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. El Duderino Says:

    Rosemont 9/23/00 COBLGD 1st time ever….

  2. Mike in Austin Says:

    I think highly of that Holmdel gin.

  3. 20 Minute Halley's Says:

    It was probably the bliss state at that 14 minute mark in Tweezer, then the soul shakedown party! But, Contact, Mexican Cousin, Tweeprise…OMG, WTF, I was just sad I wasn’t going down south post show!.

    Instead, the next day I dropped my classes second semester of senior year, and took off to figure some shit out. Graduated a year and a half later, in a much better place. Calm as a hindu cow! Come to think of it, that show had a severe impact on the direction of my life. (positively of course!)

  4. 20 Minute Halley's Says:

    I find it hard to recall much of 2000, save some clutch Hartford Shows, and some tweaked out grungy E Centre evenings. That is when Camden became synonymous with dirty…and everything dirty about any show, became the camden of the show, sketchy seats at a venue became the Camden of the venue! Ah the E Centre!

  5. angryjoggerz Says:

    The Blackbyrds – The Blackbyrds (1973)

    The Blackbyrds is the debut album by the American rhythm and blues and jazz-funk fusion group The Blackbyrds. Produced by Larry Mizell and Donald Byrd with Production supervision by Orrin Keepnews.

    The Blackbyrds – Vocals
    Kevin Toney – Keyboards, Melodica, Synthesizer
    Joe Hall – Electric Bass
    Keith Killgo – Drums
    Allan Barnes – Soprano & Tenor Saxophone
    David Williams – Bass
    Oscar Brashear – Trumpet, Flugelhorn
    Perk Jacobs – Percussion
    Ray Armando – Percussion

    01. Do It, Fluid
    02. Cut Level
    03. Reggins
    04. The Runaway
    05. Funky Junkie
    06. Summer Love
    07. Life Styles
    08. A Hot Day Today

  6. 20 Minute Halley's Says:

    Til the next episode…

  7. Robear Says:

    7/9/03 sucka’s! 2.0 most under-rated show.

    ’03 was the psychedelic sickness

    in the mountains on dial up. hope this makes it!

  8. angryjoggerz Says:

    ’73 drop for my man, Mr. Palmer

  9. Mike in Austin Says:

    Darien I think is a great LP release. I had friends that were less enthused about the second set, being cold and wet.

    Holmdel’s Drowned -> Rock And Roll

  10. Robear Says:

    AJ, how’d the daddy day care / international conference call go?

    One of these days you gotta’ take my call whilst in China. Never talked to anyone in China before…..

  11. angryjoggerz Says:

    It was something, for sure. I am glad it is done. Got my team working all night tonight so they just called to check in, feeling guilty, oh well.

  12. angryjoggerz Says:

    Barbie Swan Lake video saved the day, I’m not gonna lie.

  13. Robear Says:

    guilty feelings will pass in time 🙂

  14. Robear Says:

    In other news, lenders are a pain in the nuts to deal with……and if I don’t hound my general contractor on a daily basis, my house will never get done.

  15. angryjoggerz Says:

    So does the thrill of the China call. At least twice this week I have gotten calls between 4-5 am, just checking in on something. Not amused.

  16. Robear Says:

    dang, how do I know what time I’ve been calling you? No wonder you never answer.

  17. Mr. Palmer Says:

    BArbie Swan Lake- sadly i am familiar with this flick.

    20 minute- Contact, Mexican Cousin>Reprise- This was the encore. by that point in the show it didn’t matter what they played.

    Mia- Holmdel Gin is great, i think Nassau is better, by a hair.

    Darien ’00 is another good call.

    Thanks for the drop AJ!

  18. El Duderino Says:

    turn off the ringer @ night

  19. El Duderino Says:

    the Bulls look great. The Celtics look old and slow except Rondo who looks like he’s moving twice the speed of his teammates

  20. angryjoggerz Says:

    I wish – this is just part of my job.

  21. Gavinsdad Says:

    Stand and deliver!

    Thanks C…our dinner was backed by ur JG mix.

    Great divide Hercules double ipa 9.5, breckinridge 417 small batch ipa 10.0?, firestone walker ipa 7.5. Tortilla soup. Honest salad. Friday nite.

    My friend has a 6 inch binger from college in the late 80s. I just bought him a new 10 inch acrylic blue binger w handgrip as a surprise. Keepin it og.

    2.0 – wish I saw more to be honest.

  22. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Heat and Bulls are the best teams in the east. After that it is a crapshoot. Knicks stink so far. Need a pg in the worst way.

  23. Gavinsdad Says:

    We’re listening to bell biv devoe and my daughter just told me her butt is poison. Bed time I think.

  24. Oldskool Says:

    @Robear, do you need a mortgage lender? I got a buddy if you need some help.

  25. El Duderino Says:

    If Dwight Howard was smart he’d go to the Bulls after this year/his contract is over.

    gdad has a buzz fo’ sho’ with those high-octane brews

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