Weekend Nuggets: Texas, Fall ’95


phish-austin-95Regardless of how sketched out one can feel being on Phish tour in Texas, the band always played great shows in The Lone Star State.  This weekend we have Phish’s three-night Texas run from Fall ’95, each great for its own reasons. The first night in Fort Worth saw the bust out of “Tube,” the debut of Bowie’s “Life on Mars?”, a nice combo of ‘Theme > Wilson > Antelope,” and a one-two punch of “Split, ‘Fluffhead in the first set.

10.13.95 Will Rogers Auditorium, Fort Worth, TX < LINK

I: Ya Mar, Also Sprach Zarathustra > Maze, Billy Breathes, I’m Blue I’m Lonesome, Prince Caspian, Split Open and Melt, Fluffhead, Life on Mars?*

II: Tube, Uncle Pen, Theme From the Bottom > Wilson > Run Like an Antelope, Keyboard Army, Lizards, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Sweet Adeline, The Squirming Coil

E: Bold as Love


Source: Tascam PE-125 > D7 > DAT (Bill Shaw)


1995-10-14gnThe second night saw Medeski, Martin, and Wood- then not so famous outside of NYC- jam with Phish for an extended and experimental “YEM.”  A smooth ’95 “Reba” kicked off the second set while a dark “Stash > Catapult” highlights the first.

10.14.95 Austin Music Hall, Austin TX < LINK

I: AC/DC Bag, Cars Trucks Buses, Kung, Free, Sparkle, Stash > Catapult, Acoustic Army, It’s Ice, Tela, Runaway Jim

II: Reba, Rift, You Enjoy Myself*, Hello Ma Baby, Scent Of A Mule, Cavern

E: A Day In the Life

*With Medeski Martin and Wood, and Dominic Falco on trumpet. Trey played both guitar and mini drum set up front. Mike played bass and some kind of horn at the end of the jam. Fish played vacuum and trombone. Billy Martin played Fish’s drums. Medeski and Page played keyboards and Page did vocal jamming at the end. Chris Wood played a bizarre one string stand up bass with a bow.

Source: unknown


Austin Music Hall

Austin Music Hall

The third night (and second in Austin) was back to pure Phish, and what night it was.  After the adrenalizing opening combo of “Buried Alive > Poor Heart,” and a dramatic third song “Slave,” one knew this would be a special night.  The rare “Demand” and a tight  “Foam” held down the middle of the first set, while a 20-minute “Bowie” put the frame to rest.  The second set was filled with classic Phish songs including standout versions of “Tweezer” and “Harry Hood.”

10.15.95 Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX < LINK

I: Buried Alive > Poor Heart, Slave to the Traffic Light, I Didn’t Know, Demand, Llama, Foam, Strange Design, I’m Blue I’m Lonesome, David Bowie

II: Julius, Simple > Tweezer > Lizards, Sample in a Jar, Suspicious Minds, Harry Hood, Tweezer Reprise

E: Funky Bitch

Source: AKG 460 Cards > Technics SV 260A > DAT (Linda Webster)



20th Anniversary Montage (30 mins)



11-08rehearsalTrusted sources close to the Phish organization have reported that the band has been playing amazingly well in preparation for Hampton.  People who have talked with the band have said they the band is incredibly psyched and wish Hampton was tomorrow.  Others who have heard the rehearsals have been floored by what’s been going down.  Take it for what its worth, but this is not made up. Two more weeks!

38 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Texas, Fall ’95”

  1. hairy pood Says:

    “opportunity to set the record straight” is far from the right way to say that. there are shows from 2.0 that hold up to, if not blow the socks off of, the earlier stuff. IT WAS DIFFERENT MUSIC!!! which is what will be heard so soon. different from 93, 97, 03, and 04. It will be new. and different. Don’t ever imply that they needed to redeem themselves. at least when i’m around.

  2. time to get down to business, bust out your ole boogie down tour shoes and get ready to set the gearshift…..i cam smell the dank nugs, veggie b’s, and lot odor. 3 for 10 shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    minor, anyway to put up a hampton 101 page. First time to the mothership and would love to knows in & outs of the venue/strip. Looks like cold brews will be available and consumed for the first time inside. Ill be at Days ‘Between” Inn 1/4 mile away.

  3. Dear Hairy Pood,
    I was simply implying the opportunity the band has to create, and on the flip side the opportunity the fans have to really make this experience a different one.

  4. I know where Phish is rehearsing in NYC.. I was down there this weekend but unfortuantly got sidetracked by going to the brooklyn brewery and not swinging by.. Dam*%@!
    My buddy heard them playing a SICk Antelope a few weeks ago !!!!!

  5. Jezmund..im from miami as well. hoping that phish comes
    through florida eventually, im praying of a nye run again…

    oh and be careful in Hampton, or in any lot for that matter
    there are always cops and narcs around. I saw a few people
    get busted in 04.

    speaking of fall 95 and florida..
    fall 95 run is kick ass, some of my favorite tunes and just their energy
    was full force. Minor you need to up 11-14-95 STASH>manteca>STASH
    dog faced boy..
    …for those who havent heard it , it is a livephish release and its sick

  6. 11 days till melt

  7. not sure if people are still looking at this thread but watch out in the hampton lot. I saw a guy in ’04 get busted for dui on a motor skooter & then my friend, and whoever else was nearby, got nabbed for buying some brownies. Other than those 2 instances, I just remember the cops being sketchy.

  8. Remember Hampton Fall 95′, after the show we came outside and everyone was just silently walking around because our minds had just been blown apart and the fountain outside the venue was off and covered with a mysterious layer of ice… or was it foam? It was still and appeared solid. Speculative whispers of what was in the fountain abounded. Finally, some kid who was convinced “it’s ice” ran up to the fountain and stepped on it and…. splash! It’s foam!

    Stuff like that is what made my experience so special… Fall tour 95′ was the ish.

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