, attached to 2013-10-25

Review by deceasedlavy

deceasedlavy Trey's playing in this show was mostly atrocious. If you listen, you'll hear, most prominently during Wolfman's, Wilson, Cities, Free, Antelope and GTBT, that he's scarcely staving off ugly feedback groans. It's just a total lack of precision. I'd say maybe half of his chords in Curtain were crisp and correct. Fish seems to have lost a step as well, and the two were not at all in synch, battling each other for control of the tempo in Curtain, Carini and Caspian especially. Mike seemed to be the only one trying to generate interesting motifs for the others to gel with, but nobody else was listening. Carini was the obvious highlight, maybe ten minutes of somewhat original music in that jam before Fish jarringly slowed it down and murdered it. Ghost was generic bliss rock default jam for the 47th time this year. Trey suddenly caught fire for a couple minutes in Disease and it was glorious. Otherwise, it's kind of telling how often Trey cracks up during this show; Phish is kind of a joke to him these days, something fun to do in his spare time. And as recently as last year it seemed like he was actually taking this thing seriously.


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