Category: Horns

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.


3/24/1992 – FLOOD ZONE

Richmond, VA

SET 1: Stash, Poor Heart, Foam, Eliza > Rift, Golgi Apparatus, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Llama, Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird[1] > The Landlady, David Bowie

SET 2: The Curtain > Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove[2], Guelah Papyrus, The Mango Song, Brother[3], Uncle Pen, I Didn’t Know[4] > The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg > Harry Hood, Cavern[3]

ENCORE: Lawn Boy, Fire

[1] Narration gave brief recap of Gamehendge saga.
[2] Screams from band members.
[3] Carl Gerhard on cornet.
[4] Fish on Bag-Vac.

The Mockingbird narration gave a brief recap of the Gamehendge saga and included Wilson teases as well as a Rift tease from Mike; the Bowie intro included Take Five teases. Weekapaug featured screaming band members and a Mainstreet tease. Brother and Cavern featured Carl Gerhard on cornet. Before I Didn’t Know (which featured Fish on Bag-Vac), Trey introduced Fish as “Clifford O’Sullivan, a beacon of light in the world of flight.”


10/14/1995 – AUSTIN MUSIC HALL

Austin, TX

Soundcheck: Dog Log

SET 1: AC/DC Bag, Cars Trucks Buses, Kung > Free, Sparkle > Stash -> Catapult, Acoustic Army, It’s Ice > Tela, Runaway Jim

SET 2: Reba[1], Rift, You Enjoy Myself[2], Hello My Baby, Scent of a Mule, Cavern

ENCORE: A Day in the Life

[1] No whistling.
[2] John Medeski on keyboards, Billy Martin on Fish’s drums, Chris Wood on one-string stand up bass with a bow, Dominic Placco on trumpet, Trey on guitar and mini drum set, Mike on bass and some kind of horn at end of jam, Fish on vacuum and trombone.

Barracuda was teased by Trey prior to the start of the second set. Reba did not have the whistling ending. YEM featured guests John Medeski, Billy Martin, Chris Wood, and Phish bus driver Dominic Placco on trumpet. Trey played both guitar and mini drum set up front. Mike played bass and some kind of horn at the end of the jam. Fish played vacuum and trombone. Billy Martin played Fish’s drums. Medeski and Page played keyboards and Page did some vocal jamming at the end. Chris Wood played a one-string stand up bass with a bow.