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. Dublin97 Says:

    I also really like the fun Trey is having in the composed portions of songs – like the Tweezer pre-freezer

    It reminds me of pre-jam Stash from one of the Grey Hall shows in 98, I think the first, has fun with variation on the standard parts- I wish he would do that more. It’s really great to listen to.

  2. Lycanthropist Says:

    @aw

    well I don’t suppose its for everybody.

    but I do think the book series gets overlooked some because of the movies. The movies are about 10% as good as the books.

    I also think people just dismiss it as just a children’s book.

    The writing matures with the characters, and by the final book their is plenty of violence to satiate the adults. πŸ˜‰

  3. Dublin97 Says:

    I don’t think calling the books kid books is a bad thing. It must be really difficult to get the tone right for kids, and require a hell of a lot skill. And you’re right by the end the books are essentially adult books.

    I actually think the earlier books, that are less adult, are better books.

  4. Lycanthropist Says:

    and FWIW

    i am a fiend for epic tales spanning multiple books/seasons/movies etc.

    I love diving into another world and imaginations.

    As I said. I’m definitely a geek.

    I am sure that the fellow BBers here that have met me can attest.

  5. Lycanthropist Says:

    My favorite of the series is books 3 and 5

  6. Lycanthropist Says:

    @aw

    BTW I have been spinning that Mebusas the last couple days.

    Really lovin it.

  7. albert walker Says:

    I’m just fucking with you man

    I would maybe dig the books. I don’t usually get into the fantasy D&D Lord of the Rings shit so it may be a tough sell.

    the movies bore me after about 2 minutes when I stumble across them on cable so it isn’t fair to judge the books on that alone I imagine.

  8. albert walker Says:

    Mebusas are dope man

    Nigerian bar band super group and shit

  9. Lycanthropist Says:

    yeh I love how diverse their styles are.

    Covers a lot of bases.

    Can’t get enough of it at the moment

  10. Dublin97 Says:

    later guys – gotta go to bed – kids up at 5:30. Ugh.

  11. fatbunch Says:

    In sync with Miner’s post for today I am re-upping my offer of a signed set of A.J. Masthay’s Coventry Day/Night posters (4 prints) in exchange for tx to 12/31 and 1/1 for my good friend Locust the Lurker. Any takers? Hook a brother up! This man, like any of us, will deeply appreciate re-visitng the classic venue where 15 years ago he witnessed the phish time factory in person. Help the Lurker take the plunge and fly from Montana for the holidays!

    This set (of 4) regularly sold for $300, which is what I have in ’em, and few have been available for years to my knowledge. Yes, they’re Coventry prints… I know. But have you seem ’em???
    http://www.expressobeans.com/public/detail.php/18941
    http://www.expressobeans.com/public/detail.php/19011

  12. Gavinsdad Says:

    The blaze hour is upon us. Prerolled for MSG tomorrow nite. I will smudge behind the stage in anticipation of NYE run. Heh.

  13. Gavinsdad Says:

    And to get all Willowy for a moment: you guys are good company. Neer expected to meet so many certifiable people this late in life. πŸ™‚

  14. Gavinsdad Says:

    ^Never

  15. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    what we won’t hear tomorrow night, GD:

    WOOSTA

    Alligator>
    Cream Puff War>
    Althea
    Mississppi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo
    Brown Eyed Women>
    Birdsong>
    Turn on Your Lovelight
    Casey Jones
    (1 hr & 15 minutes)

    Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion
    In the Midnight Hour
    Nobody Girl>
    China Doll
    New Speedway Boogie>
    Mountains of the Moon>
    A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
    Scarlet Begonias>
    Fire on the Mountain
    (1hr & 25 minutes)

    E: Ripple

  16. Gavinsdad Says:

    Much left on the table doc pro, not my Althea tho.

    Nite all

  17. bigjig Says:

    Dr. P leaves a lot on the table, but don’t be surprised by any repeats.

    waiting for butter to get to maui,trying to stay “somewhat” sober, not working to well.

    G’s dad- shut your whore mouth! πŸ˜‰

  18. bigjig Says:

    G’s dad- also hear we have a frenemy in the form of bbq pork chunks known to most as the McRib, ummm. Only had twelve since the return. Gonna try and sneak one or five while here while on Maui, but as usual our crew is uber-organic so it will be difficult. wish me luck.

  19. sumodie Says:

    ^ please don’t let the last post of the night be about McRib

  20. garretc Says:

    ^ looks like you solved that one yourself sumo, good work!

  21. ChefBradford Says:

    Hoo, loving this Amherst Stash. That and the AC Stash, that’s my kind of stuff right there

  22. Mr.Miner Says:

    yup. last 2 stashes were huge…

  23. garretc Says:

    Why does the 2.0 lighting rig look so much more epic in photo form than 3.0’s does? Was it, in fact, as hugely monstrous as it looks?

  24. ChefBradford Says:

    “yup, last 2 stashes were huge”

    huge and, what’s the word I’m looking for here? heart-tugging? maybe; contained it may be, dense it surely is, but I love this aspect of Phish. One of my favorite aspects– the ability to convey incredible emotion within what can come across as a simple melody or line

    so gorgeous, just…bliss

  25. hislittlecatposternutbag Says:

    ugh would rather hear time turns elastic than another velvet sea…needs to be permanently shelved…..chalk dust and free too…overplayed and always the same. dropping some oldies would improve their playing i feel.

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