Ambient Alarm Clock
Today we’re adding a new weekly feature to the site, Ambient Alarm Clock. As many of you know, this was the name of Trey’s radio program at UVM back in the 80′s. The basic idea is to select some great jams for you to throw on every Monday, to help ease you into the week. There’s nothing like throwing on a nice spacey jam while the sun comes up, and you get your day started.
If you have any suggestions or requests, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the future we’ll throw in music other than Phish, but with all the Festival 8 hype right now, it’s hard to listen to anything else. Unfortunately, I had very little time to put this together, so I quickly made some picks and added them. Consider this an abbreviated version. Today’s picks take a trip through the spacey grooves of ’99, a time in which the band pushed ambient psychedelia to an entirely new level. But first, we start off with a clip of Trey DJing on WENT Radio. I hope you enjoy.
Trey plays DJ Krush/DJ Coldcut on WENT Radio
“Bathtub Gin>Simple” 12.7.99
“Bug>My Left Toe” 6.30.99
As was promised last week, we will continue providing downloads of Phish’s past festivals in the run up to 8. Here’s day 2 of the Clifford Ball.
DOWNLOAD 1996.8.17 The Clifford Ball, Plattsburgh Air Force Base, Plattsburgh, NY [SBD]
Set 1: The Old Home Place, Punch You In the Eye, Reba > Cars Trucks Buses, The Lizards, Sample in a Jar, Taste, Fee -> Maze, Suzy Greenberg
Set 2: The Curtain, Runaway Jim, It’s Ice, Brother, Fluffhead, Run Like an Antelope, Golgi Apparatus, Slave to the Traffic Light
Set 3: Wilson, Frankenstein, Scent of a Mule, Tweezer, A Day in the Life, Possum > Tweezer Reprise
Notes: This was the second show of The Clifford Ball festival. Before the second set, Trey paid tribute to Aaron Stein of Syracuse, who was front row center for every show of the tour. The first Brother since August 2, 1993 (257 shows) featured Ben and Jerry on guest vocals. Wilson included a Heartbreaker tease. Antelope featured a female acrobat twirling in the rigging, suspended above the stage in a circus-like fashion. Scent of a Mule featured a Page/Fishman duel instead of the typical Page/Trey duel. Tweezer had big trampolines on each side of the stage and more circus shenanigans. A stunt plane circled overhead during Tweezer Reprise and Harpua. Harpua was unfinished; it was completed on August 16, 1997 at The Great Went.
(Setlist courtesy of Phish.net)