A Post-Hiatus Playlist

7.10.03 (A.Markarian)

Out of the many great Phish jams during the post-hiatus era, here are a couple of top-shelf selections.


A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing” 6.19.04 II SPAC

Evoking the feel of Pink Floyd’s psy-rock, this piece of improv is among my favorite regardless of era. A truly masterful excursion, this song needs to find itself back into rotation come summer.



Scents and Subtle Sounds” 7.30.03 I Camden

Arguably the most impressive version ever played – it would certainly get my vote – this “Scents” highlighted the first set in one of the band’s most impressive post-hiatus’ outing.



7-15-03 - USANA Amphitheatre

7-15-03 - USANA Amphitheatre

Mr. Completely > Low Rider” 7.15.03 II West Valley, Utah

In one of ’03s out-of-the-way and undersold shows, Phish debuted Trey’s longtime TAB classic, “Mr. Completely,” and with it came a furious half-hour of non-stop groove.



Twist” 6.20.04 II SPAC

Another interstellar jam from Phish’s last stand.



Seven Below” 7.13.03 II The Gorge

One of the first psychedelic masterpieces of the summer and  legitimate tour highlight when all was said and done.



7.25.03 - Charlotte, NC (Alex)

Harry Hood” 7.25.03 II Charlotte, NC

A ground-breaking jam for “Harry Hood” illustrating the band’s exploratory spirit that underlines these years. A piece that once you hear you will never forget.




9.18.99 Coors Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA < Torrent

9.18.99 Coors Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA < Megaupload

An outdoor affair that started in the dark amidst the Southern California desert; this standout show goes out via reader request to Christine!

I: Tweezer > Roses Are Free > Wilson, Maze, Brian and Robert, Tube, Rocky Top

II: Boogie On Reggae Woman, Meatstick, Free, Bouncing Around the Room, Harry Hood, Frankenstein, Cavern

E: Contact, Tweezer Reprise

Source: Schoeps cmc6/mk4v > Apogee AD-1000 @ 48k

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776 Responses to “A Post-Hiatus Playlist”

  1. albert walker Says:

    could not get to allstate
    had to finish my Island show

    1st set was decent
    Weekapaug being the highlight

    just finishing the Roses Jam
    def held up to the hype
    very cool original jam with multiple grooves and peaks
    great stuff

  2. pagesidehighschool Says:

    There’s only one place in summit county I would go back to just for food, Quincy’s Steakhouse in Leadville. Can’t beat their menu, cause all the sell is steak!

  3. neemor Says:

    “can’t fuck with Sally’s bacon pizza. straight up.”

    Miner speaks the truth yet again.
    However, Miner, next time in CT, look up Roseland in Derby.
    You must trust me on this. It’s where New Haven Apizza got its start.

  4. neemor Says:

    @neemor: maybe the upcoming neemtour should hit all the new haven ‘za joints & do a blkbrd report. post TAB we’ll swing by Lou’s & bring our own ketchup.

    I see nothing at all wrong with this idea.

    Someone mentioned the New Haven White Clam before. Came from Roseland. Derby CT. Connecticut’s Smallest Town. llfa

  5. garretc Says:

    I’m really glad I realized after a few posts that you guys weren’t talking about San Francisco when saying “Frisco”, cause that bugs the hell out of me when people do that!

  6. Marshall Says:

    12/30/09. What a night! I keep spinning it back and it doesn’t let me down.

  7. neemor Says:

    “They have a burger joint here called ‘Burger Me’ with a specialty burger called the ‘Krispy Kreme Me’. You guessed it- instead of a bun there is a glazed donut to serve as the vessel for your burger. Way worse than it sounds. Definitely no Maple Bacon Bar.”

    I made one of these with a Krispy Kreme original glazed and a Bacon Double Cheeseburger.
    It was the best thing I’ve ever eaten.
    Possibly a stop on neemor tour.

  8. neemor Says:

    Wait…they got off the island?
    Wait…the fat guy is still fat after being marooned on an island?
    Wait….there’s a fucking polar bear??


    American Idol is on.

  9. Mr.Miner Says:

    aw – you are listening to my favorite phish jam evs….

  10. Weekapaug Says:

    wait… we have a Burger Me in my town too. I wonder if it’s a chain?

  11. neemor Says:

    Most unpopular post of the evening:

    Tori Kelly is your next American Idol.
    16 years old.
    (I’m getting old.)
    Simon: “You’re like a human orange.”

    Oh, and Victoria Beckham is pretty.

    I’m going to go download TTE until my hard drive is full.

  12. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    that was pretty funny though, neemor. and she did look like an orange.

  13. Mr. Palmer Says:

    So i’ve given Lost a 40 minute head start on the DVR. That should be enough time to avoid all commercials.

  14. HarryHood Says:

    Are you guys still talking about pizza???? I think everyone has been indulging in the Neemsbane this afternoon.

  15. albert walker Says:

    I dug it man
    very nice

    when they blew it up big in 98
    they went big

    love how every time Trey starts to noodle or solo he just goes back into a rhythm or percussive strumming thing

    keep finding those sick little grooves with nobody playing over the top

  16. neemor Says:

    Maybe I’m the only clown who’s never seen this but, classic.

    Mike: “I’d also like to say that ‘Axilla’ is our drummers favorite song.”

  17. neemor Says:


  18. BrandonKayda Says:

    The 2000.07.11 Deer Creek show is great

    “Chalkdust Torture Prelude Reprise”

  19. neemor Says:

    Dixieland Jazz: Music of the Gay Nineties.
    Music without Meter.
    Whose time has come.

  20. neemor Says:

    Fish with the classic ‘Glide’ tee shirt.
    Who can’t sing and play at the same time.

    This shit has me rolling.
    I love Phish in 1994.

  21. neemor Says:

    “It’s doubly tough for the bass player because you have to double syncopate between the finger.
    Weaving patterns interamongst….”

  22. HarryHood Says:

    “I’ve gained a roll on this tour that has affected my singing more than my other role”

    ^ Priceless

  23. Henry Says:

    Neemor, I love that video, its hilarious.

  24. HarryHood Says:

    If I was someone trying to seriously interview these guys back in the day, I would have thought they were a bunch of dicks. Except Mike.

  25. neemor Says:

    Full of gems.
    Trey: “Then Fish added a mindless drum beat in afterwards so that fans can snap their fingers and dance along to this weird music.”

    Fish: “Someone had to be mindless in this band.”

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