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:

    If Rush played the way Phish does …

    Night 1 (65 minutes)
    Set I:
    Spirit of Radio
    Stick It Out
    Kid Gloves
    Fly By Night
    In the Mood
    The Camera Eye
    Red Barchetta

    Set II: (90 minutes incl. encore)
    Lock and Key
    2112 Suite
    The Pass
    Grand Designs

    E: Mystic Rhythms


    Night 2
    Set I: (75 minutes)
    One Little Victory
    Bastille Day
    Finding My Way
    New World Man
    The Trees>
    La Villa Strangiato

    Set II: (95 minutes incl. encore)
    Roll the Bones
    Natural Science
    A Passage to Bangkok
    Distant Early Warning

    E: By-Tor and the Snow Dog

  2. ChefBradford Says:

    I’m pretty sure Tom Verlaine was working on Jeff Buckley’s follow-up album when Buckley drowned in Memphis

    As for Marquee Moon, I’ve only heard a couple of tracks, but the title track is epic

  3. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    @void, are you in LA, or Seattle, or both at once? Do you mean you’ll be in Seattle in the fall? I’ll buy you a beer.

    Hopefully at a Phish show.

  4. voidboy Says:

    “La Villa Strangiato” (excellent) but no “Natural Science?”… oh, you’ve got that too… Hemispheres? Power Windows? (Still, I am totally down with that setlist)… but no Tom Sawyer?

  5. voidboy Says:

    I’m in Los Angeles… though I’ll get to Seatle for a beer (well, maybe not but you never know… post Robear)

  6. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Tom Sawyer would be night 3.

    Rush has the catalog to play Phish-style mixing it up every night. But instead they play the same 20 song set, mixing up a couple of different songs each night.

  7. voidboy Says:

    “Rush has the catalog to play Phish-style mixing it up every night. But instead they play the same 20 song set, mixing up a couple of different songs each night.”

    Yeah, I agree actually. I love them, but they could do wonders and choose not to. I don’t know, I’m sure they could play this stuff in their sleep, so why not more variety? I’ve seen them enough to realize that this is not the case.

  8. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Night 3

    Set I:
    Time Stand Still
    Bastille Day
    Digital man
    Entre Nous
    Closer to the Heart
    The Test for Echo
    Natural Science

    Set II
    The Big Money
    Leave that Thing Alone
    Cygnus X-1

    E: Hempispheres

  9. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    ^ the above “night 3” show could melt faces.

  10. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Replace Bastille Day with Afterimage (since bastille day was played on night two already)

  11. voidboy Says:

    Cygnus X-1

    E: Hempispheres

    nice. wow, that would be a pretty sweet show. Though I would have liked to see “The Trees>Xanadu”… but who’s complaining.

  12. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    You have to keep going to shows to get that segue.

  13. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    I’m guessing that when Rush played back in the mid 70s they probably mixed the setlist up a bit more. Now they are robots.

  14. voidboy Says:

    not so sure (about Rush). There are some sbd’s floating around from the mid/late 70’s worth tracking down.. however a bonus disk from (i think) “Different Stages?” that has a nice late 70’s show. Very similar to other shows of the era (with slight variation). Rush played a tight, yet exciting show. Not as adventurous as Phish by a longshot, but still enjoyable.

  15. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    I’m actually listening to disc 3 of Different Stages right now. Need to track down those sbds that are out there.

  16. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    I loved Rush when I was in high school (circa 1986-1990), but haven’t been a fan since. It’s nostalgic for me, and that’s all.

  17. voidboy Says:

    There’s a show from the Hollywood Bowl (late 70’s I think 78) that a friend of mine has that is near perfect. Always blew my mind… I can get a copy of it if interested.

    I was into them from Perm Waves – Power Windows… still love them to a point. Plan to see them on their “Time Machine” tour.

  18. HarryHood Says:

    Ok, I’m back now…….. llfa at Void. Have you figured out what llfa stands for yet?

  19. voidboy Says:


    “My Areoplane Flys High?”

    …no, I have no idea…. other than “Laughing my f’ing Ass off” or something post Lady Ga Ga or something…”

  20. HarryHood Says:

    Laughing Lauging Fall Apart my friend.

  21. voidboy Says:

    “Laughing Lauging Fall Apart my friend.”

    Seriously… I’ve been living those lyrics for months and had no idea what the “llfa” meant? Oh, I love it… how cruel this world at times… so close but so far away.

  22. HarryHood Says:

    haha…. I saw all the posts from the last couple of pages and couldn’t believe that no one gave you the actual meaning.

  23. HarryHood Says:

    You would think we were a bunch of green boarders.

  24. voidboy Says:

    “Green Boarders?” It never crossed my mind… though I did google “LLfa” to no avail. I do love the BB… all is forgiven… It’s acaully quite funny in hindsight.

  25. HarryHood Says:

    “I did google “LLfa””

    ^ llfa

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