Category: Harpua

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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3/26/1992 – ZIGGY’S

Winston-Salem, NC

SET 1: The Landlady > Runaway Jim, All Things Reconsidered, Foam, Sparkle, Stash, Fluffhead > Uncle Pen, NICU, David Bowie[1]

SET 2: Buried Alive > The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg, Poor Heart, Brother, The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > My Friend, My Friend, The Lizards, Cavern > Cold as Ice > Cracklin’ Rosie > Cold as Ice, Possum[2]

ENCORE: Sleeping Monkey, Chalk Dust Torture

ENCORE 2: Harpua[3]

[1] Simpsons and Oom Pa Pa signals.
[2] Random Note and two Aw Fuck! signals (including one from Mike).
[3] Narration set in the “teeming jungles of Brazil,” special guest appearance by Marley as “a vicious, flesh eating animal;” high-pitched “Brazil” squawks from Fish.

Foam contained an All Things Reconsidered tease. Bowie included Simpsons and Oom Pa Pa signals. The second set was preceded by birthday wishes for a fan named “Amy” and a remark that Buried Alive was inspired by Jimmy Herring. Possum included a Random Note and two Aw Fuck! signals (including one from Mike). Harpua was set in the “teeming jungles of Brazil” and included a special guest appearance by Marley as “a vicious, flesh eating animal.” There were theme from Brazil teases, a brief full-band Fire tease, high-pitched “Brazil” squawks from Fish, and a preview of the Clifford Ball motto (four years early) as Trey introduced Page as “a beacon of light in the world of flight.” The Aquarium Rescue Unit was the opening act.

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10/16/1994 – SOLDIERS AND SAILORS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

Chattanooga, TN

SET 1: Rift, Horn, Foam, Fee[1] > Split Open and Melt, The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, Axilla > Possum

SET 2: The Landlady > Poor Heart, Julius, Fluffhead > Big Ball Jam, Run Like an Antelope, Dog Faced Boy[2], Sweet Adeline[3], Sample in a Jar

ENCORE: Highway to Hell

ENCORE 2: Harpua[4]

[1] Trey sang verses through megaphone.
[2] Acoustic; without microphones.
[3] Without microphones.
[4] Narration told of Jimmy attending a Bootsy Collins concert.

Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Dog Faced Boy was acoustic and was, along with Sweet Adeline, performed without microphones. Before Dog Faced Boy, Trey introduced Fish for a “balloon and emotion solo…that will reach into your soul and rip your heart out of your body.” Harpua included a Stonehenge quote and Flash Light jam and told of Jimmy attending a Bootsy Collins concert.

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6/9/1990 – THE WETLANDS PRESERVE

New York, NY

SET 1: Possum, Lawn Boy > Reba, Dinner and a Movie > Bouncing Around the Room > Tweezer, Uncle Pen > Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove

SET 2: Whole Lotta Love Jam > Harry Hood, The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > La Grange, Fee -> Foam, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg > Run Like an Antelope, Hold Your Head Up > Terrapin > Hold Your Head Up, Harpua, Good Times Bad Times

ENCORE: Take the ‘A’ Train > Contact

Harpua included Funkytown teases and ‘A’ Train contained a Dixie tease from Trey. The band launched into the second set-opening Whole Lotta Love Jam as the DJ had been spinning the original Zeppelin version. The opening act was The Aquarium Rescue Unit.

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