Phish on Jimmy Fallon Tonight

Phishbill -Halloween '09

Phish will make their their first late-night television appearance since June 21, 2004 tonight, as part of Jimmy Fallon’s Tribute to Exile on Main Street Week. Fallon, who once starred with the band in a memorable SNL skit, is commemorating the current re-issue of the The Stones double-album on May 18, hosting different artists each night this week to cover a selection the iconic record. On Monday, Green Day played “Rip This Joint,” and on the same night, Fallon invited out special guest Taj Majal to join his house band, The Roots, in a sublime and soulful  cover of “Shine a Light.” On Tuesday, Keith Urban covered “Tumbling Dice” with Stones’ keyboardist Chuck Leavell and last night, Sheryl Crow joined The Roots to cover “All Down the Line.” It shouldn’t come as a big surprise what song Phish will play, but we’ll let the events unfold.

Culminating the week tonight on Friday night, Fallon will air the premiere of “Stones In Exile,” a new documentary about the album’s recording sessions in the south of France amidst legendary drug use and debauchery. Having fled England to avoid paying income tax, the band drove to the French Riviera, setting up shop in Villa Nellcote, Keith Richards’ mansion by the sea. Despite the legendary decadence, the resulting work  has been exalted as a trendsetting record of the gritty, drugged-out scene that blossomed in the Seventies. Exile came first, spawning a generation of bad-boy imitators, but no one did it quite like the Stones. The documentary will air in full on Friday night.

6.21.94 - Ed Sullivan Theatre

The last time Phish played on late-night TV came on Letterman in June ’04 between SPAC and Deer Creek. Following their Beatles-esque midday performance atop the marquee of New York’s Ed Sullivan Theatre, Phish played “Scents and Subtle Sounds” off the newly-released Undermind. But the story of the gorgeous summer day was the mini-set Phish dropped in midtown Manhattan. After several run-thoroughs of “Scents and Subtle Sounds,” Phish gave the few thousand fans who gathered on the city block something to remember. There’s nothing quite like raging “Tweezer” amidst skyscrapers in The Big Apple. Click here to read more about this epic afternoon.


Jam of the Day:

Reba” 8.15.98 II

A festi-sized version that sparked the set of the weekend at Lemonwheel.




5.13.94 Hayden Square, Tempe, AZ < Megaupload

Let’s hop in the DeLorean and travel back sixteen years to the day to sneak a peak at Phish in Arizona.

I: Runaway Jim, It’s Ice, Julius, Mound, Stash, If I Could, My Friend, My Friend, Slave to the Traffic Light, Suzy Greenberg

II: Chalk Dust Torture, Bouncing Around the Room, Split Open and Melt, McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, Peaches en Regalia, Scent of a Mule, You Enjoy Myself, Purple Rain > Hold Your Head Up, Good Times Bad Times

E: Free Bird

Source: AKG 460


634 Responses to “Phish on Jimmy Fallon Tonight”

  1. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    @ Nonoyolker – my diet of Phish tends to wane naturally in these times … it’s like how the tide goes way out before the tsunami hits the shore. I’ve still be listening to Phish, but my total listening has dropped greatly. And when I have been listening, I haven’t really be “listening.”

    ^ Babble. But, maybe you get my point. I will gorge myself on Phish either the day after Toyota Park, or the day before nTelos. Hard to say when it will “hit” me.

  2. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    ^ nTelos being my first show of the summer.

  3. Stupendous Says:

    morning folks!

    thats all for now…

  4. Jtran Says:

    Morning everyone. Starting the day right with a coffee and the Went Gin, mmmm.

  5. nonoyolker Says:

    “it’s like how the tide goes way out before the tsunami hits the shore.”

    ^ precisely. I like to start pulling back on the rheins a bit about a month before game time. Absence makes the heart grow something something…

    I’m also in the camp of not listening to the boys the day of a show. Helps to lessen expectations

  6. Stupendous Says:

    Check out “Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fungus”
    by Omar Rodriguez Lopez (guitarist from Mars Volta)
    Good album!

  7. GOOCHY Says:

    I pull back too, and have for about the past month. I want to go into tour with relatively fresh ears and not be burned out.

  8. fee4zy Says:

    My hubby has two older boys from precious marriage. They are close, but not that close. My two girls can get anything they want from him. Gum at 10am? Sure! You want to go to the toy store? Sure! I don’t get it, but I’m the hardass mom. That’s my role. They’ll have to keep suckering dad to get what they want.

  9. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    We’ve had this discussion before, but I am not against listening to Phish day of show. It acts to get me pumped up, but I do “get” why many will not do it.

    I consider it priming the pump.

  10. nonoyolker Says:

    @ Fee4zy -“My hubby has two older boys from precious marriage.” ‘Precious’ meant sarcastically or were you going for ‘previous’?

  11. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Pre show -yes, post show- no

  12. Stupendous Says:

    Pre show on a drive – yes
    Pre show on lot – no
    Post Show – Hell No

  13. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    One of the best “post-show” bits of music I’ve ever encountered was after one night of Deer Creek ’96 when someone put on “Drum Trip>Ecstasy” by Rusted Root while I was pretty spun. I now know that it only lasts less than 10 minutes total, but that night it felt like an hour.

  14. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    LLFA at Stup –

    pre-show on a drive = eating in secret
    pre-show on lot = starving yourself in public


  15. nonoyolker Says:

    I always felt that people playing the boys in the lot felt weird when strolling the grounds. Not sure why, just felt off.

    Lot tunes for me and mine are some light reggae, maybe some beats, occassion JGB or GD. I like a little variety before i step up to the phish alter for communion.

    Listening to the boys on a long drive to a show – this i understand

  16. fee4zy Says:

    previous – c and v are right next to each other.

  17. Stupendous Says:

    I know
    but on the drive it keeps me going till I arrive at the promised land
    once Im there I just walk around and listen to bits and pieces of what everyone else is listening to

  18. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    I hear ya. It’s actually surprising all the different music that one can hear on lot.

  19. bhizzle Says:

    Re: Phish tunes before Phish tour…I listen to Phish in moderation all year round, but I do JotD religiously and everyonce in awhile it’ll persuade me too listen to more Phish. Yesterday, I was jamming Garage Days Re-revisited. Later I anticipate listening to some Jimmy Cliff, I found out he will be making a free stop in the ROC this summer so I gots to catch up again. Listening to Phish before tour doesn’t gear my expectations one way or another. I’m going to be all amp’d up for the show either way!!!!

    Re: my sweet baby girl…she can get whatever she wants from me most of the time. Her mom is like fee4zy, hardass, but I think it’s because she’s had 3 girls before and knows all the tricks and etc.

  20. Stupendous Says:

    who’s got my ottie!

  21. Robear Says:

    ‘lil festival in NY this wknd.

    Charley Orlando is an old friend.

  22. El Duderino Says:

    I’ve seen only a few tour openers, so I’m usually listening to shows from the current tour before my first show date.

    Drive – no

    Pre-show lot – Usually listening to whatever is next to me or around me in the lot.

    Post show – no

  23. BingosBrother Says:

    :Agrees with Stup:

    @NTM : that was a hell of a couple nights.

  24. zzyzx Says:

    Phish in the lot is part of the deal IMO. My rule is no Phish starting 2 weeks out from my first show, ending on the drive to the lot.

  25. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    I have GDR-R on vinyl. Was a huge Metallica fan in high school, circa 1989.

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