DOWNLOADS OF THE WEEKEND:
12.7.1999 CCCC, Portland, ME < Torrent
12.7.1999 CCCC, Portland, ME < Megaupload
The return to this Phishy room, which saw blowouts in ’93 and ’95, came in the fiery run of December of 1999. Leading up to Big Cypress, the band was firing on all cylinders, building millennial groove sessions and skyscraping soundscapes nightly. This two-night stand gives a nice slice of the band’s improv at the time. The first night’s “Bathtub Gin > Simple” gets into some ambient psychedelia, while the opening “Wolfman’s” provided a series of tasty grooves. The first set “Halley’s” just may be the jam of the show, clocking in at over twenty-minutes of diverse improv.
I: Farmhouse, First Tube, NICU, Funky Bitch, Punch You in the Eye, Nellie Kane, Halley’s Comet > The Squirming Coil
II: Wolfman’s Brother, Jennifer Dances, Heavy Things, Bug, Bathtub Gin > Simple, Free, Suzie Greenberg
E: Walk Away, Rocky Top
12.8.1999 CCCC, Portland, ME < Torrent
12.8.1999 CCCC, Portland, ME < Megaupload
The second set of this second night is pure fire. Beginning with a searing rendition of “Sand” in its heyday, and a very atypical abstract “Piper” jam, the band’s creativity was at a premium on this night. Also a highlight of the show was the first set “Yamar” that went way beyond an island groove. A smoking stone in a blazing trail that was December ’99, this one carried IT from start to finish. Enjoy the long weekend folks!
I: Limb by Limb, Get Back on the Train, Down with Disease, Fast Enough For You, Ya Mar, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Run Like an Antelope
II: Sand, Dirt, Piper > Dog Faced Boy, Lizards, You Enjoy Myself > Tweezer Reprise*
E: Golgi Apparatus, Tweezer Reprise
*A cappella; emerged out of the vocal jam.
FYI: JOY DVD TRACK LISTING ——————— (from Phish.com)
1. Time Turns Elastic (16:34) – 5/31/09 Boston, MA
2. Sugar Shack (4:52) – 6/7/09 Camden, NJ
3. Joy (5:08) – 6/7/09 Camden, NJ
4. Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan (5:03) – 6/12/09 Manchester, TN
5. Alaska (7:37) – 6/12/09 Manchester, TN
6. Light (12:30) – 6/14/09 Manchester, TN
7. Ocelot (9:32) – 6/19/09 Noblesville, IN
8. Backwards Down The Number Line (7:44) – 6/19/09 Noblesville, IN
9. Kill Devil Falls (8:09) – 6/20/09 East Troy, WI
Jam of the Weekend:
“Sand” 12.13.99 Providence, RI II
Out of the many “Sands” dropped during Fall ’99, this was one of the best.
VIDEOS OF THE WEEKEND:
“Catapult > Icculus” 8.14.09 Hartford II
“David Bowie” 8.5.09 Shoreline ITags: Venues, Weekend Nuggets