotion in me
that it drives me back to this keyboard to scream to all of you, one more time,
how wonderful this tape made me feel.

And I have Ryan Stroud to thank for this.

He recognized something special in this show and from his own resources of time
and money, took what was something meaningful to him and gave it to me. Ryan,
I recognize your gift, and shared in your excitement of this performance. It
got me in touch with myself a little bit more, and touched me in ways that few
gifts have ever been able to. Your kindness will remain with me for a time too
long to measure. In a meager response to your kindness, let me provide the
following:

On Friday April 10 at 8pm at Laurie Wagman Hall on Broad Street in downtown
Philadelphia, Ryan's band, Metagroove, will be doing a free concert. He and
his fellow band members have been together for over six months together, and
according to Ryan, their music is "umm...complex as hell, and highly
improvisational". From what I understand, Patrick Donahue has been helping
Ryan promote the band around town. If you are in the Philadelphia area, and
want to hear a fellow Phish fan reach in and express his soul, all I can tell
you, that if he succeeds only slightly, you are bound for a wonderful
experience.

So thanks again, Ryan, for your gift. I can't wait to hear the Binghampton
tape. I'm also planning on making the drive to Philly next month to hear your
sound. Thanks again to all of you, cause Ryan represents what is best about
you also. And if this sounds like my tongue is at it again, so be it. I'll be
an AK for anyone who turns me on to great music and makes my life a little more
meaningful!

As usual,
bill


........................i know a room of musical tunes,
some rhyme, some ching, most of them are clockwork.
let's go into the other room and make them work.
- barrett
Here's your ticket pack your bag
Time for jumpin' overboard
The transportation is here
Close enough but not too far,
Maybe you know where you are
Fightin' fire with fire
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