Phish tribute Strange Design will reunite for two nights only to perform Phish’s legendary Hampton Colliseum shows from November 20 and 21, 1998, which were subsequently released as the Gold Certified CD set Hampton Comes Alive.
Phish lyricist Tom Marshall and Giant Country Horn trumpet player Carl Gerhard both performed during these epic shows, and will be on board to recreate the magic with Strange Design at Drom in New York City on November 16 and 17!
Hampton Comes Alive is the band's third live album and the first time complete live Phish concerts were released in their entirety (though fan recordings of most Phish shows are widely circulated). Hampton Comes Alive consists of two full concerts recorded on November 20 and 21, 1998, at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia. The album title is a play on Peter Frampton's classic live album Frampton Comes Alive!.
Twenty of the album's forty-four tracks are covers or other songs from the band's large catalog that do not appear on any previous Phish album. The album's many cover songs include: "Rock and Roll, Pt. 2" by Gary Glitter, "Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)" by Bob Dylan, "Funky Bitch" by Son Seals, "Roses Are Free" by Ween, "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" by Will Smith, "Cry Baby Cry" by The Beatles, "Boogie On Reggae Woman" by Stevie Wonder, "Nellie Kane" by Hot Rize, "Bold as Love" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, "Sabotage" by Beastie Boys and "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba. As usual with covers sung by Jon Fishman, the band (as a trio with Trey Anastasio on drums) also performs a brief instrumental version of "Hold Your Head Up" by Argent before and after "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It."