TTFF: Rollin’ 40 Deep

8.28.2012 - Chaifetz Arena (Jeremy Renda)

8.28.2012 – Chaifetz Arena (Jeremy Renda)

Rounding out 2012’s Top 40…

40. “Sneakin’ Sally > Ghost” 7/6 II, Saratoga Springs, NY

The meat of SPAC’s first night, one of the strongest two-setters of Leg One.



39. “Piper” 9/2 II, Denver, CO

Dick’s “Piper” is short, sweet and to the point.



37. “Golden Age” 6/25 II, Atlanta, GA

A dirty, underrated jam of Leg Two.



36. “Down With Disease” 6/22 II, Cincinnati, OH

Before this jam was inexplicably lopped for “Guelah Papyrus,” it was all glory.



35. “Seven Below” 6/23 II, Burgettstown, PA

Though an afterthought to Star Lake’s massive “Mike’s Groove,” this jam is quite unique and noteworthy.



34. “Twist” 7/4 II, Wantagh, NY

This mellow, ambient jam provided the improvisational centerpiece of July 4th.



38. “Light” 6/16 II, Atlantic City, NJ

The band is totally hooked up in the first “Light” of the year, and it was laced with “Manteca.”



33. “Light” 7/8 II, Saratoga Springs, NY

A spectacular version which, in retrospect, I think is better than the “Piper” later in the set.



32. “Golden Age > Prince Caspian” 9/1 II, Denver, CO

The beginning-of-the-set lead in to the Denver “Light” with smoking playing throughout.



31. “Chalk Dust Torture > What’s the Use?” 8/25 II, Atlanta, GA

This outstanding “Chalk Dust” foreshadowed what would go down at Dick’s a week later. This jam certainly should have been in the previous ten jams if not higher.

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1,100 Responses to “TTFF: Rollin’ 40 Deep”

  1. plord Says:

    @Leo I could find that groove chopping for sure…if there were unchopped wood left to chop. We were trying to conserve the cord/cord and a half we have left for the times in April when there is a giant renovation hole in the house and it goes all Vermont “Winter is Spring, Spring is Winter” on us. Abandoning that plan. The woods out back are all white pine, terrible wood for burning. So we’ll likely have to pay through the nose for a couple of big dry logs then I’ll get to work on ’em.

    Ah, that St. Denis Reba is in that “15 phinest in the nation” Reba sampler that went around a while ago. Queueing it up for a fresh listen.

  2. MiA Says:

    Did someone say St. Denis Reba?

  3. Leo Weaver Says:

    Yeah, the white pine is no good at all…smoky smelly hard to burn mess. That Reba sampler is great. Should help with finding the groove.

    I need to get on those Gins.

  4. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    mia, is that the reba with the the tweeprise jam?

  5. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Found another potential big-time Gin

    I was at these shows but , once again, memory eludes me.


    Show ends:

    Gin > ( 16:17) Jam ( 7:04)> Zero..

    This is next on the docket.

  6. tela's_muff Says:

    This Reba talk makes me realize I don’t have a go to version. I can’t even say I’m a huge fan. That 95 DC version is hot.

  7. MiA Says:

    At Emo’s to see immortal technique.

    This better be good BNCB…

  8. MiA Says:

    Shut your muff Tela’s…

    DF, I wouldn’t call it a Tweeprise jam but I absolutely love the groove they get into and can see why it’s compared…

  9. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Oh man.. this thing is smoking 10 minutes in. Fishman is so sick.

    Add to the list 9.8.00 Albany, Bathtub Gin. Not even to the “Jam ” part yet.

  10. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Beginning was a little botched however… if that matters to ya a whole lot.

  11. tela's_muff Says:

    Ha. Does it make it worse when I tell u I haven’t listened to the St Debbie Reba

  12. jonacho Says:

    I appreciate all the consistent love for the St. Denis Reba.
    For being a fan since this era, I never heard this until this week after it got so much love.
    much thanks while we keep on living while waiting for dates

  13. Mr. Palmer Says:

    vacuum ambient jam…

  14. Leo Weaver Says:

    Spin it tela’s. you won’t be sorry…it’s good for your soul.

  15. tela's_muff Says:

    I am tomorrow Leo. I’ve done my soul a disservice it seems. Hard to find time in between Arcade Fire and Mumford n Sons.

  16. MiA Says:


  17. MiA Says:

    Albany Gin is great. All the ’00 Gins are great. Just varying degrees.

  18. sumodie Says:

    Haven’t spun St Denis Reba either


    gotta have something fresh to spin when I’m ancient

    spun that quad C Halley’s today. Now that’s a jam I could live inside. Hard to believe I was at that show but don’t specifically recall that jam. Back then we’d rage the moment, have some post show chit-chat, and that was that -on to the next. Never really spun much live phish in those days.

    My 3.0 jam memories are soooo much stronger because of Miner, the BB, and portable digital music

  19. bobby weird Says:

    reba beauty is inescapable imho… phishm’d. … but I love me some soaring reba… nothing like it…

  20. plord Says:

    Short, Shameful Confession: I like the CCCC Halley’s better than Hampton and it’s not really close.

  21. bobby weird Says:

    6:37 p.m. on a fading, … caldispophic mid august summer evening … it is far north, limestone, ME — the sun is setting thu heady psychedelic clouds…. and reba is fucking soaring man…… this makes me very happy…. t his is some shit that i like… thank you sir…may i have another??.

  22. jonacho Says:

    I like the CCCC Halleys better than Hampton as well.
    Not afraid to say that. no shame

  23. Sumodie Says:

    Anyone into Eternal Tapestry? Another psych rock band from Portland OR on the Thrill Jockey label

    What about Endless Boogie from NYC?

    Not even trying to find new bands now; they’re finding me

  24. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    am i late to the atoms for peace party?

  25. mmmhmm Says:

    spun Victor Disc in its entirety last night on a drive home. Pretty good stuff. Def jazzy uncompressed and lyric-less (but not speedjazz) Phish. Good vape’n and drivin music. Good collection of that and some other gems like Billy Breathes outtakes and W.54th show for DL below. Not sure if all links still function.

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