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


565 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. kenny powers Says:

    ah, IT. will have to spin that soon.

  2. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    maybe this Gorge one can do it…
    We’ll find out after Piper and Axilla.

  3. Lycanthropist Says:

    let me know if it does T3

    i need to need David Bowie again 🙂

  4. willowed Says:

    I was listening to this show today. 2003 show. Very much enjoyed what I was listening to.
    Check it out people.

  5. willowed Says:

    I am at the “high hat intro” portion of the Bowie right now.

  6. kenny powers Says:

    2003 Reba is a bit of an oxymoron to me: Trey’s uncompressed, dirty tone isn’t really a good fit for what he normally does in the build-up section of the Reba jam…it almost demands that his tone be liquid and buttery-smooth, at least until the ending climax. alas, I suppose tone isn’t everything!

    i wish i could listen to tunes at work.

  7. willowed Says:

    No wammies

  8. kenny powers Says:

    The Knoxville Bowie is absolutely rocking. Straight-forward type I of course, being 2009, but really tight and high octane.

  9. willowed Says:

    Sounds like a Bowie with some 2001 teases in the intro to me.
    Very cool thus far.

  10. Lycanthropist Says:


    Yeah I was at the show and I certainly enjoyed it at the time…
    but it still didn’t just shoot me through the roof like it used when i heard that high hat intro.

    I find when i hear that intro I am just hoping for Maze instead

  11. Robear Says:

    like that one too, @ willowed.

    check out the night before while you’re at it, if you haven’t

  12. yematt Says:

    man, pockets got me into trouble in miami. there’s a cab driver somewhere down there who got a hefty tip. i went into the first night with only $11 (which should have been more, but my pockets, well…) I didn’t have a ticket and used all 11 bones to buy a ticket from a kind head. After the show I came out of the venue, spun, and walked onto the unfamiliar streets of miami without a dollar in my pocket. thank god for my buddy’s debit card and that BP gas station’s ATM.

  13. willowed Says:

    I sure will Robear

  14. Lycanthropist Says:

    nice uber chill tweezer to follow.. diggin this funk

  15. willowed Says:

    I think you’ll like what your about to hear

  16. locust the lurker Says:

    Jerry 2/5/74 Road Runner=incredible. Broadcasting it now @:

  17. Robear Says:

    willowed, you’ve got me thinking i need to give the 10th a re-listen! had to look up the set-list and jog the memory. that night we had a group for Waterwheel that was from my neck of the woods, so I missed more of the 10th than the 9th.

    successful night at the booth, though!

  18. Mitch Says:

    Robear needs a shirt that says “listen to 7.9.03 if you haven’t”

  19. Mitch Says:

    I wish I had traditional weekends. I’m ready to start mine now.

  20. Leo Weaver Says:

    Knoxville and MSG Bowies were both pretty good by ’09 standards. Trey’s work on MSG version is stellar…I agree with Butter that he was channelling Jerry a little.

  21. Mitch Says:

    Cept we don’t have the nice weather the rest of you have today. Live it up for me those of you with the warm sunny weather.

  22. Mr. Palmer Says:

    mitch- you want to go see RAQ at the Bowery on the 30th?

  23. willowed Says:

    Give it a spin Robear. Weird little show
    Great Moma and 46 days.
    Spices opener…WTF?
    I enjoyed it today!!

  24. Robear Says:


    someone’s gotta’ rep the shithole on the penninsula Mango!

  25. Robear Says:

    weird is what I do remember. lots of new stuff i hadn’t heard.

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