Tunes of Tuesdays Past


6.27.10 (Graham Lucas)

Welcome to Tuesday! All songs in today’s playlist were performed on Tuesday, therefore bringing synchronicity between today and this music. Enjoy some of these lesser known selections.


Wolfman’s Brother” – 6.24.97 II, Strasbourg, FR

A heavy helping of raw, unpasteurized cowfunk from Europe ’97.



Bathtub Gin > Cities” – 7.1.97 II, Paradiso, NL

How about some more?



Ghost > Halley’s > Tweezer” – 11.24.98 II, New Haven, CT

Fast forward to the last Tuesday of tour during Fall ’98 in New Haven Coliseum.



Mike’s Song” 10.29.96 II, Tallahassee, FL

I often push this “Mike’s” in which the band got in some pre-Atlanta practice, vamping over Remain In Light’s “Houses in Motion” during the song’s second jam.



Simple” – 12.9.97 II, State College, PA

One of Fall ’97 most exploratory jams comes from one of its least talked about tour stops at Penn State.



Glide II” – 5.16.95, Lowell, MA

After a Voters For Choice benefit showcased six new originals and three new covers, many fans have been waiting for a return of this one-timer ever since.



David Bowie” – 6.13.95 II, Atlanta, GA

Summer ’95 + “Bowie” = psychedelic monstrosity



Keyboard Cavalry > Jam w/ MMW” – 10.17.95, New Orleans, LA

After playing an opening set for Phish in New Orleans, John Medeski, Billy Martin, and Chris Wood came out opening for an extended jam session with the guys to close out the second set. Fishman spent stints on vacuum and trombone.




1,556 Responses to “Tunes of Tuesdays Past”

  1. garretc Says:

    Ha, “growing industry”!


  2. Gavinsdad Says:

    Glue fruit theory. Nice.

  3. SillyWilly Says:

    i just love the post-colonial themes in this stuff, Kaya

    it’s like my english degree was hip

  4. SillyWilly Says:

    i mean, i love the beats, too

    haha. you all should give me so much shit for that.

  5. kayatosh Says:

    class is through.

    peace out yall

  6. MrCompletely Says:

    spittin’ dialectical analysis, word

    I’m apparently not hipster enough since I think every Coup album has great tracks. first def still the best but there are cuts on every one I like. Me and Jesus the Pimp in a 79 Granada Last Night absolutely is Boots’ magnum opus. Know it:

  7. SillyWilly Says:

    word, Mr. C

    I’m early in my Coup stages, so as far as I know I love it all, too

  8. halcyon Says:

    apple’s alac file format is now open source….. wonder if tapers will tape in that format now that it is open source, or will flac be the de facto file format…..

  9. MrCompletely Says:

    bill simmons introduced me to the concept of the “glue guy” in sports and I felt like I immediately understood all of my favorite teams in history better. a profound concept. in the months since then I see analogs in many spaces. Flava Flav was an alltime glue guy back in the day. Tyson Chandler was the glue guy for the mavs this past year and it was more valuable than his D from what his teammates said. I feel this is a profound observation on the human condition and so I am determined to drive it far past the point of reasonable applicability and well into the realm of the surreal before I let it go.

    The truth about mangos revealed itself in this light, I had never loved the mango alone, much like a bass solo of hype-man solo record I felt it lacked dimension and dynamism, but adding it to my admittedly pedestrian fruit salads was a pivotal life moment. It reesulted in a healthy breakfast that actually lasts past 11am – I’m all about bacon and starches on the weekend but during the week give me some good honey granola, some expensive-ass yuppie vanilla yogurt and a mango-centric fruit salad and I’m good to go. The importance of this enjoyable but healthy and solid weekday breakfast cannot be overstated with the amount of coffee I’m forced to drink each morning to overcome the prior evening’s cannabinoid intake.

  10. Robear Says:

    Such masterful writing C. Time for some more intake.

  11. thedayman Says:

    done with clinicals for the night. think i shall blow off studying tonight, and bane up with some phish instead.

    i know i’ve made the right decision already

  12. garretc Says:

    Damn you dayman, such taunting!

    Here I sit with at least several more hours of work to go… Plus I still need to get a swim in…

    My life blows!

  13. MrCompletely Says:

    Heven Tonight and Wear Clean Draws – two extremely underrated slower jams by the Coup.

    All parents, especially those of girls, should listen to Wear Clean Draws immediately and often

    “My boogie baby now
    The world ain’t no fairy tale
    And it’s ran by some rich white scary males
    To make it simple for you let’s call ’em the bosses
    They take money while the people take losses
    Stole Black folks from Africa
    To work for free
    And we still barely get paid enough to eat

    That’s what I told you I be saying in my vocals
    That’s why the woman got the gun on the logo
    The star is the future
    That we gon’ create
    Where nobody steal money from the things we make

    The revolution takes time and space
    But you as a woman gotta know you’re place
    That’s in the front baby
    I’m being blunt baby
    If the get mad say it’s they time of the month baby
    Your face is just like the sun when it raises
    Thank you for adding beauty to my phrases

    Handshakes are promises
    Lies can spoil it
    Words should be bond and seal
    Wash your hands after using the toilet
    Brush after every meal
    And also:

    Wear clean draws…”

    Boots Riley is a fucking genius and that’s all there is to that.

  14. thedayman Says:

    hahah sorry garret, your moment of relaxation will come friend. i gotta study all weekend if its any consolation, so i gotta get my chilling on tonight.

    good luck with your work sir

  15. joe Says:

    man, I miss the days of blowing off studying and barely making it to class

  16. MrCompletely Says:

    ah peace robear…time for first puff here. take good care all, and listen to the Coup. one more:

    “I used to think about infinity
    And how my memory is fit’na be
    Invisibly slim in that vicinity
    And though the stars are magnificent
    Whisky and the midnight sky can make you feel insignificant
    The revolution in this tune and verse
    Is a bid for my love to touch the universe…”

  17. thedayman Says:

    choice lyrics, mrC. haha college was the cat’s meow for you joe?

  18. joe Says:

    so they tell me

  19. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Basketball would seem to be the ultimate “glue guy” sport. Baseball to an extent as well ( lite hitting catcher). Football…not so much.

  20. MrCompletely Says:

    overlooked but sick classic GD show:

    7-31-74 Hartford

    jam sequence meanders a bit but the highlights are smokin’

    truckin > jam > mind left body > spanish jam > wharf rat with a fair amount of space in there

    great to lay me down, china rider, playin etc. all the elements.

    seems like no one knows this show. check it.

  21. MrCompletely Says:

    good observation Palmer

    have to think about that one a little

    I think glue guys in football might be linemen and tight ends and stuff…hmmm

  22. thedayman Says:

    “oh, pssh, you never went to college?”

    “Oh, no I did, but I spent most of my time occupying various administration buildings… smoking a lot of thai stick… breaking into the ROTC… and bowling. To tell you the truth Brandt, I don’t remember most of it”

    now thats the way to spend a college career.

  23. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I was thinking a center. However a guy like Nick Mangold, for instance, is a great player on his own. More than the “glue”. His position maybe the glue position however…

  24. MrCompletely Says:

    glue guy can be anyone except a star. often a nonscoring point guard or defensive minded player. the guy who does the stuff no one else wants to. plays hard, hustles. has to be a good locker room guy. makes everyone better. that’s the glue guy concept as Simmons laid it out.

  25. joe Says:

    good hockey teams are loaded with glue guys. in hoops, you still need a super duper star to win it all.

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