Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Phish Phunk: 3.0

After this past weekend's epic, mind-melting Phish shows at the intimate Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA, those that are familiar with this band's musical journey back into relevance can now all agree that the phab four are now playing at a level of musicianship which has not been achieved in years.

For the first time in over ten years or so, Phish's live show now once again holds in it a consistently real possibility of transcending past its role as a "live concert" and achieving a status of "profound life experience." This band is currently able to reach such levels of synergy and musical transcendence regularly, thanks to their new-found commitment to musical precision, as well as all four band members' incredible chops. All this combines to create a musical stew of telepathy: the now-ness which is achieved when things are locked in with band and audience makes time stand still.

As an homage to Phish's much-welcome return to form, here is a compilation of the best freaky funk jams this band has thrown down since their return from retirement in 2009. One reminder for you: listen to this shit LOUD!!!!

Phish: Phunk, 3.0 - A Mix (all SBDs)

1. Wolfman's Brother - 6/11/10 - Chicago, IL
2. Tube - 6/18/09 - Burgettstown, PA
3. Sneakin' Sally Thru The Alley ->
4. Mansfield Jam - 6/22/10 - Great Woods
5. Boogie On Reggae Woman - 12/30/09 - Miami, FL
6. Tweezer - 6/18/10 - Hartford, CT
7. 2001 - 6/25/10 - Camden, NJ (MJ Teases)
8. Cities ->
9. Berkeley Jam ->
10. Moma Dance - 8/6/10 - Greek Theater

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  1. It's a fun experience watching Phish Concert live. When they're on stage, people listen. There's no texting that goes on, or loud obnoxious conversation. It's simply a concert where they take command and you listen. Their music is great and they write their own stuff. It's rare that bands do that anymore.

  2. Whale call and all, this is the phunk jam of 3.0 for me:

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjFyXXZYMO8&feature=related

    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKtcsthIPf8&feature=related