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 fashionβ€” 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. Corey Says:

    @Guyute, would you rather talk Gait bros. lacrosse? πŸ™‚

  2. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I would recommend trying to catch some of the FA Cup games going on right now. They are almost through the fourth round and now the games are mainly the best teams and a few underdog cinderellas from the lower divisions. fantastic tourney of every team in the english leagues. watching that will give you familiarity with teams/players and also the excitement of a knockout tourney. I’ve been hooked lately.

    and I’m also watching a bunch of EPL games these days too. I prefer that style of play to the Serie A or even most Bundesliga or La Liga games, but that’s just me.

  3. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    that’s like comparing pot roast to Filet!!! no contest

    totally agree!

    pot roast>>>>filet o’ fish

  4. Jtran Says:

    Garret, I’ve never actually watched Dortmund but my german exchange student in HS followed them religiously (therefore I have their scarf). Don’t blame you for following them; they have sick uni’s too.

  5. El Duderino Says:

    mignot not O’fish

  6. phoammhead Says:

    i’ll take a ny strip steak thank you very much

  7. phoammhead Says:

    football’s stupid
    soccer’s boring
    phish is both

  8. phoammhead Says:


  9. Guyute711 Says:

    That’s a little better Corey

  10. tela'smuff Says:

    thanks for the tips @G and TIII. noted!

    seems like the smart ones follow soccer, and the southerners follow the rest. πŸ˜‰ j/k

  11. Mike in Austin Says:

    Soccer, the only reason it hasn’t really taken off is the US hasn’t figured out how to host a good riot.

  12. El Duderino Says:

    @ Telas’

    G$$ and I are not “southerner’s”

  13. dognamedwilson Says:

    Shopping stereo gear. Just bought a couple of vintage amps. What DACs are you guys running?

  14. Guyute711 Says:

    Aren’t you from Ohio tela’s? You are exempt from making geographical jokes. πŸ˜‰

  15. Chris Says:

    Does anyone really want to listen to 2004 Phish anyway? Irrelevant

  16. Corey Says:

    You could certainly compare…they are both sports.
    And, as @garretc pointed out earlier, we could compare the flow.
    …In that soccer does indeed flow, and football uhh, doesn’t.
    Plays within football’s action do indeed flow. A couple catches last night had some flow. But, the sport is too entertainment’d out, for my tastes.

    PHiSH Chess was fun. rock and roll and chess. Makes sense to me.

  17. tela'smuff Says:

    lol. that part of me is dead. dead i tells ya.

  18. El Duderino Says:

    @ chris

    not me πŸ™‚

  19. El Duderino Says:

    actually isn’t Tela’s from Indiana???

    not sure which is worse OH or IN πŸ˜‰

  20. Mr palmer Says:

    OH for 30+ years, Brahlorado for 1

    Your from Ohio. Sorry dude. πŸ˜‰

  21. Guyute711 Says:

    Ohio, can’t believe you would ask that question. People move to Indiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania to get out of that place.

  22. tela'smuff Says:

    ha. well, i lived the longest in Ohio(19yrs), but also spent a a good portion in Indiana(12yrs). also lived in Florida(2yrs), AZ(1), and MT(1).

    but i am 100% Brahlorado, just took me 35 yrs to get here. if i could split between here and some bass fishing in Kentucky, i’d be happy.

  23. stapes Says:

    Tela’s is gonna get one of those “I’m not native, but I got here as fast as I could” bumper stickers.

  24. willowed Says:

    You guys know how I feel about soccer. I absolutely love it.
    It’s a cultural thing here in the states.

    It’s pointless to debate the beauty of soccer with most people. I gave up a long time ago.

    It’s the only game that the entire world truly plays.
    Since we are not the best at it, Americans say it sucks.

  25. garretc Says:

    Do you have a club of choice, Willowed?

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