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. BingosBrother Says:

    That Guy f’in rules.

  2. Chuck D Says:

    You have Elvis glasses that say “I Love Nuggets”?!!? saahwweeeeeet~

  3. Luther Justice Says:

    That’s a million dollar idea @Chuck!

  4. Frankie Says:

    Alright i gotta go! Good evening ya’ll…

    Homework for the weekend: Kezar Stadium ’75 & Island Tour Revisits with some nougats…


  5. Skyballs Saxscraper Says:

    This Simple is definately not taking after its namesake…

  6. Mr. Completely Says:

    It’s time for me to put the Island Tour back down for awhile. I have been beating it to death recently. It ended up on every computer/ipod/etc I have and the CDs are at the top of all the various stacks

    “I’ve got a story ain’t got no morals
    let the bad guy win every once in awhile”

    preach it Billy!

  7. Mr.Miner Says:

    we have made so many nasty gold bond jokes between my friends and i. talk about supporting the one you love. things that would seem unacceptable by most are embraced.

    ^ summer tour without Goldbonds….just turn around and go home. And I hope u are using the green extra-strength!

    Respect the voodoo herb!

  8. buddysmyles Says:

    @frankie -last year@ festivus was the best music i have ever heard/seen in VT period! I grew up with Dave (bass player in Toubab) and it takes place on his fam’s farm in Cabot, VT. this year its July 9th-11th i think(web page will be up 15th of April). Everyone on the BB should look in to this fest while it is still small and accesible. Great location, food, people, music and vibes! and with only 2000 tickets sold its large enough to have a great party while maintaining a family atmosphere. There is a we are in Vermont we do what we want attitude at this festival. meaning everything is game as long as we all look out and take care of each other. It reminds me of what the Vermont Reggae Fest and Bread & Puppet use to be before they got to big.

  9. butter Says:

    this will be a repeat story for some, and borderlines on groupie territory for me, but fuck it, it was a memorable event from leg 2 of summer tour

    so we are at the airport after shoreline, waiting to fly to seattle for gorge

    we see Mike Gordon roaming through the airport

    no big deal, i started seeing shows in 94 and they used to hang around in the parking lot, even saw them play in the parking lot in Indiana

    but, then he is waiting at our gate, now is when it gets interesting because for this flight we had treated ourselves and booked 6 first class tickets

    with some deductive reasoning and process of elimination i figured there wasn’t too many other seats available in first class, and that Gordo was most likely in one of them

    so, i end up across the aisle from him, his wife and his baby

    after a simple greeting “hey Mike”, i decided to play it cool and just do my normal thing (which last summer was a little photo organizing on my macbook)

    so i’m sitting there organizing my photos from shoreline, and my buddy is making all kinds of faces at his baby, entertaining her quite well

    after a while i could tell he could see my photos, which were mostly of his band from RR and shoreline, so i end up showing him some photo’s and talking about our families for a while

    we were talking about everything except for Phish, then i can’t remember exactly how, but he brought up Phish

    so ask “now that we are talking about Phish, what are you going to play for Halloween?” he responds “meatloaf into thriller”

    then the conversation turned to Phish banter

    he spoke of why we didn’t want to miss Darien cuz John McLaughlin was coming out as a guest.

    his churning of the rumor mill went on for a while until his wife woke up and gave him a dirty look that i read as “shut the f up your getting these guys all riled up”

    so he gave me his “Guitar Player” magazine and tried to go to sleep

    anyway a very unique experience and pretty random

    oh and the next show was pretty good too

  10. Angryjoggerz Says:

    what up all? tied up all day. seems i have entered at a strange moment.

  11. Luther Justice Says:

    That Gordo is top shelf. Top shelf.

  12. voopa Says:

    Nice, butter. Don’t think I’ve read all those details about your Mike encounter before.

  13. Skyballs Saxscraper Says:

    On a scale of 1 to 2, I give it a 2

  14. halcyon Says:


    I think you need to post those 2 mp3 mixes you did a couple of weeks ago….f’in sweet. Been spinning those a lot lately.

    @ Butter

    Great story again!

  15. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    @ Butter

    Great story again!
    Again, Again!

    Gotta go fix my pool.

    good times indeed. F’n PVC manifolds.

  16. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Where is the Greek Meet’n’Greet?

  17. Skyballs Saxscraper Says:

    Berzerker: Athens. Spartans need not apply.

  18. Chuck D Says:

    Meat and Greek: a BB-BBQ in Berkeley!

  19. SillyWilly Says:

    I think Phish should make neckties.

    Im going to this law school prom thing tonight, and Im dressing as goofy as I can (as if high school prom wasn’t awkward enough when i took it seriously).

    70’s checkered wool slacks (brown and yellow).
    Dark blue button up shirt.

    One right foot blue chuck taylor.
    One left foot red chuck taylor.

    all i need is a neon green phish necktie.

  20. Chuck D Says:

    I’m out, smoke weed everyday.

  21. nonoyolker Says:

    Mos Def reggae mixtape: http://www.okayplayer.com/news/Mos-Dub-produced-by-Max-Tannone-Mixtape-.html

    Can’t vouche for it, but looks dope.

    Happy weekend!

  22. voopa Says:

    Sounds like many of us will be renting actual houses for the Greek shows, so there’s plenty of options ahead…now where’s my tickets?

  23. Mr. Completely Says:

    Meat is against the law in Berkeley, man

  24. Mr.Palmer Says:

    I really enjoy when I-tunes shuffle throws some ’10 TAB on. Night Speaks from T5- smoking!!!!

  25. Luther Justice Says:

    Meat opener at the Greek. Mark it.

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