Thursday, March 31, 2011

10.2.99 Target Center, Minneapolis, MN show page

Saturday, 10/02/1999
Target Center, Minneapolis, MN

Set 1: Llama, Wolfman's Brother, Punch You In the Eye > Quinn the Eskimo, Poor Heart, Roggae, Split Open and Melt, The Squirming Coil > Loving Cup

Set 2: Tweezer > On Your Way Down > Piper > You Enjoy Myself, Frankenstein, Waste

Encore: While My Guitar Gently Weeps > Tweezer Reprise

Notes: SOAM featured band introductions: “Cactus”(Mike), “Stumpy” (Page), “Matty” (Fishman) and “The Good Lieutenant” (Trey). This long Piper included a Birds-like jam.


AAC ~160kbps (i cannot locate my FLAC and mp3 versions...please email me if you have them!)

The Good Lieutenant and company definitely hit the bulls-eye that night, that's for shit sure.  Nary a note was wasted in this monster show from fall '99 tour.  A stellar first set Wolfman's sets the tone.  To be followed by - wait for it - "best...PYITE....ever", as silly as that sounds.  Trey does a little loop action, and I think possibly moves to the mini keyboard for a bit?  Page even throws in some atypical stuff in there.  If there's a more extended PYITE intro out there, I certainly haven't heard it.  Throw in a Split that could easily anchor a second set and you have an extremely solid first frame.

I'm not even going to bother describing the Tweezer > On Your Way Down > Piper that opens set two, just go listen to it.  Well, ok, I'll mention what's probably the least talked about part of that segment.  That has to be the most masterfully played On Your Way Down I've ever heard.  So damn sllllooowww and thick as molasses.  Patience personified.  That's baby-makin' music right there.  I mean, just look at the name of the song.  Everything that follows is icing on the cake.

The AUD I had for the show is one of the more solid recordings from that tour I've heard, in that it's beefy, loud, and chunky.  The low end was a bit too aggressive, however, and tended to obscure the finer details.  After EQ'ing a few things, those classic '99 electronic flourishes are easier to pick out amongst the fray, and while I left a good thump in Fish's kick drum and Mike's bass, hopefully you get a clearer overall sound.


donaldosborn said...

I have heard this show. It is a smoking one! Above average versions of almost every song. I will grab this and give it a listen. thanks man.

Mike said...

This Split is unreal. Rivals the Kohl Center 98 as this era's best. The Piper is smoking. I love the moment you think a song is winding down, you look at the time remaining, and there is still 7 minutes to go. I miss the era of loops. Perhaps its not for everyone, but Trey can make them intertwine masterfully. I saw the night before this show in Chicago. While I may have listened to this years ago, its great to have it back in focus. Thanks!

Kenny Powers said...

Loops are the best.

Kevin said...

I was lucky enough to be 4th row at this show. I could hardly believe it when Kenny posted this--before I even got the chance to request it.

Anonymous said...

I was at the iowa show the night b4 and if you guys remember the 5oh crashed a bunch of ppl in the lots down there. Many skipped mpls and went to chicago. Little did they know what was to come at target center! For me the piper was my best phish moment of allllll time! The band came out and played in their pj's that night which is one way of describing how relaxed and in sinc they were! If u haven't herd this show you don't know what you're missing! I'm stoked to give this remastered one a try thanks big time for dusting this one off the shelf man!

Anonymous said...

This show was #sand

Anonymous said...

any plans on getting the remasters up on an alternate to megaupload? love to be able to check some more out. thanks for all your work! just listened to 7/17/99 oswego and it sounds unbelievably good!

Travis said...

Where can I find this? I would love to check out a FLAC remaster of this show.

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