Phish - 1985

Burlington, VT, United States map

Set List

Set I

Show Notes

This was Phish’s 12th known show, an African Relief Benefit for OXFAM dance party that was connected to a WRUV-FM Valentine’s Day Radiothon with a fund-raising goal of $13,993.00. Local reggae band LambsBread was supposed to play too but they canceled so members of LambsBread performed with Phish – technically the band’s 1st show at Hunt’s, which full name was full name was R.W. Hunt Mill & Mining Company. This show featured the 1st public performance of Anarchy, which is an extremely short punk rock spoof. Fire On The Mountain was performed with Bobby Hackney and Jah Roy from LambsBread, who sung the lyrics “Fire up the Ganja”. In Mike’s words, Jah Roy was the other singer from LambsBread (in addition to Bobby) with huge dreadlocks who did the authentic Jamaican dub style. While the band still referred to the song as Skippy The Wondermouse, this version of Skippy was the 1st to contain the narrated lyrics to McGrupp And The Watchful Hosemasters, which Tom had recently sent to Trey. Tapes of this performance, sometimes combined with parts of 5/3/85, were often mislabeled 4/19/85 or 5/19/85.