Phish Red Rocks 1995 Run Videos Surface On YouTube
On June 9 and 10, 1995, Phish returned to the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado for a two-night stand at the venue following a single show in 1993 and two concerts in 1994. Fan-shot video of the run has surfaced on YouTube thanks to MrMarmar 420. Both videos have been entered into the ever-growing JamBase Live Video Archive and can be watched below complete with timestamps.
The performances came just three and four shows into a 22-concert tour, as the band kicked off the summer excursion in Boise on June 7, 1995 and then played Salt Lake City on June 8, 1995. Phish had debuted a slew of new material the previous month during a one-off benefit concert in Lowell, Massachusetts. A number of those songs made it into the setlists for the band’s 1995 Red Rocks run.
Phish kicked off the first night on June 9, 1995 with classics “My Friend, My Friend” and “Divided Sky” before performing “Strange Design” for just the third time. Next, “The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony” slid into “AC/DC Bag” ahead of new originals “Theme From The Bottom” and “Taste.” A pairing of “Sparkle” and “Run Like An Antelope” brought the first set of the run to a close.
A wild “Split Open & Melt” opened the second set on the 9th and was the improvisational highlight of the evening. “The Wedge” and “Scent Of A Mule” came next and then Phish worked “Cavern” into an adventurous “David Bowie.” All four members of Phish went on to sit on stools at the front of the stage with acoustic guitars in hand for the second ever “Acoustic Army.” The acapella “Sweet Adeline” was up next as a lead in for the triumphant “Slave To The Traffic Light.” Phish went with “The Squirming Coil” as the encore.
Phish began the second night with a “Makisupa Policeman” that featured a cool segue into “Llama.” The recently debuted “Prince Caspian” followed before “Free” gave way to “Rift.” A rare mid-first set “You Enjoy Myself” ended with a vocal jam on “Hold Your Head Up.” Drummer Jon Fishman then took center stage as Trey Anastasio stepped behind the kit for a cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Lonesome Cowboy Bill.” Fish and Trey then returned to their normal positions for the “Suzy Greenberg” that closed out the frame.
“Maze” got the call to start the final set of the run and then “Fee” bled into “Uncle Pen.” A 20-minute “Mike’s Song” featuring plenty of Type II jamming came next. The instrumental “I Am Hydrogen” connected “Mike’s” and a raging “Weekapaug Groove.” Phish went acapella once more for “Amazing Grace” ahead of a set-closing “Sample In A Jar.” A huge surprise came as the encore, when the quartet offered their debut cover of “A Day In The Life” by the Beatles.