Ten Tunes For Friday

12.3.09 (W.Rogell)

Don’t look now, but it’s almost May! Summer tour sits but six weeks away. Until then, we’ll continue celebrating Fridays with Ten Tunes. This week’s playlist features diverse selections between ’93 and 2000. Enjoy the jams and the weekend!

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Tweezer” 12.31.93 II

I hadn’t spun this “Tweezer” in a while – wow! A top-notch jam that opened the second set of New Year’s Eve features some straight up funk stylings fused with the balls-out energy and precision of ’93 – a devastating combination.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/09-Tweezer-12.31.93.mp3]

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2001 > David Bowie” 10.27.95 II

This deep dive into darkness features a furious opening half with Trey speaking in tongues, before the band resets the jam halfway through.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/10-2001_.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/11-David-Bowie.mp3]

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7.31.09 (G.Lucas)

Split > Buffalo Bill > Makisupa > Rift” 10.29.94 I

This ending of the first set features some point-on improv and great transitions from the band in their last show before Halloween. (We’ll count this selection as two songs.)

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/07-Split-Open-and-Melt-_.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/08-Buffalo-Bill-_.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/09-Makisupa-Policeman-_.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/10-Rift.mp3]

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Ghost” 11.11.98 II

While the “Halley’s” gets most of the attention from Van Andel ’98, this second-set closing “Ghost” is one of the best of the tour.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/14-Ghost.mp3]

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Stash” 8.28.93 I

This first-set version from Phish’s tour finale features some mind-bending, full-band interplay.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/07-Stash-8.28.93.mp3]

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Bathtub Gin” 9.29.00 I

The impressive first-setter gets into some infectious grooving, offering, arguably, the best jam over the band’s last Vegas stand before hiatus.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/07-Bathtub-Gin.mp3]

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Free” 11.9.98 I

This chunky first set version from UIC 98’s third night became an instant classic.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/08-Free.mp3]

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Reba” 12.7.95 II

A phenomenal version from one of the stronger shows of December ’95.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/15-Reba.mp3]

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YEM” 6.9.00 E

On Japan 2000’s opening night, Phish dropped this swank, laid back encore in Tokyo.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/13-YEM.mp3] Tags:

866 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. Mr.Palmer Says:

    bouncin fan- I hope you don’t mind. I just pulled some Kenny G, Pearl Jam, and Goo goo Dolls off of your mediafire. Much thanks for the tunes. It’s great to hear classic roots music like that.

  2. Robear Says:

    listening to this ‘dwd’ from 12/11/97

    loathing the thought of missing CMAC this summer

    bouncin’, Mike has a childhood fear of hula hoops. something about being picked on by older sisters.

  3. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    No doubt Palmer,

    I need to grab some of that soon. Great stuff. Especially “Jeremy” by Pearl Jam. There kind of underground, maybe you’ve heard that song?

  4. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Robear- 12.11.97 is a great one. debut of Roses i believe. Show is featured prominently in Bitterweet Motel. Sick Drowned as well.

  5. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Bittersweet Hotel is great. I just watched that for the first time a few weeks ago.

  6. Robear Says:

    this ‘disease’ starts like a run-away-train. then slows to an ambient plain

    Robear sez:
    anyone within’ 6 hours of CMAC:
    no whining on this site if you miss that show

    love this site. guides me to so much great stuff I’ve never heard.

  7. bouncin fan Says:

    See you guys later. Gonna go spin some CF. I know their keyboard player really digs pearl jam, the chili peppers, and Ben folds. 3 of my favs. I know ill love it.

    Bye

  8. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    CMAC is going to blow up for sure.

    Is that the show right after MPP?

  9. kayatosh Says:

    in 94 -95, they explored some dark realms. they were not afraid to get into some minor key, cacophonous, multi-layered, dark chocolate jam cakes – like the second half of this 10-29-95 bowie, it reaches a fever pitch of intensity and darkness at the 14 min. mark and then they rip their way out of it and triumphantly emerge for the conclusion to the song. simply sick.

  10. Robear Says:

    yes bk.

    while your dad’s in the restroom, jump in someone’s ride from the WW. send your dad a text from the road. tell him you didn’t mean it, your were high on pcp, or just caught on a phish hook.

    by the time you’re my age, he’ll understand. 🙂

  11. pagesidehighschool Says:

    Anyone remember the scene fron gone in 60 sec, when the big black guy says “you need a role model” when someone tries to car Jack him?
    Bouncin fans comments made me think of this

  12. Robear Says:

    bouncin’ fan does have a role model.

    he’s short, wear’s a wizard cape, and rips licks from Trey to play on the mini-guitarvolin

  13. EL Duderino Says:

    If you guys haven’t figured it out yet…

    Bouncin’ is AW

    Pretty funny stuff huh?

  14. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    That’s hilarious, Robear.

    …Hmm, maybe exchange first night MPP for CMAC? Haven’t gotten tickets to that one yet…

    Nah, can’t be picky. I’ll stick with the 2 MPP shows for now. 🙂

  15. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Yeah Bouncin’ is obviously AW, I think he said so yesterday. You can still tell by all of the Pearl Jam/CF comments and the like though. Funny

  16. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Anyone play the ponies? I need to make some $$ for summer tour.

    Run for the Roses ….baby

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yvcWNnacPE

  17. Robear Says:

    allright bk, the pcp thing might throw him. jump on the 12 Tribes bus. send him a text that reads:

    “Giving up on school. Going to be a carpenter. Training starts now”

  18. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Bouncin fan is way to hip to be AW. kidz today….jeez

  19. Robear Says:

    this Rochester show is a little too, ‘Jammy’

    go to go over to lala.com and stream a studio album. ‘Hoist’?

  20. pagesidehighschool Says:

    I thought it was poster kid trying to get a rise out of us this morning
    what’s up with weekend nuggets? Miners jar empty?

  21. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Actually, when i got a new cpu i lost all my AW downloads. Gald you returned my friend. Grabbed a bunch of stuff last night. Haiku, Ghost, Dillenger… thanks

  22. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    FYI – I just checked StubHub and there are a pair of Right Center Floor seats (closest to stage) in Row GGG for $75/tik for 6/29 if any of y’all wanna jump on that. It looks awful close to stage

  23. SillyWilly Says:

    bouncin’ fan is doing a good job disguising his old typing style.

    Remember the ol’ AW style?

    like this

    big spaces

    between each line

    either way, im just glad to have AW back!

    whenever you check back in, @ bouncin’, ive been trying to get in shape for summer tour. Still don’t think I could hang with your bane, but Im a little more respectable.

  24. albert walker Says:

    AW is bouncin fan

    that is just crazy talk

    I don’t even know what a Ben Folds is

  25. EL Duderino Says:

    The Phil Lesh and Friends 4/15/99 Video went up on youtube folks!

    Just an FYI if you have not seen it or own it!

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