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 “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 incomplete 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 Page while Trey played drums and Fish sang and played trombone. This was also the 1st known performance of American Woman (The Guess Who cover).  Fish stayed on vocals and Trey on drums for American Woman, Wilson and Peaches en Regalia, which Fish scatted and played on trombone. Fish added some alternative lyrics to Wilson including “they’ll chop off your nuts.” Fish went back to drums and Trey guitar for the final encores – a Jazz Tune which title needs to be filled in and 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 drum kit, Page a toy piano and the like. The band also dressed up in shirts, ties and jackets for the occasion.