Until we have something to talk about, let’s keep the thematic playlists rolling. A lot of people enjoyed Friday’s international flavor, so let’s take another dip into Phish jams from foreign lands to open up this week. Today’s selections contain some real heavy hitters to ease the transition back into the week. Enjoy the tunes, and by all means, “Read the book!“
“Stash” 7.2.97 II, Amsterdam, NL
Though its tough for me to separate this jam from its set—a frame of non-stop, top-notch Phish—this “Stash” flirts with Phish’s finest pieces ever.
“Ghost” 6.15.00 II, Osaka, JP
Phish followed Radio City’s all-time rendition with this “Ghost” from Osaka—another mammoth version. Enojy Kenny Powers’ remaster.
“Tweezer” 6.9.00 II, Tokyo, JP
The Tokyo “Tweezer”—a once in a lifetime experience.
One of the first fully blown-out “Pipers,” the improvisational centerpiece of the show. A stunning jam that had the audience in awe all the way to Barcelona.
After an aborted opening set due to sound issues, Phish came out and threw down this lasting, funked-out highlight from the last night of Europe ’98
“Down With Disease” 6.15.00 II, Osaka, JP
Another creative monstrosity from Japan 2000.
Phish reprise the “Drowned” progression within this “Hood” then blow out its peak, bringing this Barcelona version into Hendrix’s “Izabella.” Note the whole crowd World Cup-based “Ole!” chant after the set closer.
Tags: International, Jams, TTFF