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. phoammhead Says:

    yes, merlot wins!!!!!!!

  2. angryjoggerz Says:

    Truth be told I have no idea about which teams are good or not, I guess I will learn from watching. I do like the pace of basketball, fast enough to keep me interested and not a ton of time outs, etc. Good stuff. Plus, I can follow the rules and know what is going on, so its all good.

  3. angryjoggerz Says:

    Woot!

    Damn, it took a while, but we did it. Page 24 will go down in history!!!!

    Or not.

  4. phoammhead Says:

    yes! and we really are hurting for something to do, but whatevs! 🙂 i’m listening to charlotte ’10 set 2 and i like the energy of this show, which i can vouch for.

  5. angryjoggerz Says:

    Wait, are these all custom MiA jobs too? Too funny.

  6. joemeg Says:

    Nice job boys. i waited to post so you could get the whole page of stealies.

    Agree with oldskool, I thought for sure Stealing time would have gone type II by now

  7. phoammhead Says:

    . . . as carini comes on. . . let’s go for 2 pages . . .but, we need some fresh bl00d.

  8. butter Says:

    4 Sonoma Pinot reccs: Adrian Fog, Brogan Cellars, Jigar Wines. (@bigjig), and Kokomo Winery (bro of mine, Phish kid and colleague of Jigar Wines)

  9. angryjoggerz Says:

    Didnt it go type 2 at the roo?

  10. phoammhead Says:

    damn, jow! 🙂

  11. angryjoggerz Says:

    Thanks, butter. love me those Russian River Pinots, for sure. Does Big Jig offer a bb case discount?

  12. joemeg Says:

    did it I don’t remember. RNR did if I think

  13. butter Says:

    Wow I’m glad I didn’t mess up that last page

    All Stealies

  14. joemeg Says:

    oops, sorry if it wasn’t me Butter would have broken the streak

  15. butter Says:

    Pretty sure AJ

  16. Mike in Austin Says:

    Just copied those recs down butter.
    Thanks.

    Just saw something that said “fall down seven times, stand up 8”

    Is that Eastern?

  17. phoammhead Says:

    . . .and charlotte ’10 saw the return of . . . what for it . . . wait . . . for . . it ………fuck your face!!!

  18. angryjoggerz Says:

    I seem to remember people raving about the Roo Stealing Time – it went big, but never went back. It has a bit of heat, though… a dirty bluesy kinda thing.

  19. Mike in Austin Says:

    Phoamm’s Stealie is his.

  20. angryjoggerz Says:

    Yes, Japanese.

  21. phoammhead Says:

    you too, mia . . . nice . . we’re talented, no?

  22. Mike in Austin Says:

    I like it. Alot. I get it.

  23. Mike in Austin Says:

    Yeah, I must say I like the stealies with black at the corners. They look clean. The aesthetics of stealies.

  24. butter Says:

    And Gary Farrell wines is another goodie, and he does a biodynamic process whic is beyond organic

  25. phoammhead Says:

    now . . only if joemeg and butter would loose their faces . . . or . . . steal one! we could go for some real numbers . . i . . mean. . . geeecheessesssssssss!

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