Phish - 1992

El Rey Theater
Albuquerque, NM, United States map

Set List

Show Notes

This show took place in a historic movie theater built in 1941. This is one of few shows of the era with no known circulating audience recordings. After Uncle Pen, Trey said “thanks, that was the jazz ending.” Some fairly psychedelic guitar “tuning” preceded the start of set II with The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony. Suzy Greenberg ended with some exaggerated vocals that led into the David Bowie intro. David Bowie’s introduction included Up Up And Away In My Beautiful Balloon, Random Laugh, The Simpsons, Oom Pah Pah and Finger Scrape secret language. This hectic rendition of David Bowie has some unusual lyrics from Trey (some cover song?) and bizarre screaming and singing from other band members. Avenu Malkanu featured multiple introductions and whispered testimony of “Cactus” surrounding and after Mike’s bass solo. Trey introduced Page as Leon before his piano solo during an extremely fast My Sweet One. Mike began Mike’s Song with the “this is my song, call it what you will but you know it’s my song” intro. to more band interjections of “Cactus.” The Horse included alternative lyric “…if I were here and you were there, Mathilda in between…”. During Terrapin, Fish played his solo on his vacuum powered bagpipes (even though they were thought to be defunct by this point). “Damn things are cheap…Pakistani model…but that’s ok, because only with a cheap set of bagpipes could you do this.” Trey interjected “Ladies and gentlemen, Henrietta has officially bought the farm…under the guise of Paul Gartski” The bagpipes seemed to work and after Cold As Ice, Trey said “you never know what kind of diseases the little guy is carrying around.” Before Sleeping Monkey, Trey said “this is one of my favorite gigs of the whole tour.” Rocky Top ended with lots of shouts of “Leo” and a bigger-than-usual closing. Following this show, the band, crew and Marley took a few days to go rafting with Amy Skelton’s sister on the Verde River outside Flagstaff, AZ. A “TBA” show in Tucson, AZ was listed in the Mar/Apr 92 Phish Update. However, the next show actually happened in Tucson on 4/12/92.