Election Music

One Nation Under a Groove (Thepin Stash)

Not to trivialize today’s important election, but if you’re a fan of great Phish, there is really only one choice. Just look at recent history. Bill Clinton took office in 1993, the beginning the band’s first peak era. Clinton served two terms through 2000, watching over’s Phish’s glory years, and at the end of his term, Phish called it quits for the first time. George W. Bush, arguably the biggest buffoon to ever sit in the Oval Office, was sworn in at the beginning of 2001 and served two terms during which the band managed to crank out merely 1 and 1/2 years of opiate-laced jamming in ’03 and ’04. Enter Barack Obama in 2009. Less than two months after the Democratic victor was inaugurated, Phish came back at Hampton Coliseum and entered the Golden Age of their career, playing their tails off for the last four years. So here we are at the political crossroads of 2012. Under a Democratic White House, we experienced ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96, ’97, ’98, ’99, 2000, ’09, ’10, ’11, and ’12. Under a Republican watch, the band came into their own during the late ’80s and early ’90s, and graced us with ’03 and half of ’04. Those are the facts—and the choice is yours. Vote wisely, my friends!

On Election Day 2012, I bring you three choice cuts from each of the past four years. And here’s to four more years of Democratic Phish!

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Bathtub Gin” 8.7.09 II, Gorge

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/phish2009-08-07d3t01.mp3]

46 Days” 8.15.09 II, Merriweather

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/ph2009-08-15t18.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/ph2009-08-15t19.mp3]

Back on the Train” 12.30.09 II, Miami

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/ph2009-12-30t16.mp3]

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Simple” 8.6.10 II, Greek Theatre

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/ph2010-08-06t12.mp3]

Reba” 10.19.10 E, Augusta, ME

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/ph2010-10-19d3t04.mp3]

Ghost” 12.31.10 II, MSG

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/ph2010-12-31t17.mp3]

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Down With Disease” 6.3.11 II, Clarkston, MI

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/ph2011-06-03t13.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/ph2011-06-03t14.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/ph2011-06-03t15.mp3]

Rock and Roll -> Meatstick” 8.5.11 II, Gorge

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/ph2011-08-05t14.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/ph2011-08-05t15.mp3]

Tweezer” 9.3.11 II, Denver, CO

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/ph2011-09-03t12.mp3]

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Twist” 6.22.12 II, Cincy

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/2.05-Twist.mp3]

Undermind” 8.31.12 II, Denver, CO

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/1.07-Undermind.mp3]

Light” 9.1.12 II, Denver, CO

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/2.03-Light-1.mp3]

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…With Liberty and Justice For All (Seeyoutheredesigns)

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1,028 Responses to “Election Music”

  1. voopa Says:

    *5/27/11

  2. xpun Says:

    jeez……netflixs IS shit

    super 8 was okay, did a good job of feeling like an 80s movie, but about the only thing i recognized as liking on their page

    the debt is a great movie but not on their site

  3. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Seriously xpun. It’s only good for TV series you missed or are behind on.

  4. Mr. Palmer Says:

    first puff time…. Have a good night kids.

    Anyone in NYC tomorrow for Phil shoot me a message. I’ll be there around 7ish

  5. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Oh yeah, Beck – Sea Change is a great album to just sit down by yourself and take in. Great songs. I think he wrote the album is a severe state of depression from what I’ve read. Found out his girl of several years was banging another dude..

  6. voopa Says:

    I can vouch for Sea Change. Picked up the DVD at Tower Records’ going out of business sale (the original in Sac) for like $10 a few years ago. Great videos…grab it if you can.

  7. Bad Nirvana Cover Band Says:

    98 @Palmer

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Voops- Music videos of the album? It’s definitely an album that you have to be in particular mindset to take in. One of the best things that the ‘noid yielded for me was the entire Beck catalogue. Takes a while to get through, I’m still not even close. Never really took him all that serious back in the day. Much more open minded these days.

  9. Bad Nirvana Cover Band Says:

    Palmer and Voopstar, who ends up coaching the Lakers?

  10. voopa Says:

    Plam- Yeah, 6 vids, plus DVD audio of the album. Great stuff.

    Robear- Petraeus!

  11. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Jackson…no doubt.

  12. Bad Nirvana Cover Band Says:

    Who is Petreus?

  13. PigSong Says:

    Just watched that first ep of a Trailer Park Boys – totally rediculous, I’ll be watching more in the future. Battlestar Galactica and Louie is where it’s at for me right now though. Not sure why I’m still watching BG though, took a nose dive in Season 2. Perfect example of more is less.

  14. Aquaman Says:

    Hey y’all fly by posting.

    Since it seems I have been tagged as MMJ hipster, allow me to file this report.

    I am reporting from Webster Hall in NY having just seen the band Tame Imapla. The music and production were good and I give these guys a ‘recommend’ status.

    Please let the making fun of the name Tame Impala begin.

    I don’t get out much, but I like to report what I see.

    That is all. I’ll check in later.

    -Aqua-

  15. thedayman Says:

    tame impala is sick. brilliant call, defender of the seas.

  16. angryjoggerz Says:

    Love Tame Impala, great band.

  17. littleumbrellas Says:

    Listening through Innerspeaker… i dig it

  18. ElJefe Says:

    Love Tame Impala and Mmj

  19. thedayman Says:

    lonerism is where its at imo. love that album. so much.

  20. MiA Says:

    I wanna take it out behind the middle school and get it pregnant.

  21. Gavinsdad Says:

    Tame Impala on their way to Chicago before hitting Sf and LA. They have very abbreviated tour. Pissed I missed em.

  22. Angryjoggerz Says:

    Coffee, Indian music and homemade Swedish pancakes = easy like Sunday morning

  23. joe Says:

    hipster fucks.

    #sitehasgonetoshit

  24. Mr. Palmer Says:

    The Grey starring Liam Neeson was average at best. One of those flicks that if you stumble across it on cable you can sit through it and be midly entertained. Nothing earth shattering. Tough finding decent movies these days. Need to start reading books again.

    I am going to see that movie “Lincoln” though. Looks badass. Daniel day -Lewis is one of the best in the biz.

    Sunday morning- Coffe and Spaceman 3 – Perfect Prescription

  25. angryjoggerz Says:

    Lincoln looks good, for sure. I’d actually be really interested to see people from the bb’s very causally compiled favorite movies lists, always a good way to come up on some movies you have never seen. Plus, seems the bb has good and discerning taste.

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