When looking through the glorious annals of Phish.net, there are almost too many great Phish shows on June 14th to count. The band debuted “Piper,” “Twist,” “Saw It Again,” “Dirt” and more in the same show on 6/14/97, and even jammed with Bruce Springsteen on 6/14/09. There was a great show on 6/14/00 in Japan as well, with a grooving four-song second set that featured some great instrumental work.
Let’s face it though; if you’re a Phish phan, then you like to jam. Perhaps no song in Phish’s repertoire (with the exception of, say, “Runaway Jim”) is better suited for long-stretching improvisation than “Tweezer,” which infamously made Phish 3.0 history with the 30+ minute version at Lake Tahoe in 2014. However, diehards will look back to this day, 21 years ago, when Phish unleashed a 50-minute monster jam within the framework of “Tweezer.”
Just think about that for a moment. A 50-minute long song. That’s two full episodes of How I Met Your Mother with some time left over! According to Phish.net, “This 50+ minute Tweezer included a brief Gypsy Queen Jam, a 2001 tease, a Slave-like jam, and a Digital Delay Loop Jam with whistling.” Sure, you can reduce a jam of this magnitude to a simple sentence, but the best way to experience it is, of course, to listen.
Without further ado, here’s full audio from Phish’s 6/14/95 performance at the Mud Island Amphitheater in Memphis, TN, courtesy of fromtheaquarium.
Setlist: Phish | Mud Island Amphitheater | Memphis, TN | 6/14/95
Set 1: Don’t You Want To Go?, Gumbo > NICU, Mound, Cavern > Possum, All Things Reconsidered, Amazing Grace, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Spock’s Brain > Split Open and Melt
Set 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Poor Heart > Tweezer, Acoustic Army, While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Encore: Simple, Rocky Top > Tweezer Reprise
 Without microphones.
 50+ minutes; whistling.
 A cappella ending.
· Gypsy Queen, Also Sprach Zarathustra, and Slave to the Traffic Light jams in Tweezer
· Stairway to Heaven tease
· Jump Monk tease in Simple
· Jean Pierre tease in Possum
Notes: Don’t You Wanna Go was preceded by a Stairway to Heaven tease. Trey teased Jean Pierre in Possum. This 50+ minute Tweezer included a brief Gypsy Queen Jam, a 2001 tease, a Slave-like jam, and a Digital Delay Loop Jam with whistling. Simple contained a Jump Monk tease from Trey and was performed with an a cappella ending instead of a jam, akin to the ALO version from December 8, 1994. Amazing Grace was performed without microphones. In the soundcheck, Funky Bitch was peformed as a slow version and Rift was played as an instrumental.