Ten Tunes For Friday

11.21.09 (W.Rogell)

Here’s another ten-pack to get you through the last day of the week. Click on any orange song title to download. Enjoy!


Down With Disease” 5.21.00 II, Radio City, NYC

The unquestionable highlight of the first Radio City show, this version provides a smoking example of early-2000 Phish. These were the first shows following Big Cypress, and were some of the most highly anticipated in the band’s history.



Piper” 12.8.99 II CCCC, Portland, ME

Throughout ’99, “Piper” transformed into a more earnest jam vehicle than its earlier incarnations. While the band took the song on many thrilling rides, this piece, from Portland, ME, provides a example of Phish swimming up a vastly different channel.



Walls > Carini” 2.14.03 II, The Forum, LA, CA

8.15.09 (K.Pusey)

After a lackluster comeback run at MSG and Hampton, this show brought Phish back into focus. This second set sequence represents the first stellar jam of the post-hiatus era, and there would be many more. Coming out like a different band than the tentative quartet who played through their much-hyped return, Phish seemed to latch onto an improvisational ethos early in this winter tour that would set their musical path of ’03. Featuring an outlandishly exploratory “Walls,” these 45 minutes are for keeps.



Tweezer” 8.6.96 II Red Rocks, CO

Taking it back Phish’s original four-night stand at Red Rocks, this monster version came as part of the classic “Curtain > Tweezer” combination. One of the unmistakable jams of the weekend, these smooth grooves build into a sublime quote of The Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood.”



Mango (jam)> Free” 9.17.00 II Merriweather, Columbia, MD

6.7.09 (D.Vann)

Drifting from “Mango’s” upbeat territory into a dark, millennial ambiance, Phish used this unlikely jam vehicle to ignite a phenomenal set-ending sequence. Gradually layering a dissonant soundscape far from reality, the band created the most menacing textures of the show. Bleeding into a hugely energetic “Free,” Phish capped this top-shelf Fall ’00 offering with gusto.



Yamar” 7.25.98 I  South Park Meadows, Austin, TX

Often overlooked in the first set, this “Yamar” transforms from an island paradise into a dark guitar narrative of lessons learned on a mythical battlefield.



Reba” 10.18.94 II Memorial Gym, Nashville, TN

1994 and “Reba” go together like peanut butter and jelly; two peas in a pod. And here’s another reason why – a vintage rendition.



Round Room” 2.15.03 I Thomas and Mack, Las Vegas, NV

12.31.09 (W.Rogell)

Experimenting with the debut of their album’s title track, Phish gave us an early taste of ’03 psychedelia. This piece provides a glimpse into the ultra-textured, ambient improv that the band embraced throughout their comeback year. If one thing was true about ’03, the band never hesitated to jump into the void on a whim, and this was one of those excursions.




7.10.97 Espace Julien, Marseilles, FR < Torrent

7.10.97 Espace Julien, Marseilles, FR < Megaupload

Europe '97 T-Shirt

This dark-horse, jam-filled reader request from goes out to Bob the Brewer in Freeport, Maine, who used to blast this XLII while delivering pizzas back in the day. If you find yourself in Freeport, stop by Gritty McDuff’s Brewpub, “Where Phish on full volume makes the beer taste that much better!”

I: Dogs Stole Things, Limb By Limb, Ginseng Sullivan, Bathtub Gin, Llama* > Wading in the Velvet Sea > Jam, Olivia’s Pool

II: 2001 > Julius > Magilla, Ya Mar > Ghost > Take Me to the River* > Jam

E: Funky Bitch**

**Members of Son Seals Band

Source: Neumann TLM-170i (hyper setting) > Sonosax SX-M2 > HHB Portadat@48k > DAT


693 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. marcoesq Says:

    That venue has perfect acoustics for sound recording

    mid-size gymnasium, real intimate. we had rusted root my sophomore year 🙁

  2. marcoesq Says:

    ^rusted root ’01 not the same as phish ’92

  3. kenny powers Says:

    Can anyone comment on the sound quality of the new 11.19.92 LP release vs. the SBD of that show that’s been circulating on etree? That one is, I believe, is a first generation cassette…so I’m thinking maybe it has more hiss and less dynamic range than the newly remastered LP release…can anyone confirm this?

  4. Marshall Says:

    @ Leo – have you never been to DC? I thought surely you had.

  5. tela'smuff Says:

    10/18/94 – my first show. am surprised that it’ has started getting as much love as it does now. this show flew under the radar for many years.

  6. mrfergie Says:

    Morning All!

    Thanks Miner for making a Friday at work bearable…

    Neemor – you’re going to be @ Shakedown tonight correct?

  7. Neemor Says:

    With bells on, fergie.
    I take it you will, too?
    I have a freebie ticket for you if you’d like to not pay to get in…

  8. marcoesq Says:

    this free is absolutely dripping

  9. Mitch Says:

    “if you’d like to not pay to get in”

    ^seems like a better option. i read that before i noticed someone on here is named mrfergie and i wondered why the hell you’d direct a comment at fergie from the BEP (black eyed peas) trying to use it like BEK.

    anyway, something of note. someone asked if we do the mike head bob. i caught myself doing it on the train yesterday morning. no room to move when you are stuck between two people. then i just caught myself doing it here at work. i’m a mike head bobber. (i bob my head like mike. dont take it there)

  10. gratefulcub Says:

    I rediscovered my real love for Phish last night.

    Debauchery cocktail + neembane. + Miami Piper>>>Ghost

    It was one of those perfectly trancendental moments that I was completely lost in my own world, to the point that the Ghost scared the ever loving shit out of me. Crazy visions dancing through my head, but all those evil characters were moving in sync with some nasty ass baselines.

  11. mrfergie Says:

    Thanks Neemor – but I also have a freebie ticket…

    Shoot me an e-mail at mrfergie80 at gmail dot com sometime today. I’ll buy you a fermented beverage of some sort tonight.

  12. gratefulcub Says:

    Then I passed out cold

  13. Mr. Palmer Says:

    @ Marco- you went to St. Mike’s, if so, when where you there?

  14. Lycanthropist Says:

    I am loving Miner’s latest development of the blog

    Ten Tune Friday is the shit!

  15. Mitch Says:

    i just think the sound on this recording is way more cozy. does that make sense? and since its sbd it shouldnt matter the size of the room.

    i havent listened to shows from this era in a good while and its reminding me of why i loved soundboards so much when i was younger. as technology got better, auds did too and they sound great now. but back in the day i thought sbds were the best and i still listen to sbds today over auds because of that. now im reminded why i became a sbd whore. i’m guessing these were just mastered better.

  16. albert walker Says:

    Love the 10 jams of the day

    Great to hear the subtle differences from era to era in a row like that

    Can’t get enough of the 94 Reba’s

    The recent old school jams Miner has been posting has gotten me on a serious 93-96 listening kick and I have been damn amazed at how hot they were back in the day

    Futures look strong
    Dead cat bounce as they call it
    Technicals have broken down and everyone is selling even strong earnings
    A lower finish today would be ugly.

    Greece implosion, China interest rate raising, housing market pullback, and war on financials continues to take its toll

  17. Mitch Says:

    and if were gonna make rules like “dont miss a sunday show” then we’re soon gonna have to say “just dont miss a show” there are so many rules to the variables at this point. dont miss an out of the way show or a sleeper show, etc, etc.

    new rule: “dont miss a show”

    wish i could actually do that.

  18. Mitch Says:

    question: was listening to 7.17.03 or 7.15.03 the other night. i forget which song but if you know the answer you prob wont need to know anyway. trey says whoever calls the mike hotline with the name of the tune he just teased they’d get a prize. anyone know what he teased?

  19. Leo Weaver Says:

    @marshall…nope, never been to DC…a crime I know!

    @cub…you were on fire last night. Sounds like you brewed up a perfect combination of buzz. And nice use of the pretentious period!

  20. Marshall Says:

    Interesting Phish Phactoid:

    Top 13 Phish Covers (in reverse order according to # of times played):

    13. Loving Cup (89)
    12. Love You (96)
    11. Take the A Train (107)
    10. Amazing Grace (111)
    9. Fire (122)
    8. Funky Bitch (144)
    7. 2001 (aka ASZ) (155)
    6. Sweet Adeline (170)
    5. Good Times Bad Times (178)
    4. Rocky Top (181)
    3. Ya Mar (188)
    2. Uncle Pen (195)
    1. Hold Your Head Up (more than 200 times – hard to count correctly)

  21. marcoesq Says:


    I was there from ’99-spring ’02

  22. HarryHood Says:

    Got my ticket order shipping confirmation for the HOB show this morning. Date is circled and hotel is booked…… Can’t wait! Sumodie, glad to see your name on the list for that show. Didn’t see your name in the original discussions.

  23. marcoesq Says:

    true enough, mitch. “never miss a show”

    good to hear, cub!

  24. HarryHood Says:

    With the concoction that Grateful was brewing last night, I’m amazed that he could sit up let alone type. llfa

  25. Brimley Says:

    Mitch- I believe that was at Alpine..?
    Miner- That ’99 Piper has always been my favorite..Thanks!

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