, attached to 1988-02-24

Review by kipmat

kipmat I was a little dubious about the date of this show, as Page is not playing the Yamaha electric piano that he plays on other February 1988 shows (and played all the way through 1992). The inclusion of The Lizards in this set contradicts this, and it seems more likely that the Yamaha just didn't make it onto the stage that night, possibly for space reasons, or because the power cord was left behind and Paul Languedoc had not yet attempted to manufacture a replacement. :)

Anyway, Page on the Fender Rhodes electric piano lends a unique sound to Lizards, as well as Curtain, songs where we are otherwise used to hearing a piano sound. As @SlavePhan said, the first set is otherwise standard stuff, and the last set is Phish having fun playing in a bar. I can't help but be impressed by the band's composure handling a heckler and inviting him up on the stage. Although the band provides decent support for Mr. Carlton, Trey can't help but sabotage Mustang Sally by sustaining a single note on his 'doc for the last minute and a half. I would love to have been there to see it.


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