TTFF: The Gems of MSG

12.28.12 (Graham Lucas)

The highlights of the Holiday Run make quite a formidable playlist, boasting many versions of the year and some jams that move beyond 2012 into the creme de la creme of the era. Enjoy!

Tweezer > Maze” 12.28 II

This refined, multi-faceted and fully-realized “Tweezer”—my pick for best of the era—leapt onto the top shelf of 2012 offerings on the very first night of the run.



Ghost > Piper” 12.31 II

Another gorgeous New Year’s Eve “Ghost” highlighted the 31st and paired up perfectly with this relentless “Piper.”



Harry Hood” 12.30 E

Trey remains incredibly active throughout this “Hood” and the rest of the band responded beautifully, vaulting it into the elite versions of 3.0.



Wolfman’s Brother > LDB > Wolfman’s” 12.28 I

Swanky funk interplay mixed with holiday cheer resulted in a surprisingly original take on “Wolfman’s.”



Disease > 20 Years Later > Carini” 12.30 II

This exploratory sequence stunned the MSG audience with its patience and sinister tone. “Disease” broke through the sterile playing of the previous three sets with a ever-darkening adventure while “Carini”—the most unique jam of the run—challenged any version ever played with its abstract and menacing path.



David Bowie” 12.28 II

The band dropped the most impressive “David Bowie” of the year to closing out the first night.


Slave to the Traffic Light” 12.30 II

It’s been a while since we heard a “Slave” that packed such an emotional wallop. At risk of sounding repetitive, I’d definitely give this version the nod for the best of the year.

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722 Responses to “TTFF: The Gems of MSG”

  1. gavinsdad Says:

    America’s 100 Best Beer Bars 2013

  2. BNCB Says:

    Subbing for 1st grade. Will try and sneak in some Phish. Art – music hour.

    Hey Xpun! Good news! Good news! Hope I can be there to help break the fast.

  3. BNCB Says:

    TAB jams…… Canada

  4. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Gdad- I’m 90% in for that Wed Cap Theatre show.

  5. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Is this Carini the closest thing to MTMYRAHUYC(Music Tha Makes You Run And Hide Under Your Chair) in 3.0?

    Love it!

  6. Dr Pronoia Says:


    Thanks for upping that Gospel According to Ike and Tina yesterday. I can’t stop spinning it

    Dirty gospel is one of my all time favorite genres, so if you’ve got other classics in this area, I’d love to DL them

  7. Mr. Palmer Says:

    PB- easily

  8. Sjb112000 Says:

    Anyone recommend a nice weekend IPA?? Been enjoying Ruination and WCIPA recently.

  9. ren Says:

    Dark highlight of 3.0 for me @PB….though in the moment I was pretty blissed out (not scared) cause I was so happy to get it. My friends and I were tribal dancing “hey-ya-hey-ya-ho!” like injuns….I guess I felt like I was sided with the band this time as opposed to them coming for me.

  10. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Felt like it through the webcast. Felt Floydian: Ummagummaish

    I wanted the opinions of those present and any other 60+ 3.0 fools.

  11. tela'smuff Says:

    @PB – i kinda think that whole Diease>20TL>Carini is. but don’t forget the Gorge RnR.

  12. sumodie Says:

    G & I will be at the Wednesday Port Chester TAB show too

  13. bob dylan Says:

    I was hooping and hollering during carini. I however did not have a full head. I was behind stage, page side so I had a clear view of fishman and just watched him go to work the whole time.

  14. Stimpy Says:

    Finally finished Storm of Swords. What an ending.

  15. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Good deal Sumo.

  16. Dorn76 Says:

    $220 for a pair of jeans. Damn.

  17. BingosBrother Says:

    Me too stimp. Can’t wait for the next one.

  18. gavinsdad Says:

    @palmer/sumo – just trying to figger out logistics. i’ll be in nyc weds>thurs.

  19. sumodie Says:

    “Rutland has an airport too. That’s where the best festivals take place”

    Coventry & Big Cypress beg to differ

    Can’t complain about Rutland if true, only 2.5 hours north. The festival dates adding up to 30 make it sound too good to be true tho

    Plus it goes against the other rumor claiming fest x will be at a racetrack (not Watkins)

  20. gavinsdad Says:

    ok that dwd——–>carini sequence was nasty. damn.

  21. sumodie Says:

    Gdad, ya gotta watch the Vimeo Carini vid. Maybe wait till the proper headspace tho

  22. roberto luongo Says:

    damn Gucci loafer kid is killing me. everytime we higher a new wall street douche my day gets tougher. total fuckin cunt.

    this now makes it 7 ivy league douches + 1 wook

    I’m severely outnumbered

    at least it’s flat brim Friday

  23. roberto luongo Says:

    Blossom Sally sounds like a mind baby being birthed

    not sure how tight or locked or whatever the fuck that jam is.

    but whenever I get lifted at the crib that jam ends up goin on at sometime.

    love that shit.

  24. Snigglebeach Says:

    Coventry was an airport. I thought it was monster truck mud racing facility.

  25. roberto luongo Says:

    SBIX Simple is my other go to psychedelic jam of 3.0

    and of course the monster Tahoe Light. probably my fav.

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