, attached to 2014-07-08

Review by ivebeentheretoo

ivebeentheretoo I'm not going to beat around the bush here. I'm here to talk about set 2, but I will say that set one was pretty good. Set 2 it got weird...

46 days was decent. Nothing unusual, decent playing. Fuego was fantastic, maybe the best jam of 2014. It also decidedly features less trey than most would like. I'll get this out of the way now: I listened to a steam. But the last 3 minutes featured such little guitar I actually thought he quit playing. And I think that in and of itself says something: a fantastic jam with almost no audible trey at parts. I really don't care if he machine guns me, but an effort at rhythm and melody would be nice. Treys playing thus far has been lackluster. So fuego ends...

Then we step to the line. Almost all of the new songs have grown on me. If you're goin to do a greatest hits first set, put it there and spare me the huge buzz kill second set. I like number line but the combo made me forget about how kick ass that fuego was. Then came tweezer! It felt almost like a cop out but with the way tweezer has been it had to be good! Except it wasn't. Right out of the gate I hear a chopping sound, and I thought it was a stream issue... No it was just trey. He couldn't find a melody and gave up, ignoring the rest of the band and doing his own thing. This is as bad a phish can get: a band that ignores each other.

Ghost was good but hit an early end when fishman decided to cut it off, perhaps giving trey a taste of his own meds. 2001 was okay, nothing special, and then came that hood. It was not good. Fishmans fills were shakey since ghost, and were noticeably out of place on hood. When it came time for trey to do... Well anything, he just held onto a note for a few measures and quit. Miles farty bass on tweeprise was out of tempo, and I turned it off by possum.

Last night was bad in places but great in only one, and that one place lacked a big red guitar player. I hope they remember to listen and I hope trey can find his muse by Chicago, or my tickets may get sold


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