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. angryjoggerz Says:

    I feel dirty.

  2. Mike in Austin Says:

    DC 2000 was a blast. All the shows I saw on 2000 were a lot of fun. When they called it quits, I thought … That came out of nowhere. We were having a blast.

  3. angryjoggerz Says:

    Can I ask a stupid question? You know how when you are watching a game on a local station they are clearly biased for the home team? How does that work on ESPN?

  4. Mike in Austin Says:

    There is no local color commentary on espn. 😉

  5. Dr Pronoia Says:

    They only get excited for whichever team or narrative is hot at the moment

    That’s why it’s hilarious/excruciating to listen to them

  6. phoammhead Says:

    don’t read into too much of that, aj . . . at least not yet. lolz! 🙂

  7. Dr Pronoia Says:

    Feels like we’re back walking through my neighborhood guys!

  8. angryjoggerz Says:

    Got it.. I will just let the Bulls schooling the Celtics speak for itself.

  9. phoammhead Says:

    okay, we’ve got a chance for all stealies . . . don’t blow it!

  10. angryjoggerz Says:

    Woo hoo! Steal your page!

  11. phoammhead Says:


  12. phoammhead Says:

    come on! i’m not shy . . . i’m used to hitting several to even ten at a time, . . . bitches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Mike in Austin Says:

    I feel like a contributor to this.

    Minnesota beat Indiana?! Wow. Now I wish I would have watched it.

  14. phoammhead Says:

    damn, hilar i’m getting cut off for wanting to just say . . . . 8)

  15. Mike in Austin Says:

    This wine is good. This smoke was good. I’m melting into my couch. Which is nice.

  16. angryjoggerz Says:

    Like I told you, what I said,
    Steal your page right off your head.

  17. phoammhead Says:

    someone said charlotte ’10 was good . . . but, the stealin’ came from the next nite in hotlanta . . . then there was the killin’ in the name of show, which i loved!

  18. phoammhead Says:

    you think about it . . . a lot of really good shit has dropped in 3.0 . . .

  19. angryjoggerz Says:

    I forgot about the new cover every show run. Phish 3.0 keeps it pretty interesting, no? Good times. Bring on Bethel. (fuck, I think i am going to Bethel)

  20. phoammhead Says:

    i’ll go to bethel again and pretty certain i will and also go to ac . . . let’s ramp this thing up!

  21. angryjoggerz Says:

    Bulls. I guess it is good to jump on when they are the best team in the league. Shit hot.

  22. Mike in Austin Says:

    you think about it . . . a lot of really good shit has dropped in 3.0 . . .

    Phish is the dropper of good shit.

  23. Mike in Austin Says:

    Absolutely AJ. It’s a great time to be a bulls fan.

  24. phoammhead Says:

    this is our time to . . . 😀

  25. angryjoggerz Says:

    So close to the whole page Stealie business.

    Is it wrong to go from Pinot Noir to Merlot? I dont have a lot of choices.

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