Election Music

One Nation Under a Groove (Thepin Stash)

Not to trivialize today’s important election, but if you’re a fan of great Phish, there is really only one choice. Just look at recent history. Bill Clinton took office in 1993, the beginning the band’s first peak era. Clinton served two terms through 2000, watching over’s Phish’s glory years, and at the end of his term, Phish called it quits for the first time. George W. Bush, arguably the biggest buffoon to ever sit in the Oval Office, was sworn in at the beginning of 2001 and served two terms during which the band managed to crank out merely 1 and 1/2 years of opiate-laced jamming in ’03 and ’04. Enter Barack Obama in 2009. Less than two months after the Democratic victor was inaugurated, Phish came back at Hampton Coliseum and entered the Golden Age of their career, playing their tails off for the last four years. So here we are at the political crossroads of 2012. Under a Democratic White House, we experienced ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96, ’97, ’98, ’99, 2000, ’09, ’10, ’11, and ’12. Under a Republican watch, the band came into their own during the late ’80s and early ’90s, and graced us with ’03 and half of ’04. Those are the facts—and the choice is yours. Vote wisely, my friends!

On Election Day 2012, I bring you three choice cuts from each of the past four years. And here’s to four more years of Democratic Phish!


Bathtub Gin” 8.7.09 II, Gorge


46 Days” 8.15.09 II, Merriweather


Back on the Train” 12.30.09 II, Miami



Simple” 8.6.10 II, Greek Theatre


Reba” 10.19.10 E, Augusta, ME


Ghost” 12.31.10 II, MSG



Down With Disease” 6.3.11 II, Clarkston, MI


Rock and Roll -> Meatstick” 8.5.11 II, Gorge


Tweezer” 9.3.11 II, Denver, CO



Twist” 6.22.12 II, Cincy


Undermind” 8.31.12 II, Denver, CO


Light” 9.1.12 II, Denver, CO



…With Liberty and Justice For All (Seeyoutheredesigns)

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1,028 Responses to “Election Music”

  1. gavinsdad Says:

    i’m talkin smack but i def blazed that nite

  2. alf Says:

    the price you got to pay to be free y’all

  3. El Duderino Says:

    Aren’t there more PLQ shows coming up @ the Terrapin Crossroads?
    I think there are.
    Hopefully more sbd’s will surface from that run of shows.

  4. gavinsdad Says:

    Tom Araya Scream


  5. Dr Pronoia Says:

    word, GD

    out of curiosity I just passed a home test, so feel pretty in the clear to get bloody-eyed tonight

    nice to clean out the system every once in a while, but thought being self-employed would be the end of this shit

  6. kayatosh Says:

    just sucked down a ruination like it was lemonade. great w/ a spicy mexican thingy.

    strain hunters has put in my head that:

    herb good for you (and your community). alcohol, bad.

  7. hoedown Says:

    The word about the Phil guest last night at the show was that its not Trey. Was told it was some jazz musician. Can’t remember the name I was told but Win Butler rings a bell (is he a Jazz guy?)

  8. Guyute711 Says:

    That video you gave me is fucking awesome Duder.

  9. MiA Says:

    I like Jazz Cigarettes

  10. voopa Says:

    Last night’s purchases:
    Racer 5
    Humboldt Hemp Ale
    Stone Pale
    Lagunitas Brown Sugga
    Dogfish Head 90
    2012 Sierra Nevada Estate

  11. roberto luongo Says:

    I would rather get a Scofield sit in than Troy.

    nice little quick day trade on apple this morning. quick little in and out on the early morning weakness.

    i Need to just start puffin all day and trading like Kaya.

  12. roberto luongo Says:

    spent last couple minutes tryin to figure out why Alf’s reference was ringing in my head


  13. roberto luongo Says:

    Price You GOtta Pay to Be Free


    BLack Messiah


    judging from the number of downloads in my account everyone has these by know but these 2 Axelrod produced early 70’s Cannonball records are 2 of my fav jazz recordings ever made.

    vinyl pulls from original pressings.

  14. roberto luongo Says:

    every human needs the Gospel According to Ike and Tina also. I play this shit weekly.


  15. kayatosh Says:

    jah trade

  16. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    who wants to do a beer trade with me for msg?

  17. Phlorida Phan Says:

    ^No one wants your Molsen’s or labatt blues

  18. kayatosh Says:

    can’t get over how $$$ the good 2012 phish auds sound. this one for 8.24

    Source: DPA 4022(din)> sd 788t (24/96)
    Location: ots/roc
    Transfer: cf>samplitude>cd wave> tlh
    Taped, tracked, seeded by Adam Downs (@Big_Perm_taper)
    tagged in foobar2000

    speaking of auds, our pal gp420 has discontinued the phish listening room due to demands on his time. he did an amazing job of listening and grading various 3.0 audience tapes. Cheers to GP420 and best of luck.

  19. DaNcInG fOoL Says:


  20. angryjoggerz Says:

    I’ve got a serious DJ Rashad addiction going on, Chicago represent.


  21. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    must try dogfish 90

  22. angryjoggerz Says:

    Gotta rep the dance crews too. I love being in teh dance when the footwork crews bring it, shit is unreal. Like hyperspeed breakdancing. Expect to be hearing a ton of this in hip hop in the next 5 years, or fuck that, just listen to the ton of good artists doing footwork/juke now. Rashad, Diamond, Boylan, Young Smoke, Spinn, etc. Chicago’s southside, once again ahead on the bass.

  23. kayatosh Says:

    shuffling the 32 GB iaudio10 FLAC playa w/ all of phish tour from LBC through dick’s plus:
    11.19.95, 8.14.96, 11.3.96, 7.18.99, 11.2.2012 metermen, acoustic MMW from the keswick, nikki bluhm and the gramblers from the TLA, dr. dog 7.28.2012, GSBG 9.13.12 (blockley), tab 10.22.12, and courtesy of RL: jah stich, horace andy, prince fatty, and culture int’l herb.

    nice shufflin.

  24. angryjoggerz Says:

    Sorry, meant to link up some dances:




    I love how the parties are like in an office space with the lights on. So ill.

  25. kayatosh Says:

    ^^ and also SKB from the WCL (philly).

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