Five Posters From Fall

10.31.10 - Atlantic City -G.Lucas)

Poster collecting has gotten crazy in the Phish scene these days. These sought-after, limited edition prints often go on sale exactly when doors open, if not hours beforehand outside the venue, all but eliminating the chance for the casual concert-goer to grab one. And hence the allure. Even the nights that all the posters are sold at merch stands when doors open, they are sold out before the show begins, and if the print is a Pollock, its a race to the tables and they are gone in minutes. The aftermarket for this artwork has also blossomed with the $50 prints grabbing up to $200 in the post-tour hype, and even more on EBay. Hiring a different artist for every show or run this Fall, Phish offered a diversity of prints to take home as a souvenir or an investment. Artwork is subjective, and everyone has their own tastes, but these are my five favorite prints from Fall Tour 2010. (Pictures of all prints can be found on Phish’s Facebook page under “Photos”)

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5. 10/30 Atlantic City – Artist: Nate Duval (Run of 550)

The middle print of a three-piece holiday set, this one stands out from the rest. Celebrating the honey bee – the state bug of New Jersey – this Queen Beehive with a seeing eye struck me the moment I saw it. While the other two prints in the series are also very cool, the surrounding patterns and bizarre visual effect of this image put it over the top.

10/30 (Duval)

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4. 10/26 Manchester, NH – Artist: Ken Taylor (Run of 600)

This print plays off Western Observatory in Derryfield Park, an actual landmark in Manchester, New Hampshire. Artist, Ken Taylor, dropped in on the forum at Phishposters.com saying that his intent for the image was to have the tree symbolize Phish taking over Manchester. Well, Ken’s premonition proved to be on point as Phish took theĀ  New Hampshire town by storm.This fairly dark and mysterious print pops to life in person with the use of metallic inks; not your run of the mill Phish poster

10/26 (Ken Taylor)

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3. 10/24 Amherst, MA – Artist: Jim Pollock (Run of 625)

This Pollock print for the second night of Amherst trumps his work on the first by leaps and bounds. Centered on a crest in which each quadrant represents a band member, the words “Boy, Man, God, Shit” surround the central image. Another single – or third – eye appears over the top of the print in the “Phish” font, a theme present on three separate prints this tour. Pollack combined a colonial scene with an underwater theme below the date, as colonists and their horse appear in full snorkel gear. This brightly colored print bursts with detail and has been a pricey purchase in the secondary market.

10/24 (Jim Pollock)

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2. 10/22 Providence – Artist: Marq Spusta (Run 650)

This is easily the most detailed print from Fall Tour. Blending an underwater scene with an intricately designed forest, eleven squid cling to an ark at dusk. Jellyfish, sea stars, seahorses (fuckin’ love em!) and other detailed pieces from under the sea surround them in a print that only gets more interesting the more you look at it. Probably many people’s pick for the poster of tour, this one is a visual treat.

10/22 (Marq Spusta)

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1. 10/19 Augusta, ME – Artist: Scott Cambpell (Run of 700)

Augusta’s poster is my personal favorite due to its sharp, borderline-animated artwork, dramatic shape, and vibrant colors. Scott Campbell’s pieces have always struck a chord with me, and when I saw this print it immediately caught my eye. Alluding to “Cavern,” the poster includes the lryic “It’s later than you think” above the date of the show. The image portrays light shafts beaming into a cave onto a mud rat detector, or some sort of projector, under a ceiling dripping with stalagtites that spell “Phish.” Aside from any Phishy symbolism, this piece struck me as the boldest and most powerful artwork from of Fall Tour.

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Jam of the Day:

Time Loves A Hero > Day Or Night” 10.31.10 II

A stellar segment of Phish’s Waiting For Columbus set.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/ph2010-10-31t17.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/ph2010-10-31t18.mp3]

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DOWNLOAD OF THE DAY:

10.11.10 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, CO

FLAC Torrent (etree), Mp3 Torrent, Megaupload < Links

Official Broomfield Poster

A start-to-finish smoker, the second show of tour provided a huge step forward from night one. The first – and arguably – more exciting set featured a classic “Jim,” “Foam” opener, and a stellar sequence of “Wolfmans,” “Reba,” “Halley’s > Tweezer.” The highlight of this run was “Reba,” a version that would be sitting on the tour’s top-shelf were it not for Augusta’s masterpiece. The set-opening triumvirate of “Golden Age > Piper > Camel Walk” and a late set “Twist” starred in the second half. But no matter how many times Phish tries it, “Number Line” just doesn’t work as a set closer.

I: Runaway Jim, Foam, Back on the Train, Wolfman’s Brother, Reba, Halley’s Comet > Tweezer, What Things Seem*, The Squirming Coil, Run Like an Antelope

II: Golden Age > Piper > Camel Walk, Alaska, Gotta Jibboo, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Twist, Fluffhead, Backwards Down the Number Line

E: Sleeping Monkey, Tweezer Reprise

Source: FOB/DFC > Neumann ak40’s(NOS) > lc3 > km100 > Aerco mp2 @ 20db > Sd 702 @ 24/48 (Taper – gotfob)

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627 Responses to “Five Posters From Fall”

  1. EL Duderino Says:

    @ DF

    But what about the TEMPO???

  2. Mr.Palmer Says:

    I hear you El Dude. Sometimes i just feel like spinning a particular tune from a show. The archive.org is great for that w/ the Dead.

  3. EL Duderino Says:

    Yes… Yes it is Palmer

  4. Robear Says:

    i like open jamming, like that found in the Miami ‘GBOTT’

  5. Mr.Palmer Says:

    I love college hoops, but its too early in the season to listen to Dickey V. Volume off, ’93 Phish on

  6. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    miami gbott made me happy

  7. Robear Says:

    packing computers today. moving data, out with the old, in with the new. pretty fun. learned a bunch. we have our own online mac genius, and some other slick cats. so even a rural bumpkin like myself can get free tech help.

    +1 for Miner’s site

    duder, checking out that ’99 Alpine show for the first time. on ‘Tweezer’

  8. EL Duderino Says:

    Bulls/Mavericks @ 9:30pm eastern on ESPN

  9. Mr. Completely Says:

    we’re hittin under 250 for top grade here in pdx now…200 sometimes

  10. Robear Says:

    anyone know the track ‘Poison’ by NAS? slick little verse regarding thanksgiving.

  11. EL Duderino Says:

    the Fluffhead of all Fluffhead’s Robear…

    unless you’re talkin’ about the ’98 AV Tweezer?

  12. EL Duderino Says:

    Mr. C @ “ground zero”

  13. Mr.Palmer Says:

    I can’t get into the NBA anymore. I used to love it. Not sure why. I’m sure it has to do with the Knicks being a laughing stock. Even before though, i’ll take a good college game over an NBA game every day of the week.

  14. Mr. Completely Says:

    lol @robear check it out
    http://www.npr.org/2010/11/16/131370744/coolio-samples-mama-stamberg-s-cranberry-relish

    which led me to http://www.youtube.com/user/CookinWithCoolio

    which in turn led to the mindblowing realization that Coolio still exists…who’d’a thunkit?

  15. Mr. Completely Says:

    I don’t really tune into the NBA until after the super bowl. maybe a game or 2 live at the Rose Garden but thats different.

    this season carries the added burden of watching the Blazers dream go down in a hail of knee injuries

    the B-Roy one really shuts the door on the future of that team…most of the fans have not realized it yet but this team as it is currently configured is done in terms of potential contention.

    sad times here really in that regard

  16. EL Duderino Says:

    Oden is done for good unfortunately IMO.

    Derek Rose or Junior as I like to call him is a real delight to watch

  17. Robear Says:

    very sad re: Roy. really a quiet star.

    1999 AV ‘Tweezer’. spooky fest.

    I can see how the ‘Fluffhead’ would freak some folks out.

  18. Robear Says:

    anyone interested in:

    collection of 1975-1976 Sports Illustrated. not mint, not trashed

    a bunch of GD videos on VHS, plus Phish NYE ’95 on VHS

  19. Mr. Completely Says:

    they’re going to give him a one year low level extension I guess and see if he can rehab one more time – basically if he can get a few months of uninjured play in early next season they can trade him to some sucker team like the Grizzlies or whatever

    Sam Bowie was eventually traded for Buck Williams and a draft pick…we’d take a Buck Williams class banger right now in a hot second

  20. EL Duderino Says:

    VHS????

    your funny Robear

  21. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Really feel for Oden. Shame.

    Derek Rose is awesome. Fun to watch. I remember seeing him in high school. There was no doubt he was going to be big time.

  22. Mr. Completely Says:

    if it was betamax I’d be down but fuck that vhs shit

  23. EL Duderino Says:

    Yeah, it’s sad to see Oden go through this, but it seems he’s made of glass…

  24. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Palmer

    highschool?

    He’s from Chicago…

  25. Mr. Completely Says:

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/careless-blazers-goofing-around-with-basketball-sh,18448/

    Careless Blazers Goofing Around With Basketball Shatter Greg Oden Into Thousand Pieces

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