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. Robear Says:

    the ‘Ghost’ from 6/15/00 is wicked good.

    mmm, vodka drinks

  2. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Listening to 12.31.93 Reba from Miner’s NYE mix. This version may take the cake for me.

  3. halcyon Says:


    Not doing the 20th movie, or The Avett Brothers. I wanted to get tix for the movie on the 20th, and The Avett’s on the 21st, and lagged on both. I was trying to be financially responsible, and missed out on both. Oh well.

  4. KWL Says:

    i helped clean an acequia today, a type of hand-dug irrigation ditch. every spring communities in southern CO and northern New Mexico gather to clean their ditch. pretty awesome to take part in a communal tradition that is hundreds of years old. ‘cept now i am damn tired. and doing it again tomorrow. replenish my energy TTFF!

  5. KWL Says:

    Gorge ‘98 is so damn good, I don’t even really have the words for it. Summer ‘98 is the bizness- impossible to make a contrary argument.

    but what if your hair is a… wait… no… too soon to go there after HH’s unfortunate, er… incident.

  6. jdub Says:

    @KWL, I was just reading the first couple of entries on your blog and want to say great job. I look forward to reading more when I have the time but am about to step out. Cheers, I look forward to chilling at SPAC.

  7. Corey Says:

    This preferred Disease>Free from Mr. Miner is my new favorite sickness.

    @halcyon Thanks for throwing up (gross Philly fan reference) that Trey article. I wish he spoke like that in all his interviews. Love the specific musician talk, music lesson and general history of musical communication.

    That’s where it’s at. Hope they communicate a lot this summer.

    @Leo Weaver Somehow missed this yesterday…Sorry for your family’s difficulties at this time. Here’s hoping that things get worked out and all will be well, once again. I’m thinking of you.

    @the whole new england scene, man…
    What’s the skinny on a Revere meet up next Tuesday? I know a few are planning on the “journey.”

    Dig the music today, Miner.
    Nice thing about teaching is that the vacations are built in…starts today.
    Well, really Wednesday seeing Charlie Hunter.

    Tomorrow night it continues with Dave Holland’s Quintet.

    Trey and I seem to be on the same wavelength with Sonny Rollins.
    We shall hear him on Sunday at the Symphony. He turns 80 in September. Lovely man, beautiful player, endless searcher, musical humorist…one of the greats. tenor legacy indeed.

    Then back to Indio, in 3 dimensions anyway, on Tuesday.

    Vacation’s just kickin’ right along.

    Have a great week everybody!!

  8. Angryjoggerz Says:

    damn, this antelope today is killing it

  9. Lycanthropist Says:

    what up BB

  10. Lycanthropist Says:

    im on SOAM of the TTTF right now, this is one of my long time favorites…

  11. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    KWL – Read some of your blog, some really interesting stuff.

    Good work!

  12. Angryjoggerz Says:

    That SOAM is no slouch either. Hot damn!

  13. cal Says:

    Good evening, BB. Just watching my Brewers’ bullpen give up another doggone game.

    Lycan–My fave “Melt” ever. It still gives me chills every time. Whole show is pretty much perfect.

  14. Lycanthropist Says:

    yeh that was one of my first golden gems in my collection

    I love that show so much

  15. Corey Says:

    Trey gives us a smidge of London Bridge around the 12 min mark of Scent of a Mule. Hadn’t heard that in a long time…That was a great cap to the summer. What a tour it was, if you were on it. Think I clocked 13,500 or so miles between July and August.

    That brings me to a question. Are there lots of folks on here who have done a full tour? Just curious, and getting ready for Maher. In an inquisitive state of mind.

  16. kayatosh Says:

    yo, BB. phillies are now the new yankees, they rarely lose, crazy offense, hallaleujahaday.

    why is December 95 so good? listening to 12-9 now, crazy YEM. great show.

    delved into a little of 9-28-99 too.

  17. cal Says:

    I’ve always looked at it as the perfect entry-point show.

    Some people can get turned on by the albums (Rift, anyone?). Some people, it takes going to a show. But if you’re gonna hook somebody with a tape, hard to beat 6-11-94. Not too scary (except maybe the “Melt”), virtually flawless execution on all levels.

  18. cal Says:

    Screw you, kaya!!!!

    (just kidding)

  19. KWL Says:

    thanks jdub & BK!

    this is a sick TTFF. on a 2nd run through of dwd>free.

    couldn’t download melt or antelope, d’oh! will have to snag them from phishows tomorrow…

  20. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Okay, just started the 6/11/94 Split.

    Let’s hope it delivers!!!

    In the morning I pack up my gear…

  21. cal Says:

    BK–if you don’t like that “Melt”, I’m sorry, I can’t be your friend any more.

  22. cal Says:

    Um…Top Secret is on TCM? What a perfect way to sooth my baseball blues…

  23. kayatosh Says:

    alright, cal. i think i’ll take this 12-9-95 to bed. sickest yem. dangit.

  24. Robear Says:

    kwl, that ‘dwd>free’ made my morning.

  25. kayatosh Says:

    who’s that private dick who’s a sex machine to all the chicks?

    damn, right . . . shaft. 12-9-95 yem

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