Category Archives: Summer 1993

Summer ’93 Bust-outs: Ranked

Phish’s repertoire is considerably larger these days than it was in ’93, but that didn’t stop the band from springing a setlist surprise or two (or three, or four…) during the summer tour. A total of 13 songs were ‘busted-out’ … Continue reading

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Songs of Tour: “Mike’s Song” (Summer ’93)

“Mike’s Song” is the best part of a traditional Mike’s Groove. There, I said it. While I always have fun guessing what the Mike’s Groove sandwich is going to be, and “Weekapaug Groove” generally establishes a fun, head-bopping progression for … Continue reading

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That One Time… (Summer ’93)

Many songs Phish performs at their shows vary little between performances. These songs are played in a ‘standard’ fashion, with one performance being more or less interchangeable with any other performance of the song. This can be because the song … Continue reading

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Songs of Tour: “Split Open and Melt” (Summer ’93)

I would definitely rank “Split Open and Melt” as one of Phish’s most obviously psychedelic songs. Even relatively ‘straightforward’ “Melts” can lead the band through dark, gooey, and intense terrain during the song’s jam segment. The band started to learn … Continue reading

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Summer ’93: Stat Breakdown (Part II)

This is the second and final part of my statistical analysis of Phish’s summer ’93 tour. For the first half of this post, and for the explanation of the various notations I use, click here. With that out of the … Continue reading

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Summer ’93: Stat Breakdown (Part I)

I noticed as I was working on this post that it was beginning to become very long, so I’ve decided to split it into two posts. The second half, with the remaining computations, will go live exactly one week from … Continue reading

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Summer ’93 Debrief

The opinion I formed after listening to the first couple weeks of Phish’s summer ’93 tour was that the band had more or less picked right back up where they left off at the end of the marathon winter/spring tour. … Continue reading

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