TTFF: 1996—The Transitional Year

8.4.96 Red Rocks

8.4.96 Red Rocks

Inspired by some recent banter in the Twittersphere…

Wilson > Disease” 8.14 I, Hershey, PA

Right off the bat in Hershey, the band dropped this opening sequence

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ph1996-08-14d1t01.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ph1996-08-14d1t02.mp3]

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Mike’s > Lifeboy” 8.13 II, Noblesville, IN

An adventurous mid-’90s “Mike’s” in the yet-to-be developed Cornfields of Deer Creek.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/2-03-Mikes-Song-_.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/2-04-Lifeboy-_.mp3]

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Tweezer” 8.14 II, Hershey, PA

Legend has always said it that this Herhsey show before The Clifford Ball wasn’t so hot. I never understood that assessment. Here’s another reason why.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ph1996-08-14d2t06.mp3]

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Mike’s Song” 10.29 II, Tallahassee, FL

A percussion-drenched “Houses in Motion” jam laces the latter part of this jam in the final show before their seminal “Remain In Light” Halloween set.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Track-02-3.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Track-03-4.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Track-04-5.mp3]

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The Great Curve” 10.31 II, Atlanta, GA

Speaking of “Remain in Light,” I saw this Tweet yesterday and I immediately agreed.

If you’re not familiar…

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/II-03-The-Great-Curve.mp3]

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Crosseyed > Antelope” 11.2 II, West Palm Beach, FL

The band began to shape-shift on the first night after Halloween as Karl Perazzo stayed on tour for a few.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/ph96-11-02t02.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/ph96-11-02t03.mp3]

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Tweezer” 11.11 II Grand Rapids, MI

A post-Halloween signpost on the long road to Cow Funk.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Track-04-5.mp3]

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2001 > Llama” 12.6 I, Las Vegas, NV

One of the early, jammed-out versions from the final night of tour.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/I-04-Also-Sprach-Zarathustra-.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/I-05-Llama.mp3]

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Tweezer” 12.1 II, Los Angeles, CA

Three “Tweezers” on Friday? I dig it. This is a monster from the tail end of Fall Tour.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/ph96-12-01d2t01.mp3]

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Slave to the Traffic Light” 8.17 II, Plattsburgh, NY

An all-time classic.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ph96-08-17d02t08.mp3] Tags: , , ,

556 Responses to “TTFF: 1996—The Transitional Year”

  1. MiA Says:

    Thanks Silly

    One last thing… the thing about CCCC Halley’s is that it has it all…

  2. willowed Says:

    Love that compilation TIII

    How did I know that Spread it Round would make the cut. I think you have a crush on that jam.

  3. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Beautiful morning in NYC. At UnionSquare farmers market. Thing is huge.

    Ready for big day of debauchery. Bloody Mary’s in 20.

  4. BNCB Says:

    Today is the Perilous Plunge.

    http://www.discovery-museum.org/

    Check their FB page. Fun to watch. Stash will be jumping.

    Xpun I never hit you with that donation. Too late?

  5. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    You know me, willowed…

  6. SillyWilly Says:

    My one and only time at Union Square I was with Robear, Stash, and Henri Matisse Latisse being serenaded by a man from boston (cranberry-vodka) with a Girl from Impanena at a corner irish bar.

  7. BNCB Says:

    Loving this Holy drug Couple

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    It’s 50 degrees out which makes it even better.
    Sometimes I miss the city.

  9. SillyWilly Says:

    mary jane and lucy?

  10. gavinsdad Says:

    Blue Water Grill has bomb oysters @palmer. may be a bit early for all that.

    and while you’re at it, dont forget to walk around the corner to the Old Town Bar for a pint.

  11. SillyWilly Says:

    my bad.

  12. BingosBrother Says:

    Awesome stuff silly. I’m gonna print that and put it on my kids walls.

  13. gavinsdad Says:

    ^or Pete’s tavern for that matter. might be a nice brunch follow-up move.

  14. willowed Says:

    Hit up another great bar right here in my home town last night. Never been there before. Take a look at what’s on tap. Great spot.

    I was crushing the Boulder Mojo Risin Double IPA. I got sauced.

    What a great place to stumble on: http://mikrobeerbar.com/our-beers/

  15. tela's_muff Says:

    T3. I know we are long lost brothers with this mutual love for Spread it Round and Rhymes. Nice list, thanks!!

  16. stapes Says:

    SPREAD IT ‘ROUND!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. BNCB Says:

    Glad to have friends like Silly. To remind me of the things I’ve done and places I’ve been. Keep that story. Remind me at the 40th anniv show.

  18. willowed Says:

    Miner must be all excited. Game Day chillin at G-Town today.

  19. Dr pronoia Says:

    Funny. I’m with the fam at the union square kids park right now. Now getting books at B&N. love those two spots GDad. Thinking about an old town burger next or down to Murray’s for a bagel and lox

    Damn I’m going to miss all this when we bail for the burbs

  20. BNCB Says:

    Tom Marshall tweeting photos from Bieber tour. Might be over after all….

  21. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    Don’t forget the psycho killer jams and ruby Tuesday salad Bars, smuff 😎

  22. tela's_muff Says:

    Mmmmmmmmm. Salad bars.

  23. MiA Says:

    I’ve stayed at that W almost every time I go to NYC. My favorite part of the city.

  24. MiA Says:

    Golfing in 20-30 mph winds.

  25. angryjoggerz Says:

    Back in America, slept 12 hours, I feel spaaaaaacccceeeeeeyyyyyyy. Gonna be a big travel year for me, at least 4 times to China. At least that means my Phish travel will be free.

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