Bathtub Gin

, comment by PhinestInTheNation
PhinestInTheNation Definitely hearing a Catapult tease in there.
, comment by Pinhead_Larry
Pinhead_Larry Most of Fall '96 has plenty of highlights. And this Gin is somewhere near the top. Being the second-longest (right behind 11/23/97 I think) this Gin wastes very little, if no time at all. In fact, parts almost sound like a precursor to the famous Riverport Gin in '98, and I think this jam is another great example of the pre-'97 funk sound. It wasn't quite at *that level yet, but it was well on its way.

The formula of the jam is pretty familiar to most Gin lovers and goes a little something like this; type I Trey action-> breakdown/next section (Page funk section in this case)-> dissonant space. Every section melds together as smoothly as butter and even the final spacey minutes are worth listening to (Trey uses some cool effects. One sounds similar to the CxP from 5 nights prior).

Highly recommended Gin (and show) and, if nothing else, it's interesting just to see how Phish was prepping their new sound for the following year(s) to come. In fact, I would say that the Karl Perazzo shows, 11/6/96, and this show are some very strong examples of Phish's transitional sound during this period. Of course, most of the Fall tour illustrates this quite well.

Anyway, before I go too off topic again, be sure to check this one out. The jam is ridiculous and the everyone seems to be in sync here. And every phan knows that makes for a helluva jam.

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