Ten Tunes For Friday

Hampton '09 (J.Volkhausen)

And the weeks continue to peel off the calendar, moving ever closer to the beginning of June. Telluride is all but confirmed, and a full tour should be announced in a couple of weeks. But until then, here we are on Friday again, and here are another ten jams to move the day along just a little bit quicker; a short cut to the weekend. All the selections can be downloaded using the orange song titles, per usual. Enjoy the tunes!


Antelope” 8.28.93 II

Kicking off this Friday is a fierce piece of improv from the band’s last show of Summer ’93 at Berkley’s Greek Theatre. Phish played six out of seven months between February and August, taking only June off, and you can hear the results in the communication during this mind-numbing “Antelope.” Typifying the peak month of August, Phish took this jam to several dynamic places before setting the gearshift for anywhere.



Timber > David Bowie” 7.26.97 II

12.2.09 (W.Rogell)

This extended trip into the dark side opened up the second set at South Park Meadows, the now defunct venue in Austin, Texas. Both Dallas and Austin this summer featured Bob Gullotti on a second drum set, as he sat in with the band for four straight sets. This is the fourth of these sets, and perhaps the most impressive segment from both nights.



Tweezer” 4.21.92 II

This personal favorite took place at a Fairgrounds in Eureka, CA, and catches the band on one of their earliest stretches of truly sublime music out west in the spring of ’92. In this “Tweezer” Phish fuses rhythm and melody in a soaring groove that is truly ahead of its time. Check out one of the greatest gems from the band’s west coast swing of lore.



Reba” 8.16.93 I

12.4.09 (W.Rogell)

Another multi-part journey, this “Reba” bears no resemblance to the song’s usual contour. Moving as far from usual territory as possible, Phish morphs from an eerie canvas into a somewhat more conventional feel, but this adventure never stops, as Phish annihilates this jam like few other “Rebas”in history. And it’s the fourth song of the show. (Bear with the less than ideal recording, trust me, its worth it.)



Runaway Jim > Free”  Oswego 7.18.99 II

With a airplane runway doubling as an over-sized dance floor, Phish took this “Runaway Jim” into the realm of funk, turning the afternoon jam into an overtly playful piece. Eventually segueing into “Free,” the festival-sized grooves continued to flow all day long.



Drowned” 12.3.97 I

12.29.09 (W.Rogell)

On this night, Phish gave “Drowned” the Fall ’97 treatment. Funking up this version at the onset of The Spectrums’ second night, the band prepped the crowd for two sets of non-stop dance music. This is another piece that drifts far from charted territory.



Wolfman’s Brother” 8.6.98 II

This multi-faceted version opened Lakewood ’98, moving from classic Summer ’98 grooves into a more intricate mid-section, and then an ambient outro. This standout version flies way under the radar with so much shining from Phish’s beloved summer tour.



YEM” 7.19.03 II

12.29.09 (W.Rogell)

This stellar “YEM” ended Phish’s two-night, post-hiatus return to Alpine Valley. Within this excursion, the band engages in some thematic jamming that stands up as one of the era’s defining versions of their classic.

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1,038 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. neemor Says:


  2. gavinsdad Says:

    please mark this particular post date in your calendar. the day this board went the fuck off.

    jdub, cal, people. you are next level.

    let’s dance. choose the show.

  3. gavinsdad Says:

    neemor i did want you to catch up on the past 5 or so pages. bigness.

  4. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:


  5. gavinsdad Says:

    this yem is a ripper too Stup.

  6. neemor Says:

    The naked thing runs in the family, huh?

    Kung Fu just ripped off my head and handed it to me, smiling.
    You guys need to see this shit.
    Todd Stoops (RAQ Keys) destroyed an innocent bar in New Haven.

    Overload. Complete overload right now.
    Imagine me, speechless, if you will….

  7. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    love that vocal jam so peaceful
    im on the scond night now
    that gin was great too! and the timber not to mention my fav birds!
    time machine take me back to 99!

  8. neemor Says:

    I will catch up on the last six pages, starting now.
    Good, I needed something to do.

  9. voopa Says:

    THIS is the current active 9/11/99 torrent:


    Mr. C, thanks…I’d love to compare against what’s available and maybe get a new source out there!

  10. cal Says:

    It has really been a fantastic evening here on the BB with y’all…Thanks for all the kind words and eyes. Eyes droopy. G’night.

  11. gavinsdad Says:

    Stup: check out this snippet from my phish.net review 7/20/99 of Oswego where i give the BOAF it’s props…my only previous review ever..11 years ago…whoa:

    “Basically I just think that all of these years of going to shows has paid
    off handsomely. Just like any other scene, there are people you see again and again and again in some fashion at the shows. They are your peers but I never get to say hello to them because I dont see so many consecutiveshows then It’s back to NYC and work for me and then maybe I see some people at the next set of shows. It all adds up. The BLUE ASTROTURF provided me with a chance to dance and revel in the twilight with probably every single freak and friend and dancing aquaintence that I have seen and met over the past 9 years. Young and old, we were in the house. I am 29 and my back is killing as I write this. Killing me. I almost snapped myself in half during the BOAF and that was just the start. The daylight set was just phenomenal, I am a sound junkie not a sight junkie and the speakers were delivering the goods times 10.

  12. neemor Says:

    “I have had a very amazing experience here one night where I was dosed and on my own, but came here and really wasn’t. That was an amazing night for me.”
    Oh shit, I remember that night!

    “any friends or wives doubts or uncertainties are cured or erased
    as they meet you folks in person”
    Does she know I’m staying with you guys in Colorado yet? 🙂

  13. neemor Says:

    You then reminds me of me now.

  14. neemor Says:

    “Mr.C. just confirmed. My best friend here in SF is basically best friends with derek. I know him, didn’t know his last name. As ssoon as I just saw that, I KNEW it had to be him.”


  15. neemor Says:

    “And I confess sometimes I find myself talking like neemor, which is strange.
    Just kidding.
    Sort of.”


  16. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    Good night yall
    See ya on monday morning if not before

  17. neemor Says:

    I see, I get here and the place clears out, huh?
    Wise guys….

    Cheers, Miner.

  18. Mr.Miner Says:

    neems – still in the house

  19. jdub Says:

    My phone died and I didn’t have access to a computer, sorry about dropping off.

    Mr. C, Julius was ringing in my mind as I divided my last post, funny you should mention.

    Neemor, yes, nakedness seems to run in my family. to make clear, neemor shows up at my house to pick me up for the Oakdale TAB show and before I could get to the door my naked son runs to open the door for Neemor laughing and in hysterics, classic moment and I’m stoked that is how you met my pham.

    Miner, you rock dude, CT as lame as it seemed to me growing up has some juju that people and myself don’t understand completely.

  20. Mr.Miner Says:

    growing up in CT def seemed lame…I think it was…we made the best of it though, had a blast..of course 🙂

  21. gratefulphisherman Says:

    Hello everyone,

    Today is a very special day for me and reading about 15 pages of LOVE was a perfect way to cap it off!!! 18 years ago today I saw my first Grateful Dead show. Hampton!!!! The day that changed my life! Phish came into my life that summer! I also met my best friends in life around this time as well. 203 dead shows 221 Phish shows + much much more later I find myself teaching golf for a living. I don’t post very much because typing is one of my least favorite things to do, but I do read alot and you peaple are all awesome!!! Can’t wait to go Furthur on Monday!!!

    THANK YOU Mr Miner!!! this is the first and last thing I do almost everyday since the fall of 08

  22. Mr. Completely Says:

    @voopa, robear and anyone else interested – this is uploading now – done around midnight pacific time


    all I have on the source is ‘Schoeps > AD1000’ and I know it’s not a FOB this time…so could be the same source as shnid#95181. Or, not. No idea. Hard to believe this isn’t in circulation though! In fact I don’t believe it, but here it is. Mine is a cdr master off the dat master.

    this sounds pretty good. nothing like those FOBs but pretty sweet. Mike sounds a little bloaty but otherwise it’s pretty clear. Don’t know if it’s any kind of upgrade or not, check it out and let me know what you think. If there’s one that’s a full step better than this I should probably get it. Fun show.

  23. Mr. Completely Says:

    …so let me know if I should FLAC it up.

    great post @gratefulphisherman. love hampton, my first was there as well! Bummed I missed ’92.

  24. Mr. Completely Says:

    listening to the “bass duet” now. this part sounds plenty clear in the low end. nice!

  25. gratefulphisherman Says:

    @Mr C
    Was it the Warlocks?

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