Ten Tunes For Friday

12.31.09 (W.Rogell)

Welcome back to Friday, and these ten tunes focus, specifically, on summer tours past. With a couple months separating us from Summer 2010, I figured we’d take a trip down memory lane. Please choose to either download the selections OR stream them to minimize bandwidth cost. Thanks, and have a great weekend!


Reba” 8.2.03 I

A brilliant highlight from IT’s first set. There’s nothing like an afternoon, festival-sized “Reba” jam.



Tweezer” 7.25.98 II

A Summer ’98 classic featuring larger-than-life, bulbous dance grooves.



Drowned > Chalkdust Reprise” 7.11.00 I

Flooding over from yesterday’s “Drowned” post, here we have “the Phish from Vermont” indulging in musical-comedy, best blending this jam into the old-school, anthemic, “Chalkdust Reprise.”



Split Open and Melt” 6.11.94 II

A concise, power-packed version from Red Rocks ’94. A perfect example of musical density.



Stash” 7.22.93 I

An old-school shred-fest for Big Red under a deluge at Stowe, VT during Summer ’93. On stage Trey remarked that the stage crew was talking about canceling the show due to possible electrocution. His response? “I told ’em Fuck that. Put the plug up my ass and count out Llama!”



Disease > Free” 6.26.95 II

A personal favorite, and a deep dive into Summer ’95 psychedelia.



Scent of a Mule” 8.17.97 III

Oh no, the quintessential set-killer! Think again, this is Limestone, Maine, and in final set of The Great Went, “Scent of a Mule” became an ethereal launchpad. Out of the usual “Mule Duel” segment, the band decided to play as the spirit moved, drifting into an beautiful and experimental segment of music. The band delicately passed through the “Mind Left Body” theme and a digital delay jam before awkwardly crashing back into Gordon’s speedgrass.



Demand > Antelope” 6.24.94 II

This smoking experimental “Antelope” hails from the intimate confines of The Murat Theatre, circa ’94; a magnificent, multi-faceted piece of music.




7.16.98 The Gorge, George, WA < Torrent

7.16.98 The Gorge, George, WA < Megaupload

The Gorge '09 (W.Rogell)

The first night of The Gorge ’98, a two-set beast in its own right, even though it has always lived in the shadows of 7.17’s peak performance.

I: The Squirming Coil, NICU, Stash, Reba, Fast Enough for You > When the Circus Comes, Run Like an Antelope

II: Julius, The Moma Dance,  Piper, Axilla, David Bowie, Tube, Slave to the Traffic Light

E: Sample in a Jar

Source: Unknown


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  1. garretc Says:

    It’s not a Friday until the TTFF are up!

    And what a good Friday it’s shaping up to be!

    Gonna catch a showing of the new Banksy documentary with a friend from back home, then heading back onto campus for Arlo Guthrie! Then it’s the weekend!

    Summertime seems so close…

  2. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    you swung for the fences on the TTFF today miner. 7.25.98 tweezer, RR 94 split, the famous chalkdust reprise, and the IT reba. Phew!

    gonna need to spend my friday within earshot of my computer tomorrow

  3. Willowed Says:

    Morning boys
    Make it a great day!!

  4. SillyWilly Says:

    Morning, all!

    I have an oral argument to give this morning. A little nervous, but the TTFF are helping me to calm down.

  5. Willowed Says:

    Hee hee…Silly said oral argument.

  6. Luther Justice Says:

    It does sound dirty. Good luck Silly!

  7. Mitch Says:

    Demand > Antelope. Somewhere, there’s a neemor smiling.

  8. Mitch Says:

    Arguing about why you’re good at oral. The proof is in the pudding.

  9. nonoyolker Says:

    Of all the Reba’s out there, this is amongst my favorite. Takes me back to a beautiful day in ME.

    Kick ass today gents, finish strong

  10. Mitch Says:

    I’m listening to 2.12.06 Phil and Friends with Trey. It’s the soundboard that Phil put out for free. Phish’s sound dude needs to take a cue from Phil’s sound dude. Now I’m sure they bump up Phil a few pegs because it’s his band but seriously, you can hear Phil note for note. Trey’s guitar is searing so you’re gonna hear it no matter what but it sounds more blended. What a great show.


  11. Little Buddy Says:

    Happy Friday!

    I had the chance to see “Crimson, White and Indigo” (Grateful Dead movie of JFK, July 7, 1989) at the local non-for profit theater last night. It was really fantastic. Apparently it will be out on DVD through Rhino. if it isn’t already. For you Deadheads out there I would strongly suggest picking this up. The second set is pure fire and Jerry is frisky as hell. The whole second set is one big highlight, but the Wharf Rat and Knocking on Heavens Door really stand out. Really incredible production quality that demonstrates the interplay between the band members, especially between Jerry and Brent.


  12. nonoyolker Says:

    Crimson White and Indigo in stores on Tuesday! Can’t wait. Glad it gets the Little Buddy seal of approval!

  13. Little Buddy Says:


    Yeah, man. It was great! Sick camera work. Jerry and Brent give each other these crazy looks throughout the show – seemingly both recognition of the fire on stage and the chemicals burning in their brains. Brent’s eyes are like saucers throughout, but he kills it. Just beware of Bobby’s extra short shorts. He should broke out the Nair for those. Yikes!

  14. nonoyolker Says:

    Those looks sound very much like the glances from a few nights earlier on the Buffalo dvd (also sick). Glad you dig it man, i am amped up for new post-bar viewing

    LLFA about Bobby’s Jorts! When I had long hair, I went as Bobby for halloween one year. Borrowed a chick’s pink top and cut a pair of nut huggers that would get me arrested in public any other day of the year. Made for a cold night…

    Best Bobby attire is on View from the Vault III (i think) – dude rocks a cut off Madonna T-shirt. Pirceless…

  15. ma Says:


    little buddy,
    how was the sound? it too is playing in a little theater nearby…screen appears to be a bit smaller, but am more concerned with what i’ll be hearingl…thanks.

  16. Little Buddy Says:


    The sounds was great IMO. You could pick out each instrument quite clearly. Really high quality both visually and sonically. A must see! 3+ hours is a long time to sit in the theater, but the second set is really where its at. We ducked out for a few minutes during drums/space for some “fresh air.”

  17. gratefulcub Says:

    If you are on film from ~1968 – 2010, you are going to be caught making some fashion faux pas, but there is no excuse for some of those nights 😉 Funny nono. I hope you wore flip flops.

    I’m just glad my kids will never see video of my wearing ripped up jeans, with spandex on underneath, a Poison T-Shirt, jean jacket with Zep and Whitesnake patches, topped off with a high class mullet (business casual up front, party in the back). Here I go, Again on my own, going down the only road I’ve ever known……

    Happy friday everyone. Miner said bulbous…hee hee

    I lost my copy of the Chalkdust Reprise show years ago, I can’t wait to get to it, but I shall go in order. It was a fun night at the Creek.

  18. willowed Says:

    I too wacthed a great movies last night.
    Alvin and the Chipmunks the Squeakquel.
    Alvin was ripping it up, every once and a while he looked over at Simon with these crazy devil eyes as to say “this jam is hot”. They were “on” last night (and Alvin new it).
    Reminded me of the Chipmunk days from early 90’s.
    Even Theodore was on point. Lot’s of ambient layering jams.
    It get’s the Willowed stamp of aproval!!

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  20. nonoyolker Says:

    @ Cub – the 80’s spared no one my friend… Sounds like you got hit hard though. To commemorate your dark period, I will rage Sister Christian turned up to 11.

  21. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    mornin’ all!
    happy friday to one and all. my the good vibes stick to you and the bad vibes be washed down the drain of life.

    you would think there is no video of that, but you would be wrong. I’ve got it. I was following you around back then. Didn’t you wonder why you seemingly always had a boom mike over your head? Dead giveaway!

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  23. verno329 Says:

    @Willowed I don’t know, I thought Theodore looked like he had been hitting up the pre-show buffet pretty hard. Lay off the donuts and tighten the screws Theodore!

  24. willowed Says:

    Agreed. But his performance was much better than his 97-99 run when he was a complete mess.

  25. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I saw that movie in the theater, Willowed. Nothing like Alvin and the Boys on the big screen. Whole new level. I just wish Simon would stop scratching himself all show.

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