Dick's Kills Saturday Night Syndrome: A Review of the Fire that Phish Threw Down on Saturday Night.-9/3/16
Gordo, who may have been the MVP of the run, with Trey and Page in tight contention for second, took over for "555" then things got real. Real funky. This is when the employees started dancing. "Wolfman's Brother" was another well-played and perfectly placed song. It cranked up the atmosphere and got the crowd dancing even harder and led into the delicate "Divided Sky" wonderfully. I'm torn on this song. I have heard it so many times from listening to Junta, from seeing it live more times than I can count since 94', and hearing it on bootlegs. Frankly, I could never hear it again and I would be happy for the rest of my Phish career. It's not a jam-vehicle, it's composed and the exact same every time. What other song do people time the SILENCE, instead of the music? But anyway, that led into one of my favorite Phish covers, "Rock and Roll" and that song was a minor masterpiece Saturday night. The only other Velvet Underground song they play that I like more is "Oh, Sweet Nuthin!" but even that had nuthin' on what Phish was doing to "Rock and Roll. And that was just the first half...
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