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. Mr.Miner Says:

    radio city6 is in the archives. got some pac nw ’96 lined up

  2. Spasm Waiter Says:

    Anybody familiar with this Charlie Hunter tune called Astronaut Love Triangle? Very cool. Would be a badass cover for Phish.

    http://www.myspace.com/charliehunter

  3. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Miner 2.13.93. Mr. palmer’s first show. 🙂

  4. halcyon Says:

    Hope todays Friday was great. Back to work today so this was my Monday ?

    Went to a record shop in Boulder a couple of days ago to pick up some Live Phish series (they always have a bunch for sale used), and the store was Closed 🙁 It had been in Boulder for ages, and the place was barren. Another victim of digital technology and the recession.

  5. Willowed Says:

    Glass of Pinot in hand. Kids getting ready for sleep.
    Should I get baned?
    I don’t want another panic attack like yesterday. (see earlier post)
    Need to get my body ready for tour.

  6. butter Says:

    pimpin “Crimsion White and Indigo” dvd set 2 the Scarlet Begonias is Fire

  7. Willowed Says:

    Miner if someone hasn’t requested a show, I would love for you to post
    12/4/1995
    Mullins Center
    First show for Willowed
    Thanks in advance

  8. Robear Says:

    spasm, i’d like the 4 lower dams on the klamath removed, so the fish, river, and the fisheries can flourish.

  9. Willowed Says:

    Cancel that, I see Mr. P. beat me to it!

  10. Spasm Waiter Says:

    Ro
    Roger that. I concur.

  11. tela'smuff Says:

    listen, miner is the man. been a big fan of the site since it’s inception (posted under different name to start). edgy or not, mad luv for ya.

    point on the bouncin is clea. i have ALWAYS dreamed of a jammed out Bouncin. that classic version if it happened, wouldn’t be the same unless you stuck with the main structure. i often find myself appreciating nuances of songs the more i listen. zzyzx made this point (in a way) earlier.

    that’s why i make the wild leap with my Pavemnet – Friday comparison.

  12. Willowed Says:

    For some reason I compare Bouncin to Undermind. Almost like a brother to brother relationship (I feel the same about Haley’s and Timber).
    Undermind is the younger brother with a lot of energy. He gets jammed out and likes to have fun. Bouncin is the older wiser brother who is a little stiff.
    Bouncin was the smart one in high school.
    Undermind was the athlete party animal.
    My brain works a little differently, does anyone else get what I’m saying.

  13. Willowed Says:

    Obviously the songs are totally different but they have a unique relationship. To me anyway.

  14. Robear Says:

    spasm, i’d like to see something done about japanese factory salmon trawlers in international waters as well……….

  15. halcyon Says:

    Don’t forget the Norwegians too Robear! They have some of the largest trawlers in the world.

  16. butter Says:

    yea Willowed i smell ya

  17. mrfergie Says:

    willowed – in regards to your story from earlier about getting baned. I can totally relate. Recently came into a small amount, me and the fiance got nice and lit, and all I could think about was getting caught, losing job, getting evicted etc. 2nd time was way more relaxing, but still had some anxiety…

    I say go for it though

  18. butter Says:

    standing on the moon from the “crimson white and indigo ” is the stuff

  19. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    @Willowed, what kind of Pinot are you drinking, anything good? I love a good pinot. Good luck on the baning reprise.

  20. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    Hi Butter,

    Just got my Crimson, White and Indigo in, haven’t had a chance to check it out much. Hopefully this weekend. Never had the show, so looking forward to it.

  21. ThePigSong Says:

    How hard is it to get an invite to Demonoid?

  22. voopa Says:

    One of the Summer ’96 shows has a little extended jam out of Bouncin’…London I believe?

  23. voopa Says:

    Yep, 7-11

    Set 2: Harry Hood > Bouncing Around the Room > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Maze, The Lizards, Hold Your Head Up > Terrapin > Hold Your Head Up, You Enjoy Myself, Hello My Baby

    Terrapin was dedicated to Syd Barrett…who was there!

    Damn high winds are causing brownouts. This is not enhancing my online experience, Mother Nature!

  24. butter Says:

    Tzara’z – you’re in for a real treat , its amazing

  25. butter Says:

    the “wharf rat” is utterly disgusting

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