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March 1992

March 1992

Phish’s third studio album and first release on Elektra Records, A Picture of Nectar, hit the streets on February 18, 1992. Armed with a slew of promotional Nectar stickers which can still be found stuck in clubs and tollbooths to this day, Phish launched a national tour. The tour began at the Music Hall in

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August 1991

August 1991

After performing for most of July, 1991 accompanied by the Giant Country Horns (see TMIPH July 1991), Phish spent some time at White Crow Studios in Burlington, Vermont finishing recording A Picture of Nectar. As early as fall of 1990 the band had been discussing a possible free show at longtime friend and fan Amy

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September 1991

September 1991

The months leading up to Fall of 1991 were busy for Phish. The summer was dominated by relaxed outdoor shows and special events such as the Giant Country Horn tour (see TMIPH July 1991) and Amy’s Farm (see TMIPH August 1991). During the summer, the band had begun recording A Picture of Nectar and Crimes

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May 1991

May 1991

After nearly three months of nationwide touring, Phish returned home to the northeast in May, 1991 to begin recording their third album, A Picture of Nectar. The crew (consisting of Paul Languedoc – sound, Chris Kuroda – lights, monitor engineer Pete Schall and Road/Tour Manager Andrew Fischbeck) was traveling in a panel truck with a

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July 1991

July 1991

By the summer of 1991, Phish had just finished a national tour that spanned nearly four months from the beginning of February to the end of May and had recorded A Picture of Nectar in Burlington. Throughout that time period, Dave "The Truth" Grippo and Russell Remington had been playing together around Burlington with acts

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September 1990

September 1990

In the months preceding fall of 1990, Phish concluded a late spring and early summer tour of the South and East with the "Last Show ‘Til Fall, An Outdoor Explosion With Phish" at Townshend Family Park in Townshend, Vermont. They spent a short time recording "live in the studio" at Wendell Studios in Massachusetts, and

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February 1990

February 1990

After their first New Year’s Eve extravaganza on December 31st, 1989 (see TMIPH December 1989), Phish took most of January off. They played some dates in the northeast at the end of January, 1990, and began February with their first visit to the south. On February 1st and 2nd, the band began a string of

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August 1989

August 1989

In 1989, Phish was touring regionally throughout the East Coast. They won a Burlington Battle of the Bands in April and used the award to record the first four songs for their second studio recording, “Lawn Boy”, initially released on Absolute A Go Go Records and later on Elektra (see TMIPH September 1990). Meanwhile, cassette

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December 1989

December 1989

December 1989 capped a busy year of shows and recording for Phish. By now they had grown out of their regular monthly multiple night run at Nectar’s, and over the past year had begun touring extensively throughout New England and beyond. Three years had passed since Trey and Page joined members of The Joneses for

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March 1988

March 1988

Early 1988 was a formative time for Phish, with the band playing live as often as possible around Vermont and the Northeast. Trey was about to complete his degree in composition at Goddard College and the band was still self-managed with Mike acting as booking agent. The average month for Phish at the time consisted

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March 1989

March 1989

After a busy February with formative gigs in New York City, Burlington (2/7/89 at the Front is regarded by Toph as the best Phish gig ever), and at the Stone Church in Newmarket, New Hampshire, Phish entered March 1989 like a lion. Having spent the first few years of their career playing almost exclusively in

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