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Video of the Week: 1990-11-02

Posted 3 years ago by tmwsiy - 24 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4e527498, posted in the Video category



Phish Video of the Week


Welcome to a new weekly feature on Phish.net. Every Friday, we will highlight a video with a brief recap of the show it is from and what makes it interesting, noteworthy or simply fun. With the help of Dan Saewitz from Phishvids.com, we hope to keep the stream of videos coming at you entertaining and interesting. Have a cool video you’d like to suggest? Interested in contributing a review yourself? Please feel free to PM me and we’d be more than happy to get your input. Thanks, @tmwsiy


1990, Phish, and Colorado. If you had played that trifecta with your bookie in 1989, you would have walked away a huge winner. Host to nearly a couple dozen shows in 1990, Phish was tearing Colorado a new one night after night. One of the more memorable shows came on 11-02-90 at the Glenn Miller Ballroom at the University of Colorado in Boulder in what became a very well known show and a highly traded & collected tape throughout the 90’s.

This early 90’s show had many of the quirks, jams and special moments that had begun to attract attention & new-found fans from coast to coast. After an announcement that the band had broken up and the show would be performed by “Phish 2000”, the band ripped through an engaging first set that culminated in a "Possum" > "Buried" > "Possum" sequence replete with "Charlie Chan" and "Oom-Pa-Pa" signals.

As engaging as the end of the first set was, the second set closed with a truly memorable "David Bowie". Through a myriad of teases, mostly from songs played earlier in the evening, the band once again showed Colorado what Phish was all about. Teases in the intro to Bowie included a medley of Possum, Mockingbird, Forbin's, Divided Sky, Lawn Boy, Landlady, Mike's Song, The Asse Festival, Lizards, Foam, Hood, Lengthwise, and Makisupa Policeman. Obviously, this, along with Trey's shredding guitar work earn this version a spot on the Bowie Jamming Chart.

Part of the University Memorial Center at UC Boulder, the Glen Miller Ballroom has hosted many concerts including the Grateful Dead, but only this one Phish performance. Though an excuberant videographer pans and zooms more than necessary, Part 1 and Part 2 of this David Bowie show quite nicely what a typical Phish show looked like in the early 90’s: A handful of spotlights on stage without even rudimentary gel changers or other advanced lighting wizardry that would become a hallmark of the live show in coming years, the band arranged left-to-right, Fishman decked out in his Zero-Man garb, a modest crowd completely engrossed in the energy from the stage, no signs, cell phones or camera screens, and a make-shift stage with a black backdrop prior to the Minkins that graced the stages later in the decade.

Part I: (view count 4,100 as of posting)
Part II: (view count 1,200 as of posting)
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Comments

Blackeydsloth Reply
Blackeydsloth Ok wow what can I say. I actually never listened to this Bowie (I should say show) anyway, Trey really needed to give up on some of the teases at the beginning I kind of got bored with it. It looked to me as if Mike was like ok enough Trey let's play this song already. I do like when they experiment with the start but that just got to me. Ok so the Bowie itself I loved it I could listen over and over again without the intro.
As for the video it was really good video I thought especially for 1990 yeah. part was great part 2 when camera man started doing this in/out side/side in/out wow holy crap slow down. Made me sick to my stomach like a bad roller coaster ride.
But over all it was a great video and great bowie, thank you for posting it and can't wait til next friday.
Peace
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Blackeydsloth Reply
Blackeydsloth Sorry forgot to preview it was supposed to be:

"part 1 was great part 2 was good as well until the camera man started doing this in/out side/side in/out wow holy crap slow down."
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jragz44 Reply
How many teases are in this song? i think i counted 6.
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drucifer Reply
drucifer I like the teases. And the Friday vids I like even more. Keep this up!
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AugustWest2001 Reply
AugustWest2001 Best Bowie intro ever!!!!!!!! I had this show on minidisc years ago. Yet another antiquated format. I LOVE this show. Definitely a major highlight of '90 and the early days. So crucial.
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tmwsiy Phish.net Staff Reply
tmwsiy In a delicious twist of fate, Shapiro picks this Bowie as part of Live Bait Vol. 06 released today. What a coincidence!
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Timber22 Reply
Timber22 21 years later... they are still the greatest band ever! oh yeahhhhhh. our little secret... PHISH rocks.
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lumpblockclod Phish.net Staff Reply
lumpblockclod @Blackeydsloth said:
"part 1 was great part 2 was good as well until the camera man started doing this in/out side/side in/out wow holy crap slow down."
FWIW, this video was filmed by Ben "Junta" Hunter and was originally posted on his blog. I'd give a link but I just tried to google it and can't find it. In any event, he explained there, his penchant at the time for trying to "choreograph" the video to the changes in the song and how he went a little overboard with it.
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Cavitate Reply
Big fan of the Friday Video Treat. Gems from the early years are fun for nostalgia and comparison sake. It is great to see that even then, there were those obnoxious guys doing the synchronized jumping. The 90's video is campy and fun, but...as much as we all love a good in and out, this one was a bit much. Looking forward to next week's vid, as well as immediately going to Live Phish to download some Bait
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kevinAreHollo Reply
Obnoxious or not, it looks like Trey loves the jumping. Give me creative dancing over the Tier 2 Hippie Head-Bob any day.
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tmwsiy Phish.net Staff Reply
tmwsiy @lumpblockclod said:

FWIW, this video was filmed by Ben "Junta" Hunter and was originally posted on his blog.
I had a foggy notion this was his video...I PMed the YouTube uploader to see if I was correct and get any add'tl info about the video but I got no response. Interesting!
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Blackeydsloth Reply
Blackeydsloth @lumpblockclod said:
@Blackeydsloth said:
"part 1 was great part 2 was good as well until the camera man started doing this in/out side/side in/out wow holy crap slow down."
FWIW, this video was filmed by Ben "Junta" Hunter and was originally posted on his blog. I'd give a link but I just tried to google it and can't find it. In any event, he explained there, his penchant at the time for trying to "choreograph" the video to the changes in the song and how he went a little overboard with it.
Right on thank you didn't know anything about that. I had to minimize my page and listen to the rest of the song after watching that for like a min or so. I kept looking to see if it was still going and it was.

@The rest of you's about the teases
Sorry I personally just thought it went a little overboard on them. Don't get me wrong I love teases that intro just got to much for my liking. The rest of Bowie wow loved it.
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switz Phish.net Staff Reply
switz If you guys have any suggestions, please send us PMs/Emails and we'll be sure to check them out!
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AugustWest2001 Reply
AugustWest2001 ok, saw this post at work...knew it was there, posted my love and kept my cool. every hair stood on end while i watched. thanks so so much. great start to my weekend.
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Sherlock19 Reply
@jragz44 said:
How many teases are in this song? i think i counted 6.
there is 13, there all right there in the write up on the video.

"Teases in the intro to Bowie included a medley of Possum, Mockingbird, Forbin's, Divided Sky, Lawn Boy, Landlady, Mike's Song, The Asse Festival, Lizards, Foam, Hood, Lengthwise, and Makisupa Policeman."
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Sherlock19 Reply
@Sherlock19 said:
@jragz44 said:
How many teases are in this song? i think i counted 6.
there is 13, there all right there in the write up on the video. i lost track and couldnt recognize a bunch at one point but i knew they were still teasing.

"Teases in the intro to Bowie included a medley of Possum, Mockingbird, Forbin's, Divided Sky, Lawn Boy, Landlady, Mike's Song, The Asse Festival, Lizards, Foam, Hood, Lengthwise, and Makisupa Policeman."
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PYITE1984 Reply
@AugustWest2001 said:
Best Bowie intro ever!!!!!!!! I had this show on minidisc years ago. Yet another antiquated format. I LOVE this show. Definitely a major highlight of '90 and the early days. So crucial.
minidisc was AWESOME!!! i still have my player/recorder
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ericn33 Reply
This is a great example of phish and Trey.
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findyourcity Reply
This was my first tape back in the day, and whatta show. The YEM and the Mikes > Gruv are sick. Love the Possum > Asse Fest > Possum. Classic stuff. Also, I never see it traded but my tape had the soundcheck and man it was Nasty! Seek it out, thick Mike groove, awesome stuff and maaad funy for 90 phish.

But the main reason I'm posting, I love the idea of tasty rare vids trickling out. My easy #1 request for vid is the Kesey madness of 8/14/97. Never seen any vid from that but I'm pretty sure it exists. It was, probably more than any other show I've seen, a trip for the eyes. From Kesey himself, to the look on the band's faces, to the frankenstein dude running on stage on fire, to the bozo creature things running around in the crowd. Some of the most fun I've ever had. Vid of that whole second set would be amazing to have.
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Cbucketsfactory Reply
Nice Bowie. I think some vomit danced up to the back of my throat. I feel sick now. Someone should've snatched that camera and slapped him for what he was doing. Shame on you 90's camera guy :-(
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Blackeydsloth Reply
Blackeydsloth Wow I got a negative score? For what? not liking the tease intro to the bowie? really? or because I actually liked the rest? Or maybe its because the video part 2 made me sick? Fuck off whoever you are. I thought people were allowed to have opinions.
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custynoob Reply
Blackeydsloth:

Yes you are allowed to have opinions and then people are allowed to thumb you down if they think your opinion sucks. Thats kind of how the how thing works. Just as I am going to thumbs down your opinion because I think it is awesome how they throw in all these teases of the songs they previous played this night. Something like this is why Phish is so awesome. This is my opinion, and you are free to thumbs me down. But come on really? You really think this really "bored" you? I hope they do this at Dicks!
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GottaJiballer Reply
GottaJiballer @findyourcity said:

But the main reason I'm posting, I love the idea of tasty rare vids trickling out. My easy #1 request for vid is the Kesey madness of 8/14/97. Never seen any vid from that but I'm pretty sure it exists. It was, probably more than any other show I've seen, a trip for the eyes. From Kesey himself, to the look on the band's faces, to the frankenstein dude running on stage on fire, to the bozo creature things running around in the crowd. Some of the most fun I've ever had. Vid of that whole second set would be amazing to have.
Phishvids.com has the video of Forbin thru Camel Walk for that show. Just looked for it cause of what you wrote. Real good stuff. Video is pretty good quality too for 97
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Fees_Nipple Reply
Fees_Nipple Awesome vid!!! However the camera guy needs a punch in the head...cut it out with the zoom already! I almost had a seizure watching this. Awesome jams and teases :)
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