Phish - 1989

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Set List

Set I

Set II



Show Notes

This was Phish’s eleventh and final show at Gallagher’s, listed in the Phish newsletter as “farewell to Gallagher’s”. Before set I, Mike had to deal with his new strap. Trey introduced Bill behind the bar and encouraged heavy tipping. Dinner And A Movie contained alternative lyrics about Gallagher’s “let’s go out to Gallagher’s and see a movie”. This show featured the 1st known performance of the Andy Griffith Theme aka The Fishin’ Hole (Herbert Spencer and Earle Hagen cover). Halley’s Comet featured special guest vocals from Richard “The Man They Call Nancy” Wright. This rendition of Big Black Furry Creature From Mars was pretty hairy with a lot of screaming and apparent confusion. Note that Harry Hood was implied from the intro on tape and could have been, for example, Makisupa Policeman. This grande encore began with the 1st known performance of Green Onions which was sung by Page with Trey on drums and Fish on trombone. That was followed by the 1st known performance of Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young cover), which was sung and played on trombone by Fish with Trey on drums. Hold Your Head Up was the complete version, sung by Trey while playing drums and with Fish on trombone. This was also the 1st known performance of American Woman (The Guess Who cover). Fish stayed on vocals/trombone and Trey on drums for American Woman, Wilson and Peaches en Regalia and a Jazz Tune, which title needs to be filled in. Fish went back to drums and Trey guitar for the final encore, Fire which was dedicated after the fact to Bill for his birthday. In addition to being the farewell to Gallagher’s, this was also the “Little Equipment Gig”. Every time the band arrived at Gallgher’s, the proprietor would greet them saying “why do you guys have to bring so much equipment – your own light board, P.A., etc.? The club didn’t like the early load-in, long soundcheck and other trappings of the band’s ambition. As a reaction, the band came to this final gig with “toy” equipment–ie: none of the real gear. Fish played a toy drumset, Page a toy piano and the like. The band also dressed up in shirts, ties and jackets for the occasion.