Phish Performs ‘Bathtub Gin’ At Madison Square Garden: Pro-Shot Video

By Scott Bernstein Jan 3, 2020 11:12 am PST

Phish released pro-shot video of “Bathtub Gin” from their second set on December 29 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The nearly 16-minute “Gin” was the third song of the frame and featured stellar improvisation.

Here’s a description of the “Bathtub Gin” from JamBase’s coverage of the show:

While “BOTT” was uneventful, the “Bathtub Gin” that followed most certainly was not. Phish patiently built up the jam for a few minutes before breaking through the normal progression into Type II territory. Anastasio landed on an anthemic progression and his band mates quickly fell in line to connect on a powerful groove akin to “After Midnight.” The quartet patiently worked over the groove and took turns leading the improvisation with Page’s organ solo a particular highlight. Around the 13-minute mark, Fishman took his foot off the gas and the band settled in on an ambient section that was more like “What’s The Use?” than “Bathtub Gin.” Trey threw in the main “Bathtub Gin” melody over the spacey groove and Phish concluded the must-hear version of the jam vehicle.

Watch Phish’s performance of “Bathtub Gin” from December 29 below:

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