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.


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


Winged music note=====

Jam of the Day:

Twist > Caspian” 1.1.00 Cypress


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.



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?”

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  1. Cristobal Says:

    Thank you Mr. Miner!! As a comparatively recent Phan, culminating my experience thus far with the heaven of the Gorge, I can only say you have allowed me to supplement my life with unbelievable moving Phish nuggets which define my life. You’re a king!

  2. Kenny Powers Says:

    FYI for Boston area peeps heading to Indio who haven’t bought plane tix yet: Virgin is now running a deal $99 nonstop Logan to LAX. Comes to $219 round trip after taxes.

  3. Mr. Icculus Says:

    Lets only hope that the Greyhound will Rilse, what a great song. Love its slowed down melodic textures. Nice peaceful lyrics and Trey definitely nailed this version with alot of emotion this night. Phish would detroy this tune!!!

  4. HarryHood Says:

    Just listened to Greyhound for the first time. Thanks for the link Miner. What a great tune. I felt the same way about Drifting before Phish gave it the full band treatment it at the Worchester Centrum on 2/26/03. It’s a shame that was the one and only time they played it. That was a great post-hiatus show, with the band playing one song from each of their solo acts. Killer Ghost>Makisupa (with Low Rider tease) in that show as well. Maybe an idea for a future download of the day?

  5. Tweeprise Says:

    Good post, Mr. Miner. I also thought Valentine would make the leap from those shows. I hope both Greyhound and Valentine get the Phish treatment. Who knows, there are a lot of sets to be played at Indio!

  6. afroskully Says:

    This post makes me think of another forgotten trey epic: Goodbye Head.

    I remember seeing the “grab” band playing that one and thinking that at some point soon, phish will be getting back together.

  7. albert walker Says:

    loving the Cypress JOTD

    interesting to see if we see some of these new one’s
    would not be surprised if there is some new songwriting done before Indio also

  8. EL Duderino Says:

    Posting early today Albert!

  9. albert walker Says:

    works slow man
    still feels like summer
    nothing to do when markets go up every day
    just sit back and watch

  10. Danny B Says:

    Man……the guitar part in Greyhound Rising sounds a lot like Mott The Hoople “All The Young Dudes”….could be a cool song with Phish for sure.

    Ughhhhh……I really don’t want to be at work today…….time to zone out and listen to 4/3/98 and ignore my co-workers

  11. Gary Says:

    I think Greyhound Rising and Valentine would be great Phish tunes, though maybe he is going to keep them for his next solo record.

  12. sumodie Says:

    Yesterday’s download of the day (1989.10.01 – SBD – The Front, Burlington VT) claims to have the first instance of HYHU, played before and after ‘If I Only Had A Brain’. But as Freeze pointed out last night, HYHU is missing. Anyone know if this is a mistake in the setlist or was it cut from the SBD?

  13. dgreens Says:

    Just found this on the web. Would love to hear this source from Red Rocks. Anyone else hear about this:


  14. Robear Says:

    Thanks for the introduction to that ‘TAB’ song, Miner. I lost track of projects and such and didn’t really pay much attention until ‘Hampton’ in the spring. When I read today’s article title, I thought you were working on a bus package to Indio; duh.

    A dub, you heading to Indio? I agree that there’s likely some writing going on right now, too. Plus, weren’t there a bunch of songs they already have written and arranged, that didn’t make ‘Joy’ or the bonus disc? Could get a bunch of new gems for Halloween.

    This song has ‘Phish’ written all over it.

  15. albert walker Says:

    nothing keeping me from Indio
    must see on that one
    I live for weekends like that

    little vacation from babylon will do me right

  16. EL Duderino Says:

    IMO Greyhound is awful until about 5:15 into the song. I can feel the emotion of the tune “Joy” but the first half of this tune I’m not feeling. The first half and second half are like two completely different tunes. Do you think maybe they started out as a two separate songs, then conjoined at a later date?

  17. Phish...Yup Says:

    That Cypress Twist is just great.

    Heading to Philly for my first non-phish show experience there ever for a an Always Sunny in Philly performance and an Eagles/Saints game. Any Philly phishthoughters have any solid pubs/locales to hit up over the weekend?

  18. butter Says:

    good morning all

  19. Robear Says:

    Hey Butter! Howz about some fall dates?? You hitting MSG (rumored)?

    ^yup, that game should be awesome! I had 49ers tix last year for two games, but couldn’t make either.

  20. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:


    first decision you need to make is what cheesesteak place you will go to. It’s an important decision, and one not to be taken lightly. families have been torn apart by this. So ask yourself: Am I a Pat’s or a Geno’s man?

    Answer this, and the rest of the weekend will come together just fine.

    *I don’t really know if this is true, but it sounds good, doesn’t it?

  21. albert walker Says:

    butter that avatar is my dog
    not literally but he looks identical
    funny shit

    he is a am staff named Miles and that photo is exact
    you catching that el dude he’s rockin a Miles avatar

  22. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    whoops. there’s supposed to be an asterix after “families have been torn apart by this”. last line doesn’t really make sense without that…

  23. Phish...Yup Says:

    Good call Type III. Big decision to make. I think I stumbled into Geno’s the last time I was there so I may have to try stumbling into Pat’s this time to get a taste of both.

  24. butter Says:

    @Robear-tryin to hit MSG, will be in Maui till Nov 28th, so that leaves 3 days at home till the 2nd. Tryin to bill it as “Christmas shopping in NY to wifey”

    @Albert – that is Daisy , she will be three on Oct 13. We have the same dog huh? I will be in Chi this weekend (get in Fri at 8pm) for Bears game. Stayin at Hotel Sax. You know of any music goin on this weekend?

  25. shpongleyez Says:

    i seem to have missed the avatar train. how do i catch it?

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