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Cold as Ice

Cold as Ice has not been seen in 1158 Phish shows.
It was last played: 1992-05-18.
It was played at 2.65% of live shows.
It has been performed live 47 time(s).

Music/Lyrics: Lou Gramm, Mick Jones

Original Artist: Foreigner

Original Album: Foreigner (1977)

Vocals: Instrumental

Debut: 1992-03-07

Historian: Phillip Zerbo (pzerbo)


This ubiquitous Foreigner tune emerged during the spring ‘92 tour as Fishman’s theme, supplanting for a time the tried-and-true “Hold Your Head Up.” Like “HYHU” (and for a short time “Let’s Go”), “Cold As Ice” was performed instrumentally as an intro and outro for Fishman’s usual song and dance. Also like “Hold Your Head Up,” it was used as yet another excuse to piss off Fishman. Fishman has good taste in music and, face it: this song sucks. Be sure to check out 3/7/92 (around “Rosie”), 3/11/92 (“Baby Lemonade”), 4/16/92 (“Terrapin”), or 4/21/92 (encompassing “Catapult,” “HYHU,” and an instrument-switching “Lively Up Yourself”). 



Watch Cold as Ice on YouTube Phish, "Cold As Ice” > “Love You” > “Cold As Ice” – 3/31/92 St. Louis, MO



For whatever reason, the band has decided to spare Fishman this indignity after the song’s final appearance to date on 5/18/92, choosing instead to rely on “HYHU” to bring in The Hairy Beast Man.


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