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. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I didn’t even know what Destiny was until a couple minutes into it. Great Phish moment for sure.

  2. BingosBrother Says:

    craziest thing about that Alumni for me was we were listening to 4/15/94 on the way to the show. you’re all welcome.

  3. Oldskool Says:

    @Butter, well played on the Adrian Fog. I recommend checking out Radio Coteau for another top notch small production Pinot

  4. Oldskool Says:

    Greatest bust out is yet to happen. Clearly it will be when they drop TTE again.

  5. BingosBrother Says:

    Wow, the next night had a whipping post bustout. that was a great couple days mon.

  6. Mr. Palmer Says:

    For discussion purposes.

    IMO, the best Phish show since big Cypress…. 2/28/03.

    Am I missing anything obvious? Possibly Spac ’04? Not sure i’d put any 3.0 show in that discussion?

  7. BingosBrother Says:

    Well old skool, that would mean it will be like 10 years from now, which means they are still around, and they hadn’t played it in those 10 years.

  8. Mike in Austin Says:

    There is a lot of ’00 after Cypress.

  9. BingosBrother Says:

    I don’t even know who the fuck I’m talkin to with all these stealies.

  10. Mike in Austin Says:

    Including Japan

  11. Mr. Palmer Says:

    ahhh…Japan… good call. 6.14.00

  12. joemeg Says:

    Yeah, I still kick myself sometime for skipping that Nassua show. Nassua was a sort of hometown show for me, even though I was living in Maine at the time, I grew up down there and every show I ever saw at Nassua (Jerry, dead and Phish) were a blast. But for some reason I decided against it, even turned down a ride that day to go. A really great show.

    I loved that Alpine 99 show also. I remember Trey screwing up the mango but then making up for it with a beautiful little solo at the end

  13. joemeg Says:

    Ii think I’m with you on that call Mr. P, but Utah and IT are both pretty awesome as well. Spread it round!

  14. butter Says:

    @Oldskool – just noticed this one is the “oppenlander” vineyard from Mendocino, actually, but bottled here in Sebastopol

    those “Food Should Taste Good” chips have made it to our whole foods.
    Oldskool turned me onto them – with the first box is free style–
    love em. the sweet potatoe and cheddar (something ) are my fav

    def a quality product, multi grain with some dutch gouda cheese for lunch

  15. butter Says:

    your bingo the snake boberts

  16. angryjoggerz Says:

    Got both my ladies tucked into bed… wine time for papa

  17. Mr. Palmer Says:

    AJ- you asked for a year earlier- 1973..

  18. El Duderino Says:

    i’d take 7/11/00 before anything in 2.0 or even 7/10/00 for that matter

  19. El Duderino Says:

    Japan like previously mentioned…

  20. 20 Minute Halley's Says:

    I think stealing time was born of nassau, cause I had a blank space where my should have been after that show. Drove hours from Oneonta NY with two friends, and met my buddy from Bloomsburg at the lot. Met up with cats who we meet at Continental a few nights before, who went to Hofstra and some how scored four tickets individually. One floor seat stubbed us all down, and the rest was…well…destiny err history!

  21. RamblinMind Says:

    Is there a great audience recording for 2.28.03? I have the sbd (at least that’s what it says in my files) but the sound leaves much to be desired. Not nearly enough bass….or is this just endemic to 2.0 recordings? I haven’t explored much outside of IT

    ::2.0 n00b::

  22. El Duderino Says:

    Greensboro -vs- Nassau


  23. 20 Minute Halley's Says:

    The Nassau I have is real spotty, except that Tweezer off the free disc from It.

  24. garretc Says:

    Not to mention Darien 2000…

    6 song first set w/ a 20 minute Suzy, 5 song second set with 30 minute Drowned

    One of my favorite LivePhish releases for sure

  25. El Duderino Says:

    equipment wasn’t as nice nor did Phish put the financing behind it like they do more so now

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