This week, we decided to discuss and explore Chalk Dust Torture and its evolution over the years. Phish has of course been playing this song since 1991, and the evolution of the song has pretty closely followed the trajectory of their music—incredible precision, then a bit of exploration, then funk, then way more space and groove, then into the current era of patient but ambitious jams. Tracks below, and you can download the episode directly here.
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And the 8.31.13 Chalk Dust tweet we referenced.
Chalk Dust Torture Tracks (music starts around 11:00)
11.23.91, Alumni Hall, Barre, VT
12.10.94, Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA
6.13.97, SFX Centre, Dublin, Ireland
7.10.99, E Center, Camden, NJ
8.3.03, IT, Limestone, ME
8.31.13, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO
Intro/Outro Music: The Infamous Stringdusters, Fearless