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. KWL Says:

    hm, I think my last comment got lost, but there are mk4v recordings of red rocks for 7-30, 7-31, and 8-1 on bt.etree.org, I did not see 8-2

  2. Chuck D Says:

    Thanks for the Halloween Blogspot link Voopa… getting to listen to some discs I had always wanted to hear in their entirety 😉

  3. axillalot Says:

    Phish playing MSG 12-2/4 — this per the green board


    Confirmed in next Time Out NY issue when reviewing carnegie. The bottom says

    “Trey will return to New York City with his rock oriented band Phish to headline three shows at Madison Square Garden starting on December 2. “Since we’ve started the talks of the whole reunion thing, from the start, even during Hampton discussions, the question always was, where do we fit the Garden into this big picture. That room has always been special to us and I think every musician counts down the number of shows on a specific tour before they hit that room.”

  4. Pence Says:

    9-18-99 Meatstick


  5. EL Duderino Says:


    You should get those sources I think you’ll like them much better than the MK6’s your friend Ian Stone taped with. JMO.

  6. Kenny Powers Says:

    to reiterate what frehtracks420 said about Virgin, it might be a system-wide deal fest they’re putting on because you can do Boston > LAX non-stop, round trip for $219 taxes included. Personally I did Boston > Long Beach because a west coast acquaintance of mine said LGB is alot more pleasant to deal with than LAX…any truth to that you west coasters? will be renting a car and driving toward Indio. pumped as Hades.

  7. voopa Says:

    I gotta put Julie G’s Schoeps pull of moe. at High Sierra ’01 w/Fleck and Wooten up on the archive…one of the greatest pulls I’ve ever heard. And the jam is insane.

  8. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    my crew is rolling into Indio from the other direction. Everyone flies to Vegas Wednesday night, we party down, get in the RV on Thursday morning, and head to Indio. The drive isn’t too much longer than the one from LA (especially considering everybody will be coming from that direction) and we get a night in Vegas!

  9. KWL Says:

    word Type III, I’m driving in from the east, hoping for less traffic that way, and spending some time in Flagstaff & Phoenix en route

  10. Kenny Powers Says:

    damn, vegas and AZ sound like more fun than LA….oh well. will have some time to kill on Monday 11/2, red-eye back to Boston. I’d like to kick it at a waterfront bar in Newport Beach for a couple hours and check out all the high-heeled housewifes and plastic-ness on display. Never been exposed to that level of material excess in person. could be a trip while simultaneously digesting all the face-melting I will have just been slaughtered with the previous few days. talk about a convergence of bipolar realities.

  11. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    KWL, I like the Fat Tire avatar.

    With all of the avatar-esteria lately, my ol’ left-handed mandolin seems tame. might need to fix that…

  12. KWL Says:

    had never heard Zappa’s Hot Rats before, pretty bad ass. Thanks for the haloween blog link a few pages back voopa

  13. KWL Says:

    thanks type III, its in the spirit of me moving back to CO in a few days–can’t wait for the sweet sweet nectar that is Colorado beer

  14. sumodie Says:

    “Phish playing MSG 12-2/4 — this per the green board


    Confirmed in next Time Out NY issue when reviewing carnegie. The bottom says”

    I hope this leak means the tour is announced TOMORROW. Enough with the pins n needles.

  15. Robear Says:

    Mr. C, thx for the 9/11/99 link. That was my only Gorge show, and I haven’t heard a good copy. I will download it after hours tonight.

    Time to find a flight from the Bay to the Big Apple!

  16. msbjivein Says:

    Anybody seen Mike lately????
    I’m gonna see him in a week!! Can’t wait. On his voice message it sounds like he’s SUPER stoked to be on the road w/ his own band. Good for him.

    Since Phish hasn’t been touring I also am trying to focus on playing my drums and jamming w/ pholks as much as possible. When you’re on the road every weekend it’s hard to do that. I’m loving it. THE NEXT BEST THING….. IMO

  17. SOAM Says:

    I see Mike every day-there’s a horse farm and and alien space craft in a field on my way to work.-He is doing well-reworking “Meat”

  18. Mr. Completely Says:

    @Robear – the dt.etree.org pagess are just informational – that is where sources are tracked. There is a link to bt.etree.org torrent of that source on the page, but there are no seeders on the torrent right now 🙁

    I have been unable to find my disk 3 of that show…if I dig it up I’ll seed it for you

    A great night. Tube/Funky Bitch opener, a real nice Billy Breathes midset, fat Wolfman’s, very epic Sand debut, and a totally smokin’ 2nd set Maze…good stuff

  19. Mr. Completely Says:


  20. Robear Says:

    ^thx, Mr. C. Send me an email if you end up seeding that show. I tried downloading the ‘phil’ show from that tour and couldn’t find any seeders.

  21. Aquaman Says:

    @Miner and everyone

    Can I dork out and take the conversation from taping back to 5-6-92 DLOTD? Remember for me this is the IT show. Everything in supreme focus in my phandom.

    In true dork fashion, as I am listening to teh set one Maze and I laughed out loud to myself at my desk. Why, you ask?

    At the 1:01 mark of Maze just a Trey’s lick kick in there is a loud whistle from the audience……that’s me.

    I know I am a dork. Can I still hang?


  22. HarryHood Says:

    Have you seen any pics of early Phish? Now those guys were some top-notch dorks.

  23. beepaphone Says:

    good lord. I just finally got my first Team Hood DVD burnt. They really did a bang up job. Awesome.

  24. Jay Says:

    loving the shaggy dog!

  25. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    Aqua, you were just a Level 1 Dork compared to the band.
    Besides, not too many people can say they are on a recording…
    I love those pictures of Mike with his acid washed jeans, dirty high tops, and whatnot.
    Trey wasn’t much better.
    Fishman looked like the total freak he was and Page looked like the kid from high school who talked to himself.

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