, attached to 2003-02-20

Review by oongowa

oongowa What’s to be said about this show? How about 5 fucking songs clocking in at 20minutes! I think this is the first time I ever heard this show. I don’t remember it....ANYWAY, yeah, great show! I’m still digesting this, there’s A LOT to digest. Still listening too...there’s A LOT to listen to.

For the record, I am not a 2.0 hater. At the time, yeah, I wasn’t into the sound. I’m starting to realize now that it wasn’t ALL Phish’s fault, I think I may have just burned out on Phish. Just like every other super Phish fan, I listened to WAY too much Phish for my own good for about ...oh...almost 10 years when 2003 rolled around. They were changing and I just wasn’t into it. I can see how fucking up the arranged sections of songs would piss me off. I mean, that’s half of what Phish is about right? Long intricate composed prog-rock pieces that were PERFECTLY played, every time. The other half of Phish is the improvisational part. I’ve always liked equal parts of both, and I still do! If Phish was flubbing through the composed sections today I don’t know if I would be as into them. Something else I wasn’t that into back then were the new songs. Waves, Jibboo, Seven Below, Pebbles...didn’t really care for any of them. I know...me, right? Totally me. I’m thrilled to hear ANY of those songs now. Except maybe Jibboo, seriously...sorry.
Now when I listen back to 2.0 Phish, I can appreciate it. Mainly because I can skip through the composed section and get to the K-rispy space jamz. My all time favorite effect that Trey uses is that DIRTY flanged distortion shit. LOVE IT. I always lose it when he turns that hot mess on...2.0 is FULL of this effect, maybe ALMOST too much. That’s why I love it all the more in 3.0. You’re not gonna hear it every night, and when you do... it’s a dirty, dirty treat from Papa Trey.

So...Chicago. Great all-around playing. I’ve only done one listen through the composed parts and everything sounds awesome...but who gives a fuck....the jams are fucking sick. I’m honestly really digging this show and I think it’s going to be put into steady rotation over the next couple of weeks.

I haven’t listened to a ton of 2.0. I’m saving it for retirement. I like that I have a WHOLE era of Phish that I haven’t killed yet. I’ve heard a lot of 1.0, just about all of 3.0 and not so much of 2.0. When I’m old and more gray I’ll be able to slice into some choice Phish cuts from the K-rispy Space Ox Jamz era. You know what else I haven’t listened to? The Storage Jam. That’s right....saving it.


Jibboo Crew


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