Ten Tunes For Friday

11.21.09 (Photo: Wendy Rogell)

With two months left until Summer Tour, let’s bust out ten jams for a springtime Friday! These selections span the mid to late-’90s, with some real gems in the playlist. Enjoy the music folks, and have a great weekend.


Stash” 3.30.93 I

One of the first profoundly expansive versions of “Stash” helped lay the foundation for the explosive year of 1993.



Funky Bitch” 11.30.97 I

The funkiest bitch in history.



Birds > If I Only Had a Brain > Caspian” 7.8.99 II

A gorgeous piece of improv from Virgina Beach; the band seamlessly slipped right into a Phishy take on The Scarecrow’s “If I Only Had a Brain.”



The Gorge

Split Open and Melt” 8.2.97 I

This fusing of “Split’s” menacing nature and the emerging, slowed-down textures of Summer ’97 put a spectacular cap on Phish’s first set ever played at The Gorge.



Tweezer > Lifeboy” 6.10.94 II

The first-ever Red Rocks “Tweezer”- a seriously dynamic and intense version strewn with Mind Left Body jam overtones.



Mike’s > Life On Mars? > Weekapaug” 11.15.95 II

"Mike's Song"

This multi-dimensional “Mike’s” from Tampa, Florida in Fall ’95, reminds us of the time when “Mike’s Grooves” were psychedelic events in the Phish universe, sparking fires in arenas across the land. And this “Weekapaug” ain’t too shabby either!

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1,145 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. 11eleven Says:

    Miner thanks. 11/15/95 II Love that shit man!

    Mikes>Life>Week the greatest!

  2. joe Says:

    great tv to nap to:

    golf, tour de france, car racing. I was in the hospital for a couple of days during the tour de france last year and it was great to zone out to the australian announcer while on some pain pills. occasionally soccer gets a little too exciting that it wakes me from my nap (usually when they get close to the goal to produce a semi-scoring chance) cycling and nascar is just steady background noise to sleep to.

  3. butter Says:

    I got to tell Gordo that leg 1 sbds where “garbage” in person

  4. guyforget Says:

    really butter?

  5. Foul_Domain Says:

    @ KP – Is this one of those “gullible” tests?

    *preparing for handstand, while Brita fills*

  6. Foul_Domain Says:

    @ butter – What did he say to that?

  7. butter Says:

    he said “Trey listened to some of them and said he didn’t like them”

  8. Mr. Completely Says:

    @mitch, it was a big benefit show with a lot of famous bands, simulcast on the radio, they were supposedly on hiatus, the kind of situation where most bands would play the Bertha, Truckin, Casey Jones type well known material….they came out and played a set that was nothing but 45 minutes their newest and weirdest/most sickly jammed-out material…

  9. gavinsdad Says:

    had that strawberry cough at GOTVibes 2 years ago. yummy.

    started a jar like Mr. C has that i’m throwing little nugs in for summer. a fruit salad jar.

    i’m smoking mids after i stash the fruit salad nugs. trying hard to keep that fruit salad intact for the next 2.5 months. there won’t be enough in there for a Joint of Death but at least i’ll have a little variety come June. variety is the spice of life


  10. Mitch Says:

    its not a gullible test. you are recalibrating your hiccup box so to speak. i forgot the name so i called it hiccup box. but its easier than trying to do it by breathing since the water is constant.

    ^thats my scientific response since ive done it before.

    i wanna hear this story too. did he pull out 10 bucks and say “here, sorry” “i wish they’d turn me up too”

  11. Mitch Says:

    mr c,
    sounds cool (coming from someone 30 years later who likes that stuff) but yeah i can see how that would be interesting.

  12. Foul_Domain Says:

    Knowing Mike, he probably said something like…

    “hackenpan stickenpan” and walked away

  13. Luther Justice Says:


    I wish I was an accountant. Much better money. No, I’m an elections worker in the great State of Ohio. I maintain a voter database and do the programming for the ballots and equipment in my county. I like it most days, but it can be stressful at times with creepy politicians, the courts, etc. I posted this a few weeks back, but I’ve actually met 6 other people who I know from Dead shows who do what I do in Ohio. Slowly the heads are taking over elections in Ohio. Who else can you trust?

  14. Foul_Domain Says:

    ^ sorry…straight from Mik’es corner

  15. kayatosh Says:

    gdad: the ole tour insurance policy. had the same thought today.

  16. Mr. Completely Says:

    I realized on of the biggest and most beautiful nugs in that fruit salad was actually Master Kush and not OG like I thought…I pulled it out and have been picking away at it for the last few days…as much as I love the variety I kinda wish it was all that strain

  17. flarrdogg Says:

    he said “Trey listened to some of them and said he didn’t like them”

    Way to pass the buck, Gordo. Very smooth. Any foot bell discussion?

  18. Frankie Says:

    I’ll recheck it later tonight after that One From the Vault…

  19. Mr. Completely Says:

    that was one of those sets I had for years without understanding the context and when someone finally explained it to me I felt like it added a lot of sing to the show…

    imagine Phish going on national TV and doing something like Split Open and Melt > What’s the Use? > Melt, or throwing a Tower Jam set down in the middle of the afternoon at Bonnaroo or that Austin City Limits festival

    that kind of “fuck what you expected, here’s our music” move

  20. Mr. Completely Says:

    zing* not sing, llfa

  21. Mitch Says:

    here’s to you guys taking over

    and heres to your fruit salad. lets toss it up come june. wait a minute… 😯 that didnt sound right

  22. Luther Justice Says:

    strawberry cough = the feeling of being on a cloud full of titties (a movie reference)

  23. gavinsdad Says:

    “one of the biggest and most beautiful nugs”

    that made my nite. Masta Kush you are a romantic.

  24. Frankie Says:

    After being asked “got any nuggets?” by a customs officer on our way to a Toubab Krewe show in Burlington last month and my friend didn’t know what he meant, the word has crept it’s way into our language when talking about the green…

    Got nuggets?

  25. gavinsdad Says:

    Luther J – what shows you hittin foo’?

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