Summer Jams

8.5.13 (E.Battuello)

8.5.13 (Eric Battuello)

Tweezer” 7.31.13 Stateline, NV

The Tahoe “Tweezer” simply does not get old. So many hall of fame sections are woven together with a stunning fluidity and patient sense of adventure. My opinion still stands—considering the level of improvisation and the transcendent crowd-band interplay, this jam is the finest accomplishment of the band’s career.



Harry Hood” 8.5.13 II, Los Angeles, CA

One of the most creative versions of “Harry Hood” ever played came as the signature of an unforgettable tour. Thrilling until the last drop in Summer 2013, the band opened up the jam half way through and never looked back, sculpting in an instant classic.



Rock and Roll” 8.3.13 II, San Francisco, CA

The peak of this jam is enough to make anyone’s soul giggle with delight.



Crosseyed and Painless > Hood” 7.10.13 Holmdel, NJ

The best jam of tour before the band hit the west coast, this one has staying a power and drops into a glorious version of “Harry Hood.”



Light” 7.5.13 II, Saratoga Springs, NY

The SPAC “Light”—the very first version of the year—remains the most impressive.



Disease -> Undermind” 7.27.13 II, George, WA

The unforgettable opening combo from the set of the year.



Crosseyed and Painless” 7.26.13 I, George, WA

A wide-open odyssey from the greatest venue in the land.



Energy > Runaway Jim” 8.4.13 II San Francisco, CA

This was the first true preview of what “Energy” has in store for us come Dick’s and Fall—a wide open palette for dance groove improvisation. And the “Jim,” though not exactly a fully realized jams of 2013, contains some of the most unique music of tour.



Disease 2001” 7.22.13 II, Toronto, ON

Thought other “Disease’s” may contain more creative playing over the first part of the jam, once this one turns the corner, it reaches a height attained by few passages this year.



Chalk Dust Torture” 7.16.13 II, Alpharetta, GA

This is one jam I keep going back to–a thesis in musical density and improvisational efficiency.



Carini > Architect” 7.6.13 II, Saratoga Springs, NY

One of the first signs of summer that things would be different this time around.


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  1. William H. Bonney Says:


  2. voopa Says:


  3. Berkeley Head Says:

    So that’s lookin like an “in order” list based on what I’ve read from Miner?

  4. Kurt in Denver Says:

    looks that way….kitties kitties puppies puppies

  5. bob dylan Says:

    Found my playlist for the day

  6. xpun Says:

    Anyone with extra dick fields? I’ve got a friend in need.

    Xpun25 yahoo

  7. Mr.Miner Says:

    i just reorganized the list to reflect order

  8. willowed Says:

    Thanks for the jams Miner!

  9. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    nice list

    for the floydians. they had me at “tom stoppard penned”

  10. bobby weird Says:

    Toucher and Rich on 98.5 sportshub boston just did a one minute bit surprissingly pro Phish. Apparently Eric Wilbur of Boston Globe huge fanner.

  11. roberto luongo Says:

    great stuff. great list. fun summer.

    Dick’s will go big!

    I’m a BIG fan of 7 below from BGCA also. once Trey stops borking the intro riff the jam of this is all I love of late summer phish.

    solid page Grand throughout. some funky Meters style clav playing.

    great Trey in front throwin ideas all over the place. great jam.

  12. roberto luongo Says:

    oh ya

    CHicago Piper!!!!!

  13. punkmug Says:

    Nice grouping of songs. All of them are on my radar maybe just not in that order. Thanks for the post!

    SWMBO and I are heading out to Colorado THIS Friday to get some R&R up in the mountains before coming back down from the mountain for Dicks! Can’t wait. Hope to see some of you out there.

  14. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I like what they do and it appears most people do as well considering how badly they are killing the old stodgy fuckers in the ratings. I missed that bit… anything notable? I’m sure it’ll be up on their site soon enough.

  15. Unit Monster Says:

    Love that PNC Crosseyed > Hood.

  16. Unit Monster Says:

    Shout out to that SOAM SPAC.

  17. Willowed Says:

    Haven’t spun that SPAC Split in a while.

    From what I remember, I was swimming in IT for a while during that one.

    May spin that one right now.

  18. Wolfman'sBro Says:

    With all your love for Jones Beach, how did the Rock & Roll, or the Tweezer>Cities>Wedge not get on here? Tour highlights, IMO.

  19. Teddy Says:

    how about the MPP Light>Boogie on?

  20. roberto luongo Says:

    and remember kids. the proper shirt to rock with your Bobby Duke’s

    is the scissor cut widened collar late 80’s Madonna tour t-shirt. FACT.

  21. bob dylan Says:

    spinning the hollywood hood for the first time. i can’t wait to see whats in store at dicks.

  22. Willowed Says:

    Just spun the SPAC Split. It meanders a bit. Solid jam and lovely intent.

    It did not deserve to make this list.

  23. Central Scrutinizer Says:

    Tahoe tweezer is overrated. And unless miner is willing to say that listening to jams on bootlegs and attending the concert in person convey the same level of quality and potential for musical appreciation, then nobody who missed most of phish’s best year 1993 is qualified to say anything is the best of their career. The most Miner can say with any shred of legitimacy is that it’s the best he has seen since he has been following phish which unfortunately for him is after phishs best year of 1993 and most of 1994. Unless he thinks listening to bootlegs are an accurate way of judging what was conveyed and felt at shows that he’s never seen live in person. Which I don’t think he would say.

  24. JPM Says:

    Evolutionary failures should keep such comments to themselves.

  25. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    willowed, just be sure to wait 30 minutes before you go for prolonged IT swims. not so much to digest or anything but to let the ‘tarts settle in first.

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