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. Mr. Completely Says:

    weird, El Dude.

  2. whole tour! Says:

    @harry

    that 2.26.03 show was great. ‘Drifting’ and ‘Clone’ sounded great as phish tunes and that ‘moma dance’ is the most unique version i’ve ever heard. It reminded me of the Roseland 2000 ‘yamar’ with a crazy way out funk jam.

  3. spike2518 Says:

    can some help me i’m try to find the app for my iphone for phish fes but can not find can some help pls thank u

  4. EL Duderino Says:

    Still doing it. Oh well. At least my black and white of Warren made it up!

  5. EL Duderino Says:

    I’m a Mac user Mr. C so that won’t help me but thanks anyway. 🙂

  6. voopa Says:

    For Firefox users, you can force refresh everything on a page by hitting ctrl + F5.

  7. EL Duderino Says:

    Safari here brah.

  8. Mr. Completely Says:

    @El Dude, it’s similar on Mac Firefox…but Safari doesn’t suck much if that’s what you use…I’m sure it has similar deal

  9. albert walker Says:

    Warren in black and white looks already dead
    Think he may want to lay off those ribs for a while
    Road living not treating him very well

  10. Aquaman Says:

    @Miner

    “Who likes Miner?”

    “I do! I do!”

    Thank you so much for fulfilling this request!

    If it’s possible to burn a hole in a CD I have burned one in this show’s set one CD. To all of you out there please, please listen to this FOAM. My humble opinion is that this is by far the best FOAM they have ever played. There is such a jazz feel to this song, the pace is fast and the close is hot.

    Following it up is one of the shortest, sweetest, spaciest Reba’s on record. If I itch for a Reba, this is where I go. Like an image burned into my memory I will never forget the moment when, during the full Reba hose, Page turned and looked right at me (I am front row at this point). Without missing a beat, not one messed up note, he focuses his gaze locked eyeballs with me and gave the creepiest most sinister smile. Slowly, like when the Grinch curls his demonic lip to a twisted smile. When his smile reached full bore he nodded mouthed two simple words to me…..”Nice, huh?”

    Nice, indeed Page.

    In that exact moment on I went from aficionado, to full on phan. (And a Page freak to boot). I was two weeks from turning 20. And seventeen years later, this song, that moment is like crystal in my mind each time I listen to this set one.

    Again, a hearty thanks to Miner.

    -Aquaman-

    P.S. COBO Arena futures trading higher on mass motor city speculation.

  11. butter Says:

    dude- i’ve had to close window, clear cache, wait a minute, then go- it still hasn’t worked right away every time.

  12. Mr. Completely Says:

    I think gravatar is a little wonky too

    this free, totally cool service sucks! 😮

    fucking internets

  13. EL Duderino Says:

    Is this one better?

  14. EL Duderino Says:

    again

  15. Jay Says:

    Thanks Miner for another old school DLOTD 🙂

  16. EL Duderino Says:

    Weird

  17. Jay Says:

    If you are having issues with your gravatar I would blame it on the clogged pipes of the internets.

  18. EL Duderino Says:

    @ AW

    Do you like the ’87 Jerry better?

  19. Robear Says:

    Aqua, great, great story! Where were my older friends to guide me to that show?

    I’m so torn on Cobo. Such a long trek from Nor Cal for one show. Taking a closer look at MSG.

  20. Aquaman Says:

    @All

    Of course my ramblings would be about the 5-6-92 St. Andrews hall show provided by Miner.

    MEGA-Download it, each of you.

    -Aqua-

  21. EL Duderino Says:

    I hate to tell you people There will be NO Cobo Arena show in Detroit. The Cobo will be torn down on Oct. 2nd. Sorry to dash your hope but it will take longer than two months to build a new one. KISS is the last show there!!!

  22. Robear Says:

    I tried to switch up my Avatar too. No luck yet. This image I borrowed from Miner’s site, the RR ‘SOAM’. I tried to upload an original shot, but it hasn’t switched yet.

    Get ‘Firefox’ for you MAC.

  23. Mr. Completely Says:

    Robear, I see your river photo

  24. Robear Says:

    El Dude, no sir. That’s not the best time to start a big construction project in Michigan, is it?

  25. Mr. Completely Says:

    the best time to start a big construction project in Michigan is 1953

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