Wednesday 03/10/2021 by Icculus

5/3/93 SOUNDCHECK RELEASED, FEATURING "WILL I DANCE (ON GRAVE)"

For decades, some fans believed that the lyrics of "Guy Forget" included:

Basking in the silence
Soaking up the violence
Will the good lord save
Or will I dance on grave?

This has proved mistaken; the only lyric of "Guy Forget" is---you guessed it---"I've never met a man that I could not forget except for Guy Forget." How do we know this?

After conferring with Dave Abrahams about "Guy Forget" (whose lyrics he authored), and after unearthing the never-circulating-until-now 5/3/93 soundcheck---thank you Eric Becker for the recording, and Jeff Goldberg of Audio Specialist for the transfer!---which you can download here and which contains the only known (and hilarious) performance of what we're calling "Will I Dance" with Tom Marshall's permission, it has been determined that "Will I Dance" and "Guy Forget" are entirely different uhm "songs."

Accordingly, the "Guy Forget" song history has been revised and amended with ZZYZX's consent, and the "Will I Dance" history created from part of the former "Guy Forget" history. The histories of these two "songs" are thus forever, albeit ridiculously, linked.

Tracklist:
1. James
2. Phase Dance*
3. Will I Dance** >
4. Funky Bitch ->
5. Mustang Sally
6. Tuesday Afternoon Tease
7. Camel Walk

* ended with Minuano (Six Eight) teases
** ended with HYHU tease from Page
Additional Notes: Black Or White tease after Mustang Sally

Source: Page's SBD cassette master > Eric's brother Peter's SBD1 copy
Conversion (Jeff Goldberg):
Cassette > TASCAM 112RmkII w/ LA-112 balanced output > Apogee ADC (@ 24-bit, 96 kHz) > DAW: Avid Pro Tools | Ultimate
Restoration: iZotope RX Advanced
Mastering, Dithering, & File Conversion: Steinberg WaveLab Pro

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Comments

, comment by Pinhead_Larry
Pinhead_Larry Really nice unearthing of Phish history! It's these little "easter eggs," so to say, that keep me coming back to this band. Picturing Phish singing Guy Forget or Will I Dance as less of a song, but more of an inside joke that almost no one in the audience is in on, and then finding out about it nearly 20 years later is the icing on a large esoteric cake.
, comment by Jeff_Goldberg
Jeff_Goldberg Enjoy, everyone! (There may or may not be more stuff coming soon.) *runs and hides*

Cheers,
Jeff
, comment by grozphan
grozphan Sounds like a lost Springsteen/Southside Johnny/J. Geils track.
, comment by dscott
dscott The sauce is most awesome with this find! A primordial ancestor of Mock Song, and there's a Billy Joel coverlet in there too. Thanks for sharing this unearthed treasure, @Jeff_Goldberg!!!
, comment by melt_the_tek9
melt_the_tek9 This is just a...mock song!
(call it what you will)

Trey's accent on his vocals is so fun my day is already better :)
, comment by FuegoDiego
FuegoDiego Thanks for sharing!
, comment by TwiceBitten
TwiceBitten so does that mean someone is going to add Guy Forget to the 12/28/19 setlist?
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