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Postby pgec3 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:14 pm

This is a bit random, but I was just listening to the '94 Halloween show, and for the first time I didnt skip past the Costume Contest. That is the funkiest groove they've got going during that whole thing. Mike is going nuts. I need to figure out a way to get the talking out of it, because its just not as cool to drive down the road with the windows down listening to Trey introduce the "Vacuum/Lawn Boy" as it would be with just the groove.
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Postby goldenroad » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:21 am

That's a great thread idea...where has funk appeared in a song where it wouldn't normally appear...a great example is the 6/25/97 McGrupp funked out to all hell..
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Postby willbreathes » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:23 am

I don't remember the date... But there is a Cavern from '98 ('97?) where it gets SERIOUSLY funky... Time to go search me archives...
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Postby goldenroad » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:25 am

^ Island Tour? I'm willing to bet that's what you're thinking.
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Postby chuckt387 » Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:52 am

the cavern from the last night of the island tour (4-5-1998) is especially funky and trey even mentions reasons for why he began "the little funk groove"
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Postby Moma Dave » Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:40 am

Yes Will. Island Cavern is the FUNKIEST Cavern. You must be thinking of that one.
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Postby phan142 » Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:00 am

agreed. Also the whole live phish 11 is funky. my favorite official release. Alot of 97 was semi funky.
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Postby ghost_2000 » Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:12 am

7-28-98

"Contact" played Mexican love style!
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Postby gregradiohead » Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:34 am

/\ That wasn't funky though.
I always loved the Costume Contest jam. I always pictured the people on stage getting down to it.
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Postby ghost_2000 » Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:04 am

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for a "Contact" it was funky, hence the "unlikely" part
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Postby roses18 » Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:47 am

Island Cavern. Amazingly funky. Groovin would have been fun at that show as Trey mentioned.
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Postby pgec3 » Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:08 pm

On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, I was listening to 2/21/97 last night and found unlikely Death Metal. Seriously, that Wilson out of Antelope is demented. I was waiting for it to work its way into the actual Wilson tune, but it never happened, Dave Mustaine somehow entered Trey's body and wouldn't leave.
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Postby unclesketchy » Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:22 pm

Seriously I think when they funked out Cities. The first played it like Talking heads back in the 80's but then during its return in Europe is was super funky. Very unlikely funk, well at least back then when we didn't expect it.
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Postby hlpngphrndlybrian » Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:47 pm

I know this isnt and unlikely funk BUT...

Listen to the Timber, Wolfmans>Boogie from december 1997 Nutter Center Dayton Ohio

Moma and I were listening to it again last night the segue between Wolfman and Boogie is INCREDIBLY F@&KIng SICK.... So funky so so FUNKY

Let me know what you think of that one anybody???
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Postby psychadelicsally » Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:15 am


That's a great thread idea...where has funk appeared in a song where it wouldn't normally appear...a great example is the 6/25/97 McGrupp funked out to all hell..


Oh goodness. I started looking for this show the second I saw this post because of the idea of a funked out McGrupp. Boy was it worth the search. SOOO FUNKY. Hinting at Makisupa the whole time along too. Sorta a funny show, all sortsa short lil' diddies and then they bust into this massive set segue beast that is out of control.
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Postby yem » Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:45 am

Gotta agree on that groove pgec. The baseline Mike holds down during the Suzy from Halloween '95 is awesome too.
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Postby samphish » Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:31 am

I like the ya mar from 12-13-97, not necessarily DEEP funk, but a solid, atypical 97-style jam
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Postby phishreference » Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:51 am

Haven't listened to it in awhile but 8/14/97 Darien where Trey forsakes playing Mockingbird after Col. Forbin and says it's because the funk is too deep.

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Postby jeff » Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:32 am

how about the 8-8-98 piper?
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Postby vernixx » Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:19 pm

^ Quite funky indeeed, bender...oh, I mean Jeff! :D
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Postby bigB » Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:53 pm

The Cavern from merriweather 98 is also particularly Funky i must say! Also as Isabella starts to fade out at the palace 97 show. they start a super Funky groove complete with a start stop jam thingy. Very hot and unexpected!
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Postby psychadelicsally » Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:00 am

How about the Ghost debut from Brad Sands house in '97. Super funked out jam. The songs simplicity at the time (structurally) allowed for some funknasty grooves to be had.
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Postby grabs666 » Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:11 pm

Last night I listened to a whole show from the Second Europe tour from 1997. Although I have been seeking stuff from this tour out for some time now, I still had not realized the power of this particular show. PHish.net notates the setlist as this:

07-10-97 Espace Julien, Marseille, France

1: Dogs Stole Things, Limb By Limb, Ginseng Sullivan, Bathtub Gin, Llama-> Wading in the Velvet Sea, Lizards Jam*, Oblivious Fool

2: Also Sprach Zarathustra-> Julius, Magilla-> Ya Mar^, Ghost-> Take Me to the River**

E: Funky Bitch#

*Very slow, no lyrics, largely unrecognizable until the end. ^Apparently they took turns jamming in pairs: Fish and Page, Trey and Mike, hi-hat and clavinet (Fish and Page again), bell and low guitar (Mike and Trey), crash cymbal and Rhodes (Fish and Page), footstomping (band and audience); also Magilla teases. **An Al Green cover, from his "Explores Your Mind" album. Also performed by Talking Heads. #With Son Seals and members of his band (guitar, trumpet, bass, and drums) and Fish dancing at the front of the stage; "Funky Bitch" is a Son Seals song); with "Bathtub Gin" teases.

but I like my copy's setlist notation WAY better:
Disc 1 (set 1):
1. Dogs Stole Things
2. Limb By Limb
3. Ginseng Sullivan
4. Bathtub Gin ->
5. Sick Funk Jam #1 ->
6. Bathtub Gin
7. Llama->
8. Sick Funk Jam #2 ->
9. Wading in the Velvet Sea
10.Sick Funk Jam #3 ->
11.Lizards Jam*
12.Oblivious Fool

Disc 2 (Set 2):
1. Crowd
2. Also Sprach Zarathustra->
3. Julius
4. Magilla->
5. Ya Mar^ ->
6. Jam
7. Ghost->
8. Take Me to the River**
9. Crowd
10.E: Funky Bitch#

The first set is a candidate for best ever (and most funky)! The Bathtub is truly memorable with a huge funk jam that features Page going off on his electronics. The jam gets so out there that my copy's setlist seperates the jam. Llama comes next and to my great surprise a FUNK jam ensues on the way out of the tune. They are obviously into Rick James' crack supply and the superfunk is the innevitable product. Out of that jam comes a sloppy but tender Wading that actully progresses into....ANOTHER huge funk jam! And if that wasn't weird enough for you, Trey plays a slow funky Lizards theme in a different key and with a completely different feel. IT is mind bending. Finally the end the set with a short but scorching Oblivious fool. Super Intense for any set, especially a first.

The second set is doesn't let up at all! A super funky 2001 gives way to a long a fiery Julius. Disrupting the funk, a Magilla appears out of nowhere and dosn't dissapoint. It segues straight into a sick YaMar that keeps going right into a ghost that is truly different. Fishman keeps the Yamar drum beat going about 3 minutes into the song. This is the first bossanova ghost intro for sure. One fishman aborts the yamar beat the funk once again ensues and the show is capped off by an impromptu Take me to the River jam which closes the set. The encore is a GREAT version of Funky Bitch with members of the Son Seals band including the man himself.

This show was the most surprised I have been listening to a show in a long time. I have never heard anyone say anything about it, and it belongs among the greats. IT features some of the most unlikely funk jams ever including the lizards and the wading and also some sick playing from all the boys. Page and Mike were especially hot in this show. Please check out what might be the most unlikely-est funk show of all time!
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Postby as1307 » Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:36 pm

definitely the 12/6/97 izabella and 12/13/97 ya mar as previously mentioned.

also from fall '97, 11/30 funky bitch and 12/3 possum.
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Postby as1307 » Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:47 pm

also, the bowie from 7/30/97 gets SUPER funky for a few minutes before the cities segue.
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