Let the Madness Begin…

Tourney Time 2012

Enjoy the first round of action today, and here is a powerhouse playlist to rock with or without the ballgames. Also, make sure to cast your vote in Trey Is My Friend’s championship song bracket‘s Round of 32 by the end of today! And then head back for the Sweet 16 tomorrow! In the Phish universe, ticket madness is about to explode over the weekend as all the show of Leg One go on sale in two days! Get your strategies prepared!

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Split Open and Melt -> Catapult” 12.31.99 I, Big Cypress, FL

One of the top highlights from Big Cypress—an all-time great.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/ph99-12-31d2t01.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/ph99-12-31d2t02.mp3]

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Reba” 6.13.94 II Kansas City, KS

1994 and “Reba,” a match made in heaven. Here is another stellar version.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/ph1994-06-13d2t03.mp3]

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Ghost” 8.7.98 I, Raleigh, NC

A first set bomb after the rain stopped at Walnut Creek ’98.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/1998-08-07-Ghost-1998-08-07-Walnut-Creek-Amphitheatre-Raleigh-NC.mp3]

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Piper” 8.8.98 II, Columbia, MD

As Phish came back from Europe, after dropping Prague’s 7/6/98 version, “Piper” continued to expand.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/ph1998-08-08d2t04.mp3]

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Tweezer” 11.3.96 II, Gainesville, FL

A groovy and percussive version with Karl Perazzo; two shows after “Remain In Light” you can already hear the influence of the album’s style.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Track-05-6.mp3]

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YEM -> Izabella” 7.26.97 II, Austin, TX

Everyone knows “Tweezabella,” but do you know her sister “YEMabella?”

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/ph97-07-26d1t08.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/ph97-07-26d1t09.mp3]

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Stash” 11.13.97 II, Las Vegas, NV

Phish dropped this mammoth “Stash” on the first night of Fall ’97. Funk, what?

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409 Responses to “Let the Madness Begin…”

  1. halcyon Says:

    Great tunes to wake up to today Miner.

    I can help with some on sales tomorrow before I head to work unless the baby decides she wants to leave her oven and enter this world.

    Slave Ambient and Wagonwheel Blues are great albums.

  2. lastwaltzer Says:

    fuck anyone know the password for the alpine presaL
    e?

  3. litteringand Says:

    Have to throw this out, do any of you think that any show other than maybe the opening run and the 4th will sell out immediatly?

  4. lastwaltzer Says:

    wow that was a waste of my morning………kicks can

  5. litteringand Says:

    saxaphone LW

  6. lastwaltzer Says:

    apparently it was xrtradio…..tickets gone

  7. bhizzle Says:

    wow! I just got way lost….Tweezer 11-28-94…thanks again KP for those leaked sbds…

  8. Kaveh Says:

    @lw: livenation app is sold out too. I can’t even get a lawn seat?

  9. lastwaltzer Says:

    yeah the page didn’t go live right away for sunday. I hear everyone was pulling lawns. Guess we get to try again tomorrow. Was just hoping to get one down today.

  10. MiA Says:

    F alpine. You can even buy lawns on the presale?

    This is moronic.

  11. MiA Says:

    I was trying for Sat.

  12. Robear Says:

    miner, you were doing such a great job, reeling us back to earth, with the 3.0 highlights.

    now you come in today, trying to show they’re a nostalgia act anymore.

    what gives?

  13. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Remember that one time you got all your mail orders filled with postal money orders? Nothing returned? That was awesome!

  14. dorn76 Says:

    Sorry, do people need AV lawns, I’ve got one up on my screen for Sun.

  15. RoosterPizza Says:

    I love the Karl Perazzo shows. Just want to throw that out there.

  16. Grooves Says:

    Wooooot!!!!! GA Pit for Blossom. FIrst time ever!!!

  17. dorn76 Says:

    still pulling lawns from the presale for Sun

    “xrtradio”

  18. kenny powers Says:

    anytime bhizzle, that playlist is wicked good for the soul. dude. like. totally gnarly. way.

  19. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    nice work selectah!

  20. Robear Says:

    grooves, that’s a great shed. i think i’ve seen every phish show there. always an incredible jam or two, but yet to drop a two set smoker…………2012 is the year for Cuyahoga

  21. dorn76 Says:

    Any AV pav seats from that presale?

  22. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I’m confused. Did Magic Milton not make it to the station today? not complaining, but wasn’t expecting the bounty of roots we’ve had

  23. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    just went on a blitz of filling out a bunch of brackets in the espn thing. can’t hurt to maximize the options for the number of ways I won’t win their little contest. I even filled one out with picks made entirely based on the quality of phish shows in that town or very close nearby as the criteria for winning.

  24. MiA Says:

    @Robear Phish is a nostalgia act. So it is.

  25. Mr.Miner Says:

    i’m out of the loop with tickets this year. had no idea about any presales….any decent extras?

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