Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by The Sloth, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. The Sloth

    The Sloth Guest

    Dec 19, 2011
  2. Mind blowing...

    Thank you sir...
  3. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
    I stopped at 1:26
    I tried. I just can't. I'm just not a Phish head. I listen to music all day every day every genre but I can't listen to the dead or Phish. Maybe I should get my eyes checked.
  4. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    I'm even weirder as I like the Dead but all respect to them, not so much with Phish.
  5. highway


    Aug 20, 2008
    SUMMER TOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. The Sloth

    The Sloth Guest

    Dec 19, 2011
  7. highway


    Aug 20, 2008
    just listened to this:

    now playing: 7/29/2003 -- my first show, if you haven't heard this yet . . . GET IT!
  8. sean_on_bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    I've always found the comparison strange, as Phish really sounds little like the Dead. Only similarity is that they both jam.

    I think alot of the older Phish material is more akin to progressive rock then jam band.
  9. geeza


    Mar 15, 2009
    Earth, but just barely.
    I'm not wearing pants
    The Dead = bluegrass/blues
    Phish = jazz/funk
  10. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
    I'm not saying those two are similar; I was just listing bands that are cult-status & I missed the boat. no disrespect. rock on. I'll shut up
  11. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
  12. I like some of their albums, but I can't listen to them play live. It just hurts too much. Songs that were well structured and tight are now rambling, tedious bore fests.
  13. The Sloth

    The Sloth Guest

    Dec 19, 2011
  14. The Sloth

    The Sloth Guest

    Dec 19, 2011
    And because people around these parts like covers so much:

  15. The Sloth

    The Sloth Guest

    Dec 19, 2011
    I doesn't always work, but it's something special for a band to jam like we all do in practice, hit on all those weird places you only land because you kept going, AND be entertaining while getting there (something most of us could never do).

    They took the few extra minutes once and got here:

    At 1:25 something great comes into focus.
  16. enjoi1018

    enjoi1018 Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2011
    Auburn, AL
    I am a huge Phan but definitely understand this from people who feel that way. In no way am I trying to persuade you, as it's completely your opinion, but if you want a great display of what they can do, Youtoobz "slave to the traffic light" from 10-31-94.

    Even complete anti-Phish people have said to me personally that it's a pretty incredible piece. There's not one note that's wasted, which is what a lot of people see in the band.
  17. jwbassman

    jwbassman Supporting Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    Great show man! That time period was my favorite. They were just killin' it '93 through '96. That was really when they were the tightest IMO. 90-92 were really good years too, but they took the jams to the next level '93-'96. I saw them in '93 at UNH and that was such a great show. Got to see so many great shows during that era. Then in '97 they really began to get into the funk during the Europe tour in the spring '97 and that continue during summer '97 tour. One of the best shows I ever saw was Darien Lake on that tour. Phenomenal show, but the drive to the Great Went was brutal. I took the first shift driving right after the show and drove all night until 7am when we hit the Mass. border. Good times! I remember doing the fall tour in '97 and that was when they had some really deep funk jams. Trey really went from completely shredding to a much more funky style of playing.

    It's actually pretty cool to look back over the years and see how the band has morphed in the way they sound and jam. Very much like how the Dead had very distinct sounds through various eras.
  18. glocke1

    glocke1 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    same here. I Like the Grateful Dead an awful lot, and have tried liking Phish...i have a few of their live releases and videos, and have seen them live a few times but I just can't get into them. Every live show I've been to of theirs I've left early. I enjoy some of it, but it just gets too silly for me.