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. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Thanks Weekapaug, I appreciate it. I have 4/3/98 and 4/5/98 already, so I can grab the other two tonight off of your mediafire folder. Thanks again


    Sounds cool, I’ll have to check that out

  2. Weekapaug Says:

    grab 12-29-97 while you’re at it. You’ll thank me later

  3. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    I have 12.29.97

    I have about 30 shows from 1997, give or take. I love that shit.

    7.10.97 is out of this world

  4. Gratefulcub Says:

    Anyone have some links to any trey shows other than the first one?

  5. Stupendous Says:

    The DeaD Melts Me Everytime!!!!
    Playing in the band 73-04-02 Boston Garden SBD

  6. Weekapaug Says:

    right on. yeah, fall 97 – end of summer ’98 is my favorite. I don’t have 7-10-97. I’ll have to check it out

  7. Weekapaug Says:

    @ Gcub

    Trey Anastasio and Classic TAB
    09 February 2010
    9:30 Club
    Washington, D.C.

    Source: AKG 480/ck61 > Audio Magic Hyper Conductor XLR > Edirol R-44 (24/48)
    Location: Tapers’ section, aligned with left stack
    Transfer: R-44 > iMac. Tracked and dithered via Sound Studio, FLAC via xACT


  8. Stupendous Says:

    whos got my heady trey stream….?!

  9. Gratefulcub Says:

    Much appreciated Week

  10. Stupendous Says:


  11. garretc Says:

    No Stu, I’m thinking Peppadew doesn’t have your trey stream, even though her coy facial expression seems to indicate a withholding of knowledge!

  12. Stupendous Says:

    She wears the same beanies as trey does and i heard the other day she was sporting an out ready for a 98 kinda show 😛

  13. Weekapaug Says:

    Hey Stupendous… check this out


    ^ best Indio costumes imo. What would be funny is if these guys are black-boarders and see my photo on here!

  14. Gavinsdad Says:

    Ears still ringing from last nites show btw. Interested to hear peoples take on the recordings once they creep thru the pipe.

  15. Gratefulcub Says:

    As I mentioned last night, she’s looking around for the fatty “Wheels on the Bus” from the Raffi’s Romper Room shows from ’73 8)

    She is actually on her way to bed, and pappa peppadew is hoping to slip in a set and half of new Trey and the smallest hint of the bane before it’s time for her to eat again. The wife hasn’t slept more than 4 hours in a single stretch in 27 days. I’m taking nursing duties tonight.

  16. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Trey Anastasio and Classic TAB
    February 12, 2010
    House of Blues
    Boston, MA

    Set 1: Shine, Cayman Review, Push On Til The Day, What’s Done, The Birdwatcher, Mozambique, Night Speaks to a Woman, Alaska

  17. stitchstash Says:

    Nice, I was at two of the shows from the ten tunes featured today. 8/6/97 and 9/14/99. Both amazing shows indeed!

  18. Stupendous Says:

    smallest hints are key!
    Paug ill check those out

  19. Stupendous Says:

    Nice tube outfits! I dig

  20. Mr. Palmer Says:


    TAB setlist- Let me lie next

  21. Weekapaug Says:

    Let me Lie > I Just Want to See His Face (melt) would be epic

  22. albert walker Says:

    got that pretty things uploading now
    be up in an hour or so

    just listened to it while I was pullin it
    very cool record
    better than I reven remembered

    says it is the first concept record
    have no idea what the fuck it is about though
    some tripped out hippy shit or something

    I think beatles fans will find it interesting

  23. Weekapaug Says:

    I think I’ve heard of Pretty Things before. Or maybe I’m thinking of Pretty Lights *shrug*

  24. albert walker Says:

    Im crawling on the download right now GD

    hopefully should be spinnin it within the hour

    can’t wait to hear it

  25. Mr. Palmer Says:

    decided to give the 7.2.98 Ghost a spin since ita been all the rave of late. Phishows.com source is very good quality as well. woder if its same as miner’s archive.

    Plasma closes Trey’s set one i believe.

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