As everyone prepares to spend a good portion of their Friday fishing for tickets online, I thought I’d assemble a playlist of dripping funk grooves to accompany the effort. The orange song titles double as download links. Enjoy the music and best of luck with tickets this weekend!
“Mike’s Song” 12.2.97 II
These thick grooves stoked a second set of pure fire.
“Twist” 7.5.97 II
This little-known version from across the pond features extensive jamming on Deee-Lite’s “Groove Is in the Heart;” quite a danceable version needless to say.
“Wolfman’s Brother” Nagoya, JP 6.13.00 II
This swanky second-set version stems from Club Quattro, Japan 2000’s smallest show. Capacity about 600.
“Tweezer” 8.17.97 I
A afternoon welcome to the second-day of The Great Went. This jam highlighted the afternoon set with liquid summer funk, while teasing “Cities” and “Simple,” highlights from the night before.
“You Enjoy Myself” 11.28.97 I
This version is nothing short of classic. Phish launched from “Curtain” into this “Crosseyed”-laced “YEM” to lead off Worcester’s ’97 three-night stand.