Ten Tunes For Friday: Fall ’97

7.31.09 (Graham Lucas)

Continuing our Friday focus on one era in particular, today we turn to Fall ’97. I tried to assemble a playlist without going for many of the big guns, but some slipped through the cracks. Happy Friday!


Stash” 11.13.97 II

The opener of the second set of tour in Las Vegas, and a piece that illustrates that Fall ’97 contained far more that funk grooves.



11.19.09 (J.Tortorice)

Antelope” 12.6.97 I

And then on the other hand, Phish could throw funk jams into just about any song at any time, as illustrated by this “Antelope” from Auburn Hills.



Twist > Slave” 11.14.97

This is the second half of Phish’s first four-song set of Fall.



6.16.09 (B.Kisida)

Tweezer” 12.12.97 I

The final “Tweezer” of tour from Albany, New York.



Bathtub Gin > Llama” 11.19.97 I

A dark-horse fall highlight from Champaign, Illinois.



2001” 11.19.97 II

6.27.10 (G.Lucas)

My personal favorite version from 1997.



Mike’s Song” 12.2.97 II

A monster version from that kicked of the second set at The Spectrum, (but still no second jam due to “Simple”.)



YEM” 11.28.97 I

12.30.19 (G.Lucas)

A classic, “Crosseyed”-laced version, that never gets old.

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624 Responses to “Ten Tunes For Friday: Fall ’97”

  1. Robear Says:

    i’ll keep trying. it’s not painful or anything.

  2. kenny powers Says:


    Are you on the ‘noid? It’s on there in torrent form

  3. jtran Says:

    Spinning the jones beach 95. Tweezer before bed

    But only because that writer cat told me it’s a top 200 show

  4. BingosBrother Says:


  5. Selector J Says:

    Jeez… I leave the BB for a few hours and people start bringing up reggae and the 11/21/97 Ghost?? Two of my favorite topics. Y’all have got to be messing with me.

    poo g knows what’s up with the reggae. War Ina Babylon and Two Sevens Clash… get them if you haven’t already.

    Voopa’s recs, Cool Ruler and Eastwood Rides Again, are badass, too. The Upsetters from ‘Eastwood Rides’ are basically the future ‘& The Wailers.’
    Peter, Bunny, and Bob pretty much stole the entire group from Scratch when they hit the big time.
    In the end, it worked out okay since Scratch reloaded with The Black Ark Players who went on to make arguably the greatest albums in all of reggae (War Ina Babylon, Police & Thieves, Heart Of The Congos, Super Ape etc. etc.).
    By the way, I found a great compilation of Black Ark 12″ mixes on mediafire and copied it to my folder.
    You can download it here:
    Turn & Fire

    track list:
    Lee Perry & Full Experience – Disco Devil (Extended Mix)
    Max Romeo & Jah Lion – Norman (Domino Mix)
    Max Romeo – Sexy Natty (Disco Mix)
    The Heptones – Why Must I (Disco Dub)
    The Heptones – I Shall Be Released (Disco Dub)
    The Heptones – Mr. President (Disco Dub)
    The Heptones – Crying Over You (Disco Dub)

    Great collection of 12″ mixes. Seriously, it’s fucking awesome.
    – The Scratch tune is an insane version of Chase The Devil.
    – The ‘domino mix’ of Norman is really cool + Jah Lion toasting on the 2nd half = A++
    – Sexy Natty is a KILLER and petty rare Max Romeo tune.
    – The short (i.e. un-extended/normal) versions of The Heptones tracks (including a Dylan cover) are all on Party Time, another amazing Black Ark LP.

  6. voopa Says:

    Thanks, J. They’re not so much “recs” as they are stuff I had available at the time. I seem to have d/l’ed a ton more o’ dub since then, so rec away, and I’ll post post what I have/can find!

  7. Selector J Says:

    that 11/21/97 Ghost may be the least talked about face melter of all time. Superb. And then the Bag that follows.. wowza.

    I’d like to see a cage match between the Island Tour and these four consecutive shows:


  8. Selector J Says:

    My mediafire is the same way, @voopa. Kind of a hodgepodge of things rather than a definitive collection. I need to reorganize the whole thing, too. Contemplating doing folders entirely by studios and producers.

    Also that Cool Ruler album is freaking great. I was really feeling that one right after Gregory passed away.

  9. Selector J Says:

    I’m out for the night.
    “Catch ya later..”

  10. Aquaman Says:

    Tanks Sel Jay! Just grabbed it.

    (Tanks patois for Thanks) πŸ˜†

  11. Aquaman Says:

    😳 emoticon fail

  12. Aquaman Says:

    or maybe not…..

  13. BTB Says:

    I think you just did the Mr. Ed jittery upper lip emoticon, no? πŸ™‚

  14. Corey Says:

    Mike on Fallon in a few minutes. He just simulated one of Mike’s grooves.
    Maybe a sit in with the Roots? That’d be nice.

  15. sumodie Says:


    Nigeria Afrobeat Special

    comp came out last year. had a fela track on it to sell more records but it’s the rest of the songs that make the album. collection of Nigerian bands influenced by the fela sound and incorporating afro beat styles into there music

    Those Soundway comps are siiickkk! Just ordered the Nigeria Disco Funk Special and Ghana Special comps tonight

  16. Corey Says:

    Man, missed opportunity. Roots and Mike…too bad. Wish they truncated Adam Sandler so Mike could take it out. Glad the gal made that hand bopper stop bopping his hands on the rail. Some folks just need to take a course in rhythm. Still, good to see another bassist get some late night buzz…

  17. butter Says:

    still hasn’t happened on the west coast

  18. garretc Says:


    Woah… Trippy man! It’s like they’re… in the future…

  19. Corey Says:

    Sorry to be the spoils, butter….Funny thing…they did a bit on perms and mike comes out with straight hair. Bass sounded good. Here’s looking to summer tour!

  20. butter Says:

    spinning Greek Tweez, such a spacious jazzy conversation

    just has that west coast feel, that Gorge Phish sound

    and just upgraded to lossless for this show, thx Robear

  21. butter Says:

    thanks Corey, def not worried about Mike spoilers ….lol

  22. butter Says:

    don’t even know if i’ll make it till then, got the recorder set

  23. Mr.Miner Says:

    greek tweeze is the bomb….i freaked excessively…gotta love first night Tweezers on the fresh head 8)

  24. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    “gotta love first night Tweezers on the fresh head”


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