TTFF: More Type II From 2011

Watkins Glen (Brian Ferguson)

This week, I figured I’d highlight some of the outstanding jams that didn’t make my personal “Top Ten” last week. This Friday’s playlist comes from the many Honorable Mentions from last Friday’s post. But as they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so any “ranking” is purely opinion-based. Enjoy these ten gems—in no particular order—from the last year, while the 2012 rumor mill is already churning.


Down With Disease > No Quarter” 7/3, Watkins Glen, NY

There were so many great “Diseases” last year that Super Ball’s version, which is quite impressive, doesn’t often get mentioned. Powerful whole-band interplay laces this festival outing before the guys gradually moved into “No Quarter.”



Roggae” 8/5, The Gorge, Quincy, WA

This best-ever version of “Roggae” graced The Gorge at sunset before the band came out at night and dropped the defining music of this era.



Sneakin’ Sally” 6/4, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

The band builds from robofunk into some out-of-character psychedelia in one of the year’s most satisfying groove-based excursions.



Seven Below” 9/2, Denver, CO

This part of the “S” show was, perhaps, the most innovative jam from the summer’s final run.



Boogie -> Waves > Caspian” 5/27, Bethel, NY

The sequence that started 2011’s improvisational focus on the very first night of summer.



Simple” 1/1, NYC, NY

This blissful piece of improv moves into an ending so good that it could have been composed.



Drowned > Maze” 5/31, Holmdel, NJ

Phish gets into some dark and abstract music in “Drowned” that foreshadowed the Storage Jam at Super Ball.



Carini -> Tweezer” 12/28, NYC, NY

A dark-to-light “Carini” blended seamlessly into a funked-out “Tweezer—a high point of the New Year’s Run.



Light -> Dirt” 8/15, Chicago, IL

Another bass-led adventure through a musical wormhole.



After Midnight” 5/31, Holmdel, NJ

This surprise opener of PNC’s second set of four, went deeper than any version since Big Cypress.

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653 Responses to “TTFF: More Type II From 2011”

  1. kayatosh Says:

    right on, phoam. I believe in love. find a cool girl/guy. team up. make a life together.

    $$$ kid book rec. (existential underlying theme) — The Pencil (Ahlberg & Ingman).

    pulling jazz CDs out of the archives. got Trio Jeepy 1989 spinning now. branford, jeff “tain” watts, milton “the judge” hinton. $$$. an ole college era fave.

  2. Mike in Austin Says:

    Kaya, love your wine choices.

    Have a 3L of ’94 Cakebread Cab for a special occasion.

    Need to create an occasion pretty soon.

  3. voopa Says:

    Find yourself a girl, and settle down
    Live a simple life in a quiet town

    Steady as she goes

  4. kayatosh Says:

    94 cakebread cab. that should be a smooth ruby treat.

    gonna have to give a 2nd shout out to Trio Jeepy. wow.

    all this wine drinking & qualherbvrpin, makes me want to make another installment of wine train and money. or perhaps a new series celebrating all that is good about gettin high alone or w/ buddies in whatever way you do it.

  5. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Cakebread is no joke. Brought a case home from Napa when we visited in ’04.

  6. voopa Says:

    Trio Jeepy is fantastic kaya…Crazy People Music and Random Abstract are my faves of his from that era.

    Bloomington w/the Dark Star tease is pretty sweet too.

  7. kayatosh Says:

    looking to pour a beverage (Mr. C. where you at?) w/ my ole lady tonight, but she will probably be so burnt out from putting our little rascals to bed that she will not be down. impetus to get in there and defuse the kid intensity. but f’it. i’ve had my fill today. good stuff, though. 4 yo. don’t give a shit. they just wanna have fun all day. dope cartoons, arts and crafts, imaginative play. whatevs. they’re down for a good time.

  8. Dr Pronoia Says:

    Don’t have time to read thru today’s thread but the Water Club is the place to ride high in AC

    Really nice hotel

  9. Dr Pronoia Says:

    It’s the fancy tower in the Borgata

  10. angryjoggerz Says:

    Pick a jazz year, any jazz year

  11. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Sunday June 17th, 3rd night of rumored AC run is Father’s Day this year…fyi…

  12. voopa Says:

    Giant bathtub rises from the bay…

  13. kayatosh Says:

    Happy Friday

    enjoy this time

    good music, good herbs, good wine

    jah bless

  14. Dr Pronoia Says:

    Birthday is the 14th. I feel a water tower birthday show(ish) in my future

  15. butter Says:

    got an 07 Adrian Fog Russian River pinot to pop off here tonite

    am enjoying a couple glasses of wine in the evenings lately

    off the beer and liquor still, minus a few brews thru out the holiday run

  16. RamblinMind Says:

    pick a Black American Music year, any Black American Music year

  17. butter Says:

    spinnin Prague Ghost

  18. butter Says:

    very stoked i dont drink 10 – 20 beers a day still and vodka and rum

    i feel a glass or two of wine is helpful to moderate my moderation

  19. butter Says:

    jah bless is rite Kaya

    everyone enjoy their Friday 😉

  20. El Duderino Says:

    “2.0 needed more hand waving and First Tube dancing. fact.”-Tela’s

    what doesn’t need more hand waving? 🙂

  21. El Duderino Says:

    i”t’s of my opinion that the complete performance of NO2 ws the biggest bustout in Phish history.”-Tela’s

    alumni AV ’99 was a HUGE bustout… now, not so much

  22. tela'smuff Says:

    That was a crazy encore right. Dude? Nice.

  23. angryjoggerz Says:

    No year, no drop.

  24. BingosBrother Says:

    That alumni was a great moment, but now that they do play it more often, they absolutely smoked the shit out of it to end UIC Set 1.

  25. joemeg Says:

    agree with you 2, NO2 and the alumni from AV are probably the 2 biggest bustouts I have seen. Both in summer 99 too. i guess you would have to add the destiny to the list of biggest bustouts

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