Cover Wars March Madness rolls on. We’ve had our play-in round and our first full round of 32 covers and we’re left with our Sweet 16. We are in our third year of this tournament and we have just now done the obvious, we have generated an actual bracket so you can visualize how this is all going to go down. Have a look and be sure to vote in all eight matchups.
Phish debuted this cover at Alpine Valley in the Summer of 1998. As most Phish fans know, there has been one other performance ever and it was the following week at Vernon Downs where the band paired Ramble On with their own Slave To The Traffic Light to close the first set. There are some killer Ramble On Teases in the Slave jam. Source: 8-1-1998[audio:https://glidemag.wpengine.com/hiddentrack/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/phramble.mp3]
UPDATE: The text in all the descriptions for Cover Wars March Madness are taken from the original editions which at times – are out of date. As one of our readers pointed out in the previous round – Phish has since performed one more partial performance of Ramble On, and yes – it was pretty terrible.
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[Originally Published: 9/14/2010] It’s been a while since I selected a Led Zeppelin song for Cover Wars, over a year actually. Though always a popular song on the radio, Ramble On was not played in full live by Led Zeppelin until 2007, 38 years after the release of Led Zeppelin II.
Bustle In Your Hedgerow, which features Marco Benevento and Joe Russo of The Duo with Scott Metzger of RANA and Dave Dreiwitz of Ween delivers an instrumental rendition to lead us off for this weeks edition.
Bustle Video from Brooklyn Bowl last year:
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