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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #140 on: June 02, 2011, 05:44:54 PM »
At the advice of a friend of mine, I've recently been getting into Phish and I'm really enjoying their music. So far, at my friend's recommendation, I've heard:

Junta
A Picture of Nectar
Rift
Billy Breathes (wasn't as much of a fan)
A Live One (live in 1994)
New Year's Eve 1995 - Live at MSG (the best them)

Anyway, that same friend is going be heading down to New York from Ottawa for Super Ball IX and I'm debating joining him. $200 tickets + food + merch + travel is a lot of money for one weekend (I'm extraordinarily poor), but I feel like it would be such an incredible experience.

Birch Boy and razorsedge, you guys said you were in, eh? If I went, wanna do some kind of meetup?
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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #141 on: June 03, 2011, 11:03:04 PM »
Do it Global Laziness!! You'll be glad you did. $200 for great music and camping for 3 days.

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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #142 on: June 03, 2011, 11:05:13 PM »
P.S. tonight's show looks like it came straight from the late 90s (arguably best era of Phish), esp that Set II
 The Disease is nearly 25 minutes!!!!

Set 2: Down with Disease -> Fluffhead > David Bowie, Waste > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Cavern


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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #143 on: June 04, 2011, 02:18:01 AM »
Wooo! I have never seen Phish before (although we listened to them from the Jones Beach parking lot last summer) but was fortunate enough to get tix in the lottery, so Tony has agreed to fly out here and see them with me Labor Day weekend  :D
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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #144 on: June 06, 2011, 12:40:05 PM »
Live In Utica box set just announced. Prolly gonna pre-order it soon, along with getting the Joy hundred-dollar box.

I'M SO EXCITED!!!!  That show from Utica is hands-down the best concert they've played since their reunion in 2009...  it's a MUST-buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I picked up the box set this weekend. I have listened to most of the first set and I don't know if I agree with you regarding it being the best. I thought the Wilson teases in David Bowie were fun, but this would not rank the highest of the four 2010 shows I currently have. The 10/30/2010 is a better show, IMHO. I still need to listen to set 2, but overall, I can't say I was impressed with this show compared to other 2010 shows I have...


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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #145 on: June 10, 2011, 10:39:00 AM »
I'm off to see my first Phish show EVER in Camden tonight. Can't wait!  :biggrin:

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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #146 on: June 10, 2011, 12:03:12 PM »
Be sure to breathe in deeply the beauty of Camden while you're there.

Or maybe that's just the air pollution.
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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #147 on: June 10, 2011, 12:40:09 PM »
I'll be there tonight too. :D

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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #148 on: June 10, 2011, 01:25:31 PM »
Have fun, you guys.  While I am currently 2 shows behind in my listening, I can tell you that this band is ON A ROLL.  All the shows on this tour so far are solid and have great improvisational passages.  Best of luck tonight!
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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #149 on: June 11, 2011, 01:29:50 AM »
tonight was phenomenal  :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :hefdaddy

but I'm going to bed now  :azn:

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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #150 on: July 01, 2011, 07:04:09 PM »
did you lucky folk make it Superball? I've been listening to the live stream. OMG. That Wolfman's was so sick. And Peaches En Regalia and Life On Mars?!!!!!!! It's only the first set too :-)

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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #151 on: July 03, 2011, 10:37:59 PM »
Tony was there. I haven't spoken to him much (drugs) but he was having a good time and VERY excited about Peaches :D
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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #152 on: July 05, 2011, 02:09:13 PM »
SO MUCH MUSIC

Including intermissions, this accounted for over fourteen hours of music spread across the three days.

Set List (July 1st):
       1. Possum
       2. Peaches en Regalia (Frank Zappa)/
       3. The Moma Dance
       4. Torn and Frayed (The Rolling Stones)/
       5. NICU/
       6. Bathtub Gin
       7. Life on Mars? (David Bowie)
       8. My Friend, My Friend
       9. Wolfman's Brother
       10. Roses Are Free (Ween)/
       11. Funky Bitch (Son Seals)
       12. Quinn the Eskimo (Bob Dylan)
      Intermission
       13. Super Ball IX Jam #1/
       14. Crosseyed and Painless (Talking Heads)/
       15. Chalk Dust Torture
       16. Sand (Trey Anastasio)/
       17. The Wedge
       18. Mike's Song/
       19. Simple/
       20. Bug (Amfibian)
       21. The Horse/
       22. Silent in the Morning/
       23. Weekapaug Groove/
       24. Joy/
       25. Character Zero
      Encore:
       26. Show of Life (Trey Anastasio)

Set List (July 2nd):
Afternoon Show:
       1. Tube
       2. Kill Devil Falls/
       3. Ocelot
       4. Lawn Boy
       5. The Divided Sky
       6. Boogie On Reggae Woman (Stevie Wonder)/
       7. Camel Walk
       8. Cities (Talking Heads)/
       9. Poor Heart/
       10. 46 Days/
       11. Suskind Hotel (Trey, Mike, & The Duo)
       12. When the Circus Comes (Los Lobos)
       13. Timber (Jerry) (Josh White and Sam Gary)/
       14. Back on the Train (Trey Anastasio)/
       15. Suzy Greenberg
       16. Monkey Man (The Rolling Stones)

Main Show:
       1. Runaway Jim/
       2. McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters
       3. Axilla/
       4. Birds of a Feather
       5. Stash
       6. Sample in a Jar
       7. Heavy Things/
       8. Horn/
       9. It's Ice/
       10. The Mango Song/
       11. Rift/
       12. Scents and Subtle Sounds/
       13. Run Like an Antelope
      Intermission
       14. Golden Age (TV on the Radio)/
       15. Super Ball IX Jam #2/
       16. Prince Caspian/
       17. Piper/
       18. Tweezer/
       19. Julius/
       20. Backwards Down the Number Line/
       21. Twist/
       22. Also Sprach Zarathustra (Richard Strauss)/
       23. Harry Hood/
       24. Cavern/
       25. Golgi Apparatus/
       26. A Day in the Life (The Beatles)
      Encore:
       27. Loving Cup (The Rolling Stones)
       28. Tweezer (Reprise)

Secret Show:
       1. Storage Jam
       2. Sleeping Monkey

Set List (July 3rd):
       1. Soul Shakedown Party (Bob Marley & The Wailers)
       2. AC/DC Bag/
       3. The Curtain/
       4. Colonel Forbin's Ascent/
       5. Fly Famous Mockingbird
       6. Destiny Unbound/
       7. Big Black Furry Creature from Mars/
       8. Wilson/
       9. Mound
       10. A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing
       11. Time Loves a Hero (Little Feat)
       12. Reba/
       13. David Bowie
      Intermission
       14. Big Balls (AC/DC)/
       15. Down with Disease/
       16. No Quarter (Led Zeppelin)/
       17. Party Time
       18. Ghost/
       19. Gotta Jibboo/
       20. Light (Trey Anastasio)
       21. Waves/
       22. What's the Use?
       23. Meatstick (with Japanese lyrics)/
       24. Stealing Time from the Faulty Plan
       25. The Star Spangled Banner (Barbershop Version)
       Encore:
       26. First Tube (Trey Anastasio)
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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #153 on: July 05, 2011, 11:05:59 PM »
 :metal

Tony is relaying his experience to me right now.
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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #154 on: July 06, 2011, 12:10:35 AM »
:metal

Tony is relaying his experience to me right now.

What'd he think?
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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #155 on: July 06, 2011, 09:44:23 AM »
He loved it, had a great time. He has seen them before but never to such an extent. He said he felt like they played for way longer than 14 hours, though.
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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #156 on: July 06, 2011, 02:19:50 PM »
Did you go Global Laziness?
I did not, but I listened to the entire thing live on THE BUNNY stream via livephish.com. I loved it. Highlights for me were Peaches, Wolfman's Brother, Life On Mars, jammed out Quinn the Eskimo, Weirdness > Crosseyed, Simple (ambient jam) > Bug, 46 Days > Suskind, Scents & SS (with the original intro), Golden Age, Tweezer, Storage Jam, and well almost all of 7/3 so I guess pretty much the entire weekend was good stuff. I wish I could have been there!

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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #157 on: January 05, 2012, 06:02:03 PM »
was anyone else at the  new years run?  i only made the first two shows, but thought they were pretty good.  lots of energy at the those two, the 30th and 31st were both a little more reserved in terms of song selection. 

these shows, more than the others i've been to, really felt unplanned.  i mean, they never have a set list when they go on stage, but these shows seemed to have a lot more trey/mike conferences about what to play next.  there were also only few sets that seemed to have any real flow.  there were a lot of clunky transitions that just felt like a train wreck or didn't make sense.  oh well. still lots of great songs got played. 

it's still astonishing how long these guys can play without repeating a song.  it's nuts.  and they're not even jamming that much anymore, so it's not like there are any 5 song sets. 

so, what'd everyone think of the new year's run?

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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #158 on: February 23, 2012, 05:15:05 PM »
I'm a fairweather fan of the Dead and know jack squat about Phish! 

I have heard some studio tunes of theirs on the YouTube and quite enjoyed it.  I also understand that their NYE1995 show is a very highly regarded release; would this be an ideal starting point there? 

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« Reply #159 on: February 23, 2012, 08:21:18 PM »
I also understand that their NYE1995 show is a very highly regarded release; would this be an ideal starting point there? 

Yes, very much so. You get many of their classics, and some of the best jams they've ever made. Plus the energy level is unbelievable.

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« Reply #160 on: February 25, 2012, 03:00:02 PM »
I'm a fairweather fan of the Dead and know jack squat about Phish! 

I have heard some studio tunes of theirs on the YouTube and quite enjoyed it.  I also understand that their NYE1995 show is a very highly regarded release; would this be an ideal starting point there?

yeah, NYE 95 is a great show. other good introductions would be made listening to slip, stitch and pass; halloween 98; a summer show from '91; and hampton/salem 97. you can use the holy spreadsheet to download shows and phish.netto figure out which dates to download.

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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #161 on: February 26, 2012, 09:35:37 AM »
Most of the Live Phish series live albums would be good starting points. Live Phish vol. 2, 6, 10, 14, or 20 are the best, IMO. But they're all great shows.

If you like funky Dead, and maybe want an equivalent, the Island Tour series (I think vol. 21-24) or Live Phish vol. 11 are good for that, or the new boxset that just came out.

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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #162 on: July 06, 2012, 07:25:29 PM »
Phish is delivering the goods this summer phanners. Anyone go? I only went to the two ALpine shows and it was awesome!!! NO QUARTER!!!

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« Reply #163 on: July 07, 2012, 11:50:33 AM »
Haven't been able to make to any shows, but I know the Atlantic City shows were good, as well as 6/23/2012 in Pennsylvania. On the other side of it, the Bonaroo set was very 'meh' as was their 4th of July show. But mostly they've been kicking ass.

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« Reply #164 on: July 15, 2012, 07:46:55 PM »
For months, I've put Phish off, but recently, I got Lawn Boy because it was $5 and looked awesome.  One of the better purchases I've made this year; definitely is motivating me to check out the stuff thrown around in this thread. 

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« Reply #165 on: July 15, 2012, 08:08:45 PM »
For months, I've put Phish off, but recently, I got Lawn Boy because it was $5 and looked awesome.  One of the better purchases I've made this year; definitely is motivating me to check out the stuff thrown around in this thread.

If you're a newbie to Phish, it is wise to get another studio album or two, before diving into their live material (just so you know where the song ends, and the jam begins; for example). I recommend Junta for more proggy, longer songs; or Rift for a more concept album feel, with proggy songs. A Picture of Nectar is also good as pretty much every song on there has been played live.

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« Reply #166 on: July 15, 2012, 08:25:34 PM »
If I may ask, which of those 3 is most similar to Lawn Boy, in terms of being eclectic and silly? 

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« Reply #167 on: July 15, 2012, 08:29:07 PM »
If I may ask, which of those 3 is most similar to Lawn Boy, in terms of being eclectic and silly?

Junta.

I'd say the other 2 are as well, as they're all Phish's early albums; but Junta precedes Lawn Boy, and contains many of the band's greatest songs.

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« Reply #168 on: July 15, 2012, 09:35:28 PM »
Junta is amazing.  Get it.  Then get something else, but it doesn't matter as long as you've heard Junta, because that's as close to the band's roots as you're gonna get, and in some ways, it's still their best.

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« Reply #169 on: September 08, 2012, 09:09:40 PM »
I've been stalling on getting into this band forever, so today, I'm putting my foot down and getting something.

Problem is, none of their stuff is in stores here, and I can't buy shit online at the moment. Although I realise anything officially available is also unofficially available, I'd rather find something that's essential, yet hasn't been released, because that's just how I roll.

After a browse of best/essential show lists, I'm thinking Great Went '97.

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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #170 on: September 10, 2012, 07:54:31 PM »
Browse any archive of audience recordings for August '93, December '95, November/December '97, or summer '12 (haven't listened extensively to the recent shows, but if universally glowing reviews are enough...).  Can't go wrong with those strong periods.
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« Reply #171 on: October 10, 2014, 02:16:35 AM »
So after a few years of slow digestion, I can say this band is really good, though my appreciation's a bit mixed up. I don't love the singing, and their in-jokes and humour really don't faze me. Their songs, when considered purely as songs, are mostly pretty average, so many of the songs that don't feature jams are completely forgettable. But that still leaves hours and hours of music where the songs serve as adequate launchpads/scaffolding for incredible playing.

Thus far, I've checked out 8/17/97, 8/16/97, 12/31/95, 12/31/93 and 8/31/12.

And I just downloaded 6/11/94 and 6/18/94.

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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #172 on: October 10, 2014, 07:48:23 AM »
I really wish Phish would tour TX these days.  I've got a wife and kid and can't get away to Dicks (Colorado) for 3 days like I used to.


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Re: Can we talk about Phish?
« Reply #173 on: October 10, 2014, 08:20:22 AM »
Laame. Dicks this year was a blast!
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« Reply #174 on: October 10, 2014, 08:22:20 AM »
Laame. Dicks this year was a blast!

Yeah I haven't been since 2011 (I think?)...