New To YouTube: Phish Lays Down ‘Tweezer’ For The Ages In New Haven 1995

By Scott Bernstein May 18, 2016 12:00 pm PDT

Any list of the best versions of “Tweezer” in Phish history must include the high-intensity, rock-heavy take the quartet delivered at the New Haven Coliseum in New Haven, Connecticut on December 2, 1995. The 15-minute barn burner the band laid down in New Haven isn’t about noodling and exploration, it’s about Phish at their most ferocious during one of the best months of the band’s career. Fan-shot video of Phish’s second set and encore in New Haven from 1995 recently surfaced on YouTube which finally gives us a visual to the all-time “Tweezer.”

Throughout most of 1994 and Summer 1995, Phish used “Tweezer” to explore new sonic terrain and often would extend the tune with adventurous psychedelic jamming. On June 22, 1995 Phish famously took “Tweezer” beyond the 40-minute mark in Canandaigua, New York. By the fall the foursome started going in other direction and just rocked the fuck out of “Tweezer.” The New Haven version is the peak of the band’s more intense approach to their beloved jam song as all four members play with incredible ferociousness throughout all but the final minute of “Tweezer” in New Haven. It needs to be seen to be believed and we now have that opportunity.

As mentioned, the entire second set and encore is here so there’s also the “2001” > “Maze” pairing that opened the set, what still stands as Phish’s last-ever live performance of A Picture Of Nectar rarity “Faht” and the blistering cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Bold As Love” that served as the encore. Watch the footage of Phish’s second set in New Haven on December 2, 1995 recently uploaded to YouTube by OutpostSouth:

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Second Set/Encore Setlist & Video Timings (via

Set Two: Also Sprach Zarathustra (0:37) > Maze (5:36) > Simple (17:20) -> Faht (24:15), Tweezer (27:45) > A Day in the Life (42:50) > Golgi Apparatus (47:15), The Squirming Coil (51:43), Tweezer Reprise (1:04:20)

Encore: Bold As Love (1:06:45)

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