Joined: 07 Apr 2010 Posts: 985 Location: Lost somewhere in the Northen Adriatic
Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:36 pm Post subject:
yes I have a mixed feeling about them! I like the strange sound and solos of Trey's guitar,and also the pianoman is great. But then I don't always like their "bluegrass" kinda songs or the vacuum cleaner and a capella songs.
So I am curious ... I listen to some of them but I go back to the GD in a few hours!
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yeah, I was heavily into them when I was much younger, from 94-97, when it felt like they really were breaking some new ground. They were never really a "Dead for the 90's" though -- they had a much wider range of influences and a much more humorous "silly" side to them (ala Zappa, I guess) which I loved at the time, but has paled severely since then. Their old stuff still sounds fine to me, but it's hard to know how much of it is nostalgia...
I did enjoy listening to this new stuff, though. As technically accomplished as Fishman and Gordon are, though, the rhythm section stills feels like the thing that kinda sinks them for me. imho, of course.
Joined: 23 Jun 2008 Posts: 10252 Location: Davy Jones' Locker
Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:06 pm Post subject:
My problem with them, to take from swami, is that they don't... I mean, Trey doesn't.... know how to space the music out at all.
Trey always goes too far, and loses my interest... ends up sounding like Joel Satriani or whoever it is... can't remember his exact name, and am probably way off...
Joined: 25 Aug 2009 Posts: 525 Location: Fargo, North Dakota
Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:06 pm Post subject:
I got a real kick out of the title for this one, Live Bait. It just so happens that my wife had ordered and received a copy of Live Bait by a band called the Arrogant Worms about two weeks ago. They are a pseudo parody band from Canada. It appears that Phish and Worms go well together! Who knew?
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