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 theΒ  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. Mr.Palmer Says:

    sorry Phoamm ! : remembers what happened to zz, don’t get on phoamm’s bad side:…..

  2. Mr.Palmer Says:

    7.6.98.. the Ghost gets all the attention but the Piper, wow!

    sorry for the random thoughts. sporadically playing random stuff.

  3. phoammhead Says:

    ^llfa!

  4. Dublin97 Says:

    I think you nailed the HP series Dude – I wouldn’t mind going to the movie, but I wouldn’t be extremely jazzed either. If I went with my son, it’d be great.

  5. phoammhead Says:

    for the record, i was more upset about jambands publishing such shit than at zz – who cares what any one individual thinks, but to put that kinda shit out there for all the young phishies to read, well, that’s irritating to someone who cares about positive vibes in the scene . . . in the big picture! . . . . still think zz . . . oh nevermind! lol! 8)

  6. phoammhead Says:

    good god . . . isn’t it amazing how many amazing phish composition songs and the travels involved – incredible . . . now on It’s Ice from Jamchester – love it! πŸ™‚

  7. plord Says:

    Sounds like more than a few of us re-spun Manchester today πŸ™‚

    I know we all bag on Possum, but this one kicks off the second set with some extra accoutrements. Add the 1st set After Midnight and it’s clear that both set openers, actually, were a sign: strap in folks, we’re off on Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.

    Love the funky space they find in that Light. Also, I had momentarily forgotten just how ripping the Mike’s is.

  8. Mr.Palmer Says:

    All puffed up. Ready to hit play on 9.18.99, with or without a Robear review. Tweezer opener, its gotta be good.

  9. Mr.Miner Says:

    7.6.98.. the Ghost gets all the attention but the Piper, wow!

    ^ piper = best of the show

  10. plord Says:

    I just put about 1,000 XL-IIs into storage along with my Nakamichis. They will come out eventually and become part of the stereo same as always.

    But I have a VHS player still hooked up to the tube. It’s the only format we have Tom & Jerry on, plus all of my old Looney Tunes tapes.

  11. phoammhead Says:

    now Tweezer>Show from SC2 . . . then i’m out to see some live music . . .

    enjoy your evening folks!

  12. Mr.Palmer Says:

    I want to see a show here!

    http://www.phishauds.com/2010/02/roof-less-shed-series-vol1-coors.html

  13. Dublin97 Says:

    Just got to the Tweezer – first time I listened to SC2

    Wow, this band is playing so great now. We are lucky for this tour, fellas.

  14. Robear Says:

    no review, palmer. went to the homestead with friends instead of chula vista.

  15. EL Duderino Says:

    It looks like the shed is part of the landscape Palmer…

    very deserty if you will

    me likey

  16. garretc Says:

    Oh man, 7/13/03 -7! Hot damn! That was dope city right there…

    Can’t imagine witnessing something like that at the Gorge! Musta been something else!

  17. Dublin97 Says:

    I don’t mean to spread hate – but Show of Life doesn’t do it for me. Show of Life into YEM is very strange.

  18. Dublin97 Says:

    And while I’m on the topic of unsolicited advice to the band –

    I think YEM should be played more in first set and if in the second set, more like the first or second song. So much more effective in my opinion. I would love to see a YEM vocal go right into a Wolfman’s vocal. They’ve been killing the latter lately. Great stuff.

  19. EL Duderino Says:

    Show Of Life… pardon the expression , but shows just how far Trey has come in personal growth IMO…

  20. EL Duderino Says:

    So you’d like it as a first set closer Dublin?

    IMO that’s really the best slot for a first set

  21. EL Duderino Says:

    @ least that’s what Show Of Life means feels too me

  22. Mr.Miner Says:

    plord, drop me an email…

  23. Mike in Austin Says:

    Not a big fan of Discern. Down there with Secret Smile.

  24. Mr.Miner Says:

    Show of Life into YEM is very strange.

    ^ yo mama is very strange πŸ˜‰

  25. Dublin97 Says:

    Dude –

    I think Trey shows his growth way more in his playing. Listen to all the major jams, the space he gives the other guy … and jesus listen to how much he and Fishman hookup. He’s looking to play off the other guys in ways he hasn’t in a while.

    The only impatience or dissatisfication I sense in the band is Mike. He wants to lead a lot more. To be honest, I kind of like the tension between the two of them in a lot of jams. They probably do too.

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