TTFF: More Type II From 2011

Watkins Glen (Brian Ferguson)

This week, I figured I’d highlight some of the outstanding jams that didn’t make my personal “Top Ten” last week. This Friday’s playlist comes from the many Honorable Mentions from last Friday’s post. But as they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so any “ranking” is purely opinion-based. Enjoy these ten gems—in no particular order—from the last year, while the 2012 rumor mill is already churning.

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Down With Disease > No Quarter” 7/3, Watkins Glen, NY

There were so many great “Diseases” last year that Super Ball’s version, which is quite impressive, doesn’t often get mentioned. Powerful whole-band interplay laces this festival outing before the guys gradually moved into “No Quarter.”

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Roggae” 8/5, The Gorge, Quincy, WA

This best-ever version of “Roggae” graced The Gorge at sunset before the band came out at night and dropped the defining music of this era.

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Sneakin’ Sally” 6/4, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

The band builds from robofunk into some out-of-character psychedelia in one of the year’s most satisfying groove-based excursions.

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Seven Below” 9/2, Denver, CO

This part of the “S” show was, perhaps, the most innovative jam from the summer’s final run.

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Boogie -> Waves > Caspian” 5/27, Bethel, NY

The sequence that started 2011’s improvisational focus on the very first night of summer.

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Simple” 1/1, NYC, NY

This blissful piece of improv moves into an ending so good that it could have been composed.

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Drowned > Maze” 5/31, Holmdel, NJ

Phish gets into some dark and abstract music in “Drowned” that foreshadowed the Storage Jam at Super Ball.

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Carini -> Tweezer” 12/28, NYC, NY

A dark-to-light “Carini” blended seamlessly into a funked-out “Tweezer—a high point of the New Year’s Run.

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Light -> Dirt” 8/15, Chicago, IL

Another bass-led adventure through a musical wormhole.

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After Midnight” 5/31, Holmdel, NJ

This surprise opener of PNC’s second set of four, went deeper than any version since Big Cypress.

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653 Responses to “TTFF: More Type II From 2011”

  1. sumodie Says:

    Sunday June 17th, 3rd night of rumored AC run is Father’s Day this year…fyi…

    the boys have yet to skip a father’s day show in 3.0 -this makes AC a done deal to me

    all this 2.0 love is killing me -gotta get my HDs fired up, delete mehsg (that stings, Palmer), and load the pod with some jamalicious ’03PH

    sucks to be an alac addict with just a 16g pod

  2. RenDog Says:

    hey ya’ll. For all the steallie faces. The best trey/jerry jam like is the Gorge Jam 09 after Sneakin. Check it out this week. This jam should be on the best of 3.0 lists yes.

  3. st8 of mind Says:

    http://yawningdrone.com/?tag=2003

    If you want to check out the “Golden Lady” cover here is the stream. Total Vegas shows are here too. I think its SBD.

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