Early 3.0 Playlists: 2009-2011

Red Rocks – 7.31.09 (Graham Lucas)

About a month ago, a friend of mine who missed the first three-plus years of 3.0 was saying how Phish wasn’t very musically proficient in these years. I begged to differ. First, I started listing great stuff from each year in a group text, but then I decided to show him instead of tell. With the incredibly useful LivePhish app, I created extended playlists of the most relevant jams from these years. In addition to sharing them with some friends, I figured I’d share them with anyone and everyone who’d want to listen as a reminder of how exciting these years actually were. I find that 2009, 2010 and 2011 get a bad rap. Though the band was less consistent during this early comeback era, they did produce quite a bit of good music.

These playlists got quite long, so I most often included only the songs that had the jams and not the come down songs, so some tracks have abrupt endings, but in the end this doesn’t prove too obtrusive. If you have the LivePhish app, these links will open the playlists in your app. Enjoy!

2009: https://livephi.sh/2FywjTv

2010: https://livephi.sh/2GgGzxC

2011: https://livephi.sh/2G5oDs2

Be on the lookout for 2012 and beyond coming soon!

The Gorge – 8.7.09 (Graham Lucas)

13,484 Responses to “Early 3.0 Playlists: 2009-2011”

  1. little umbrellas Says:

    Baker, balls that you hit catch or throw?? 😉 I keed

    Give me some strings to slap!

  2. theBaker Says:


    *How COULD TeenyUmbZ EVER Complete aDecent golfSwingW/1-of-those swank&shnazY button-downs’I, AnyHow?!?

  3. little umbrellas Says:

    Looollll get me on a course


  4. little umbrellas Says:

    I will dream of psychedelic bb golf lessons with Baker out on the green


  5. aj Says:

    Button downz

  6. theBaker Says:

    MyGawDdD The GA- peak-A-BooH/round&round about MUST BE Moby-PLEX MASTERy to-the-9’s!¡!
    *PageSQUISH follow w/the last DeLay, taBoot 🙂

  7. theBaker Says:

    Ewe Gotts LISCENSING RIGHTS Stuff w/SoundCloud?!?

  8. Diego Says:

    and flatbrims

  9. theBaker Says:

    WHERE IS MY PIN A L L ? ! ?

  10. aj Says:

    Man, my mixes are all on mixcloud!
    But yeah, I guess sometimes it gets crabby and only lets a certain amount of plays per mix. Good news is I have 22 up.


    But many thanks to the pinball listeners. Just shy of 100 plays in a week, that’s what I’m talking about.

  11. aj Says:

    Also, Dicks Fuego is the truth.

  12. theBaker Says:

    *I Know, @phishm,
    10/28/16 REALLY GET GO’n @LIGHT…but, myLawrD THIS GoldenAge IS a-Keeper!¡!

  13. theBaker Says:

    MAZE 12/12/92 Toronto Begins on LP APP LiveRadio…

  14. little umbrellas Says:

    Aj, man there’s that one ascending octave divider lick moving up over whole bars. Like the NYE Disease for that moment.

    Soooo sick

  15. theBaker Says:

    *time to Polish the CeilingZ intheLavoraTory & WRITE “the” Cover-Letter brForbin PaH-Bear gets Home…CHEERS

  16. Gumbomaniac Says:

    It’s weird to see ads on my facebook offering payment plans for a Phish show. Still wish I could go though.

  17. Jerome Garcia Says:

    little umbrellas Says:
    September 12th, 2018 at 12:46 pm
    Son , I know the reference, u just use it a lot

    When the Bake catchin jg whiffs of flav

    ^def get lots of mileage out of that’un #lots&lotsoforiginalideasoverhere

  18. MrCompletely Says:

    heady, of course it isn’t actually schwag. it’s got about 10 minutes in the middle I don’t like. The rest is either standard-great 1974 Playin’ jams or that one little jam segment that’s super nice. It’s more that there are a lot of other Playins I like a lot more. Oakland 6.8.74 crushes it imo much less the late 72s

    most just enjoying a good hot take

    Shred, that show circulates only as fragments – some is missing, then there’s a piece with the Janis Lovelight, then another with the last chunk. I can upload any/all the flacs if you like but here’s that segment on a YT vid I made:


    great attics and cumberland, then the unique NFA > Stephen jam. In this era the canonical NFA pairings hadn’t set in stone and they were experimenting with where to take the jams. I think this jam into Stephen is just spectacular with unreal fat guitar sound, a brilliant transition cued by Bobby, and then there’s this little great little intro segment to Stephen, before and into the first verse especially, that just has an amazing light, swinging bounce to it, so different from the sometimes cumbersome feel of the song…

  19. MrCompletely Says:

    lot of punch in the lil Stephen jam itself taboot

  20. Phamily Berzerker Says:


    Lizard Lounge Reprise is looking very real again ALL FOUR NIGHTS

    @Dorn for the details

  21. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Just for giggles & shits what’s the Lounge cost per head compared to YEMSG ticket prices incl fees upcharges surcharges etc?

  22. Jerome Garcia Says:

    ^@dorn of course

  23. Jerome Garcia Says:

    ‘Bear’s going away party’

  24. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    Phamily B- it’s MamaLos’ Dirty Thirty this year… put me down for at least two a night- I’ll take more if possible as MamaLos will have a friend or two to help celebrate.

    Lizard Lounge!!!! Fucking heaven @ MSG!

  25. dorn76 Says:


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