Ten Tunes For Friday

11.21.09 (W.Rogell)

Welcome back to Friday, and ten more pieces of Phish history. Today’s playlist favors the mid-’90s, with a dash of Europe ’97. Some particularly fierce pieces are included. Enjoy the selections, and have a great weekend!

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Split Open And Melt” 7.24.93 II

Forget your coffee this morning? This “Split” should do the trick. This version from Great Woods showcases the band’s mind-bending communication of Summer ’93.

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Reba” 5.28.94 II

Trey, 1993

A smooth and grooving version from Laguna Seca Daze in Monterey, California. If you’re prone to dancing in your cubicle, beware, this gets nasty.

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Tweezer > Manteca > Tweezer” 5.3.93 II

This phenomenal piece of music from New Brunswick, New Jersey is a golden relic of the analog era. This this standout jam features prominent teasing of Carole King’s “I Can Feel the Earth Move.”

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Antelope > Catapult > Life on Mars?” 3.2.97 I

This little-known gem took place at a little known show. After Phish’s famous night in Hamburg, Germany, chronicled on Slip, Stitch, and Pass, they had one night left of their European tour. In their Copenhagen finale, this unfinished “Antelope” sequence anchored the first set.

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Jam > Cities” 6.20.97 I

6.20.97

In Prague, Phish opened the show with “Taste,” and then played this out of character jam, foreshadowing an adventurous show.

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Mike’s > Weekapaug” 12.7.95 II

Some versions might be comparable, but this show-stopper from Niagara Falls is amongst the elite “Mike’s Grooves” ever played.

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The Aqaurium - 1993

The Aquarium

David Bowie” 12.30.93 I

This “Bowie” opened a show of lore on the night before New Year’s Eve in 1993. After these two sets, Cumberland County Civic Center would never be the same again. Included is a prominent quote of Aerosmith’s “Dream On.”

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758 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. ChefBradford Says:

    Ditto locust

  2. She Divides Says:

    thanks! yep–I held on in the old position until I found the next job. and I am elated to be moving on to the next opportunity!!

    I’m on vaca for the next week (so I may be around here more) then starting the new job ( so I’ll probably be on here less!)

  3. ChefBradford Says:

    I’m glad you’re excited (no, elated, even better!) about your new job, AND you’ve got a lil vacay, AND you get to start a new chapter! Good on ya! Enjoy it, love it, milk it!

    May all your grass be green!

  4. She Divides Says:

    thanks!! unfortunately none of the grass is green for me for a while ;-)
    but it’s worth it!

    I have been pretty miserable for a while though, so this is a very exciting step for me!

  5. ChefBradford Says:

    Well, I hope that you can find some sort of happiness soon.

    I’m out. I apologize again for semi-hijacking the BB and rambling about a relationship I usually don’t even think about

    SheD, I hope your new path is happily fruitful

    catch all of you…lata!

  6. She Divides Says:

    good night chef! thanks!!

  7. She Divides Says:

    wow…reading back a bit…lycan–sending positive vibes your way !!

  8. lycanthropist Says:

    wow now that was a cathartic show.

    setlist to the best of my recollection:

    set 1: alabaster shavings > water or sea, hoverboard, chemical parade, two eyes* > crepes and bananas > jam > broken keychain*

    set 2: tax dollars > jam > down by the river, aluminum boy*, food > lo and outside > squash anyone, camba, anikas brew, frying pan, tender situation, national anthem, cornelius

    encore: blueberry pie

    pretty sure thats not in right order

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