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. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    RR Stash was a solid version. not sure how it stacks against AC though

  2. tela'smuff Says:

    ok. i’ll give those a respin. i actually do recall loving that Mike>Groove from Blossom ’10. Great energy.

    MSG ’11 making an appearance in my best versions playlist. who woulda thunk it. i actually picked the MSG ’11 Cities over the Greek version. tough call, but i like how different that MSG version was.

  3. albert walker Says:

    RR Stash is a great version. good call T III. nice little dissonant peak that kinda comes off the rails in a good way but they can’t quite get it back. darker feel than most in 3.0.

    also the Antelope from RR is a darkhorse antelope pick. gets a bit sideways in the jam like the Stash if I remember correctly. psychedelic peak.

  4. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    SOAM from RR is a 3.0 fav of mine, but that’s because of how they ride the storm more than anything. The Cincy one has more teeth though.

  5. albert walker Says:

    RR Boogie actually kinda stands up too. nice themed jam that goes off the simple MIke bass wanking feel of typical versions.

    for summer 09 really was a nice little run.

  6. stapes Says:

    RR Boogie on was rocking! Easily my fave 3.0 version. Now please, shelf that bitch!

  7. halcyon Says:

    Yeah AW the Orchestre cuts complete this mix nicely. Certainly making my work afternoon cruise by.

  8. tela'smuff Says:

    what the hell happened with the sbd’s in 2009?? i’m far from an audio expert, but even my ears can tell how bad some of these sound.

  9. voidboy Says:

    @Mr. Miner,

    Would love to hear your take on “Three eras of FREE.”

  10. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    wasn’t the new guy still figuring things out? seemed like it took until Miami before things got good for sbds.

  11. BingosBrother Says:

    Ter starts tonight! Hope y’all hit the dry cleaners! I’ll bringing my Cincinatti Bowtie.

  12. kayatosh Says:

    did someone say furious and evil?

    enter 11.28.98 Tweezer. Thing is ferocious, furious, and fairly evil. wall of sound peak and cool out ambient outro. $$$

  13. albert walker Says:

    this shit cracks me up

    the Boss, U2, Arcade FIre, REO Speedwagon, and Hootie

    of course that’s what the pres be spinnin

    Impressions – Keep on Pushin though.

    props there. one of the best tracks ever written.

  14. Mike in Austin Says:

  15. HarryHood Says:

    @ Dr. P

    Is Mitch your avatar? llfa

  16. Mike in Austin Says:

    Darius Rucker is in there twice. Really likes Hootie and the Blowfish.

  17. Mike in Austin Says:

    Is Mitch your avatar. I love it.

  18. albert walker Says:

    he kinda looks like a vulcan version of hootie

  19. Mike in Austin Says:

    Pretty cool.

  20. dusty Says:

    sean kuti in Grass Valley makes me happy. Heads up on the spectrum road tour coming up. I know all your fusion heads will like it.

  21. 3.ohhhh! Says:

    The Tube from Denver ’11 is righteous as well…

  22. voopa Says:

    dusty- Greensky is coming to GV soon too.

  23. angryjoggerz Says:

    @ Telas

    Book your work travel accordingly.

  24. plord Says:

    Hey Multi, my only birthday show was a bustout spectacular. I’ve not been happy with most of the circulating copies, though, they’re kind of distant and tinny. But it’s a fine fine show!

    Give a listen to Bobby’s rhythm line on this first live Eyes. He does some stuff in this version that he never went for again, so naturally I have shamelessly lifted a few of those licks as my go-to Eyes comping move.

  25. phoammhead Says:

    evenin’ folks

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