Ten For Tuesday

Bethel Woods (Michael Mesenbourg)

Mike’s Song -> Breathe Jam ” 10.25.95 II, St.Paul, MN

A relic from the day when “Mike’s Song” had jams. In this Fall ’95 incarnation, Trey annihilates the opening segment moving to his mini kit as the band moves further and further into experimental territory. Slipping into abstraction, they pass smoothly into an instrumental interpretation of Pink Floyd’s “Breathe.”



Simple > McGrupp” 10.26.96 II, Charlotte, NC

This is but one of many standout “Simples” along the road of Fall ’96, and served as the centerpiece of Charlotte’s Fall ’96 stop.



Weekapaug -> Mango Song” 11.25.94 II, Chicago, IL

Concluding our patchwork “Mike’s Groove,” here is the unique segue and song pairing that followed “Harpua” at UIC in Fall ’94.



My Left Toe -> Whipping Post” 7.25.99 II, Noblesville, IN

In a stunning piece of first-set improvisation, Phish built their abstract Summer ’99 vehicle into a legit take on the Allman’s classic. This jam came out of nowhere at the beginning of the show at Deer Creek, foreshadowing one of Summer ’99’s best outings.



Tweezer -> Makisupa” 10.22.95 II, Champaign, IL

Another buck-wild, Fall ’95 throwdown to follow up yesterday’s “Tweezer” from the same tour.



Stash” 12.5.97 II, Cleveland, OH

Behind the dance-party funk of Fall, “Stash” made a huge splash every time it dropped. Here is the second set opener of the consistently underrated show from Cleveland State. Though this version doesn’t stray too far from structure, it absolutely slays from start to finish.

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351 Responses to “Ten For Tuesday”

  1. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    I told Mrs. B about putting in for SF and exercising network for bill gates community college.

    pin pulled and grenade rolled.

  2. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Jtran, it is a good time mostly new artists. can be HaF

  3. [an unrelated] Wilson Says:

    re: new music. It doesn’t have to be a new catalog of complex, weird phish stuff. The coolest thing about the songs we got during the 90’s was that they were kind of simple. Think Sand, Twist, Ghost, Moma, etc. Not exactly complex stuff. Personally, I don’t think they need new “songs” so much as they need a solid handfull of new “grooves.” Some songs that get people moving right off the first note. About five new groovy tunes with some simple lyrics and danceble vibes would bring a much needed shot of fresh energy to the shows.

  4. Robear Says:

    First time through this ‘My Left Toe>Whipping Post’, and Honestly, it doesn’t sound ANYthing like Dave Matthews.

    Holy Shiite.

  5. [Not Tom] Says:

    ^ I cannot disagree with that Wilson.

    The BEK>Moma method.

  6. BingosBrother Says:

    Great point auw. Simplicity is often difficult though. I love Phish songs, period. I’d even go if their werent’ “jams”. Theme might be my favorite song in the repertoire.

  7. phishnin Says:

    That Charlotte “McGrupp” is the best I’ve ever heard.

  8. [Not Tom] Says:

    Love Theme. I love most of the songs they produced during the mid-90s, except for Train Song. That song got on my nerves then and I’m glad they don’t play it now.

  9. Slicksasquatch Says:

    I agree the best material evolves from onstage musical improv. Id rather have improv and some flubs than every note hit perfectly.

  10. garretc Says:

    “I don’t think they’d play it for a baby killer, sicko”

    Woah there, TIII, no need to be goin’ and puttin’ words in my mouth! Plenty of those in there already… Babies are totally ok. I said “small children,” you know, the 4-8 age where they’re particularly annoying.

    Just wanted to clear my name a bit, knamean?

  11. [Not Tom] Says:

    The acoustic mini-stage, while novel for the shows at the time, was a waste of precious set time, in my opinion.

    OTOH, I loved the acoustic set at F8.

  12. Guyute711 Says:

    Am I the only one that has to click on all the Miley Cyrus links on yahoo? Yeah, I know I’m a perv but she’s legal now so…..

  13. garretc Says:

    Danke Jtran and PhamB!

  14. [an unrelated] Wilson Says:

    I’d say the Billy Breathes tunes were te best single batch to emerge at once. The subsequent batch, the Ghost stuff, was good, and the Farmhouse stuff, though a little fluffy, was fun. The Joy tunes are, to be very kind, a mixed bag. Frankly, some can be show killers. Also, I agree, “simple” is hard, but they only need to do it a few times.

    Phish needs this ASAP:
    3 new tunes in the mold of Sand/Ghost/Twist. Vampy dance platforms that can open up on any given night, and ona good night, make a set.
    3 new tunes in the mold of a Moma. Fun, high energy songs.
    2 new songs in the mold of Taste/Theme. Slightly involved, but accessible and enjoyable.
    throw in a couple other phish oddities and you have a) an album, and b) some fresh ammo for a tour.

  15. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Bottom Line:

    If we make it from Worcester through Dick’s without someone form this board actively hiding under a chair(musically, not chemically-induced), or using the show playback to threaten in-laws, or several folks looking around and asking their show neighbor WTFJIT, then all will be as it should be.

    Maybe Big Red’s kids need to start dating and then that concerned parent with a deterrent edge will manifest and we’ll get some of the above.

  16. [Not Tom] Says:

    Or maybe their kids need to listen to the ’95 tapes and say “Dad, how come y’all can’t play like that anymore.”

  17. BingosBrother Says:

    When Red’s kids are old enough to get spun, they’re gonna be all over his ass. “WTF Dad? You horse’d my jam again. Fuck it, i’m gonna date a wook.”

    I’m w/ that auw. Would add a sweet new consistent cover a la Golden Age.

  18. RoosterPizza Says:

    Remember when Trey dropped those new songs last fall? Land of Nod, I think one was called. Any thoughts on whether any of the songs that featured during TAB fall tour will sneak their way into the rotation this summer?

  19. tela'smuff Says:

    that’s why i say to Miner that the MLT>Whipping Post is so under appreciated, that people have yet to hear this, and/or not include it in any and all discussions of Phish legend. it should be part of the process, and a solution in the plan.

  20. Selector J Says:

    re: 7/25/99

    Should have known.

    Set List Illuminati = Green Crew

  21. MiA Says:

    Mid year review went pretty good.

    I was informed (by my boss that is in Houston, and not in Austin) that he’s heard I listen to music in my headphones, and that I come in later than others that get here at 6 AM.

    I informed him, I do get in at 9 AM, and I leave at 7 PM most days. But the people who get here at 6 AM wouldn’t know, because they leave at 3 PM.

    I work with tattle-tale douche-bags.

    Off to my next meeting.

  22. tela'smuff Says:

    don’t sleep on the Boogie On later in the set either. i think it was the first time they jammed it out.

    not a wasted note in this set, and nearly the entire show.

  23. dorn76 Says:

    Not sure any of those new TAB tunes are really all that Phishy.

  24. Guyute711 Says:

    Bring Mike’s tunes in. I want a Phished out Andleman’s Yard so bad.

  25. dorn76 Says:

    If they want to dust off Mr. Completely, I would totally be down with that.


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