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?”

  1. Matthew Schwarz Says:

    Anyone know some other good sites to d/l free mp3’s of our phavorite pholks? http://www.phishows.com is the primary place I go.
    gdlive.com and momadance.com used to be great places, but they seem to be down.

    Specifically looking for sites that might have Trey or Mike mp3’s.

    Miner’s post on the Get Bassed tour and on Trey’s “Greyhound Rising” sparked the sudden urge….

  2. EL Duderino Says:

    gdlive.com hasn’t been up in years brah

    For all GD needs go to Workingman’s Tracker.

    For all Phish needs go to bt.etree.org

  3. Matthew Schwarz Says:

    El Duderino – I know BT is the bomb, and I have picked up many tasty shows from there… But can’t do Torrents from my ship.

    Best I can do is d/l at 5-10 KB/s…but using one of those download managers with Firefox, the speed is upped to sometimes 20-30 KB/s if several download threads get going at the same time…

  4. Matthew Schwarz Says:

    It’s quite different than my home in Japan — fibre optics connection at 100mbps.

  5. Robear Says:

    Hey Matt!
    I’ve got a collection of ‘post it notes’ on my mac, from cutting and pasting this website’s tidbits! Music, books, tech, etc.

    Count me amongst those that don’t want to play Miner in Scrabble 😉

  6. Lycanthropist Says:

    @ poster –

    definitely a reader here, although I really need to read more non-fiction.

    I am getting amped about tonight’s show. Should be a good night!

    not sure what I think about Greyhound yet..

  7. Lycanthropist Says:

    reading Coyote Blue by Christopher Moore right now.

    So far so good, entertaining. Funny, and uses Native American culture as the backdrop for its story (sort of anyway). I’m enjoying it.

    Also re reading The Dark Tower series
    Reading Lord of the Rings for the first time (I know! I can’t believe I haven’t read it until now either! On the Two Towers now)

    One of these days, I will be able to just read one book at a time and enjoy that book. I have a bad habit of reading 3 things at a time and then jumbling em up. 😀

  8. Billy Breathes Says:

    What’s this all about? I’ll just call it outside out.

    Go Cactus.

  9. Billy Breathes Says:

    What’s this all about? I’ll just call it outside out.

    Go Cactus.

  10. fat bastard Says:


    i bet you hear a can’t stand still tonite. i like that song

  11. Lycanthropist Says:

    @fb –

    my bad.. was referring to my own band’s show. I would love to be saying I’m getting bassed tonight, but duty calls 😉

  12. fat bastard Says:

    oh even better. kill em

  13. Lycanthropist Says:

    we plan to. got a few new tunes. playing at a venue we haven’t played at in two years. goin for a 2.5 hour straight set tonight.

  14. Mr.Miner Says:

    “I feel like a kid who just was told there is no Santa Claus. Mr. Miner is a yankee fan? ”

    ^^ lol!! born and raised….def not bandwagon if that makes any diff 😉

  15. beatenworker Says:

    I also like the Greyhound and would love to see Phish take it on, but did you take a swipe at Alaska?? How dare?? It’s one of my favorite new tunes; better than everything on Joy except Number Line and Kill Devil Falls, IMHO. An instant classic.

  16. EL Duderino Says:

    Alaska is a great tune!!!

  17. voopa Says:


  18. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    The more I read of other’s geekdom the more things I could add to my list. Would love to challenge Miner in scrabble. That’s another one of mine…

  19. Highway Bill Says:

    …yeah…go Yanks. Me too.

  20. sumodie Says:

    “No academic geeks on here? “When is the last time one of you picked up a fucking book?””

    Too much of an academic geek here. Finally getting back to reading fiction. Thanks to MrC I’m reading Kim Stanley Robinson’s global warming trilogy, which starts with ‘Forty Signs of Rain’. Now on to ‘Fifty Degrees Below’. Just what I needed to read right now -been far too deep into nonfiction.

    Phish is far and away my biggest geek obsession…for better and worse 8)

  21. mrfergie Says:

    @Lycanthropist – Noticed you referenced Blue Coyote. Not sure if you’ve read any other Christopher Moore, but if you haven’t you need to read Lamb. It’s a great and take on the missing years of Jesus…

    As for myself, I’m on a bit of a non-fiction kick right now. Just finishe Team of Rivals, and just started High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed.

  22. Matthew Schwarz Says:

    I found Lamb a little…unpolished. I like zany humor (like Doug Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide) but Lamb seemed like good ideas that weren’t thought through — kind of like every single movie with Will Ferrell.

    I’m a Vonnegut fan myself. Gave my baby boy the first name of Vonnegut…it was either that or something “weird” like Poster or Harpua.

    Just finished Charles Bukowski’s Women…a fast, easy read that satisfies those who like a good story, and porn.

  23. Mr. Completely Says:

    @sumodie yeah I just got back into reading fiction after years of only nonfic. Started when I finally picked up a copy of the Red Book, the edition of LotR bound in a big single volume…wanted one for years…then did a bunch of comic/graphic novel trade papers…IMO many of the best modern genre fiction (SF, noir, horror) authors are working in comics now, it’s not second rate art by any means. I’d take The Invisibles over any SF book published in the 90’s, yes including Neal Stephenson…Sandman is the best fantasy of that decade as well…stuff needs to be taken much more seriously than it is.

  24. Mr. Completely Says:

    @Matthew have you read Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett? A comedy about the apocalypse. I think the collaboration helps cover up each author’s weaknesses, and I found the result hilarious.

  25. halcyon Says:

    Mr C….I just read Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, it was a fun read. I am currently revisiting The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. He is a talent. Great author.

    I am also checking out The Road by Cormac McCarthy. It is a post apocalyptic tale reminscent of The Grapes of Wrath.

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