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. garretc Says:

    If you want to have your Friday afternoon buzz killed by some depressing thoughts about the Gulf oil spill, watch this video:


    If you don’t, then don’t!

  2. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Have Mercy

    Mellow Mood

    Life on Mars?

  3. voopa Says:


    Guy Forget

  4. Mitch Says:


  5. voopa Says:

    At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.5/3).

    From here

  6. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:


  7. Mitch Says:

    i just geeked out a little. i didn’t go say hey tho.

  8. angryjoggerz Says:

    My list:
    Camel Walk
    Mellow Mood

  9. punkmug Says:

    Glide II (last played 5/16/95) Love that little ditty, not sure why the never played it again.

  10. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    NPH? As In Doogie Houser?

  11. Kaveh Says:

    Life on Mars? – YES, forgot about that gem.

  12. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    I have 6700 Phish songs in iTunes. 35 Days of Phish.

    That’s sick. And I’m not as sick as most of YOU. Down with Disease for sure.

  13. Mitch Says:

    heck yes, neil patrick harris.

  14. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Wow! I never knew Phish covered Curtis Mayfield’s Pusherman. 1.11.91- I gotta hear this one. Great song.

  15. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    for a cover, I’d love Ride Captain Ride to come back, though I realize that is highly doubtful.

  16. Mr.Palmer Says:

    ^^actually 11.1.91.. just a Pusherman jam.

  17. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    oh, and another cover (along with the many ones you have all listed above) that I want to come back is Fixin’ to Die. The version from 11.30.1994 is bad ass.

  18. Mr.Palmer Says:

    NPH in Harold and Kumar was freaking hysterical.

  19. garretc Says:

    A Phish Pusherman Jam?????


  20. Mitch Says:

    “nph wouldnt do that.”

    i gained so much respect for him in harold and kumar.

  21. Mr.Palmer Says:

    don’t get too excited Garretc- its about a minute long.

  22. Kaveh Says:

    Ride Captain Ride…goes with the Mike’s from UIC. That first set on the 8th is wonderful! Ride Captain Ride and Paul and Silas! One of my favorite live sets; for sure.

  23. Kaveh Says:

    @T3…agreed! 11.30.94.

  24. garretc Says:

    Well then Mr. P…

    I guess I’ll downgrade that from “Doooooppppppeeeee!”, to “Ok, I guess that’s still pretty cool then…”

  25. verno329 Says:

    “Yeah…it was dick move on my part. That’s why I’m gonna pay for your burgers. And here’s an extra $250. I left some stains in the back.”

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