Ten Tunes For Friday

8.2.09 (G.Lucas)

With under a month left until Summer 2010, each Friday inches us ever closer to new Phish music. Until then, each week we can focus on the relics from the past with ten more tunes. Enjoy the music, and enjoy the weekend!


Auld Lang Syne > Disease Jam > Split” 12.31.93 III

Arguably the greatest splash into the new year that Phish has ever pulled off, debuting the cathartic “Disease” jam before anyone knew the song. “Down With Disease” would be unveiled in ’94’s first show in Burlington.



Reba” 4.9.94 II

A soaring version with a ferocious peak from Binghamton ’94.



Tweezer” 6.29.94 II

A heavy, imposing rendition that emerged deep in the second set at Walnut Creek ’94.



Antelope” 12.6.97 I

During Fall ’97, Phish looked through a lens of funk grooves, transposing their vision on any and every song. Here’s a dancy first set example from Auburn Hills.



Wolfman’s > Scents and Subtle Sounds” 7.7.03 II

In the first show of Summer ’03 in, Phish led off the second set with this one-two punch, debuting “Scents and Subtle Sounds” to the Phoenix audience.



Mike’s Song” 11.7.98 I

1998 was the last consistently great year for “Mike’s Songs,” and this dark-horse version that all-but opened UIC’s three-night stand, moves from militant rhythms into a blissful second jam to balance things out.



Yamar” 12.13.97 I

Kicking off the final show of Fall ’97 in Albany, Phish jumped onto the dance floor quickly with this funktastic take on “Yamar.”



YEM > Fast Enough For You” 4.29.94 II

This “YEM”oozes ’94 energy and creativity, veering from a vocal jam and melting into “Fast Enough For You.”



David Bowie” 4.30.94 II

A classic rendition from Orlando, with “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” intro.

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578 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. ChefBradford Says:


    I’m making a playlist to fall asleep to…iTunes apparently can’t find the source file for the Lemonwheel Set 4

    thank you for yet another wrench thrown into what should be a simple execution of daily life


  2. ChefBradford Says:


    although I probably didn’t need to clarify

  3. ChefBradford Says:

    One last post before I’m out, for real.

    Mr Miner, this one’s for you, and if I can remember to do so, I’ll repeat this request at some point

    How about a list and write-up of some of Phish’s most soaring, uplifting, happy-ass, moving jams? They are the ones that really speak to me. A few examples: Camden 99 Chalkdust, 2/28/03 Tweezer, 7/21/99 My Left Toe, any number of Rebas, Mike’s Song 11/7/98, all kinds of Harry Hoods (like the ALO version, or the bluegrass-infused 6/22/00 version- that fiddle gets me every time)

    Do you know what I’m talking about? Those genuinely heart-tugging versions of various songs. I’ve got some Tweezers in mind as well. Raleigh 99 maybe?

    Anyone? I’m not talking funk, or rock, or whatever, I’m talking true, emotionally stirring jams

    And I’d love to have some recommendations from anyone on this

    ok, I’m out. Work in six hours

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