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)

Tags: , ,

1,028 Responses to “Election Music”

  1. Foul_Domain Says:

    Random thought…

    Extended WTU? with theremin….

    Couldn’t this work SO perfectly? That song was made for theremin, now that I think about it.

    …Carry on

  2. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Any thoughts on Conspirator? Downloaded a recent show of theirs. I believe they are more electronic sounding. Jamtronica, so to speak?

  3. roberto luongo Says:

    ya that shit is raw AJ. dug into it a bit. shit is def crazy to see those kids dance live. seems like you’re watching a video on fast forward.

    not sure if it ever blows up. pretty raw shit. but that’s why I dig it.

  4. angryjoggerz Says:

    dance videos tied up, posted too many likes. I think 2 will work


  5. kayatosh Says:

    96 hershey tweezer — $$$.

  6. Phlorida Phan Says:

    sierra celebration ale should be making it back soon, always around turkey day i recall. My personal fav from that brewery

  7. Phlorida Phan Says:

    just finished this jammed out fluffhead from 7-24-99, 2nd song in 35min tune, yes please! Pretty nice if ya got the time!

  8. kayatosh Says:

    mrkt. juts took a body blow. manufactured rally attempt/short squeeze worked for only a few hours. tankage to resume.

  9. angryjoggerz Says:

    Juke def blowing up in Europe already, of course. Whole labels being set up around it and tons of these artists on the remix duty, which is the first step to sound being bigger. Madonna will be on it by 2018.

  10. dusty Says:

    voopa..had the estate harvest last night. Well balanced Pale ale. Celebration is out..love the magnums but I think that recipe has changed. Try the Hopitum 4 pack for a double whole cone ipa.

  11. voopa Says:

    They had a leftover magnum of 2011 Anchor Xmas there, but no 2012 yet. Have a 12 pack in the closet still, so I didn’t pick it up. Haven’t seen the Sierra Celebration or Bigfoot yet.

  12. Phlorida Phan Says:

    ^love those hopitum, reminds me of Hopslam (by Bell’s i think) 10% to the dome!

  13. Phlorida Phan Says:

    i think Bigfoots come out in Jan.

  14. Phlorida Phan Says:

    I still have an ’06 bigfoot in my collection, damn those things get smooth with age. Vintage beer good

  15. dusty Says:

    I was thinking xmas for the magnum your right. Something about grenade and magnum bottles that I love qualifies me as a meathead.

    I’ve been enjoying the dogfish labels as of late with the bitches brew and the 75. Fun labels. Hopslam for Bells sounds tasty. I dig 2 hearts whenever I can and overall great brewery.

  16. El Duderino Says:

    “That video you gave me is fucking awesome Duder.”-G$$$


    which one? between you, Leo, and a lot of folks everywhere I can’t keep track

  17. kayatosh Says:

    ^^^ he’s referring to your sex tape w/ pam andersen.

  18. El Duderino Says:


    would rather fuck a beach ball

  19. El Duderino Says:

    Hop Czar from Oregon has been my goto for a couple months now…

    Not the greatest, but not bad either

  20. El Duderino Says:

    New Gans-Miller upgrade source of 11/19/72 here:


  21. Jtran Says:


    Saw Conspirator at a festival, didn’t really dig it, but it’s alright. Like tDB

  22. Phlorida Phan Says:

    I havent seen Hopslam around these parts in some time, two differents stores said two diff time frames, either a fall release or a spring release, never researched for myself

  23. Guyute711 Says:


  24. kayatosh Says:

    oooh. hofheinz. thanks, duder.

  25. PigSong Says:

    Hop Czar by Bridgeport? – I concur Duder. Cheap at Trader Joe’s taboot.

    Is everyone that’s looking for NYE up on the tradeboard? If not, update.

Leave a Reply