Ten Tunes For Friday

Red Rocks '09 (G. Lucas)

Don’t try doing the math today because nothing adds up to ten. But it is Friday, and we have ten central tunes to take up some of the day. This week I tried to switch up the song choices a bit, going for a fresh vibe. Also, these selections focus on the late ’90s with a dash of post-hiatus. Enjoy the tunes, and. as always, enjoy the weekend! (Song titles double as download links.)

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Tube” 2.22.03 II

A bumpin’ version that kicked off the final set of Cincy’s two-night stand on Phish’s first tour back from their break.

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Timber > Simple” 11.16.97 II

McNichols Arena

A dark piece of improv, “Timber” moves into a gorgeous section of melodic resolution before an energetic transition into “Simple” overtakes the arena. This was part of a strong second set that gets rightfully overshadowed by the musical mastery of the following show at McNichols.

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The Curtain > Tweezer” 11.12.95 II

A dynamic, multi-tiered excursion from Gainesville, Florida during Fall ’95. Page leads the initial segment of the piece while Trey hops onto his kit. But when he steps back onto guitar, it’s some of the more uplifting music you’ll hear. A truly great version through and through.

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It’s Ice > Velvet Sea” 9.20.00 II

"It's Ice" (Unk)

In the middle of Cincinatti’s second set, Phish went deep in the subterranean section of “It’s Ice.” The stanza’s centerpiece drifted into the most interesting version of the song I’ve ever heard. A section of awesome improv sees Trey move from guitar to keys, toying with many of his signature licks.

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Frankie Says” 12.28.03 I

Amidst a heavy first set of Miami ’03’s New Year’s run, “Frankie Says” brought the surprise psychedelia.

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Twist > Slave” 7.4.00 II

July 4th

The triumphant final suite of of Phish’s stand out second set on the 4th of July in Camden, NJ.

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Emotional Rescue > Split” 11.21.97 I

The comedic opener of Hampton ’97 moved from humor to funk, and eventually into a dark and twisting “Split.” Things were officially underway.

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612 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. kenny powers Says:

    WORD Cub! That’s great stuff.

    And it’s ironic, I feel the same way re: bane vs. booze, yet I barely bane and I drink way too often. The reason is that my wife have never and will likely never touch bane or any drug at all but she loves to drink and is a very fun drinking buddy.

    For her it’s a deep issue – her brother had a serious junk problem and died of an ID at 25, when she was 20 and their parents were going through a bitter divorce. So she’s just generally scared of drugs….but doesn’t mind being around a partying bunch that are baning, esp if she’s drinking. But it would weird her out if I were baned and it was just the two of us.

    It”s a shame that i pretty much have to wait until she goes away on business in order to get lit and take a hike outside or zone out to some jams. but that’s pretty much what it’s come down to.

  2. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Sumo- how does that TAB hangout show you posted earlier from bt.etree sound? Miner’s source was a SBD i believe, but for some reason the link won’t work for me. If the AUD sounds great, i’ll just grab that one.

  3. bouncin fan Says:

    Few bands Palmer have had the effect on me as the orchestre

    Benin was a cultural melting pot that caused them to be heavily influenced by outside Latin, western, Nigerian, and Ghana influences

    The drummer and guitarist are absolutely nuts

    My favorite African band hands down.

    The way the fuse latin, afrobeat, psyche rock, and traditional sounds just blows my mind

    Pretty much all I’ve been listening to since I stumbled across them a month ago

    Playing Chicago in June for free first time in the states ever in their 40 year existence

  4. Mr.Palmer Says:

    How did you find so much info on them AW? I tried that Wiki shit and they had nothing. That’s great you can see them this summer , and for free no less. 40 years never been to the US to play. That’s amazing.

    Feels like one of the records that once you start, you have to listen the whole way through. can’t stop it.

  5. bouncin fan Says:

    check Soundway and Analog Africa

    I think they have websites where they kind of go into the history

    two european dj’s basically discovered em within the last 10 years and have been making trips hiring local record dealers to help them search Benin for high quality vinyl or master tapes.

    they have been kind of competing back and forth licensing and putting out the best material.

    the vinyl have extensive write ups on how they found each track and the history of each one.

    I think on those websites you could maybe find some of the writings.

    Analog Africa and Soundway are the two labels

  6. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Gotcha. They are playing in NYC on July 11th. hmmm

  7. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Not free though. $30 or $40 a pop.

  8. bouncin fan Says:

    I can’t find much either even on the sites

    too bad cuz the liner notes on the releases are quite extensive

  9. bouncin fan Says:

    I would check it out

    the whole record collecting and afro beat community are so stoked these cats are hitting the states

    biggest event in a long, long time

    I think they are touring Europe right now

  10. guyforget Says:

    KP – just starting hitting up your site for remasters. They sound great. Thanks a bunch..

  11. willowed Says:

    Nice Cub and Aqua
    My 2 daughters are 100% the cats meow. My son is a meatball. Good kid but a straight up meatball. I tried not to touch them when they were small…too nervous. Just kidding.
    The moment you realize life is bigger than you is a special one.

  12. Robear Says:

    tiii, that riff is on the beginning loop of one of the deadhorse dvd’s. i think it’s either ‘roses’ or ‘twist’. i loaned mine out, so will check soon.

    bouncin’, big night for the Sharks.

  13. bouncin fan Says:

    I’m seeing Sharon Jones tonight

    so the Hawks will have to defeat that joke of a hockey team without me

    sweep in the works

    kind of pissed I’m missing it but the girl loves the Dap Kings and the new album rips so what can you do

    hopefully they blow em out

    laterz kids
    off to catch the train
    too much fun for one week

  14. Robear Says:

    watched a boise ’99 vid this week. super grainy, but viewable.

    you cats would flip if you saw how thin big Red had gotten at that point. then compared it to RR vid from this year. whoa, welcome back.

    ***toast, to health, love and moderation

  15. Robear Says:

    this emotional split rips. kudos Miner!

  16. Chuck D Says:

    odds on windy city toyota opener?

  17. Day Man Says:

    Bouncin- where they playing at in June? I would assume one of the many festivals here but can’t find which one. Go Hawks!

  18. kenny powers Says:

    no way Chuck D, too predictable after last year. i really like that song, btw. great little riff.

  19. voopa Says:

    No West Coast love from Orchestre. Maybe they’ll play Indio in the Fall.

  20. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    @ zzyzx – you’ve gotten plenty of responses already, but I would say that no matter how much you build up the Island Run in your mind, it will still blow you away. I’ve been on a non-stop Phish diet for the past 18 months, and been a fan since 1994, and listening to the Island Run completely blew me away.

    I chose to be outside on a very pretty day at the waterfall in a local park, listening on headphones, buzzed from a couple of good high gravity beers, when I listened to the first show. Try something like this, for a good intimate listen, without being couped up or on the road.

    @ Robear – didn’t say I would rather work for the man than see Phish 555, just that it takes a lot of sacrificing to get to that many shows. I guess I’m saying that you can see 1/3 that many shows and get to experience a lot of other great life experiences, in a more balanced way. But this sort of discussion is asinine anyway. if someone wants and can hit 555 shows – more power to ’em!

    About to pop a New Belgian Golden Blonde Ale 8.5 ABV. Happy Friday!

  21. voopa Says:

    7/11 – NY NY
    7/15 – Chicago

  22. Chuck D Says:

    parts of me are wishing that Party Time (the album) wasn’t released, meaning that these songs would only be showcased in a live setting (ala Harry Hood). any thoughts?

  23. Robear Says:

    MC, you missed my point. Better to go to tons of shows than work for the man. period. if you can.

    love the word asinine!

    apparently, i haven’t done either.

  24. kenny powers Says:

    i think of Party Time as a b-sides/outtakes type album, meaning i don’t see them in the same light as the officially studio-released, fully-produced albums…

    but then again, it’s not like they have any hit singles anyway so who cares. as long as it works live, i’ll enjoy it!

    yay tour

  25. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Robear – you agree myself

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