Nov 012010

“We may have learned more from Little Feat than any other band.”

So wrote Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio in last night’s Phishbill (pictured above), the program announcing their set in Atlantic City. As they do every year, they surprised the audience with a classic album set. Pre-show speculation suggested they might play Frank Zappa’s Joe’s Garage or Genesis’ The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, but the band surprised everyone by performing a very unsurprising choice: Little Feat’s Waiting for Columbus. Little Feat’s 1978 live album included fan favorites from throughout their discography, making it a smart pick to showcase a relatively little-known band (at least compared to previous picks: the Stones, the Beatles, the Who, and Talking Heads).

For a full ninety minutes the quartet jammed through all eighteen cuts. Well, technically seventeen – they played Little Feat’s recording of opening cut “Join the Band” as their walk-on music. Sixteen of those were Phish debuts (they’ve played “Time Love a Hero” before). Check out their runs through “Dixie Chicken,” “Tripe Face Boogie,” and “Rocket in My Pocket” below. Each song features a five-piece horn section, just like original album did. If you like what you hear (you will), download the full set from

MP3: Phish – Dixie Chicken (Little Feat cover)
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: Phish – Tripe Face Boogie (Little Feat cover)
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: Phish – Rocket in My Pocket (Little Feat cover)
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Download the full show here. Check out the set list below.

Phish Halloween 2010 Setlist:
Set One
Big Black Furry Creature from Mars
Divided Sky
Roses Are Free
Funky Bitch
Boogie On Reggae Woman
Character Zero

Set Two (Costume: Little Feat’s Waiting for Columbus)
Join The Band
Fat Man In the Bathtub
All That You Dream
Oh Atlanta
Old Folks’ Boogie
Time Love A Hero
Day Or Night
Mercenary Territory
Spanish Moon
Dixie Chicken
Tripe Face Boogie
Rocket In My Pocket
Don’t Bogart That Joint
A Apolitical Blues
Sailin’ Shoes
Feats Don’t Fail Me Now

Set Three
Down with Disease
Back on the Train
Gotta Jibboo
Camel Walk
Suzy Greenberg
Harry Hood
The Horse
Silent In The Morning
You Enjoy Myself


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