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.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/ph97-12-05.cmc621.fob_.d1t1.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/ph97-12-05.cmc621.fob_.d1t2.mp3]

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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.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/ph97-11-19d1t02.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/ph97-11-19d1t03.mp3]

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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.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/ph1997-12-11d2t01.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/ph1997-12-11d2t02.mp3]

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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. angryjoggerz Says:

    Duke, I agree on the White Denim. I was listening to it and thinking, uhoh, this might be one of THOSE bands. In a good way.

  2. El Duderino Says:

    @ garretc

    I actually prefer .10’s jst something that came to mind spur of moment

  3. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Good stuff Duke. On my second spin….i dig.

  4. Gavinsdad Says:

    Love the BB pickin up on hipster bands 2 years after the fact

    ::ducks::

    #obviousurbanoutfittersemployee

  5. angryjoggerz Says:

    oh damn, GD. dem fighting words.

  6. Gavinsdad Says:

    I don’t often get a chance to pull rank 😉

  7. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Hipster GDad

  8. DukeOfLizards Says:

    ^All in good fun, obviously.

  9. Gavinsdad Says:

    20 years of networking better have gotten me somewhere.

  10. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Is this Tebow guy magic or what? Opponents turn into morons at the mere sight of him..

  11. Gavinsdad Says:

    So much Tebow crow being eaten.

  12. Gavinsdad Says:

    ^I don’t have much of an opinion. Lifelong Donkeys hater and I don’t care for his schtick and I haven’t actually witnessed one game of his this year, only highlight reel.

  13. El Duderino Says:

    still tied Palmer!

  14. Gavinsdad Says:

    Seems all that prayer is shutting teams down.

  15. El Duderino Says:

    the Jesus crap is played out GDad

  16. El Duderino Says:

    FUCK! I’ve been Tebowed!

  17. El Duderino Says:

    to be honest with cutler and forte out i hope we don’t make the play-offs

  18. Kaveh Says:

    Big game in Denver…division lead…although I could see the Chargers making their last season push.

  19. DukeOfLizards Says:

    The media sensationalizing the “Jesus crap” is played out.

    Guy’s got beliefs. He’s not asking anyone to make a big deal out of them.

  20. El Duderino Says:

    Keep it to yourself then.
    every other word Praise Godthis Jesus, god that.
    OK dude we get it! You’re a religious freak

  21. Kaveh Says:

    Texans in today…Saints now as well. Looking forward to New England at Denver next week. We’ll see what Tebow has in the tank for next week.

  22. El Duderino Says:

    and that goes for all religious freaks…

  23. Kaveh Says:

    El Dude: Bears still in the hunt…and have the SkidMarks at home next week.

  24. kayatosh Says:

    I have 2 plausible theories re. Tim Tebow:

    1) Tebow is invincible due to his unwavering commitment to jesus; or

    2) he is a robot traveler from another dimension w/ superhuman abilities. Rearrange the letters of this name to decipher the code: Timebot W.

  25. plord Says:

    Man, that’s gotta sting.

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