Jam Chart for the state of SC (48 entries)

Date Song City Timing Notes
1990-06-02 YEM Columbia, SC 16:33 Hilarious VJ!
1994-04-22 Bowie Columbia, SC 14:39 Incredibly exploratory version. Perhaps not beautiful music, per se, but this is fearless improvisation on display.
1994-04-22 Reba Columbia, SC 13:29 Trey seems to pick up the notes that he "dropped" during the composed section, sprinkling them throughout an experimental jam that feels jazzy, in large part because of Trey's tone, and band-wide shifts in tempo and intensity. Page's play is particularly pretty, and improvisational flashes abound, including protracted "DEG"-like teasing as the band builds to a strong conclusion.
1994-10-28 Bowie Charleston, SC 12:23 Insane, riveting version with a "Bowie" -> "Manteca" -> "Bowie" in the jam segment.
1994-10-28 Manteca Charleston, SC 0:40 -> in from "DB." Brief "Manteca" jam in the midst of a thrilling "Bowie." -> back to "DB."
1994-10-28 Bowie Charleston, SC 3:11 -> in from "Manteca." Return to "Bowie" to conclude a riveting Fall '94 version.
1994-10-29 My Friend Spartanburg, SC 7:24 Evil outro jam and vocals.
1994-10-29 Runaway Jim Spartanburg, SC 9:11 -> in from "Simple." Excellent Fish and Trey on this improvisational version.
1994-10-29 Foam Spartanburg, SC 9:50 Another very strong Fall '94 version, infused with rhythmic and other stylistic variation.
1994-10-29 SOAMelt Spartanburg, SC 9:49 Excellent, thrashing, wild and unfinished version kicks off a great, unsusual segue-fest. -> "Buffalo Bill" -> "Makisupa" -> "Rift."
1994-10-29 Buffalo Bill Spartanburg, SC 3:04 A spry, playful jam is tagged onto the end, which sounds like it's going to speed up for a second. Instead, it pivots (->) neatly into a super "Makisupa."
1994-10-29 Makisupa Spartanburg, SC 6:31 -> in from "Buffalo Bill." After 3:00, this "Makisupa" breaks into some great '94-style jamming, spacey at first, then hard rocking with a great -> to "Rift."
1994-10-29 DwD Spartanburg, SC 10:33 Not way out there, but moments of crashing, noisy rocking beyond the standard, then some great '94 space following the final lyrics before a -> to "TMWSIY."
1994-10-29 Sparks Spartanburg, SC 4:20 -> in from "TMWSIY." Classic '94 space follows "TMWSIY" and very gradually and miraculously -> into the Who classic.
1994-10-29 YEM Spartanburg, SC 19:30 Short but very, very sweet!
1994-10-29 Antelope Spartanburg, SC 7:50 "Antelope" -> "Sleeping Monkey" > "Antelope." Fantastic improvisational playing with all the good '94 stuff combined with a seamless segue, then a return to "Antelope" for more exploratory jamming. Great version and song pairing.
1994-10-29 Sleeping Monkey Spartanburg, SC 5:30 -> in from "RLAA." Awesome song combination and humorous relief in the midst of an ass-kicking and exploratory "Antelope." > back to "RLAA."
1994-10-29 Antelope Spartanburg, SC 5:22 > in from "Sleeping Monkey" and this "Antelope" provides more exploratory jamming before winding down in good fashion.
1994-10-29 Hood Spartanburg, SC 14:04 One quality of many great '94 "Hoods" is their balance of grace and power. As the encore from a fantastic show, this "Hood" begins with some quiet and delicate playing, which pairs nicely with the raw energy and intensity of the finish.
1995-11-18 Slave North Charleston, SC 10:51 This one starts peaking just before 8:00 and continues building, with one or more false peaks before the final ending.
1995-11-18 YEM North Charleston, SC 30:20 Must-hear! Among the very best. "Brick House" jam!
1996-10-27 SOAMule North Charleston, SC 7:34 Page > Trey vocal/guitar >Page on piano and Trey vocal/guitar together > Percussion -> Mike sings "Catapult" > Page plays "Catapult" on Theremin -> klezmer > Mike chanting > finale.
1996-10-27 Catapult North Charleston, SC 2:07 -> in from "SOAMule." "Catapult" is played in the middle of a crazed Mule Duel. -> back to "Mule."
1996-10-27 SOAMule North Charleston, SC 2:41 -> in from "Catapult" to complete this crazy "Mule."
1996-10-27 Taste North Charleston, SC 7:31 First version with a "Norwegian Wood" (the Beatles) tease, although this one did not signify the end of the jam section. In the future, much debate would ensue over the chordal riff signaling the song's conclusion - "NICU" (which this riff MOST CLEARLY RESEMBLES part of the melody of), "Norwegian Wood," and later, "What's The Use" all entering the discussion.
1998-11-18 Wolfman's Greenville, SC 16:18 At 7:40, the jam leaves standard "Wolfman's" and moves into some great free-form improvisation that migrates from funky rhythmic playing to really beautiful, melodic and exultant music. The jam mellows gradually and -> to "Lizards."
1998-11-18 Slave Greenville, SC 11:52 Beginning with classic '98 ambience, there is ample delicate space early on. Yet Fish drives this jam to soaring, powerful heights, with Mike, Page and trilling Trey each masterfully responding to the rhythmic foundation. The final, well-coordinated push to the summit is epic.
1998-11-18 Fluffhead Greenville, SC 15:26 An all around strong performance is particularly notable for a cool and different Fender-Rhodes solo by Page in Clod, solid Mike throughout, and a riveting and wild Arrival. Machine Gun Trey leads the charge, but in the style of 1998 rather 1990. Check this one out if you want to hear Phish blow the lid off an arena with a blistering closing.
2010-10-16 C&P North Charleston, SC 15:01 Opening a killer 2nd set in Charleston, this one is a straight-up rocker! After a blazing jam, they hit another vocal refrain before dipping into a spacier jam. Then they build back into another vocal refrain, after which they make a move for a funkier jam before hitting one final spacier passage.
2010-10-16 2001 North Charleston, SC 8:20 Excellent high energy version with a few outstanding minutes from Page in the second jam.
2016-10-14 Tube North Charleston, SC 6:22 The band pivots from the typical funk vamp and reaches a rocking conclusion led by Trey in this verison.
2019-12-06 Destiny North Charleston, SC 9:50 > from "I Been Around." Trey plays a note at the 4:48 mark that indicates this version will be different than previous iterations. Mike takes the lead on the full band jam, coupled with soaring play from Trey. While the return to the song isn't the cleanest, it can be overlooked due to the song finally getting taken for the proverbial ride.
2019-12-06 Scents and Subtle Sounds North Charleston, SC 18:48 Fire jam, with Trey out front, confident and in control. A tease-seeker's paradise, Trey hints at "Suzy," "Axilla," and who knows how many other sounds. Play reminiscent of "Sparks" gives way to a full spaciousness typical of the band's best playing, with the four working as one, in lieu of yielding room - wonderful. Mike's seismic line signals a shift to darker, stormier terrain which calms before brightening into more teasing, fun stop/start jamming, super percussion, and funky Page. > "No Quarter." Mission Accomplished.
2019-12-06 LxL North Charleston, SC 13:15 Around 4:45, the playing peels away from typical "LxL," becoming more rocking at first, then mellowing into a jazzy groove with moments of brightness. The energy and intensity builds, with strong Mike and Fish, before Fish starts singing "This Old Man" and the playing transitions > "The Lizards".
2019-12-07 C&P North Charleston, SC 12:39 Briefly swerves into major-key goodness, then wanders into hazy synth-laden space, before Trey taps into the holiday spirit with a "Little Drummer Boy"-infused jam. The jam takes on a gnarled and heavy-metal feel, then > into "Dirt".
2019-12-07 Cool Amber and Mercury North Charleston, SC 9:21 Stretches slightly beyond its usual confines with a pleasant jam which finds a darker direction in the final minute before > "Melt".
2019-12-07 SOAMelt North Charleston, SC 12:28 Rearranged and redefined, "Melt" anchors another second set, with the band forgoing speed, tension and release in favor of using the song, following a nice composed section, as a blank canvas to create a creepy, ethereal, "soundscape". Fish's work on the Marimba Lumina is particularly eerie, before "Little Drummer Boy" teasing and a return to "Crosseyed and Painless" offers relief from droning (yet musical) fright-rock.
2019-12-07 C&P North Charleston, SC 1:10 > from "SOAM", the band briefly jams before dropping back into "Melt" to stick the landing.
2019-12-07 SOAMelt North Charleston, SC 1:00 > from "Crosseyed and Painless", the band returns to stick the landing. This, then, before a wonderful "A Life Beyond the Dream".
2022-05-31 Set Your Soul Free Charleston, SC 22:01 A jam much more in line with the start of Set 2 than Set 1, boasting some warm and lovely electric piano work from Page, a really nifty minor-key exploration at Trey's urging, and a magnificent double-time finale.
2022-05-31 WotC Charleston, SC 15:10 A refreshing jam (and set placement) in this first version since '04 to significantly deviate from the typical format. Extra effects use loosens things up early as it dips into a short-lived, but moody darker segment, and then the jam brightens considerably at 10:00 with Trey and Page pairing up nicely for dual leads, before finally working its way back to "WoTC" to conclude.
2022-05-31 2001 Charleston, SC 11:04 Kicks off with some sprightly Trey soloing before diving into a puddle of grimy synth effects and concludes > to a strong "Light"
2022-05-31 Light Charleston, SC 17:36 > from "2001." The band feels connected and that connection is on display throughout this great jam. They work effortlessly as one organism as the feel and the tempo of the jam changes. > into "Mountains in the Mist."
2022-05-31 46 Days Charleston, SC 8:31 Another deceptive offering from Spring '22 provides about four minutes of type 2 exploration in the opening slot of the encore. While not accompanied by a massive peak, fluid and enjoyable jamming from all four members will have you bopping your head with a smile on your face.
2022-05-31 Tube Charleston, SC 9:54 A dense mind-scrambler of synths, impactful bass, and multi-toned guitar (including the "bullfrog"), then becomes even more frazzled before the final break. The most substantial "Tube" jam in the encore to date, and just about as good of a jam in any encore period.
2022-06-01 BDTNL Charleston, SC 7:23 Great versions produce different points to view. Be it 7/8/14's summertime "Line"d up shimmery shake; Pitt 17's huge, crazed sustain; or 10/20/21's incendiary take; this here jam features what the best "BDNTLS" have in common: Fire Trey. Largely straightforward guitar whose inspired improvisation, offset by impassioned Fish, is the best of its type, carrying you not so much backwards, as away.
2022-06-01 Simple Charleston, SC 23:09 Multi-faceted shapeshifter cruises through an array of styles ranging from heavenly bliss to industrial funk, eventually ascending to a sizable peak and then briefly returns to "Simple" to close.
2022-06-01 Piper Charleston, SC 13:42 > from "Egg in a Hole". A familiar propulsive jam develops, with the music initially coalescing around a repeated minor key motif from Trey. Fishman and Mike's driving rhythms provide a bedrock for Trey and Page to dole out a bevy of varying textures. The jam threatens to fall apart but comes back alive via a "Manteca" tease. This then morphs into a peaky, psychedelic hard rocking jam before executing a rickety > "Prince Caspian."
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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