Jam Chart for Timber (Jerry The Mule) (33 entries)

Date Song City Timing Notes
1987-04-29 Timber Ho Burlington, VT 7:15 Debut. First version includes a four minute jam before the final verse with that familiar dark vibe to it.
1987-08-29 Timber Ho South Burlington, VT 9:36 Strong early version. Some serious Trey raging on this one.
1987-09-02 Timber Ho Burlington, VT 8:22 Fierce playing by Trey on this intense version. Don't be fooled by the early date - this is an awesome version.
1987-11-19 Timber Ho Burlington, VT 7:20 Soaring guitar soloing by Trey. Recording quality is quite good for the period.
1988-02-07 Timber Ho Burlington, VT 7:48 Frenetic high-paced playing by all. Fish is great keeping chaos in check.
1988-06-15 Timber Ho Burlington, VT 8:58 With a slowed tempo, this "mellow" version still packs all dissonance, albeit more patiently.
1988-07-30 Timber Ho Telluride, CO 11:19 Band jams out in customary fashion, then breaks into a second, more upbeat jam coming out of the first groove. An excellent recording of this is available from LivePhish on the Colorado '88 release.
1989-12-08 Timber Ho Poultney, VT 6:23 An unbelievable amount of tension and dissonance packed into a demented six-plus minutes of Phish.
1990-06-16 Timber Ho Townshend, VT 6:46 Incredible Trey. And Page's keys lend added menace to this tense and harrowing early masterpiece. This Mule bites with a vengeance!
1992-12-30 Timber Ho Springfield, MA 5:17 -> in from "David Bowie." The only performance between 1990 and 1995 is sandwiched inside a solid "Bowie." This fine "Timber" packs the usual Trey shredding, great Fish and strong Page and Mike. > to "Bowie."
1995-11-25 Timber Ho Hampton, VA 8:03 Set II opener. Stretched-out, multi-faceted psychedelic jam that includes "Mind Left Body"-like jamming from 2:47 - 3:21. Jam has an eerie, quiet, mid section, then regains power. Extremely dissonant. Transition to "Kung."
1995-11-29 Timber Ho Nashville, TN 8:31 Set II opener. Unusual intro. Intense with ferocious percussion. Page jumps to the B-3 briefly to provide an unusual and chilling effect. Multiple movements in this incredible, jarring jam that will rattle your skull. > to "Sparkle."
1995-12-04 Timber Ho Amherst, MA 7:04 Set II opener. Another typically strong '95 version that will fry your brain. Dissonance reigns supreme. > to "Sparkle."
1995-12-09 Timber Ho Albany, NY 7:00 Set II opener. Overshadowed by the huge "YEM" later in the set, this version is dark and twisted, an impressive and musical "wall" of sound, but is also very well played.
1995-12-14 Timber Ho Binghamton, NY 4:58 Awesome -> in from a serious "Tweezer", the jam is typical high quality '95 "Timber" fare, followed by another fantastic -> back to "Tweezer."
1995-12-28 Timber Ho Worcester, MA 7:38 Set II opener. The jam has an even more dark and ominous feel than most versions. Fish's playing is fantastic.
1996-08-12 Timber Ho Noblesville, IN 7:39 Set II opener. Excellent Deer Creek version with nice Fish and Page contributions. Transition to "Sparkle" once again.
1997-07-01 Timber Ho Amsterdam, Netherlands 8:15 An extremely well-played version kicks off the second set of very popular and highly rated show.
1997-07-26 Timber Ho Austin, TX 16:47 Bob Gullotti on a second drum set. Set II opener takes the typical "Timber" jam, extends it and cools it down a bit to a more mellow groove while maintaining a good rhythmic pulse. Never loses the dark "Timber" vibe.
1997-11-16 Timber Ho Denver, CO 16:17 Long intro to this big Set II opener featuring a jam that begins in typical "Timber" style, then shifts to delicate and serene major mode playing in the final minutes. Unfinished with a -> to "Simple."
1997-11-28 Timber Ho Worcester, MA 12:47 Although it sticks with the "Timber" theme throughout, this is an excellent, well-played version. High quality SBD available on the "Spreadsheet."
1997-12-07 Timber Ho Dayton, OH 9:12 "Timber" opens Set II for the 5th consecutive time in as many appearances. This excellent version has a slightly less dark and somber vibe than most and is an almost upbeat, contemplative piece.
1997-12-09 Timber Ho State College, PA 7:44 Segue -> in from a 30 minute "Simple," this version restores the jam to its typical place of darkness, and has an almost '95 psychedelic feel to it, with Fish kicking the percussion into heavier action.
1998-11-28 Timber Ho Worcester, MA 9:38 Much different than its '95 and '97 brethren, the jam in this version has that '98 swirly, ethereal tone, and Trey's guitar is far less shrill and dominant than in most earlier versions. Very well-played, especially by Page.
1999-07-17 Timber Ho Volney, NY 9:58 Even further removed from the typical "Timber" jam than the '98 offering, this version is quite subdued and passively brooding. It gains momentum and power, but has none of the fury of earlier years. A high quality version nonetheless.
2000-07-14 Timber Ho Columbus, OH 8:07 More similar to pre-'97 versions with driving percussion and intense guitar work. A raging storm.
2000-09-30 Timber Ho Las Vegas, NV 7:49 Big contrast to the 7/14/00 version as this jam has a more eerie, morose sentiment. An ominous cloud.
2003-07-29 Timber Ho Burgettstown, PA 7:45 Great segue -> in from "Fee." This is one angry mule! Packs all the rage of the earliest versions. At 5:25, almost breaks free from "Timber" proper, but shortly returns to the fold.
2004-06-24 Timber Ho Noblesville, IN 9:29 A stormy and intense version in which Trey and Fish take the mule for an extended ride.
2009-11-27 Timber Ho Albany, NY 6:49 Shorter, yes, but it's well-played and packs a lot of the punch that older versions did. This is what "Timber" is supposed to sound like.
2011-06-15 Timber Ho Alpharetta, GA 6:40 The band powers through this version with added verve and tenacity. Trey's intense playing is particularly on-point, the jam arriving at a bona fide peak before boiling over and cooling down.
2017-07-21 Timber Ho New York, NY 8:29 Unusual take. Unlike 11/16/97, which also features play that begins in traditional "Timber" style - before shifting to major mode play - here (just after the 4:00 mark) the move is neither delicate nor serene but, rather, is driven and forceful, so providing the foundation for the version's spirited conclusion.
2018-07-28 Timber Ho Inglewood, CA 7:31 Drawing from the "Baker's Dozen" recipe - including sprinkles of "There is a Mountain" teasing (3:30) - the band again departs from the song's usual dark undertones to deliver a spirited, and slightly brighter take on the White/Gary classic.
Jam chart versions are selected because of improvisational and other characteristics that distinguish these from typical versions of the song.
The jam chart team has highlighted some versions with a yellow background; these are the versions the team believes to be especially improvisational, or otherwise notable.
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