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. Chonz Says:

    just saw this article on the 700club (Philly Sports Website)


    Pretty cool Trey has seats from the Spectrum in The Barn.

  2. fromthetub Says:

    Butter (and anyone else…) if you hear of any extras for Phil tonight let me know! I blew it with getting tickets and would love to be there. Need two… just email me at fromthetub at yahoo. Thanks all! 🙂

  3. Chonz Says:

    er, 700 level, not club. that would be those weird church people.

  4. Marshall Says:

    @ Leo – architect > server or server > architect?

  5. Leo Weaver Says:


    architect=cute, damn cute…hmmmm

  6. Corey Says:


    That’s it. Saw that story recently too. I think I first saw that as the start up button on some of the first hybrid machines out there. Int’l Power Symbol it is. I guess that’s appropriate for the wrapper too. Start Up Power Down.

    Damn, you’re never gonna think of your avatar (thanks for the sp correct.) in the same manner again. Sorry ’bout that.

  7. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Hey all, how’s everybody doing?

    Haven’t caught up on all the comments yet, but wanted to pop in and wish Sumodie a happy birthday. Enjoy it dude!

  8. lot rat Says:

    whats the word on trey tonight?

  9. yesyes Says:

    does anyone have a link to the bomb factor tweezerfest in dallas?
    05/07/94 ??? much appreciated if so, much appreciated if not

  10. Robear Says:

    phishows.com @yesyes, did you try that? you can stream or download if they have it.

    is it an official release? you can stream it at lala.com if so.

  11. voopa Says:

    Crosselope is grand! Can’t remember the lat time I listened to this one, but it’s been too long.

  12. Marshall Says:

    it is an official Live Phish release (one of the 20).

  13. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    its LP 18

  14. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    p.s. hello everyone! a bit absent today… writing a stupid paper about bison all day. but alas, spring break has finally arrived and i’m free to listen to Ten Tunes all evening.

  15. Mr.Miner Says:

    butter, u in town yet?

  16. Foul_Domain Says:

    Hey everybody. Ten tunes look great today, Miner. Thank you! About to dig in right now!

    Hope everyone is doing well!

  17. voopa Says:

    I edited the Coral Sky Amphitheater Wikipedia page 🙂

  18. whole tour! Says:

    i was @ the crosseyed > antelope madness!
    I will pimp that shit till the day i day.
    changed my life.
    This is the show that planted the seed for outdoor phish in florida that would result in NYE 99.

    i wrote this earlier about it:

    I cannot describe in words how torn up that place was after they finished that segment of music.

    People were twisted. jaws were on the floor. I remember whan the lights came on this dude in these multicolored glasses was just standing there with his mouth open…drooling.

    I had seen phish before this, but this is when i saw the light…

  19. halcyon Says:

    Happy Friday!!!!!

  20. flarrdogg Says:

    whole tour- I imagine that would indeed allow you to ‘see the light’. What a show!

    Miner/Butter- You guys should meet front of the stage- fake jerry side. 8)

  21. kayatosh Says:

    i leave for gordon in 10 minutes. if all goes as planned, should be meeting up with G’sD. let the games begin.

  22. kayatosh Says:

    have a great night, yall.

  23. brother Says:

    Good God this Hood from TTFF is amazing!! I don’t know who said it earlier but there is no way they could get that quiet at a (non-club) show now, even the Greek with only a few K I don’t think it could happen. just beautiful stuff in the middle of this jam. 94-95 truly is the golden age of Phish. hands down. not sayin it the best…….

  24. Robear Says:

    head bob for all of us, @ kaya!

  25. Gavinsdad Says:

    At bar waiting for kayatosh. 😉

    butter and miner – have fun out west

    @WT! – sick. I feel your enthusiasm.

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