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. halcyon Says:

    Good evening everyone….

    hope everyone is well

    got some jazz, latin, and reggae to spin for the rest of the night…..

    nice collection of Miner’s mixes for tomorrows work shift.

    Have a great friday night.

  2. DukeOfLizards Says:

    No shit, had no idea Max Romeo was the source of the sample in Lucifer (by Jay Z). Love finding shit like that by accident.

  3. kenny powers Says:


    An error or is the page just not opening? Assuming its the iPut.it link, it seems to be temperamental…you either have to wait a while for it to load or just try back later. Sorry man. Seems there isn’t any one file storage service with no downside.

  4. BTB Says:

    greensky bluegrass rocks

  5. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Hah, just noticed the caption under the last picture in today’s post.

    I know Miner digs futuristic grooves, but that is a whole new level.

  6. willowed Says:

    This 97 Miner mix made me revisit the Phish Destroys America compilation.

    That Ghost from the mix is the best I’ve ever heard. I am pretty sure the Ghost is from 11/21/97 (I could be wrong)

    The 11/21/97 Ghost makes the MSG Ghost look like a puss.

    and I love the MSG Ghost

  7. butterflyeffect Says:


    time for some sober clubbing! catch ya

  8. willowed Says:

    The 11/21 kicks the RCMH’s ass IMO

  9. fat bastard Says:

    blue indian sweet! last wsp comment of the evening

  10. willowed Says:

    Robear…If you’re lurking

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you

  11. Robear Says:

    yer welcome JB. yer the man. hope it brightens your week! if you have any of them, pass ’em along. did you check the one i warned you about yet 😛

    @ KP,

    I can get to the iPut page, and the download actually starts. i get the error about half way through. happened twice.

  12. willowed Says:

    Too jammy


  13. Robear Says:


  14. fat bastard Says:

    cavs win! wake up cleveland!

  15. Robear Says:

    @ willowed, i was listening to some ’97 yesterday too, thinking how the laid back sound would suit all of us in our advancing years. doesn’t the band feel the same?

  16. willowed Says:

    My kids were jamming to the vids. My daughter was like…”Who is this Robear cat? We like him.”

    Of all the songs to love, you know which one they gravitated towards?

    Vegas – Wilfredo


  17. willowed Says:

    The days for maniacal drooling on my shirt are over. For me anyway

    I just want to dance now. Bring the open funk

    Hence why I loved the Woosta Hood. That’s the new funk

  18. fat bastard Says:

    i meant hello cleveland. every now and then jam that one from blossom that show smoked

  19. fat bastard Says:

    look out cleveland whatever

  20. BTB Says:

    The only winner that ever existed in my town is the Great Lakes Brewing Co. – Fucking Champions ever year!

    Cavs, Browns, Indians, not so much

  21. fat bastard Says:

    i’m jammin to it now. happy birthday dan! nice

  22. willowed Says:

    I am going to bed. Good night all

    I have the hiccups. What the fuck is a hiccup?

    So weird.

  23. kenny powers Says:

    Sorry Ro-bizzle, wish I had a solutizzle

  24. kenny powers Says:


    less than 9 days…

  25. BTB Says:

    Southern Tier 2X IPA is my champion right now tho

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