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Published: 2012/08/06

Phish’s Live Bait Vol. 8

Photo by Dave Vann © Phish 2012 via Phish’s Facebook page

Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro has compiled another Live Bait archival sampler. Live Bait Vol. 08 features six tracks, mostly drawn from cities Phish will visit during the second leg of their summer tour (they don’t have any plans to perform in Cincinnati, OH this leg but they will visit another zoo when they play Oklahoma City, OK’s Zoo Amphitheatre in a few weeks). Most of these songs were originally recorded by longtime Phish soundguy Paul Languedoc, with the exception of “Tweezer” from last year’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Park run. That song was recorded by Jon Altschiller.

Live Bait Vol. 08

1. Run Like An Antelope > Big Black Furry Creature From Mars > Run Like An Antelope
(1994-05-16 2. Wiltern Theatre – Los Angeles, CA)

2. Bathtub Gin
(2000-06-23 Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA)

3. Simple
(1996-10-26 Charlotte Coliseum – Charlotte, NC)

4. Buried Alive
(1998-07-29 Riverport Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO)

5. Halley’s Comet > Slave To The Traffic Light
(1993-08-06 Peacock Pavilion, Cincinnati Zoo – Cincinnati, OH)

6. Tweezer
(2011-09-03 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Commerce City, CO)


There are 3 comments associated with this post

Paul Wainwright August 6, 2012, 20:58:55

Absolutely beautiful jam in that antelope. This band is like the jelly of the month club, it is the gift that keeps on giving.

Grey August 6, 2012, 22:43:41

All of these songs are from such a special time in their musical development…particularly the first 5 tracks. These are the years were they were fine tuning the more subtle details of their sound, experimenting with amps and amp combos…Mike was also experimenting with note duration and refining the ‘less is more’ approach. The band left a lot of the comedy and theatrics in the clubs and began to let it all hang out. Dont get me wrong, spontinaety of those years were always fun as hell but now the name of the game became Groove…and Groove was in their Heart. Yup, I know how corny that sounds but I don’t know how else to explain it. Closing out the sampler with a Tweezer from 2011 is a perfect way to usher in what we are all hoping is a new era of Phish that the Phans from all eras will hopefully embrace and enjoy! >

kdringg August 8, 2012, 09:24:33

I love this….I have not been to that many Phish shows (

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