Three Eras of Tube”

6.6.09 - Great Woods (Graham Lucas)

Today we take a glimpse at three generations of “Tube.” Enjoy. And if you need more “Tubes” to listen to when you are done with this sample size, check out some others here. Have a great Thursday!


7.16.98 II, George, WA

This wide-open funk jam oozes with the sound of the Gorge. Over-sized, chunky bass lines anchor this version as Trey adds all sorts of wah-groove into the mix. Trey then set some loops as Page sculpts the sound alongside him, adding a whole different, cathartic ambiance to the music. Returning to an extended series of slamming, whole-band grooves, this Gorge version has always been one of my go-to favorites



2.22.03 II, Cincinnati, OH

This explosive version kicked off one of the marquee sets of February ‘03’s comeback tour at The Crown in Cincinnati. Both Trey and Page stood out in a jam that moves far beyond anything we’ve heard recently. This furious rendition took over the entire arena, whose roar you can hear in multiple mid-jam peaks. Fishman keeps a driving, cymbal-heavy beat chugging for the duration of this best-of-the-post-hiatus era “Tube.”



6.18.09 I, Burgettstown, PA

Though its Star Lake show was nothing spectacular, this first set “Tube” remains the most significant of the modern era. Page’s takes an extended clav solo as Trey comps him with a diversity of rhythm patterns and pitch-bent notes. Trey then moves on, hitting some high-octave lead lines before the band comes back together in swanky groove and the final verse of the song.



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  1. phlorida phan Says:


  2. st8 of mind Says:

    Nice. Yea, 2/22/03 was deemed the Tube>Tub show by me and some friends. The 30 minute Bathtub Gin that followed this Tube was pretty nice as well. That was a great weekend.

  3. P.S.H.S. Says:

    it’s so stupendous…

  4. Mike in Austin Says:

    Roots and Tubes and espresso. Oh my.

  5. Mike in Austin Says:

    I couldn’t get the “others here” link to work. Maybe it’s cause I’m on my phone.

  6. litteringand Says:

    You would be hard pressed to find a better tune under 5 minutes than the Tube from Blossom last year.

  7. Mike in Austin Says:

    Online says “too many connections” on the App, and the website won’t let me join onto Selector.

  8. Mike in Austin Says:

    Agreed on the Blossom Tube!

  9. Guyute711 Says:

    Uh oh, I cannot get into the show.

  10. llama Says:

    nice call on the star lake ‘o9. it was a fantastic show, my first of the golden age and definately changed the course of my life…

  11. albert walker Says:

    If were talkin pinner tubes AC Def had some extra fire

    Have a good one kids

  12. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    oh noes!
    I need my selecta in the morning

  13. kurt } indy Says:

    Blossom tube: yes! It reared it ugly head that night but still couldn’t believe it didn’t go past the 5m mark, I’ve become an asshole and everytime tube comes on I check my watch, 3.0, but I remember blossom very specifically being awesome

  14. Selector J Says:

    For real? Not working for you guys?
    Here are the links:
    website –
    direct link –

  15. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I think the tubes are full @selecta

  16. Guyute711 Says:

    No dice Selector

  17. mike in austin Says:

    the iPhone app says too many connected. gotta call the dreaded IT dept.

  18. Selector J Says:

    tronz is full?

    I guess that’s good but…

  19. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    pfft. I was listening to selecta back before he was popular. now everyone on the tronz tunes in. it’s just not the same.


  20. Selector J Says:

    maybe try it now.
    i think some listeners dropped out.

  21. Selector J Says:

    ^weren’t digging the Shabba, I guess. 😉

  22. mike in austin Says:

    I think Selector make a case for a bigger internet

  23. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    no dice. still shut out over here.

  24. mike in austin Says:

    My FM isn’t working either. Rats

  25. nate Says:

    11-2-98 Tube->Drowned is the best Tube ever played. Earth shakingly stupendous.

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