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. tela'smuff Says:

    i loved that Tube>Stash, thought the set changed right there. i can’t say that Stash was special, even in 3.0, but on the webcast that night i really enjoyed it.

  2. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Loved that Tube live. MAze sounds fine to me,

  3. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Today’s shows are just great rock concerts with 2-3 special, magical moments of improv sprinkled in. The days of the whole show throwdowns are over except for , what, 1-2 exceptions in 4 years.

    This is the new normal. Enjoy or spin tapes. The choice is yours.

  4. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    There there
    Spin Dicks Sand and forget about all of the jams that weren’t
    It’s gonna be oooookay

  5. Frankie Says:

    I agree with Palmer.

    That Carini is the jam I’ve been chasing since they’ve been back… Not too many examples of that sound in recent years. I’m just glad I got to see them play that way 29 years into their career…

    It’s funny that if you take out 20 Years Later, which isn’t really an highlight for me but just part of the story of that sequence, each song from the TTFF could have been taken from a pre-hiatus highlights list…

  6. Frankie Says:

    My point being… Why no Waves jam? 😉

  7. MiA Says:

    Go Niners!

  8. BNCB Says:

    Palmer’s listening ear coming into question re Maze.

    One Waves jam from a complaint free run, I reckon @Frankie.

  9. tela's_muff Says:

    Tweezer Reprise on NFL. Nice

  10. MiA Says:


  11. PigSong Says:

    Tweezer Reprise on FOX NFL intro.

  12. PigSong Says:

    I’m slow.

  13. vegas wolfmans Says:

    When it comes to Tube, 5 mins is the new 10 mins.


  14. Mr. Palmer Says:

    One of the show I work on asked me to upload some tunes for their “rejoins”. Of course I threw in Repise. It works on so many levels. They had no idea what it was but they play it now.

    There are heads everywhere sneaking it into mainstream tv and radio.. funny.

  15. acleo Says:

    ^ nice intro fox

  16. gavinsdad Says:

    Do NOT acknowledge him

  17. Mr. Palmer Says:


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  19. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Nicer defense last year was much better than this year. Not even close.

    Flacons strike early, get crown involved, rattle Kaepernick.

  20. Mr. Palmer Says:

    crowd involved ^^

  21. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Niners defense.. jeez

  22. kayatosh Says:

    love you guys. sipping #2 (of 6) Enjoy By’s.

    did not make lee fields. decided to dedicate the night to fine dining w/ mrs.tosh in honor of my upcoming 41s.

    gdiddy and calpain: let’s make a date. would love to share some enjoy by w/ you guys.

    the fight club reference is brilliant. nice one, maurice.

    MLK — $$$+ historical figure.

  23. gavinsdad Says:

    Getting a sandwich for lunch w 2 of my kids. 30 something with wife and Phish tee comes in. I ask if he caught any nye run. He tells me he had a wedding he was in over nye run. Missed em all.

    Who are these asshole wedding people?

  24. MiA Says:

    Niners have an imaginary defense.

  25. MiA Says:

    They met on Twitter

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