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.

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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.”

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/2.03-Down-With-Disease1.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/2.04-No-Quarter.mp3]

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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.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/ph2011-08-05t08.mp3]

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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.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/ph2011-06-04t18.mp3]

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Seven Below” 9/2, Denver, CO

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

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/ph2011-09-02t19.mp3]

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

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

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/2.04-Boogie-On-Reggae-Woman.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/ph2011-05-27t17.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/ph2011-05-27t18.mp3]

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Simple” 1/1, NYC, NY

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

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/ph2011-01-01t16.mp3]

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Drowned > Maze” 5/31, Holmdel, NJ

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

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/2.03-Drowned.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/2.04-Maze.mp3]

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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.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/phish2011-12-28d02t05.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/phish2011-12-28d02t06.mp3]

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Light -> Dirt” 8/15, Chicago, IL

Another bass-led adventure through a musical wormhole.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2.03-Light.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/2.04-Dirt.mp3]

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After Midnight” 5/31, Holmdel, NJ

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

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/ph2011-05-31d02t02.mp3] Tags: , ,

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

  1. Oldskool Says:

    @gdad, hope you saw my beer post to you a few pages back

  2. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Hung with Mango for a bit today. Tossed me a nug of the robane. Fresh lungs. aahhh…

  3. Oldskool Says:

    @Palmer, how about a trip to NOLA next weekend if we both win? Tickets are all set…

  4. butter Says:

    about to throw some burgers on the grill

    thanks for the music drops AJ

  5. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Bott from nassau is a type 1 beast.. Best version i’ve caught.. If ya’ll couldn’t tell i decided to spin the show…lol

  6. Gavinsdad Says:

    Right on @oldskool. Thanks and I’ll keep an eye out for the Maine.

    @dude – not so bad…me and my bro in law split em into a little flight.

  7. Oldskool Says:

    I really wish Stealing Time had not gone the Character Zero rocker route. That song should be a Type II beast Ghost style that just gives you the chills when they drop it

  8. angryjoggerz Says:

    Butter, you are most certainly welcomed. I hope you had a chance to listen to the hip hop mix I did a while back, think you would dig it.

  9. angryjoggerz Says:

    Bulls game still on? Last work call done, gonna check it. I may be hooked on basketball this year – life long sports ban done.

  10. El Duderino Says:

    Yep ESPN

  11. angryjoggerz Says:

    Word. Is Rose playing tonight or is he still on rest?

  12. angryjoggerz Says:

    Ok, this is a milestone… first time turning on ESPN, ever. My wife is so not amused.

  13. Gavinsdad Says:

    That NorCal is one of the finest treats on earth. Respect.

  14. El Duderino Says:

    Yep Celts making a run

  15. Dr Pronoia Says:

    I love the idea of GD listening to BBD in the lullaby slot

  16. Gavinsdad Says:

    Certainly not a beast but check the stealing from Charlotte 10 @oldskool. The set with the FYF bust and Carini. Definitely set the stage that set.

  17. Dr Pronoia Says:

    be very careful AJ

    sports is crack, you’ve made it this far

  18. angryjoggerz Says:

    Oh damn, seems I stepped into some action. C’mon Chicago.

  19. angryjoggerz Says:

    No worries, I think this is a basketball only thing. I mean, there are only, what 680 games per season?

  20. Mike in Austin Says:

    AJ busts his espn cherry. Wow.

  21. angryjoggerz Says:

    I tried with football this year, I really did. I even read books on it. Damnit, though, if that shit aint boring as fuck.

    Basketball is just a bit more, I don’t know… hip hop.

  22. kayatosh Says:

    might be rolling out some more brocoli bro. and TP man chill session vids.

  23. Mike in Austin Says:

    “I think this is a basketball only thing”

    That’s cute. I don’t think I’ve ever watched someone slowly hatch the sports addiction before. This will be fun.

  24. Dr Pronoia Says:

    Been thinking about 7/11/00 since Dude brought it up

    I don’t know why this show doesn’t get more love around here

    First set extended yamar, moma, then drowned, then the weirdest Chalkdust since early 90s

    I may have seen better shows musically, but for sheer energy transfer collective crowd ecstasy, again and again, you can’t beat the Moby Dick set, which between the MDs lay some pretty nasty 00 versions of amazing songs

    It had to dissolve into HYHU antics and trey wit just to diffuse the energy

    anyway, that was a good time IMO

  25. Dr Pronoia Says:

    i guess 94 was the last previous chalkdust reprise thing, after looking it up

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