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… and Phish for bitter minnows…

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

I don’t know anything about Phish. I think they may be the heirs to the legacy of The Grateful Dead, eternally jammin’ their way across America. They’re ubiquitous enough over there to have been mentioned on an episode of The Simpsons, but I don’t know a single person who listens to them. I imagine they sound like Blues Traveler or The Dave Matthews Band, and I bet they probably played at Woodstock 2.

Of course this could be solved by a quick look at Wikipedia but where’s the fun in that? I like the idea of going off on one, completely misinformed.

However, Phish have come onto my radar as they recently appeared at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in order to induct the least Rock & Roll band ever, Genesis. They did an OK version of Watcher of The Skies, and a pretty ropey No Reply At All, but this speech from frontman Trey Anastasio is a heartfelt tribute to the I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) Hitmakers and proves what a fan he is. You don’t get this sort of thing at the Brits when someone lobs Robbie Williams his 47th gong…