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. butter Says:

    FB: i was 22 and am sitting here trying to figure out which shows of that Fall i hit, not trying very hard tho

    very foggy

  2. DukeOfLizards Says:

    ^ that’s what she said. Woo!

  3. butter Says:


  4. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Damn. Second half of the joke got new shirt’d.

  5. Mr. Palmer Says:

    what band isn’t minor league compared to phish?

  6. KWL Says:

    crystal wulf

  7. fat bastard Says:

    hey snigglebitch and william the bunny you don’t know what your talkin about

  8. poop goblin Says:


  9. fat bastard Says:

    go listen to panic play “henry parsons” in georgia and then try not to take em seriously

  10. Mr. Palmer Says:

    fine kwl, i’ll give you that one, but that’s it! 🙂

    fb- haters gonna hate. Don’t see the point of comparing two bands that have a totally different sound, a 6 piece vs a 4 piece, different fan base, and play in totally different parts of the country? go to PT and start a WSP sux thread…….so dumb.

  11. fat bastard Says:

    sorry to come off so harsh. but now they’re playing “this part of town” thats a serious song. one of mikey housers tunes

  12. BrandonKayda Says:

    What’s up everybody?

    12.31.10 Ghost is incredible. I did a Greek Light->MSG Ghost playlist this morning. Great stuff.

  13. voopa Says:

    I think most of us were foggy in ’97. I was 27-28, did Ventura, Shoreline and The Gorge that year..great shows, but I have more memories of other times (’03-’04 excluded).

  14. fat bastard Says:

    the fog that surrounds

  15. KWL Says:

    wow this culture album is amazing. thanks poop

  16. garretc Says:

    I was 6 that year. Definitely a bit hazy on what that all was like…

  17. fat bastard Says:

    i just remember having way less weed and way less money and still gettin the job done.

  18. poop goblin Says:

    a lot of that record is about Joseph Hill having some kind of prophecy that the end of the world was going to occur on July 7, 1977

    the Joe Gibbs production on that shit is $$$

    how reggae should sound. no Chris Blackwell production on that shit.

  19. Snigglebeach Says:

    Sorry to hate. Just not my cup of tea. I actually caught myself saying some of the same things I have heard non phans say about phish.

    To each their own. no one ever has to defend their opinion to me.

    Go see the McLovins. Can’t say enough about these kids.

  20. BrandonKayda Says:

    I was 3 in 1997 llfa.

    @AW can you link me to the two albums you and Silly were talking about – I tried downloading the Max Romeo one and it didn’t work for me

  21. poop goblin Says:

    fuck the McLovins

    Max Romeo and the Upsetters – War Ina Babylon


    Culture – Two Sevens Clash


  22. poop goblin Says:

    Jimmy Herring is a beast

    does anything kill a set like a Scent of a Mule?

  23. voopa Says:

    Caught a gnarly throat virus being all dehydrated in the desert that ’97 Gorge weekend…learned my lesson.

  24. SillyWilly Says:

    im pumped for you, BK

    you’re gonna love those two albums

  25. voopa Says:

    Virus isn’t the right word, but gnarly is…couldn’t speak for days.

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