Recap: Phish 3.0 – Quick and Dirty [Jambands]
The Phish you fell in love with is back. Are they the same band that you fell in love with? Of course not. They aren’t the same as they were in the past. But they sound remarkably familiar.
First, the songs are back. Your favorite Phish songs? They are still playing all or almost all of them, and they are even playing most of them – even the complex ones like “Divided Sky” and “Fluffhead” — quite well. Your least favorite Phish songs? Yes, they are probably playing these, too. Phish has even played a number of rarities this year, including “Mustang Sally” at Bonnaroo (6/14/09) with Bruce Springsteen, and “Destiny Unbound” and “The Ballad of Curtis Loew” at the Summer tour opener at Fenway Park (5/31/09). They also, thankfully, have not lost their sense of humor, as the “Bike” with Fish on vacuum and the vocal jam of “YEM” at Burgettstown (6/18/09) attest.