Phish: What Are You Listening To?

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

  1. johnnypaddock

    johnnypaddock Forum Resident

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    Lowell, MA

    I'll echo everyone who suggested A Live One... For me if I had to pick one album that was *most* representative of the band, that would be it. They were at the top of their game in '94 and this is a nice sampling of material.

    Another one very easy to get into is Slip, Stitch & Pass. This album was taken from a simply ridiculous show in March '97 in the middle of their deep funk.

    Some of my personal favorite shows are the four from the Island Tour in April '98... Pound for pound, the best "tour" of them all.
     
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  2. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans


    A Live One just came out on vinyl, if you are into that sort of thing.
     
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  3. musicarus

    musicarus Forum Resident

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    Because they embrace varied genres, it is hard to say. However, to me the archetypical song is Reba, which combines detailed virtuosic composed sections with inscrutable lyrics followed by a “IV-V chord” jam that, like that in FZ’s Inca Roads, builds to a furious intensity. It also features a common Phish theme of the “chase” where the guitar and keys are offset in time and create a twisted vibe of one instrument chasing the other around a musical tree, like squirrrels...
     
  4. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans

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  5. tvstrategies

    tvstrategies Music is your special friend

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    98391 WA USA
    Fair Enough! Am doing...

    Thanks for the suggestions, and not laughing me offstage :kilroy:
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2017
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  6. Complier

    Complier Forum Resident

    Location:
    Harrisburg, PA
    Dec. 30th 2017
    Madison Square Garden New York, NY
    SET ONE
    Mike's Song
    I Am Hydrogen
    Weekapaug Groove
    Tweezer >
    Ass Handed
    Kill Devil Falls
    Bathtub Gin

    Mikes-h20 were shaky but things REALLY picked up during Weekapaug. I'm enjoying this set immensely. :righton:
     
  7. Complier

    Complier Forum Resident

    Location:
    Harrisburg, PA
    Dec. 30th 2017
    Madison Square Garden New York, NY
    SET ONE
    Mike's Song
    I Am Hydrogen
    Weekapaug Groove
    Tweezer >
    Ass Handed
    Kill Devil Falls
    Bathtub Gin
    Brother
     
  8. Complier

    Complier Forum Resident

    Location:
    Harrisburg, PA
    Madison Square Garden
    New York City, New York
    December 30, 2017

    2017 Song Count | 249 songs
    Run Poster by Your Cinema | https://goo.gl/eE1H5W
    Run Poster by Matt Taylor | https://goo.gl/V5w8Ns
    Run Poster by Rich Kelly | https://goo.gl/iJ2GJ6

    Set One: 8:12 pm - 9:30 pm

    Mike's Song >
    I Am Hydrogen >
    Weekapaug Groove
    Tweezer >
    Ass Handed
    Kill Devil Falls >
    Bathtub Gin
    Brother
    More

    Set Two: 10:04 pm

    Down With Disease
     
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  9. musicarus

    musicarus Forum Resident

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    Saratoga, NY
    Uplifting Allman’sy DWD
     
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  10. Tom B

    Tom B Forum Resident

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    Houston, Texas
    Last night’s show.

    :yikes:
     
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  11. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Only you can prevent avatar madness

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    Pacifica, CA
    I don't do vinyl, but that is some cool looking wax.
     
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  12. Ivand

    Ivand Forum Resident

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    Houston, TX
    I agree with all recommendations above but I’d also strongly suggest to watch the documentary Bittersweet Motel to get a good feel/idea of the PHISH world.
     
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  13. johnnypaddock

    johnnypaddock Forum Resident

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    Lowell, MA
    Good call, I forgot about that one.

    :cheers:
     
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  14. attym

    attym Forum Resident

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    Great call! I have a friend who fought getting into phish on my strong recommendation. However, watching this allowed them to form an appreciation.
     
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  15. JRM

    JRM Forum Resident

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    California
    Just listened to Gotta Jibboo from last night...for the third time this morning :cool: What a beauty...groovy as hell...
     
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  16. JRM

    JRM Forum Resident

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    California
     
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  17. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    Great run this year!

    After 4 nights my body is hurting but the soul is doing well. First New Years show in quite some time that was not a major letdown after 12.30...
     
  18. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

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    Evanston
    Was hoping I'd get to watch one of the webcasts this year, but life (for mostly good reasons!) had other plans for me. So I'm working through the tapes, just started with the first half of 12/28 set one. I always love a "Wolfman's" and the "Roggae" sounded really good.
     
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  19. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

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    Finished night 1 during the train ride this morning. Really solid start to the run. That "NMINML > Twist" is an obvious highlight, but they felt pretty on all night even if there weren't other big jam vehicles. "Hood" is fun, as always, and I really liked the encore "CDT".
     
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  20. CowboyBill

    CowboyBill Forum Resident

    Same here, PON was the first album I ever heard from them and loved it. After many years of forgetting about phish, thought I'd get back into them and still love that album the best.
     
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  21. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

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    Evanston
    Too late to edit my post above, but I was referring to the encore "Slave", not "CDT".
     
  22. B-Mike

    B-Mike Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Virginia
    Picked up a copy of this bonus disc a few days ago.

    Tracklist
    1 Runaway Jim (Walnut Creek 6/16/95) 31:00
    2 Free (Walnut Creek 6/16/95) 8:35
    3 Reba (Walnut Creek 6/29/94) 15:36
    4 Dog Faced Boy > (Walnut Creek 6/16/95) 2:14
    5 Catapult > (Walnut Creek 6/16/95) 0:48
    6 Split Open and Melt (Walnut Creek 6/16/95) 15:11
    7 Carolina (Walnut Creek 6/16/95) 1:42

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  23. mdphunk

    mdphunk Sharing in the groove

    Location:
    Northern VA
    So how's it going? Hear anything you like?
     
  24. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

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    Evanston
    I'm not the first to point this out, but these four guys are at another absolute peak right now. The NYE run was expected to be, probably inevitably, a bit of a post BD comedown, but even just the first two nights are incredible. And what I've caught so far (full listens to come) of the last two nights don't give me any reason to believe it will change.

    I thought 2015 and 2016 were headed in the right direction again, but 2017 is just phenomenal. It's not a '97, nope. But I do think it'll go down as a peak year. If we insist on comparing 'em to the Dead, this is their '89-'90.
     
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  25. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Only you can prevent avatar madness

    Location:
    Pacifica, CA
    One of the things I noticed in the BD shows (still haven't listened to the last two) is I was finding interesting playing in songs I'm not all that crazy about. They've been at a high level for a while now.
     

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