Ten Tunes For Friday

Hampton '09 (J.Volckhausen)

Another week in the books, and summer tour is but two away. Today is one of the last few installments of Ten Tunes before the music begins to flow in earnest. The time is almost upon us. But while we’re waiting, here are some jams to enhance your Friday. Happy Memorial Day weekend folks, the summer season officially starts now.


Bathtub Gin > 2001” 12.2.99 II

This sequence served as the centerpiece of the first second set of December ’99.



David Bowie” 11.20.94 II

A ferocious jam set the table for the all-timer the following week in Minneapolis.



Halley’s > Hood” 2.24.03 II

12.29.09 (W.Rogell)

After an incredibly (read: too) long sit-in from BB King slowed the first set to a crawl, this sequence picked up the action to start the second set in style. And post-hiatus “Hoods” began to grow.



Stash” 12.29.95 I

A phenomenal version that capped a vintage year for “Stash.”



Tweezer” 11.11.96 II

Only weeks after Remain In Light one can already hear Phish beginning to focus on rhythmic grooves. Segments of this jam sound like they could be plucked from ’97.



Split Open and Melt” 12.28.95 I

There was no better way to kick off what many believe to be the greatest New Year’s Run of all-time in 1995.



Antelope 8.12.96 I

Creek '04Deer Creek “Antelopes” and Alpine “Tweezers,” timeless Midwestern staples of summer tour. This aggressive “Antelope” showed up in the first set of ’96’s first show, setting the tone for a stellar two nights in the cornfields of Noblesville.



YEM” 10.31.09 III

Indio’s celebratory, and rather large, Halloween “YEM;” one of ’09’s better versions.

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504 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Let’s Spend The Night Together is on Palladia right now.

  2. voidboy Says:


    above the call of duty.

    I will download and listen on my drive tomorrow…. thank you for not sending me a torrent of Hansen…

  3. kayatosh Says:

    no prob. up to china cat now. first set has been choice throughout. amazing playing

  4. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    If you think about how ‘effed up you’ve been before, and then imagine having to go on stage and perform under those conditions. I’m pretty sure that’s how the Stones operated for quite some time.

  5. voidboy Says:

    downloading now. Wife and I will enjoy the ride. thanks.

  6. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Mick : I think I’ll wear these football pants on stage tonight. With the cup. Yeah. That’ll do nicely.

  7. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    Actually DP 4 is from 2/13/70, one of the best Dead shows, and recordings, ever. Agree wholeheartedly with the 12/73 picks though, definitely one of the peaks. Along with September/October 72. 74 has gems, but a lot of noodling I think.

  8. kayatosh Says:

    Tzara: i’m w/ you. i love dp’s 11 — 9-27-72 — very, very good.

  9. kayatosh Says:

    i’m out for real. peace

  10. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Good night Kayatosh.

  11. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    @kaya. Yes, just put that one on a few days ago. Dew opener and epic Dark Star. Don’t miss the next night, it may be better.

  12. voidboy Says:

    Tzara’s Ghost

    1970? Okay… it was from memory… though 70 fits well enough… thanks for the correction. Still a favorite show. Love the Darkstar… love the Other One.

    Thanks for the “editor’s notes”.. ave been enjoying some recent 77′ as well.

    It’s all fun.

  13. voidboy Says:

    peace Kayatosh. Till next time…

  14. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    Man, west coast life is tough on this board. I get up, I’m 8 pages behind. Get back from lunch, y’all are hitting happy hour. Then once I get my wine on, everybody’s heading to bed. I’m not whining though.

    Well I kind of whine about only getting the three Greeks. But only sometimes.

  15. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    @void, no worries, just trying to help. It’s an awesome set. It was before Dick’s Picks got picky about whole shows though. So it’s from 2/13 and 2/14, and to this day I don’t know which is which, and have never heard the individual shows. Kind of too bad.

    But the Dark Star is 2/13 for sure, and one of my top 3.

  16. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Holiday weekends are slow around the Blackboard, huh.

    Charlie Watts has a very unique drumming style.

  17. voidboy Says:

    @Tzara’s Ghost,

    Yeah, it’s a “Bear’s Choice” o be sure and I don’t know where the (date) line gets drawn… but as far as West Coast… how far West are you?

    FWI, I’m in the outskirts of Los Angeles… wish I could have made plans for the Greek but have a new baby (made it to Indio though)

  18. voidboy Says:

    @[Not Tom] Marshall,

    Speaking of “Charlie Watts has a very unique drumming style.” Have you ever listened to “Television”… Punk-New Wave, but with a Dead/Stones” vieb if you can believe it.

  19. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    @ void – no. Is that the name of an album, group, or song?

  20. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    I’m in Seattle, hoping for a Gorge run this fall. I was at Indio too. Awesome hassle free Phish. Would do that again.

    As far as Bear, I shudder to think at all of the amazing SBDs that would exist if he hadn’t gone to jail not long after those shows.

  21. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    Television–Marquee Moon. One of my favorite albums ever.

  22. Bad Nirvana Cover Band Says:

    Listening to the second set of the second night of MSG. Enjoying this ‘DWD’. Maybe I could get used to the jammy side of Phish.

  23. voidboy Says:

    @[Not Tom] Marshall ,

    Group: Television
    Album: Marquee Moon (1977)
    Notes (edited): This album features the elliptical lyrics of Tom Verlaine set against the sparse yet complex guitar work of Verlaine and Richard Lloyd, and the rhythm section of Fred Smith (bass) and Billy Ficca (drums). The introspective mood of the album, and the careful, instrumental virtuosity of the band were arguably one of the first manifestations of the post punk movement.
    Reflections: The Dead meet Punk with a bit of Stones (Exile).

    Worth the listen if you’ve got an open mind.

  24. voidboy Says:

    @Tzara’s Ghost

    I’m in Seattle, hoping for a Gorge run this fall. I was at Indio too. Awesome hassle free Phish. Would do that again.

    Too true (regarding Bear).

    I was in the Honky Dory Lot (campng) near the RV lot… carved an awesome F8 pumpkin… great group of neighbors… the “friendliest” bunch I have ever met on a tour.

  25. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    Don’t do it, BNCB, check out a squirming coil or access me as soon as you can. Down with Disease is a gateway drug to other Type II nonsense like 10/31/98 Wolfman’s.

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