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.

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

  1. angryjoggerz Says:

    Thanks, Tela’s. This track was just Reason, but been using Cubase/Reaktor mostly for the past 5 years. Started on Cubase way back then moved to Reason on my first laptop and went back to it this year because it suits my accessiblity right now, aka I have very little time so it is nice to bust it out and work on tracks on the plane, in the hotel and at home when I have time without being tied down to any gear. Plus, Reason has a nice rich sound, is pretty awesome program. Student/teacher discount is about %50 too, so that is nice.

  2. tela'smuff Says:

    very cool. i could spend hours and hours making tracks. that really was pretty damn good. reminded me of Twilight Circus Dub Sound System.

  3. thedayman Says:

    going no spoilers on 2/16/97, stoked.

  4. BingosBrother Says:

    “any idea what he’s writing about?”

    No Duke. But from what I’ve read C post on here in the last couple of years,I am looking forward to whatever it is.


  5. thedayman Says:

    hahahahhahahah, o my god that is so awesome! i can’t wait to huff paint with him on lot this summer, maybe we’ll write a sequel to the nightman cometh together.

  6. tela'smuff Says:

    that was hilarious, and a catchy tune. great show. i’ve maybe seen 4 episodes, but from what I’ve seen it’s great stuff.

  7. BingosBrother Says:

    I dream of a Tweezer>Dayman>Tweezer sandwich. Probably more likely to come out of a YEM vocal jam though.

  8. Leo Weaver Says:

    Good read on the Beasties…

  9. garretc Says:

    11/4/98 Gin is unreal. Was this on your highlights Jtran? If not, shoulda been. This looks like a hot show, stoked for the rest of it…

  10. Kurt from Indy Says:

    hey yall, anybody with confirmations yet? or holds on cc?

  11. thedayman Says:

    hahaha a dayman vocal jam would be life-changing for me, no doubt. this 2/16/97 set 1 aint too shabby, solid split and c&p that was cut a bit too early. couple bluegrass tunes too, which i enjoy.

    @tela – if you have some time, you should definitely check out some sunny episodes. great show that is essentially a twisted, dark comedy version of seinfeld, right up my alley.

  12. garretc Says:


    Neither for me

  13. tela'smuff Says:

    it’s been on my list for a couple years dayman.

    @leo – thx for the link. brings back some memories. In 1986 I was 10/11 years old, in 5th/6th grade, and I can identify most of my time in those two grades by music, because I had moved halfway through 5th grade to a new town and school.

    pre-Beasties I recall the Bangles being big, loving INXS due to my big brother, Pet Shop Boys, and Talking Heads.

    when I moved i left a racist town, racist family, and racist little friends, and the first person I met was a black kid named John, who became my best friend. From there it was Run DMC, Whodini, LL Cool J, Schooly D, and then in ’86 the Beastie’s dropped Licensed To Ill and shit just exploded. Great time for me.

    Of course shortly after, the kids with painted lips and black fingernails that sat at the back of the bus handed me The Cure’s Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me and my introduction to alt/punk was on.

    i praise Elkhart, IN kidz for opening my heart and mind to the world, and music. Elkhart represent!

  14. sumodie Says:

    hey yall, anybody with confirmations yet? or holds on cc?

    Gack! No asking -wait for someone to post a confirmation (as if we’d hold back on that). Just sayin’ πŸ˜‰

  15. sumodie Says:

    @T3: Is this your first show? Was re-seeded at etree tonight

    4/25/90 – Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN

  16. BingosBrother Says:

    25th anniversary of Licensed to Ill? I am getting old. Confirmed. but the Beastie Boys, of all the bands in my generation, give me hope, that I too can continue doing cool shit as I get older.

    “i praise Elkhart, IN kidz for opening my heart and mind to the world, and music. Elkhart represent!”

    That musta been one hell of a town before Elkhart.

  17. tela'smuff Says:

    it was indeed. small town, apple pie Indiana where there was a lot of ugliness just below the surface. thank god my mother remarried to an asshole salesman that moved us all over the place! πŸ™‚

  18. Leo Weaver Says:

    Brought back some good memories for me too Tela’s…I was that same age. Many many afternoons spent playing my Atari with my License to Ill cassette cranked on the ol’ boom box. Dad wasn’t really keen on it which added to the cool factor.

  19. Lycanthropist Says:

    wow these 98 jams are something serious

  20. Kurt from Indy Says:

    i hear ya elkhart! indiana represent, kurt v larry b dave l shannon h axl r, some good ol forks from the heartland

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  24. ChefBradford Says:

    Stood on the back porch watching a raging lightning/thunderstorm, 7/21/99 My Left Toe on the headphones, spring in Louisiana

    nothing like it

    muggy, heavy, and heady

    the music AND the air

    now if we could just get some shows down here!…

  25. ChefBradford Says:

    now an old “Eyes Of the World”, likely followed by an old “Franklin’s Tower”. And I’m not the Dead fan many of you are, by any stretch

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