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

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/12-Greyhound-Rising.mp3]

Winged music note=====

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. Jay Says:

    better Zappa albums than hot rats to cover IMHO. One Size Fits All for example.

  2. fat bastard Says:

    anyone notice after gordon’s encore the were playing some JGB?

  3. Mr. Completely Says:

    Hot Rats is a brilliant album IMO but would be hard to arrange for 4 piece – Peaches is maybe simplest thing on there…

    One Size has some great f’in tracks on it tho…Inca Roads…a smoker

  4. Robear Says:

    My only Halloween request, turn Paige up, about 2 clicks. I was listening to the ’95 NY show yesterday. I understand it’s a re-master and all, but it was a reminder of how well Paige sounded in the mix back then, especially on piano. just my 2 cents. I really felt they got ‘Mike’ right in the mix, last leg, now just a bit more tweaking.
    Just getting around to listening to 8/2/09. Thick, growly, beautiful ‘Reba’. Can’t wait to get through this! I said it before, “Beauty” contains a caged beast of a jam, waiting to escape.

    If anyone’s still looking for a nice ‘aud.’ copy, I used this one off of ‘bt.etree.org’
    Source: Schoeps mk2s> KCY> Schoeps VMS02IB> Apogee Mini-Me> SD 722 (@24bit/96kHz)
    Location: Split 10′
    Taped, Transferred & Seeded by: taylorc (08/03/2009)

    It sounds really good, complete with obligatory “FREEBIRD” shout by a fan right before “Grind”.

  5. halcyon Says:

    interesting picks on that site…….I wonder about Pavement now that they are reuniting……

  6. Jay Says:

    Po-Jama People, Po-Jama People People

    Lord they make you sleepy with the things might say.
    Wrap ’em up
    Roll ’em out
    Get ’em out of my way

  7. EL Duderino Says:

    I love Alaska too!!!

    I don’t know Nebraska!!!! LOL

  8. EL Duderino Says:

    Taylor Caine has everything but the right caps IMO. The MK2, MK21, and MK22’s are my least favorite of the Schoeps. MK4, MK41 and my all time favorite the legendary MK4V’s

  9. Mr. Completely Says:

    ^^^ you are correct sir ^^^

  10. Robear Says:

    thx, el dude. I’ll keep that in mind when looking in the future! I’m pretty new to the ‘torrent’ world. It’s slow going as it is, and little tips help. I don’t have the bandwidth to download several sources and pick the best.

  11. EL Duderino Says:

    AKG 460b/ck61 or the 480b/ck63’s are another nice body/caps set up too! The B & K 4000 (4011,4021 and 4022’s) series are also good but I think they call them DPA now. Not sure on that. Maybe Mr. C can help confirm if that’s true or not

  12. fat bastard Says:

    EL DUDE in what language are you writing? its not english or spanish

  13. Jay Says:

    Yea, called DPA now. Love the warmth of the 4011’s.

  14. SOAM Says:

    Hallowen-Sticky Fingers

    on another note-when I am at work and generally slogging through my day with a buzz on of course….I wonder

    WAS IT FOR THIS MY LIFE I SOUGHT?

    and when I’m at home gettin power bitched at by the old ball and chain…I say

    CAN YOU STILL HAVE FUN

    WOOAH WOOH WHOAAH WOOOO WWOOAH

  15. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Butter

    We’re talking about mic set ups for recording shows. The trick to having a great audience collection IMO, is using the db.etree.org and looking up the rig that works best for your ears.

  16. Robear Says:

    lmao, SOAM

    art imitates life, life imitates art

    Fat b, he’s writing in ‘Taper’ language.

  17. fat bastard Says:

    SOAM is funny

  18. EL Duderino Says:

    GRAB every PHISH audience recording with the Schoeps MK4V’s and you won’t be sorry!!!

  19. Mr. Completely Says:

    I have heard a lot of AKG and B&K tapes that I liked and kept but never one I truly loved, the ones that drop my jaw and really put me in the room. I’ve never heard a Sennheiser recording that’s worth listening to more than once.

    Not generally a fan of blended recordings.

    Every A+ audience recording I’ve heard (not many) is a schoeps.

    for me it usually comes down to richness & lack of distortion in the bass, strength in the kickdrum, clarity in the cymbals and definition & nuance in the guitar’s amp tone esp. in high registers or during feedbacky or overdriven parts – if a recording has all of those qualities and a nice stereo image, that’s where it’s at.

    Not saying that good Senn recordings don’t exist, or that no A+ akg or B&Ks exist either – just that I have none

    but I’m not pulling AUDs for comparison the way I used to

  20. Robear Says:

    El dude, what kind of rig should I look for when searching for 90’s shows? Say, mid to late 90’s.

  21. Mr. Completely Says:

    yeah the letters “Mk4V” in promimity with “FOB” should be an automatic download especially

    there is no magic bullet – sometimes the room sounds like ass, or a cable acts up, or whatever – have heard bad tapes made by great tapers many times – proof is only in the hearing

  22. EL Duderino Says:

    FYI collectors:

    The listings usually go like this for OTS recordings. Now these are just the bodies and caps.

    CMC6/MK4V’s > KC5 > AD1000 > tascam DA-P1

    The CMC6 part is the actual body of the microphones and the MK4V part are the caps.

    There are a few different bodies that were made over the years by Schoeps. For example CMC3, CMC5 and CMC6’s

    In FOB recordings the Caps come first. Then the active cables, and those are either KC5’s or the KCY’s and then the mic bodies. IE; MK4V’s > KCY > CMC6

    Shows recorded in 48khz are better than shows recorded in 44.1khz. More info in the 48.

  23. SOAM Says:

    What does ass sound like?

    The Asse festival rips

  24. EL Duderino Says:

    Robear,

    Early to Mid ’90’s: Schoeps CMC5/MK4’s or some are a little older and will be CMC3/MK4’s

  25. Jay Says:

    it’s not just the mics it’s the taper as well. I tend to grab sources from the same tapers over and over.

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