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LivePhish Release 8/12/98 Vernon Downs, NY
« on: February 12, 2018, 12:56:43 PM »
SET 1: La Grange > Makisupa Policeman > Funky Bitch, Possum, Roggae, Character Zero, Ramble On -> Slave to the Traffic Light

SET 2: Mike's Song > Simple > Rift, Loving Cup > Sleeping Monkey > Weekapaug Groove, The Squirming Coil

ENCORE: Burning Down the House, You Enjoy Myself

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The latest Phish live archival release features a show the quartet played ahead of their 1998 festival, the Lemonwheel. Phish’s August 12, 1998 performance took place within the Vernon Downs racetrack in Vernon, New York near drummer Jon Fishman’s hometown of Syracuse. Today, an official recording of the concert will be made available for purchase via LivePhish.com and streaming for LivePhish+ subscribers. For now, an advertisement for the forthcoming release appears on the LivePhish front page.

Highlights are plentiful at the last non-festival performance of a run some fans have dubbed the “Jukebox Tour,” due to all the covers Phish debuted over the course of the tour including Jane’s Addiction’s “Been Caught Stealing,” The Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane,” Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On,” Bob Marley’s “Trench Town Rock,” Van Halen’s “Runnin’ With The Devil,” the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage,” Smashing Pumpkins’ “Rhinoceros” and others including the band’s historic rendition of “Terrapin Station” by the Grateful Dead in Virginia Beach on August 9, 1998. Phish’s first and only concert at Vernon Downs featured the debut cover of yet another classic rock radio staple, but that’s just one of the many standout moments which took place on August 12, 1998.

Phish kicked off the wonderful concert with a run of oldies: a cover of ZZ Top’s “La Grange” followed by their own “Makisupa Policeman,” Son Seals’ “Funky Bitch” and a tune written by former guitarist Jeff Holdsworth: “Possum.” The band was in a talkative mood throughout the evening, as Trey made constant reference to Fish’s high school days and shouted out Holdsworth who would go on to reunite with his mates for a sit-in on December 1, 2003 in Albany. Vernon’s first set ends with a high point of the year if not era, the second ever cover of “Ramble On” which gave way to a gorgeous jam that linked the song to “Slave To The Traffic Light.” Anastasio fit in “Ramble On” teases in fine fashion during “Slave.”

The second set was a monster “Mike’s Groove” followed by “The Squirming Coil.” Phish fit a stellar “Simple,” the title track from 1993’s Rift, a cover of “Loving Cup” and “Sleeping Monkey” within “Mike’s Song” and “Weekapaug Groove.” For the encore, Phish bid farewell with what stands as a one-and-done cover of Talking Heads’ “Burning Down The House.” Of course, the band had fun and changed “Burning” to “Vernon.”


Love this show.
The mikes groove and YEM are real nice.


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Re: LivePhish Release 8/12/98 Vernon Downs, NY
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 12:58:05 PM »
Grrr - you beat me to it but took it down - looks like LivePhish took it down, too.

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Re: LivePhish Release 8/12/98 Vernon Downs, NY
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 01:00:33 PM »
https://www.jambase.com/article/phish-vernon-downs-1998-livephish

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The latest Phish live archival release features a show the quartet played ahead of their 1998 festival, the Lemonwheel. Phish’s August 12, 1998 performance took place within the Vernon Downs racetrack in Vernon, New York near drummer Jon Fishman’s hometown of Syracuse. Today, an official recording of the concert will be made available for purchase via LivePhish.com and streaming for LivePhish+ subscribers. For now, an advertisement for the forthcoming release appears on the LivePhish front page.

Highlights are plentiful at the last non-festival performance of a run some fans have dubbed the “Jukebox Tour,” due to all the covers Phish debuted over the course of the tour including Jane’s Addiction’s “Been Caught Stealing,” The Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane,” Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On,” Bob Marley’s “Trench Town Rock,” Van Halen’s “Runnin’ With The Devil,” the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage,” Smashing Pumpkins’ “Rhinoceros” and others including the band’s historic rendition of “Terrapin Station” by the Grateful Dead in Virginia Beach on August 9, 1998. Phish’s first and only concert at Vernon Downs featured the debut cover of yet another classic rock radio staple, but that’s just one of the many standout moments which took place on August 12, 1998.

Phish kicked off the wonderful concert with a run of oldies: a cover of ZZ Top’s “La Grange” followed by their own “Makisupa Policeman,” Son Seals’ “Funky Bitch” and a tune written by former guitarist Jeff Holdsworth: “Possum.” The band was in a talkative mood throughout the evening, as Trey made constant reference to Fish’s high school days. Vernon’s first set ends with a high point of the year if not era, the second ever cover of “Ramble On” which gave way to a gorgeous jam that linked the song to “Slave To The Traffic Light.” Anastasio fit in “Ramble On” teases in fine fashion during “Slave.”

The second set was a monster “Mike’s Groove” followed by “The Squirming Coil.” Phish fit a stellar “Simple,” the title track from 1993’s Rift, a cover of “Loving Cup” and “Sleeping Monkey” within “Mike’s Song” and “Weekapaug Groove.” For the encore, Phish bid farewell with what stands as a one-and-done cover of Talking Heads’ “Burning Down The House.” Of course, the band had fun and changed “Burning” to “Vernon.”


08/12/1998 Vernon Downs
Set 1: La Grange > Makisupa Policeman > Funky Bitch, Possum, Roggae, Character Zero, Ramble On -> Slave to the Traffic Light

Set 2: Mike's Song > Simple > Rift, Loving Cup > Sleeping Monkey > Weekapaug Groove, The Squirming Coil

Encore: Burning Down the House[1], You Enjoy Myself

[1] Phish debut; lyrics changed to "Vernon down the house."

Possum was dedicated to its author, Jeff Holdsworth, and Fish’s band in high school, Frodo. Ramble On was played in honor of Fish seeing a Led Zeppelin concert at age eleven and contained Cocaine teases; Slave subsequently included Ramble On teases, as well as Those Were the Days teases from Trey and Mike. The Phish debut of Burning Down the House contained alternate lyrics ("Vernon down the house"). YEM included HYHU and Mission: Impossible theme teases.
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Re: LivePhish Release 8/12/98 Vernon Downs, NY
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 01:01:52 PM »
yeah still havent gotten the show page to pull up yet on LivePhish. Just saw the article/ad online

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Re: LivePhish Release 8/12/98 Vernon Downs, NY
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 01:14:53 PM »
Awesome choice!
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Re: LivePhish Release 8/12/98 Vernon Downs, NY
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 01:20:05 PM »
All the Summer 98s are welcome.

Now I wish LivePhish would take my money...

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Re: LivePhish Release 8/12/98 Vernon Downs, NY
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 01:36:13 PM »
looks like the link is up on LivePhish

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Re: LivePhish Release 8/12/98 Vernon Downs, NY
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 03:10:53 PM »
Had a blast.
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Re: LivePhish Release 8/12/98 Vernon Downs, NY
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 05:33:25 PM »
HA! I was just talking with my boss about this show. We were talking about Talking Heads covers and I mentioned the Burning Down from Vernon Downs. Then I come home and see this! What a great day to be a phishhead!
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Re: LivePhish Release 8/12/98 Vernon Downs, NY
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 09:59:38 PM »
Stoked to give this one a listen!
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Re: LivePhish Release 8/12/98 Vernon Downs, NY
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2018, 02:29:04 AM »
Listening now. Can't wait to get to the Burning Down the House debut.
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