Category: 1993

4/21/1993 – NEWPORT MUSIC HALL

Columbus, OH

SET 1: Buried Alive > Poor Heart, Foam, Guelah Papyrus, Maze, Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird > Rift, Punch You in the Eye, I Didn’t Know[1], Run Like an Antelope[2]

SET 2: Possum, Mound, Split Open and Melt, The Squirming Coil, The Horse[3] > Silent in the Morning, Big Ball Jam > Mike’s Song > The Great Gig in the Sky, Weekapaug Groove, Gumbo

ENCORE: Sweet Adeline, Cavern
[1] Fish on trombone.
[2] Simpsons, Key Change, Tritone Down, and Random Note signals.
[3] Trey on acoustic guitar.

The jam segment of this Melt is the one that appears at the end of Demand on Hoist. The Mockingbird Narration contained a quote of the Winkie Chant (“O-Ee-Yah! Eoh-Ah!”) from The Wizard of Oz. I Didn’t Know featured Fish on trombone and The Horse featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Antelope contained a Divided Sky tease from Trey, an I’m a Man (Spencer Davis Group) tease from Page, and Simpsons, Key Change, Tritone Down, and Random Note signals. Mike’s contained a brief Oye Como Va tease.

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4/20/1993 – NEWPORT MUSIC HALL

Columbus, OH

SET 1: Runaway Jim > Weigh > Sparkle, Stash, Bouncing Around the Room, It’s Ice > Glide, Uncle Pen, Lawn Boy, David Bowie[1]

SET 2: Chalk Dust Torture, Fluffhead > Sample in a Jar, Big Ball Jam, The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, My Friend, My Friend[2], Llama, You Enjoy Myself, Hold Your Head Up > Whipping Post[3] > Hold Your Head Up, Golgi Apparatus

ENCORE: Funky Bitch, Amazing Grace[4]

[1] Simpsons and All Fall Down signals in intro.
[2] Beginning featured Trey on acoustic guitar.
[3] Fish on vocals.
[4] Without microphones.

The Bowie intro contained Lawn Boy teases from Trey as well as Simpsons and All Fall Down signals. The beginning of My Friend featured Trey on acoustic guitar. YEM contained Mission: Impossible theme teases. Whipping Post featured Fish on vocals. Amazing Grace was performed without microphones.

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4/16/1993 – THE MACAULEY THEATER

Louisville, KY

SET 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Guelah Papyrus, Sparkle > Split Open and Melt, Esther > Llama, Sample in a Jar, Rift, Harry Hood[1], Cavern

SET 2: Axilla, The Curtain > Maze, The Lizards, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, The Horse[2] > Silent in the Morning, Uncle Pen, Big Ball Jam > Hold Your Head Up > Bike > Hold Your Head Up, Highway to Hell

ENCORE: Gumbo, Amazing Grace

[1] Simpsons signal.
[2] Trey on acoustic guitar.

Before Chalk Dust, Trey chided Fish for being late. Melt contained an 1812 Overture tease from Mike. Hood included a Simpsons signal. The Horse featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Trey dedicated Highway to Hell to Terry, the equipment truck driver. Gumbo was played for the first time since July 25, 1991 (228 shows) and contained a Free Bird-style ending.

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4/14/1993 – AMERICAN THEATER

St. Louis, MO

Soundcheck: I Didn’t Know, Dog Log, Funky Bitch, Rift

SET 1: Buried Alive > Poor Heart, Maze, Bouncing Around the Room, It’s Ice > Stash -> Kung -> Stash, Kung[1] > The Horse[2] > Silent in the Morning, Divided Sky, I Didn’t Know[3], Golgi Apparatus

SET 2: AC/DC Bag, My Sweet One, Tweezer, Mound, Big Ball Jam, You Enjoy Myself -> Spooky Jam[4] -> You Enjoy Myself, Harpua[5] > Runaway Jim

ENCORE: Lengthwise > Contact > Tweezer Reprise

[1] Trey used an acoustic guitar to improvise on the intro to Horse.
[2] Trey on acoustic guitar.
[3] Fish on Madonna washboard.
[4] Included a verse sung by Page.
[5] Narration centered on a story about people who steal your dreams at night.

Kung segued into a Dave’s Energy Guide jam before turning back into Stash, which also featured Kung quotes. The second Kung was recited while Trey, using an acoustic guitar, improvised on the intro to Horse and contained a brief Pinball Wizard jam. The second Kung and The Horse featured Trey on acoustic guitar and the intro to The Horse contained a Harry Hood tease. I Didn’t Know featured Fish on the Madonna washboard. At the beginning of the second set, Trey’s friend Roger Holloway got on stage and asked his girlfriend Jen to marry him. She said yes, and in response the band played AC/DC Bag (which references Roger in the lyrics), which also included Woman from Tokyo teases. The Spooky Jam inside of YEM included a verse sung by Page. The YEM vocal jam included a Jeopardy! tease. Harpua featured teases of Dream Weaver and The Jetsons theme as well as vocal quotes from The End (The Doors); the narration centered on a story about people who steal your dreams at night. This show was released as part of the St. Louis ’93 box set.

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