Ten Tunes For Summer

6.6.09 - Great Woods (G.Lucas)

We are officially one week from 2010’s opening night in Chicago, so this will be the last installment of “Ten Tunes” until July. Sticking with the theme of tour openers, all of today’s selections come from the first show of summer tour, chronologically ordered from 1993 to 2000. Enjoy the last Friday with old Phish jams, and start preparing for new ones!


Leprechaun > Runaway Jim” 7.15.93 I

Pollock Summer '93

The debut of Trey’s serene instrumental led into a Phish classic to punctuate set one of Summer ’93 in Weedsport, New York. “Leprechaun” would only see the stage twice more in its life, both times during this summer. “Runaway Jim” continued its well-trodden path to become one of the band’s most popular songs, appearing 330 times in its career. (Currently at 14th.)



Mike’s > Hydrogen > Weekapaug” 6.9.94 II

Though Spring blended into Summer in ’94, the band took a week off after Laguna Seca Daze before returning in June in Salt Lake City, Utah.  This “Mike’s Groove” provided a heavy ending to a relatively lite show.



Stash” 6.7.95 I

Red Rocks '94

Opening up Summer ’95 in Boise, Idaho, Phish used this first-set “Stash” as an initiation into the many dark excursions that would characterize the tour.



Antelope” 8.2.96 II

After an extensive tour of Europe, primarily opening for Santana, Phish returned to the states for a two-week trip across the country. This “Antelope” closed the second set of ’96’s tour opener in Park City, Utah.



David Bowie” 7.21.97 II

Shoreline '97

Following a mythological tour de funk in Europe, Phish came home to Virginia Beach in one of the most anticipated tour openers ever. The stories of thick molasses dance parties traveled across the pond, and US fans were starved for a taste. This “David Bowie, however, didn’t follow the rhythmic trend, forming the psychedelic centerpiece of the second set. A tasteful quote of The Weather Report’s “Birdland” emerges in the intro.



Ghost” 6.30.98 I

The reworked version of “Ghost” kicked off Summer ’98 as the opener in Christiana’s first show. While one of the all-time great versions of the song took place in the same building only two nights later, the exploratory process started right here.



Free” 6.30.99 II

Europe '98

Like a freight train running straight through your brain, this “Free” came out of the second set-opening “Squirming Coil” and rightfully baptized Summer ’99 with its militant jam. Phish began this tour in the open-air environs of Bonner Springs, Kansas.



Tweezer” 6.9.00 II

Sparking the second set of Summer 2000, “The Tokyo Tweezer” set the tone for Japan’s excellent adventures.

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1,004 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Summer”

  1. Willowed Says:

    gravatar.com angry

  2. Angryjoggerz Says:

    prepare for downcount!

  3. Willowed Says:

    5, 4, 3, 1……off blast

  4. lastwaltzer Says:

    So I made this mix for a friend and since I went through the trouble of making a sendspace file I thought I’d share. It’s not a guide to anything just a selection of tunes from 1960-1970.

    Here is the link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/tbx1z2

    Here is the track list:

    1.Fall On You- Moby Grape
    2. Where Have All The Good Times Gone – The Kinks
    3. I Can’t Explain – The Who
    4. Postures – The 13th Floor Elevators
    5. A House Is Not Motel – Love
    6. Odgen’s Nut Gone Flake – The Small Faces
    7. Running Dry – Neil Young
    8. I Want To Know – The Fugs
    9. Si Tu Dois Partir – The Fairport Convention
    10. The Hedge Hog Song – The Incredible String Band
    11. Fido – The Byrds
    12. Everydays – Buffalo Springfield
    13. Oh Baby, It Just Don’t Matter – The Sir Douglas Quintet
    14. East West – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
    15. Today – Jefferson Airplane
    16. Bye Bye Baby – Janis Joplin
    17. There She Goes – The Velvet Underground
    18. Who Are The Brain Police – Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
    19. Liar Liar – The Castaways
    20. Moonlight On Vermont – Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band
    21. Bat Macumba – Os Mutantes
    22. Crosstown Traffic – Jimi Hendrix Experience
    23.Mamma Roux – Dr. John
    24. My Automobile – Parlamint

  5. Willowed Says:

    Thanks LW – downloading it now!!

  6. Willowed Says:

    Will downloading this make my buzz greater
    Wil watching Phish in 3D make tour get here sooner.

  7. lastwaltzer Says:

    @willowed, would you mind telling me if when you drop that into itunes if it comes up in that order?

  8. lastwaltzer Says:

    Your buzz may increase, but if you would just come over and step into this k-hole it’ll be here before you know it!

  9. lastwaltzer Says:

    it being tour, sorry its not my fault I’m on pcp 😉

  10. Willowed Says:

    I will. Give me a second!

  11. Lycanthropist Says:

    @Mr. C

    yeah there i am definitely hooked on the read anyway. And I really love the way that the lessons are taught.

    I can also see that there is some sifting through extraneous to be done, but what rich soil to sift through.

  12. Lycanthropist Says:

    BTW I got a good night of live music to get into tonight.

    WATIV: James Singleton – Bass, Simon Lott – Drums, Chris Alford – Guitar, Will Thompson – Rhodes

    hell yes

  13. Selector J Says:

    “as one half of Major Lazer, who AW thought stanked.”
    I read this “stanked” to mean sucked…
    but maybe you meant “stanked” as in a good potent aroma a la Sour Deisel way.

    Probably the former, either way their video of ‘Hold The Line’ is effing brilliant regardless of what you think of the song.

    “Vibrate like a nookia…”

  14. Willowed Says:

    I just added the folder and it seperated each song. I am not an ITUNES expert but it scattered each individual song.

  15. lastwaltzer Says:

    yeah they should still be tagged by the artist but try sorting your itunes by album instead of artist, that should put them in order. I think…….

  16. Willowed Says:

    I assume it will pop up in compilations when I sync….right?

  17. Willowed Says:

    Give me a second and I will sync my pod.

    That just sounded wrong.

  18. lastwaltzer Says:

    maybe if you search for the album title 60-70 and then hit the albums button, that should do it or what i said before.

  19. lastwaltzer Says:

    if you goto the albums section of your ipod you should get it all

  20. Willowed Says:

    give me a second. I am checking as we speak

  21. Mr.Palmer Says:

    how come every time i start to roll one up my 3 year old shows up. Damn. ” What’s in that box daddy?”

  22. Willowed Says:

    You are good LW. It’s perfect
    It shows up in album as 60-70 in order

  23. lastwaltzer Says:

    “how come every time i start to roll one up my 3 year old shows up. Damn. ”

    is that dad rap?

  24. lastwaltzer Says:

    word, enjoy I’ve got a country one I may through up tomorrow. Both kinds, country and western.

  25. Willowed Says:

    That’s funny Mr. P.
    I just had my headphones on buggin to TTFF Antelope. She tugged my shirt and I almost fell over.

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