TTFF: Rewind—2003

7.2.11 - Super Ball (Graham Lucas)

For this Friday’s playlist, we rewind to the often-debated “post-hiatus” era. Regardless of what side of that fence you come down on, I’m sure all can appreciate these gems from 2003. Featuring a grittier, uncompressed guitar tone and uncompromising dives into experimental and psychedelic playing, Phish took things deep during their second go-round. While some jams wound up more focused than others, I hope these selections can be appreciated by fans of any era. Enjoy the distinct, “post-hiatus” sound on this winter weekend! And check out the book offer below.

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Walls of the Cave -> Carini” 2.14.03 II, LA, CA

This monstrous jam emerged on the first night of winter tour ’03, restoring some faith after a less-than-impressive comeback run at MSG and Hampton.

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Wolfman’s -> Scents and Subtle Sounds” 7.7.03 II, Phx, AZ

This gooey “Wolfman’s” jam merged with the debut of “Scents” in the desert on the opening night of Summer ’03.

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Stash” 12.31.03 II, Miami, FL

The defining jam of the first New Year’s Run in Miami.

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Seven Below” 7.13.03 II, Quincy, WA

A harrowing exploration that I missed for a high school friend’s wedding. The wedding sucked and  I haven’t seen the guy since. Fail.

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Split -> Free” 7.22.03 II, Noblesville, IN

The centerpiece of night two in Deer Creek, and probably the most lasting piece of the run.

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Twist -> Simple” 11.29.03 II, Philadelphia, PA II

This jam provided one of few highlights of a rather uninspired Thanksgiving run.

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Ya Mar” 8.2.03 II, Limestone, ME

What’s happened to the occasional “Ya Mar” jam? Some, like this one from IT, used to go deep.

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Suzy Greenberg” 12.28.03 II, Miami, FL

Phish oozes out of “Suzy” into seething jam that centers on a darkly-spiritual guitar showcase by Trey.

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Harry Hood” 7.25.03 II, Charlotte, NC

Just when Phish was beginning to break down improvisational barriers with “Harry Hood” (see Camden ’03 also), they called in quits in ’04.

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418 Responses to “TTFF: Rewind—2003”

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  1. garretc Says:

    I maintain the Hampton ’03 shows are unfairly maligned!

    But I’ve met few shows I didn’t like…

  2. Mike in Austin Says:

    Great piece to wake up to! Lots of great stuff in ’03.

    Congrats Weavers!

  3. Gavinsdad Says:

    Thanks Miner. I will try to dig into these nugs today….I really don’t listen to that much 2.0. Its so weird…totally clean/sober during this time and I remember nothing about that philly 03 show I hit you posted. Nothing except
    Hustling tix in the freezing cold.

    Have a good one folks.

  4. Jtran Says:

    tennis fans/early risers: Djokovic/Murray 5th set in the Aussie semi going on now

  5. Jtran Says:

    espn2

  6. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    big congrats out to the Weavers. Best thing that could ever happen to you.

  7. Guyute711 Says:

    It was nice to see a pic of little Millie Weaver right before falling asleep, the age of technology.

  8. phoammhead Says:

    @Leoz . . . little ups! . . . congrats!

  9. phishnin Says:

    That Phoenix show and the Chula Vista show the next night are smokin’! Alpine Valley 2004 is was hot too. Phish 2.0 has some of my absolute favorite jams.

  10. angryjoggerz Says:

    We have good news from the Weavers? Whats the word? Very exciting!

  11. Gavinsdad Says:

    Last page of prev post AJ. Baby goil

  12. angryjoggerz Says:

    Hooray! Happiness and love to the Weavers. Something tells me this kid just hit the jackpot.

  13. Guyute711 Says:

    Millie was born last night at 10:41 aj. 7lbs 12 oz 19″.

  14. BTB Says:

    Bravo

  15. stapes Says:

    Congrats to the Weavers!

    Happy Friday BB!

    some good stuff in here. Just the tip of the iceberg for 2.0 really. Lots more out there.

  16. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    nothing says valentine’s day quite like walls>carini

  17. InAMinute Says:

    Morning. That Suzy was a scorcher. I remember actually vein scared in Miami during that nonsense. Dark as it gets. Don’t miss the theme from that show either…

  18. sumodie Says:

    welcome to the world, lil miss weaver 8)

    & hearty congrats to mom & dad too!

    got sleep?

  19. sumodie Says:

    just spun the phoenix & chula 03 shows

    def some hot stuff in there w/ exciting setlist flow

  20. Corey Says:

    Congratulations @Leo and cheers to you three!

  21. Guyute711 Says:

    “got sleep?”

    Ha ha, not for at least a year or 18 I’m guessing.

  22. Guyute711 Says:

    Review of Ratdog from the other night.
    http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2012/01/live_review_12512_bob_weir_reu.php

  23. El Duderino Says:

    I don’t know but I’m guessing it’s easier to take care of a newborn than a 2 year old, am i right?

  24. Jtran Says:

    I acutally spun that Suzy last night before Miner’s post. First spin.

    Interesting how it never really is a traditional Suzy with a post Suzy jam. The jams between verses are totally atypical too.

  25. jdub Says:

    Congrats to the Weavers! You guys are embarking on a journey that is like no other.

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