posted on Jul, 20 2007 @ 06:32 PM
Really, no one?
Well, I'm one. I was lucky to be able to do mini tours from 96-99. 6-8 show in a row. Their live shows were great. Hours of improv and fun on
stage. Even got to see Fishman play the vacuum cleaner on a couple of occaisions. Many, including myself, feel that those years were the best. The
only complaint was that toward the end, the fans got youger and into harder drugs like coke, heroine and meth. Made for a bad vibe in the lot and at
If you are a big Trey fan, he has many side projects. Oysterhead
, now defunct, was his project with Les
Claypool, and that was pretty good. To see them go back and forth on stage was a treat.
He and Phil Lesch toured together for awhile. Now I think he is doing his solo work, just calling it Trey Anastasio
Check out his senior thesis called The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday (TMWSIY) It contains a bunch of the songs that Phish later played. If you get
a copy of the 1988 version, you can hear how the songs started and compare that to what they sounded like later. Kind of interesting.
If you are interested in jamband music and want to find it in your area, try Jambase
. Listings and news of the
genre. String Cheese Incident sounds very similar to Phish, if you are interested. Also, there is Relix
, which was
originally called something else I believe, and was founded by the Grateful Dead. The cover story this month happens to be on Paige, the keyboardist