Ten Tunes For Friday

8.2.09 (G.Lucas)

With under a month left until Summer 2010, each Friday inches us ever closer to new Phish music. Until then, each week we can focus on the relics from the past with ten more tunes. Enjoy the music, and enjoy the weekend!


Auld Lang Syne > Disease Jam > Split” 12.31.93 III

Arguably the greatest splash into the new year that Phish has ever pulled off, debuting the cathartic “Disease” jam before anyone knew the song. “Down With Disease” would be unveiled in ’94’s first show in Burlington.



Reba” 4.9.94 II

A soaring version with a ferocious peak from Binghamton ’94.



Tweezer” 6.29.94 II

A heavy, imposing rendition that emerged deep in the second set at Walnut Creek ’94.



Antelope” 12.6.97 I

During Fall ’97, Phish looked through a lens of funk grooves, transposing their vision on any and every song. Here’s a dancy first set example from Auburn Hills.



Wolfman’s > Scents and Subtle Sounds” 7.7.03 II

In the first show of Summer ’03 in, Phish led off the second set with this one-two punch, debuting “Scents and Subtle Sounds” to the Phoenix audience.



Mike’s Song” 11.7.98 I

1998 was the last consistently great year for “Mike’s Songs,” and this dark-horse version that all-but opened UIC’s three-night stand, moves from militant rhythms into a blissful second jam to balance things out.



Yamar” 12.13.97 I

Kicking off the final show of Fall ’97 in Albany, Phish jumped onto the dance floor quickly with this funktastic take on “Yamar.”



YEM > Fast Enough For You” 4.29.94 II

This “YEM”oozes ’94 energy and creativity, veering from a vocal jam and melting into “Fast Enough For You.”



David Bowie” 4.30.94 II

A classic rendition from Orlando, with “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” intro.

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578 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday”

  1. Leo Weaver Says:

    Thanks guys for the beer recs. I can actually get all those you mention except the Upslope, ODells, and Ska I think. I’ve done the mojo, which I enjoyed. Been debating the others, but wanted a little input from those in the know first. I tend to stay away from New Belgium stuff, tho Mrs. Weaver enjoys Fat Tire (it’s her “heavy” beer of choice…I laugh) and I’ve had some friends talk up the Ranger IPA. Gonna have to make a stop on the way home me thinks…

  2. BTB Says:

    Bell’s Oberon is excellent

    Rogue is expensive bc they use the freshest Cambodian breast milk available to make that shit

  3. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Anyone have a recommendation for a YEM that has a really spacey nirvana section (the early part that the drop into right after the intro). I’m making a compilation disc for a potential phamily member.

  4. halcyon Says:


    You can read more about Upslope here


  5. KWL Says:

    breast milk, you made my daaaaay

    out for a while, later folks

  6. SillyWilly Says:

    its over.

    i tried to incorporate phish lyrics.

    i wanted to call prison “stepping in the freezer” but i couldn’t make it jive.

    i also wanted to say “policeman come to my door” didnt work either.

  7. SillyWilly Says:

    im going to get drunk.


    have a great day!

  8. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Do you guys thing 10/29/94 from Spartanburg would be a good YEM to drop on someone new?

  9. verno329 Says:

    Try the 10/24/95 YEM. Its pretty spacey in the beginning…and afterward you can check out the Mother of All Antelopes

  10. Chalkdustin Says:

    Congrats, Silly! Go enjoy yourself!

  11. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    @ Silly – you are now floating in the blimp a lot, feeling the feeling you forgot … now go splash in the sea

  12. neemor Says:

    Last night was (to me) hand’s down the best performance ever on a talk show by our band.
    Keith Richards? What an absolute treat!
    Glad I stayed up, that was worth every second.

    Can’t wait for BTB Fest and Cuyahoga Falls now more than ever.
    The band looked and sounded great.

    And now I slink back into the night with my Ocelot.

  13. llamalee Says:

    what a great day, removing old crap quality shows and replacing with SBDs. if anyone has any good show SBD links please post

  14. Mr.Palmer Says:

    El dude- you got mail

  15. willowed Says:

    Hey Guys,

    Just popping in. Works crazy. I saw the talk about dreams. I have a recurring dream in which I am riding a fire breathing dragon down my basement stairs.
    Please help me understand this.
    I am not joking…at least twice a month.

  16. willowed Says:

    The Never Ending Story

  17. Stupendous Says:

    U chasing the dragon Willowed

    Robear good cal on the anderson valley their IPA has the creamiest texture
    its so smooth…
    when I was in seattle for the gorge I had Alaskan IPA? remember it being great, cant find it anywhere here…so u know its good

    Cambodian breast milks…..hmmmmm

  18. willowed Says:

    Only on week nights Stup.

  19. garretc Says:

    Hells yes! An AVBC shoutout!

    I assume you’ve hit their ultimate course?

    (Obviously I’m a few pages behind…)

  20. Chuck D Says:

    I love my computer and everything it does for me that I take for granted; on everyday other than today. Today, my computer woke up on the wrong side of the power strip and I’d like to send a giant “FUCK YOU COMPUTER” into the cosmos in hopes of a greater power restoring sanity and reason to the 1s and 0s. Thank you.

    …as you were…

  21. Kaveh Says:

    @halcyon – Thanks for the link! Much appreciated.

  22. Robear Says:

    g-etc, haven’t hit the course! only been to the brewery once, about 12 years ago. They speak their own dialect, ‘Boont’ in Anderson Valley. Weird place. Great beer.

    their Oatmeal Stout is the only stout that compares favorably to Bell’s Stout, IMHHO

  23. Kaveh Says:

    @Verno – any update on the DVD’s? Just wondering. Thanks.

  24. joe Says:

    I’ve had a nightmare this week that my favorite team of all had a stranglehold on a series that if they won would pit them against their arch-enemies (and my least favorite team in any sport) and blew it. please let me know it was only a bad dream willowed.

  25. joe Says:

    but thanks to last night, I now have an image of a young girl dancing that will brighten up my day anytime I think of it.

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