Jam Chart for My Friend, My Friend (24 entries)

Date City Timing Notes
1992-03-06 Portsmouth, NH 5:41 Debut.
1993-03-18 Hollywood, CA 7:42 Following the final refrain, the band launches into an evil sounding "Little Drummer Boy" jam, singing "my friend, my friend he's got a knife" to the "Drummer Boy" melody.
1993-03-21 Ventura, CA 7:25 Nice little melodic outro jam is tacked on with no "Myfe" ending.
1993-04-17 Ann Arbor, MI 7:26 A nice "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" jam/tease occurs following the final refrain.
1993-05-05 Albany, NY 6:30 Great -> in from "Runaway Jim." Following the final refrain, the outro -> to "Manteca," then -> back to "MFMF."
1993-05-05 Albany, NY 0:43 -> in from "Manteca" to complete this solid version.
1993-08-07 Darien Center, NY 7:03 A good, jazzy outro jam is tacked on which > to "McGrupp." Released on Live Bait Vol. 4.
1993-08-11 Grand Rapids, MI 8:36 A wacky but improvisational outro jam occurs, including a "YEM"-like vocal jam.
1994-04-10 Buffalo, NY 6:40 A "Rockin' Back Inside My Heart" jam (Julee Cruise) occurs in the outro section.
1994-05-06 Houston, TX 6:59 Odd (but appropriate for "My Friend") sort of outro with chanting/singing by Fish and others.
1994-05-19 Eugene, OR 7:30 Nice electrified outro jam.
1994-06-21 Cincinnati, OH 8:08 The jam includes a nice little tease/jam on Rick Derringer's "Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo" (which sounds similar to Led Zeppelin's "Moby Dick").
1994-07-10 Saratoga Springs, NY 7:28 Outro jam includes a "Purple Haze" tease.
1994-10-29 Spartanburg, SC 7:24 Evil outro jam and vocals.
1994-11-14 Grand Rapids, MI 7:37 Another evil sounding outro jam.
1994-11-30 Olympia, WA 8:21 Quality '94 space jamming in the outro section which > to "Reba."
1995-11-21 Winston-Salem, NC 6:55 Version follows "Guyute," the only time these kindred compositions have been paired together, and includes a spooky outro jam with strong Fish which -> to "Dog Faced Boy."
2000-09-09 Albany, NY 7:28 A ghoulish sounding outro with delay bombs and no "Myfe" ending -> to a short "Jam" which continues the eerie jamming.
2000-09-27 Englewood, CO 6:55 Nice serene Page-led outro jam.
2017-07-25 New York, NY 11:39 > from a "Lawn Boy" so incredibly long that Trey forgets some of song. But what of it? Page assaults any semblance of calm with his "screaming" effect, and Trey, following some great interplay with Mike, sparks an extended improvisational passage, working a funereal line to create a sedate and spooky atmosphere, awash in a spray of Fish's cymbals. Page's stately play resurrects the jam from this welcome darkness, and the jam bleeds to brighten before a period of pleasant ambiance closes what was, at the time, the longest "MFMF" to date.
2023-07-14 Alpharetta, GA 14:27 Longest "MFMF" to date. Maintaining a nice line that develops during the song's outro, discordant, near cacophonous and quite percussive play drives fluid Trey, whose dark soloing would sound at home in a recent "Melt" or atop a tower.
2023-07-30 New York, NY 10:06 No clever ruse, "MFMF" goes big again, Trey working the song's melodic outro into a dark, driving solo; this is impassioned jamming that, in spots, sounds like "Fuego." Fire play, either way, that, incredibly, sees Page jumping from his piano to his keys before -> for "Gin" and, of course, a return to his piano.
2023-12-29 New York, NY 10:21 A spirited version in its own right, Trey's vocal incantations (and power chords) build into a blistering "heavy metal" jam capped with a ferocious, percussive outro; here's swagger that winds down to inform an uncanny groove - like a series of handstands in grand fashion. -> into "Sand".
2024-04-18 Las Vegas, NV 9:50 -> from an old-school "Tweezer" outro (the true highlight, here), Trey once again >'s from "MFMF" to lead the band through a winding, droning passage of pleasant, somewhat discordant doom rock.
Jam chart versions are selected because of improvisational and other characteristics that distinguish these from typical versions of the song.
The jam chart team has highlighted some versions with a yellow background; these are the versions the team believes to be especially improvisational, or otherwise notable.
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