Photo by Aaron Williams

Phish performed Mile Gordon’s “Fuck Your Face” for the first time in approximately 23 years last night at Charlotte, NC’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Gordon recorded “Fuck Your Face” for Phish’s early self-titled recording, most commonly known as “The White Tape.” Though the band likely performed “Fuck Your Face” a handful of times in the 1980s, according to the only documented live performance of the song took place on April 29, 1987. The bust out marks the longest Phish had gone between playing one of its original songs since forming in 1983.

In addition, last night’s performance featured Phish’s first cover of “Proud Mary” since 2003. The Vermont Quartet also played a few songs it has only played once since reuniting in 2009, including “Mexican Cousin” and “Vultures.”

7/02/2010, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC

Set 1: Buried Alive > AC/DC Bag, Vultures, Wolfman’s Brother, Back on the Train, The Wedge, Mexican Cousin, Stash, Sparkle, Chalk Dust Torture

Set 2: Drowned, 46 Days, Twenty Years Later, The Lizards, Carini, Fuck Your Face, Also Sprach Zarathustra, You Enjoy Myself > Proud Mary

E: A Day in the Life