Monday, November 23, 2015

Episode 69: Fall 95 Highlights

It’s been 20 years, folks, since the epic Fall 1995 tour. Everything changed for Phish in 1995 (as it did again in ’97, ’99, ’04, ’13 and ’15). But this signaled the beginning of a new era—bigger venues, bigger crowds, bigger expectations. And during this tour, Phish did what they do best. They delivered.

Our friends Wade and Josh joined us for this equally epic 3-part episode, where we played and discussed some of the highlights from this Fall 1995 tour. In contrast to the Summer 1995 tour, these jams have an incredible level of focus and clarity. But they’re not jams to be taken lightly. They’re dense, heady. As Wade says, listening to Fall 1995 “is not a spectator sport.” Hope you’re geared up.

The details for all 3 parts are below. As always, we ask you to follow us on Twitter and review us on iTunes. And check out Cash or Trade for face value tickets.

Part 1 Chapters

Chapter 1   0:00         Intro Discussion
Chapter 2   10:36       Fall '95 Highlights
Chapter 3   2:14:30    Music Discussion

Part 2 Chapters

Chapter 1   0:00          Fall '95 Highlights
Chapter 2   2:14:00    Music Discussion

Part 3 Chapters

Chapter 1   0:00          Fall '95 Highlights
Chapter 2   1:51:41     Music Discussion

Part 1 Tracks

Split Open & Melt, 10.7.95
Run Like An Antelope, 10.24.95
Reba, 10.25.95
Mike's Song -> Breathe Jam, 10.25.95
David Bowie, 10.27.95
Bathtub Gin, 11.9.95
Mike's Song, 11.15.95

Part 2 Tracks

Tweezer, 11.19.95
Free, 11.22.95
Timber Ho!, 11.29.95
Tweezer, 12.2.95
David Bowie, 12.11.95
Down with Disease, 12.12.95

Part 3 Tracks
Halley's Comet -> NICU -> Slave to the Traffic Light, 12.14.95
Tweezer, 12.28.95
Bathtub Gin -> The Real Me -> Bathtub Gin, 12.29.95
Harry Hood, 12.30.95
Runaway Jim, 12.31.95

Intro/Outro music: LCD Soundsystem, Losing My Edge

Monday, November 9, 2015

Episode 68: "A Live One" Book Convo w/Wally Holland

This week, Wally Holland joins us to talk about his new book: "A Live One," released as part of the 33 1/3 series. The book is great, you should absolutely it out. Our conversation focuses on all things Phish, and Wally's insights about the band—the influences, the musical approach, and the joy and emotion that we all experience as fans.

We also put together this review of the book. There are also a few tracks of music, one track from "A Live One" and a couple songs from the same era (tracks below). The music starts about 1 hour, 15 minutes in.

As always, we ask you to follow us on Twitter and review us on iTunes. And check out Cash or Trade for face value tickets.

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Tweezer, 11.28.94, Bozeman, MT
Harry Hood, 11.12.94, Kent, OH
Slave to the Traffic Light, 12.31.94, Boston, MA

Intro/Outro Music: The Flaming Lips, Hit Me Like You Did the First Time