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. Gavinsdad Says:

    AW – I’m only asking this as you mentioned your steez along the way but what’s your go-to paper and roll of choice?

    You pure or euro?
    Cone or gorilla finger?
    filter or no?
    Grinder sciss or manual?

    I’m a straight up no tabac no euro dead tour “fatty” man myself. Use my hands or a sciss if it’s around. No filter. And I’m strictly club cabaret paper.

    I also mentioned that I’ve been known to hit a blizz too but that when skaters are providing the entertainment. All the old Philly skaters smoke blunts.

    All my gd/phish friend smoke joints.

  2. Mr.Miner Says:

    elements or raws or clubs, w/ filter please. No cone.

  3. albert walker Says:

    go clubs man myself

    these new school kids rock these elements
    and I actually dig them

    they are rice with a real light sugar gum
    if you have not seen them check em out

    that tobacco mix shit makes me want to beat people up
    hate that shit
    never smoke cigs
    for me blunts are just a waste
    for the same reason
    why hide a sweet taste with something so heavy

    and I could live without my grinder
    mans best friend

  4. Gavinsdad Says:

    Gotta learn that filter thing this week. They really add to the exp. Can’t believe I’ve gone without it. My one friend rolls with tips. Most others I know use the cardboard from the papers package.

  5. albert walker Says:

    beat me to it Miner

    Miner’s seen
    I got no skills

    just try to get the job done

    no inside out one handed shits over here

  6. albert walker Says:

    I use the paper packages
    hard to get to get through without using it up though

    I do go filters usually

  7. Gavinsdad Says:

    Friend yesterday had this nice Wooden grinder from Amsterdam with the thin metal prongs inside. My local shop has the metal ones. Gotta grab one. I’ll check for the elements but man I always dug the gumless nature of the clubs.

  8. 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, Let Me Lie, Plasma, Tuesday

  9. albert walker Says:

    the gum is REAL light
    the sugar just carmalizes when it burns
    cant tell at all

  10. albert walker Says:

    I have a space case titanium
    just dont get the aluminum ones
    dont want those shavings

  11. albert walker Says:

    hypothetically speaking of course

  12. Gavinsdad Says:

    Of course

  13. Mr. Palmer Says:

    you kids today, with your i-phones, dvd things, and fancy smoking devices.

  14. Weekapaug Says:

    Olympic opening ceremony in 15min if anyone is interested.

  15. Gavinsdad Says:

    It’s been on for almost 2 hrs over here Week! Where you at?

  16. Gavinsdad Says:

    Sumodie setbreak check-in in 10, 9, 8…..

  17. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    I just watched about 20mins of that Winter Olympics Ceremony


  18. Stupendous Says:

    the more & more I think of it an iPad might be cool to haul around the house
    without missing out on miner’s party…

  19. Gratefulcub Says:

    How’s that Ghost Mr. Palmer?

  20. albert walker Says:

    and anyone else for that matter

    I’ll be puttin up that dillinger CB200 tonight also

  21. albert walker Says:

    philly is crawlin

    20 minutes left though
    shit took about 4 hours

    finally have something fresh to listen to tonight

  22. Weekapaug Says:

    I’m on the West (best) Coast

  23. Mr. Completely Says:

    torrents are always slow right at the start, when you are in the first wave of pulls, there are 50 of you pulling from just the one original seeder

    then as more peeps get complete the speed improves real quick



    fo reals?

    y’all are a bunch of pussies.

    just kidding.

    sort of.

  24. Mr. Completely Says:

    and I’m with albert on one thing for sure

    mixing ganja with tobacco should be grounds for summary execution on the spot

    ridiculous eurotrash nonsense

    cracka please

  25. Mr. Completely Says:

    here’s how you roll a joint

    you go buy some fucking papers

    what kind doesn’t matter

    you take some dried up weed from the bottom of your jar

    you clean it and crush it with your fingers

    you roll a fucking hooter and you smoke it

    repeat as necessary

    the end

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