Beyond The Pond
Published in

Beyond The Pond

Episode 108: Eugene Crosseyed

Episode 108: Eugene Crosseyed

In Episode 108 we discuss the atmospheric and oceanic take on Crosseyed & Painless from Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on October 17, 2014, the Fall Tour Opener. Coming late in a tepid tour opener, the Crosseyed & Painless leaves the song’s main theme for A Major and a hazy jam which both matches the locale & autumnal vibe of the west coast Fall Tour. It’s one of the most underrated jams of the entire 3.0 era, and a precursor to the nuanced jamming styles of the Fall 2014 Tour.

From Eugene, the band worked their way south over two weeks ahead of their Halloween run in Las Vegas. California, in particular, benefitted from receiving seven shows within a weeks time. Anyone who has spent time in The Golden State during the month of October knows the perfection of weather in the south mixed with the ideal crispness in San Francisco makes for a dream run of Phish shows. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, the band had a difficult time settling into the kind of groove they’d found a year earlier, touring the Northeast during October, and resulted in a number of shows that felt like repeated tour openers.

The highlights throughout the tour — at least until the San Francisco run — are found in moments: the Santa Barbara Ghost & Theme From The Bottom, the Forum Down With Disease, and San Francisco Night 1’s Ghost. On October 28, just five shows before the tour finale, the band finally found their stride and delivered a string of high quality shows which helped to guide them towards the larger heights of Summer 2015, just nine months later. On 10/28 a fascinating setlist gave way to expert jamming in Kill Devil Falls, Twist>Runaway Jim>Hood. The next night Light -> Possum provided the most unexpected of excellent segues. On Halloween, following their macabre and theatrical interpretation of Chilling & Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House, they jammed Sand w/ purpose and intent. The November 1 show featured a wild Light -> The Dogs -> Lengthwise -> Twist, while the tour finale on November 2 was highlighted — much like 10/28 — by an outstanding setlist & capped by an incredible 30min segment of music in Chalk Dust Torture -> Piper. On the whole, the tour, while suffering from tepid play on the front end, ultimately reached its peak around nuanced jamming and subtly creative interplay which would help push the band towards another career peak within the next year.

— — —

In addition, we discuss two new 2020 records we highly recommend: Young Jesus: “Welcome To Conceptual Beach” and Zephaniah Ohara: “Listening To The Music”

— — —

We’re trying something new this October. We’re going to collaborate with Under The Scales & The Helping Friendly Podcast to bring you a month of podcasts aligned around a single theme. In October, we’re going to be examining the end of Phish 1.0, with a particular focus on October 2000. In the first week, you’ll hear Tom interview a very special guest on Under the Scales while discussing the closing of the Phish Organization. In week two, HF Pod will do an exploration of the tour and talk about the end of Phish 1.0, while hearing from fans about the tour experience. In week three, the Beyond the Pond team will do a deep dive on the “Phoenix Guy Forget” while highlighting other bands connected to the jam’s theme. And in week four, we’ll bring you a special segment. All of these episodes will be available on their normal feeds, so we encourage you to subscribe to all three shows. If this works well — and most importantly, if you all like it — we’ll try it again! Thank you for your ongoing support of our show and of Osiris. Look forward to collaborating with our friends on a massive Phish Deep Dive!

— — —

We’re Proud To Be Sponsored By Synlawn!

Visit: https://www.synlawn.com/beyond/ to learn more.

— — —

Grady’s Cold Brew is independently owned and operated in New York City since 2011. Ready to give it a Swirl? Get 20% of your first order at gradyscoldbrew.com with promo code: BTP20.

— — —

We are proud to be sponsored by Harry’s! Harry’s is a return to the essential: quality, durable blades at a fair price — just $2 per blade! They’ve cut out the middleman, manufacturing blades in their German blade factory that’s been honing precision blades for a century. Which means you get incredibly high-quality blades at factory direct prices Harry’s is super convenient: Blade refills are delivered directly to your door on your schedule — with or without a subscription! 100% quality guarantee — If you don’t love your shave, let them know and they’ll give you a full refund. 1% of proceeds are set aside for non-profit organizations devoted to helping provide access to better health care for men and veterans.

Listeners of Beyond The Pond show can redeem their Harry’s trial set at HARRYS.COM/BTP. You’ll get a: Weighted ergonomic handle for a firm grip, 5-blade razor with a lubricating strip and trimmer blade, Rich lathering shave gel with aloe to keep your skin hydrated, And a travel blade cover to keep your razor dry and easy to grab on the go. Go to HARRYS.COM/BTP to start shaving better today!

— — —

Check us out on Spotify: Beyond The Pond Podcast Songs

You can find us on Twitter: @_beyondthepond

Medium: https://medium.com/beyond-the-pond

Email: beyondthepondpodcast@gmail.com

Please check out the Osiris Podcast Network at: OsirisPod.com and JamBase.com

Please leave us a review on iTunes!

We’ll be back on Tuesday, October 20 w/ Episode 109!

Until then, we’ll see you beyond the pond…

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store