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. Luther Justice Says:

    I love Drums & Tuba! Are they still going C?

  2. Chuck D Says:

    ^^ that archive show I posted is single handily responsible for turning many “standard” boulder parties into something commonly referred to as a “dance party”

  3. SillyWilly Says:

    i think i like what Im hearing of the New Deal…16 dollars sounds reasonable to me.

  4. garretc Says:

    Yeah, I’d pay 16 dollars to see them, sounds pretty dope… Silly, I get the feeling that, since you’re a lawyer and all you might not do much in the way of rolling, but that’s E music if I’ve ever heard it!

  5. Mr. Completely Says:

    no clue if D & T is still going

    doubt it since I haven’t heard the name in so long

    great drummer + guy doing fingertap shred action on two guitars at once + MIDI tuba = WTF

    sounds like a stunt but pretty dope really, at least for a set or so

    saw em open for Garaj Mahal I think

  6. Chuck D Says:

    It’s so fist pumpy, that its almost jersey shore.

  7. Robear Says:

    WTF! That didn’t sound anything like Dave Matthews!

    re: the Providence ‘Bowie’

    Easy to see why Mike chose that as one of his ‘releases’. The interaction between him, Page and Fishman is singularly and all at once, frightening, staggering and uplifting. Meanwhile, Trey sits back like the sinister conductor of a mind bending caucophany. Leading through familiar themes and dissonant territory.

    and there’s still 10 minutes to go? The vocal section from ‘Lassie to Do it NOW’ is down right spine tingling. Then the outro of all outro’s to remind you where you spent the last half hour.

  8. garretc Says:

    Well, I’m off to swim, but I’ll be back to chat w/ whoever is left here in a couple horas… For those of you who leave before my return, fare thee well, do something nice for someone!

  9. SillyWilly Says:

    yeah I hear ya, garretc…its not so much the lawyer thing as it is the general lack of funds. I usually only have enough for the ticket and the price of two bottles of trader joe’s riesling. about 25dollars for a solid night.

  10. Luther Justice Says:

    @Mr. C

    I saw D&T at Bonnaroo one year. It was different. Plus, they were on during the day when all the noodling bands were on so it was a breath of fresh air for sure.

  11. voopa Says:

    D & T’s webpage has new tour dates announced…for Summer ’07.

    Saw them on that Sno-Core tour w/Galactic & Les at the Santa Cruz Civic sometime in ’01 or ’02…crazy night…

  12. Luther Justice Says:

    Let’s jump in the Way Back Machine & go see some D&T!

  13. voopa Says:

    What is the difference between a drummer and a large pizza?
    The pizza can feed a family of four.

  14. Chuck D Says:

    smoke weed everyday.

  15. Mr. Completely Says:

    I think voopa wins the thread for today. effort plus quality

  16. Mr. Completely Says:

    D&T plus Garaj was a shreddy night for sure

    that was when Garaj was new and no one knew about Fareed with his ludicrous virtuosity and weird plastic aprons and stuff

    lots of jaws on the floor that evening

  17. voopa Says:

    Fareed put out a couple albums on Blue Note before Garaj…one was the second of their “cover series”, covering CSNY’s Deja Vu.

    The first album in that series is one of my favorites, Charlie Hunter Quartet doing Natty Dread.

    Which they had kept that series going, both albums are great.

  18. voopa Says:

    Wish, not which. Must be close to quittin’ time.

  19. Mr. Completely Says:

    Fareed’s an interesting fellow

    put some work into trying to get him and Zakir H. onstage since Kai Eckhardt plays with both (Kai is super cool btw)

    no dice tho

    Zakir is a busy fellow

  20. Mr. Completely Says:

    Hertz isn’t in Garaj anymore?


  21. joe Says:

    t-minus 5 hours till the weekend!!! (last weekend totally off for the foreseable future too, so I best make it good) I need a good time waster to get to the end of the day. only have the book of basketball to read and I’ve kind of soured on it about halfway through. haven’t been to the library in awhile.

  22. sumodie Says:

    I was wondering if peeps would try to scam the Haiti Relief show, too.

    IMO, there’s no difference b/t scamming the haiti relief sbd & any other official lp release.

    especially since a portion of all lp’s go to charity. but even if they didnt, its still the same, a scam/piracy/illegal dling/whatever you call it. & im not saying im perfect. my two cents.

  23. EL Duderino Says:

    I’m getting my first taste of a soutt east winter storm…Being from Chicago and living there for 39 1/2 years and hearing the idiocy that happens down here in Raleigh, NC. during these storms it should make for a very interesting weekend!!! 🙁

  24. joe Says:

    mr. c. – really nice work with stella blue. dead channel has it on the this day in history 1/29/87. Jerry really conveys the emotion of your words so well.

  25. EL Duderino Says:

    I’ve followed this band for 18 years now. 8/01/92 being my first show. I’ve seen 119 shows in my long history with this band. I’ve spent a ton of money on them and the merch. I don’t feel at all bad about getting my ’09 DSBD’s from Demon.

    sorry just my .02$

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