I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. The Bowie intro contained two Charlie Chan signals as well as Oom Pa Pa and Simpsons signals. The lyrics to Gin were altered to reference a hot tub, referencing some friends who had partied at the hotel hot tub earlier that day. Harpua included On Top of Old Smokey teases from Mike. La Bamba was teased in the first HYHU and after the second HYHU. Whipping Post (first since November 26, 1990, or 111 shows) featured Fish on vocals, his hilariously inept debut on fretless guitar, and a Take Me Out to the Ballgame tease from Fish.
Jam Chart Versions
On Top of Old Smokey tease in Harpua, La Bamba tease in Hold Your Head Up, Take Me Out to the Ballgame tease in Whipping Post
Debut Years (Average: 1988)

This show was part of the "1991 Fall Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1991-10-28

Review by TheEmu

TheEmu What a great show to discover this morning! Without further ado, the Phish Band!!

First set features a really nice early Reba with great work from Trey up to a firey ending. I may submit this Reba for the jamming chart after I give it a few more listens, it's pretty darn good for such an early version. The other first set highlight is Fee into a trippy-ass, freakin' awesome David Bowie. I'll also mention that I was amused by the Beatles-eque girl shreiking as Trey started Reba, so I had to laugh out loud when Trey said, after Foam, that he was getting quite the collection of undergarments up on stage. You go, Rock God Trey. Lots of fun banter in this show, too. (YOU need a haircut!)

Set II starts with a really nicely played Divided > Wilson > Dinner & Movie > Stash run. Awesome screaming from Fishman on D&AM. The You Enjoy Myself is pretty sweet as well, and, as is so often the case, I think Trey is jamming on/teasing something that I can't quite place. Oh, well, it's pretty awesome. Vocal jam starts with dogs howling and ends with gorillas taking a dump, with apologies from Fishman.

More shreiking girls when Coil starts, and the Coil piano solo quickly changes to something that I first thought of as Gumbo-esque, but really it's more...HARPUA!!!! And, can I just ask, WTF is Schralping??? Anyway, typically fun Harpua, which is in a really close tie with Reba for my favorite songs (I can't tell you the number of dreams I've had that involve Harpua).

Now, I know some of you out there hate the vacuum solos, so the next time one of you hears one, just remind yourself that it could be much worse: Fishman could be playing fretless guitar. His work in Whipping Post is definitely a nomination for Worst Guitar Solo EVER. It's hysterically awful, like you-gotta-hear-this bad. Gotta love Showboat Gertrude.

So, I'm totally shocked that this was an unrated show!! It's really great, both lots of fun and some great jamming! It was firmly cemented as 4 stars for me by the middle of set II, then they busted out the Harpua (which, amazingly, was the first that I've heard while listening to these 35 or so unrated shows). It's probably still a 4 star show, but I am a total sucker for Harpua, so I'm going 5 stars on this. A great all-around early show, check it out!
, attached to 1991-10-28

Review by Blackeydsloth

Blackeydsloth Set I
Highlights Reba and of course the Fee> the sick ass Bowie Wow I really dig on that Bowie.

Set II
I think it started off great with the Divided > Wilson > Dinner & Movie > Stash was played well. The stash rips.. the Paul and silas was nice> YEM yeah this was a good YEM I thought the vocal jam sounded like they were having sex on stage myself towards the end (sorry the ooh, ahh, yeahs) sounded like sex to me. and then a nice coil.
Harpua through the end I thought was fun. nothing spectacular to me but they were having fun. and Fish on whipping post wow yeah. take a listen his guitar playing was not ver impressive on this night. overall I think this show definitly gets gets a very high 3 from me gonna give it a 4. take a listen for yourself.
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