Will the Greyhound Rise?

8.7.08 -  Williamsburg (Unk.)

8.7.08 - Williamsburg (unk.)

This summer, several of Trey’s solo songs jumped over to his bigger band. Included in these transplants were, “Light,” “Let Me Lie,” “Backwards Down the Number Line,” “Alaska,” and Time Turns Elastic.” But one of the songs that seemed like a shoo-in for Phish has yet to emerge. The engaging multi-part composition, “Greyhound Rising”- played only twice on his own- has gone missing.

After Trey’s comeback show in Brooklyn last August, three songs struck me as clearly destined for Phish- “Backwards Down the Number Line,” “Light,” and “Greyhound Rising.” Two are firmly ingrained in the band’s current catalog, while one hasn’t seen the light of day. Seemingly destined for their new album, the song has yet to surface in any form. Trey only unshelved it once again- in Philadelphia- another sure sign that Phish would usurp the destiny of the future epic.  But they haven’t, and I wonder if they will.

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Classic TAB Tour '08 (unk.)

The song whispers out of the gate with lyrical poetry complemented by somber guitar and piano melodies.  The piece at first seems wistful, longing for something or someone lost, and Trey conveys this emotion in a beautifully phrased solo that stands out in the opening section. Moving into a more Phishy texture, the melodic verse that comes in over the oceanic music is much more upbeat and sounds like it could have been pulled right from a Phish song. The groove takes the song into a bluesier jam where Red unleashes a gnarling solo. When hearing the layered composition the two times with his Classic TAB band, my imgination ran wild thinking of how much Phish could enhance the song, taking it from its raw form into one of those bigger pieces that are at least 10 to 15 minutes every time out. With plenty of composition and ample room for improv, it seems like the perfect song for Phish 3.0. Why else would it have been written after all?

The blues jam turns into a heavier build- this is where the jam would be- and finally uses collective hits to splash into the ending, a slowed down, dramatic reprise of the introduction; a Phish song no doubt. And to end it, a cathartic solo over a delicate beat. It would be awesome, and Trey knows it. It will come at some point; who knows when- but at somepoint. It’s one of his most interesting new pieces.  Heck, since “Alaska” made it to Phish, “Greyhound Rising” is destined to crossover to balance things out.  One can hope.

Greyhound Rising” 10.24.08 – The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA

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Jam of the Day:

Twist > Caspian” 1.1.00 Cypress

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/ph99-12-31d4t03.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/ph99-12-31d4t04.mp3]

Sticking with the Big Cypress vibe of yesterday, here is a gorgeous segment from early in the set that often goes overlooked with all the music of the night. With an enchanting ambient groove, this “Twist” carried an introspective feel as we stepped out of the 1900’s forever.

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DOWNLOAD OF THE DAY:

5.6.1992 St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI < Torrent

5.6.1992 St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI < Megaupload

4.17.1992 - The Warfield

Spring 1992 - The Warfield

With Fall Tour rumored to start at Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit, this nugget from Spring ’92 recounts a former visit to The Motor City, proper.  Coming at you via reader request, this show was one of the last in the Midwest before heading east to conclude their tour. Featuring the bust-out of “Shaggy Dog” for the first time since 1988 (451 shows), this show boasts a quintessential old-school setlist.  This fileset feature an entire AUD recording and a Set I SBD , taboot.  Detroit- here we come.

I: Llama, Foam, Reba, My Mind’s Got a Mind of its Own, Maze, Tela, Brother, Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Famous Mockingbird, Sparkle, Cavern

II: My Sweet One, Stash, The Squirming Coil, You Enjoy Myself > Shaggy Dog, All Things Reconsidered, Bouncing Around the Room, Uncle Pen, Chalk Dust Torture, HYHU > Terrapin > HYHU, Take the A-Train, Golgi Apparatus

E: Carolina, Good Times Bad Times

Source: DAUD/FOB (~30 ft. from stage, DFC) Neumann RSM191A-S > Neumann MTX191S > Panasonic SV-255@48k Master (on SV-255 listed above) & SET 1 SBD

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308 Responses to “Will the Greyhound Rise?”

  1. HarryHood Says:

    I asked this the other day, but does TeamHood have a website? I did a search and didn’t come up with anything

  2. HarryHood Says:

    “If peeing your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis…..”

  3. Mr. Completely Says:

    Hearing yourself on tape from a peak moment – priceless

    I only hang out with nerds, dorks and geeks. and only the kind that understand the Geek Code, which is:

    if you’re a geek about something, you’re not cooler than any other kind of geek.

    leads to a real nice attitude. Phish dorks, computer geeks, Dungeons and Dragons nerds, record collector obsessives, stereo gear audiophiles, nintendo freaks, t-shirt collectors: if you don’t care enough about something, ANYTHING, to be a geek about it, then how interesting can you be?

    If you’re too cool to care that much about anything, well, that’s the modern hipster for you. Everything can only be enjoyed ironically and from a distance…so boring…such a cowardly way to live…

    I love people who love what they love and don’t give a damn what anyone thinks about it. Fly that freak flag!

  4. Jay Says:

    nerds and freaks share a kinship. I happen to be both.

  5. Mr. Completely Says:

    @Robear, I definitely have a great source for the Phil show. I can at least dig that one up for you.

    @Harry, I don’t think so, no. They try to stay anonymous. And yeah, they do great work.

  6. HarryHood Says:

    How can I get my hands on some of the TeamHood DVD’s everyone’s talking about?

  7. Lycanthropist Says:

    @ Mr. C –

    way to represent for geeks. I often find myself the dorkiest in the room, but that is something I am proud of rather than ashamed of. I actually get frustrated at shows when I see a bunch of “fans” just chillin like they are too cool to be there. I just want to grab them by the shoulders and tell them to lighten up 🙂

    re: JOTD:
    I am really enjoying these Big Cypress cuts. I love how all the jams have a certain Cypress-ness to them. They are all patient and moody and damn near tear jerking. Just moments of bliss in deep space that will lose you and then snag you back with the next song.

    I can’t imagine what the experience must have been like. I do hope they put out a good DVD, even though I know it won’t match the actual experience of epic greatness that happened deep in the swamps of Florida.

  8. KWL Says:

    @Mr C: ‘if you don’t care enough about something, ANYTHING, to be a geek about it, then how interesting can you be?’

    Outstanding.

  9. albert walker Says:

    dude

    dissing my mk 6’s
    what’s up with that?
    which one’s sound better
    I’m lost here
    I still don’t think those sound bad
    if others are that much better must sound great

  10. freshtracks420 Says:

    @ sumodie – Glad to hear more details…here’s hoping that dates are announced tomorrow too!

  11. Kenny Powers Says:

    “If you’re too cool to care that much about anything, well, that’s the modern hipster for you. Everything can only be enjoyed ironically and from a distance…so boring…such a cowardly way to live…

    I love people who love what they love and don’t give a damn what anyone thinks about it. Fly that freak flag!”

    Gospel!

    I’m obsessed with weather. I have three thermometers at my house, inside and outside in different locations. One year I actually kept a spreadsheet of the daily highs and lows. When I played hooky one day during a blizzard I emailed the local weather station with snow depth measurements. I think it’s really cool when the temp at my house in the burbs drops way lower at night than the city. Seriously.

    Also love maps and geography. Whenever I take road trips my wife/mom/friends have to tell me to stop looking at the Atlas and talk to them or look outside. When I listen to Phish tours from other parts of the country I look where the show was on the map of the USA and transport myself there. I’m having a ball this month, following the 10-years-ago-tour and all its random stops like Boise, Tuscon, Las Cruces NM…Pelham AL…Aimes IA, Normal IL…I mean totally random places. Wish I had done that tour. Oh wait I was studying abroad in Ghana at the time. Maybe that’s what also fascinates me about that tour, I was in such a toooootally different world, it’s like that tour never happened to me.

    Hello tangent, nice to go off on you.

  12. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I gave up worrying about what others think of my obsessions a loooooong time ago. nothing to be gained from letting the opinions of others shape who you are.

    I find that most people are a geek about one thing or another. It all depends how much you commit yourself to it. I tend to dive in head first.

  13. Jay Says:

    OK Kenny, I think you are taking it too far 😉

  14. SOAM Says:

    We beat okibo

  15. beepaphone Says:

    ^pumps fist twice

  16. Mr. Completely Says:

    @Harry – they circulate on private torrent trackers. My favorite tracker that allows video is thetradersden.org. You should just need to register, I don’t think they’re closed for regs or anything? hopefully not.

    @Kenny – the weather and geography are both super interesting, especially the way they interact! Great obsessions! My 5 year old has no interest in the comics page but wants the weekly weather section from the newspaper every morning. We went to a science museum last week, they had this thing, it was so awesome…like a globe, maybe 6 feet in diameter, suspended in the air, with satellite weather imagery for the whole world projected onto it! Running in a loop starting from 2 weeks ago up to realtime! Watching chains of storms roll across the Pacific…OMG I could have stared at that thing all day! They had a remote, you could tilt the globe to see various parts, or fast forward/rewind the weather…amazing.

    I grew up as a geek in an time and place where knowing the name “Gandalf” was a ticket to free daily ass-whippings. Now gaming and sci fi and stuff are everywhere, and geeks rule the world…I love living in the future!

  17. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    okay, here’s my “Geek List”:

    Phish
    Music in general (I seem to buy HDs too frequently)
    RPGs (trying to kick this habit)
    ND Football (in the blood, no cure)
    Obscure Trivia
    Retail Demographics (work has taken over a piece of me)

    things rotate in and out depending on the season, but there are always 2-3 things I am geeking out on.

    yep, Harpua’s one of my current geek obsessions…

  18. EL Duderino Says:

    @ HarryHood

    teamhood productions does not have a site!!!

    It’s just a crew that video tapes shows instead of just taping them. TTD and the D (which is down for maintenance) are the places you are gonna find teamhood videos! Your gonna have to search for ’em.

  19. lot rat Says:

    fuckin soam…digging you lyrics to life today.

    seek some help

  20. EL Duderino Says:

    @ AW

    Get the other source not those MK6’s!!!

  21. Pence Says:

    @KP, sounds like a cool little hobby you got going there. Google Maps astounds me, hopefully someday it will be real time. Crazy.

  22. Lycanthropist Says:

    ok my geek list:

    -Phish, MMW, Radiohead
    -Harry Potter (been over this one for a while, still check up on updates from time to time)
    -Reading in general (Tom Robbins specifically)
    -LOST
    -Magic: The Gathering (something that re appeared in my friend circle recently, kind of a blast from the past)
    -Chance Fisher and This Side Up (although, also my career choice so..)
    -Carnivale (still bitter about this ones early demise)
    -Video Games
    -Movies (I love em… I can’t watch enough)

  23. KWL Says:

    @Lycan, been meaning to mention that I checked out Chance Fisher 6/13 and really dug it. Well-written songs, nice jams, good interplay. Nice!

  24. Lycanthropist Says:

    @KWL –

    Thank you very much… have tons of other stuff if you are interested.

  25. KWL Says:

    geek list:

    phish
    micro-brewed beer
    really dense social theory like Deleuze, Butler, Spivak
    combining phish, micro-brewed beer, and dense social theory

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