Jam Chart for Drowned (21 entries)

Date City Timing Notes
1995-10-31 Rosemont, IL 4:48 Debut as part of the 1995 musical costume, the Who's Quadrophenia. Straight forward version with no extended jamming.
1995-12-31 New York, NY 12:27 A top highlight of this glorious and storied concert. A careful listen reveals extended "Fire On the Mountain"-like jamming from Trey in the post-"Drowned" section, as well as a bona fide tease near the ending and -> into "The Lizards."
1997-12-03 Philadelphia, PA 16:35 Funkalicious! Great up-tempo version that highlights the band's peaking cohesiveness and improvisational talent during the Fall 1997 run.
1997-12-11 Rochester, NY 21:17 The jam keeps up a pretty good head of steam until about 12:00 when it settles into 9 minutes of high quality '97-style space funk/quiet bliss enhanced with delay effects. -> to "Roses Are Free."
1998-07-09 Barcelona, Spain 16:27 Jam segment is blistering from the very start, and somehow the band maintains a ferocious intensity for about six minutes, after which the jam cools off into a rock groove, which coasts along for awhile (Fish on cowbell for a bit too), with Mike stepping up at times, and concludes admirably with a return to Drowned's chords, before the jam slows down and segues into Theme.
1998-11-02 West Valley City, UT 15:39 Shredfest.
1999-09-21 Tucson, AZ 17:19 Huge, powerhouse version, featuring incendiary, Jimi-esque Trey, and pounding Page. More wall of sound than musical, the jam drones until, set off by some scattershot riffs, play cools to assume a remarkably chill, wavy groove, full-band improvisation suspended in sound somewhere between 99 and what would arrive circa 2000.
1999-12-12 Hartford, CT 30:37 If you're looking for a good groove-based jam coming out of "Drowned," this is a more dynamic, propulsive and multi-sectional option than Big Cypress. It's solid, not epic, but well worth checking out.
2000-06-29 Holmdel, NJ 18:25 Great version with an upbeat, pulsing jam that morphs into a celebratory, "Gin"-on-steroids-like section that segues seamlessly into "Rock And Roll."
2000-07-11 Noblesville, IN 16:22 A very cool jam with great Fish and Mike in this upbeat, funky version that transitions into "Chalkdust Torture Reprise."
2000-09-14 Darien Center, NY 31:19 Phenomenal masterpiece of improvisation that is largely Page, Mike and Fish directed. One of the more challenging jams to appreciate, it may take several listens to fully sink in. But it's well worth the effort to get your arms and head around this magnum opus that transitions (>) to "Crosseyed And Painless."
2004-06-20 Saratoga Springs, NY 21:52 A high quality, multi-faceted jam with building intensity. The later jam segment sounds somewhat like the jam portion of "Kill Devil Falls," which wouldn't emerge for another 4 years.
2004-08-14 Coventry, VT 26:06 Very raw in parts (at least Trey), but a serious piece of improvisation nonetheless. At the 7 minute mark, the band gets very quiet and almost stops. Trey plays solo for a stretch, and briefly addresses the crowd. Around 12:30, the other band mates rejoin in a very upbeat and rocking jam that accelerates into near fury by 21:30.
2009-08-13 Darien Center, NY 17:07 Backed by an unbridled pulse from Mike and Fish, there's quite a bit of improvisation in this jam. Perhaps lacking the melodic grandeur of the "Sally" from the previous week, this is a quality exploration nonetheless.
2010-06-13 Hershey, PA 11:49 Fish and Mike propel this shorter, funky version along. Nice work by all four, and restraint by Trey adds to the overall quality. This is really quite a good version.
2010-06-20 Saratoga Springs, NY 13:11 Nice jam that bounces along before slowing to a more spacious sentiment that sets up nicely for a transition into "Swept Away/Steep."
2013-10-26 Worcester, MA 18:50 A quality multi-section jam emerges. A quiet spacey section breaks first, followed by punchy and rocking playing with an "Oye Como Va"-like vibe. From there, a nice dose of 3.0-style "HOSE" develops and > to "Light."
2014-10-22 Santa Barbara, CA 14:28 First '14 version bears resemblance to several "CDTs" from Summer '14 which range widely, but never latch onto a consistent groove, although this ends in good dark terrain.
2017-07-30 New York, NY 21:27 Moving beyond The Who classic, the jam initially settles into some mellow, synth-infused grooving. Around 12:30, the sentiment brightens, and as the power builds, Trey unleashes some effects and trilling which recall the unique style and tone of '00. The jam gradually mellows into probing space.
2019-12-28 New York, NY 12:40 The jam first turns for dark, goopy textures on the coattails of Page's synths and Trey's effects. Eventually, this yields way to a spirited "Guy Forget" quote driven by Fishman.
2021-08-14 Atlantic City, NJ 15:54 While staying somewhat close to typical "Drowned" jamming, the music explores those bounds widely until 10:30, when there is a distinctive shift to new terrain. The jam becomes pulsing and percussive before finally settling to quiet transition space.
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.
A purple date indicates that you were in attendance.


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