Let me introduce you to Jacob Slaton. He’s a photographer, so I’m sure I’m breaking some sort of law by putting a tampered with image of his up here. I’m going to risk it.
Anyway, it didn’t take long for our conversations to turn towards music, and I think he was appalled when he discovered I wasn’t more familiar with a band that is near and dear to his heart…
He graciously put a introductory compilation into my hands and I have been listening to it on and off for month. And during that time, I’ve grown in my understanding of the Phish phenomenon. Forgive me for making comparisons, but they have a sound that is reminiscent of The Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, and Dave Matthews. All of whom, by the way, have massive cult followings. And deservedly so.
But I tarry. Let’s get down to the music. It was a little challenging to pick four, but I persevered. And here’s what I came up with…
Phish – Limb by Limb
Phish – Down with Disease
Phish – Heavy Things
Phish – Prince Caspian
Ok, so if there are any other Phish phanatics out there, I’d love to hear what your favorites are.
Many thanks Jacob for helping me see the light.