Jam Chart for David Bowie (142 entries)

Date Song City Timing Notes
1986-10-31 Bowie Plainfield, VT 10:05 Earliest known live version. Jam is played at a slowed tempo initially, but picks up speed and intensity as it develops.
1986-12-06 Bowie Shelburne, VT 3:51 "David Bowie" -> "Clod" (Section of "Fluffhead") > "David Bowie." Jam is similar to debut, but with some jamming that sounds similar to the Allman Brothers' "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed." Intense ending.
1986-12-06 Bowie Shelburne, VT 5:32 > in from "Clod." This section of "Bowie" has an Allman Brothers-like vibe and an intense ending.
1987-08-10 Bowie Burlington, VT 15:49 First extended, "Type II" version. The jam veers away from the standard at about 7:50. Has moments similar to sections of "Fluffhead," "DEG"-like jamming, and a bluesy, Allman Brothers-like vibe. A strong early version that any "Bowie" fan ought to check out.
1987-08-29 Bowie South Burlington, VT 16:20 Leaves the standard fare at about 7:20, then meanders back. At 10:00, the jam makes a clean break for good. Some early space jamming, followed by an excellent blues jam at 13:15 that sounds like George Thorogood's "Bad To The Bone." Unfinished with -> to "JJLC."
1988-02-03 Bowie Waitsfield, VT 18:12 Straightforward, somewhat dull jam up until the trill, but THEN, the band embarks on 6 minutes of exploration that gets well beyond "Bowie" proper before circling back to the basic theme.
1988-06-20 Bowie Burlington, VT 16:34 Definitely stretches the boundaries of "Type I" jamming, especially after 9:00, then at 12:00 it really gets out there into some interesting exploration.
1988-11-05 Bowie Clinton, NY 12:01 Good intro. Although essentially "Type I," the jam is very good and there is ferocious and dizzying tension building as it progresses. Good trill section also.
1988-11-11 Bowie Newmarket, NH 11:41 Similar to 11/5/88 with excellent and angry tension building. Good dissonance in the trill as well.
1989-02-06 Bowie Burlington, VT 11:52 Mean, nasty and thrilling version that includes the "Theme From Batman" teasing and a great trill section.
1989-08-26 Bowie Townshend, VT 14:21 Musically, this is a very exploratory version, with unusual melodies, rhythm, and includes several distinct movements. Few post-'95 versions have this much improvisation.
1989-09-09 Bowie Bennington, VT 15:03 Great staccato playing by Trey early on. Although it never departs "Bowie" wholesale, the jam is a good one with all sorts of variation, good tension, and a nice "Reba" tease in the intro.
1989-10-26 Bowie New York, NY 17:43 Cool little jam on David Bowie's "Space Oddity" in the intro. The jam immediately breaks into exploratory terrain. The energy, tension and dissonance build nicely. If you wonder where the Providence "Bowie" came from, start here.
1989-10-31 Bowie Plainfield, VT 20:34 The "Mac 'N Cheese" version (see Setlist). Breaks away from standard "Bowie" at about 9:00 into some jarring jamming similar to "DEG." Another early one that gets WAY OUT there and includes a jam on "I'm A Man" (Spencer Davis Group) at about 16:45. Powerful trill section.
1989-11-03 Bowie Portland, ME 16:43 Teases (see Setlist), including some in the middle of the jam, which is unusual. But that fits with this weird, very improvisational version. Not magical music, but if you like quirky improv, check it out.
1990-02-09 Bowie Lancaster, PA 12:52 Awesome Mike and Page in this exploratory version that includes a "Wipeout" tease (11:02).
1990-05-06 Bowie New Haven, CT 14:48 Ass-kicking version that gets out there nicely and is loaded with tension and dissonance. Some sick Trey playing leading to and during the trill.
1990-09-15 Bowie Keene, NH 15:22 Many intro teases and signals (see Setlist). The is an evil monster with dark and very improvisational jamming, rhythmic shifts, and teases and signals in the jam proper. Machine Gun Trey in combat action towards the end.
1990-11-02 Bowie Boulder, CO 15:10 Tease-fest intro (see Setlist). The jam itself is pretty ripping and gets beyond "Bowie" with great tension building, nasty guitar licks from Trey, and teases or little jams on "Rocky Mountain Way," "DEG," "Fluffhead," and "Wipe Out." Released on Live Bait 6.
1990-11-24 Bowie Port Chester, NY 12:06 Vicious tension and dissonance building. A great short version with teases taboot.
1990-12-07 Bowie Amherst, MA 13:19 Although essentially "Type I," this is a sick puppy with mind-numbing tension, "DEG"-like jamming and a "Mo' Better Blues" tease in the intro. Trey is on fire in the trill section.
1991-02-03 Bowie Burlington, VT 13:05 A very good jam with several different grooves, well beyond standard fare. Great Mike!
1991-02-19 Bowie Washington, DC 12:34 Good intro. Raging "Type I" version with an unusual stop mid-jam (possibly the power went out).
1991-02-21 Bowie Charlottesville, VA 12:52 Jam begins with heavy "Manteca"-like jamming, then grows extremely shrill and dissonant.
1991-04-03 Bowie Ashland, OR 11:08 Trey starts the jam in the low octave range, giving the jam an evil tone. As he works up the register, the tension ratchets up, and the trill section is a shred fest with Fish also going berserk.
1991-04-04 Bowie Eugene, OR 12:55 An upward spiraling, malevolent jam, as demented as they get, eventually gives way to insane shredding by Big Red.
1991-10-04 Bowie Madison, WI 10:51 Almost immediately breaks from the standard. Strong and dissonant improvisation, with an unexpected section of quiet space before the storm rebuilds. Short but powerful.
1991-10-11 Bowie Seattle, WA 11:35 The jam, very much based on "Cavern," is pretty cool. Returns to "Bowie" for a solid wrap-up.
1991-10-24 Bowie Prescott, AZ 14:13 Excellent intro (which begins at 1:18 on "TMWSIY" on the Spreadsheet and PhishTracks versions). Nice rocking and ripping jam is followed by an insane trill section which lots of wild screaming.
1991-10-28 Bowie Telluride, CO 12:37 -> in from "Fee." Hits a melodic, major mode groove briefly before descending back into darkness.
1991-11-07 Bowie New Orleans, LA 13:58 The Aquarium Rescue Unit joins the band. Great version with awesome scat singing early on followed by "DEG"-like jamming and an explosive ending.
1991-11-13 Bowie Davidson, NC 13:56 A prototypical early '90s version with an excellent, signal and tease-infused intro, a searing, intense, tension-loaded straightforward jam, and a raging and shredding trill section.
1991-11-24 Bowie Hanover, NH 18:21 Long intro with signals and banter while Trey hands out bathrobes to crew members. The largely straightforward jam includes spiraling tension and "DEG"-like jamming.
1992-04-17 Bowie San Francisco, CA 11:12 Nice jam that gets out there, then -> to "Catapult" and -> back to "Bowie" in the trill section.
1992-04-17 Bowie San Francisco, CA 0:23 -> in from "Catapult" to end this solid "Bowie."
1992-07-16 Bowie Richmond, VA 14:04 "Blue Bayou" jam, followed by a nice swinging, blues tinged jam that sounds remarkably similar to "My Soul." Rages after that.
1992-08-17 Bowie San Juan Capistrano, CA 11:59 Jam grinds to a near halt around 7:25, then builds back up with excellent tension/dissonance.
1992-11-27 Bowie Port Chester, NY 13:28 Jam starts in a quiet, pensive style, but picks up a head of steam, getting nasty and intense.
1992-12-01 Bowie Granville, OH 0:17 "Bowie" -> "Baby Elephant Walk" (debut) -> "Bowie" in intro. Excellent and riveting jam with syncopated playing and cool rhythmic shifts.
1992-12-01 Bowie Granville, OH 12:31 -> in from "Baby Elephant Walk." This is a thrilling and riveting "Bowie" well worth checking out.
1992-12-07 Bowie Minneapolis, MN 14:27 -> in from "Fee." Unusual breakdown at 10:27, followed by "Manteca"-like jamming.
1992-12-13 Bowie Montréal, Québec, Canada 12:34 An unusual, somewhat mean-spirited jam shifts at 8:25 to something akin to "Tweezer Reprise." Returns to normal "Bowie" and concludes with a hard rocking trill section.
1992-12-30 Bowie Springfield, MA 0:57 The intro -> the only performance of "Timber (Jerry)" between 1990 and 1995, and it's a strong version.
1992-12-30 Bowie Springfield, MA 11:22 In addition to the bonus "Timber (Jerry)" sandwich, this version includes a solid if earthbound jam, with spiraling tension and very cohesive interplay by all four. Some excellent Trey shredding before and during the trill section.
1993-02-03 Bowie Portland, ME 12:34 1992 was kind of an off year for "Bowie." But the band starts off 1993 with an excellent well-varied ripper here. All of February 1993 was strong for "Bowie."
1993-02-05 Bowie New York, NY 0:18 "Vibration Of Life" in intro. Cool jam with some interesting rhythmic variation.
1993-02-05 Bowie New York, NY 11:56 -> in from "Vibration Of Life." Cool jam with some interesting rhythmic variation.
1993-02-09 Bowie Rochester, NY 12:27 Jam sounds like it's peaking, but at 9:10 this "Bowie" heads out for more dissonant and exploratory jamming.
1993-02-17 Bowie Winston-Salem, NC 14:24 If you want to understand why "Bowie" has been so disappointing since really, the mid-'90s, just compare any recent version to this all-around fantastic one from a relatively unknown show.
1993-02-19 Bowie Atlanta, GA 0:44 "Moby Dick" jam, teases and signal in intro. Jam itself is very good, if largely "Type I," with more "Moby Dick" teasing.
1993-02-19 Bowie Atlanta, GA 11:10 > in from "Moby Dick." The "Bowie" intro continues briefly before launching the composed section and a solid "Bowie" jam with more "Moby Dick" teases.
1993-02-22 Bowie Tallahassee, FL 12:13 Yet another rock solid "Bowie" from February 1993. Great melodic variation by Trey.
1993-03-12 Bowie Vail, CO 12:46 Vicious, mean-spirited, dissonant, ripping guitar work, "outside-the-box" deviations, and teases taboot. All the ingredients are here for a classic '93 "Bowie."
1993-03-14 Bowie Gunnison, CO 11:12 Another sick one or, a great "Bowie" with incredible tension, varied jamming and an angry disposition. More twisted = More better.
1993-03-18 Bowie Hollywood, CA 14:30 > in from "I Didn't Know." A good one with some "DEG"-like jamming to add to the dissonance factor. Machine Gun Trey in serious heavy action towards the end.
1993-05-01 Bowie Upper Darby, PA 12:14 > in from "Glide." Very different from many of the preceding '93 versions. Jam begins with some melodic, almost upbeat playing by Trey. Returns to typical '93 "Bowie" by 8:00 with great tension.
1993-05-08 Bowie Durham, NH 0:37 "Bowie" -> "Jessica" Jam -> "Bowie" -> "Have Mercy" -> "Bowie." Awesome medley, but the "Bowie" sections are also outstanding. The pre-"Have Mercy" jam section is excellent but very different than any preceding version. Post "Mercy": the usual high wire shredfest.
1993-05-08 Bowie Durham, NH 10:18 -> in from "Jessica." The "Bowie" intro concludes and launches this epic "Bowie" into action.
1993-05-08 Bowie Durham, NH 4:12 -> in from "Have Mercy." Returns to "Bowie" to wrap up this classic and top shelf version of "Bowie."
1993-07-15 Bowie Weedsport, NY 9:47 Quality over quantity. Short, yes, but they pack a lot of swift improv into this one.
1993-07-25 Bowie Stanhope, NJ 0:12 "Bowie" -> "Donna Lee" -> "Bowie." After a gentle start, the jam grows typically dissonant and tension filled. Some "DEG"-like jamming adds to this effect.
1993-07-25 Bowie Stanhope, NJ 10:45 -> in from "Donna Lee." Great jam with tension and dissonance and some "DEG"-like jamming as well.
1993-08-08 Bowie Cleveland, OH 11:51 A wild and crazy "Bowie." After a punchy, rhythmic start, the jam accelerates into sheer chaos.
1993-08-13 Bowie Indianapolis, IN 19:18 Long, very musically-oriented intro. Serious improvisation, but unlike many other strong versions, this one is far less dissonant and shrill. Rather, it is very rich musically, including little jams on "The Mango Song" and "Magilla."
1993-08-17 Bowie Kansas City, KS 18:18 Incredible, extremely "Type II" improvisation which also flows together remarkably well musically. Powerful ending to this masterpiece.
1993-08-21 Bowie Salt Lake City, UT 12:34 Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. "Bowie" -> "MLB" Jam -> "Bowie." Very improvisational version, really no surprise given the month and year. And the Flecktones are no slouches when it comes to improvisation. Nothing like Victor Wooten and Mike going at it, or Bela and Trey.
1993-08-21 Bowie Salt Lake City, UT 1:32 -> in from "MLB" Jam. Returns to "Bowie" to conclude this dynamic, exploratory version with Phish and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones teaming up for group improvisation.
1993-08-26 Bowie Portland, OR 13:10 Possibly the most deranged, sick, insane, and wild-ass version ever. AWESOME!!!
1994-04-08 Bowie State College, PA 11:19 Like 1993, the band starts 1994 with an uninterrupted string of improvisational "Bowies." This one has a very cool, exploratory jam, but not so jarring and dissonant as most of the '93s.
1994-04-13 Bowie New York, NY 13:11 A very intense, high power version, loaded with tension and unusual rhythmic shifts, but not highly dissonant. Very solid.
1994-04-17 Bowie Fairfax, VA 13:38 Yet another exploratory April '94 "Bowie." This one has great Mike, exploratory rhythmic shifting, and a cool breakdown jam at 10:10. Dissonance builds towards the end. Really, an awesome version.
1994-04-22 Bowie Columbia, SC 14:39 Incredibly exploratory version. Perhaps not beautiful music, per se, but this is fearless improvisation on display.
1994-04-24 Bowie Charlotte, NC 21:29 First of the "Big" '94 "Bowies." This is an unbelievable journey of music and improvisation, spine tingling at times, and thrilling by the conclusion. And the best was yet to come.
1994-04-30 Bowie Orlando, FL 18:35 > in from "Wilson." Cool little jam on "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" in intro. Some "DDJ"-like musing, an unusually quiet but probing early section, and then a gnarly, dissonant build, all making this final April '94 performance another strong one.
1994-05-06 Bowie Houston, TX 13:54 Somewhat weird, but definitely exploratory version. "Tweeprise"-like jam for a bit and other forays.
1994-05-10 Bowie Santa Fe, NM 10:47 Intense, fairly chaotic version.
1994-05-27 Bowie San Francisco, CA 12:44 Even though most of the jam is technically "Type I," this is an intense, thriller. Don't overlook.
1994-05-29 Bowie Monterey, CA 12:59 Great version with serious improvisation. A very exciting jam that is well orchestrated.
1994-06-10 Bowie Morrison, CO 11:15 Typically strong '94 "Bowie" that gets mean, nasty and thrashing as it progresses.
1994-06-18 Bowie Chicago, IL 0:22 Beautiful, descending four chord "Mind Left Body Jam"-like progression in the hi-hat intro. "Three Blind Mice"-like riffing segues into melodic hose, which in turn becomes a "DEG"-flavored, thrilling jam. "Voodoo Chile" and "Purple Haze" teases in closing segment.
1994-06-18 Bowie Chicago, IL 15:18 -> in from "MLB" Jam. From here, a spectacular '94 "Bowie" launches. A thrilling version of "Bowie."
1994-06-29 Bowie Raleigh, NC 0:10 "Bowie" -> "Catapult" -> "Bowie" in intro. Good solid summer '94 version, released on Live Bait 4.
1994-06-29 Bowie Raleigh, NC 12:14 -> in from "Catapult." The early part of the jam is melodic and upbeat, but it gets typically nasty and tension-filled as it progresses.
1994-07-01 Bowie Philadelphia, PA 11:45 Great Page on the organ (unusual for "Bowie"), and some crazy screaming from Trey and Fish.
1994-07-03 Bowie Old Orchard Beach, ME 14:25 Some "MLB"-like jamming early on. Dizzying, hypnotic, and intense jam ensues.
1994-07-15 Bowie Wantagh, NY 18:26 Dissonant, rhythmic "Type II" jam has a cool "Jessica" jam at 12:45 that comes out of nowhere.
1994-10-12 Bowie Memphis, TN 16:51 Enchanting, Page-led early part to jam. At 9:00, Fish and Trey kick it up to more typically intense mode. At 12:25, a calm envelopes, before the storm returns. Excellent "Bowie."
1994-10-18 Bowie Nashville, TN 13:42 Fantastic, multi-faceted version. Dissonance and Tension: check. Tempo and rhythmic shifts: check. But this one also has beautiful, upbeat jamming (aka major mode).
1994-10-22 Bowie Orlando, FL 13:21 Another strong fall '94 version, arguably the peak period in "Bowie's" storied performance history.
1994-10-26 Bowie Boone, NC 11:59 "When the cows come out to play" says Fish in the intro to this diabolical, nasty "Type 17" jam.
1994-10-28 Bowie Charleston, SC 12:23 Insane, riveting version with a "Bowie" -> "Manteca" -> "Bowie" in the jam segment.
1994-10-28 Bowie Charleston, SC 3:11 -> in from "Manteca." Return to "Bowie" to conclude a riveting Fall '94 version.
1994-10-31 Bowie Glens Falls, NY 13:07 Essentially "Type I," but this is a textbook, immaculately played version with great tension.
1994-11-04 Bowie Syracuse, NY 15:12 Great tension and dissonance combined with moments of melodic beauty and calm. Like one of the big November '94 "Tweezers" with many movements, and all packed into a 10 minute jam.
1994-11-14 Bowie Grand Rapids, MI 25:50 3rd "Big" '94 "Bowie." One of the most exploratory and improvisational versions ever. Includes some wild and crazy interaction with the audience.
1994-11-17 Bowie Dayton, OH 15:25 No major mode "nice" jamming here, this a gripping, intense, old-school thriller. Awesome.
1994-11-20 Bowie Madison, WI 16:36 Fantastic, exhilarating, "Oh my god it's so f_cking good" jam.
1994-11-26 Bowie Minneapolis, MN 36:30 The Other One. All fans should be familiar with this version as well as Providence. Of the two, this one is more musically oriented. A downright masterpiece.
1994-12-02 Bowie Davis, CA 22:04 The usual pugnacious, mean-spirited jam until 13:45, when it sounds like it's wrapping up. But then the band delves into more exploration. Throw in the Cosmic Country Horns for the trill section, and you've got yourself another "Big" improvisational version.
1994-12-29 Bowie Providence, RI 31:17 The Legendary Providence "Bowie." Between the "DDL" jam in the intro, whistling, "Lassie" chatter, and creepy whispering, this one is more psychologically jarring than 11/26/94.
1995-06-15 Bowie Atlanta, GA 25:13 "Bowie" picks up right where it left off in Providence, and summer '95 includes a number of spectacular, "Big" versions. This first one, while sticking to the "Bowie" theme longer than most, is exploratory both within that framework, and certainly once it gets beyond.
1995-06-19 Bowie Noblesville, IN 23:19 -> in from "Simple." Cool, somewhat unusual jam that begins without all the usual thrashing and dissonance. Has some "MLB"-like jamming and gets out there as it progresses.
1995-06-24 Bowie Philadelphia, PA 24:42 Simultaneously rocking and dark, with 3 distinct and excellent movements, and with a psychological edge like many top Summer '95 jams.
1995-06-29 Bowie Wantagh, NY 27:35 Extremely improvisational. Pretty much leaves "Bowie" in the dust following the composed section, only returning at the very end. A+ for exploration.
1995-07-03 Bowie North Fayston, VT 17:50 Awesome, multi-faceted improvisation that doesn't sound remotely like "Bowie" until the final 3 minutes. Includes multiple teases and "Bowie" -> "Johnny B. Goode" -> "Bowie" in the jam.
1995-07-03 Bowie North Fayston, VT 9:49 -> in from "Johnny B. Goode." Returns to "Bowie" for some more far-ranging exploration in the epic version.
1995-10-05 Bowie Portland, OR 15:41 A much more exploratory version than most Fall '95 "Bowies," which despite being very well played and intense, stick pretty close to the basic theme.
1995-10-21 Bowie Lincoln, NE 16:36 Although it doesn't get way beyond "Bowie," this very good version includes a lot of little unexpected improvisational twists and turns and a psychedelic edginess.
1995-11-21 Bowie Winston-Salem, NC 10:23 Great fall '95 version with a "Bowie" -> "Take Me To The River" -> "Bowie" in the jam and some thunderous and blistering exploration following the debut of this song popularized by Talking Heads.
1995-11-21 Bowie Winston-Salem, NC 8:45 -> in from "Take Me To The River." The real heavy meat of the "Bowie" jam is in this section.
1995-12-11 Bowie Portland, ME 23:12 Haunting, ghoulish and riveting version that includes a long intro. Fish kicks ass! Maybe not as exploratory as the summer '95s, but it compensates with twisted psychological tone.
1995-12-15 Bowie Philadelphia, PA 14:10 Jam almost immediately breaks into an unusual groove. Not way out there, but uniquely excellent.
1996-04-26 Bowie New Orleans, LA 13:56 Great tension-filled version that gets out there with a jam based on "Caravan" by Duke Ellington.
1996-07-10 Bowie Paris, France 13:31 Cool jam with awesome Mike early on and a very different approach to "Bowie." Becomes typically intense as the jam progresses with strong Fish.
1997-02-16 Bowie Cologne, Germany 14:25 Very intense jam. While mostly "Type I," solid Fish percussion pushes it beyond here and there.
1997-06-14 Bowie Dublin, Ireland 18:19 Strong playing by Fish helps this fiery and tempestuous one get outside the box several times.
1997-07-30 Bowie Ventura, CA 21:29 Features an epic, mid-jam "Bowie" -> "Cities" -> "Bowie." And interspersed among a substantial amount of tight, well-played "Type I" jamming are several forays that get beyond "Bowie."
1997-07-30 Bowie Ventura, CA 5:56 -> in from "Cities" to conclude this heavy-duty "Bowie."
1997-11-16 Bowie Denver, CO 17:32 Nice old fashioned "Bowie" that breaks free in a few spots and is flush with tension and dissonance.
1997-12-03 Bowie Philadelphia, PA 26:26 Long intro with teases and a signal. A wonderfully upbeat, major mode movement develops and continues for about 5 1/2 minutes before cycling back to "Bowie." The rub: it takes 18 minutes to get to this departure from standard fare. Unfinished with a fantastic -> to "Possum."
1997-12-29 Bowie New York, NY 19:49 Excellent and thrilling version with strong musicianship. Mode shift out of typical (but very well played) "Bowie" at 13:55 into a great groove which peaks and returns to "Bowie" by 17:00.
1998-11-14 Bowie Cincinnati, OH 15:47 A very good version, especially given the year, when "Bowie" was well past its improvisational peak. Gathering power as it progresses, the "Type I" jam builds on classic "Bowie" fundamentals - dark under and overtones, mounting tension, and strong musicianship by all four.
1999-10-03 Bowie Rosemont, IL 16:57 An early, bass-led section, unusual space mid-jam, and a brief major mode shift distinguishes this one from the vast majority of '98, '99, and '00 versions which are almost all entirely "Type I."
2000-10-05 Bowie Irvine, CA 18:29 Similar to 12/29/97 where there is a shift to major mode (at about 11:56) that continues for 3:00.
2003-02-16 Bowie Las Vegas, NV 17:49 First "Bowie" opener since 12/30/93. "Manteca"-like jamming early, then it breaks from the standard several times, only to return. Includes "Bowie" -> "Catapult" -> "Bowie" in the jam.
2003-02-16 Bowie Las Vegas, NV 2:03 -> in from "Catapult" to complete this solid version.
2003-02-22 Bowie Cincinnati, OH 17:00 Lots of good exploration in this intense version with a little lull midway. Fish is really excellent.
2003-02-28 Bowie Uniondale, NY 18:31 Jam stays in familiar "Bowie" territory until 13:05 when it breaks away into some nice exploration.
2003-07-25 Bowie Charlotte, NC 15:24 Now that's what I'm talkin' about! Blows out the door of "Bowie" almost immediately into multiple varied and solid movements and includes a nice midstream, full band "Tweezer" tease.
2004-08-09 Bowie Hampton, VA 12:29 A nice shift to major mode early on, then Trey, Page and Fish depart to extreme dissonance land. Not the prettiest, but it ain't straightforward.
2004-08-14 Bowie Coventry, VT 12:57 Trey talks about writing "David Bowie" for 4 1/2 minutes before the song - well worth hearing. The jam itself is pretty decent with a nice little shift to major mode and an intense ending.
2010-10-30 Bowie Atlantic City, NJ 12:07 A couple of brief major mode departures lend some melodic variation and grace to this one.
2011-06-03 Bowie Clarkston, MI 15:29 Jam shifts to upbeat, major mode at 7:46 and mostly remains there for some time before shifting back at 10:40. Great one but for some excessive string bending, or perhaps flat notes by Trey.
2012-08-19 Bowie San Francisco, CA 11:05 Despite some obvious flubs in the composed section, the jam is very good with buckets of tension and dissonance and strong Fish-directed rhythmic accenting.
2012-12-28 Bowie New York, NY 13:17 Although essentially "Type I," Fish-directed rhythmic variations, which Trey and the others pick up on, leads to some excellent tension building as the jam progresses. Old-school style "Bowie."
2013-07-05 Bowie Saratoga Springs, NY 11:33 -> in from "Cities." Very solid and interesting "Bowie" that shifts back and forth between minor and major modes several times. Upbeat jam contrasts nicely with the more "classic" 12/28/12 version.
2013-07-12 Bowie Wantagh, NY 11:34 Another good one with multiple minor/major mode shifts. There's also some nice rhythmic shifting and percussive coloring from Fish from 6:53 - 7:57.
2013-07-22 Bowie Toronto, Ontario, Canada 13:31 Standard "Bowie" jam breaks and modulates between modes several times beginning at 7:47, ending in the expected minor mode with good tension and a solid trill section.
2015-08-11 Bowie Philadelphia, PA 10:49 Some variation away from the boiler plate standard, including a brief major mode modulation, nice Trey/Page/Mike interplay, and a solid tension-filled trill section put this one in the jam chart zone.
2015-08-16 Bowie Columbia, MD 12:46 Sure there's a nice major mode shift, but to only mention that is to sell this solid Bowie short. There are several brief pauses, a Zappa-like technique which throws off the rhythm momentarily and keeps it interesting. Also a nice intro and good tension building. Minor flubs here and there are forgiven.
2015-12-31 Bowie New York, NY 11:29 Clever major/minor mode contrasting by Page and Trey at a couple of different points, plus some good old fashioned tension provide the finishing touches for a solid year for "Bowie."
2016-07-20 Bowie San Francisco, CA 13:30 A fun, improvisational intro section harkens to the days of old, and Mike really shines in the jam. There's also a major mode shift in the jam, which while familiar at this point, nonetheless differentiates this version to some degree.
All versions in a jam chart are recommended, but yellow rows indicate highly-recommended versions.
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