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)

13,430 Responses to “Early 3.0 Playlists: 2009-2011”

  1. bobby weird Says:

    nice, JG. spinning that now. you can literally hear the moment it kicks in for Jerry, in Cold Rain.

  2. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    What are mescaline’s effects?

    …uncontrollable growling during Motown covers.

    ^this is the funniest thing i’ve heard.

  3. little umbrellas Says:


  4. little umbrellas Says:

    Bombino asked Sun Hop Fat to open for him in the Bay..

    Was during my summer’s Phish trip. As much as I’d have loved to.. have learned the promise of catching attention as an opener only takes you so far.. and I need that trip this summer.

  5. little umbrellas Says:

    5/7/72 .. only show of tour to get an Other One and a Darkstar?
    That Playin is unmissable.

  6. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Link plucked from a TotD post of course https://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/grateful-dead-after-jerry-garcia-fare-thee-well-book-w520108

  7. BingosBrother Says:

    Yeah, after seeing Hunter reduced to begging for $ to pay for health issues I pretty much came to the conclusion that these are not people I would ever want to spend time with. They seem to have lost their way. If they ever truly had one worth pursuing at all. Thanks for the music, but you can keep the rest.

  8. vapebraham Says:

    10.17.75 JGB Catfish John to celebrate the above comment. w/ Nicky Hopkins & Ron Tutt. let’s see if C emerges at the mention of Ron Tutt.

    Ron Tutt

  9. vapebraham Says:

    i keep coming back to 9.18.74. Check out that sublime Peggy-O. a powerful fist they made at that time. so real.

  10. Drew Cluley Says:

    I’ve missed MrC’s input these past few weeks, all his input was worth the read, especially his GD input. Guess I never read the page where he signed off… missing you C!

  11. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Completely signed off?

  12. Drew Cluley Says:

    If not signed off, just missing. But since nobody here seemed to ask about him I assumed you all knew the why of his absence, I do not. Now I’m wondering and hoping he is ok.

  13. vapebraham Says:

    C is alive and well last I checked, just got busy with work. did not “sign off” AFAIK

  14. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Tree Octopus is alive & well. Working on his latest crime fighter tshirt just in time to sling on lot during summer terr.

  15. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Another hat tip to TotD for a Completely accurate & up to date current status’d circa 4/15/18:

    ‘You all know Mr. Completely. He used to prowl the streets of Portland as their very own crime-fighter, the Tree Octopus, but he gave up the vigilante game after spraining his hectocotylus one too many times, and now he putters about the house drinking gin at noon and firing off warning shots at bad dreams. He’s a Friend of the Blog.’

  16. vapebraham Says:

    funky friday. wxpn 88.5. tune in on line.

  17. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Haven’t funkified my life past few Fridays however not this Friday. vapeski sup.

  18. vapebraham Says:

    sup, JG. been too long since our fateful evening wit eddie roberts and the motet contingent. peace

  19. vapebraham Says:

    block of cameo

  20. vapebraham Says:

    get on down. you’re the funkiest one ‘n town.

  21. vapebraham Says:

    forever grateful for coconut and strawberry. historic , high level shizz.

  22. sumodie Says:

    spanking new Jerry – Before the Dead – 84 song comp – low grade

    nice Blair Jackson overview


    Jerry is only 18 on the first few tracks with Hunter on vocals

  23. dorn76 Says:

    Listen to Phish

  24. phishm Says:

    Phish will be here soon enough. Some will discuss why it wasn’t the best Phish ever. Some will be blown the fuck away. In the meantime there’s music being made tonight. If you’re into that type of thing.


  25. dorn76 Says:

    Just easing into a Friday night is all!

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