Comparing, contrasting, and ranking is a rite of fandom. We do it instinctively, compulsively, as an expression of our devotion. The staff here at Phish.net embraces it internally, and now we'd like to invite our users in on the game.
With help from our friends at Ranker, we're glad to introduce a new blog feature called Phishing Poll Thursdays, which will give you the opportunity each week to rank a list of our choice -- some serious, some not-so-serious, and some downright absurd.
We kick off today with a topic that's on everybody's tongue during this brief respite between the standard issue summer tour and the coda of Dick's: your favorite jams of summer so far. Below the fold, you'll find a self-explanatory widget where you can register your favorites, and we encourage you to defend and debate your rankings in the comments section. We've started you off with our list of serious contenders, but you can feel free to add your own if you feel we've given the short shrift to a jam you love.
Ready, set, go!
If you would like to add your own item to the list, simply click the link directly below the poll (above) and select "Add Item" above the list on the Ranker website.
Click to listen to the tracks below with the help of phishtracks.com.
Light - SPAC 7/5/13
Split Open and Melt - SPAC 7/5/13
Down With Disease - SPAC 7/7/13
Crosseyed and Painless - PNC 7/10/13
Rock & Roll - Jones Beach 7/12/13
Tweezer - Jones Beach 7/12/13
Down With Disease - MPP 7/13/13
Stash - MPP 7/14/13
Light - MPP 7/14/13
Energy - Northerly Island 7/21/13
Down With Disease - Toronto 7/22/13
David Bowie - Toronto 7/22/13
Crosseyed and Painless - The Gorge 7/26/13
Undermind - The Gorge 7/27/13
Golden Age - Lake Tahoe 7/30/13
Tweezer - Lake Tahoe 7/31/13
Seven Below - Bill Graham 8/2/13
Rock & Roll - Bill Graham 8/3/13
Runaway Jim - Bill Graham 8/4/13
Light - Bill Graham 8/4/13
Harry Hood - Hollywood Bowl 8/5/13
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March 27, 1993
25 years ago
Set 2: Buried Alive > Halley's Comet > It's Ice > Bouncing Around the Room, Chalk Dust Torture, The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Hold Your Head Up > Cracklin' Rosie > Hold Your Head Up, Poor Heart > Golgi Apparatus
 Beginning featured Trey on acoustic guitar.
 Fish on trombone.
 All Fall Down signal in intro.
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