, attached to 1993-02-27

Review by Potato_Sacks

Potato_Sacks Set 2: This set is STUPENDOUS, they are so locked in and in the Groove, the song selection is one thing, but the playing is just on another level, I couldn't ask for more, I wish I could have been there. 1993 Phish really tickles my fancy(: The second set is opened with a near flawless execution of The Curtain, Gordo throwing out fire bass lines during the main theme of the song. As soon as the "As he saw his life run away from him" segment and on begins, Page hops in with a noticeably different lick. Trey spends this whole song getting into it strongly with his Vocals, yelling for singing parts, quietly muttering his guitar licks, its great. This song I just turn page up in my head with this version in particular, it's a must listen. Stash kicks in right after that completes with another upbeat tempo, you can hear the rush in the band, playing pretty quickly, but that wont slow down this 11+ minute Stash. This was before the whole audience clapped at that one part, and after 3 times of Fishman playing the claps on a tom, they stop and give the audience a shot and it clearly doesn't work ;) Throughout the whole main riff of stash Trey plays it palm muted, and it gives it a dark feel to it, making it seem like a dark jazz epic. as soon as the Jam starts from then on its your average 1993 Stash, raging unnecessarily hard with some distinct licks here and there, but your average type 1 jam. Until about 8:20 seconds in Trey keeps playing this odd gloomy sounding riff and the jam slowly starts to drift away from the stash theme for the next almost 2 mintutes and build it into the peak of the song, going back into the main theme and ending it. This section of the show is not really up there in my books, just because Poor Heart is such a fun song, but I'm not the biggest fan of Sample, Big Ball Jam is neat, but you all know how it goes. When BBJ ends and they pick up right into the ripper that is Ya Mar, the show changes direction again, into a Beach Party dancing fiasco. How can you not just want to get up and dance around to Ya Mar, Mikes soothing voice and such a happy progression. Followed by Mikes Groove. You know I love Mikes Groove with the I Am Hydrogen in the middle, I feel like it fits way too perfectly in between those two songs. I mean if its a Mikes sandwich like "At The Roxy" or whatever show has that Simple Icculus sandwich, I'll take it, but I'd be happy with the original 3 (: The last thing I want to do is ramble on about how solid this Mikes Groove is so you should just listen to it. HYHU is a good tune. Page makes it seem so epic, With the constant organ playing, how can a song not be epic? Him and Fish start the song out nicely. Fishman announces after a pause at the beginning of HYHU that he is going to sing a "Very Nasally" version of a great Syd Barret song, Terrapin, which is fun, Cause Fishman singing songs makes me chuckle, you can just picture how it would go. Fee was fee, not much too it, other then the fact it went into one of my favorite Phish songs, which I got the privilege to see them open with at Mansfield this year, 6/7/11, Llama, It is super fast with Trey constantly pushing the beat, making noises. I wish Llamas weren't only like 5 minutes long usually, I would kill for Llama to be regularly a 10+minute jam with a bunch of Hose jamming, Imagine if Llama was the Modern Day "Rock And Roll" or something?! Now time for this Encore. Sleeping Monkey, Amazing Grace, Rocky Top. Sleeping Monkey first of all is a great song, I think it is entirely underplayed and makes the perfect encore, along with Contact. Unfortunately this version is only 4 minutes long, and followed by Amazing Grace ): Rocky Top just makes me love Mike, nuff said.


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