Ten Tunes For Friday

6.27.10 (G.Lucas)

Today, in a one-time appearance between tours, Ten Tunes For Friday focuses on past highlights from all the Leg II venues. Spanning eras and playing styles, the history of these venues dip into a wide spectrum of Phish history. And here’s a small taste.

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Reba” 8.9.97 I

This dreamy, daytime “Reba” contributed to a big first set at Alpine ’97.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/ph1997-08-09d1t06.mp3]

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Stash” 8.28.93 I

Pollock '93

This first-set highlight from The Greek showcased Phish’s torrid jamming of Summer ’93, defined by near-subconscious communication.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/07-Stash-8.28.93.mp3]

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Run Like An Antelope” 8.12.96 I

Deer Creek and “Antelope” have become two peas in a pod over Phish’s career, with more than a few standout versions played in the cornfields. The band threw down this dizzying jam in the first set of the first show in 1996, setting the tone for a memorable weekend.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/ph1996-08-12d2t06.mp3]

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Fee > David Bowie” 10.28.91 I

1990

This combination closed the first set at Elk Ballroom, Phish’s last visit to Telluride. And yes, Phish could play then too.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/11-Track-11.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/12-Track-12.mp3]

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Harry Hood” 8.10.97 I

A uniquely gorgeous “Harry Hood,” this version carried a somber tone as Phish played the usually-blissful jam in a minor key to close the first set at Deer Creek.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/ph1997-08-10d2t04.mp3]

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Harpua” 10.28.91 II

A classic version of “Harpua” with comical narration from another era of Phish, nineteen years ago. This selection goes out to zzyzx!

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/2-09-Track-09.mp3]

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Tweezer > Gumbo” 6.28.95 II

Strap on your seat belt for a wild ride through a quintessential  piece of Summer ’95 improv. “Tweezer” passes through countless themes, including ‘Dave’s Energy Guide” and a jam of The Breeder’s “Cannonball,” on the way to a half-hour epic at Jones Beach.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Track-03.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Track-04.mp3]

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You Enjoy Myself” 8.28.93 II

The final piece to Summer ’93, featuring a prominent “Oye Como Va” jam.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/ph1993-08-28d3t01.mp3]

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Fan-Run Events Around the Greek:

Bicycle – A Psychedelic and Visionary Arts Event

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Where: Club Six – 60 6th St b/w Market and Mission, San Francisco

"Bicycle" Flyer

An art and music show showcasing the art of Stanley Mouse, Alan Forbes, Dave Hunter, David D’Andrea, Tripp Shealy, Erin Cadigan, Mark McCloud and the Blotter Barn Collection, Kyle Carter, Michael Matel and I.A.M.U. Presents artists Mark Henson, Android Jones, Xavi and Carey Thompson

DJ Sets from 9 pm – 2am

Downstairs: 10-11pm DJ Citizen Ten and MC Abstract Rude, 11pm-2am DJ Logic

Upstairs: SF’s own DJ Sleepyhead, Kaptain Harris, and Coopdville

Info and tickets here.

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Mystery Ship Greek Theater After Party

Friday, August 6, 2010

Where: 88 Jack London Square, Oakland, CA

The Mystery Ship

After the second show on the 6th, this late-night cruise will set sail from 1:00-4:00 am with live music on board provided by The Jug Dealers and Acacia. This special after-party will take place on The Fume Blanc, a magnificent three-deck replica of a New York State Hudson River Steamboat of yesteryear. See below for more information.

Info and tickets here.

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1,147 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. El Duderino Says:

    Best pre-Miami Jam ’09 was Gorge R&R hands down end ‘O story

  2. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    airing out my tent for DC>AV getting fucking excited.
    gonna see my first YEM finally

  3. hoedown Says:

    It blows my mind when I see Miner write “AC is on”…

  4. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Best pre-Miami Jam ’09 was Gorge R&R(line through thingy) Gin hands down end ‘O story

  5. BingosBrother Says:

    “(this is clearly just a move that is sponsored by HBO)”

    You mean MTV?

    Fist pumpin like a mofo on the Jersey shore!

  6. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    NO BINGO
    does no one else know about this show?!?!?!

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0979432/

  7. lastwaltzer Says:

    @DF,

    TEN though?

    Off the top of my head:

    Gorge: Gin/R&R/Light
    Red Rocks:Tweezer
    Portland: Undermind
    MSG: Light
    Albany: Seven Below
    Shorline: DWD
    Spac: #Line

    And even that is pushing some shit to the top that isn’t that impressive (like that gorge light which started out sloppy).

  8. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    gorge gin
    gorge sally
    gorge light
    gorge RnR
    RR tweezer
    MSG light
    albany seven below>ghost
    golden age (yeah that’s right)

  9. bouncin fan Says:

    You like to argue DF
    For a youngster you sure know everything

    I’d agree there are maybe 5 to 7 real hot jams pre Miami

    I just think the tweezer ghost and bott from Miami stepped it up a bunch

    I’m out
    Laterz

  10. lastwaltzer Says:

    @BF,

    hit those record stores yet?

  11. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    ha nice list LW

  12. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    oh yes. bouncin. those were my second and third shows yo

  13. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    “For a youngster you sure know everything”

    if we’re talking 2009 and 2010, i’ve heard every single show at least once so….

  14. El Duderino Says:

    @ DF

    You don’t want to go down this road with AW brah…

  15. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    ha LW our first 7 are all the same, and i didn’t even see yours when i wrote mine

  16. Robear Says:

    nice work boyz.

    MPP ’46 Days’ still holds weight from last year.

    advice from cats that can hit any show any time. thx fella’s.

  17. BrandonKayda Says:

    ^

    This. MPP 46 Days from 2009 was easily one of the best jams of the summer. Needs more love IMO

  18. Robear Says:

    FTR,

    I can go into any show, anywhere, by showing up at Will Call 75 minutes before doors.

    No way I’m going to forget all the phans that don’t have that option. No way I’m gonna’ put it in everyone’s face living on the west half of the country to just jump on a plane, brah. Get to a show.

    and don’t worry phriends, i’ll be blasting the laser beams to everyone on couch tour.

  19. bouncin fan Says:

    I’m fine with DF

    His annoying factor is part of his charm

    Kind of kid that gets 600 dollars of pick ups in a fender squire

    A lot to learn but not a bad kid

  20. willowed Says:

    @ AW
    Thanks for the No Whitey mix from a few weeks back. Can’t stop spinning that.
    Love it. Shits tight!!

  21. Mr. Completely Says:

    “my friend is now ordering a Celestial Portrait of his wedding picture for his fiancees 1 year anniversary present.”

    I can’t tell if you’re kidding.

    Please, don’t be!

  22. KWL Says:

    10-3-76 set II is dope

  23. lastwaltzer Says:

    @DF,

    Yeah my list isn’t really saying all that much. While Sally was sweet (LOVE THAT TUNE), it wasn’t extraordinary, same with the Undermind. That kind of shit should always be going down in the first set, jams like that shouldn’t be exceptional. And while I also loved the golden age it too kind of falls into the same category.

  24. lastwaltzer Says:

    @kwl,

    what was that email addresses again.

  25. Mr. Completely Says:

    I got some kind of error trying to pull the No Whitey mix

    have to try again soon

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