Obviously, everyone is still talking about last night's Wombat. The new favorite, fledgling tune took on a life of its own at Northerly Island when Phish took the song out for a little walk after all the verses were finished, and settled into a nice little melodic jam. Nothing at all spectacular, but fun to hear.
While everyone continues to hope that Phish will take Wombat into super-nasty deep dripping funk territory one of these days, the kids seemed alright with last night's foray. I'm still trying to get used to many of the jams sounding not exactly cohesive, like everyone is reaching for different parts while trying to keep the music from coming completely uprooted ...
As I discussed in yesterday's post, their harmonizing seems to be reaching new levels of yeech! Case in point, last night each "chorus" of 555 was some of the worst singing I've heard from Phish. Trey is so far off I don't even know what to say. I really wish they would care about the vocals as much as the music.
Don't forget, tonight's show is being webcast live at LivePhish.com.
555, Kill Devil Falls, Bouncing Around the Room, Reba, Waiting All Night, Birds of a Feather, Halfway to the Moon, Sparkle, Sample in a Jar, A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing, Stash, The Squirming Coil
Golden Age -> The Mango Song, Sand -> Piper -> Halley's Comet, Wombat - Chalk Dust Torture -> Slave to the Traffic Light
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