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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271 Responses to “Three Eras of Tube””

  1. Multibeast Says:

    You’re welcome Verno!

  2. albert walker Says:


    hackers goin after Foxconn over workers conditions.

  3. jdub Says:

    I’ve been working my way through Miner’s August ’93 mix lately. That youthful exuberance and willingness to jump off a cliff at any moment isn’t Phish’s style these days. Man they would just annihilate jams with little hesitation.

    but shows like Utica, DTE, and UIC 1 show me that they are willing when in the right mindset. Here’s to more cliff jumping this summer!

  4. Multibeast Says:

    In other news, Grace Potter is hot:

  5. Dr Pronoia Says:

    That Lauren hill story was hilarious

  6. marcoesq Says:

    Grace Potter Tweezer Reprise (around 6min mark)

  7. marcoesq Says:

    and she is hot

  8. Dr Pronoia Says:

    Grace potter is the master of the near upskirt huh?

  9. Multibeast Says:

    Dr. P….yes. yes she is. Loooooong legs.

  10. Mr.Miner Says:

    others here link is fixed

  11. Mr.Miner Says:

    hard to pin down a best Antelope of 3.0. there have been some good ones, but nothing stands out above all the rest. the Gorge version seems to be my go to Lope due to the teases.

    ^utica, hands down

  12. marcoesq Says:

    She looks like Heidi Klum

  13. albert walker Says:

    but thicker. Klum has a better body at almost 40 than old Grace probably had even in high school

  14. Mike in Austin Says:

    Apple stock is a joke. Sitting on billions in cash while people jump out windows due to working conditions.

    True, Al Gore should fix that. He’s on the board and a huge shareholder, and arguably, the most caring person alive. What’s up with him being asleep at the Apple wheel?

    He has a new worth of over $100MM for being a career politician (1%’er). I bet he’s sitting on a load of cash too.

    I don’t get why he doesn’t personally give each of the Apple workers $1000 and end those terrible conditions himself.

    Oh, that’s because a majority of AAPL shares are owned by Chinese holding companies. And Steve Jobs Trust.

  15. tela'smuff Says:

    yeah, not sure, but Potter doesn’t really do it for me. musically or physically.

  16. phoammhead Says:

    thank god for phish . . . ouch, that nocturnal noise, noise, noise.

  17. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    kind of an up hill battle comparing her to an uber super model
    but hey, it’s the internet. go for it

  18. albert walker Says:

    750K people foreclosed on their homes in the last few years will each get a $2000 check in the recent mortgage settlement

    buying votes Obummer huh?

    this shit just gets crazier by the day

  19. Mike in Austin Says:

    Grace Potter is just Faith Hill but a little less country.

    She’s hot. That’s it. She knows where her assets are.

  20. albert walker Says:

    yeah III

    supermodel scale she’s a 0

    on the VT chick with a guitar scale probably a solid 9

  21. albert walker Says:

    terrible terrible music though

  22. lumpyhead Says:

    sonofabitch I didn’t bring my headphones to work

  23. marcoesq Says:

    jeebus, I really didn’t care THAT much. Just saying that with bangs, she shares a resemblance.

    Hate on, haterz

  24. Robear Says:

    My daughter said last night:

    “Dad, if the economy is so bad, why don’t they just print more money?”

    She has a future in Obummer’s administration!

  25. marcoesq Says:

    Like on this one:

    or this one, somewhat:

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