Keepin’ the Jams Flowin’

PNC 2011 (Chris LaJaunie)

Wilson -> Antelope” 10.13.95 II, Ft. Worth, TX

Need a kick start to your hump day? Here you go.

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Ghost” 11.19.98 I, Winston-Salem, NC

“Ghost” and 1998 go together like bread and butter. Check out this late first-set version from Winston-Salem.

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Suzie Greenberg > Caspian” 11.13.96 II, Minneapolis, MN

A tremendous jam where the band lets loose on “Suzie.” Maybe they could do this more often?

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Tweezer” 11.3.96 II, Gainesville, FL

Phish kept Karl Perazzo on tour for the Florida shows after Halloween as they began the their transition into a groove machine.

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My Left Toe -> Velvet Sea > Bug” 7.7.99 II, Charlotte, NC

Early in Summer ’99, Phish began working “My Left Toe” into rotation. Here is the second version ever played from late in Charlotte’s second set—a smashing frame of Phish from start to finish.

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Runaway Jim -> Free” 7.18.99 II, Volney, NY

An afternoon delight in the sweltering heat of Oswego.

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Reba” 12.7.95 II, Niagara Falls, NY

Phish’s performance on December 7, 1995, featured all-time versions of “Split,” “Mike’s Groove,” and this spectacular “Reba.”

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Mike’s Song” 10.29.96 II, Tallahassee, FL

With Karl Perazzo on stage for the show before Halloween, the band slips into a “Houses In Motion” jam in this big time “Mike’s Song.”

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Harry Hood” 8.10.97 I, Noblesville, IN

Ending the first set in Deer Creek, Phish played a gorgeous, emotional and divergent “Harry Hood.” If you have never heard this one, put your headphones on.

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268 Responses to “Keepin’ the Jams Flowin’”

  1. Robear Says:

    Word. Hard to ttfw with paint on hands.

    @miner, could you make all the jams into a long string? Push play once kind of option?

  2. neemor Says:

    “Don’t entertain us. Just entertain yourselves. I’m sure that will be more than enough entertainment for us.”

    ^ word.

    See Track 7 of SuperBall Soundcheck.

  3. poop goblin Says:

    Trey needs to realize they are a pedestrian rock band at best

    and I can catch multiple small club shows on any given night in Chicago that will do a much more entertaining rock n roll set

    they will never be U2, DMB, or Pearl Jam and I think that’s what Trey wants. that more universal acceptance outside the spunion community. not going to happen Red.

    the radio waves aren’t waiting in excitement for the next “summer of 89”

    but guess what you guys are a fun jam based psych rock band. may want to just explore that direction a bit more before all us thirty somethings just start spending our vacation days on beaches.

  4. poop goblin Says:

    back to work.

    I need Fri and Sat BGCC and woostah floors if anyone’s got em.

    laterz peeps.
    summer’s gonna be fun.

  5. RoosterPizza Says:

    Increasingly looking like i am going to make the atl-charlotte run.

  6. dorn76 Says:

    Niagara! Ahh memories!

    My #stonerfuck brain has prolly posted this before, but that show was an all timer of an experience for me. Rode out across the wastes from Boston with a roommate. If you haven’t been to Niagara….you can see the mist from the falls for miles before you get to town, very cool.

    Pulled up to a local auditorium and a quiet lot. After about ten minutes the same guy had circled around and offered us treats 3 times. Quickly became clear that not many had made the trip.

    Show was in gym with bleachers, there was plenty of room. I remember a bunch of local high schoolers in varsity jackets, white hats, etc. walked out after about 10 minutes to huge laughs from those of us around them.

    Uneven show, but one of those nights where everything that surrounded it combined to create one of those indelible ph memories.

  7. dorn76 Says:

    Wow, my memory says uneven, but this Reba doesn’t.

    To the spreadsheet!

  8. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    i actually strongly contest that the Ghost>MLT ever has an MLT. theres basically only 1 thing about MLT and that is that its in 3/4 time. other than that, its a single chord, sort of free flow ambient music. that ghost never changes time signature, its just an ambient jam. i dont hear it at all, its always bothered me

  9. Multibeast Says:

    Loving this Tweezer w/Karl.
    @MiA-
    Very well put on your thoughts on today’s Ghost. Described exactly how I felt spinning it. My first time hearing it.

    Re: High Fidelity – The movie is great, the book is better (whoa!). I remember reading that book and thinking the author had nailed the male mind/psyche, at least IMO. Right when I finished I handed it to my gf at the time and said she should read it…might help her understand me a bit better.

  10. MiA Says:

    @Tela’s, I think I would like that kind of interview with Trey (the Jerry kind you mention) “Like, remember that time, back in 1995, During that Reba, when you guys got into that groove that was just plain sick. Do you remember that?!”

    “What was your favorite Prince Capsian?” That sort of stuff.

    But (for example hypothetically) Do you like who you are right now within Phish? Do you think the band suffers with less leadership? Can Phish ever reclaim the glory it once had?

    I just think there are certain interview questions that can be like poison that rattle around in the artists head, long after the interview is over.

    Gotta be careful I guess.

  11. MiA Says:

    Yeah Multi, That was the first Nick Hornby book I had ever read, but loved everything else I picked up by him afterwards. Fantastic writer.

  12. tela'smuff Says:

    yeah @MiA – and i think those pointed questions about jamming and leadership are appropriate fanboy-type questions i would love to ask, in addition to how they planned out, or if they planned out, MLT>Whipping Post or The Real Gin. OR, if I did truly inspire the Blossom #Line. 😉

    @purple – out of the 5 versions played, the Ghost>MLT is certainly the suspect version, but i do hear them set it up briefly.

  13. Multibeast Says:

    MiA
    My first Hornby book as well. The only ones I have read is “how to be good” and “about a boy”. Any other Hornby book that you highly recommend?

  14. Elementset Says:

    if you watch trey during the relix interview, he is clearly not a secure person with all of the hair flips and self conscious dialogue …

    amen to those who have a vision for the rust belt leg 1 — cinci thru blossom. i will be riding solo with car from chicago and back if anyone needs a ride and wants to share gas

  15. tela'smuff Says:

    i don’t get the sense Trey is insecure, i think he has been humbled, which isn’t such a bad thing. with his level of success and creativity, i don’t think one lacks in confidence.

  16. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    @mia
    thankee, sirrah. 22 years and I’m still upsidedown.

  17. MiA Says:

    Multi, I liked “A Long Way Down” (kinda clever) and “Fever Pitch” which is about being a lifelong “Arsenal” football fan. While I was converted in the US to being about a Boston Red Sox fan for film, it’s a great book, regardless of whether you follow English Soccer.

    The Polysyllabric Spree is really good too.

  18. MiA Says:

    I think Trey has a hyperactive brain.

    I don’t know if he’s secure or insecure, but I suspect, like a lot of people with a chorus of frogs in his head, that when he is playing music, the box of frogs quiets down.

    No question this band can jam and Trey can. That “2nd” Jam in Superball soundcheck is a great example. I have that in iTunes as that, and it gets a lot of play.

  19. Multibeast Says:

    Thanks MiA, I will look into those. I am about to start Levon Helm’s memoir, but I have been reading alot of biographies/autobiographies and need to change it up.

  20. MiA Says:

    while it was converted in the US…

  21. [Not Tom] Says:

    I wonder how many times I’ve commented on this board that Phish needs to have Karl play with them again.

    for that matter, a Giant Country Horns tour wouldn’t be a bad idea either

  22. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I don’t know about you guys, but the new Avengers movie looks pretty good. check out the latest promo

  23. MiA Says:

    http://turntable.fm/bb_spiritual_plinko_funk

  24. Jtran Says:

    Fish is unbelievable in this Niagra Reba

  25. Multibeast Says:

    T3
    That was amazing.

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