Phish: What Are You Listening To?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by B-Mike, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. wavethatflag

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    For me it would be the Dead in 99 percent of cases. But this Baker's Box is a weird situation when you already have the official downloads.
     
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  2. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident

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    Listening to the studio albums today.

    Im very relieved to say, after having started with live material, that the studio stuff is a lot better than expected.

    Played Junta, Rift and Farmhouse and enjoyed every minute.

    :)
     
  3. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident

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    Gotta say, i keep coming back to Reba.
    It screams of Zappa's RDNZL.

    Technical, musical intro with hints of humor. Somehow it evolves into a giant climactic and triumphant sounding guitar solo section.

    Just perfect.

    I know Trey was a Zappa fan and i know theyve done Peaches. I hear Zappa all over Phish's music so far.

    Thats a good thing. Its not necessary, but it never hurts to have a band youre discovering be influenced by one of your all-time favorite musicians. :)
     
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  4. musicarus

    musicarus Forum Resident

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    Reba is the quintessential Phish for me. Combining quirky lyrics that can be considered to describe the bands devoted eclecticism; annyong when will it stop chorus; challenging composed parts including the guitar/keyboard dizzying chase like squirrels around a tree! And the jam over the IV-V change is more reminiscent of Inca Roads, to me. Love that as a....vehicle....:shh:
     
  5. B-Mike

    B-Mike Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Check out one of the middle section vocal jams from a 94-95 You Enjoy Myself, and then listen to the one on Chunga’s Revenge. Your ears will perk up.
     
  6. Harry Hood

    Harry Hood Forum Resident

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    Completely agree. Just as long as you don't get too many flubs in the composed parts. So probably best to avoid 2.0.

    Oh, and you need whistling. The whistling coda should be mandatory.

    Off the top of my head, I think I recall the LivePhish versions from Glens Falls '94 (White Album show) and Worcester '98 (Wipe Out show) being particularly good ones.
     
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  7. wavethatflag

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    Yup.
     
  8. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

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    Rykodisc issued a compilation by Jon Fishman of his favorite Zappa tracks (as well as one by Ler from Primus). I believe the entire band was at Zappa's 1988 concert in Burlington, VT.
     
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  9. Sydster

    Sydster Forum Resident

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    Reba is indeed an epic epic. Many great ones to choose from. If you haven’t visited http://www.phish.net there’s a lot to dive into in terms of crowd-sourced “best ever” versions (though 3/20/92–one of my personal favorites—doesn’t ever seem to make any of the “best of” lists). Also, if you’re ready to have your mind blown, visit THE SPREADSHEET which has downloads of every known circulating Phish show (tons of beautifully mixed soundboards) as well as things like the festival archive broadcasts and various other bits that will make your head spin. Have fun storming the castle!
     
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  10. johnnypaddock

    johnnypaddock Forum Resident

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    :yikes::yikes::yikes::yikes::yikes::yikes::yikes::yikes::yikes::yikes::yikes::yikes:

    MIND = BLOWN
     
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  11. johnnypaddock

    johnnypaddock Forum Resident

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    I just called my boss and let him know I'll be out the rest of the week... Headed out quickly to stock up on beer and liquor.
     
  12. Crispy Rob

    Crispy Rob Cat Juggler

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    3/20/92 also has the "alligator pit" Brother... For some reason I only had a cassette of the first set back in the day, but it got a lot of spins.
     
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  13. rancher

    rancher Unmade Bed

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    So thinking about Reba got me thinking about The Squirming Coil, which is one song that always makes me think of old Genesis (also like Walls of the Cave and Rroll HOF performance of Watcher of the Skies). So I spun Watcher and The Squirming Coil (studio) just now ... great stuff
     
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  14. Crispy Rob

    Crispy Rob Cat Juggler

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    Good call, the Genesis/Squirming Coil connection. In the same way, You Enjoy Myself has always seemed really influenced by Yes.
     
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  15. rancher

    rancher Unmade Bed

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    I think so too, loosely at least. Trey always mentioned those influences in the early days and was blushed/flattered to play for Genesis at the induction. The Squirming Coil, with some imagination and modification, could fit into an early Genesis album ... that’s as far as I’ll go though, no other connections
     
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  16. mdphunk

    mdphunk Sharing in the groove

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    Go one better and download the PhishOD app. Instant access to every recorded show ever.
     
  17. musicarus

    musicarus Forum Resident

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    YEM/YES. Also some Allman’s in Divided Sky, Rush in Mike’s>I am H2, Gershwin in Gin, and Zappa all over...
     
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  18. johnnypaddock

    johnnypaddock Forum Resident

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    That sounds like a better option, for sure. Thanks.
     
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  19. Cassius

    Cassius On The Beach

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    That Reba set me on the path. I was a Deadhead who though Phish was some acronym for Phil Lesh or some oddity when perusing the Relix classified ads. Then I heard THAT Reba from 3/20/92 while stopping by to talk with some heads I knew. For whatever reason a cassette SBD leaked of that first set and went into circulation almost immediately after that show. I'm guessing it was late spring /early summer of 92 when I heard it. Likely from Brad Sands where most of those things came from at the time. I lived in Michigan at the time and all Phish tapes flowed out of Ann Arbor with Kevin Shapiro (before he worked for the band), and two other gents at the center of it all. Luckily I knew those 2 other gents and would get the goods as quickly as they arrived , well as quickly as I could afford new XLIIs.
     
  20. Crispy Rob

    Crispy Rob Cat Juggler

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    I had a buddy in the NYC area that had a really good connection for Phish soundboards back then, I forget if it was direct from the band's camp or one step removed, but he would usually get either first or second gen tapes, and I would then get the next generation (insert Star Trek/Riker's Mailbox joke here). We weren't around each other often enough for me to get anything close to everything he had, but he would pick out some choice selections to make copies of when he had the chance, maybe about 25-30 cassettes over a period of a year or so from '92 until when I moved west in '93. That 3/20/92 was one of his picks...
     
  21. Pappas3278

    Pappas3278 Forum Peasant

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    People like to say they don't live with regrets. Well, I say I do. 3/20/92 was a hometown show that I....didn't go to. And whenever I put this one on that regret comes flooding back big time. A perfect show. :cry:
     
  22. Lownote30

    Lownote30 Bass Clef Addict

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    3/20/92 should be at #1! That was an epic show. My first show, so I was there to see that Reba. The energy there was insane!
     
  23. Lownote30

    Lownote30 Bass Clef Addict

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    It's not soundboard. It's just an extremely good audience recording. Paul wasn't letting people get a line off the board that night (he was picky like that). I had a friend that taped the show, and what came through his mics is exactly what all the other versions I've heard sound like. The one thing his has that others don't is a Trey quote. "Help me. I'm melting and I can't solidify".
     
  24. Cassius

    Cassius On The Beach

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    The copy of 3/20/92 that's available for both sets is a pretty nice audience, so much so that people assume it was a board. The Set 1 cassette SBD only that came into circulation in Spring of 92 is most certainly a board, but it's very rare. If @Crispy Rob had the same tape I did, it starts with Reba, with the end of the opening Wilson fading up into the Reba intro. I think Brad was running his Sony dubbing deck but not allowing the patch to anyone else. This tape came as I mentioned from Kevin and his taping buddies that spring soon after the show. Only those 9 songs from set one. I only have the tape which I absolutely abused, and wouldn't be worth transfering at this point. I know my friend I grabbed it from had it on DAT. Lineage being cSBD>DAT. That dat was never really traded outside of their circle, and I have been able to track down Lamke in decades, and his DAT is likely riddled with diginoise etc at this point.
     
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  25. Cassius

    Cassius On The Beach

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    I think it's the absolute best pre 93 Phish show top to bottom. Machine gun Trey exhibit 1. Only thing that could make it better is if Page had his real piano, alas not for another year.
     

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