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!


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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.”



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.




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


1,003 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. Selector J Says:

    ^oh than Scratch (perry) that, too.

  2. Henry Says:

    Listened to the DotD show earlier this week, its a great show.

  3. Kenny Powers Says:

    Yeah SJ, my email had a cod of “welcome-2010”.

  4. Kenny Powers Says:

    code. not cod piece.

  5. Foul_Domain Says:

    Time to load up on some bane and take the pooch for a walk.

    Hope you all have a magnificent day.

    @ Neemor – Pick you up at 8 tonight?

  6. Selector J Says:

    “code. not cod piece.”

    Roger, that.

  7. neemor Says:

    This -7 is raunchy as hell, taboot.
    Miner must’ve been up late last night with his ‘Mad Scientist’ gear on.
    Complete with clipboard, lab coat and those funny glasses with the nose and mustache.

  8. neemor Says:

    As usual, Foul.
    Just beep.

  9. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    so who wants to go camp out at Great Woods with me tonight after the HOB show tonight so that we can get sweet tickets for Jimmy Buffett? Nobody? Whatever.

  10. Kenny Powers Says:

    man, i am jealous of y’all and your bane. wouldn’t even know where to find it these days. my few friends that partake on the reg I talk to infequently enough that i’d feel rude being like “hey man nice to talk to you, got any bane? Alright see you in a couple months!”

  11. fat bastard Says:

    aka jack bauer….are you a double agent?

  12. albert walker Says:


    Phish is back touring
    time to rejoin the dark side

  13. Marshall Says:

    Don’t worry KP. I’m unbaned 99.9% of the time too. But I love reading about it.

  14. verno329 Says:

    What great choices for the Ten Tunes for Friday! The Boise show is great, also my favorite Black Eyed Katy, the Tweezer from 12/2/95, the crazy Split from Deer Creek and an absolutely mindblowing Bowie that features Fish on vacuum for a bit. Great selections!

    First person to ask for it will get a free dvd copy of the second set of 12/2/95 that features this Tweezer. Decent audience video. I’ve got the second set of 9/14/99 too, though its the ultra cheese version and I haven’t watched it recently.

  15. Marshall Says:


  16. mrfergie Says:

    KP – ifeel your pain on the lack of bane – 5 years ago, all over it, 3 years ago started backing off, now I know people imbibe, but don’t see them often enough to be comfortable asking for an introduction to their connecttion…

  17. willowed Says:

    No, I’m just schizophrenic

  18. verno329 Says:

    @Marshall heheh, nicely done. email me an address and i’ll get you a copy out on mon.

    chris dot vernarsky at gmail dot com

  19. willowed Says:

    No worries KP and Marshall.
    I don’t do the bane anymore either. Back in college I was a straight up baneaholic.
    Once I (my wife) popped out a few kids I stared gettng panic attacks when I smoked.
    Had to step away.
    I miss her though. Every once and a while I will dabble, but very rare.

  20. Marshall Says:

    Me and the bane hung out from sophomore year of HS to jr year of college, then broke up. After that, we’d just hook up every once in a while for old times sake.

  21. BeantownBoy Says:

    Good Morning,

    Just another reason to be happy it’s Friday, tonight is Trey at HOB in T-minus 12 hours.

    Five o’clock can’t come fast enough. Plus, I spun TAB’s C-ville show for my girlfriend, last night, and now she’s excited for tonight as well. Looking forward to the pre-show meetup with everyone.

  22. neemor Says:

    Anyone looking for ‘Open Jamming’, look no further than this -7.
    First time hearing this one, brilliant from all points.

  23. albert walker Says:

    I’ll have to relisten to this 7-below
    remember leaving this show kind of bored
    really only dug the jibboo

    spun that night and trying to kick at the time
    could have been in a weird head pace

  24. HarryHood Says:

    @ Type III/Beantown/Nono/Sumodie

    See you guys at Lansdowne Pub around 6. I’ll text when I get there. Hitting the road in T minus 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…….. YEA!!!!!!

  25. HarryHood Says:


    Tonight, Boston, Lansdowne Pub, 6pm. Be there man. I’m sure you can dig up an extra somewhere. I mean c’mon, look at the crew that’s gonna be there! Do you really want to miss this? I think not.

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