|Studio album by Phish|
|Released||September 21, 1990 (cassette)
June 30, 1992 (CD)
April 20, 2013 (deluxe vinyl)
|Recorded||May–December 1989, Archer Studios, Winooski, Vermont|
|Genre||Rock, jam, jazz fusion|
|Label||Absolute A Go Go, Rough Trade, Elektra, JEMP|
Lawn Boy is Phish's second official studio album, released on September 21, 1990, on the Absolute A Go Go Records and Rough Trade labels on cassette, single-LP vinyl and CD (with CD bonus track Fee). Vinyl LPs of the original Absolute A Go Go release are still known to circulate. The album was later re-mastered by Bob Ludwig and re-released on CD and cassette by Elektra Records June 30, 1992.
According to Phish Archivist Kevin Shapiro:
"Lawn Boy was recorded and mixed at Archer Studios in Winooski, Vermont, in 1989 and 1990 on 16-track 2" tape and was mixed to 1/4" stereo reels. The band won the initial studio time with a first-place Rock Rumble performance on April 21, 1989 at a downtown Burlington, Vermotn club called The Front. The Lawn Boy sessions that followed consisted of mostly live takes with a few effects and overdubs. Engineer Dan Archer acquired a baby grand piano specifically for the recording, Fishman played his drums squeezed into a vocal isolation booth and the band utilized local musicians including members of what would soon be called the Giant Country Horns. Like Junta before it, Phish self-produced Lawn Boy on a hands-on level, surrounding the console for group fades without aid of automation."
JEMP Records released Lawn Boy on Record Store Day 2013 as a Limited Edition Deluxe 2-LP vinyl set. The LE Deluxe 2-LP vinyl set was limited to 7,500 individually numbered copies and was created from the original 1/4" stereo master reels with lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Each LP is pressed onto 180g audiophile grade vinyl. Deluxe packaging includes an 8-page photo booklet and an etched D-side.
|1.||"The Squirming Coil"||Anastasio, Marshall, Herman||6:02|
|3.||"My Sweet One"||Fishman||2:09|
|4.||"Split Open and Melt"||Anastasio||4:42|
|1.||"The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony"||Anastasio||1:41|
|2.||"Bathtub Gin"||Anastasio, Goodman||4:29|
|3.||"Run Like an Antelope"||Anastasio, Pollak||9:50|
|4.||"Lawn Boy"||Anastasio, Marshall||2:31|
|5.||"Bouncing Around the Room"||Anastasio, Marshall||3:55|
- The original CD issue on Absolute a Go Go also included the track "Fee" from Junta.
- Trey Anastasio - guitars, vocals, arranger
- Page McConnell - piano, organ, vocals
- Mike Gordon - bass guitar, vocals
- Jon Fishman - drums, vacuum cleaner, vocals
With guests on "Split Open and Melt":
- Giant Country Horns:
- Allmusic review
- Phish: Lawn Boy Phish.com. Online. Accessed: September 14, 2011.
- Phish: Lawn Boy Phish.com