TTFF: Fall ’97 In the Shadows

MSG 1997

With the release of Hampton/Winston-Salem ’97 this week, there has been a lot of Fall ’97 nostalgia within the community on the 14 year anniversary of the legendary tour. Fall ’97 boasts so many jams that are household names, that quite a few playlists could be made from well-known highlights alone. The following selections aren’t exactly diamonds in the rough, but probably don’t jump to the forefront of one’s mind when recollecting the tour. Enjoy these lesser-played gems from one of the band’s most creative tours in history as we are now within weeks of re-congregating at MSG!

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Ghost > Wilson” 12.5.97 I

Though many popular “Ghosts” on this tour overshadow this laid-back, show-opening version from Cleveland.

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Timber -> Simple” 11.16.97 II

Having always lived in the shadow of the gargantuan show the following night, this jam and segue are spectacular.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Timber-Jerry.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Simple.mp3]

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Bathtub Gin -> Llama” 11.19.97 I

With such a monstrous second set in Champaign, many forget that the first was quite impressive as well, and here is one of its centerpieces.

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Stash > Hydrogen > Weekapaug” 12.9.97 I

This unorthodox combo came together quite nicely 14 years ago tonight at Penn State. This “Weekapaug” absolutely kills.

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Drowned > Roses Are Free” 12.11.97 II

A monstrous piece of psychedelia in “Drowned” led into the debut of “Roses” in Rochester, another stellar outing along the golden road of fall.

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Run Like An Antelope” 12.6.97 I

Phish applied the funk paradigm to just about everything at some point during Fall ’97. This “Antelope” was the second song of the epic outing at The Palace at Auburn Hills.

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782 Responses to “TTFF: Fall ’97 In the Shadows”

  1. Mike in Austin Says:

    For those that might have missed this last night…

    http://deadspin.com/5866953/unbelievable-indiana-beats-1-kentucky-on-buzzer+beating-three+pointer

  2. Mike in Austin Says:

    So only into Mike’s right now, but this is a great remaster of this ’99 Philly Spectrum show.

    KP again FTW.

  3. SillyWilly Says:

    Go Hoosiers

    where’s Bob D?

  4. Beantown Says:

    Hampton 97’s Emotional Rescue + Holiday Blend roast + OG + hash = amazing Sunday morning.

    Almost two weeks to MSG!

    Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

  5. leo weaver Says:

    The question, silly, is where is gcub?

    Enjoying some ak w the coffee while I read instructions re how to install car seats. Good thing the fore dept will check my work.

  6. mike in austin Says:

    This Philly show is on fore too,

  7. leo weaver Says:

    That should be the fire dept. What the hell is the fore dept? Marshalls on a golf course ensuring the hacks know the proper terminology?

  8. angryjoggerz Says:

    Greeting from tonight. Today is a good one. Killin it in Beijing.

  9. SillyWilly Says:

    Leo, you’re going to be an awesome dad. I can’t wait to hear your experiences.

    That basketball game was pretty fun. I was born in southern Indiana and lived there for my first 11 years and I’ve always felt that college basketball needs IU to be good

    looks like Crean has got them on the up and up.

    plus, that Zeller kid is the real deal. When IU keeps the local talent in Bloomington, they’ll always be good

    this is highly debatable, but I still think Indiana might be the best HS basketball state

  10. SillyWilly Says:

    you rock, AJ.

    listening to that Larry Young you dropped a few weeks ago. love that organ sound.

    great for writing papers.

  11. angryjoggerz Says:

    Leo, you’re going to be an awesome dad.

    ^absolutely!

  12. Fly Says:

    mornin’ all

    give beijing a kiss for me AJ

  13. SillyWilly Says:

    that’s a lot of kisses!

  14. angryjoggerz Says:

    Will do! Watching another James Bond movie on Chinese tv… starting to be a thing for me.

    I guess I missed the horrible pollution – today was beautiful and blue skies. I guess it was so bad last week that the rates were higher than a forest fire. Yuck.

    Have a great one, y’all.

  15. angryjoggerz Says:

    Damn, James Bond will still a supervillian’s lady and do her 3 times for good measure. Pimp.

  16. mike in austin Says:

    I love how he stills all the babes.

    BB in Beijing. Tag something AJ. We gotta mark the territory.

  17. angryjoggerz Says:

    ::antelope sticker on great wall::

  18. leo weaver Says:

    Thanks guys, looking forward to this new adventure. I think I’ve got the base in there right. Just gotta figure out what to do with this extra strap…hmmm.

    Safe travels aj. Enjoy the clear skies.

    That timber>simple is on fore. Need to check our the philly and auburn hills shows soon. I’ve been busy with the HWS stuff lately.

  19. mike in austin Says:

    http://www.phanart.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/trey-front-and-back.gif

    I like it.

  20. angryjoggerz Says:

    Bond no like voodoo heroin dealers.

  21. bob dylan Says:

    HOO-HOO-Hoosiers!!

  22. bob dylan Says:

    My fam was in the city the past couple days and we stayed in and watched the game last night. My bro goes there next year. What a win!

  23. SillyWilly Says:

    pretty fun game to watch

    kids in bloomington were way up for that game

    would love to see IU get back to the days of old

  24. WolfmansFather Says:

    Can someone repost the flac link of the Auburn Hills show?

  25. Gavinsdad Says:

    That’s one of my fave Bonds @AJ.

    Wolfsdad – I don’t have it handy on my phone its mentioned a couple times 5 pages back. Look for KPs posts

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