Listen To This: Mike Gordon – Sideways

Phish bassist Mike Gordon’s five-piece returned to the road over the weekend for a pair of performances in New Hampshire. We’ll have a review of Saturday’s show up later today, but for now we wanted to share audio of the one original debuted in The Granite State. Written by Gordon and longtime collaborator Joe Linitz, check out Sideways from Sunday night in Lebanon.

We particularly dig Mike’s use of an envelope filter during the brief jam segment. You can download audio of the entire show from

Here’s the setlist from both Mike Gordon shows:

Mike Gordon, Saturday, 11/12/2011
The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH

Set 1: Horizon Line, Spiral, Exit Wound, The Walls of Time, Hand in My Pocket, Fire From a Stick, The Walls of Time, Crumblin’ Bones, Couch Lady, Susskind Hotel

Set 2: Dig Further Down, Skin It Back, Willow Tree, Can’t Stand Still, Be Good and You’ll Be Lonely, Time (The Revelator), Traveled Too Far, Won’t Get Fooled Again[1]

Encore: Hap-Nappy, Down to the Nightclub

[1] Mike Gordon debut.

Notes: “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (The Who) was a Mike Gordon debut.

Mike Gordon: Sun, Nov 13, 2011
Lebanon Opera House, Lebanon, NH

Set 1: Another Door, Cruel World, Sideways[1], The Way It Goes[2], What Things Seem, I Miss My Mind, River Niger, Things That Make You Go Hmmm…, Babylon Baby

Set 2: Sailin’ Shoes, Just a Rose, Black Tambourine, Andelmans’ Yard, Meat, Sound, Sugar Shack, Idea

Encore: Funky Bitch, Won’t Get Fooled Again

[1] Debut.
[2] Mike Gordon debut.
Notes: This performance featured the debut of “Sideways” (Gordon, Linitz) and the Mike Gordon debut of “The Way It Goes” (Gillian Welch).


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One thought on “Listen To This: Mike Gordon – Sideways

  1. room10oh9 Reply

    i was at the Lebanon show. it was excellent! the sound it that old hall is wicked good. Sideways is great. the highlight for me; Sailin’ Shoes, Just a Rose, Black Tambourine. it got Dirty during black tam. i love the humbleness this band exudes. they absolutely kill it! yet are so laid back. good work Gordo!

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