Princeton Footnotes Share A Capella Phish ‘Julius’ Cover
Members of Princeton University’s Princeton Footnotes, an a capella group founded in 1959, got together remotely to record a cover of “Julius” by Phish. Princeton, New Jersey has special meaning for Phish as the longtime hometown of guitarist Trey Anastasio.
“Princeton sent students home in March, so the Footnotes are making music from home,” explained the group in a note accompanying the video. “We put together this cover of ‘Julius’ for the Purnell School, where we have performed every spring for fifty years, and now we are sharing it with the world!”
Phish originally released “Julius” on their 1994 studio album, Hoist. The quartet debuted the live version on April 4, 1994 at The Flynn Theatre in Burlington, Vermont one week after the release of the LP. “Julius” was such a regular part of the band’s rotation it took until 2000 before Phish went more than 15 shows without performing the song. The Anastasio/Marshall rocker returned to staple status in 2009 with at least three appearances in the band’s setlists each year through 2019.
Watch the Princeton Footnotes’ rendition below:
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