Three Tweezers On Thursday

8.5.10—The Greek Theatre (Wendy Rogell)

The title says it all. With no further ado, here we go.

12.1.96 II, Los Angelas, CA

A piece that quintessentially represents its place in time—the tail end of Fall 1996— this “Tweezer” from UCLA’s Pauly Pavilion often flies under the radar; but it shouldn’t. Phish had begun to shed its arena rock skin for a far smoother style that would begin to takeover their music, and this metamorphosis is fully on display in this “Tweezer.” A version that came on the last run of tour illustrates how far the band had come since their transformative performance of “Remain in Light” on Halloween. And though the initial jam sequence is swanky and groove-based to the core, this extended jaunt eventually builds into a dark and cacaphonous symphony before floating back to earth via futurisic and percussive interplay and a final, old-school “wind down” ending. A true monster in every sense.



12.16.99 II, Raleigh, NC

This hallowed gem illustrates the drone and dissonant style of the late-’99 era quite well. Creeping out of a post-“Velvet Sea” ambient jam late in the second set, this beast emerged. Mike bushwacked the band’s intitial path with bass grenades as Trey set up layered a pillow of psychedleic sounds. Coming with laid-back leads amidst this murky excusrion, Trey began to command the jam with minimalist authority. Settling into a second segment, the band crawls amidst gorgeous ambient-melodica before ascending slowly into a “Slave-esque” that is as cathartic as music gets. This one touches my heart every time I hear it.



8.11.04 II, Mansfield, MA

Forgotten amidst turbulent times of August ’04 was the last “Tweezer” of the post-hiatus era. Though not super long, this jam certainly packs a hell of punch before segueing smoothly into the real version of “Hold Your Head Up.” An oversized, dark and mechanical groove dominates this excursion which certainly possesses an apocalyptic feel that paralleled the band’s “final run” to Coventry.

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457 Responses to “Three Tweezers On Thursday”

  1. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:


  2. verno329 Says:

    Love having these Tweezers to enjoy, after my fill of reggae in the morning of course. Thanks!

  3. Robear Says:

    No Tweezer at Coventry either……thanks for the reminder @ miner!

    Raleigh is a fave of mind. Didn’t want it to end that night. Such a late set surprise.

    Palmer, did you hear Eli’s comments about needing a hug from mom after a bad game?

    New NFL, showing the softer side of these gladiator QB’s.

  4. poop goblin Says:

    Couldn’t be less interested in the new NFL superbowl. Once they started making rules to protect the QB’s the game was done IMO. Time and time again watchin Peppers get a penalty for brushin up against a QB’s helmet has just left a bad taste in my mouth.

    But NFL viewership is at all time highs so I guess I’m the only one that cares that certain high paid players are now treated as glass little bitches that can’t be touched.

    Hopefully there is a good hockey game on that day.

  5. Kaveh Says:

    @Miner: Nice selections today. And speaking of which, @SelectorJ, thanks for the tunes this morning.

    Good morning BBers.

  6. Robear Says:

    Stop it Poo G! Send me some clips of some good hockey fights from this year……last year…….the year before……

    NFL + NHL = the new softer them

  7. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Poop- you should have watched the NFC championship game. That was an old school smash mouth game.

    Robear- yeah, i did see that. He’s a momma’s boy. What do you expect, his big brothers beat the piss out of him.

  8. angryjoggerz Says:

    Jay, is this the same riddim as City Too Hot? Dig it.

  9. ReidIcculus Says:

    Sorry if I’m late to the party, but I was wondering what the BB’ers thought about the Paste Magazine review of the book?

  10. Guyute711 Says:

    I was talking about the softness of the NFL last night. It seems as we have progressed through the playoffs they have stuffed the flags back in their pockets. The whole defenseless receiver rule kills me. A hard hit to dislodge the ball used to be a part of the game, to remove that is ridiculous.

  11. poop goblin Says:

    These fuckers get played millions. Take the risk or don’t. When you start having Defensive ends slowing up there rush as they get a the QB out of fear of touching his helmet I just can’t do it.

    And Robear fighting I don’t care about. I do think they are walking a fine line trying to clean up hits in the NHL this year. Some of the suspensions have been brutal and unwarranted.

    Cleaning up violent sports in which the players get rich playing makes no sense to me. Take the risk or become an accountant.

  12. angryjoggerz Says:

    Im hoping the Bulls show up in NY all fired up tonight because last night was a shit show. I mean, I dont know shit, but I am pretty sure I could have shown up and played better defense.

  13. poop goblin Says:

    What happened to my NFL of cracked out middle linebackers breaking QB’s legs in half?

  14. Guyute711 Says:

    Shoe deals and twitter poop.

  15. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    many of the ads to be seen sunday

  16. Mike in Austin Says:

    LA Tweezer = chatty cathy dude at beginning. Finally someone “Mellow out dude”

    Who stands next to the tapers and decides to have a stupid ass conversation?

    LA people.

  17. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    damn westcoasters 😉

  18. angryjoggerz Says:


  19. Robear Says:

    MiA, there’s a conversation rumbling every time with miners aud posts. The whole 03-04 posts from last week. Same.

  20. poop goblin Says:

    Sorry bout the bitchin kids. Lost some money this morning. Venting makes me feel better. Do 100% strongly support all my NFL statements though.

    That’s why you have to love baseball. Besides the BS instant replay on home runs not much you can do to change that amazing game. No matter how many chicks and peeps that don’t understand the game start watching it seems to stay constant. Have to love that.

    Laterz ya’ll
    Back to lose more cash.

  21. angryjoggerz Says:

    Chatty yellers ruin the Cinci Tweezer on the sbds for me too. Makes me nuts. Stop yelling about how you just got married sista. No one cares. Not a big turn on for the band to be yelling how you are married, yaknowwhatimean?

  22. El Duderino Says:


    D.Rose knows, they’ll be ready and the Knicks are just turrible

  23. Mike in Austin Says:

    I’m MiA, I like long walks, Albany YEMs, Thursday Roots and good Chinese food. Turnoffs include chatty dudes by taping sections, glowsticks and the Federal Reserve.

  24. Mike in Austin Says:

    I also like this LA Tweezer.

  25. Mike in Austin Says:

    Good point Robear. Screw all those people.

    The VW “The Dog Strikes Back” is pretty good. The rest I could care less about.

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