TTFF: More Jams of 2004

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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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849 Responses to “TTFF: More Jams of 2004”

  1. Robear Says:

    2 more things

    Trey is never far from his wah peddle, if the guitar is in hand

    I know why Tom Marshall writes the songs, but doesn’t lead sing on stage

    Sweet little blurb there.

  2. marcoesq Says:

    Morning all. Thanks for all of these picks, Miner! Some great grooving for this Friday. Miss me some ’04-ness

  3. Kaveh Says:

    Kaveh, that new bike looks sleek as all get out.

    ^ I just got the frameset (frame, fork, headset and seatpost).

    It is one tight ass frameset. I don’t want it to pedal itself…that is all the fun…riding that sweet beauty around. Going to build it up over the next couple of weeks. I’ll keep you posted.

  4. alf Says:


    great sounding FOB

    someone photoshop an afro on gd’s avatar

  5. fish Says:

    Thanks for not overlooking the solid Birds jam.

  6. marcoesq Says:

    Everybody hop on! Patriots bandwagon is taking off

  7. marcoesq Says:

    I knew there was some sickness in that Vegas run. Still don’t remember a thing though.

    Anybody watch Parks and Rec? Writer is a big Phish fan, made a reference in last night’s episode

  8. stapes Says:

    @ kaveh – what type of ride did you get?

    Snow day here. Working from home. About a foot fell last night and may get another 10″ today.

  9. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    what was the reference?

    that’s the guy from those podcasts where he tries to convince his buddy about the glory of phish right?

  10. Kaveh Says:

    @ kaveh – what type of ride did you get?

    ^ 2011 Colnago M10. I’ve ridden lots of bikes, but never a Colnago.

    (!/kjrahimi/media/slideshow? – this might work.

  11. Guyute711 Says:

    I keep missing the new Parks and Rec’s at least that will give me something to watch on netflix in the near future. Ron Swanson is a king among men!!!!

  12. GhostDog Says:

    @ marcoesq…

    The Pats bandwagon has been abandoned these days I believe as everybody in their mothers would love to see Bill and co. go down in flames.

    Personally, I am a born and bred Pats fan, grew up on the cape and suffered through many years of agony and horrific years of football. Nonetheless, have stayed the course and am now reaping some satisfaction of this organization. I will not take it for granted that rings and parades have passed through beantown regularly over the last decade. Especially in the NFL, poor fortune could always be lurking around the corner and the Pats may not sniff another SB in the rest of my life. Death Don’t Have No Mercy.

    Go Pats. Really. Fired Up.

  13. Kaveh Says:

    @Miner: I remember the “Nothing” transition from DC. I could tell Mike was WAY against going into that song. He was really fighting not doing it. That rift between those two seemed to linger for DC. But at Alpine all was well and at the end of the second night; we got our pre-Coventry final bow. Trey gave Mike a big hug and really didn’t seem to know what to do with himself.

  14. Robear Says:

    Kaveh, took my daughter on a ride to a little redwood park. Did our first trail riding. I have a G Fisher, she has a Specialized

  15. stapes Says:

    Nice looking bike!

    I’m kinda bummed about all this snow cuz that means trails are a no-go for awhile now. Next rides will be taking the cyclocross bike out on the dirt roads once stuff starts to melt a bit. Was thinking about a Surly Pugsley this morning for snow rides. In a perfect world I’d have about 5-6 different bikes for varying conditions, trails, etc.

  16. albert walker Says:

    good piece in zerohedge today on the let’s blow up Iran hype

  17. halcyon Says:


    You can ride up in the mountains. Storm completely missed Western Colorado. It is actually pretty nice out this morning.

  18. stapes Says:

    @ Halcy – I need to make a trip to GJ/Fruita in the shoulder season. Fruita has some great stuff.

    We’re getting hammered down here. Eldora had 10″ last night. Wish I could get up there today. Can’t tomorrow either as we have friends coming into town from Chicago for the weekend.

    Gonna put on the snow gear and walk the dog down to the post office.

  19. thedayman Says:

    @ guyute – last nights parks and rec is $$$. much less about leslies campaign junk, and truer to the earlier style of the show. great episode.

  20. halcyon Says:

    We are heading down around 3-4pm. Hopefully the snow will let up by then.

  21. marcoesq Says:

    Parks and Rec has really blossomed this season, comedy gold IMO

    Head writer really digs the Phish, they made a reference to a guy who hit 308 shows last night.

  22. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    @ miner- thanks for the songs all week and thanks for “nothing” today… i do not post on here often, but i really do appreciate all the music- peace

  23. Kaveh Says:


    Snow bikes have gone bonkers around here in Minneapolis the last two years. Really, really strong sales. Last year probably a little better due to all the snow. But this year, regardless of not having snow, the idea of the bike is selling more. I know lots of guys building them up. They are cool bikes, but I can’t foresee me getting one.

    Really excited about this new road frameset. I’ve been riding a BMC (aluminum) for the last three years, so a change of pace will be nice on the road whip.

    Mountain bikes I’m good on.

    I got my cross bike stolen outside of work last Sept. and replaced it with a Bianchi San Jose SS with the flat bars. Perfect townie and commuter bike. So, while I’ve lost my cross bike, this one does the trick.

    I do need to convert my San Jose into a gravel crusher…as here in MN we have an all gravel race series; and the races are badass; all 100 miles. Tough; but fun!

  24. Mike in Austin Says:

    Great Krieger article AW.

  25. Kaveh Says:

    I need to make a trip to GJ/Fruita

    ^ Our ass-hat crew made the trip to Fruita last year for the Fat Tire festival…all captured here my Bobby Danger:

    Also here:

    Our site is both videos on page 15.

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