Phish on Jimmy Fallon Tonight

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Phish will make their their first late-night television appearance since June 21, 2004 tonight, as part of Jimmy Fallon’s Tribute to Exile on Main Street Week. Fallon, who once starred with the band in a memorable SNL skit, is commemorating the current re-issue of the The Stones double-album on May 18, hosting different artists each night this week to cover a selection the iconic record. On Monday, Green Day played “Rip This Joint,” and on the same night, Fallon invited out special guest Taj Majal to join his house band, The Roots, in a sublime and soulful¬† cover of “Shine a Light.” On Tuesday, Keith Urban covered “Tumbling Dice” with Stones’ keyboardist Chuck Leavell and last night, Sheryl Crow joined The Roots to cover “All Down the Line.” It shouldn’t come as a big surprise what song Phish will play, but we’ll let the events unfold.

Culminating the week tonight on Friday night, Fallon will air the premiere of “Stones In Exile,” a new documentary about the album’s recording sessions in the south of France amidst legendary drug use and debauchery. Having fled England to avoid paying income tax, the band drove to the French Riviera, setting up shop in Villa Nellcote, Keith Richards’ mansion by the sea. Despite the legendary decadence, the resulting work¬† has been exalted as a trendsetting record of the gritty, drugged-out scene that blossomed in the Seventies. Exile came first, spawning a generation of bad-boy imitators, but no one did it quite like the Stones. The documentary will air in full on Friday night.

6.21.94 - Ed Sullivan Theatre

The last time Phish played on late-night TV came on Letterman in June ’04 between SPAC and Deer Creek. Following their Beatles-esque midday performance atop the marquee of New York’s Ed Sullivan Theatre, Phish played “Scents and Subtle Sounds” off the newly-released Undermind. But the story of the gorgeous summer day was the mini-set Phish dropped in midtown Manhattan. After several run-thoroughs of “Scents and Subtle Sounds,” Phish gave the few thousand fans who gathered on the city block something to remember. There’s nothing quite like raging “Tweezer” amidst skyscrapers in The Big Apple. Click here to read more about this epic afternoon.


Jam of the Day:

Reba” 8.15.98 II

A festi-sized version that sparked the set of the weekend at Lemonwheel.




5.13.94 Hayden Square, Tempe, AZ < Megaupload

Let’s hop in the DeLorean and travel back sixteen years to the day to sneak a peak at Phish in Arizona.

I: Runaway Jim, It’s Ice, Julius, Mound, Stash, If I Could, My Friend, My Friend, Slave to the Traffic Light, Suzy Greenberg

II: Chalk Dust Torture, Bouncing Around the Room, Split Open and Melt, McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, Peaches en Regalia, Scent of a Mule, You Enjoy Myself, Purple Rain > Hold Your Head Up, Good Times Bad Times

E: Free Bird

Source: AKG 460


634 Responses to “Phish on Jimmy Fallon Tonight”

  1. garretc Says:

    The Freak?

    Ohhhhhhh, you mean Big Time Timmy Jim!!

  2. garretc Says:

    Aww jeebuz man! Stupid stupid!

  3. garretc Says:

    For those of you who don’t like clicking throughx I guess I should explain the above link:
    Apparently the national gov’t is telling states they should start charging people with DUIDs in any case where the driver has drugs in their system, meaning you can smoke a joint one day and get arrested for driving under the influence of it a month later, if it’s still in your system…


  4. Mr.Palmer Says:

    That’s mind blowing. Awful idea . Makes zero sense.

  5. weekapaug Says:

    Hey Mr. C… I’m at the High Street Brewery in Eugene. Don’t you live around here? Cool place, just passing through

  6. Mr.Palmer Says:

    So you can smoke a joint on saturday night. Get pulled over taking your kids to school on monday, and get in a whole heap of trouble. DUI, endangering welfare of a child…etc…

  7. Chuck D Says:

    So I smoke on saterday and get pulled over sunday, why do they test my blood? Did I smell like weed still? When you get pulled over for speeding you have to give a blood sample every time? What is the criteria for giving a sample? I don’t see how they would enforce this…

    It only seems to fuck people over when you are incorrectly suspected to be DUID, asked for a sample that would typically clear you of being intoxicated, only to find trace amounts of a substance from weeks ago.

    People who are legitimately DUID should and will continue to be prosecuted… and I’m pretty sure you have to have significant evidence before requesting blood analysis, no?

  8. El Duderino Says:

    Won’t happen nation wide

  9. butter Says:

    you gave in to their “request” ?

  10. voopa Says:

    All they need to do is plant something in your vehicle after pulling you over.

  11. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Yeah Chuck, i don’t see how it can be enforced.

  12. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    Officer: Yep, sorry Mr Palmer, You shouldve done coke on saturday night
    now turn around and put your hands behind ur back sir

  13. garretc Says:

    Well, if you get in an accident you could probably get tested, I assume? It doesn’t necessarily need to be from just getting pulled over…

    @El Dude
    Already the law in 9 states for most drugs, and 6 more have the same law but not for weed…

  14. William H. Bonney Says:

    Their is a saliva test that could be used to check for recent cannabis use. If you read your driver license we consent we signing to any test they want to use to determine impairment. Unless you Tiger Woods then you can be all fucked crash your car be passed out on pills and no test’s.

  15. William H. Bonney Says:

    Blood is usually last one, urine is more common if impaired and blowin’ .00 on a BAC.

  16. garretc Says:

    Not that a urine test is any better in this case, still counts as impairment if there’s metabolized THC in your urine, which is stupid cause, as the article mentions, if it’s metabolized then it’s not influencing you anymore…

  17. garretc Says:

    The link I posted links through to a Huffington Post article that has more contextual info, worth checking out…

  18. William H. Bonney Says:

    The saliva test is only “fair” test. When CHP did a study they were un-happy with the results. Cannabis use showed little to no noticeable driving differnce. It is when assholes are getting drunk, smoking, and poppin pills were I am all for charging them we whatever. You can always deny any test and lose you license for 6-12 months.

  19. flarrdogg Says:

    ‘My favorite Theme is the Deer Creek 03 out of the huge SSS.’

    @GC- Top shelf. Was listening to that show yesterday and reminded how extraordinary that was. What a way to start a show! Both of those DC ’03 shows hold up nicely IMO. Sorry- reading back. Carry on.

  20. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    did anybody notice when phish played letterman in 94
    that bald dude with the glasses was backing up page on the organ?
    he got to rip it with the boys

  21. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    Damn that julius with the horns was so tight

  22. ChefBradford Says:

    Paul Schaffer also played with them at Farm-Aid, along with N Young and W Nelson (Will The Circle Be Unbroken)

  23. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    hes just too funny!

  24. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Artie Fufkin….Polymer Records…..anyone?

  25. halcyon Says:

    Paul Schaffer has played with everyone. Lucky guy to have been able to jam with so many. I remember when Garcia and Grisman were on, and he and Letterman were having an absolute blast. I am convinced that the 4 of them burned down prior to the show starting. They were grinning from ear to ear the whole show. Garcia and Grisman came on and played Friend of the Devil.

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