17

May

1992

Phish

Achilles Rink - Union College, Schenectady, NY

05/17/92 Achilles Rink - Union College, Schenectady, NY

Products

Set One

The Landlady 234

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Llama 281

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Colonel Forbin's Ascent 330

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Fly Famous Mockingbird 751

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My Sweet One 161

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Reba 699

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I Didn't Know 203

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Stash 627

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The Mango Song 462

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Poor Heart 170

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Chalk Dust Torture 410

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Set Two

The Curtain 413

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Possum 835

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Guelah Papyrus 332

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The Squirming Coil 442

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All Things Reconsidered 184

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Brother 378

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Sanity 330

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Cold As Ice 67

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Love You 492

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Hold Your Head Up 39

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Sparkle 240

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Harry Hood 801

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Cavern 349

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Encore

Lawn Boy 145

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Good Times, Bad Times 364

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Filler

Suzy Greenberg 349

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Maze 546

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Divided Sky 867

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Horn 222

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Mike's Song 519

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I Am Hydrogen 194

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Weekapaug Groove 460

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Runaway Jim 500

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Show Notes

- On May 17, 1992 Phish played at Achilles Rink – the Union College hockey arena opened in 1975 with a capacity of about 2,500. Schenectady was the second-to-last date on a 53-show spring tour that hit 24 states and the District of Columbia with five shows in Colorado, six in California and seven in New York before wrapping up in the band’s hometown Burlington, Vermont.  Phish’s third studio album and Elektra debut, A Picture of Nectar, had dropped in February.  Fans benevolently plastered promo stickers depicting Nectar’s face from the album cover on toll booths and highway rest areas from coast to coast.  Spring ’92 featured the new Minkin Lexan backdrops, a big batch of new songs that would form the basis for Rift, and the band inviting the audience to share in the Secret Language.  Phish.net (and the Internet in general) was just starting to catch on, there was no official taper’s section yet, and word of mouth was key.  The Schenectady show – with a ticket price of $5 - was a prime example as it was not listed in the Phish newsletter or hotline.  It was a Sunday night, Page’s birthday, and the band was almost home after more than two months on the road.

Highlights of the Schenectady ’92 show included The Landlady > Llama opener, Stash, and Chalk Dust Torture from set I.  The Curtain > Possum kicked off set II with a concentrated barrage of Secret Language and teases of everything from Rocky Mountain Way to China Grove to It's Ice and Divided Sky during one of the all-time far-out Possums.  Brother went completely unhinged and led appropriately...perhaps inevitably to Sanity, before Fish took over vocal and vacuum duties for Syd Barrett’s Love You.  A standout Harry Hood rounded out set II and continued the show’s Outward thrust.  The Schenectady ’92 release includes filler selected from the tour-closing show the following night - 5/18/92 at The Flynn Theatre in Burlington.

5/17/92 Schenectady was recorded by Paul Languedoc to 2-track soundboard cassette and mastered by Fred Kevorkian.

- Recorded by Paul Languedoc
- Post-Production by Kevin Shapiro
- Technical Assistance by Jared Slomoff and Ben Collette
- Mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Kevorkian Mastering

  • The Landlady (Anastasio)
  • Llama (Anastasio)
  • Colonel Forbin's Ascent (Anastasio)
  • Fly Famous Mockingbird (Anastasio)
  • My Sweet One (Fishman)
  • Reba (Anastasio)
  • I Didn't Know (Wright)
  • Stash (Anastasio/Marshall)
  • The Mango Song (Anastasio)
  • Poor Heart (Gordon)
  • Chalk Dust Torture  (Anastasio/Marshall)
  • The Curtain (Anastasio/Daubert)
  • Possum (Holdsworth)
  • Guelah Papyrus (Anastasio/Marshall)
  • The Squirming Coil (Anastasio/Herman/Marshall)
  • All Things Reconsidered (Anastasio)
  • Brother (Anastasio/Fishman/Gordon/McConnell)
  • Sanity (Anastasio/Fishman/Gordon/McConnell/Pollak)
  • Cold As Ice (Gramm/Jones*)
  • Love You (Barrett#)
  • Hold Your Head Up (Argent/White^)
  • Sparkle (Anastasio/Marshall)
  • Harry Hood (Anastasio/Fishman/Gordon/Long/McConnell)
  • Cavern (Anastasio/Herman/Marshall)
  • Lawn Boy (Anastasio/Marshall)
  • Good Times, Bad Times (Bonham/Jones//Page/Plant**)
  • Suzy Greenberg (Pollak)
  • Maze (Anastasio/Marshall)
  • Divided Sky (Anastasio)
  • Horn (Anastasio/Marshall)
  • Mike's Song (Gordon)
  • I Am Hydrogen (Anastasio/Daubert/Marshall)
  • Weekapaug Groove (Anastasio/Fishman/Gordon/McConnell)
  • Runaway Jim (Abrahams/Anastasio)

All songs copyright Who Is She? Music Inc (BMI) except for: *WB Music Corp (ASCAP) & Somerset Songs Publishing Inc (ASCAP), #Lupus Music Co Ltd (BMI), ^Marquis Songs USA (BMI), **Flames of Albion Music (ASCAP)