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.


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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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. Willowed Says:

    If he’s listening to Phish during his sleep I am quite sure his dreams are gnarly adventures.
    Riding on the back of the worm type stuff!
    He’s a lucky kid!

  2. marcoesq Says:

    morning all, cant wait to dip into this TTFF


    You watch the unc/ga tech game last night? We play the winner tonight at 7, I was hoping for Roy & the boys to pull it out but they just lost steam down the stretch

  3. Willowed Says:

    I had yesterday and today off so I was tinkering around with it. Making sure the battery was good. I took the wheels off and checked tire pressure.
    I was bored as you could tell.
    Put the tires back on and they wouldn’t spin with the axel. I started to flip out. 2-3 hours I was pulling stuff off and checking the belts trying to figure out what was wrong.
    I had to walk away from it yesterday because I was ready to snap.
    Grabbed the manual this a.m. Read a few pages.
    Realized I was missing something called a Key Square.
    All I had to do was slide in between the axel and the tire. Took me three seconds to fix.
    I am such an asshole.
    Has anyone else been there?

  4. gratefulcub Says:


    In honor of TTFF …

    I prefer:

    “I know you like to get high, I know this. I also know your parents are in town today, and I know you don’t like seeing them sober. So I’m going to get you real high today. I know you have a job, but you can’t work all day. Plus, WTF, it’s Friday!”

  5. Endor Finn Says:

    Wow… I haven’t yet heard the soundboard source for the 11/2 Crosseyed > Antelope… this sounds absolutely AMAZING!!! Thank you– thanks also for Ten Tunes for Friday, it’s the absolute best way to prepare for the weekend!!

  6. marcoesq Says:


    yeah umm, I’m going through that right now but with my car….I’ll trade you 🙂

    Sorry bout your boys, would of loved to see em in the tourney

  7. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    for years I wouldn’t have agreed with calling Brey a great coach, but with what he is doing with this group, I can’t complain. It may be boring as hell to watch (especially compared to the normal run and gun style he professes) but I’m loving the great defense and smart offensive play. An ND team hasn’t played this well in like five years. I love it!

  8. gratefulcub Says:

    Determined to go through TTFF in order today. 2001 is brilliant.

  9. jdub Says:

    Ah yes, Willowed, it’s all about the key. Been there, done that…wasting mad hours trying to figure something out when the solution is that simple.

    Tuesday or Monday for announcements, this board needs something phishy to discuss, too many Weir stories will drive you crazy. Although that convo was very informative.

    Reading back a few pages from last night… YesYes, if you’re reading this morning or not good vibes are being sent your way. It is often brought up here, when one door closes another is waiting to be opened.

  10. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    one last try:

    anyone else hitting Mike @ Pearl St. in Noho tomorrow night? sumodie and I will be there if anyone wants to meet up. Mike tour’s almost over…

  11. Willowed Says:

    Congrats on your big win. ND looked smooth!
    Thanks Marco.

  12. Willowed Says:

    No go for me TIII

  13. jdub Says:

    T3PO, I want to get thumped by Mike again but the wallet and the wife are obstacles of course. Have a blast man!

  14. marcoesq Says:


    I’ll echo those congrats, they definitely looked strong. I had to keep flipping back between that at the UNC/GaTech game

    Wonder if you UM boys were celebrating the win too 🙂

  15. marcoesq Says:

    Still waiting….

  16. marcoesq Says:

    Re: Karl Perazzo

    Can anyone recommend another good show with Perazzo? I know a bunch of these Fall ’96 shows have him on there, whats a good listen besides this West Palm show?

  17. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I’m sure they were. speaking of, their blog is pretty cool. gives some good insight into their life on the road and more.

  18. marcoesq Says:


    THats awesome, I’ve been to that Zildjian factory! I bought a set of Custom Z’s and K’s from Zildjian a while back and they invited me to take a personal tour. cool sheet

  19. HarryHood Says:

    I just realized how much I love Waste. My little girl is gonna be hearing me singing that nightly me thinks……

  20. Willowed Says:

    Thanks for the blog link TIII. Did you go to the UM show in NoHo?
    I think CK5 better watch out. He may need to step up his game. The light show on the NTF is sweet!

  21. stash Says:

    i have kids as well. they love lines like”bag it, tag it…” and i find them singing and dancing to stuff all the time.

    this crosseyed is so sharp! it just flies!

  22. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    no, I actually missed all of the UM shows this go around. Hearing from Mitch how good NYC was made me realize that I need to stop doing anything but go to concerts. gets in the way of too much good music!

  23. halcyon Says:

    morning friends….. TTFF is setting this day on a great note. Thanks Miner!

    March madness is starting, warmer temps are arriving, things are coming to life once again. Hawks and Eagles are in the air as I look out my window, a bald eagle just flew across and there is a hawk sitting on the top of an electric pole…. 🙂 🙂

  24. BTB Says:

    Crosseyed > Antelope ? Wow – can wait to SLAM THAT SHIT!!!

    Didn’t know that combo existed!

  25. gratefulcub Says:

    Waste is a good 2 a.m. song, but I don’t have much vocal range, and I can butcher almost anything (she doesn’t seem to mind)

    I go with Let Me Lie quite a bit. not because I just LOVE the song or anything, but it has a perfect lullaby melody, and I can sort of sing it.

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