Phish has consistently been one of the most popular and lucrative touring acts in America, generating well over a quarter billion dollars in ticket sales. Yet, by other measures, the band isn’t popular at all... Phish doesn’t make money by selling music. They make money by selling live music, and that, it turns out, is a more durable business model.
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posted by Horace Rumpole
on Apr 22, 2013 -
Trey Anastasio's guitar rig: Part one
, part two
. Mike Gordon's bass rig: Part one
, part two
. Page McConnell's keyboard rig: Part one
, part two
. Jon Fishman's drum kit: Part one
, part two
. Phish all together: You Enjoy Myself - Madison Square Garden 2012-12-31
. Part improvised prog-rock, part classically structured composition, "You Enjoy Myself"
is far and away the boys' most played song, clocking in at 557 plays
so far. After their 2004 breakup, Trey is apocryphally quoted as saying that he didn't want to go around playing YEM for the rest of his life; in a Rolling Stone interview on the eve of their reunion he reversed on this, saying "I would give my left nut to play that song five times in a row every day until I die." [more inside]
posted by Lorin
on Jan 22, 2013 -
BLVR: This is all a pretty analytical approach to improvisation, where I think a lot of people consider Phish’s music to be just “made up on the spot.”
TA: We’re the most analytical band, in some ways. We’d talk and talk for hours about this stuff. I see improvisation as a craft and as an art. The craft part is important. There’s a lot of preparation and discipline that goes into it just so that, when you’re in the moment, you’re not supposed to be thinking at all.
The Believer - Interview with Trey Anastasio
posted by lemuring
on Jul 2, 2011 -
“So toss away stuff you don't need in the end; but keep what's important, and know who's your friend...”
Phish, live at the Rockpalast, Wartesaal, Cologne, February 16th, 1997: Set One Beauty of my Dreams, Split Open and Melt, Bouncing Around the Room, Crosseyed and Painless, Guelah Papyrus, Ginseng Sullivan, Tweezer, part 1 / part 2, Waste, Cavern, Chalkdust Torture
Set Two Sample in a Jar, Cars Trucks Buses, Free, Sparkle, Simple -> When the Circus Comes to Town, Swept Away -> Steep -> David Bowie, part 1 / part 2, Loving Cup, Tweezer Reprise
Encore Theme from the Bottom, Johnny B Goode
One of the greatest shows Phish have ever played, captured live on video. [Mouseover for notes.] [more inside]
posted by koeselitz
on Apr 11, 2010 -
"This site was created with one goal; to create the most comprehensive online archive of information and digital photos of the Coventry Vermont Phish show, August 14th and 15th 2004
." Seems odd to think folks went to the trouble of dedicating an entire website to just a single concert
, until you learn it was the very last one for Phish
posted by mathowie
on Aug 17, 2004 -
An announcement from Trey:
"So Coventry will be the final Phish show...For the sake of clarity, I should say that this is not like the hiatus, which was our last attempt to revitalize ourselves. We're done. It's been an amazing and incredible journey."
posted by methree
on May 25, 2004 -
Marijuana Buzz Linked to 'Runner's High.'
How do I begin to pose one suitable question? Will we see tapped-out stoners jogging roadside in Phish-logo sweats and Nikes? Will the DEA outlaw running? Will states enact "medical running" legislation? Will the ONDCP be forced to release new "Now go tell your teammates you were caught getting high from running; they'll understand" ads?
posted by ZenMasterThis
on Jan 10, 2004 -
(for flame's sake, this is not a post about the band itself) is a new service created by Phish through which people can download SHN or MP3's of their upcoming new years eve shows and burn them themselves, for a fee of course. The recordings are due to be available two days after the shows are over. It will be interesting to see if the service is successful and profitable. Assuming it is, will there be an effect on the music industry and the RIAA? Might they realize they can make money on music downloaded on the internet? Only time will tell.
posted by kurtosis
on Dec 20, 2002 -
is Primus bassist Les Claypool, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, and Police drummer Stewart Copeland. Having listened to sample cuts from their forthcoming debut album, all I can say is: omigod!
What would be your musical dream team?
posted by scottandrew
on Sep 28, 2001 -
Trey Anastasio (Phish) on Napster.
I know we're all kind of sick of this now. The interesting thing is that I got an MP3 of "Heavy Things" (which is on their new album) this morning from Napster, listened 3 times and then called my local HMV to see if they had the album in yet. They did, and I'm off to buy it. (Feeling legit? You can get Liquid Audio versions of two cuts from the new album
, including the one mentioned.)
posted by sylloge
on May 18, 2000 -