TTFM: An International Encore

Tokyo 2000 Flier

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.



Piper -> Makisupa” 7.6.98 II, Prague, CZ

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.



Halley’s Comet > Roggae” 7.10.98 II, Barcelona, ES

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.



Harry Hood > Izabella” 7.9.98 II, Barcelona, ES

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.



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1,135 Responses to “TTFM: An International Encore”

  1. sumodie Says:

    intriguing new jazz fusion rock band, just noticed they are in the Roo lineup (album due in June)

    Spectrum Road

    Vernon Reid – Guitars
    Jack Bruce – Bass, vocals
    Cindy Blackman-Santana – Drums, vocals (yes, that’s Santana’s wife)
    John Medeski – Piano, keyboards

  2. Luther T. Justice Says:

    That looks very intriguing sumo! Can’t wait to hear what Vernon Reid does with this line up.

  3. Dr Pronoia Says:

    even better than you ever could have imagined, right AJ?

    hey Sumo, some googling turned up the following from Dr. Oz:

    You’re actually just a minority stakeholder in your own body. Believe it or not, more than 90 percent of the cells in your body are not actually yours but belong to foreign organisms. Even though our bodies have 10 trillion cells, our intestines alone have 10 times that many foreign cells.

  4. halcyon Says:

    Vernon Reid shreds. As do the other members.

    Can’t wait to hear this as well Luther T and Sumo!

  5. lumpyhead Says:

    ^ Went Gin meme.

  6. RoosterPizza Says:

    What I actually hear…nice

  7. sumodie Says:

    Dr P, that’s a lot of freeloading! For all I know those foreign cells are telling my brain what to eat & drink

  8. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Believe it or not, more than 90 percent of the cells in your body are not actually yours but belong to foreign organisms.


  9. sumodie Says:

    another band I’ve ‘discovered’ in the Roo lineup:

    Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra – ‘MTO Plays Sly’

    as in Sly Stone. Album came out last year

    In 2001 Bernstein’s Sex Mob recorded a terrific album of James Bond music. First heard of this guy thru MMW

    some streaming links here:

  10. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Is there in fact a Phil stream tonight?

  11. ThePigSong Says:

    From my bookmarked tab from last night I’m still getting the server down for maintenance message.

  12. joe Says:

    I’ve had a really emotional day and not quite sure if I can make it through this hood peak coming up. (last holdout for me on the ttfm)

  13. RoosterPizza Says:

    Nash is playing again tonight. At least I don’t have to watch a Nashless PHX team tonight. That was painful yesterday evening…

  14. joe Says:

    peak wasn’t as tear jerking as some hoods. thankful for that, I guess.

  15. plord Says:

    Spectrum Road sounds completely badass.

    Hindsight being 20/20, I definitely should have dropped that chick in college when she wanted to argue with me that Reid’s solos were out of tune. Like, that is so not hip.

    Can’t wait to scope the sound of that.

  16. albert walker Says:

    smoked a few wax tubes and bumped this Grimes album streamin on npr gavins put the link up to.

    probably never spin it again. but it’s really good. bjorkish, psychedelic, bass heavy dance pop

    just a chick doing everything I think. pretty trippy. good stuff.

    for me 1 spin kind of album but I dug it.

  17. BrandonKayda Says:

    Where is the Phil and Friends stream?

    Thanks folks.

  18. albert walker Says:

    plus just reading the npr review of the album was worth the price of admission

    1. can’t believe people write that shiite
    2. can’t believe people read that shiite.

    makes me want to agree with the republicans and hate npr

  19. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    Believe it or not, more than 90 percent of the cells in your body are not actually yours but belong to foreign organisms.

    and to add to that, recent research suggests that the oft discarded appendix is actually the body’s place for allowing “good” flora to grow to repopulate your gut after illnesses and other situations that wipe out some of our visitors. so our bodies have evolved to not only put up with everything cohabitating our physical selves but to actively work with them to keep everything in balance and to allow us to thrive.

  20. ThePigSong Says:

    Have the NJ Nets made the transition to BK? That would explain “New York” on the jersey.

  21. DukeOfLizards Says:


    Gave the Boston UM show a spin at work today. Band sounds great.

  22. phoammhead Says:

    yeah, T3, i had some stomach pain recently and started researching appendix and saw where appendix may be something we really want to try to keep as it may store good bacteria or something like that

    don’t get appendix’d

  23. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    they do, don’t they, duke? did your friend get in?

  24. DukeOfLizards Says:

    She didn’t end up going, but thanks for the recon work anyway.

  25. thedayman Says:

    next time you think your appendix is the issue, palpate your lower right abdomen 2/3 away from your navel at a 45 deg angle towards your hip. if it hurts on withdrawal of your hand, you might have appendicitis. or you might be a lesbian thespian.

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