Category: Guests

11/20/1991 – CAMPUS CLUB

Providence, RI

SET 1: Buried Alive > Possum, Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird > Sparkle, Stash, Paul and Silas > Bathtub Gin, The Squirming Coil > Llama, You Enjoy Myself

SET 2: Golgi Apparatus > It’s Ice > My Sweet One > Run Like an Antelope, Tela, The Landlady, Hold Your Head Up > Bike[1] > Hold Your Head Up, Cavern[2]

ENCORE: Magilla[2] > Brother[2]

[1] Fish on fretless guitar.
[2] Carl Gerhard on trumpet.

Possum included a Rhapsody in Blue tease from Trey. Before YEM, Trey announced that the second set would feature a special guest on guitar who has influenced Trey for years. The “special guest” turned out to be Fish, who added some atrocious fretless guitar stylings to Bike. Cavern, Magilla and Brother featured Carl Gerhard on trumpet, who teased the Flintstones theme during Magilla.


4/16/1991 – RICK’S CAFE

Ann Arbor, MI

SET 1: Golgi Apparatus, You Enjoy Myself, Paul and Silas, Cavern, The Mango Song > The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > AC/DC Bag, Tela > David Bowie

SET 2: Band/Crew Football Theme Song[1], My Sweet One > Reba, Chalk Dust Torture, Magilla[2], Buried Alive > Uncle Pen, Tweezer > Runaway Jim, Carolina, Tweezer Reprise

ENCORE: Hold Your Head Up > If I Only Had a Brain > Hold Your Head Up, Good Times Bad Times

[1] Debut.
[2] Paul Guinness on trombone.

This show featured the debut of Band/Crew Football Theme Song, which was performed as a demented version of Barracuda (by the band Heart) played over the drumbeat for My Sweet One, with Trey mincingly whining the “Crew football theme song!” lyrics. Magilla featured Paul Guinness of Ryth McFeud on trombone. Tweezer contained Walk This Way and Yield Not to Temptation teases. Brain was performed as a “special treat” for the audience. Fish sang the final verse through the vacuum, creating an excellent echo effect. Ryth McFeud was the opening act.



Nashville, TN

SET 1: Simple > My Friend, My Friend[1] -> I Didn’t Know, Poor Heart, Stash, Tela, It’s Ice, Guyute, Divided Sky, Amazing Grace

SET 2: David Bowie, The Horse > Silent in the Morning > Reba, Scent of a Mule[2], Lifeboy[2], The Old Home Place[3], Beaumont Rag[3], Nellie Kane[3], Llama[4]

ENCORE: My Sweet One

[1] Extra lyrics from Mike.
[2] Béla Fleck on banjo.
[3] Béla Fleck on banjo, acoustic.
[4] Began acoustic, then switched to electric. Béla Fleck on banjo.

My Friend My Friend included additional lyrics from Mike. Before I Didn’t Know, Trey introduced Fish as (former NFL quarterback) Ron Jaworski. After Silent, Trey introduced Fish as the “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” referencing the horror movie of the same name. Reba contained a DEG tease from Trey. Scent of a Mule through Llama featured Béla Fleck on banjo and Old Home Place through Nellie Kane were performed acoustic. Llama began in the acoustic setup, but during the song the band members switched back to their electric instruments. Prior to Beaumont Rag, Trey teased Sample in a Jar.



Madison, WI

Soundcheck: If I Could, Funky Bitch, If I Could

SET 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Fee[1] > Scent of a Mule, Stash, If I Could[2], Little Tiny Butter Biscuits[3], My Long Journey Home[4], Dooley[5], Divided Sky, Sample in a Jar

SET 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > David Bowie, Glide, Axilla (Part II) > Reba[6], Simple > Rift > Hold Your Head Up > Terrapin > Hold Your Head Up, Julius > Cavern

ENCORE: Icculus[7]

ENCORE 2: Fire

[1] Trey sang verses through megaphone.
[2] “Reverend” Jeff Mosier on banjo.
[3] Acoustic; “Reverend” Jeff Mosier on banjo.
[4] Acoustic; “Reverend” Jeff Mosier on banjo and vocals.
[5] Phish debut; acoustic; “Reverend” Jeff Mosier on banjo and vocals.
[6] No whistling.
[7] Referenced the 6/17/94 “O.J. Show.”

Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. If I Could through Dooley featured the “Reverend” Jeff Mosier. Little Tiny Butter Biscuits through Dooley were performed acoustic. Reba did not have the whistling ending. This show marked the end of Mosier’s travels with the band and featured the Phish debut of Dooley. Icculus recalled the infamous “O.J. Show” from June of that same year. The soundcheck’s second If I Could featured Mosier on banjo.