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. mitch Says:

    Hey joe, whats yer #? I’ll fax u some acid.


  2. mitch Says:

    someone wanna school me on some good reggae to spin? link is appreciated also.

    i’m doing generic bob marley. just selected songs of freedom (4 discs) and hit shuffle.

  3. mitch Says:

    does every bob marley song start with a quick drum roll?

  4. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Yeah, Bob loved the Hood teases.

    I know basically nothing about reggae, but someone (pretty sure it was Selector) posted Earl Sixteen – Reggae Sound the other day, I’ve been digging the shit out of it.

  5. KWL Says:

    thanks duke

    mitch, hit selector j’s mediafire

  6. Robear Says:

    @ mitch:

    Culture – One Stone, Slice of Mt. Zion

    Found on ‘grooveshark.com’

    why didn’t you cats tell me about that site? kids at school showed me today.

  7. KWL Says:

    did they dig KITNO robear?

  8. KWL Says:

    just caught up, and you cats are funny. i was wondering when the schwill convo was going to turn to bane. aw with the mmp right on cue.

  9. voopa Says:

    KWL – There’s your answer re: something loud…blast that 7/4 remaster!

  10. jtran Says:

    What up BB. Enjoying Utah to the fullest. Skied a great backcountry run this afternoon with my college buddy and cousin.

    Only thing missing here is my computer for tunes. Nice to take a listening break though.

  11. kenny powers Says:

    Culture is great, caught them summer of ’96 in RI…are they still around? I haven’t seen reggae in ages

  12. KWL Says:

    i’d like to think i know fall 97 pretty well… but damn i forgot how nasty that 12-2 mikes is

    duke this feat sounds great

  13. poop goblin Says:

    just spun red rocks 8/4/96

    Loving Cup

    That’s some sick ass old school rock n roll Phish to close out this set I

    Trey just kills the Maze and Loving Cup to close it out

    great Mango with no flubs and a hot page solo. 1st set where she belongs too.

  14. brother Says:

    This antelope is one of my favorites. I remember loving that they dropped this as number 2 and then once the jam started they settled back with that loop and just groooved it out. Was dancin my ass off and i rarely dance.

  15. brother Says:

    dropped this in thed number two slot….sorry that didn’t sound to good.

  16. DukeOfLizards Says:


    Glad I could help. That -> from Skin It Back to Bathtub gets me every time.

  17. KWL Says:

    just got to that part. a $$$ segment no doubt.

  18. snowbank Says:

    @Chuck …

    Not that I need to defend myself but that cycle doesn’t happen till 8ish most nights after a full day of work, parenting and “other duties as assigned”.

  19. KWL Says:

    might need to pull out little phish after this

  20. butter Says:

    just starting the ttff

    2001, super hot, i was at this show – full melt down version

    spinning it now, can see why its Miner’s fav from the year

  21. butter Says:

    now starting from the top with Stash

  22. kenny powers Says:

    Random FYI I did a ghetto-fab remaster of 11/19/97 which you can grab on my blog.

  23. butter Says:

    sweet kp, will grab that

  24. fat bastard Says:

    just went thru my ticket stubs and realizd i was a the champain and dayton shows from 97. man were those fuzzy years. i was 20 years old

  25. river trance Says:

    max romeo – was ina babylon


    culture – two sevens clash

    those are great Mitch if you haven’t heard them. 2 of my all time fav roots records

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