Ten Tunes For Friday

Red Rocks (G.Lucas)

It’s Friday again, and that means we are one week, and ten jams, closer to Summer 2010. Expect an announcement sometime next week after Mike wraps up his mini-run this weekend. And look for some of Mike’s solo shows in this weekend’s post. Until then, allow these ten jams to float you through your Friday. As usual, the orange song titles are also download links.

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2001” 8.16.98 III

This super-sized “2001” kicked off Phish’s final set in Limestone in ’98; the proverbial cherry on top of an incredible summer tour. before turning to other festival sites in 1999. In a summer defined by oversized funk grooves, this space odyssey put a proper exclamation point on one of the band’s historic weekends in Maine.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ph1998-08-16d4t03.mp3]

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Crosseyed > Antelope” 11.2.96 II

Cincy (J.Tortorice)

This must-hear, classic sequence began Phish’s post-Halloween transformation to groove. Karl Perazzo stayed on through the Florida run, helping the band along their increasingly percussive path.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/ph96-11-02t02.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ph96-11-02t03.mp3]

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Reba” 6.23.95 I

This summer “Reba” moves from playful to triumphant, while stopping a few places along the way; another quintessential piece from the stellar summer of ’95.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ph95-06-23d1t4.mp3]

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Split > Free” 7.22.03 II

11.21.09 (W.Rogell)

Let’s fast-forward a bit to 2003’s three-night stand at Deer Creek. After a fairly mediocre opening show, the band came bank firing on night two. This swampy, set-opening segment of post-hiatus psychedelia immediately stood out as a tour highlight.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/II-01-Split-Open-and-Melt-.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/II-02-Free.mp3]

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Birds of a Feather” 7.23.99 II

This exploratory adventure at Polaris followed up the bombastic combo of “Ghost > Free,” contributing to one of Summer ’99’s strongest sets. This version mingles amongst the strongest versions of the song ever played. Likening a mythical battle, one can hear the distinct moment the troops declare victory.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/2-03-Track-03.mp3]

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Tweezer > Makisupa” 10.22.95 II

This “Tweezer” brings a nasty session of groove, home-delivered from the balls-out tour of Fall of ’95. Playing with an edge on this slammin’ edition, the band brings this jam to an early peak before deconstructing it into an dynamic and engaging piece of improv. Seamlessly moving into “Makisupa,” this selection is excerpted from a phenomenal set in Champaign, IL.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ph95-10-22d2t06.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ph95-10-22d2t07.mp3]

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Piper” 10.2.99 II

6.16.09 (B.Kisida)

A standout ’99 “Piper,” this version from the Target Center set its controls for the heart of the sun right from the start. Careening through musical-space-time with breakneck speed, the band unleashed a blistering collective performance that sounds like it might burst at the seams. Trey, specifically, slaughters this entire jam, eventually bringing the multi-faceted piece into sparser, more percussive territory.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/2-04-Piper-_.mp3]

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Harry Hood” 10.7.95 II

This delicate masterpiece from the Spokane Opera House settles in near silence before the band takes slowly takes the piece for a heavenly ride. Moving meticulously through the piece, Phish gathered for so much steam that they sidestepped the final verse, sustaining the climax of the song into glowing sphere of energy.

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611 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. Kenny Powers Says:

    Type III and Marshall,

    i added links to your blogs from my blog. hopefully that’s bloggeriffic with you. if not just say the blog – er, word.

  2. angryjoggerz Says:

    I agree with Palmer on the BOAF, I love it when it goes deep. This one just is dying to become Maze or Bowie, but it keeps coming back to BOAF. I even thought I picked up some Crosseyed bass teases as well. Thematic!

  3. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    KP
    totally cool with me. I shall reciprocate!

  4. marcoesq Says:

    @Hood

    That was amazing, Ohio State is looking tough!

  5. marcoesq Says:

    @TIII

    I actually went back after I completed my TTFF and listened to the Crosseyed Antelope again!

    I downloaded the show from Miner’s archive to get the SBD of the 2nd set

  6. angryjoggerz Says:

    Y Y
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  7. angryjoggerz Says:

    ^ crosseyed antelope

  8. angryjoggerz Says:

    on a less stupid note, I just picked up the Vegas 96 set with DVD for $9 at lunch. Score! Is it any good?

  9. marcoesq Says:

    ^It’s worth the $9 but I’ve never been a huge fan of the show…Mikes>Simple is good

  10. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I’d argue that Mike’s through Hood is good from Vegas 96

  11. verno329 Says:

    @angry where did you get it for $9? I’ve been meaning to grab that sometime just for the dvd. I really like the show. The Mike’s>Simple>Hood>Weekapaug is phenomenal. The encore gets old to me but the rest of the show is really good.

  12. posterkid Says:

    I’m more of a Xabi fan than a Xavi fan.

  13. Lycanthropist Says:

    cleaned house to that 2001

    got transfixed by the Classic CnP Lope. That shit is the fire!

    bout to move on to Reba.. nice progression of tunes today Miner!

  14. angryjoggerz Says:

    Reckless Records, Chicago

  15. voopa Says:

    I saw that!

  16. Lycanthropist Says:

    Simple is a little long winded to me on that show.. but the rest of that mikes groove is pretty awesome.

  17. voopa Says:

    New Page Keyboard mag interview

  18. Corey Says:

    @verno

    —if I was there Sample was a friggin’ guarantee. That song follows me around constantly.—

    That’s what I was saying earlier…Sample 20 times in a row’ll hurt a man.

  19. marcoesq Says:

    That’s true, I like the Hood>Weekapaug too, probably better than the long Simple

    It’s definitely a fun show but one of those I scratch my head thinking about why it was an official release

  20. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I meant through Weekapaug but the rhyme of Hood/good took over and there you go…

  21. angryjoggerz Says:

    I thought the DVD would be worth it.. I dont have any phish dvds so the timing was right.

  22. neemor Says:

    There is no other band currently and there never has been that can do on stage what Phish did with the Hood JOTD.
    A glorious masterpiece.

  23. Chuck D Says:

    Xabi Alonso? Mike likes Spanish Soccer? You pooped in the refrigerator and ate a whole wheel of cheese? Who knew…

  24. angryjoggerz Says:

    Posta!

  25. Guyute711 Says:

    It’s amazing to hear the Crosseyed from the DOTD and hear how fast it is. I was at Alpine this summer when they played it and it was significantly slower paced.

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