Phish and Related Artists · 1986
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Hunt's Bar
Burlington
VT

Slave to the Traffic Light, Mike's Song > Dave's Energy Guide, You Enjoy Myself[1], Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page[2] > Alumni Blues, Prep School Hippie, Run Like an Antelope[3]
Tonight[4], The Pendulum[4], Babylon is Burning[4], Dec 1661[4]
[1] First known version. [2] "It's alright" quotes from Trey. [3] Jeff Holdsworth on slide guitar. [4] First known Phish performance. With Zenzilé Madikinea. This show was an African National Congress Benefit featuring Phish and South African dub poet Zenzilé Madikinea. Antelope featured Jeff Holdsworth on slide guitar. Russ Flanagan sat in on fiddle for parts of this show. Alumni was played by request. Letter to Jimmy Page contained quotes from Trey of "It's alright" before eventually returning to Alumni. Some recordings erroneously note that this show was a double-bill with The Joneses. This show contained the first known version of You Enjoy Myself, although it is possible that the correct debut was on 2/1/85, and the first known performances of Zenzilé's pieces (all with Phish) Tonight, The Pendulum, Babylon is Burning, and Dec 1661. The first set of this show is identical to what is listed for 2/1/85. The setlist for 2/1/85 is possibly incorrect. This show was an African National Congress Benefit featuring Phish and South African dub poet Zenzile. Admission was $4. For set II, Phish accmopanied Zenzile for his African rhythmic chants and rap. It’s worth noting that this show corresponds to the setlist of 2/1/85 Doolin’s and may indeed be the correct date of that show (meaning there was no 2/1/85 Doolin’s show or at least that this set I setlist was mis-attributed to that gig). If that is true, then this is the 1st known public performance of You Enjoy Myself. This show also marked the 1st known performances of Zenzile’s pieces – all performed with Phish – Tonight, The Pendulum, Babylon Is Burning and Dec 1661. Russ Flanagan sat in on fiddle for parts of this show.

Slade Hall - University Of Vermont
Burlington
VT

This was Phish’s 5th Slade Hall show. The setlist is unknown, but notes reflect that Sierra also played.

Hunt's
Burlington
VT

This show was a benefit for the Central America Solidarity Association and was announced in the 3/1/86 Burlington (Vt.) Free Press. It was a Sunday 8:30pm show. Tickets cost $3. The Ventilators also played. There is no recording in the archives and the setlist is unknown. Any additional information about this show is appreciated.

Hunt's
Burlington
VT

Quinn the Eskimo > Have Mercy[1] > Harry Hood, The Pendulum[2] -> Dave's Energy Guide, Icculus[3], You Enjoy Myself
Help on the Way[1] > Slipknot![1] > AC/DC Bag[3], McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters[4] > Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues > Dear Mrs. Reagan ENCORE: Not Fade Away[5]
[1] First known Phish performance. [2] With Zenzilé Madikinea. Madikinea recited revolutionary poetry. [3] First known performance. [4] Spoken in Dylan-esque fashion. [5] First known Phish performance; with The Joneses. This show was billed as Hunt’s Festival of Fools. Phish and The Joneses switched off for 45-minute sets; the two bands performed the encore together. The Pendulum, which was a recital of revolutionary poetry, featured guest Zenzilé Madikinea. This gig contained the first known versions of AC/DC Bag and Icculus, the first known Phish version of Have Mercy, and the only known Phish performances of Help on the Way, Slipknot and Not Fade Away. McGrupp was spoken in a Dylan-esque fashion, in keeping with Trey’s jokes about Phish being the “Dylan Band.” This show, known as Hunt’s Festival Of Fools, was presented by the Moodsters. Admission was $2. The Joneses also played, switching off sets so the lineup went Phish, The Joneses, Phish, The Joneses. Pendulum featured Zenzile on vocals. This show yielded the 1st known performances of AC/DC Bag, Have Mercy (The Mighty Diamonds cover) and Icculus and the 1st and only known performances of Help On The Way and Slipknot! (Grateful Dead covers) as well as Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly cover). After Dave’s Energy Guide, Trey announced they were “The Bob Dylan Band”. McGrupp was narrated rather than sung. Alumni Blues > Letter To Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues included special guest Jim Tasse from The Joneses. The Encore, Not Fade Away, integrated members of The Joneses in a “Monsters Of Guitar Jam” featuring all the Joneses guitarists (Jim Tasse, Tim “TJ” Johnston and John Carlin) plus Mark Jensen on percussion.

University of Vermont
Burlington
VT

AC/DC Bag > Dear Mrs. Reagan, Prep School Hippie, Quinn the Eskimo -> Slave to the Traffic Light, Makisupa Policeman, Have Mercy, All Blues[1] > Dog Log > Possum, You Enjoy Myself, Anarchy, Camel Walk -> Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues
[1] First known Phish performance; approximately one minute long. This show was an Earth Day concert at UVM and took place outside the Bailey Howe Library on the Green. This performance previously circulated with the dates April 15 and April 29, 1986. Trey introduced the band as the “Bob Dylan Band” before they began a jam that led into a short All Blues (the first known Phish performance; it was only about a minute long). Dog Log was dedicated to all of the dogs that were running around, including Marley the Wonder Dog (Trey's dog). Possum included a Help on the Way tease. This show was an Earth Day Concert at UVM. The setlist is exactly the same as 4/25/86 so one date (or at least one setlist) is incorrect – it’s presumed that the 4/25 date is correct and 4/15 was the result of mislabeled tapes – see 4/25/86 setlist for details. Before AC/DC Bag, Trey introduced his dad (“all the way from NJ”). This show featured the 1st known performance of All Blues (Miles Davis cover) surrounded by Trey’s banter about The Bob Dylan band. Dog Log was dedicated to all the dogs at the show including “Marley The Wonder Dog”. Anarchy was dedicated to Jim Tasse (Jones) who was leaving to play with The Joneses and Sierra at Slade Hall. Possum included a Help On The Way (Grateful Dead) tease. Anarchy was performed three times at this show – first with the usual “Anarchy” lyric, then as “Jim Tasse” and finally as “Nazi Trustees” and “Killer African Bees”. Camel Walk was introduced as a disco song (imagine the disco ball). Also, according to Garrett Mead, Paul Paul the Banjo Man played two of his tunes solo: Rutabega Boogie and Life Gets Tedious. According to a recording circulated among fans, Trey’s father, Ernie Anastasio opened for Phish on banjo or ukelele with Trey, performing 2 songs – Rutabega Boogie and Life Gets Tedious. This information does not match Garrett’s recollection of Paul Paul The Banjo Man and is considered legend until confirmed. This show was an Earth Day Concert at UVM dated 4/25/86 by Burlington Free Press. The setlist is exactly the same as 4/15/86 so one date (or at least one setlist) is incorrect. Del Martin’s tape list calls this 4/29/86 while other setlists including fan sources and Amy Skelton’s list 4/15/86 but those are presumed mislabel/typos and the 4/25/86 date listed in BFP is adopted. Before AC/DC Bag, Trey introduced his dad (“all the way from NJ”). This show featured the 1st and only known Phish performance of All Blues (Miles Davis cover) surrounded by Trey’s banter about The Bob Dylan band. Dog Log was dedicated to all the dogs at the show including “Marley The Wonder Dog”. Anarchy was dedicated to Jim Tasse (Jones) who was leaving to play with The Joneses and Sierra at Slade Hall. Anarchy was performed three times at this show – first with the usual “Anarchy” lyric, then as “Jim Tasse” and finally as “Nazi Trustees” and “Killer African Bees”. Camel Walk was introduced as a disco song (imagine the disco ball). Also, according to Garrett Mead, Paul Paul the Banjo Man played two of his tunes solo: Rutabega Boogie and Life Gets Tedious. According to a recording circulated among fans, Trey’s father, Ernie Anastasio opened for Phish on banjo or ukelele with Trey performing 2 songs – Rutabega Boogie and Life Gets Tedious. This information does not match Garrett’s recollection of Paul Paul The Banjo Man and is considered legend until confirmed. The 4/25/86 Burlington Free Press read “Earth Day, a celebration of music, dance and informative talks in honor of the Earth, on the Green next to Bailey Howe Library, UVM. Sponsored by Slade Hall, the Environmental House, UVM. Enjoy Up the Creek, Phish, Louie Bickford and Diane Ziegler, a Greenpeace representative and an Abenacki Indian Story Teller.”

Goddard College
Plainfield
VT

The Joneses opened. Phish has never played a venue called The Jones in Burlington. The set list we had for this show is actually part of The Jonese set. We don?t have a copy of

Memorial Auditorium
Burlington
VT

The setlist for this show is unknown. Apparently Phish was the only band that played. The information about the show was based on Del Martin’s tape list, which indicated the band played in the basement. However, Jeff recalled that Phish was the opening band for poet, Allen Ginsberg and that they performed in the main auditorium rather than the basement. Little else is known of these events, but see Allen’s poem “On Cremation of Chögyam Trungpa, Vidyadhara” which was published in 1987 as a tribute to his spiritual guide on the occasion of the burial ceremony conducted by friends and students in Vermont.

Goddard College
Plainfield
VT

Halley's Comet[1] > Back Porch Boogie Blues[2] > Halley's Comet
[1] Debut; Richard Wright on vocals. [2] First known Phish performance. While a complete setlist for this “Springfest” performance at Goddard is not known, it has been confirmed that Halley’s debuted at this show with Richard Wright on vocals. Back Porch Boogie Blues also made its first known Phish performance. This is the last known Phish show with Jeff Holdsworth as an official member of the band.

Hunt's
Burlington
VT

Dog Log, Halley's Comet[1] > Back Porch Boogie Blues > Halley's Comet
[1] Richard Wright on vocals. This setlist is incomplete. Richard Wright provided vocals for Halley’s Comet. This was the first Phish show without Jeff Holdsworth

Boat
Boston
MA

This was Phish’s 1st out-of-state show, a high-school graduation celebration for Cambridge School. Mike’s brother David “Digger” Gordon attended Cambridge School (he was a year younger than the celebrants – a junior at this time) and helped get the band the gig. This date may not be exactly correct – it was made up because Mike’s notes don’t indicate a date. Jeff recalled that he was out of the band by this time and on his way to Alaska.

Hunt's
Burlington
VT

The setlist for Phish’s eighth show at Hunt’s, is unknown. The information about the show came from Del Martin’s tape list and Mike’s notes, which indicate that it was a great gig with a big crowd in attendance.

Finbar's
Burlington
VT

This was Phish’s last of four shows at Finbar’s. According to Garrett Mead, the gig was sold out with people flowing into the streets. Mike’s notes echo this sentiment, stating “We scorched, great jams, power rock”.

Sex Farm
Johnson
VT

The setlist and exact locationof this show (and proper name of the commune) are unknown. An excerpt from a 1992 interview that was later reprinted in a Phish.net Digest contained Trey’s statement that this was the band’s strangest gig “at this sex commune…run by this old guy named Irving. They were a bunch of old hippies with gardens and kids running around everywhere, and they intermingled their lovemaking. They had a schedule where every night they switched partners. Irving showed up at the gig with a beautiful young woman on each arm. He was the schedule maker. They cooked us an incredible meal, too.”

Haybarn Theater - Goddard College
Plainfield
VT

Golgi Apparatus[1] > Slave to the Traffic Light, Wilson[1], Halley's Comet -> Possum, Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley, Makisupa Policeman
[1] First known performance. This show featured the first known performances of Golgi Apparatus and Wilson.

Hunt's
Burlington
VT

Alumni Blues > Makisupa Policeman, Skin It Back[1] > Cities, I Am Hydrogen > McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters , AC/DC Bag, You Enjoy Myself, Lushington[2]
Peaches en Regalia[1] > Golgi Apparatus > Swing Low, Sweet Chariot[1], Camel Walk, Shaggy Dog[2], Mustang Sally[1], Fluffhead, Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley, Wilson > Slave to the Traffic Light, Quinn the Eskimo -> Mike's Song, Have Mercy > Harry Hood
SET 3: Roll Like a Cantaloupe[2], Sanity[2], Anarchy ENCORE: Clod[2]
[1] First known Phish performance. [2] First known performance. Before YEM, Page played cocktail-style jazz, including snippets of Misty and Brother Can You Spare a Dime? while Trey tuned up. Trey teased The Gumbo Variations in Mike's Song. The third set listing is incomplete; recordings that circulate have cuts before Cantaloupe. The Clod encore began with an impromptu kazoo solo from Mike. This show contained the first known versions of many Phish songs, including Lushington, Shaggy Dog, Roll Like a Cantaloupe, Sanity, and Clod, as well as the first known Phish versions of Skin It Back, Peaches, Swing Low, and Mustang Sally. This was Paul Languedoc’s first show as soundman.

Sculpture Room, Goddard College
Plainfield
VT

Soundcheck: Bertha (performed by The Joneses), Blues Jam (with members of The Joneses) SET 1: Mustang Sally, Camel Walk, Golgi Apparatus > Slave to the Traffic Light, Melt the Guns -> Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley, Halley's Comet[1] > Back Porch Boogie Blues > Shaggy Dog, Fluffhead
Jam > AC/DC Bag, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Peaches en Regalia > David Bowie[2], Have Mercy[3] > Harry Hood, Sanity, Skin It Back > Icculus, Alumni Blues
[1] Richard Wright on vocals. [2] First known version. [3] Jah Roy on vocals. This show was a co-bill with The Joneses. Trey and Mike quoted Fuck Your Face and Minkin during the Melt the Guns intro. Have Mercy featured Jah Roy on vocals. Halley’s Comet featured Richard Wright on vocals. This show contained the first known version of David Bowie.

Mash Hall Dining Room - UVM
Burlington
VT

This was a benefit for the Union of Concerned Students (UCS). Only one set was played and the setlist is unknown. Del Martin recorded this show as part of his work for the band.

Slade Hall - Redstone Campus - UVM
Burlington
VT

This was Phish’s 6th Slade Hall show. There is no setlist or tape on file of this show and very little is known about the show. A flyer advertising the show declared “It Can’t Be…It’s Not Real…”

Nectar's
Burlington
VT

This was Phish’s return to Nectar’s, which had moved downstairs to its current location. The setlist is unknown and the only information about this show is that Mike’s notes about it contain a smiley face.

The Mead Ranch
Shelburne
VT

Funky Bitch[1], Possum, Peaches en Regalia, Makisupa Policeman -> Fluffhead
I Know a Little[1], Golgi Apparatus > Slave to the Traffic Light, Shaggy Dog > Light Up Or Leave Me Alone[1] -> Camel Walk, Jam > Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Back Porch Boogie Blues, Icculus[2], McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, Good Times Bad Times[1] -> Skin It Back -> Cities
Mike's Song -> The Little Drummer Boy[1] > Whipping Post, She Caught the Katy and Left Me a Mule to Ride[1] > AC/DC Bag, David Bowie -> Clod > David Bowie, You Enjoy Myself, Dog Log, Tush[1] > Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley, Prep School Hippie
[1] First known Phish performance. [2] Steve Drebber on vocals. The jam before Swing Low Sweet Chariot contained a tease of Ramblin' Man (Allman Brothers). Icculus featured Steve Drebber on vocals. David Bowie’s hi-hat intro section included a Streets of Cairo tease from Trey. This show included the first known Phish performances of Funky Bitch, I Know a Little, Light Up or Leave Me Alone, Good Times Bad Times, Little Drummer Boy, She Caught The Katy, and Tush.

The Mead Ranch
Shelburne
VT

Medicated Goo > Dave's Energy Guide, Life During Wartime, Low Spark Of The High Heeled Boys, Franklin's Tower > Gloria > Scarlet Begonias > Lonesome And A Long Way From Home > Scarlet Begonias, ?, Funky Bitch, Makisupa Policeman

New School Benefit
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This show may or may not have happened. It was not listed in Mike’s Journal notes but somehow became integrated into our database and has, thus far, not been deletd. Assuming the show was played, the setlist (and currently the venue, city and state) are unknown.

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Phish The White Tape 1986 4 Track Demo Side 1: 01 Alumni Blues 02 And So To Bed 03 You Enjoy Myself 04 AC/DC Bag 05 Fuck Your Face 06 Divided Sky 07 Slave to the Traffic Light 08 Aftermath 09 Ingest Side 2: 10 NO2 11 Fluff's Travels 12 Dog Gone Dog 13 He Ent to the Bog 14 Run Like an Antelope 15 Minkin 16 Letter to Jimmy Page

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Phish The White Tape 1986 4 Track Demo Side 1: 01 Alumni Blues 02 And So To Bed 03 You Enjoy Myself 04 AC/DC Bag 05 Fuck Your Face 06 Divided Sky 07 Slave to the Traffic Light 08 Aftermath 09 Ingest Side 2: 10 NO2 11 Fluff's Travels 12 Dog Gone Dog 13 He Ent to the Bog 14 Run Like an Antelope 15 Minkin 16 Letter to Jimmy Page Source: Original Demo Cassette > Nakamichi BX-125 > Zoom F8 > WAV > FLAC24 transferred and re-mastered by Clinton Vadnais (Jan 2023) from the collection of Mark Florczyk Upon inspection and comparing to the official release. It appears that there are small tape speed issues throughout the tape. Some songs running slightly slow others slightly fast. This can be chalked up to the process of producing such a recording on 4-track recording technology. This version attempts to correct these speed inaccuracies. This demo is widely known to be from 1986. The cassette shows © 1987 on the dot matrix printed sticker. The cassette itself appears to be a TDK SA60 Super Avilyn Type II Chrome EQ 70µs from the early 80's (1983-84). Other original imperfections left intact. Clicks, pops, hiss and the like were intentionally left as-is to represent the demo tape as it was replicated. Personnel Phish – perform as a quartet only on "Alumni Blues", "AC/DC Bag" and "Dog Gone Dog" Trey Anastasio – all instruments and vocals on "And So To Bed", "You Enjoy Myself", "Fluff's Travels" and "Letter to Jimmy Page", vocals and guitar on "Alumni Blues", "AC/DC Bag", "Divided Sky", "Slave to the Traffic Light", "Aftermath", "Dog Gone Dog" and "Run Like an Antelope", percussion on "Divided Sky", keyboards on "Slave to the Traffic Light" and "Ingest", bass guitar on "Slave to the Traffic Light", artwork and Phish logo design Mike Gordon – bass guitar and vocals on "Alumni Blues", "AC/DC Bag", "Fuck Your Face", "Dog Gone Dog", "He Ent to the Bog" and "Minkin", guitar on "Fuck Your Face", "He Ent to the Bog" and "Minkin", vocals and sound effects on "NO2", bongos on "Minkin" Page McConnell – keyboards and organ on "Alumni Blues", "AC/DC Bag" and "Dog Gone Dog" Jon Fishman – drums on "Alumni Blues", "AC/DC Bag" and "Dog Gone Dog" Additional musicians Dave Abrahams – backing vocals on "Slave to the Traffic Light" Ernie Anastasio – laugh on "Ingest" Becca Buxbaum – backing vocals on "He Ent to the Bog" and "Minkin", flute on "Minkin" Lillian Cherry – backing vocals on "Minkin" Pete Cottone – drums on "Slave to the Traffic Light" Richard D'Amato – backing vocals on "Minkin" Marc Daubert – backing vocals on "Slave to the Traffic Light" David Gordon – backing vocals on "He Ent to the Bog" Roger Holloway – guitar on "Aftermath" Tom Marshall – backing vocals on "Slave to the Traffic Light" and "Run Like An Antelope" Marge Minkin – additional vocals on "Minkin" Dan McBride – backing vocals on "He Ent to the Bog" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phish_(album) https://phish.net/album/the-white-tape

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