Current Issue Details

Buy Current Issue


Published: 2012/08/01

Phish Tapped for NBC’s Phelps Medal Montage

Before an interview with Michael Phelps, who is now the winningest athlete in Olympics history, NBC aired a montage featuring all nineteen of his medalling performances. It begins predictably enough with some Hans Zimmer-esque horns and drums, but takes a turn for the awesome around the halfway point when the first notes of Phish’s “Tweezer Reprise” take hold.

Conspiratorially, NBC has reedited the montage and removed the apparently offending track in favor of more melodramatic action-film music, but luckily, sports site Gunaxin was there to archive and restore it to its previous glory.

Video of the montage featuring “Tweezer Reprise” has now been taken down from youtube and various other sites.


There are 18 comments associated with this post

ultimatelywhogivesaf#ck August 1, 2012, 20:06:10

Wow! You guys are rEALLY fuckin bORED..Someone should do a huge story on how the weather channel plays squirming coil

igvafck August 1, 2012, 20:15:36

Its not about phish..There are bunch of sucessful potheads but Phelps must be the best. But wait…NBC might lose some audience supporting that idea. weak…

randoo August 1, 2012, 20:32:43

weather channel Guyute destroys “coil” every time.

Grey August 1, 2012, 22:31:28

ultimatelywhogivesaf#ck…you are the best! because you answer your own question…obviously if no one else…You ‘givesaf#ck’

Stealyourface86 August 1, 2012, 23:26:22

This is a jamband news site… And this is definatly jamband news

joker4life August 2, 2012, 01:41:35

I saw this and thought it was awesome. I dont really watch the weather channel I have an app for that.

Joker4life August 2, 2012, 01:43:00

I actually recorded it maybe I can throw it up on youtube this week

yes August 2, 2012, 08:18:26


dylan August 2, 2012, 09:24:26

Dear America
“Winningest” is not a proper word.
Regards, the rest of the English speaking world.

American August 2, 2012, 09:41:18

Dear dylan
“Winningest” is indeed a proper word.
Look it up.

John August 2, 2012, 11:36:30

I was watching and falling asleep. Instantly popped my head up when I heard the start of it. Pretty cool and it was well timed with the montage.

me August 2, 2012, 12:35:47

I think losers who feel the need to post their hate are awesome… awesome like like when you have TP and have to go in the woods… in other words, ultimatelywhogivesaf#ck is like TP that allows me to feel fresh…

FuckHead August 2, 2012, 13:42:23

Who gives a fuck! Enough with Phish already. Tomorrow’s jambands headline. “Trey takes a dump and forgets to wipe his ass”

You August 2, 2012, 13:44:49

‘@me’ I agree! And you make me feel fresh.

Custy Slob August 2, 2012, 21:53:03

The poop smells like poop, the jelly taste like jelly and I’m writing something that makes no sense just like everyone else here. I like music and I like to read about it. Peace to all of you. If quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it must be a midget in a funny duck suit.

DC August 3, 2012, 10:02:57

Is it really a conspiracy or something as simple as the network tried to get by without formal and required authorization to use the song?

Ron Steen August 3, 2012, 16:16:05

Hearing Phish during the Olympics made my day. Cheers!

Justin August 3, 2012, 18:17:22

Phish was also played at winter olympics recently, there is clearly alot of phans in the studio as well as phelps!

Note: It may take a moment for your post to appear

(required) (required, not public)