(dohcvtec_accord @ Feb 7 2003, 12:58 PM)
I mean, I hate Phish as much as the next guy, but these guys made Phish seem exciting. I think they were just picked out of the audience, given instruments to play, and told to go to work.
Man why do some many people dislike this band ??
I really don't get it.
They are extreamly talented musicians.
not only do they know how to play they understand theory better than the next.
I mean sit down and actually listen to a studio album and you'd be
amazed with all that's goin on in one song. There are also so many song I can relate to from
experience. They have respect for every type of music there is, from jazz to country, from hip-hop to hard rock.
I mean what other band have you heard do covers of the beastie boys and the beatles in the same night.
I'd also have to add that almost well 9 out of 10 phish fans have an amazing love of music. there collections reach far and beyond. from the smallest band you'd never hear of ozmatali, viper house or moe. to bands like The Gratefuldead and Radiohead.
Beyond the musician they are completely in tune with there fans. I haven't paid more than $35 for a ticket to any concert. I can d/l any concert I've been to for free. Yeah they are makin money for sure, but they haven't sold out like the rest of the puke on the radio these days.
I'd really like to hear your reason for dislike of bands like Phish , with an answer far beyond "well they play 25-30 min songs in concert. " or "well all there fans are pot heads cause they're not" You've got to have a better answer than that. I know many of people who don't care to hear live phish, but love their studio work.