TTFF: Relics of ’98

Denver 2011

This Friday’s playlist is composed of jams from a different era. All of the songs featured today have taken a back seat during the modern era of Phish, but were once central jam vehicles. I decided to pluck stellar versions from 1998 to add cohesion to the selections. Enjoy the tunes today and through the weekend!


2001” 7.17.98 II

One of the all-time classic versions that never gets old.



Tube” 7.16.98 II

The wide-open funk of the Gorge.



Mike’s Song” 11.7.98 I

A somewhat glossed-over version that came as the second song of UIC ’98.



Halley’s Comet > I Didn’t Know” 8.3.98 I

The opening jam of Deer Creek ’98. Might we be returning this summer?



Free” 11.9.98 I

A crunchy first-set beast from UIC ’98; an instant classic.



Cities” 7.31.98 II

Another quintessential piece of Summer ’98 from Polaris.



Wolfman’s Brother -> Lizards” 11.18.98 II

One of the lesser discussed shows of Fall ’98—Greenville, South Carolina—had plenty to talk about.



AC/DC Bag” 8.9.98 II

A smoking summertime version from Virginia Beach; the centerpiece jam from the night they covered “Terrapin Station.”



You Enjoy Myself” 12.29.98 II

YEMSG ’98.

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1,443 Responses to “TTFF: Relics of ’98”

  1. El Duderino Says:

    you a GOP supporter?!? NO WAY!

  2. El Duderino Says:

    Well, I bet it’s nice to have him in town then

  3. [Not Tom] Says:

    assume that’s sarcasm duder

  4. [Not Tom] Says:

    Yeah it is. We haven’t really had a chance to get togehter but once, but still, it’s good to have an old friend close by

  5. El Duderino Says:

    He should have moved all the way down

  6. joe Says:

    island tour split – 4/5/98 . for your 98 approval. although I guess you could do island tour (insert song) 4/( )/98 for your approval.

  7. [Not Tom] Says:

    @ duder – half his work responsibility is here (spartanburg actually) and half in CLT – so it made sense to him to move here, since it’s closer to the ATL.

  8. [Not Tom] Says:

    can’t give up a job in hand

  9. El Duderino Says:


  10. [Not Tom] Says:

    about to sign off, close up, and go drink some absinthe

  11. El Duderino Says:

    keep it light NTM

  12. [Not Tom] Says:

    always, dude, always. Peace out!

  13. thedayman Says:

    @MiA – if you’re out there, i heard you mention that you are a fan of the uplifting jams, i gotta pimp the 7/10/99 chalkdust if you haven’t spun it in a while. lifting me up sky high right now, this is an incredible jam.

  14. thedayman Says:

    beautiful, simple, jaw dropping leads from trey w/mega sustain. mmm, tasty

  15. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Been on an ABP ( Anything But Phish) music binge lately .

    Brents last show. Jerry on the Wolf. Set II.

  16. lumpyhead Says:

    love that one

  17. El Duderino Says:

    The whole show for DL here Palmer:

  18. thedayman Says:

    i’d never heard it before @lumpy, but man was that the goods. i’ve been on a big 98-00 kick lately, just running thru some 99 the last few days. love the sound they hone in on during this time.

  19. lumpyhead Says:

    hearing 12.7.99 for the first time yesterday has got me in a 98-99 frenzy. can’t get enough.

  20. lumpyhead Says:

    when I heard that CDT for the first time I almost strangled my brother for not having shown it to me prior.

  21. thedayman Says:

    hahaha, thats great

  22. garretc Says:


    As in the Camden ’99 SBD release Chalk Dust?

    ‘Cause that’s a hella fly jam. In a hella fly show. Can’t get enough of the descending line Trey latches onto in the Gin, it sticks with me… I could sing it from memory right now!

    Plus a dope Tweezer > Mountains in the Mist and a sick, trancy Birds and you’ve got yourself a high quality official release…

  23. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Thanks dude. Not really into collecting the vids anymore.

    I’ve noticed a ton more complete shows/sets up on youtube lately. Some really great stuff i’ve never seen before.

  24. El Duderino Says:

    Yeah, they changed how you upload to youtube (no time limit)

  25. Jtran Says:

    2/24/03 Disease – $$+ version to open the show ($$$ opener though)

    Really great, multi-themed jam

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