TTFW: Late ’90s Grab Bag

12.28.11 - MSG (Graham Lucas)

Runaway Jim” 7.31.97 II, Mountain View, CA

Jammed out “Jims” where have you gone?



Tweezer” 8.1.98 II, East Troy, WI

Can never get enough of the Alpine “Tweeze”…



Ghost” 7.3.97 II, Nuremburg, GR

Euro ’97 “Ghosts” were slow, funky and exploratory, as Phish honed their new jam vehicle before coming stateside.



Bathtub Gin” 10.1.99 I, Ames, IA

A first set smoker from the heartland in ’99. We came out to a smashed window and many things stolen from our car before the all-night drive to Minneapolis. Fuckin’ wooks…



Reba” 8.14.96 I, Hershey, PA

A stunning version from a Summer ’96.



Stash” 9.9.99 I, Vancouver, BC

A psychedelic trek from Fall ’99’s first set.



2001” 7.7.99 II, Charlotte, NC

One of ’99’s top versions.



Mike’s Song” 12.2.97 II, Philadelphia, PA

This version needs no introduction—funk warfare.



Piper > Guy Forget” 10.1.00 II, Phoenix, AZ

The first bust-out of “Guy Forget” after being a piece of soundcheck lore for years.



Weekapaug Groove” 4.3.98 I, Uniondale, NY

My favorite “Weekapaug” to date.

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434 Responses to “TTFW: Late ’90s Grab Bag”

  1. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    or yesterdays ttfw rather…

  2. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    @Miner – 4/3/98 is your favorite weekapaug all time?

    im surprised no msg 95 or worcester 98

  3. Xpun Says:

    Congrats dayman! Do you get summer off or have to jump back in soon? Any idea what speciality you are going into?

    Where’s Silly at? Wasn’t his interview this week….

  4. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    hey chicago bulls fans! want to see a sad picture?

  5. Mr.Miner Says:

    @purple. yeah, definitely.

  6. marcoesq Says:

    Poor D Rose…cursed?

    In other news, poor Steve Blake..he never intended on EVER getting this much publicity since he left Maryland 10yrs ago

  7. kenny powers Says:

    Someone had mentioned/joked a couple weeks back how cool a Sabotage opener would be. Then I thought, “hm, maybe then something also dark and raging…say Wilson”.

    Then I listened in my head to those “da-da! ch ch ch ch da-da!” power chords/notes (?) from Sabotage that close the song out…are they not just about the same notes and played the same way as the opening Wilson notes?!?!?

    What a sick segue that would be!

  8. kenny powers Says:

    Sabotage -> Wilson -> Buried Alive -> (blat boom return of) Wilson

  9. kenny powers Says:

    one can dream. probably get a Crowd Control for all i know.

  10. voopa Says:

    RIP Donna Summer

  11. MiA Says:


    Rip Donna Summer. Wow that was young.

  12. marcoesq Says:

    Wilson>Last Dance (Donna Summers version)>Last Dance (Neil Young version)

  13. Dr Pronoia Says:

    And congrats purple too!

    Nope my summer starts at AC1. Anyone driving down from NYC?

  14. Mr. False Bravado Says:

    That’s some serious opener action KP. Did you get to see the Hall of Fame Beasty induction? I thought they nailed it.

  15. phoammhead Says:

    when jpmorgan loses huge on bad trade . . . is there a gain somewhere else . . . does some firm or other traders reap a huge gain?

  16. Mr palmer Says:

    Hey all!

    Heading into NYC in a bit. Meeting some folks at Sirius/XM, hopefully be able to land a gig.

    Meeting Mango around 6 in midtown for drinks before Scratch if anyone is out and about.

  17. Dr Pronoia Says:

    Fuck. It’s my Mr Mom day of the week to run the nighttime routine while Mrs Pronoia is at school — otherwise I’d love to catch a drink with you two

  18. Kaveh Says:

    Good morning BBers. Drive by…STILL nothing quite as magical as a 97 Hood.

  19. Mr. False Bravado Says:

    Land that job Mr. P.

  20. voopa Says:

    @phoamm – it depends. Our whole sector is down today because a competitor had a bad quarter.

    I suspect many folks are putting cash toward the FB IPO, which will cause all sorts of turmoil elsewhere.

  21. Kaveh Says:

    @KP: Good call…there will be a Beasties tribute cover to Worcester. Very good call.

  22. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    “I suspect many folks are putting cash toward the FB IPO, which will cause all sorts of turmoil elsewhere.”

    Gotta get the simulated value and take a gain before fit hits the shan.

  23. phoammhead Says:

    i see @voopa

    hard for me to fathom . . . wrap my simple mind around all these numbers being tossed around

  24. kenny powers Says:

    @Kaveh i can’t take credit for that call but yes indeed it would be nice. seeing as how Trey is used to singing/screaming that one i guess.

  25. phlorida phan Says:

    Fishman doing paul revere would be sweet, since boston being close and all

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