Type II Trivia Test

10.30.98 - Indio, CA (Wendy Rogell)

Today we have a game show on Phish Thoughts – the place where the fun never ends. Phish’s jamming has often been described in layman’s terms as ‘type I’ ( contained jamming that adheres to song structures and chord progressions) and ‘type II’ (open jamming that leaves any semblance of the song it came from). Today’s game centers on Phish’s open jamming. Below are ten audio clips – each a few minutes long, and here is the task. You can gain 3 points per audio clip – 1 for identifying the year, 1 for identifying the song, and 1 for identifying the date – for a total of 30 possible points. The winner will win their choice of a “TAB and the Tabernacle” CD or Mike Gordon’s “Moss,” to be delivered in the near future. Please email your entries with ten numbered lines, one for each guess. All entries must be emailed to mrminer@phishthoughts.com by 7 pm pacific on Friday (tomorrow) night. If multiple entries nail a perfect score, the earlier entry will take the prize. Without further ado, here are the audio clips. Good Luck!


12.2.09 (W.Rogell)

1. [audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/track-9.mp3]

2. [audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/rrack-4.mp3]

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

6.26.10 (G.Lucas)

4. [audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/track-5.mp3]

5. [audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/track-6.mp3]

6. [audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/track-7.mp3]

8.5.10 (W.Rogell)

7. [audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/track-10.mp3]

8. [audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/track-8.mp3]

9. [audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/track-3.mp3]

10 [audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/track1.mp3]

Entries due by 7 pm pacific tomorrow to mrminer@phishthoughts.com.


Jam of the Day:

Tweezer” 11.13.94 II

“Tweezer” week continues with this blast from Fall ’94 in Erie, Pennsylvania. Notice the more full-on, aggressive playing that defined November ’94




9.12.2000 Great Woods, Mansfield, MA (matrix) < Torrent

9.12.2000 Great Woods, Mansfield, MA (matrix) < Megaupload

Great Woods - Mansfield, MA

The less exploratory and more anthem-based second night of a solid Great Woods stand at the beginning of Fall 2000.

I: Wolfman’s Brother, Scent of a Mule, My Soul, Ginseng Sullivan, First Tube, The Divided Sky, Wilson

II: Down with Disease, Heavy Things, Split Open and Melt, Hold Your Head Up > Bike > Hold Your Head Up, Also Sprach Zarathustra > Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove

E: The Squirming Coil

Source: Matrix – FM-ALD SBD / B & K 4011

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775 Responses to “Type II Trivia Test”

  1. Mr.Palmer Says:

    kwl- i hear ya. I think i can get the song and narrow the years down pretty well. The dates are just too much for my head. Interesting exercise though.

  2. sumodie Says:

    When alphabetizing it is best to eliminate “the”

    Otherwise, agreed, they are most definitely THE Grateful Dead


    @mrP: What? I’m losing out to Ned -say it ain’t so!

    ::furiously begins scanning net for software application that will compare sound clips with PH library::

  3. phoammhead Says:

    Thanks @Jtran. Yes, I was very sorry I didn’t get that pair from you, but that was on me. Thanks again for putting those out here for BBers. I totally underestimated the Halloween run ticket demand and frinzy!

  4. Emperor Palpatine Says:

    Agreed Sumo, easier for organizing

    Ned miss the ole boy.

  5. jdub Says:

    Miner’s quiz is one of the few google proof tests around. A really great idea.

  6. KWL Says:

    getting a bit easier towards the bottom of the list…

  7. KWL Says:

    (i’ll probably still get them all wrong)

  8. jdub Says:

    I’m working on #7. I think I have the song and era. A good reason to spend some time on Phishows.com.

  9. Mr.Palmer Says:

    #6 is awesome.

  10. KWL Says:

    i think 2 & 3 are the only ones i have never heard before

    but i only know 3 of them. the other 5 are really driving me crazy.

  11. DukeOfLizards Says:

    I wouldn’t be THAT mad if a quiz for Friday replaced ten tunes.

    My employer would, but not me.

  12. Jtran Says:


    John Mayer

    Stash tease

    Pretty sick

  13. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Aaaaaand today’s Thursday.

    Have another beer, John.

  14. halcyon Says:

    Listened to those again, and the results are in: I am a NOOB.

  15. Mr.Palmer Says:

    I saw John Mayer @ the Katrina Benefit @ Radio City in his 3 piece band. They were great. He can play.

  16. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Diggin the album Selector

    Gracias amigo!

  17. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    I like when Chapeel had him do the thing at the office meeting with his guitar as as study of music on white folks

  18. DukeOfLizards Says:

    John Mayer has serious chops. But he seriously lacks the cool.

  19. KWL Says:

    7, 8, 9 = check

    1-6 and 10 = D’OH

  20. Tzara's Ghost Says:

    “I saw John Mayer @ the Katrina Benefit @ Radio City in his 3 piece band. They were great. He can play.”–Palmer

    It’s true, but he’d rather play with starlets.
    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  21. Selector J Says:

    “Listened to those again, and the results are in: I am a NOOB.…”

    haha… me, too.

    I think the name of this game should be called, “Dude, do you remember what song this is?”

    De nada, hombre.
    Really is one of the great dub albums. ‘Your Teeth In My Neck’ might be my favorite dub track ever. The thing never stands still. Such brilliant, subtle changes throughout.

  22. Selector J Says:

    I think the name of this game should be called, “Dude, do you remember what song this is?”

    should clarify… As in 10 minutes into the jam you turn to your buddy and ask, “Dude, do you remember what song this is?”

  23. DukeOfLizards Says:

    ^ Everyone is a winner in this game.

  24. KWL Says:

    1-6 and 10 i’m taking home as my homework

    night folks

  25. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Hey @selector – do you have a list of the artists for When Roots Attack! Vol 7?

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