The Forum—Photos by Jesse Herzog

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Trey Anastasio

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715 Responses to “The Forum—Photos by Jesse Herzog”

  1. voopa Says:

    Wow. December. WTF?

  2. Jesse Says:

    Voopa, almost summer!

  3. Jesse Says:

    now for my weekly pirate bay refreshing waiting for the new episode of the newsroom to magically appear

  4. jerseyjim Says:

    speaking of phanbase phlight, what is the mound to meatstick ratio at a TAB show?

    relatedly, if the tour-phour hired a focus group (aka the BB) to construct a plan for drawing in a younger/wider audience, what would be the top three ideas?

  5. Jesse Says:

    more jams, more ’99 releases, more jams

  6. jerseyjim Says:

    i see what you did there, Df…the jam sandwich.

    hypothosis: if Trey sees more youngins and girls at a TAB show, it reinforces his idea that writing/playing TAB-like songs will carry this demographic over to the Phish crowd.

  7. tela's_muff Says:

    @phishm – have you ever got your hands on a recording of the Trey show from 10/20/06. He played at the Cintas Center? I’ve been looking for that one for a while.

  8. Stoney Case Says:

    Jersey Jim,

    Play east coast college towns in fall
    Play cool west coast spots in summer

  9. dorn76 Says:

    And so it was.

    Thus Spake Stoneythustra

  10. MrCompletely Says:

    stoney nailed it

    either that or

    “practice, practice, practice”

  11. dorn76 Says:

    Trey is worried about the game, yo, and you’re talking ’bout practice??

  12. dorn76 Says:

    Filling in for heads jumping off tour since 2014.



  13. dorn76 Says:

    Doing some light reading this weekend and came across this outfit. This guy has posted a ton about their process.

  14. little umbrellas Says:

    -For Once In My Life

  15. phishm Says:

    I have not tela’s. I’ll look around for it. I wasn’t at that show. Not sure why I missed it.

  16. sumodie Says:

    30 Days of Dead – 2014 edition

    Single link to dl all 30 tracks (MP3) at the bottom of the list

  17. Spasm Waiter Says:

    Sup hombres? Hope the 4 day holiday weekend treat you all okay.

    @Stoney- Sorry again for your loss, man.

    I really like the echo-ey fender rhodes sounds that Ray Paz has going on that Architect jam. Still not convincing me to travel to go see those guys but I have always been a Ray fan. Dude can clav like a mofo too.

  18. MiA Says:

    What Voopa said. Can’t believe it’s December already.

  19. Spasm Waiter Says:

    TAB jams Sand (2014 Wanee)-

  20. sumodie Says:

    Al Lover’s Goat remixes – free /name your price download (MP3, flac, alac)

    Goat fans will dig this sixpack of tracks first released on vinyl last summer

    Al Lover is the psych DJ/producer who compiles the annual Austin Psych Fest mixtape

  21. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    phish had a way of welcoming us to December over the years, all the way back to the mid-80s.

    1984 at Nectar’s was a single set affair notable for the debuts of Fire, Slave, Spanish Flea (Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass cover only time ever), Don’t You Want No More (Spencer Davis cover played one more time the following year), Cities, Skippy the Wondermouse (what would eventually become part of McGrupp), and Fluffhead (not the full suite but the initial Fluffhead part). plus you get a sprinkling of Dude of Life and a sit-in by Marc Daubert on drums for a percussion jam. a lot going on here for this early era show.

    1989 was the sixth show of the year at the Paradise in Boston and outside of some interestingly off key teasing of Third Stone from the Sun in Mike’s Song and a fairly unique Possum encore there’s not a lot to take away here unless you are into the whole ’89 sound thing. or shout outs to Trey’s sister and her UTenn friends for Rocky Top.

    1990 at the Front supposedly has a show but it isn’t in circulation so I’m not in a position to comment on the setlist that is out there for it since I’ve not heard the show itself.

    1992 is the first of the widely known shows from this date and it is also the first of the archival releases from this date. Dennison University got treated to a pretty fiery Mike’s, Trey supposedly rollerblading through the crowd during Weekapaug (that’s from the .net notes), a raging Llama, and then the debut of Baby Elephant Walk in the middle of a nice Bowie sandwich. There’s a bunch of Secret Language to be found in this one as well.

    1994 is also an archival release and a tape everyone had from the Salem Armory in Salem, OR. This is a major Tweez-segue-fest in the second set but check out a fantastic ’94 Melt in the first before you get there. The Tweezer has Norwegian Wood flavoring before heading into much different waters… Tweez->BBFCFM->Maki->NICU->Tweez->JJLC>Hood is well worth your time

    1995 is yet another archival release and a major doozy if just for the Mike’s->Paug in the second set. But from the first notes of the Buried Alive opener (and the Disease that follows) we are treated to yet another fine example of the prowess that was Fall ’95 as they headed towards the inevitable peak of the NYE Run that year. top shelf phish right here, my friends.

    1996 found the band out west at the Pauley Pavilion winding down another solid though less heralded tour. This one may not have those high highs but it has a wonderful Tweezer to anchor the sceond set, a patiently beautiful Reba, and just an overall great quality of playing in the final days of tour before they would head to Vegas for one that stands with the greats over the years. and being Fall ’96, there’s more of that ‘wah wah’ to be found in the Tweezer.

    2003 would be in Albany for the first show of the ’20th Anniversary Run’ and this one may spark some interesting conversation. on paper it doesn’t look like much quite frankly but you do get a pretty engaging Wolfman’s that carries the first frame in a nice way, a Tweezer->2001 that, well, I’m just going to say you who are all on about Trey not playing lead these days should just go listen to it and report back on it. Tell me what he is doing in that Tweezer. And then after YEM we get the return of Holdsworth for his first time playing guitar with the band since ’86 for the remainder of the set. Nothing overly engaging here unless you are looking to check off the box on your scavenger hunt that says “all original members of band graced the stage” so there’s that.

    so I say bring on December and all that comes with it!

  22. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    what, everyone actually fake working today or something?

  23. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Eggcellent work as always Cliff. Much appreciated. Think I’ll have to Spot up one of the aforementioned 12/1 LP releases later today @ your urging.

  24. Jerome Garcia Says:

    The thrill is gone Wookie Jebus. Either that or everyone has hopped on TAB Tour.

  25. tela's_muff Says:

    nice t3. that’s a good list of shows. haven’t spun that ’96 show in a long while. excited to spin the 12/1/95. thx for the rundowns. over the weekend i didn’t spin phish, so i have to catch up. 11/28/95 Knoxville is a skip show. 11/29 Nashville is a criminally underrated show. top shelf versions of Reba and Slave, and the longest version of Possum ever played at 17mins!!! Bela Fleck sits in the second half of the second set and plays a perfect Slave. 11/30 Dayton the next night and i’ve hyped that show enough.

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