Monday 03/29/2021 by ucpete

MYSTERY JAM MONDAY PART 458

Welcome to the 458th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the final and most difficult puzzle of March. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of all three mystery clips. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I'll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Stay safe!

Hint:

Answer: Congrats to @sumac22 on going back-to-back for the second time in the last eight MJMs! This time he cracked one of the hardest puzzles in recent memory, following the pyramid (and some helpful comments) to the 9/29/99 show, which features a first set where all but one song is in the key of D, just like the songs from this week's clips: 11/30/97 "Free > Jam," 8/2/17 "Taste," and 7/2/95 "Runaway Jim." Next week the difficulty will reset to EASY, as MJM kicks off another month on the path to MJM500.

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Comments

, comment by justino
justino Great picks!
, comment by sumac22
sumac22 That second one's gonna be the death of me. It sounds SO familiar.
, comment by ChemistryChris
ChemistryChris @sumac22 said:
That second one's gonna be the death of me. It sounds SO familiar.
Yeah I had the second immediately. It's the first one that's killing me...
, comment by Zands
Zands I love the sound Trey has going on in those first two
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @Zands said:
I love the sound Trey has going on in those first two
yeah! while I'm not a huge fan of him riding the whammy, it sounds super cool when he uses it as an octave pedal
, comment by My_Powerful_Mind
My_Powerful_Mind @ChemistryChris said:
@sumac22 said:
That second one's gonna be the death of me. It sounds SO familiar.
Yeah I had the second immediately. It's the first one that's killing me...
I have the opposite problem. Got #1 right away and clueless on other 2!
, comment by RollinInMyGrego
RollinInMyGrego @MY_POWERFUL_MIND if you want to send me #1, and @CHEMISTRYCHRIS you send me #2, I can work on #3
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @RollinInMyGrego said:
@MY_POWERFUL_MIND if you want to send me #1, and @CHEMISTRYCHRIS you send me #2, I can work on #3
that's not how this works brah
, comment by experiencechuck
experiencechuck “solving” that MMJ like:

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, comment by ucpete
ucpete anyone ever read setlist notes?

asking for a friend
, comment by Ry_storm
Ry_storm The hint has not helped me in the slightest and I'm really disappointed in myself that I don't know clip #2
, comment by ucpete
ucpete This one is legitimately difficult but I’m surprised no one has gone from the picture to the relevant setlist notes to crack the theme

Or maybe folks have figured out the theme and the clips are just too hard?
, comment by ChemistryChris
ChemistryChris @ucpete said:
This one is legitimately difficult but I’m surprised no one has gone from the picture to the relevant setlist notes to crack the theme

Or maybe folks have figured out the theme and the clips are just too hard?
That second thing you said...
, comment by sumac22
sumac22 11/30/97 Free > Jam
8/2/17 Taste
7/2/95 Runaway Jim
, comment by RollinInMyGrego
RollinInMyGrego Maybe because there are like 5 different possible themes in the setlist notes? (Please don’t downvote me again—it was only a joke. I didn’t actually think someone was going to send me the answers)
, comment by ChemistryChris
ChemistryChris @sumac22 said:
11/30/97 Free > Jam
8/2/17 Taste
7/2/95 Runaway Jim
Damn - nice work!

I'd have never gotten that only going through the yellow-highlighted jam chart options, but there's only so much time in the day and that Memphis show is packed full of good candidates! I felt like it was a 94-96 Jim based on that clip and the tempo.

I knew the Taste yesterday and thought for sure that the first clip was from IT - Tower Jam. I listened to the whole thing only to realize the part I was thinking of wasn't the same as the clip. Then I noticed that the Taste and Tower Jam were both August 2nd dates - as was much more material from IT - so I took a deep dive into all the other ambient/spacey jams from that day at the festival (which was a ton). Sigh - only to come up empty.

I really thought I had a shot when the clue came out, but alas. At least you solved this in time for me to focus on Jeopardy.
, comment by RollinInMyGrego
RollinInMyGrego What was the theme?!

Nm I see it now... great detective work!
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @sumac22 said:
11/30/97 Free > Jam
8/2/17 Taste
7/2/95 Runaway Jim
That’s a hard earned W right there

For anyone still confused
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, comment by RollinInMyGrego
RollinInMyGrego So you mean it had nothing to do with Memphis, The Wedge, I Can’t Turn You Loose or Trey’s birthday? Cool...
, comment by sumac22
sumac22 @ChemistryChris said:
@sumac22 said:
11/30/97 Free > Jam
8/2/17 Taste
7/2/95 Runaway Jim
Damn - nice work!
Thanks buddy! I found the '97 and '95 jams pretty quickly yesterday. The hint just messed with my brain, but now the theme makes sense, thanks for the clarification @ucpete. I finally picked up on Fishman's drumming in that second clip, which felt odd to me. I suddenly thought that it might have been Taste, so I checked the jam chart, and finally found what I was looking for! I'm kind of embarrassed it took me that long to remember the Baker's Dozen Taste, and I looked at a lot of Baker's Dozen jams! Great clips this week!
, comment by ucpete
ucpete @RollinInMyGrego said:
So you mean it had nothing to do with Memphis, The Wedge, I Can’t Turn You Loose or Trey’s birthday? Cool...
"The answer was that all songs were in the key of D"
, comment by experiencechuck
experiencechuck @ucpete said:
anyone ever read setlist notes?

asking for a friend

how can you try for a challenging mmj WITHOUT reading setlist notes? I also usually check the keys of jams anyway (I’m sure like many others), and the clue actually led me astray from that.. I didn’t dwell on 9/29/99 since it’s one of my favorite shows and I “knew” nothing was related

this was just a hard one, not for lack of anyone’s deductive abilities.. great choices!

for the record I was looking (like many others) at Cities jams, Cities-adjacent jams, Streets of Cairo teases, shows in Memphis, Bangles teases lol..
, comment by raisinsnacks
raisinsnacks I knew the BD Taste immediately, and once I saw the hint, I was convinced the theme was “Shows containing Do You Feel Like We Do teases” (which was on Frampton’s Camel album). Good golly that drove me crazy.
, comment by MiguelSanchez
MiguelSanchez Sweet lord. Worcester 97 and Sugarbush 95 are two of my all time super short list favorite runs. Couldn't tell you how many times I've listened to them.

Listened to this one time. Instantly thought "Yeah...I'm out this week."
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