, attached to 1994-10-25

Review by Harryshappyplace

Harryshappyplace This is a neat little show with some cool interesting jams that really give this show some bite. The first set is pretty standard for the time period, but in this treasure chest, you want to look for the Melt to give it some value. The meat of the jam is chaotic, frantic, like a car out of control trying to find its way through one of those heavy Georgia thunderstorms, you think its let up, but it just keeps pounding you again and again. It does slow down and gets downright mean before they launch back into the Melt outro that still keeps the heavy, grungy theme. The Lizards that comes next is a great pickup that allows people to gather their thoughts and reattach their bottom jaw to their face.

Second set is an awesome segue fest and features another gem with an extended Weekapaug that also finds a dark and stormy spot similar to the Melt from the first set. With YEM-like vocals to accompany the soundscape, the boys sound as if they're on a roller coaster and they're worried about the inevitable peak at the top of it right before they dip over the edge.
Jesus Just Left Chicago is a welcomed treat that is played magnificently with some great Page/Trey action. Trey really can hit that soulful blues sound. Right out of serious-face blues, they switch gears to the fun, silliness of Big Ball Jam and continue onto Fishmanland where he wishes he had a brain (and his goggles), and Possum lets out some more fire before sending us off. The encore is fun and levels things off.

For what its worth, check out the Melt, Paug, and JJLC for three treats from another solid showing from the Phish.


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