, attached to 1992-07-19

Review by SplitOpenAndMule

SplitOpenAndMule This show is currently the first recording circulating from Phish's opening gigs for Santana, and I'm very impressed with it, especially listening to the crowd reactions throughout the set. Trey shines on the Maze solo, but the crowd doesn't sound that into it. You know, just ignore the opener. They perk right up at the end of Runaway Jim, though, and I can't help but think Trey's shredding here really pleased these Santana fans. Runaway Jim has been one of Phish's most dependable rockers in '92. The following Bowie jam maintains a high-energy rocking vibe, but there's still a good amount of dynamism and full-band interplay throughout this (relatively) short version. As someone listening especially for jams, I endorse this Bowie, and the crowd seemed very won over by the conclusion of it. Sweet Adeline could almost be a questionable call, as it completely changed the aftertaste of Phish from a powerful rock and roll opener to a "what did I just see?" experience. But in Phish we trust, and their sense of humor has always been a central aspect of this band, and so it's great to hear this crowd laughing and giggling to this barbershop set closer, as if to say, "Huh? ...huh... Ok!"

Show can be heard here: https://youtu.be/th0x-8rxtN4


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