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. Little Buddy Says:

    Pavement World Tour 2010″


  2. Mr. Completely Says:

    @Robear – the Mk4s were in use then, for example this absolutely A+ recording I always bring up:


    Derek pulled the whole Euro tour, mostly FOB

    another A+ FOB, made with a rig as close to Derek’s as they could get it:

    Interestingly, these two recordings sound totally different. The Cristiania one is a marvel of clarity and precision. The Gorge one roars and breathes fire; it’s like standing inside Trey’s amp, and during that Sand, I tell you, it’s quite the experience.

  3. whole tour! Says:

    forget about taylor kaine….i’m talkin’ bout taylor swift!


  4. Kenny Powers Says:

    El Dude,

    why does body come before caps on an OTS pull but the other way around for a FOB?

  5. whole tour! Says:

    whoa….that’s better!

    “when i wake up in the morning, i put my pants on like anybody else, one leg at a time…except when i put my pants on i make gold records!” –Bruce Dickenson

  6. EL Duderino Says:

    Taping is very tricky and I agree with going with a taper you recognize. After perusing the db over and over again when looking at the different sources of a particular show. Dave Flaschner, Cameron Crow, and Mark Nutter are some of the best in the Phish world IMO.

  7. whole tour! Says:

    “by the time i’m done with you…you’ll all be wearing gold plated diapers!”


  8. Mr. Completely Says:

    ^^^ all 3 excellent names to look for, totally agree ^^^

  9. Mr.Miner Says:

    @ Neemor- yeah, to this day the Bohemian Rhapsody experience is one of the weirdest / most surreal things that has ever happened to me…

  10. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Kenny

    When doing an FOB, the caps are seperated from their bodies so as to put them into a hat hence the lineage MK4V > KCY > CMC6

    For OTS the caps are attached to the bodies so the lineate them as CMC6/MK4V > KCY > AD 1000 > DA-P1

    The KCY or KC5 are the cables

  11. HarryHood Says:

    “It’s not bad. But I could really use a little more cowbell”

  12. halcyon Says:

    hurlbert is another good taper for my ears

  13. albert walker Says:

    Yeah being in Boston and the fact 12/31/95 was so hot
    12/31/96 was a big let down for me
    Page probably won’t be attempting singing Freddie Mercury very soon
    The 2 shows in Philly and the 12/30/96 were great times though

  14. EL Duderino Says:


    I think this is my final AVATAR!! Seems to suit the screen name much better!

  15. KWL Says:

    speaking of mk4v’s, does anyone have that source for RR1 who could jump back on to seed for a bit? There is a seeder, but I’m not getting anywhere…


  16. KWL Says:

    I know there are better channels to ask for those sorts of things, apologies for clogging up the board

  17. KWL Says:

    my avatar now looks so boring in comparison

  18. freshtracks420 Says:

    Boy,Man,God,Shit I sure wish Phish would divulge some of the details for the rest of this year’s dates. And for any who missed it from an earlier post…Virgin Airlines is running a great special right now…my buddy got a flight from Seattle to LAX for Fest 8 last night for like $140 bucks! So, if you live close to an airport that Virgin services (HaHa…I just wrote “virgin services”…too funny), then you, too might be able to make Phish’s Halloween fest affordably. But the sale ends on next Mon. ( I think!), so you better get on it 😉 !!

  19. Kenny Powers Says:

    @ El Dude,

    thanks for the clearup…guess I’m kinda clueless, I didn’t know there was a difference in taping method b/w OTS and FOB, I thought it was purely a location thing.

    I just started diving into etree back at the beginning of leg 1 after I bought a huge hard drive and got super fast FiOS service, and I’m having a ball. IMHO Craig Davis’s B&K4022 rec’s from Red Rocks are magnificent. At first seemed like too much low end, too muddy, but after tweaking the EQ on my portable player it sounds amazing. Mike comes out real juicy. I would wonder of another of Craig’s rec’s with the same rig indoors would be overtly low end-ish due to the natural acoustics? Anyhoo, god bless torrents and etree.

  20. freshtracks420 Says:

    ^^^^^^That was a round-trip flight BTW!!!

  21. Kenny Powers Says:

    ^ to add, I find that most of the Schopes pulls I hear are nice and clear but totally missing the bottom end. Guess I’m not using the greatest A/V rig but when I listen to some Schoeps stuff I have to crank the leftmost EQ dial all the way up and sometimes am still not getting the warmth of a B&K or Neumann. Will have to experiment some more…

  22. EL Duderino Says:

    @ KWL

    There is a seeder on that torrent so you should be OK but it may take awhile. I did not download that one so I can’t give you a bump. Looks like the rig of the RR run! Did he do all 4 of them?

  23. Aquaman Says:

    @WTour and HHood

    “I have a fever…..and the doctor says the prescription is more of that damn cow bell!”


  24. KWL Says:

    mk4v’s at red rocks:




    did not see 8-2

  25. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Kenny

    Well I think your in the right place then. People who like a LOT of BASS like the DPA’s (B & K’s) for that overdriving bass boom. You are correct in assuming that the indoor recorded shows with those mic’s are to “Boomy” and I think they are. The Schoeps MK4V’s IMO sound like the room or venue (indoor and outdoor) when your actually there. Much more natural sound and the high’s are clearer than the B&K’s IMHO

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