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. IrieWalton Says:

    Chilling with a Bridgeport Brewery Hop Czar following an epic 6 mile hike in the Gorge on a 60 degree day, snow capped peaks, Helens and Hood looking all majestic, now home for a few, watch the Timbers crush Montreal, and then Greensky, tonight.

    Any other Ptowners headed to Greensky?

    Praise Jah and big up to the BB Massive.

  2. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    You keep listing off tracks from the AlphaUber, smuff 😉

  3. kayatosh Says:

    blind faith live form hyde park 1969. you can Ffwd through the intro. great stuff. clapton is in the zone.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfAHsiTHWfQ

  4. MiA Says:

    What a Tweezer…

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/5880191/Tweezer.m4a

  5. MiA Says:

    The pre-ejamulation is quite stupendous.

  6. Calpain Says:

    the palate wrecker is a beaut. Pours very clear from the tap, almost as clear as the Enjoy By, but with an amber tint.

    Initial scents of grapefruit, white grape, starfruit, orange and alien fruits we don’t even know exist yet!

    Packs quite the hop hammer initially and after warming is an easy sipper. Moderately dry and drinks easy, could get dangerous, the 9.5% goes unnoticed.

    Blue dream’d

  7. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    CO bb-sick day on the hill today- girlfriend gave me the go ahead to ride. first chair at copper. come up to the hills if you ski/ride- still some for the taking.

    on a beer note: it has been all imperial porters and stouts since the baby was born. big bombers of black beer. good recs: great divide yeti imperial, elevation oil man and lil’ mo, and ska nefarious ten pin…

  8. tela's_muff Says:

    I accidentally picked up that Elevation Ten Pin @Heady. It’s good.
    Gonna hit Loveland tomorrow I think.

  9. tela's_muff Says:

    Elevation Lil Mo I mean

  10. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    tela’s- lil mo is real tasty- enjoy loveland tomorrow- it dumped all day at copper- the way winter should be…

  11. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    Mrs. Disorder and I just watched Argo. Quality flick. Decent soundtrack too.

  12. Mr.Miner Says:

    we should be able to like each other’s comments.

  13. Calpain Says:

    i’ve only had the yeti @headybro, but heard the nefarious is very dense. i’ve found any of the southern tier ports/stouts to be well worth the $ (choklat, porter, 2xstout)
    nice that you got a few runs in, hope all is well on the home front.

    nice point @T3 re: sour beers. (and thank you for the upload, very kind)
    I consider every time I have a sour beer, a special occasion. aside from the price, the amount of time and effort it takes to create those beers is very admirable.
    their taste profiles are so unique and expansive; from zingy balsamic dressing to the smell and taste of straw or horse blanket to a fruity dessert.

    headed to a local spot for some psy-trance/tech-house. cheers BBers.

  14. BooVT Says:

    Visiting my 74 yr old dad in VT this weekend. He had a couple bottles of Switchback in the fridge to share. Absolutely delicious. I ask him about Heady Topper and he says he’s lined up to receive a case from a friend of his that’s somehow connected to the brewery…. Wtf. My dad is way cooler than me. I love my dad.

  15. stapes Says:

    Good to hear @Heady. Congrats again on the little one.
    Been drinking beers with my dad all weekend. Actually cracked that Lil’ Mo that @tela’s brought over tonight. Other black beers have included Deschutes Obsidian and the classic Old Rasputin. Love that one. Appropriated for a snowy day.
    Exhausted from moving the past week. Finally bought a new tv today. Felt like an extreme luddite at Best Buy. I hate that place. Enjoying this flat screen though.
    Oh, and fuck Comcast, CenturyLink, any internet/cable service provider….

  16. stapes Says:

    Oh and I had the pleasure of drinking some Two Hearted that my brother in law brought out. Damn is that a clean tasting brew. Forgot how good it is. Wish I could get it more often. Also got some Founders Centennial IPA that is quite tasty, but not as good as the Two Hearted, imo.

    Yeti stout is titties.

  17. garretc Says:

    Hey Miner, I know you’ve been taking time away from the site during the offseason and what not, but if you’re trying to keep the posts coming with any more frequency what about opening it up to reader submitted jam playlists? I know there’s a lot of work that goes in to actually putting the posts together besides just finding the tracks, but yeah, just throwing it out there. I figure you’d get plenty of submissions

  18. SillyWilly Says:

    Just saw a Wisconsin hockey game at Dane County Coliseum. What a legendary venue for Phish and the Dead.

    Still a little shaken up by the Trey interview on CBS tomorrow.

    Why does he refer to Phish in the past tense so much?

    And why does he look so old and beat?

    Man that’d be horrible if there really was a permanent annoujncement. That’s really haunting me…

  19. phishm Says:

    Trey has mentioned time and time again that he doesn’t want Phish to turn into a novelty act. He seems very aware of what is said about him and the band, and seems affected by the criticism. Seems like to me that is why the music is always changing. With this said, would anyone on here want to keep going on with something that is compared time and time again against it’s best. They aren’t getting any younger. Their music is extremely complex and requires much practice to master. I’d honestly be suprised if they didn’t call it quits at the end of 2013. Why not go out on top. I’m just going to enjoy the hell out of any show that I either attend, live stream, listen to off hoodstream etc.
    Will they end it at the end of the year? Who knows. Just enjoy each night you are in that building with that vibe as much as possible. No reason to be critical when that which what we love can vanish as easy as the light that night brings. Peace.

  20. Mr.Miner Says:

    reader playlists? I’m down to do that. with written accompaniment and downloadable?

  21. littleumbrellas Says:

    Having hand picked jams streaming and downloadable is a god sent. You rock Miner! No one will complain if more music is available. I use the site to listen to music a lot.

  22. phishm Says:

    Silence is suddenly smothering me. Have to comment on a show that may of gotten past me. Hampton 11.21.97 is the stuff that legends are made of. Wanted to hear this due to a comment about the Slave on this site and am once again grateful. Amazing 2nd set. Brilliance that transcends all of my weird ass previous statements trying to put this type of jamming into words. It can’t be done.
    And btw, the weather over here is actually very nice. Go Rangers and win another cup. Looking forward to dates being announced. Still loving the dogfish 90. Hope all is well. Peace.

  23. garretc Says:

    I guess that depends on how much work you’d want to do, Miner, but I’m sure folks would be down to try their hand at written accompaniment.

  24. Mr.Miner Says:

    just like an intro paragraph, or sentence about each pick.

  25. Mr.Miner Says:

    hook it up! do one for monday, tuesday will be dates mania…

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