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Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: Itsnotanexperience on April 26, 2005, 08:34:25 AM
Okay, so aliens abduct you, and before leaving for their world
w/ you in tow they say, "look, we'll let you
take some music, but you can only take phish music, and you
can only take albums/shows released in 3 specific years - you
can take as many shows from those three years, but ONLY, those
three years........"

So you can have every show from 3 specific years in Phish's career....
which three?

(yeah, I realize this is a really lame scenario, but i'm hopped up on
3 cups of coffee, and the thought crossed my mind this morning - not
aliens, but ways for me to trim up my harddrive - i asked myself the
question, what if i just chose 3 years?  of course, in the end, i decided
i just need more HD space)

1994
1995
1997
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: Guyute on April 26, 2005, 09:44:43 AM
I like 94 and 97, I might actually go 96 insstead of 95 for things like the New Years Run.

Maybe its because I was listening to 12-31-96 on the commute this morning
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: rowjimmy on April 26, 2005, 09:49:37 AM
do the aliens have any lsd? cos that might affect my decision.
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: emperor_brian on April 26, 2005, 10:18:33 AM
Oh, that's easy!

1993
1994
1995

baby  :wink:

I'd be sad to miss things like all the Festivals, the later Halloweens (and Dark Side show), great 1997 Cow Funk, and some excellent later shows I saw in person...as well as earlier gems like 8/21/87, 5/26/89, the 11/16/91 YEM and the 3/13/92 Antelope craziness...

But those'd definitely be my choices, being the 93-95 snob that I am. These years, to me, still seem to have the best balance, by far, of every aspect I love of Phish. Even some things that some would argue didn't come about till later, like funky or ambient/spacey styles are there at times. They're just not as omnipresent as they later would be.

Not intended in any way to crack on other years...as I said, there'd be some things I'd miss a lot...but in the end, I'd know I made the right choice.

Choosing only TWO, on the other hand...let alone ONE...would be a nightmare  :wink:
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: jedifunk on April 26, 2005, 10:29:32 AM
i'd tell them that i only need 1997... ;)
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: Itsnotanexperience on April 26, 2005, 10:31:13 AM
no doubt - i'd miss '93, summer '98, winter '99, and
6/30/00........
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: jedifunk on April 26, 2005, 10:36:42 AM
lol, you've really grabbed ahold of that 6/30/00 show since my 'awakening' story havent you!  glad though, for sure its a great one!
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: mikesgroovin56 on April 26, 2005, 01:09:33 PM
1997
1998
2000
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: Itsnotanexperience on April 26, 2005, 01:27:13 PM
yeah dude......that second set's been getting heavy airplay
since your story - it's funny b/c that halley's jam isn't anything
special - it's so sparse in its texture.......but it's quickly becoming
one of my all-time favorite jams........it's just got that flow that i love
so much - it's sick:)   and the mango jam, the twist..........yeah dude,
thanks for the hookup on that one:)
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: mopper_smurf on April 26, 2005, 03:41:48 PM
1992
1995
1997

Damn, that means I won't able to listen to my first show in 1996.
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: kitaki on April 26, 2005, 05:31:54 PM
1996
1997
1998
after that the aliens would be so hooked on phish that they would send me back for
1995
1999
2000
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: Itsnotanexperience on April 26, 2005, 05:34:45 PM
well, in that case - they'd send me back for:

'93
'99
'00
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: August on April 26, 2005, 05:39:54 PM
if they sent me back, i would split with their $50 they gave me to score.aug.
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: VA $l!m on April 26, 2005, 08:18:54 PM
Quote from: rowjimmy
do the aliens have any lsd? cos that might affect my decision.


assuming the aliens have evolved beyond the need for any chemical enhancement...
94,97,98.
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: Fluffhead1224 on April 26, 2005, 09:39:02 PM
94
95
97

6/30/00 was my first show :)
My first post here, thanks for all the 1995 shows!! (and the rest)
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: susep on April 28, 2005, 04:19:40 PM
1996>because in the Fall the funk began to reveal itself
1997>comparable to the Dead's '72(their absolute peak).
2003>Amazing Feb. and Summer tours(this is why I was so shocked to hear that they were done because these 2 tours were so amazing).
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: Itsnotanexperience on April 28, 2005, 04:25:15 PM
ouch susep73 - you know we'll get shot for this........but how
can you place '72 over May '1977?    Just curious - '72 was great,
but doesn't do jack for me compared to '77..........but hey - to each
his own:)
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: VA $l!m on April 28, 2005, 04:42:19 PM
gotta chime in here...(quickly, once)
72.(end of story)i like77 just as much as the next guy,but...72.
if you want the full arguement pm me ...
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: Itsnotanexperience on April 28, 2005, 04:48:59 PM
i may do that, but i have one word for both of you:  Q-tron:)

truth be told, i'm not a big enoug head to argue one way of the other,
but i definitely love the may '77s i have, and could care less about the
'72s.........but again, i don't really feel qualified to argue my point....i just
always loved jerry's sound w/ the envelope magic of the Q-tron.........

and jedifunk will kill us if we continue down this path - please PM me though,
i'd love to hear your argument!!!

take care
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: VA $l!m on April 28, 2005, 04:56:15 PM
give me 5 hrs w/ this jedi character and a few 79 funky brent shows
and if i can't turn him to the good side of the force...well maybe then we're all doomed :wink:
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: Itsnotanexperience on April 28, 2005, 05:07:34 PM
PM me dude
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: CRAZYED on April 28, 2005, 05:26:49 PM
95, 97, 98 and i'd convienently mislable Big Cypress to smuggle it along like a good wook.
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: jedifunk on April 28, 2005, 05:42:17 PM
are u guys afraid of the dark lord of the sith???  lol ;)

no worries, feel free to discuss in the open.  its really when people try to compare the 2 bands that i have a problem.  (like i said its apples to oranges)
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: jephrey on April 28, 2005, 05:47:31 PM
97
98
00 (this includes everything after midnight on NYE :wink:)

If I got sent back for more
96
99
04

Gotta have some post hiatus in there
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: birdman on April 28, 2005, 08:05:45 PM
1994
1995
1997
 BTW comparing 72 Dead to 77 is like trying to size up 95 vs. 97 Phish...apples and oranges people, but Ill take 72 anyday...what can I say I like apples
Title: Pick 3 and only 3
Post by: Itsnotanexperience on April 28, 2005, 08:34:56 PM
nope - it's the same fruit..........'95 phish and '97 phish are comparable
b/c they're the same band........it's like saying i can't compare the born
again christian to the axe murderer........they're the same person, therefore,
comparable...........comparing phish to the dead - THAT's apples to oranges.

having said that - i appreciate the true heads' opinions........but '77 dead
does it for me, and '72 does not usually do it for me..........but that's me.