TTFF: Through The Years

12.31.10 (G.Estreich)

This week, Ten Tunes For Friday features one selection from each year between 1993 and 2003. Enjoy the juxtaposition of jamming styles, and hopefully it will take you right into the weekend!


2001 > David Bowie” 11.11.95 II

This combination kicked off the third night at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, a run that revved up the second half of a marathon Fall Tour.



8.10.10 (G.Lucas)

Mike’s Song” 12.30.93 II

A classic piece of Phish history.



Down with Disease” 12.30.03 II

A passionate version that gets lost in the shuffle of Miami ’03 that features a spine-tingling re-entry into the song’s theme at the end of the jam.



Reba” 8.14.96 I

An eternally underrated show in Hershey ’96 finally began to get its props over a decade after the fact.



Piper” 6.10.00 I

In the band’s second night in Tokyo, this 20-plus minute “Piper” batted third in the first set after a near half-hour “Disease” sparked the show.


Ghost” 11.11.98 I

One of my favorite Fall ’98 “Ghosts” from Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan.



Limb By Limb” 12.3.99 II

This version from Cincy ’99 is far more your average “Limb.”



6.27.10 (G.Lucas)

Split Open and Melt” 12.7.94 I


A shredding first-setter from Spreckels Theatre in San Diego near the end of Fall ’94.



Harry Hood” 11.16.97 II

The night before Denver ’97’s monumental show, Phish dropped this stellar “Hood” towards the end of the second set.

[audio:] Tags: ,

1,079 Responses to “TTFF: Through The Years”

  1. Mulitbeast Says:

    We have discussed Built to Spill on the board before and I have to agree, I think they are awesome. Love their album “Built to Spill” and “Ancient Melodies of the Future”. Pretty great live too…they always reminded me of a jam band hiding behind an indie group.

  2. Mulitbeast Says:

    I mean to say their album “Keep it like a Secret”. Also love “Perfect From Now On”

  3. Monsterpus Says:

    Agreed, Multi. Doug Martsch has a jam-beard. Back to my awful work now, have a good day all

  4. Jtran Says:

    Ok fine. You guys have spioled my party. Will talk to the SLF tonight and get into Wild Horse if that’s what she wants.

  5. tela'smuff Says:

    BTS’s last album, There Is No Enemy, was amazing. One of my favorites of 2009. Depending on what night you catch them, they can be a very good live band as well. Jammy good.

    Arcade Fire is an amazing band in all aspects, and The Suburbs somehow is their best record. Pretty amazing to write as many great songs as they have.

    Fleet Foxes for sure have been influenced by CSN, Beach Boys, America, etc. etc. All those 70’s harmony bands. Still a great band. Their latest album needs multiple listens. It’s a grower.

    BoH have some great songs, but overall they are so so for me.

    The National – Boxer is a perfect album, but after a while their sound gets very reptitive for me. Bloodbuzz Ohio is a cool song. Cincinanti dudes, so I like that they represent.

    anything else on the indie Monday front?

  6. Mulitbeast Says:

    I am digging parts of the new Stokes album…esp the first 3 songs. Those guys are a bit too cool for school, but I like em.

  7. Mulitbeast Says:

    To all the Beastie Boys fans on the board…stream their new album here:

  8. Chuck D Says:

    i like angles… its not as good as is this it, or room on fire… but its a nice listen. sounds like a julian album more than a strokes album sometimes

  9. Chuck D Says:

    killer multi, thanks

  10. Guyute711 Says:

    Just finished watching Salt. Wow!!! What a piece of shit!!!

  11. Mulitbeast Says:

    @ Chuck D – yer welcome and I agree…some of the tunes on Angles remind me of Julian’s recent solo album, which I liked.

  12. Guyute711 Says:

    It’s gonna be like the good ole days. New Beasties album being played on Phish lot.

  13. cal Says:

    I just can’t get into the Strokes. Every song sounds like an Iggy Pop ripoff to me. Can’t get past it.

    Tela’s–I have to agree, didn’t care for a lot of NEON BIBLE but SUBURBS is amazing. First truly great album to win the album of the year Grammy since…Lauryn Hill?

  14. Mulitbeast Says:

    “It’s gonna be like the good ole days. New Beasties album being played on Phish lot.”


  15. Chuck D Says:

    multi, i enjoyed julians disc as well, but it took me a while to accept that he’s not the strokes. much more pop oriented, sorta.

    i thought that “drunk julian” was gone, and unfortunately “drunk julian” is crucial to the strokes sound… but then i watched the strokes performance at coachella, he’s definitely back on the juice. which is good for fans… not so good for his health. dude is a camel.

  16. tela'smuff Says:

    Do not like The Strokes, at all. Don’t get it, but have been repeatedly told how wrong I am. Oh well.

  17. garretc Says:


    Yeah, Salt wasn’t all that great, no…

  18. Guyute711 Says:

    Beastie Boys Bitches!!!!!

  19. Mulitbeast Says:

    @guyute – Seriously loved your statement about a new bboys album being played in the lot because that is how I remembered every summer when a beastie album would come out me and my crew would play the shit out of it while on tour.

  20. Guyute711 Says:

    Hell yeah Multi. Can’t wait to get down in the lots.

  21. Mulitbeast Says:

    @Chuck D – you think Julian is back on the sauce? Those dudes definately partied hard those first years. And it it was part of their mystique for sure to be these young hip dudes absolutely deeshed on tour. I liked the pop aspects of julian’s solo album. Love the first 3 songs and the soung Tourist, but everything else was kind of meh.

  22. Guyute711 Says:

    Can’t wait to hear Tadlock’s Glasses with accoutrements.

  23. kenny powers Says:

    i never got into the Strokes until around 2005, but absolutely love the first two albums. Bits of greatness on effort #3 but kind of in limbo in terms of musical and aesthetic direction. I guess I like the distorted punk-ish vocals on the first couple CDs better than the cleanly recorded, more legato croons on much of First Impressions.

    i just think so many of their tunes are super catchy and i like their more manic, quirky guitar melodies and playing style.

  24. Jtran Says:

    Anyone need a sunday night MPP pav? Can check exact section/row when I get home. Pretty sure it’s the furthest Page side section, about 20(?) rows back.

    jtranvt23 at gmail

    I paid whatever face + fees on Ticketfly was. Best offer.

  25. kenny powers Says:

    that first line wasn’t worded right – i meant i never even heard the first two albums until around 2005, mostly because i was not into that scene while it was happening, but when i finally spun the first two, they become constants in my CD changer and at house parties.

Leave a Reply