Watch Phish Bust Out The Beatles' "Cry Baby Cry" In San Francisco July 23, 2016 16:56

Photo by Andrea Nusinov of AZN Media

Phish continues to make noise on the road this summer, with the west coast leg of the tour kicking off last weekend at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington.  Following two epic nights at The Gorge, the band headed to San Francisco for a three-night run at the famed Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.  Many are already calling this year's San Francisco run as one of the best of Phish 3.0, and it's obvious why.  

Each show had something totally different to offer, but night two certainly had the phans talking. Phish went super old school in the first set, with 12 of 14 songs being tour debuts.  We've already seen Phish bust out The Beatles' "Dear Prudence" and "I Am The Walrus" this summer, and they continued this theme by throwing in "Cry Baby Cry" during Tuesday night's first set.  This would be the fifth time for Phish to play the Beatles classic, and the first time since November, 21st of 1998 (Hampton Coliseum - Hampton, VA).  Thankfully, LazyLightning55a was there to capture for our viewing pleasure.

Phish debuted "Cry Baby Cry" on October 31st, 1994 at Glen Falls Civic Center when the band covered The Beatles' White Album as the "musical costume" of their Halloween show. 

Official Song Notes via

  • The band apparently liked covering this one on Halloween 1994 as it showed up a few more times (11/22/94, 6/16/95, and 11/21/98). Although the 10/31/94 version (true to the White Album itself) also featured the “Brother can you take me back” refrain that precedes “Revolution 9,” subsequent versions did not.

Watch Phish cover The Beatles' "Cry Baby Cry" in San Francisco here:

Watch Phish open the show with "Demand" > "The Curtain With" here:

Set 1: Demand, The Curtain With, Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni BluesFuck Your Face, Cry Baby Cry, Sing Monica > McGrupp and the Watchful HosemastersThe Very Long Fuse > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Walk Away > Sanity -> David Bowie

Set 2: No Men In No Man's Land > Mike's Song > Fee > Seven Below > Waiting All Night> Gotta Jibboo, Miss You, Weekapaug Groove, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg > Julius

Encore: Wading in the Velvet Sea > Character Zero

· The Very Long Fuse quote in Sanity

Average Song Gap: 61.37

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon

Notes: Demand was played for the first time since December 31, 2009 (258 shows). Alumni Blues and Letter to Jimmy Page were played for the first time since August 3, 2013 (114 shows). Cry Baby Cry was played for the first time since November 21, 1998 (496 shows). Sing Monica was dedicated to producer Bob Ezrin, who was in attendance. Walk Away was played for the first time since October 29, 2013 (100 shows).