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Well, 

It's probably time I put my endless time listening to Phish every day as I work to the greater good. So, as I continue to soldier on through the archives, I'll put up versions here for everyone that I find. For instance, today I found this:

http://phish.in/1994-04-17/down-with-disease

Right around 5:00 the band takes off. It is a super duper type 1 DwD that captures the pre-97 tension the band could generate. Fantastic!

Anyways, thought I'd share.

 

 SP

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48 minutes ago, Sagan said:

Well, 

It's probably time I put my endless time listening to Phish every day as I work to the greater good. So, as I continue to soldier on through the archives, I'll put up versions here for everyone that I find. For instance, today I found this:

http://phish.in/1994-04-17/down-with-disease

Right around 5:00 the band takes off. It is a super duper type 1 DwD that captures the pre-97 tension the band could generate. Fantastic!

Anyways, thought I'd share.

 

 SP

You had me at 94.

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Home town show! Can't remember why I didn't get to that one, but it's definitely one I kick myself for having missed. The GameHoist show from Charleston, WV has a concise, but smokin' DWD jam as well.

My freshman year of college (1994) comes back in vivid (yet spotty :wacko:) detail every time I listen to Hoist. Great, great times.

 

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So I'm going to put together a google docs of all these. I have a HUGE backlog of gems that I've ranked and identified over the many many years. Some of that includes time I spent on the jam spreadsheet that never materialized :lookaround: This is probably better though because I can just link to the song. I'll also put in my own rating.

Here's a totally insane opening Axilla from 8.16.93 - St Louis. Although there's a tiny missed section in the recording, a 4 refrain Axilla like this to open is almost unbeatable.

http://phish.in/1993-08-16/axilla

Is there a better Axilla I? I honestly don't know if there is. Happy Gorge Weekend!

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Perhaps the weirdest It's Ice ever played? It segues into the first digital delay loop jam and then back into some tense jamming before finding itself in It's Ice again.

http://phish.in/1994-04-08/its-ice-digital-delay-loop-jam-its-ice

One of the few times you'll ever hear the Big Show Jam (DDL) outside of a big show, too.

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Maybe my all-time favorite version of Destiny, taken from the Gothic Theater. There's some tension in this version that the jams in other versions don't quite have that I really like. I love the subtle quoting of the main theme and then when the band hits it again around 3:30 before letting Page solo.

http://phish.in/1991-03-15/destiny-unbound

Trey's solo is also quite nice. Enjoy

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Bit of a longer song today. Take a bite out of the 8/17/93 Kansas City Bowie. I just love the 11 minute mark and the uptick in tempo that happens. It goes into rocket speed a la the Murat Gin but doesn't do the explosive peak thing, rather it keeps morphing in hey-land. Where they get to at the 14 mark is just so wildly different it's hard to believe. In retrospect, it really does feel like a jam they would do nowadays.

http://phish.in/1993-08-17/david-bowie

Enjoy

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4 hours ago, Sagan said:

Bit of a longer song today. Take a bite out of the 8/17/93 Kansas City Bowie. I just love the 11 minute mark and the uptick in tempo that happens. It goes into rocket speed a la the Murat Gin but doesn't do the explosive peak thing, rather it keeps morphing in hey-land. Where they get to at the 14 mark is just so wildly different it's hard to believe. In retrospect, it really does feel like a jam they would do nowadays.

http://phish.in/1993-08-17/david-bowie

Enjoy

Gave that a spin and kept it going

The YEM from that night is nice. The minute leading up to 17:40 sounds like trying to get the engine started on a mower or weed eater, fucking with the fuel and the choke and the spark and then finally it lights up and you're triumphantly improving your lawn.

Edited by Turbo Kincaid
I never knew

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Okay, I can pretty much guarantee that no one has heard this (unless it is on a Shaprio compilation that I haven't), the finest version of Dinner and a Movie, ever:

http://phish.in/1987-11-19/dinner-and-a-movie

One day, if I ever talk to Trey, I'll ask him why they cut out the wild solo jam at the end of this one. Well, I'll bring it up right after I ask him to play Leprechaun again.

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Sometimes Bug sucks. Especially when it gets slow. It ends up being whiny, especially when Trey's tone doesn't cooperate. This was not the case through 99, when Trey's tone fit the atmospheric, gnarly, and screechy jams they were playing at the time, a tone that worked perfectly with Bug. I love this version because it's slightly up tempo, because Trey's wailing sounds great, and because Fish is a beast.

http://phish.in/1999-09-21/bug

Man, how awesome was 1.0?

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Only played 3 times during summer of 93, Leprechaun is still a pretty little song. Kind of incorporates some weird jig-like elements that made their way into Guyute. Sure would like for them to revisit this one

http://phish.in/1993-07-17/leprechaun

Fish would need to figure out a better drum part

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This is turning into a bit of a 'go listen to these songs' kind of thread. I'll get it out of my system eventually. But for the moment, listen to some Dude of Life songs played with the whole band. The first encore of Amy's Farm provides a handful of examples:

Self is probably my favorite, but I like Bitchin Again's slinky groove and Crimes of the Mind's power. There's just something about Trey's playing in Self that I enjoy. Anyways, enjoy!

 

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