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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849 Responses to “TTFF: More Jams of 2004”

  1. albert walker Says:

    Miami tweezer

    Sick ambience
    Vocal jam flavorings
    Mike led jamming
    Very patient Trey
    16 minutes none wasted. Sick Caspian.

    I’m in love again

  2. lumpyhead Says:

    I hope a return to Dick’s is imminent.

  3. phoammhead Says:

    imminent, lumpy?

  4. phoammhead Says:

    at least we’ve got stupid tv night

  5. lumpyhead Says:

    yeah, imminent.

    Whether that’s this summer or next I don’t really care. I just want it to stay in the rotation.

  6. Multibeast Says:

    Ditto on Dicks in 12.

  7. phoammhead Says:

    the inevitable is that the chinese counterfeit themselves . . . so, we’ve got that going for us

  8. phoammhead Says:

    right on, lumpy.

  9. lumpyhead Says:

    OH! and I must say, I spun the Miami tweezre this weekend. It had been forever since I’d heard it.

    So fantastic.

    phoam. Did you happen to go to dicks this year?

  10. Multibeast Says:

    Bob Marley doc coming to theaters. Opening 4/20.

  11. phoammhead Says:

    no dicks this year . . . full on regret.

  12. Little Buddy Says:

    I like lots of jams from ’04, but the Hampton Chalkdust was not one of them. I think it’s an example of Trey at his worst. Just listened to it the other day and I was pretty disgusted, but maybe It was just me. SPAC jams on the other hand are just sick (in a good way). I can’t see how anyone could not feel the power of those jams. Trey’s playing is excellent is the SPAC jams, as well.

  13. Robear Says:

    any boxes @ LB???

  14. bad nirvana cover band Says:

    Miami ‘Tweezer’ = WAY too jammy

  15. lumpyhead Says:

    word. It was seriously bordering on perfection.

  16. Mike in Austin Says:

    Let’s get together and feel alright

  17. lumpyhead Says:

    yes let’s.

  18. ElJefe Says:

    MIA- those teams you mentioned earlier do have world class athletes. Unfortunately it’s only when they are playing Liverpool. : (

  19. Mike in Austin Says:

    Good one eljefe. I’m actually a EPL fan. Just how proud should you be when you are a fan of Arsenal?

    Having an AJ right. Straight Belvedere Vodka and ice. And a twist of lemon.

  20. Mr. Palmer Says:

    6.22.76 Crazy Fingers>Comes a Time

    ^^know it!!

  21. ElJefe Says:

    Mia- arsenal looks like us in 04/05. Average in the league but watch out in the CL. Bet you guys take it this year. Big ears is always a welcome addition to the trophy case…

  22. neemor Says:

    6.19.04 SPAC was a moment in time.

  23. garretc Says:


    At least you get to watch RvP do his thing. That guy is a stud.

    Not to mention Oxlade-Chamberlain firing out of the gate on his career…

  24. angryjoggerz Says:

    Having an AJ

    ^lol. Great, now a glass of vodka is called and AJ, I’m so proud!

  25. Robear Says:

    I feel like a tube washed down with a bourbon and Jamaican ginger ale.

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