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Video of the Week: Rift "Fast" Debut 1992-03-06

Posted 3 years ago by tmwsiy - 18 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/4f7ef4bb, posted in the Video category



Another great video from Telekinetica debuting here on Phish.net.

This Portsmouth, NH show starts off with this first "fast" Rift ever. As our Rift history states: It is a "perfect example of how some songs take years to develop. In fact, nearly five years elapsed between the time that pieces of “Rift” first appeared and when the song was finished and finally unveiled on 1992-03-06." A very standard '92 first set included such songs as It's Ice and the debut of Maze. Bowie cleaned up the set with a "Jeopardy!" tease and a Will the Circle Be Unbroken? signal. It also included two Get Back signals, Star Trek, Aw Fuck!, Up Up and Away, Tritone Down, and Me and My Arrow signals, two Complete Stop signals, and It Don't Mean A Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing.. oh and Simpson signals. Phew.

Another debut in My Friend, My Friend opened up the second set. After a Poor Heart, the band decided to teach fans their Secret Language. The band taught the crowd Charlie Chan, Simpsons, Me and My Arrow (Asshole in the Front Row), Don't Mean a Thing, Random Note, All Fall Down, and Turn Turn Turn while Bowie was played in the background. Mound debuted after Stash and a few songs later is the debut of NICU. Possum included four signals to close the set. Sleeping Monkey debuted as the sole encore. Overall a very historic Phish show including a bunch of classic debuts and a plethora of secret language including the instructions. Thanks to Dave again for uploading this awesome video!

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Comments

Matt_Leaf Reply
Matt_Leaf Nice find! I miss those Minkins.

Any way we can get the video to not be "private"?
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tmwsiy Phish.net Staff Reply
tmwsiy @Matt_Leaf said:
Nice find! I miss those Minkins.

Any way we can get the video to not be "private"?
It will be Public shortly. In the meantime, you can certainly feel free to share the link. Should work fine, just click the embedded vid and copy the link.
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Libowski Reply
can't see anything. video private.
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pauly Reply
pauly private,hmm
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tmwsiy Phish.net Staff Reply
tmwsiy @Libowski said:
can't see anything. video private.
Hmm, sorry about that...

How are you trying to view?

I can see fine on Chrome and Firefox and my Android.

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nematode Reply
nematode this whole show is fire, the it's ice is also worth mentioning as well.
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switz Phish.net Staff Reply
switz @nematode said:
this whole show is fire, the it's ice is also worth mentioning as well.
haha, we originally were planning to share that video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf_8e-lVJWQ), but switched it to the Rift.
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tmwsiy Phish.net Staff Reply
tmwsiy @tmwsiy said:
@Libowski said:
can't see anything. video private.
Hmm, sorry about that...

How are you trying to view?

I can see fine on Chrome and Firefox and my Android.
uuggghh, sorry. Must have still been in cache or something. I mistook the fact that it was a Private Video with one that was unpublished. Should be made public shortly. Thanks for the patience and sorry for the inconvenience and confusion. Please check back soon!
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PeterPhan Reply
PeterPhan This show, along with 03/13 and 04/15, has always been one of my favorites from '92.

Great to see this!
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jdrueke Reply
jdrueke That's awesome. The first song from my first show. That experience really changed me forever. An amazing, if somewhat blurry, memory. Thank you very much for sharing this.
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DollarBill Reply
DollarBill Great stuff here, too bad there isn't more focus overall. Funny how slow Rift used to be at first. Also Trey doesn't have his set solo yet so it's interesting to hear him improv over the progression instead.

Keep 'em coming! I would love to see more.
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psuphan Reply
psuphan Great video! It just dawned on me that during this tour these guys put on 54 shows in 74 days, covered thousands of miles, and pumped out a decent amount of new material!!! Really puts into perspective the dedication and hard work they've put into the craft all of these years and that's just one of a dozen examples of incredible tours. Unreal!
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Telekinetica Reply
Telekinetica Here is some updated info on the video and audio source. This show was video taped by Ezekial Vaughn with a Sony Sports Handycam with tripod. Thank you Zeke!
Audio Source: Purported SBD / Cass/1 / DAT
Transfer: CTD8000H-S / DAT2WAV / SHN / SF4.5c (48/44.1kHz*) / CD Wave / shntool / FLAC
Primary transfer by Robert Brown
Resampling, tracking and fixes by Ben Mohr (benjamin.mohr@ce.gatech.edu)
Pitched-corrected on 7/16/2004 by Mike Wren (mw@mikewren.com)

Zeke emailed me and told me some factoids about the tape only the taper would know. If anybody else knows the original taper of a video I've posted, please forward them my email address. I would really like to list credit where credit is due. Obviously, all credit goes to the audio and video tapers who have made these clips possible. I'm just dusting these things off and applying a little alchemy to improve the video and sound so these clips can be represented well on the net and youtube as part of the bands history. And help some phans (including myself) relive some memories that are burned into our DNA.
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AdamT Reply
Thanks for this. I was at this show and remember it like it was yesterday.
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mikeyfreshh Reply
@ Purple Humback Whale -- The slow "Rift" is the prejam segment of "With" from "Curtain With."
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Spikeisfree Reply
Nice write up kid.
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angry_pirate Reply
angry_pirate everything was fast then
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