Mansfield: Phish Swims Against The Tide [Boston Herald]

The appeal of Phish: No band can do what it does.

Sure, clever arguments can be made for the Allman Brothers Band or Bruce Springsteen or Dave Matthews Band. But last night during “Divided Sky” at a packed Comcast Center show, the foursome coalesced into a singularity of sublime improvisation.

Guitarist Trey Anastasio’s licks danced Glenn Gouldstyle, bassist Mike Gordon deftly thumped out the low end, Page McConnell’s keys doubled melodies or jazz vamped and Fish bounced around his kit with subtlety and wisdom. No band performs anything like “Divided Sky.”

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