Rock and Roll

, comment by moephan
moephan jamchart description needs to be changed

this rock and roll takes you on a journey from rock> ambient trance> and back. it perfectly represents what phish was trying to accomplish in '99. personally, my favorite song of the night
, comment by Pinhead_Larry
Pinhead_Larry Agree with @sstevee00 on this one. This jam can get repetitive, but it's repetitive in a "funk dance party" sense (first 15 or so minutes), and then the band breaks into a multi-layer, subtle, 2 am, quiet-yet-gripping type jam that is a definite precursor to the sound of Fukuoka just 6 months later.

The upbeat jam near the end is a nice Confucian-like contrast to the aforementioned section. Phish has a way of being able to change the mood of a jam before you even realize what's happening, and I think this Rock n' Roll is a great example of that.
, comment by sstevee00
sstevee00 This description does a HUGE disservice to one of 12/31/99's biggest highlights. The "Type I" section is far from "repetitive" and the following beautiful, otherworldly soundscape they create following it is far from "dull".

We have the best of both worlds: an absolutely punishing, face-melting hard rock section complete with ska-like chords and enough cowbell to make Christopher Walken proud. The band then seamlessly transitions to an ethereal, hypnotic soundscape that transports you into a time warp that drops you off into a Japanese tea garden from another dimension. The "high quality" groove that follows slowly lands the musical space ship down to earth and is just the icing on the cake to this improvisational monolith.

Check this jam out, you will NOT be disappointed, especially if you wish Phish played every show like Fukuoka.
 

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