December 9, 2009

The Number Line: The Covers

Each day this week we’ll share a new installment of our geekiest column, The Number Line, where we analyze the setlists from Phish’s recently completed Fall Tour. On Monday we examined the Fall Tour one-timers and yesterday we looked at the songs played on the tour by studio album. Today, we’ll look at the covers the quartet performed on the 13-show run.

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[Photo by Adam Kaufman]

187 – Show Gap From Last Peaches Until MSG1 [via m.phish.net]
39 – Total Instances of a Cover Being Performed on Fall Tour
31 – Different Covers Performed At Least Once on Fall Tour
25 – Total Covers Played Only One Time on Fall Tour (doesn’t include Crimes)
16:52 – Length of Longest Cover According to LivePhish (Cincy Rock & Roll)
8 – Shows With Cover Song Encores (12/5, 12/4, 12/2, 11/29, 11/27, 11/25, 11/24, 11/22)
8 – Songs From Albums Phish Covered on Halloween Performed on Fall Tour (Torn & Frayed, Sweet Virginia, Shine a Light, Loving Cup, Drowned, Rock and Roll, Cool It Down, Oh! Sweet Nuthin’)

READ ON for more Phish Fall Tour Stats geekery…

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Last Week’s Sauce: Nov. 30th – Dec. 6th

Last Week’s Sauce features recordings of shows from the previous week.

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[Thanks to tgakidis for this week’s photo]

Artist & Title: Derek Trucks Band – Young Funk
Date & Venue: 2009-12-03 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA
Taper & Show Download: mrsoul

The Derek Trucks Band put on a special show down in Atlanta, welcoming a slew of guests to the stage, including: Susan Tedeschi, Jeff Sipe, and Col. Bruce Hampton amongst others. This track, which comes off DTB’s 1998 album Out Of The Madness, features Jimmy Herring on additional guitar. The Trucks/Herring combination is one for the ages, I’ve seen these two go at it in Phil Lesh & Friends as well as the Allman Brothers Band. Derek and the band play tomorrow night at Skirball Center For The Performing Arts.

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READ ON after the jump for more stellar tracks from Mountain Goats, Phish, Ryan Montbleau Band and Steve Kimock’s Crazy Engine…

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Furthur @ Hammerstein: Night One Setlist

The Phil Lesh / Bob Weir-led Furthur kicked off a quick jaunt through the Tri-State Region last night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City where they played the

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Pretty Lights Plan Year End Show

Pretty Lights plan to close out the year a day early with a special show on December 30th in Atlanta, GA.  Tickets for the King Plow Art Center show are

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She & Him Are Back For Round 2

She & Him will release their sophomore album, Volume Two, on March 23rd, 2010 via Merge Records.  Written by Zooey Deschanel (She) and produced by M. Ward (Him), Volume Two

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The Kris Special

Tours, art and boys aside, this Southern California band wants to chill in your living room. When I met Nick Schutz last year, I never knew he was in a band.  The night before our date, he was en route to the Knitting Factory in Hollywood for business matters. I asked him what his band sounded like.

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