TTFF: Relics of ’98

Denver 2011

This Friday’s playlist is composed of jams from a different era. All of the songs featured today have taken a back seat during the modern era of Phish, but were once central jam vehicles. I decided to pluck stellar versions from 1998 to add cohesion to the selections. Enjoy the tunes today and through the weekend!


2001” 7.17.98 II

One of the all-time classic versions that never gets old.



Tube” 7.16.98 II

The wide-open funk of the Gorge.



Mike’s Song” 11.7.98 I

A somewhat glossed-over version that came as the second song of UIC ’98.



Halley’s Comet > I Didn’t Know” 8.3.98 I

The opening jam of Deer Creek ’98. Might we be returning this summer?



Free” 11.9.98 I

A crunchy first-set beast from UIC ’98; an instant classic.



Cities” 7.31.98 II

Another quintessential piece of Summer ’98 from Polaris.



Wolfman’s Brother -> Lizards” 11.18.98 II

One of the lesser discussed shows of Fall ’98—Greenville, South Carolina—had plenty to talk about.



AC/DC Bag” 8.9.98 II

A smoking summertime version from Virginia Beach; the centerpiece jam from the night they covered “Terrapin Station.”



You Enjoy Myself” 12.29.98 II

YEMSG ’98.

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1,443 Responses to “TTFF: Relics of ’98”

  1. angryjoggerz Says:

    I hope he closes this out with a Theramin jam. That would be fucking sick.

  2. El Duderino Says:

    new Greensky sbd from 3 days ago here:

  3. El Duderino Says:

    what Pres. wouldn’t want to wave his hands randomly in the air during a SOTUA?!? 🙂

  4. El Duderino Says:

    OK now the hard part…. the GOP response

  5. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Obama always crushes his speeches. His definite strong point.

  6. Jtran Says:

    Thanks for that link el dude

  7. jdub Says:

    Who knew Steve Jobs was an acid head? Has this been common knowledge?

  8. garretc Says:


    Yeah, pretty much. It was in his NYTimes obituary, even!

    Plus he went to Reed, which can generally be a pretty good tip off…

  9. chefbradford Says:

    Common knowledge for a long time, I believe, jdub. Certainly since his passing, but I think for much longer

  10. jdub Says:

    Dang, I had no idea.

  11. halcyon Says:

    LOL – Political

  12. AlexanderK Says:

    New “Share & Save” functionality added / new styles. Enjoy.

  13. voopa Says:

    Nice, thanks Alex!

  14. Mike in Austin Says:

    I think Steve was also known for berating a guy once for not doing acid. I think he went the first two years without wearing shoes to work. Nor washing his feet and eating only fruit. Which made his farts smell.

    Steve “Wook” Jobs.

  15. garretc Says:

    Sorry MiA, no way Steve Jobs gets counted as a wook. Not only did he have a job, it was right there in his name!

    But I like where your head’s at

  16. Mike in Austin Says:

    He didn’t work. He ripped off Steve Wozniak and Jef Raskin.

    I’m a huge Steve 2.0 fluffer fan but 1.0 Hater.

  17. Mike in Austin Says:

    So Master Lock (home security) guys are super busy, and this is good news?

    The ammo and guns guys are having a banner year too and people are buying lots of canned goods and gold and want safes to put it in.

  18. dognamedwilson Says:

    Thought y’all might get a kick out of this. I’m writing a paper for my music appreciation class titled, “The Transcendent Power of Achievement in Improvised Music”

    I was thinking an accompanying disc of the Went Gin, the Christiana Ghost, and the It Waves as distinct, separate examples of what I call achievement– the collective journey to, arrival at, celebration of and release from that elusive moment of balance in our little universes– seized as we are on that live wire of divine contact and blinded by its light.

    Suggestions on other tracks to consider? This is gonna be fun to write.

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