When thinking of summer Phish, one usually recounts warm summer nights and blissful musical experiences. But in the Summer of ’95 , the band explored some of the darkest and most experimental music of their career. Routinely cranking out 20 minute jams of psyche-challenging madness, Phish ripped off numbing excursions nightly during a spectacular summer. If you liked exploration, Summer ’95 was for you. Nearly impossible to choose only ten jams for Friday, this playlist represents a small selection of what this tour has to offer. For more a more complete run through the abyss of this season, check out “Miner’s Picks: Summer ’95.” Enjoy your Friday!
A demonic end to the first set in Gainesville, Virginia.
One of many deeply exlploratory “David Bowies” of the summer.
“Down With Disease > Free” 6.26 II
Perhaps my favorite segment of outlansdish psychedelia of the entire summer. This one is not for the faint-hearted.
A heavy and grinding, set-opening “Jim” finally gave way to smooth reggae rhythms at Sugarbush’s summer ending weekend.
“Mike’s > Hydrogen > Weekapaug” 6.10 II
The Red Rocks “Mike’s Groove.” ‘Nuff said.
“Tweezer” 6.14 II
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Tags: 1995, Jams, TTFF