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'Fire On the Mountain' Tease Removed!

Posted 4 months ago by phishnet - 41 comments Link: http://phi.sh/b/533ac82e

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“Fire On the Mountain” Tease Removed from Phish.net Setlist File

The Judge Decreed It, The Clerk He Wrote It

NEW YORK, NY, April 1, 2014 – In a surprise ruling that sent shockwaves throughout the Phish community, phish.net Tease Tsar Scott Marks has removed the “Fire On the Mountain” tease from the 12/31/95 “Drowned.”

“It was always a jamakinto, at best” said Marks, who exercised his omnipotence in all matters tease-related to override the established consensus. “This ‘tease’ was never solid, and if anything, it was a precursor of ‘Meatstick’, but it’s really just improvisational musicians jamming in the moment. Not everything is a ‘tease,’ brah.”

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“We’ve collectively come to our senses; our long national nightmare is finally over” said phish.net senior editor Phillip Zerbo. “This ‘tease’ was always just a pet project of Charlie Dirksen, and despite his deafness and terrible pitch, people listened to him. Those days are now in the past, and we can move forward into a Brave New World.”

Dirksen was unavailable for comment at press time, but was heard to be muttering that he would “sue those deaf asshats back to the stone-age.”

“We considered Dirksen’s range of potential responses carefully,” said Marks. “His first response will be a lawsuit, of course. But as the President of The Mockingbird Foundation he would, in essence, be suing himself, a conflict of interest even his brilliant legal mind could not possibly overcome. We’re clear. It’s done. Finally!”

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Comments

MiguelSanchez Reply
MiguelSanchez First off, this is freaking hilarious. Second, I have listened to this jam 100's of times. I have no idea where the FOTM tease is, and it's my favorite freaking dead song!!

Good call admins!!
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Fluffhead Reply
Fluffhead It's about time. @Icculus, aka KingMoron420, may Fuckerpants be the first song at your next show.
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zzyzx Phish.net Staff Reply
zzyzx FINALLY!!!!!
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AreYouKind Reply
Sounds like April Fools to me.
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forbin1 Reply
forbin1 just because it's deleted from the setlist notes doesn't mean it didn't happen...
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logansquared Reply
logansquared I was at the show, own the box set, and probably listened to it a thousand times, and have never once thought there was a fire on the mountain tease in that song
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sushigradepanda Reply
sushigradepanda but what about the Unbroken Chain tease in the Island Tour Bouncin'? what about that?!?!

WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN????????
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Bizarro_Jerry Phish.net Staff Reply
Bizarro_Jerry I prefer "Teaseslayer" as opposed to "Tease Tsar"
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Doctor_Smarty Phish.net Staff Reply
Doctor_Smarty It's a "Meatstick" tease...always has been...always will be.
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Drewbedo420 Reply
uploaded it at 420 ha
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jarpua Reply
jarpua Why has no one ever asked one of the guys when they met them?
Then at the same time, I'm not sure how Trey would answer "TREY ANASTASIO! Did you guys tease FOTM during "Drowned" on NYE in 1995?" while he is standing in line at McDonald's.
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ivy_light Reply
ivy_light Phew. Glad that's finally over.

(This is hilarious.)
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ivy_light Reply
ivy_light Seriously, I feel like the Allies just liberated Paris. When's the ticker tape parade?
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ucpete Reply
ucpete Hilarious but freaking awkward when I opened .net in the back of my meeting just now. For the record, it sounds like FotM to me (Fish's drums are key here!), but there are other teases that aren't annotated that are stronger than this one. As a late 1.0 'n00b' who wasn't at the show, I'll defer to the great and knowledgeable @Icculus on this one ;)
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HarborSeal Reply
You know, I don't think I'd ever heard such a crisp soundboard of this segment before. First time I've ever really believed the tease was there!
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braindeadr Reply
What happened to the Mystery Jam? If they were going to stop doing it, surely they would announce that. Or did they?
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Golgiappa789 Reply
Golgiappa789 Well my speakers at work almost just blew out because I'm not used to loading this page and having jams immediately on haha. Maybe, just maybe, there was about less then 1 second where it might have sounded like FOTM? but I don't think so. drums and bass sorta mesh for a second or two.
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ledzepmaster Reply
ledzepmaster Never should have been there to begin with.
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conormac Reply
http://www.phishtracks.com/#shows/1995-12-31/drowned "tease" starts at 11:51 when Fishman drops back into the steady beat. Sounds to me like thw bands noticeds that they were playing it and opted not to "Tease it," and simply abandoned it for Lizards a mere 30 secojnds later. In my opinion, a true tease would have gotten more "buy-in" from the band, and, in turn, the audience. The FOTM lick is played, then abandoned, not "Teased."
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mattsox94 Reply
mattsox94 Thank God
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Fluffyfluffyhead Reply
Fluffyfluffyhead S#it! Nice one! the volume was cranked up. You got me!
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mgh2001 Reply
mgh2001 Those of you who "hear" it, start doing critical listening practice and exercises.

This is not an argument, it's a musical fact. A tease is a quote, at no point is FOTM melody quoted, it's similar in rhythm and melodic feel, but it's definitely not FOTM.

I don't know what else to say, no musician or musicologist with an education will suggest there is a FOTM tease.
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dscott Reply
@conormac said:
http://www.phishtracks.com/#shows/1995-12-31/drowned "tease" starts at 11:51 when Fishman drops back into the steady beat. Sounds to me like thw bands noticeds that they were playing it and opted not to "Tease it," and simply abandoned it for Lizards a mere 30 secojnds later. In my opinion, a true tease would have gotten more "buy-in" from the band, and, in turn, the audience. The FOTM lick is played, then abandoned, not "Teased."
That's where the very brief teaselet is abandoned. From ~11:45-11:51, Gordeaux plays the FOTM bass riff about 1 1/2 times. There is no denying that he plays it note-for-note once through, and then he starts the riff again but abandons it as Fishman settles into a new rhythm. The bass riff follows a few bars of Trey soloing that loosely matches the feel of FOTM. That context makes it seem like an intentional mini-tease, but whether or not it was deliberate is anyone's guess.
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jarpua Reply
jarpua @mgh2001 said:
Those of you who "hear" it, start doing critical listening practice and exercises.

This is not an argument, it's a musical fact. A tease is a quote, at no point is FOTM melody quoted, it's similar in rhythm and melodic feel, but it's definitely not FOTM.

I don't know what else to say, no musician or musicologist with an education will suggest there is a FOTM tease.

Dr.@mgh2001 is in the building.
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tweezer Phish.net Staff Reply
tweezer Two goats...
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Slothberries Reply
Slothberries @forbin1 said:
just because it's deleted from the setlist notes doesn't mean it didn't happen...
it didnt happen.

good riddance
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CraigSKnowlton Reply
CraigSKnowlton This is the proper move. I wish the tease was there, but it's not.
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deBebbler Reply
deBebbler Now I can go off my hunger strike.

::calls for take-out::
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whrdina Reply
whrdina If someone teases in the forest and there's no one there to hear it - was there a tease?
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spencur6 Reply
spencur6 Hey guys. Its still there lol.
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FACTSAREUSELESS Reply
This is hilarious. I am deafer than all of you perhaps, but speaking of teases not recognized, there is an obvious tease of Cold Rain and Snow at the end of Rock&Roll during the 20th Anniversary show in Boston, but is not listed in the notes.

What about that, huh?
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unoclay Reply
unoclay Funny article. Now when will these power brokers decide it's acceptable to add audience Woos to 2013 setlists?

See you in 19 years
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FACTSAREUSELESS Reply
@unoclay said:
Funny article. Now when will these power brokers decide it's acceptable to add audience Woos to 2013 setlists?

See you in 19 years
my favorite comment of the thread
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12ozMouse Reply
12ozMouse I hear a hint of the so-called tease at around 11:42 - 11:51. I think it's more serendipity than anything else. Page sets the tone but abandons it after a couple seconds. My guess is that they weren't even thinking FOTM but it just happened with some natural jam progression and a little chance. It's "there" but I don't think it was at all intended.
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mgh2001 Reply
mgh2001 So I was flagged for posting a fact?

Jesus, are we christian now?
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standinonthemntsinthemist Reply
standinonthemntsinthemist What is up with --30--? referencing the finality of the decision with the title of the last episode of the wire? And I second wanting to know what's up with mystery jam...
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