Ten Tunes For Friday

6.18.09 (M.Stein)

Another Friday means another ten jams to cap the week. The orange song titles are download links. Enjoy!

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Reba” 6.19.95 I

After posting this show earlier this week, readers have been raving about this first set “Reba.” A gem of Phish’s first performance at Deer Creek, this dynamic, multi-peaking version often goes overlooked in favor of the second set. Trey straight annihilates this piece, working in close conjunction with Mike. Check it out – it’s a great way to kick off Friday.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/ph1995-06-19d1t06.mp3]

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Seven Below” 2.20.03 II

Phish took liberty in Chicago on their first tour back from hiatus, playing three of their best jams of the run up to that point all in one night. After a scinitillanting first set “Jibboo”and a dark, dissonant trek through “Tweezer,” the band played the first stellar version of “Seven Below” late in the second set. Moving through multiple mini-jams, this piece winds it way through many series of grooves into an alluring piece of improv.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/2-04-Seven-Below.mp3]

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Tweezer” 12.2.95 II

7.31.09 (W.Rogell)

Expecting a groove session? Think again. This “Tweezer” is one for the ages, but not for its thick, gooey textures. When listening to this jam, the term “balls to the wall” has never seemed more appropriate. For this blistering musical jaunt, make sure to buckle your seat belt before digging into this one.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/ph1995-12-02d2t05.mp3]

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Black-Eyed Katy” 11.23.97 I

Ahhh, good ol’ Fall ’97 – when “The Moma Dance” wasn’t even a thought in the band’s mind. Starting in Vegas’ tour opener, Phish broke out this instrumental crack that kept the community fiending for funk all tour long. Though many versions of “Black-Eyed Katy” brought the molasses, this one from Winston-Salem is my personal favorite.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/ph97-11-23d1t03.mp3]

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AC/DC Bag > Gumbo” 9.14.99 II

10.30.09 (W.Rogell)

In honor of all the “classics” I have featured this week, here is one more, non-negotiable, jam for the annals of Phish history. In a undersold gym in Boise, Phish broke out both “AC/DC Bag” and “Gumbo” for the first time in Fall ’99, creating an immortal combination. Between the transcendent, soul-tugging playing of “Bag” and the dinosaur funk in “Gumbo,” anyone who drove straight to Shoreline from The Gorge have been kicking themselves for years. Another one bites the dust; this is epic Phish.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/ph99-09-14d2t03.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/ph99-09-14d2t04.mp3]

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Harry Hood” 7.31.03 II

Following the lead of Charlotte’s 30-minute version a week earlier, Phish once again went huge on “Harry Hood” in Camden’s final show before IT. Taking the divine build out to realms uncharted, the band’s willingness to take any song anywhere became wholly evident by the end of summer ’03. Always overshadowed by Charlotte’s groundbreaking rendition, this “Hood” has plenty of its own to offer.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/16-Harry-Hood.mp3]

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Ghost” 8.6.97 II

Hampton '09 (A.Kuroda)

This version came smack in the middle of the funk revolution of summer ’97. Following an extended commute from The Gorge to St. Louis, Phish threw down some smoking jams in The Gateway to West. This extended “Ghost” comes in a long line of highlights from this evening, a night which has always been a dark-horse considering the magnitude of the surrounding shows. This “Ghost” represents the definitive sound of summer ’97 – raw, unpasteurized, cow funk.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/ph97-08-06d3t01.mp3]

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Split Open and Melt” 8.10.97 I

One of the most unique “Splits” ever played provides our second piece of Deer Creek history this Friday. Creating an avant-garde musical mixture in the first set,Phish donned their sorcerer’s cloaks, sculpting a piece of improv that will leave your brain drooling. Additionally, this version has long been hailed for its nod to Hendrix’s “Third Stone From the Sun.”

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/ph1997-08-10d2t01.mp3]

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David Bowie” 11.26.94 II

12.29.09 (W.Rogell)

Everyone knows the exhaltation of A Live One’s “Slave,” but few realize the demonic journey that led to such heights. Arguably, the most insane of all the colossal “Bowies” during Fall ’94, this jam defines an improvisational era in Phish history; a true psychedelic beast.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/ph1994-11-26d2t02.mp3]

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DOWNLOAD OF THE DAY:

6.30.00 The Meadows, Hartford, CT < Torrent

6.30.00 The Meadows, Hartford, CT < Megaupload

The first of two nights in Hartford during the summer of 2000, this show boasts two strong sets highlighted by a under-the-radar first set “Tweezer,” and a second set combo of “Halley’s > Mango > Twist.” This long awaited reader request goes out to Jon “Willowed” Bailey, aka Jack Bauer.

I: Ha Ha Ha > AC/DC Bag, Tweezer > Runaway Jim, Sneakin’ Sally through the Alley, Ginseng Sullivan, Guyute, Golgi Apparatus, Tweezer Reprise, Possum

II: Halley’s Comet > The Mango Song > Twist, The Inlaw Josie Wales, Back on the Train, Makisupa Policeman, Farmhouse, Sleeping Monkey, David Bowie

E: Cavern

Source: Neumann ak40s > Neumann lc-3 active cables > Neumann km100s > Audio Magic Presto II XLRs > Apogee AD-1000

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  1. garretc Says:

    Yeah, definitely a great call putting that Reba up there! I was slamming that deer creek show yesterday morning and it was very inconvenient spending the rest of the day with a melted face! I’m sure most of you are very much familiar with the show, but still: besides Reba, theAntelope was THIS close to geting me to sprint to class, and Bowie had a solid 4 “what the hell song is this?!?” moments, and at least twice as many “holy shit I can’t believe this is still Bowie!!” moment after I’d permanently seeded the realization in my mind that “yes, it apparently is still David Bowie…”

  2. d-bone Says:

    Sometimes the pyschic universe is a bit frightening.

    On the way to work this morning, I was thinking about the BoogieLope (or whatever we’re calling it) from New Years. Then I was thinking about other stellar examples of songs merging and melding together. Then I was thinking about the ‘Tweevern’ encore from 6.30.00. Then I was thinking that it would be cool to see that show up on Miner’s dotd or somewhere on his blog. Then I got to work and read this morning’s post and saw none other than 6.30.00 as the dotd. Then I wondered if my mush of grey matter can possibly be plugged into some pyschic ether bigger than I can imagine. Or maybe it was just coincidence. Regardless, that Cavern is something special. Unfortunately an oddly placed Moby Dick call out kind of throws things off (IMO) but its all good because it just foreshadows the Moby Dick show a couple days later in the cornfields.

  3. Dbone Says:

    Sometimes the pyschic universe is a bit frightening.

    On the way to work this morning, I was thinking about the BoogieLope (or whatever we’re calling it) from New Years. Then I was thinking about other stellar examples of songs merging and melding together. Then I was thinking about the ‘Tweevern’ encore from 6.30.00. Then I was thinking that it would be cool to see that show up on Miner’s dotd or somewhere on his blog. Then I got to work and read this morning’s post and saw none other than 6.30.00 as the dotd. Then I wondered if my mush of grey matter can possibly be plugged into some pyschic ether bigger than I can imagine. Or maybe it was just coincidence. Regardless, that Cavern is something special. Unfortunately an oddly placed Moby Dick call out kind of throws things off (IMO) but its all good because it just foreshadows the Moby Dick show a couple days later in the cornfields.

  4. Dbone Says:

    sorry, if i double posted or confused you, miner, I couldn’t remember my name.

  5. neemor Says:

    Ah, 6.30.00. Part of a Hartford stand Jersey sandwich that melted more faces than the chimney fires throughout America when the temperature first dips to seven below.
    The first set Tweezer>Prise spun Hartford lengthwise in some way or another and our good friend Halley’s Mango Twist kicked off a second set for the ages. This show created the legend of the Meadows and this legend was appended this past year when the boys came ‘home’ to Connecticut.
    The opening notes of Halley’s are three of what I consider the most psychedelic ever played by this band or any other.
    Thank you willowed for your ‘sticktoitiveness’ and thank you as always Miner, for having your finger on the pulse.
    Download this show, at all costs.

    Saying that, the kick to the shins that is the Camden Hood, which I took the liberty of missing due to the self-inflicted vibes swirling in my head that weekend will always remain to me one of the hard-learned lessons of Phish tour.
    Never leave a show early.
    Good thing someone squashed the ‘Record’ button for posterity’s sake so I can relive the lesson and remind myself to stay out of the way when Phish is at the wheel.

    Morning all, happy Friday and happy TAB dates for those of us lucky to have the band trapesing through our backyards!

  6. Willowed Says:

    You freakin’ kick ass Miner. Thanks for the show! That three song opener is a definite treat.
    The AC/DC is not your average one. It’s a real tight one!
    Thanks again Miner

  7. neemor Says:

    One more day to go, willowed.

  8. Luther Justice Says:

    Thank you Mr. Miner! The DC Split is one of the best versions I ever got at a show. It’s been one of my fav Phish songs ever since!

  9. Willowed Says:

    You got that right. Excitement level…..rising

  10. Selector J Says:

    Boise Bag o’ Fun here I come!

    Miner, I’m huge on these ‘Ten Tunes For Friday.’ I love checking out these two big handfuls of famous and not-so-famous gems every week to get the Friday off and rolling.

    Just hit play… Man, i freaking love the future.

  11. Al Says:

    Thanks Miner! Yeah. REBA and that Boise ACDC BAG are on my BEST EVER compilation.

  12. Foul_Domain Says:

    Morning all!

    As always, thanks for the tunes Mr. Miner

    I remember downloading an mp3 file for the 1st time many years ago. I started the download before school started and it was almost finished when I got home. All day to transfer 5 MB….boy have times changed!

  13. gavinsdad Says:

    i will be shocked if people aren’t picking their faces up off the floor tonite and tomorrow nite at TAB. i had to find my brother-in-laws face a few times last nite and give it back to him (his first TAB show…we were prob only 10 ppl back from the stage “page side”). such a good time last nite.

    miner – thanks for the picks as always…i know what i’ll be up to today. (trying to regain my hearing as well).

  14. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    great Ten Pack for Friday. Hopefully these will help me stay a little focused as I start geeking out in anticipation of TAB HOB tonight. I’ve really been digging the selections lately, especially with a lot of the focus being on 94-95. Such an amazing time for the band and we phans. we definitely didn’t know then where we’d be now.

  15. Foul_Domain Says:

    Hartford ’09 DWD….

    Is it just me, or does this DWD jam turn into a full-on Reba jam? I have never heard them do this before, and am wondering if it was intentional or if the band just fell into it….

  16. Foul_Domain Says:

    BTW, this 6.19.95 Reba is absolutely phenomenal

  17. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    glad to hear they ripped last night, G Dad. I have some great memories from the Electric Factory mainly from back in the mid 90s. I can just picture TAB destroying the place

  18. Willowed Says:

    R.I.P. Walter Frederick Morrison inventor of the frisbee.
    You got me thru my 4 years of college.
    Nothing better than an afternoon with the bane and a toss of the disc on the quad!
    What an invention!!

  19. Foul_Domain Says:

    Ah, yes. The frisbee. Also a great platform for rolling up the bane. Gotta love a good mulit-tool.

  20. Willowed Says:

    ps Walter.
    My Ultimate Team went undefeated 3 years running @ Quinnipiac. You would have been proud!

  21. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    @willowed
    another great inventor leaves our midst. I love the original names he had for it: Whirlo-Way and then Pluto Platter before Wham-O renamed it the Frisbee after the Frisbie Pie Company

    pretty interesting history actually:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frisbee

    a pic of the man himself:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d1/Walter_Frederick_Morrison.jpg/180px-Walter_Frederick_Morrison.jpg

  22. dropherguard Says:

    6/30/00 was my first show 🙂 I had Junta for about 5 years before but were never into them more than that until that show. Really hoping for a Hartford show in June for my 10 year anniversary although last years Hartford show was the best experience I’ve ever had at a Phish show (festivals not included).

  23. Foul_Domain Says:

    hhmm. Theres something odd about that picture…

    Was Walter also the inventor of the space suit?

  24. Gavinsdad Says:

    @type 3: what was most refreshing to see was a very happy, confident and relaxed Trey. Really nice to see him in such a good headspace.

  25. Marshall Says:

    BB discussion changes time signatures as quickly as early Phish songs.

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