Category: Les Claypool

5/28/1994 – LAGUNA SECA RACEWAY

Monterey, CA

SET 1: Rift > Sample in a Jar, Foam, Bouncing Around the Room, Stash, The Horse > Silent in the Morning > The Sloth, Maze, Cavern

SET 2: Axilla (Part II) > It’s Ice > Tweezer > Lifeboy > Reba[1], Fee[2] > Llama, You Enjoy Myself[3]

ENCORE: Poor Heart

[1] No whistling.
[2] Trey sang verses through megaphone.
[3] Les Claypool on bass and Fish on vacuum; no vocal jam.

This performance was part of the Laguna Seca Daze Festival that also included Sausage, Gin Blossoms and Freddy Jones Band. Trey teased Sailor’s Hornpipe in Tweezer. Reba did not have the whistling ending. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. YEM featured Les Claypool playing on a second bass guitar and Fish on vacuum, and included a band-accompanied bass duel between Mike and Les and a Gimme Some Lovin’ tease from Page, Dueling Banjos teases in the jam segment, and a Yankee Doodle tease. YEM ended without a vocal jam. Dueling Banjos was also teased before and during Poor Heart.

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12/6/1996 – THE ALADDIN THEATRE

Las Vegas, NV
 
Soundcheck: Funky Bitch/Dog Log mashup > Peaches en Regalia, The Old Home Place, Peaches en Regalia, The Wedge, I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart

SET 1: Wilson > Peaches en Regalia > Poor Heart > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Llama, You Enjoy Myself[1], Cars Trucks Buses > Down with Disease > Frankenstein

SET 2: Julius, Sparkle > Mike’s Song > Simple > Harry Hood > Weekapaug Groove, Sweet Adeline[2], Good Times Bad Times

ENCORE: Harpua[3] -> Wildwood Weed[4] -> Harpua[5] -> I Want To Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart[6] -> Harpua[5] -> Suspicious Minds[7] -> Harpua, Suzy Greenberg[8]

[1] Donuts vocal jam.
[2] Without microphones.
[3] Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde; opening segment in 4/4 time signature.
[4] Phish debut; Les Claypool on vocals, Larry LaLonde.
[5] Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde
[6] Phish Debut; Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde, The Yodeling Cowgirls on vocals, John McEuen.
[7] Four Elvis impersonators.
[8] Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde, Elvis impersonators, Courtney Gains on Trey’s percussion rack.

2001 included Super Bad teases. The YEM vocal jam was based on donuts. The jam out of Simple contained Blister in the Sun quotes. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones. The opening segment of Harpua was performed in a normal 4/4 time signature as opposed to its usual 7/4 signature. Wildwood Weed (a Phish debut with Les Claypool on vocals) and parts of Harpua featured Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde of Primus. I Want To Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart also made its Phish debut at this show and featured the Yodeling Cowgirls on vocals, Claypool, LaLonde, and John McEuen. Happy Trails was teased in Harpua before and after Sweetheart. Suspicious Minds featured four Elvis impersonators on vocals with Fish joining in at the end. Suzy Greenberg featured Claypool, LaLonde, McEuen, the Elvis impersonators, The Yodeling Cowgirls dancing on stage, and actor Courtney Gains on Trey’s percussion rack. One of the Elvis impersonators led a Susie Q jam at the end of Suzy Greenberg. The soundcheck’s Funky Bitch/Dog Log mashup featured Dog Log lyrics sung over Funky Bitch’s music. This show was officially released as Phish Vegas 96.

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