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Quick: What are your 10 favorite jams?

Posted 2 years ago by ColForbin - 98 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/50d3695e

Quick - in two minutes or less, name your ten favorite Phish jams.

Members of the Phish.net working group did just that over email. It's an interesting exercise - since you are answering quickly, you bring all of your subjective biases, feelings and reasoning specific to that particular moment in time to the table. Every single one of us who answered found ourselves in disbelief that we forgot about certain jams that others had on their lists. Many of us wanted to go back and change some of our votes, but for our purposes here I've held all of us to our initial lists. In other words, our individual lists came from the heart, rather than our heads - we tried to keep this as spontaneous as possible.

While the individual lists are very subjective and compiled without much conscious thought, in the aggregate the data coalesces into a very interesting list of some all time great Phish jams. Fifteen members of the working group submitted lists; 86 individual jams were named. Since we had no rules other than "favorite jams" some of the submissions included more than one song - the 12/31/95 Mike's Groove, for example. The jams mentioned spanned from 1992 to 2012, with the notable absences of any tunes from 1996, 2009 and 2010. Shown below is a graph charting total mentions of jams per year:

As you can see, 1997 has the most top jams, followed by 1995. I think we all could have predicted that. Personally I probably would have put 1998 (and possibly 1999) ahead of 1994, but the compiled data disagrees.

Note that the above graph is only counting each mention once; if we count multiple votes for the same jam a somewhat different picture emerges:

Here we see 1995 pulling ahead, indicating that there were more overlapping votes than in 1997 - in other words there were fewer total jams from 1995 that people put on their lists compared with 1997, but more of us agreed that the 1995 tunes were in the top ten.

I'm sure most of you are anxious by now to see the top jams we came up with. Before we get there, I want to reiterate the disclaimer about how this was done. A group of mostly 30-something and 40-something dudes who almost all started seeing Phish in the 90s wrote down their top ten jams, trying to be as spontaneous as possible. There are many many biases in this data. If your favorite jam isn't in this list, please don't fret, it isn't meant to be in any way definitive, just a compilation of a pretty fun little exercise. I can assure you, while all of these are great jams, Phish has easily played 10 times this number that on any given day could be called a top jam. So without further ado, here are the top ten jams (with ties) from the 2 minute favorite jam experiment:

Rank

Song

Date

Year

# of votes

1

David Bowie

12/29/94

1994

9

2

YEM

12/9/95

1995

8

3

Roses Are Free

4/3/98

1998

5

3

Bathtub Gin

7/29/98

1998

5

5

Bathtub Gin

8/17/97

1997

4

5

Halley's Comet

11/22/97

1997

4

5

Piper

2/16/03

2003

4

5

Piper

6/19/04

2004

4

9

Big Black Furry Antelope

3/13/92

1992

3

9

Fixin' To Die Fest

11/30/94

1994

3

9

Tweezer

12/2/95

1995

3

9

Mike's Groove

12/31/95

1995

3

9

Runaway Jim

11/29/97

1997

3

9

Rock and Roll

8/5/11

2011

3

First off - if there is a version here you haven't heard, stop what you are doing and listen - they are all amazing jams that will make your day a thousand times better if you are hearing them for the first time. And I promise you, this blog post is nowhere near as interesting as any one of these tunes.

As I was putting this together, I naturally assumed that 1.0 jams would dominate the list, and they do, but not more than one would expect give the increased number of shows Phish played in the 1990s. I was pleasantly surprised to see a 3.0 tune squeak into the top ten, and a great jam it is. And I want to reiterate, these were our spontaneous favorite jams, it is not a canonical list of the best jams. That said, when we saw the results most of us were pretty satisfied that we had a damn good top ten list.

The list does make one thing clear - for the group that voted, 1994-1998 (but not 1996!) was the golden age of Phish. Let's hope for another one starting with the New Year's run!

Edit: By (semi-)popular demand, here is the entire list of jams that received at least one vote.

Comments

officercookies Reply
officercookies Thanks for bringing me to this Rock and Roll, Need to look more into 3.0 gems, ever since Dick's been obsessed with a good 3.0 jam. Also, tried to do the exercise, far too stressful.
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officercookies Reply
officercookies Also, Don't know if it's just me, but can't see the graphs. last thing, really surprised no mention of 11/23/1997 gin, that one's a doozy
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ColForbin Phish.net Staff Reply
ColForbin Unfortunately I screwed something up with the graphs. I am working on it right now! (This was my first post for .net, be gentle!)
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TwiceBitten Reply
TwiceBitten It would be cool to see each contributors lists...
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TwiceBitten Reply
TwiceBitten But, yeah, great job!
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ColForbin Phish.net Staff Reply
ColForbin @TwiceBitten said:
It would be cool to see each contributors lists...
I had to assure people their votes would be anonymous in order to make this post, since everyone was second-guessing themselves. But mine were:

Went Gin
Providence Bowie
Worcester Jim
FLPAC Tweezer
Cypress Sand
Bozeman Tweezer
Albany YEM
12/30/97 AC/DC Bag
Went DWD
7/9/94 Hood (Sentimental choice, first got IT during this tune)
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SconyMack Reply
SconyMack 7.29.98 Bathtub Gin
12.31.99 Sand > Quad
12.31.99 Roses are Free
11.21.98 Comes Alive Simple
5.22.00 Ghost
12.11.97 Disease
11.17.97 Tweezer
12.7.99 Halley's Comet
12.31.99 Split Open & Melt
8.11.98 Jim

1:55
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ColForbin Phish.net Staff Reply
ColForbin @TwiceBitten said:
It would be cool to see each contributors lists...
Just added a link at the bottom of the post to the full list, with the names removed to protect the guilty.
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davey0110 Reply
1996 is the most overlooked years of Phish. The Remain in Light influence on the Fall 96 tour produced a bunch of great jams.
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WaxBrain Reply
WaxBrain Great list.
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Bob_Loblaw Reply
Bob_Loblaw Tube 12/29/97 MSG- Very underrated Funk/Space Jam.
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ColForbin Phish.net Staff Reply
ColForbin @davey0110 said:
1996 is the most overlooked years of Phish. The Remain in Light influence on the Fall 96 tour produced a bunch of great jams.
I was very surprised there was nothing from 96 (although I personally didn't pick anything from that year). With a bigger sample group, I'm sure we'd get a couple. The Clifford Ball DWD would be a good pick.
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ColForbin Phish.net Staff Reply
ColForbin Or the C&P with Karl Perazzo from 96, an all time great version.
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bobramen Reply
It's awesome to see this list as a lot of the jams on there are some of my personal favorites as well. With that said, I think there should be some consideration of the younger generation of phans that have only experienced 3.0 and what they have to say about the jams from 3.0 exclusively.

Keep on sharin' in the groove, see yall on nye
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Gumbo72203 Reply
REAL FAST:

1. Gumbo 7/22/03
2. Piper 6/19/04
3. Tweezer 12/16/99
4. Hood 12/30/95
5. Mike's Song 12/31/98
6. Ghost 12/30/99
7. Twist 12/31/99
8. ACDC Bag 8/10/04
9. Crosseyed and Painless/Noblesville Jam 6/23/04
10. Mike's Song 12/31/93
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RoundTheRoom Reply
My list (2 mins or less, without "cheating" ;) was:

Providence Bowie
Riverport Gin
Albany YEM
Prague Ghost
Nassau Tweezer
Lowell Reba
NYE '95 Weekapaug Groove
Orlando Stash
Denver '97 Ghost
Red Rocks '94 YEM

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guyforgetOPT Reply
guyforgetOPT The Online Phish Tour crew all picked out our top 50 and posted the results last week. Interesting how many differences there were -- e.g. Vegas Piper and Gorge Rock and Roll didn't get a single vote on OPT (neither did 11/30/94 II, but only because we tried to exclude set-long suites).

Likewise, the 5 jams that were unanimous top 50 picks by the OPTers (5/22/00 Ghost, 9/14/99 Bag, 8/13/93 Gin, 5/7/94 Tweezer, 2/28/03 Tweezer) got a grand total of 4 top 10 votes from phish.net.

All of which just goes to show that Phish's history offers such an incredible bounty of glorious jams that there is bound to be an equally diverse list of favorites among members of the fanbase. Lists like these only help bring more great music to more fans' ears, so I applaud the phish.net staff for putting it out there. Even if their picks weren't as good as ours :-P
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ColForbin Phish.net Staff Reply
ColForbin @guyforgetOPT said:
The Online Phish Tour crew all picked out our top 50 and posted the results last week. Interesting how many differences there were -- e.g. Vegas Piper and Gorge Rock and Roll didn't get a single vote on OPT (neither did 11/30/94 II, but only because we tried to exclude set-long suites).

Likewise, the 5 jams that were unanimous top 50 picks by the OPTers (5/22/00 Ghost, 9/14/99 Bag, 8/13/93 Gin, 5/7/94 Tweezer, 2/28/03 Tweezer) got a grand total of 4 top 10 votes from phish.net.

All of which just goes to show that Phish's history offers such an incredible bounty of glorious jams that there is bound to be an equally diverse list of favorites among members of the fanbase. Lists like these only help bring more great music to more fans' ears, so I applaud the phish.net staff for putting it out there. Even if their picks weren't as good as ours :-P
Awesome, I love these kind of lists! Like I said in the post, this wasn't really an organized effort - we all tried to do it as spontaneously as possible. If we had gone to 50 I'd have no doubt that the jams you mentioned would have made it - but we also wouldn't have been able to do it in two minutes.

But to ignore the Vegas Piper is criminal. ;-)
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phishhheads Reply
love the 6/28/00 gin
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phiveo5 Reply
Champaign, IL's Simple from '96 certainly would be in my top five.
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Voraciously_Alternate Reply
Voraciously_Alternate i glad to see my all time favorite Wolfmans from 10-31-98 made it in the top 100 at a respectable 73
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creekfreak Reply
creekfreak What's up with Roses Are Free ranking 3rd? Isn't this supposed to be our 10 favorite jams? No jam to be found...
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conradjohansen Reply
conradjohansen 6/19/04 Piper
12/29/94 Bowie
7/23/97 Ghost
5/26/11 Waves
11/22/97 Mike's Groove
8/17/97 Gin
8/17/97 Hood
8/3/98 Gumbo
10/31/94 Reba
6/29/00 Drowned
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Gumbo72203 Reply
the Rupp Gin would be the only 96 element I'd consider :\
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2004alcs Reply
2004alcs a little love for some songs not listed:

7/23/97 ghost
4/2/98 twist
4/4/98 2001-> brother
12/31/99 drowned-> after midnight
12/31/99 crosseyed
12/31/99 rock'nroll
8/3/03 ghost
12/28/10 hood
12/30/11 piper
9/1/12 light
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TheFuckinBook_Man Reply
TheFuckinBook_Man Mike's Song from Knoxville, '96- get in there!
And Taste in LA, '03. And Wolfman's in Portland, '98.
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thedaddy26 Reply
Chalkdust 7/10/99

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TwiceBitten Reply
TwiceBitten @creekfreak said:
What's up with Roses Are Free ranking 3rd? Isn't this supposed to be our 10 favorite jams? No jam to be found...
you clearly must be confused, or haven't heard this:






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Hedges Reply
Hedges 11.18.96 Simple
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mainegabe Reply
Oh good data gathering and charts. I'm in.

8/17/97-Hood
12/31/96-DWD
10/1/00-Piper
7/18/99-Runaway Jim
11/17/97-Ghost
7/25/03-Hood
7/18/03-DWD
9/14/99-Bag
11/16/94-Mikes> Simple (where is the FTA for this again?)
12/2/09-Tweeprise
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nicu2 Reply
No Phillie Phunk jam 97 listed.....or halleys> cities from the went? Or mikes> week Hershey 95? some of the best of all time!!!!
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JOBOOZOSO Reply
JOBOOZOSO I'm very surprised nothing from Clifford Ball made it.
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Fluffyfluffyhead Reply
Fluffyfluffyhead real quick...
Waves 5/26/11
Seven Below 11/28/09
Rock n Roll 8/5/11
Taste 8/5/11
Sneakin Sally 8/7/09
Bowie 12/29/94
Ghost 7/1/97
Ghost 7/2/98
Gin 7/29/98
Tweezer 7/21/98
Buried Alive 7/29/98 yeah I know, that's 11.
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dsanbensoff Reply
dsanbensoff 6/11/94 YEM
12/2/95 Tweezer
11/14/95 Stash
4/2/98 Twist
7/10/99 Chalkdust
9/14/99 AC/DC Bag
12/31/99 Meltapult
5/22/00 Ghost
6/24/00 Tweezer
3/14/92 Hood (sentimental pick, first got IT while listening [on tape])
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ColForbin Phish.net Staff Reply
ColForbin Ok, clearly I'm going to have to update the spreadsheet. I'll do it once this thread has been around for a week.
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DanceTheJig728 Reply
DanceTheJig728 7/29/98 Gin
Went Gin
7/21/97 Gin
11/18/96 Simple
7/8/12 Piper
8/3/98 Gumbo
12/2/97 Ya Mar-> Weekapaug
11/28/97 YEM
12/6/97 Tweezer-> Izabella
2/28/03 Tweezer
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Ravinus Reply
@creekfreak said:
What's up with Roses Are Free ranking 3rd? Isn't this supposed to be our 10 favorite jams? No jam to be found...
You're joking, right? For starters, see Big Cypress and Island Tour.
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thebubba Reply
thebubba Piper SPAC3 2012
Hood Worcester 2010
DWD WTU Alpine 2010
Undermind Dicks 2012
Jim Dicks 2012
CDT Dicks 2012
7 Below Albany 2009
Gin Gorge 2009
Light Dicks 2012
Sally Gorge 2009
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NickSalv Reply
NickSalv 11/14/95 Stash sandwich
07/01/97 Ghost
07/02/97 Stash
11/17/97 Ghost
11/22/97 Halley's
12/06/97 Tweezebella
04/03/98 Roses
07/29/98 Gin
10/31/98 Wolfman's
02/28/03 Tweezer

[Bethel Waves for #1 soundcheck jam]
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guyforgetOPT Reply
guyforgetOPT @ColForbin said:
But to ignore the Vegas Piper is criminal. ;-)
You're right. Speaking for myself, I forgot it, didn't ignore -- even when you're doing 50, and without a time limit, you're bound to omit a few gems.
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Ravinus Reply
Am I mistaken, or did the '99 East Troy Fluffhead get overlooked? Besides being a phat jam, it arrived 2 songs into the first set.
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Brandonclick77 Reply
12/31/99-after midnight reprise
7/23/99-ghost
6/16/95-runaway Jim
11/17/97-ghost
12/30/97-ac/dc bag
6/16/12-soundcheck
12/31/95-mikes song
11/21/97-emotional rescue
12/31/99-rock&roll
10/31/95-yem
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LawnMemo Reply
LawnMemo Ugggh not happy with the Ghost rankings. Still had a ton of fun reading this. Much love .net
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CreatureoftheNight Reply
CreatureoftheNight In no particular order:
08-05-2011 RnR
02-28-2003 Tweezer
07-29-1998 Gin
09-14-1999 Ac/Dc Bag (all time favorite)
11-17-1997 Ghost
12-06-1997 Tweezer
04-03-1998 Roses
06-20-2004 Twist
08-19-2012 C+P> Light> Sally<C+P
07-02-1998 Ghost

I have an affinity for jams after 1996. It's not that 1995 wasn't a spectacular year, just not my style. This was hard to do without trying to research. Thanks for the exercise and challenge!
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thehurricane Reply
@Gumbo72203 said:
REAL FAST:

1. Gumbo 7/22/03
2. Piper 6/19/04
3. Tweezer 12/16/99
4. Hood 12/30/95
5. Mike's Song 12/31/98
6. Ghost 12/30/99
7. Twist 12/31/99
8. ACDC Bag 8/10/04
9. Crosseyed and Painless/Noblesville Jam 6/23/04
10. Mike's Song 12/31/93
The first set from the 8-10-04 show had the sweet AC/DC Bag jam that you mentioned, but the Birds of A Feather was a marathon of a song that spiraled out of control near the end. Two epic jams in one set!
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phootyjon Reply
phootyjon firstly - great post! love the idea. I constantly ask this question in the forum...here's my top 10:

2/23/2003 Tweezer
9/14/199 AC/DC Bag
7/29/1998 Gin
12/3/1997 Drowned
12/31/1995 Reba
12/29/1995 Gin
11/17/1997 Ghost
7/6/2003 Piper
8/1/1998 Tweezer
8/3/1998 Gumbo
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johnnyd Phish.net Staff Reply
johnnyd Here's what I responded with originally. Every possible caveat implied.

Nassau Tweezer '03
SPAC Piper '04
Camden Scents and Subtle Sounds 8.12.04
12.31.93 New Year's Eve Jam (Auld Ang Syn -> DWD jam)
12.31.93 Hood
4.16.1992 Weekapaug
Went Gin
Pyramid 2001 (9.29.1999)
3.13.1992 Antelope/BBFCFM
Gorge Rock and Roll (2011)
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parrott56 Reply
parrott56 1. IT Ghost
2. 7/13/03 Seven Below
3. 12/30/97 Bag
4. Boise Bag
5. 7/2/97 Stash
6. 11/21/97 Ghost > Bag
7. 4/3/98 Roses
8. 4/2/98 Twist
9. Fukuoka Twist > Jam
10. RCMH Ghost

Whew! That was a more agonizing two minutes than I expected.

Still can't believe there was no mention of the IT Ghost on the "real" list. Fail.
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MDosque Reply
MDosque YEM - 12/7/94
Hood - 10/23/94
Hood - 12-31-93
Hood - 7-31-03
Gin - Went
Ghost - Prague
Bowie - 12-3-97
Tweezer - 7-10-99 - yeah there are other better Tweezers, but I was there and this one was funky - like 99 space funky
Mike's Groove - 11/22/97
Hood - 12-31-93

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pauly Reply
pauly 8-21-87:Skin in Back
5-08-93: Squirmin'Coil
8-21-93:Stash
2-23-97:Mikes
7-02-97:Stash
8-14-97:Harry Hood
4-3-98:Roses
8-15-98:Gumbo,8-16-98:Ghost (tie)
8-16-98:Ghost
7-18-99 ;) iper

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HarborSeal Reply
Favorites:

12/9/95 YEM
12/31/95 Mike's Song
6/18/94 David Bowie
6/28/00 Bathtub Gin
12/29/94 David Bowie
8/17/92 Tweezer
12/12/97 Piper
7/21/99 My Left Toe
1/2/03 Roggae
11/14/95 YEM

2 minutes. Phew! This list is heavily biased toward jams I have seen in person and those that have been in heavy rotation on my iPod lately. If I did this again right now, I'd probably change at least 5 of these, but there you go.
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andrewrose Reply
andrewrose Real fast:

12/6/97 Tweezer
12/30/97 ACDC Bag
8/17/97 Bathtub Gin
12/31/99 Split Open and Melt
2/28/03 Tweezer
11/28/97 YEM
12/30/93 Mike's
12/7/99 Halley's Comet
8/1/98 Tweezer
11/17/97 Ghost
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HarborSeal Reply
Just for reference, here's my list after a few minutes' reflection:

6/18/94 Bowie
12/29/94 Bowie
6/14/95 Tweezer
11/14/95 Stashfest
12/9/95 YEM
12/29/95 Gin -> Real Me -> Gin
12/31/95 Mike's Song
11/23/97 Bathtub Gin
12/6/97 Tweezer -> Izabella
12/31/99 Crosseyed and Painless

I suppose this is a more accurate list, but frankly, I think my 2 minute version is much more interesting.
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spaced Reply
spaced 12/29/94 bowie
11/22/97 halley's
11/12/94 hood
7/29/98 gin
7/2/97 stash
11/14/95 stash
4/3/98 roses
12/2/95 tweezer
11/17/97 ghost
12/6/97 tweezabella

I cut & pasted this from the forum thread, so if you're compiling these, don't count mine twice.
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Chris Reply
2 mins or bust:

4/3/98 Roses
11/17/97 Tweezer
12/6/97 Tweezer
11/22/97 Halley's
7/29/98 Gin
6/13/94 Slave
8/17/97 Gin
6/20/04 Twist
12/31/93 Hood
12/31/95 Reba
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Hose_jam Reply
Hose_jam 11/14/95 Stash
12/31/99 Split open and Melt
2/16/03 Piper
11/17/97 Ghost
9/18/99 (?) Boogie on
8/7/09 Gin
7/29/98 Gin
5/16/95 Reba
7/6/98 Ghost
8/19/12 Crosseyed> Light

Disclaimer is that the Reba isn't so much an improv jam as a tension and release "peak" jam. The other jams really get OUT there...
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andrewrose Reply
andrewrose I'd actually love to see .net do a proper poll sampling ever user than wanted to submit a ballot... give people plenty of time to assemble their picks, like 50 of them, ranked. Then they could compile a Top 100 jams of all time. Make it an annual poll. Would make for such lively ongoing discussion and debate, and could be a great resourced for people looking to discover new stuff.

Could also set some ground rules, like, only one song/jam per entry (Tweezer-> Izabella isn't a jam, for example: it's two songs with jams, and a segue in between.. but the 12/6/97 Tweezer and 12/6/97 Izabella could both be eligible individually).

How about it admins? Might make for a nice 30th anniversary project...
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Fluffyfluffyhead Reply
Fluffyfluffyhead This is from my original post - reformatted:

real quick...
5/26/11 Waves
11/28/09 Seven Below
8/5/11 Rock n Roll
8/5/11 Taste
8/7/09 Sneakin Sally
12/29/94 Bowie
7/1/97 Ghost
7/2/98 Ghost
7/29/98 Gin
7/21/98 Tweezer
7/29/98 Buried Alive yeah I know, that's 11.

I love this! the best way to discover jams not yet heard.
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mixthegrooves Reply
First post here on the Phish webs. Hello and good day to all! I've always just read but I've decided to start sharin' in the groove and post as well.

2 min or less my top ten favorite jams (in no particular order):

7.29.98 Gin
9.12.99 Gin
12.29.94 Bowie
2.28.03 Tweezer
8.26.12 Tweezer
4.2.98 Twist
5.16.95 Reba (which I'm jamming right now)
12.31.95 Weekapaug
10.30.98 Antelope
6.28.00 Gin

This was really hard. Like having to pick your favorite child. Still fun though! Some come just from what's been on rotation lately. If you ask me again it'd probably look different. Peace!

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careful_w_that_axe_Miller Reply
careful_w_that_axe_Miller Awesome list of jams created here.

I would be curious as to the background of the people who answered. Specifically: avg age, avg total shows per every year Phish has played.
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creekfreak Reply
creekfreak @creekfreak said:
@TwiceBitten said:
@creekfreak said:
What's up with Roses Are Free ranking 3rd? Isn't this supposed to be our 10 favorite jams? No jam to be found...
you clearly must be confused, or haven't heard this:

http://vimeo.com/20541239
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmXN6yAocLc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH9OeBPy1DI
You're right, I only listened to Roses and not the Nassau Jam as it is labeled on the live phish release. Doy
The sad part is that I'm pretty sure I was at this show..
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BobWeaver Reply
12-13-1999 Sand is a monster that has not been mentioned. Aside from Prague Ghost, my favorite jam.
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EducateFright Reply
EducateFright @ColForbin said:
Or the C&P with Karl Perazzo from 96, an all time great version.
Hell yeah! I was listening to this just yesterday. It would easily be in my personal top ten.
Something pre-92 ought to be mentioned at least once. Like the 10/12/90 Tweezer.
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CooGarn Reply
CooGarn How is the jam between Rock & Roll and Seven Below at IT (08/02/2003) always overlooked? It's so ridiculously good! Totally kills me that they cut it out on the DVD ;)
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kyediggs Reply
Hey I love this listi was wondering if ANYONE COULD BURN ME A COPY OF THE LIST To be nice Im a computer retard ( I hate that word but in this case its true) I would pay shipping and send you a heady heady gift. My email is kyesorensen@yahoo.com PLEASE Im beggin can someone send me this list I love every version and would be for ever grateful plus make new friends YEAH. Just a burned copy for xmas or what ever wonderful holiday you celebrate. It would litterally make my year if I got these jams in this order on one or 2 discs HELP a long time head out. Oh and thank you phish,net my phshiversary was 12.16.95! first song I ever heard was burried alive and the cold cold second night in Lake Placid (my home down I got my 1st MFMF and that odd pairing of tweezer> tweprise with a page solo in between. Again a cop for xmas would make my year please help!
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phunky58 Reply
hmmm def not diggin alot of this list. just my opinion but its not cuttn it for me. where is the camden 99 chalkdust. i could go on and on
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phunky58 Reply
wormtown stash
7.30.03 scents
6.14.00 twist
camden chalkdust
Prague Ghost
11.22.97 Haley's
island tour roses
Riverport Gin
7.29.03 Crosseyed
Cyrpesss Sand
Radio city Ghost for good measure
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homerk Reply
Chalkdust 7-10-99
Reba 5-16-1995
Hood 10-29-94
Bowie 6-18-1994
Ghost 11-17-1997
Light 9-1-2012
Simple 10-31-1994
DWD 12-11-1997
Bathtub Gin 7/29/1998
Piper 6-19-2004
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jerryguscia Reply
jerryguscia This is me in panic mode:

1. Bethel Waves (05/26/11)
2. Fee (07/08/99)
3. Sand -> Quadrophonic Toppling (Cypress)
4. AC/DC Bag (09/14/99)
5. Cities -> Jam (07/01/97)
6. Tweezer (11/17/97)
7. Bathtub Gin (11/09/98)
8. Mikes Groove (07/17/98)
9. Seven Below -> Ghost (11/28/09)
10. Rock 'n' Roll -> Meatstick -> Boogie On (08/05/11)

Quite a bit of 3.0 on here, but I LOVE the ambient stuff/soaring jams.
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Forbins1978 Reply
1) Tweezer (12/6/97)
2) Bowie > Mind LBJ> Bowie (6/18/94)
3) Piper (7/18/99)
4) Roses Are Free (4/3/98)
5) Light Up Or Leave Me Alone (12/30/99)
6) Split > Catapault (12/30/99)
7) Fluffhead > Jam (7/24/99)
8) Good Times, Bad Times (6/16/94)
9) Tweezer (11/17/97)
10) Antelope -OR- Maze (12/6/97)...can't decide...love that funk, and will never forget this show! Definitely heavily biased!
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Forbins1978 Reply
Actually meant Split > Catapult (12/31/99)...
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ColForbin Phish.net Staff Reply
ColForbin @andrewrose said:
I'd actually love to see .net do a proper poll sampling ever user than wanted to submit a ballot... give people plenty of time to assemble their picks, like 50 of them, ranked. Then they could compile a Top 100 jams of all time. Make it an annual poll. Would make for such lively ongoing discussion and debate, and could be a great resourced for people looking to discover new stuff.

Could also set some ground rules, like, only one song/jam per entry (Tweezer-> Izabella isn't a jam, for example: it's two songs with jams, and a segue in between.. but the 12/6/97 Tweezer and 12/6/97 Izabella could both be eligible individually).

How about it admins? Might make for a nice 30th anniversary project...
I'd love to see us do this, I will pass it on to the rest of the admins. Would be an awesome 30th anniversary project.
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pauly Reply
pauly How is 5-8-93 not on this list..Squirming Coil-> BigBallJam not on list?
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fluffhead108 Reply
fluffhead108 Not in any particular order, but #1 is also the all-time #1. This was fun. I strongly support some kind of interactive ranking competition to determine the community's top jams.

11.17.1997 Ghost
12.29.1997 Tube
4.03.1998 Roses Are Free
6.07.2012 Boogie On Reggae Woman
9.01.2012 Light
7.29.1998 Bathtub Gin
7.29.1997 Gumbo
10.31.1994 Reba
4.04.1998 2001
5.22.2000 Ghost
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mcgrupp81 Reply
-Ugh, off the top of my head in no particular order

7-8-94 stash
7-29-98 gin
12-30-95 hood
6-11-94 yem
12-29-94 bowie
12-31-95 mike's groove
12-14-95 foam
12-30-93 mike's groove
4-3-98 roses are free
10-24-95 antelope
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blunderpet Reply
blunderpet ok, no particular order

12-5-97 (julius--!@-$-> ;) slave(!?!). actually this is #1. the rest are in no particular order:
4-10-94 hood
12-9-97 simple
8-16-93 reba
7-2-97 stash
bomb factory simple> catapult business
alo (bouncin> ;) stash
7-11-2000 DWD
spac piper (both)
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hotdogg Reply
7/23/97 Ghost
7/29/98 Bathtub Gin
12/9/95 YEM
6/20/04 Twist
12/2/97 Mikes Groove
7/18/99 Runaway Jim
11/17/97 JBG Jam
11/17/97 Tweezer
11/26/97 2001
4/3/98 Antelope
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Autoo Reply
Bowie Valley Club 5/26/89
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DoubleM Reply
No particular order:

12/29/94 Bowie
12/30/97 AC/DC Bag
IT Ghost
9/2/12 Sand-> Ghost-> Piper
11/28/09 Seven Below
6/29/00 Drowned
Lemonwheel Bathtub Gin
4/5/98 Ya Mar
4/3/98 Roses
Wocester Jim 97
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Larry_Hood Reply
Off the top of the dome

12/9/97 Simple
12/31/93 Hood
7/29/98 Gin
7/6/98 Piper
11/23/94 Bowie
4/10/94 Hood
11/26/94 Slave
11/28/97 YEM
8/15/11 Waves-> Undermind
12/7/99 Halleys
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pell11 Reply
gotta be Yem fluff reba split slave/Guyute Mikey's/weekapaug tweezer(reprise obviously included) Disease Bathtub ghost runaway Jim Bowie honorable mention piper wolfmans Simple 4&#8419;6&#8419; free. too good for this list: lizards harpua cover roses Johnny b Goode goodtimes/loving cup crosseyed/cities last song that needs to be mentioned: icculus list of favorite songs coming soon!!
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RoxyReba8 Reply
Why does 11-4-98 melt never get any love!!!!
and 7-9-97 hood! Favorite hood intro ever..people need to expand their music collections past livephish releases.
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ItalianSpaghetti Reply
ItalianSpaghetti 8-16-97 Simple. A real soul tugger. There are better improv journeys for sure, but this one has always done it for me.
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IamHIGHdrogen Reply
IamHIGHdrogen Mikes-> Hydrogen 11/27/98
Reba 11/27/98
ya mar 11/27/98
2001 8/11/04
bozeman tweezer
Makisupa 12/14/95
Moma 2/26/03
Hood 12/28/10
Mike 8/13/93
Hampton 97 Ghost

(I cheated a little for dates)
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pikepredator Reply
pikepredator @ColForbin said:
to ignore the Vegas Piper is criminal
that vegas piper is incredible! what a Christmas present, I'd never heard it before. I can't stop listening to it.
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Beenjammin84 Reply
How to whittle 30 years down to ten jams, here's a feeble attempt, mentioning some that have to be on the list, and others that arent on alot of people's.

1) Great Went - Disease> Trey/Mike Jam
2) Cypress - Sand> Quadrophonic Toppling
3) Cypress - Rock and Roll
4) 12/30/97 - AC/DC Bag
5) 11/14/95 - Stash> Manteca> Stash
6) 11/23/97 - Bathtub Gin
7) 11/22/97 - Halley's Comet
8) 11/17/97 - Ghost
9) 12/1/95 Mike's Song> Weekapaug Groove> Mango
10) 12/29/94 David Bowie
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winterland6977 Reply
winterland6977 What about these?

7/30/97 Bowie> Cities> Bowie
10/29/98 Reba
8/19/12 C&P> Light> Sneakin Sally> C&P
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Doopes Reply
Doopes one that I can recall would be 99 Boise Gumbo jam... pretty sweet show overall and the ACDC was sick too!!!
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JezmundBezerker Reply
In no particular order...

8/5/11 RocknRoll> Meatstick> Boogie on

2/16/03 Piper> Makisupa

2/14/03 Walls of the Cave> Carini

2/28/03 Tweezer

6/20/04 Twist

6/14/00 Twist

7/4/00 Gotta Jibboo

12/31/99 Drowned> After Midnight jam

10/29/98 Reba

11/22/97 Mikes> Hydrogen> Weekapaug

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FACTSAREUSELESS Reply
Late to the party as usual, but here goes. (didn't tecnically cheat on this, but I did take a bathroom break in the middle of writing, so I confess an unfair advantage on think time as to the rules of the engagement)

In no real order...

Tweezer 2/28/03
YEM 10/31/95
Piper (Prague)
Runaway Jim 11/29/97
Bowie 2/28/03
Suzy Greenburg 9/14/00
Mike's Groove 11/22/97
Drowned 6/20/04
SOAM (Coventry)
YEM (IT, '03)
And for good measure, my list goes to 11...
C&P> Light> Sally> C&P 6/19/12
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cmg348 Reply
cmg348 I felt guilty even before beginning for everything I'm forgetting about, but, that said...

2/28/03 Tweezer
12/31/95 Mike's
06/11/94 YEM
6/19/04 Piper
11/17/97 DWD > Olivia's Pool > Johnny B. Goode > Jam (does that count?)
7/6/98 Piper
12/14/95 Tweezer > Timber > Tweezer
11/14/95 Stash > Manteca > Stash > Dog Faced Boy > Stash
9/8/88 Slave
12/30/12 DWD (why not, right? then again, it's a toss up between this and the 12/28 Tweezer)
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cmg348 Reply
cmg348 I already want to replace something on there with the 11-27-98 Weekapaug (Wipeout!), but I don't know what I'd take off...
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Dividedsky333 Reply
8/3/03 Ghost

My personal favorite.
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Velicer979 Reply
Surprised there is not more love for 08.01.1998 Alpine Tweezer, 03.01.1997 (SS&P) Mike's Groove, 07.10.1999 Camden Chalk Dust > Roggae, and the 08.16.1997 Went Simple > Odd Couple Jam. Otherwise, a consensus with most posts.
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MiguelSanchez Reply
MiguelSanchez I like this game...

12/29/95 gin
Bangor '94 tweezer
Bozeman '94 tweezer
Red rocks '95 mikes song
Creek '96 mikes
11/2/96 cross eyed
12/29/98 2001
3/13/92 antelope
Lakewood '97 ghost
Auburn hills '97 tweezer
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VanNicky75 Reply
VanNicky75 Why exactly is 1996 looked down upon? It is right between the 2 eras of 1.0, balls out rocking and the groove based funk that gave way to space. So why no love for 1996?
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