TTFF: More Jams of 2004

Hampton 2004 (Unknown)

As promised on Monday, here’s another playlist to help prove that 2004 Phish featured far more than opiates and sloppy compositions.


Birds of a Feather” 8.10 I, Great Woods

This “Birds” is another monster jam that often gets lost in the shuffle of the dark, ending period of August ’04. This version closed the first set of the first show at Great Woods in scintillating and exploratory fashion— a stellar excursion through and through.



Halley’s > Tweezer” 4.17 I, Las Vegas, NV

Though April’s Vegas run was the low point of ’04 (less Coventry), Phish still cranked out a keeper version of “Tweezer” in this first set combo that directly followed a “Soul Shakedown” opener on the third and final night.



Piper -> Jibboo” 6.19 II, SPAC

The world-famous SPAC “Piper” and a slinky segue into “Jibboo.”



Chalk Dust Torture” 6.18 II, Brooklyn, NY

After Jay-Z left the stage, Phish dug into things for real with this perspective altering “Chalk Dust.”



Nothing” 6.23 II, Noblesville, IN

Phish expanded on their Undermind single only one time, at this Deer Creek stop in June ’04. I’ve always liked this song (which I’m sure most will scoff at) and I think it could make for some interesting modern day jams. Not included in this clip is the “Forcety-Six Days” that follows a particularly ugly transition.



Seven Below -> Ghost” 6.20 II, SPAC

This is the first half of Phish’s last four-song set on the second night of SPAC. While the opening show focused more on groove, this pairing favored twisted psychedlia. “Ghost” was followed by “Twist” and “YEM.”



Walls -> Bowie” 6.19 I, SPAC

One of few versions of”Walls” in which Phish has crafted an interesting jam, this time with a quasi-then-fully ambient extension that blossoms beautifully before bleeding into a set-closing “Bowie.”

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  1. tela'smuff Says:

    Stoked u added this Nothing. Pretty damn interesting jam.

    I always thought the Vegas Twist was the best jam of this run, but the Soul Shakedown, Halleys>Tweez was a great opening trio! Only real highlights from the run.

    Ditto on Spac Walls re: intersting jam. Thx Miner.

  2. Al Says:

    Oh yes, that Chalk Dust from Brooklyn. I remember a passage that sounds like Another Brick part I version. That SPAC Piper is the best.

  3. Mike in Austin Says:

    What a great thing to wake up to.

    Thanks Miner!

  4. Mr palmer Says:

    Nothing like waking up at 3am realizing you volunteered to provide refreshments for your kids Super Bowl party at school today. At least no one is at the store at 7am.

    Spac Piper… That is all.

    I like Nothing also. I also like The Connection.

  5. Guyute711 Says:

    All in against you this weekend Mr p. Go Cuse and go Pats!!!!! Also go 0’s, 1’s and 7’s. Pretty good numbers on the squares this year.

  6. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    nice. quite the week of jam-giving from miner. thank you, kind sir!

    count me in the “likes nothing” camp. well, nothing the song not nothing the, um, nothing… I like lots of stuff. including the song. are we clear now?

    I was listening to sports radio on the way in today and the newer/better of the two stations was recapping their season long conversations with Gronk. some funny stuff up until they played a clip where he had been asked what his favorite concert was. he got the venue right (Darien Lake) but failed big time by saying “David Matthews”. honestly, probably not the most surprising answer from a bro such as he.

  7. Mr palmer Says:

    Guyute – being a Chargers fan, why are you rooting for the Pats, just curious.

    Is it because Eli spurned your two-but franchise and is 60 minutes from his second super bowl? I guess that makes sense.

  8. BTB Says:

    More jamz? This band Phish just doesn’t give up

  9. Guyute711 Says:

    Fuck Eli, the half witted brother of Peyton.

  10. albert walker Says:

    243K nonfarm payrolls kids. bulls be runnin!

    have a good one kids
    thanks for the jams miner
    haven’t heard any of these

  11. Mike in Austin Says:

    “You get nothing but that’s what I want!” – Napolean Murphy Brock
    “nothing is what I want, a true zen saying” – Frank Zappa

  12. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    “My eyes! The goggles do NOTHING!”

  13. sumodie Says:

    wait -superbowl parties are being held in grammar school now…? i def grew up in the wrong era

    TTFFFTMFW! thnx, miner

  14. Yalta Balt Says:

    Miner, you should do an article on the drug scene on Phish tour from 98- 2003 and how that has shaped peoples reviews of the shows they saw.

  15. halcyon Says:

    Friday Morning Jazz Drop

    Thelonious Monk
    Maison De La Radio
    Paris, France

    Source: FM or Pre Broadcast Reel (???)
    Conversion: DAT>???>FLAC>.mp3

    Sound is gorgeous for a 1964 reel.

    Disk I
    1 Four In One
    2 I’m Getting Sentimental Over You
    3 Straight No Chaser
    4 Well You Needn’t
    5 Epistrophy

    Disk 2
    1 Blue Monk
    2 Sweet And Lovely
    3 Hackensack
    4 Rhythm-A-Ning
    5 Bright Mississippi
    6 Epistrophy

    Band Lineup
    Thelonious Monk – Piano
    Charlie Rouse – Tenor Saxophone
    Butch Warren – Double Bass
    Ben Riley – Drums

  16. alf Says:

    i like 2.0

  17. Kaveh Says:

    @Miner: thanks for the tunes today…jumping right in with the Piper.

    Good morning BBers.

  18. Robear Says:

    It’s Always Sunday in Humboldt…….except when I have to get up to take Little Bear to school……….yaaaaaaaawn

  19. Robear Says:

    Kaveh, that new bike looks sleek as all get out. Does it peddle itself, too?

    Had a dream I met Skip Bayless….asked if he was a Phish fan like his bro.

  20. Robear Says:

    Just got to read the ‘Farmhouse’ story. Fantastic. Mid 90’s, I had no cell phone or computer either. Fact.

  21. Gavinsdad Says:

    Thanks miner. I have lots of catching up to do.

    @jtran – just wanna third dr dog. I’ll up “we all belong” next week. Great oft-overlooked Philly band that has been dogged by brian Wilson and Beatles references and they are breaking free from those influences. I’ve seen em live and they are fun and I even made two paintings based on the song “we all belong”…so yeah, I dig em.

  22. albert walker Says:

    45% of peeps in Greece ages 16-74 have never used the internet

    40% in Portugal and just under 40% in Italy


  23. Tom Says:

    Hope all is well this fine morning BBers. TGIF

  24. albert walker Says:

    Picturing Gavins in Bob Ross afro and denim shirt speaking calmly to the camera while spinning Dr. Dog and painting beautiful landscapes of mountains and trees.

  25. GhostDog Says:

    Morning all.

    Been ripping into the 2.0 stash of late thanks to the motivation from Minor. These SPAC shows are so good and should be spun by any who poo-poo 2.0 esp. 2004. Love the > from ghost to twist in SPAC2. So tight followed by a twist we are no longer familiar with.

    ASHITOS from SPAC1… so sick and followed by the Piper>Jiboo in todays post. Damn.

    Question to float out there to all. Outside of the Bonarroo FTAs, and a few bits and pieces here and there, are there any lossless sources available out there? Kind of trying to hunt down the SBix archives in particular (Waves anybody?). House of Live Phish for the 95 YEM. Very thankful for the pre-FMs that were leaked from Bonarroo and hoping for some more out there.

    Go Pats.

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