Mike's Groove

Mike's Groove

Postby maelzoid » Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:55 pm

I am looking for the Definitive Mike's Groove.
It's like this, I'm putting together a mix CD, something like a greatest hits thing and as there is no studio Mike's, I'm looking for the definitive live version. All the versions I have are somewhat lacking, either a weak Mike's or Paug or no H2, Its not just a great performance either, but a version that is in a way atypical as well, capturing the best of what Mike's can be. I love the SS&P version of Mike's but the Eugene/End coda is quite a deviation (though awesome of course) and therefore not what I call definitive. Any suggestions?
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Postby vernixx » Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:04 pm

10-31-90 Armstrong College, Colorado.

Sandwiched with a nice I AM HYDROGEN.....just like it should be!


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Postby ghost_2000 » Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:08 pm

I always thought 11-27-98 "Mike's Groove" was incredibly solid.

The 8-13-96 version has, in my opinion, one of the best "Mike's Song"s but an oddly placed "Lifeboy" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" makes me scratch my head. The "Mike's Song" is killer, though; around 12-13 minutes the jam starts to SOAR
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Postby bigB » Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:05 pm

^ Lifeboy is my friend Kenny's favorite tune. There was a Mike's Lifeboy Week on Fall 95 tour but we missed it. Knowing Phish he was waiting for another and called it for that night. Just proves one person's hope's can be another's head scratcher!

If you are looking for a huge Mike's groove look no further than 7-17-98. No Hydrogen but the Mike's and Paug are rediculously good!
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Postby goldenroad » Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:35 pm

For a bit shorter of a version to fit nicely in your best of...I would say 3/22/93 ...extremely underrated due to what happened just before it, but it is really really tight.
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Postby grabs666 » Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:32 pm

I like the Mike's Grooves with that take the whole set like 12/30/93Portland, 8/9/97Alpine, and 2/20/93. But the shorter Mike's Grooves from the end of 1997 will always be my favorites (big surprise). I have been falling into the habit of only citing fall 97 shows, but I suppose there are reasons for this.

Right now my winner would have to be 11/22/97 Hampton. Mikes opener is surprising and groovy which drops into a very long H2. This hydrogen is pretty unique with lots of pretty work by Page. This drops right into a RAGING 'paug. When the Weekapaug fizzles out there is a little pause............and BAM right back into groove with two GIANT climaxes. My AUD recording really captures how insane the audience reception of the post Weekapaug jam. Everytime I hear the audience collectively lose their shit (and at all the right moments mind you) I get goosebumps. This kind of reaction is what I miss so much about the band. Thousands of fans who TRULY appreciate the music and actually pay attention to what is being played.

Other contenders from this tour: 12/2/97, 12/13/97, and the show ending groove from Vegas 11/13/97 Check these out as well.

Of course there are a million strong Mike's Grooves, I rarely hear one I don't like (COVENTRY)
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Postby taboot » Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:51 pm

I love the Mike's Groove from 08.13.96...Mike's (20 min.!!!) -> Lifeboy -> Weekapaug -> Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Post hiatus, I really dig Camden 07.31.03...Mike's -> Hydrogen -> Weekapaug (Gadda Davitta tease at the end)...solid groove
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Postby Harpua » Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:19 am

I saw a complete mikes groove and it was fantasic. 6/25/04 It isn't incredibly long but it is rockin'
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Postby grabs666 » Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:28 am

Actually, that 6/25 Groove is the lowpoint of the set/night. Particularly the Weekapaug. The Jam goes nowhere and there really isn't the type of anthemic melodicism that really makes the song for me. However, it isn't bad either and I remember being quite into it at the show.
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Postby harpuamm » Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:44 pm

My all time fav is 4/3/98. It must just be me, because no one else ever mentions it. First off, the Mike's has some very tight, but not off-the-wall, jamming with some very unique "melodies" from Trey and Mike. The segue into OHPlace is great. H2 is nice and pretty, but I like a sandwich song that keeps the energy flowing. Then the Weekapaug is just amazing, specifically the jam that develops afterwards. I would definitely recommend taking a close listen, especially now that its been officially released.

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Postby maelzoid » Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:01 pm

I am looking forward to the Island Run Mike's. I ordered the CDs back in July. Somehow I prefer to buy the CDs than have the downloads, I just like the product! I'm in London and the first batch went missing in the post. DryGoods are great and have posted a second batch but I'm still waiting - it's becoming unbearable, I hear the Stash is pretty special too.
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Postby Funky Begonia » Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:24 pm

The Mike's Grove from 11-04-1990 set II Fort Collins, CO is amazing. It was the first time I ever heard the whole groove and I love it! And i think its the best groove I heard since! you gotta check it out!! you can stream it from nugs.net.
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Postby vernixx » Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:21 pm

^ I wholeheartedly agree, FB! Everything about that show is magical.

I especially like the entire Colorado runs from 1990 & 1991.
3-16-91 from Breckenridge Colorado (Ten Mile Room) is a particularly tasty show! No Mike's though......
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Postby zoot horn rollo » Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:04 pm

actually there was a mike's groove done in the studio... it was up on etree as a tape trey used to try to get gigs at bars in vt... it should be in the database. unfortunately its pretty flat and unremarkable... for me the mikes that follows the gamehenge on 3.22.93 is the archetype. no crazy teases/segues or off theme jamming but solid as hell.
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Postby goldenroad » Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:38 pm

^ That's what I was saying...3/22/93 may not be the craziest, or even the best, but it is probably the definitive version, in my mind.
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Postby vernixx » Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:50 pm

^ True! I actually have that set in my car as we speak. Once the 'Henge is done, The Mike's Grooove is on!
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Postby grabs666 » Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:03 am

I just listened to an incredible groove from 7.2.94 Holmdel NJ
2: Also Sprach Zarathustra, Mike's Song-> Simple-> Mike's Song-> Y-Rushalayim Schel Zahav-> I Am Hydrogen-> Weekapaug Groove*-> Run Like an Antelope Jam**-> Also Sprach Zarathustra Jam***-> Weekapaug Groove,

Simply remarkable.....The Weekapaug is just amazing. I wore this out on casette and recently reaquired the SHN's, SWEET!
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Postby zoot horn rollo » Tue Sep 20, 2005 4:53 pm

^i saw that one come up at etree... looked bad ass. i passed though due to comments about the quality of the recording. how's it sound?
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Postby grabs666 » Tue Sep 20, 2005 7:47 pm

I Like the way it sounds. However, it always sounds better playing off my computer then a burn or on my headphones. DL this one it is really worth it. The Weekapaug just fucking kills!

Oh, and the set isn't over after that. I just cut off the listing because of the topic of the thread. DL and enjoy
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Postby willbreathes » Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:01 pm

I don't know if this constitutes 'The Definitive Groove', but for those looking for something VERY different, check out 2-20-93. I am just getting done listening to it... And it is one of those shows where you can tell they are having fun.

Here is the list (although you must hear it to truly appreciate it):

Set Two:
Wilson, Reba, Tweezer->Walk Away->Tweezer-> Glide-> Mike's Song-> My Minds Got a Mind of Its Own-> Kung-> I am Hydrogen-> Weekapaug Groove-> Have Mercy-> Rock and Roll All Nite-> Weekapaug Groove-> Fast Enough for You

The Mike's has a Lizards tease, the 'blap boom' from Wilson, and I want to say a a Tweezer and Reba jam also. MMGAMOI is sung almost accapella by Mike, and Page is swirling the keyboards behind him, and the RnR All Nite is with 'Gene Simmons'... Although I know it is not him, I am not sure who it is.

Has anyone else heard this? Havent heard much talk about it.
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Postby bigB » Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:10 pm

^^

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But the Roxy is one of the most famous shows ever!
It's like number 3 or 4 in the Phan pics in the Almanac!
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Postby goldenroad » Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:44 pm

I really don't think there should be a segue into FEFY...that is where the whole set kind of stops, and it's kind of a let down from there....best shit ever up until that point, however.
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Postby KDF4LYPHE » Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:05 pm

I think the mike's from 6.25.04 is the best mikes from post-hiatus era.
It builds up perfectly, with great playing by trey and fish. Plus it had the old ending, which is sweet.
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Postby grabs666 » Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:29 pm

The Alpine Groove '04 does not deserve to be in the same catagory as these other fine efforts!
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Postby willbreathes » Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:24 pm


^^

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Just f-in with ya! ;)
But the Roxy is one of the most famous shows ever!
It's like number 3 or 4 in the Phan pics in the Almanac!


I was just making sure... Search for it on here... I think this was the first mention maybe.
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