Monday 03/07/2016 by Dog_Faced_Boy

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 214

Welcome to the 214th edition of the Mystery Jam Monday. My good friend Pete had to run off to Florida last minute, and asked me to step into the void. Unfortunately I don't think Pete will be catching the Orlando Stash on this trip, but perhaps he can introduce his kids to the Chilling Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House, since I'm pretty sure the original 1964 record album was published by Disney Records. Anyway have fun Pete, and good luck everyone: The winner will receive an MP3 code good for a free download of any show, courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery jam clip. Each person gets one guess per day, with the second “day” starting after I post the hint. A hint will be posted on Tuesday if necessary, with the answer to follow on Wednesday. Enjoy!

Update March 8: And... the referee throws out the yellow flag. We have a couple of technical defaults at play here. The MJM Jury has deliberated, and decided that the fairest course is to call MJM 214 a draw and double the prize for MJM 215. At issue are 1) @sirhotpants correctly guessing the right song, but incorrect version, and then posting a giveaway hint to all others after realizing his mistake; 2) @VanNicky75 picked up on @sirhotpants's clue, but technically, he had already submitted his guess for the day (Tahoe Tweezer, which, while it may have been in jest, is a guess nonetheless). Pete and I are NOT counting this as a win for the blog, as the 8/21/87 McGrupp was correctly identified by the users. But it's not being counted as a loss either. It's simply not being counted. Next week's winner will receive two free download codes.

Guys and Gals - We just want to remind you all of a couple of fairly simple rules: 1) you get one guess per day; day 2 begins AFTER a hint is posted; and 2) if you figure out the answer after you make a guess, please don't spoil it by posting something that gives the answer away to others, like the case this week. That's it. MJM 215 will be back as usual next week. Thanks again to Pete for letting me host. I had fun watching many you try to tree a Possum that wasn't there.

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Comments

, comment by HoodPeAk
HoodPeAk 07/10/99 CDT
, comment by andrewrose
andrewrose Sounds like a 1990 Possum but I don't have time to dig. Someone will!
, comment by Dadstaches
Dadstaches 6/20/95 Cuyahoga CDT
, comment by FunkyCFunkyDo
FunkyCFunkyDo @HoodPeAk said:
07/10/99 CDT
For the love of... can someone get this guy a copy of 7.10.99 please?!
, comment by stevemott
stevemott 2/1/91 Chalkdust
, comment by tek9rifleskills
tek9rifleskills 2-7-89 possum
, comment by CadillacRainb0ws
CadillacRainb0ws 10/30/90 possum
, comment by likeaghost
likeaghost 3/6/87 - Hood
, comment by beerphish
beerphish 10/31/1990 Possum
, comment by ShowOfMYFE
ShowOfMYFE 2.23.90 Possum
, comment by Bob_Loblaw
Bob_Loblaw Hey Dog Face Boy. Thanks for making me spend an hour digging through pre 91 possums and coming up with nothing. It's not like possum was played that much back then.
, comment by hmatt22
hmatt22 3/23/91 Possum
, comment by Lee_Fordham
Lee_Fordham Possum Feb 7 1989
, comment by Purplecobras
Purplecobras Lushington 4/29/1987
, comment by MiguelSanchez
MiguelSanchez What a delightfully dick'ish MMJ.
, comment by bushwood_a_dump
bushwood_a_dump No Kidding MiguelSanchez

Doesn't have the turnaround for Possum, and the overall band/gear sound is too early for CDT...
, comment by 12_29_97_4eva
12_29_97_4eva @MiguelSanchez said:
What a delightfully dick'ish MMJ.
Couldn't have set it better, much as I love ucpete :)

My first thought was Lushington, but immediately replaced by "early Chalkdust." Sadly, my knowledge of early Phish is subpar and my layover isn't longer for me to fish around.
, comment by 12_29_97_4eva
12_29_97_4eva @bushwood_a_dump said:
No Kidding MiguelSanchez

Doesn't have the turnaround for Possum, and the overall band/gear sound is too early for CDT...
That was my conclusion after listening to the first CDT. The sound in the clip is too immature (I don't mean that in a bad way) to be from 1991. Gotta be earlier. But hey, you never know.
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @Bob_Loblaw said:
Hey Dog Face Boy. Thanks for making me spend an hour digging through pre 91 possums and coming up with nothing. It's not like possum was played that much back then.
Only an hour spent on MJM? Filthy casual...
, comment by zipriderson
zipriderson @12_29_97_4eva said:
@bushwood_a_dump said:
No Kidding MiguelSanchez

Doesn't have the turnaround for Possum, and the overall band/gear sound is too early for CDT...
That was my conclusion after listening to the first CDT. The sound in the clip is too immature (I don't mean that in a bad way) to be from 1991. Gotta be earlier. But hey, you never know.
It sounds like Page is on the electric piano, and has some organ going too. When did he add these to his rig?
, comment by The_Real_Prince_Caspian
The_Real_Prince_Caspian 3/20/92 Possum
, comment by funkbeard
funkbeard Yes. It does sound chalkdustish, but undefined. Possum-like, and also undefined. Which got me thinking... most likely an early Bowie jam. Noisy.
, comment by negativeseven
negativeseven 6/30/89 Possum
, comment by Phart_Door
Phart_Door I know this is wrong, but 5/17/92 Possum.
, comment by Thisrozeisntfree
Thisrozeisntfree Have listened to it in a while but 12-7-97 possum has enough peaks where it could be that so 12-7-97 possum
, comment by bcc88
bcc88 10/28/91 Whipping Post
, comment by mcgrupp81
mcgrupp81 @bcc88 said:
10/28/91 Whipping Post
What's funny about that Whipping Post "jam" is that it would probably agitate and stump more than this week's jam.

And what's funny about this week's jam is that I typed in "Phish sounds like Possum" into a search engine and one of the first results was a link to the @andrewrose comment above.

@ucpete send me a PM when you get the chance because I've got a guest jam for you to spin.
, comment by Hugh_Mongus
Hugh_Mongus AC/DC Bag - 8/10/87
, comment by makisupaman
makisupaman Possum 03/28/93 Arcata, CA
, comment by The__Van
The__Van Tahoe Tweezer
, comment by tubescreamer
tubescreamer They were really channeling Truckin' for the first few seconds there
, comment by 10mileride
10mileride Possum 9/8/88
, comment by Choda
Choda Nobody should be flagged on a mjm comment.

::but ridicule is cool::
, comment by sirhotpants
sirhotpants McGrupp 5/3/85
, comment by sirhotpants
sirhotpants Oops, I think I'm off by 2 years
, comment by The__Van
The__Van McGrupp 8/21/1987 Hebron, NY
, comment by CadillacRainb0ws
CadillacRainb0ws @The__Van said:
McGrupp 8/21/1987 Hebron, NY
Wow, good job. I was way off on this one...however, didnt you guess already?
, comment by hai_hatto
hai_hatto What is McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters 08/21/87?
, comment by andrewrose
andrewrose A jam from Ian's Farm should not have taken that long.
, comment by WayIFeel
WayIFeel @CadillacRainb0ws said:
@The__Van said:
McGrupp 8/21/1987 Hebron, NY
Wow, good job. I was way off on this one...however, didnt you guess already?
A second guess before the hint? This might be a first in MJM History!
, comment by Phunky_Mango
Phunky_Mango 7/28/93 Chalkdust???
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @WayIFeel said:
@CadillacRainb0ws said:
@The__Van said:
McGrupp 8/21/1987 Hebron, NY
Wow, good job. I was way off on this one...however, didnt you guess already?
A second guess before the hint? This might be a first in MJM History!
http://blog.phish.net/1341196570/mystery-jam-monday-part-104
, comment by WayIFeel
WayIFeel @ucpete said:
@WayIFeel said:
@CadillacRainb0ws said:
@The__Van said:
McGrupp 8/21/1987 Hebron, NY
Wow, good job. I was way off on this one...however, didnt you guess already?
A second guess before the hint? This might be a first in MJM History!
http://blog.phish.net/1341196570/mystery-jam-monday-part-104
Went through that thread. Never seen so many minus thumbs before in a thread. Thanks for clarifying that one for me.
, comment by Phart_Door
Phart_Door So which Possum is it?
, comment by The__Van
The__Van @WayIFeel said: "@ucpete said: "@WayIFeel said: "@CadillacRainb0ws said: "@The__Van said: "McGrupp 8/21/1987 Hebron, NY" Wow, good job. I was way off on this one...however, didnt you guess already?"

A second guess before the hint? This might be a first in MJM History!
"

http://blog.phish.net/1341196570/mystery-jam-monday-part-104
"

Well... I don't want that kind of reputation so my bad! I got excited and jumped the gun. Good luck to next week's winner!

Went through that thread. Never seen so many minus thumbs before in a thread. Thanks for clarifying that one for me.
"
, comment by mcgrupp81
mcgrupp81 I was reading the Pharmer's Almanac yesterday after listening to this clip and I ran into the 8/21/87 show and said to myself that it would be embarrasing if a show listed as one of the top 25 shows in Phish 1.0 didn't have a jam from it identified by MJM participants. I can still remember one of my college buddies who got me into Phish had this in his tape collection and lent it to me. People today would be shitting themselves if they got a Dog Log opener followed by that setlist.
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @The__Van (and @sirhotpants): Don't worry, we know that these were honest mistakes. We'll just all take a mulligan on this one and take this as a reminder to follow the rules carefully so that the Blog can properly award codes to the true winner each week, and so that we're sure the winner was the one who found the answer first, on their own. We had considered other options here, e.g. awarding two codes, giving the code to @hai_hatto (whose first guess was the correct answer), etc. It was a tough call as there was no clear winner, so in the end we felt the fairest thing to do was to nullify the whole thing and give away two codes next week. I trust everyone understands that logic and is cool with that; if not, feel free to shoot either DFB or me a PM to discuss.
, comment by sirhotpants
sirhotpants Hey y'all- Really sorry for the botched spoiler this morning. Haven't gotten an MJM yet and only rarely put up a guess. Today I was checking it out over the morning cereal and realized nobody had said McGrupp, which had some out-there buildups but I recognized the chord voicing and era from that. I read @mcgrupp81's comments and shot in the dark I put the '85 McGrupp > Whipping Post. Then had a bout of serious l'esprit d'escalier as I was closing the window, posted the second guess, and...
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