Location: Fort Ram - Fort Collins, Colorado
Set Placement: 1 of 2
Section A: 2:03
Section B: 3:24
Section C: 5:10
My Rating (out of 5): 4.75
Notes: On the one hand, it could be argued that this is just a carbon copy of the version cut in the studio a few months prior (compare the section timings). On the other hand, that same argument could be made in support of this being the year’s best Hood as the song had never been played before or since so in tune with the way the band thought the song really should sound like on record. The intro is tight and the jam is as epic as ever.
I will say that I prefer a little more space between the beginning of section C and the point at which Trey decides to really turn it on— the entire tune comes dangerously close to the first sub 10-minute Hood in over three years— but I hate to nitpick. The lack of patience could just be a product of its placement in the first set, somewhere the song hadn’t found itself since 12-1-89.
I’s also like to note that after this show, it would have become official that you can always feel good about a Colorado Hood. Of the five Hoods I have recordings of between 1988-1990, my average rating is 4.6.
Outside Review: By Larry_Hood on Phish.net
Hood is a must listen for any serious fan of the tune, and though only just over 11 mins the jam never feels rushed or cut-off. With its wonderful SBD quality, a standout Harry Hood, and an abundance of beautifully played Phish classics, I would highly recommend 11/4/90 for any fan looking to see what the band could do in the early days.
Outside Review: By benhatley on Phish.net
this hood is a doozy; they deliver a very well paced and focused jam before feeling good about hood.
Outside Review: Adam Davidoff from Pharmer’s Almanac
Tube, Harry Hood and Funky Bitch constitute some of the most ferocious jams my ears have ever heard.
More: For even more analysis and insight on this Hood, check this out.