The Last American Gypsy Chronicles of Phish Tour 2004

Author: Andy Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781986446488
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Join Andy P. Smith as he travels the country from Phish show to Phish show, from The Mothership in Hampton to the mud fields of Coventry, during what was slated to be the band's final tour and final festival. This book chronicles the author's bittersweet adventure that was Phish Tour 2004.

100 Things Phish Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Jason Gershuny
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1641250194
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Few music groups have been able to sustain a fan base as passionate and dedicated as that of Phish, and this entertaining guide rewards those fans with everything they need to know about the band in a one-of-a-kind format. Packed with history, trivia, lists, little-known facts, and must-do adventures that every Phish fan should undertake, it ranks each item from one to 100, providing an indispensable, engaging road map for devotees old and new.

You Don t Know Me But You Don t Like Me

Author: Nathan Rabin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451626886
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A writer's journey with the fan bases of Phish and Insane Clown Posse describes his unexpected discovery of how both groups have tapped the human need for community, a finding that coincided with his diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

Run Like an Antelope

Author: Sean Gibbon
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466852240
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One journalist's wild summer on the road with the world's most popular cult rock band, Phish. Despite their enormous success and their status as America's biggest cult rock and roll band, Phish remains an enigma. Each of their albums has sold more than 500,000 copies, and their concerts sell out instantly, but the band makes a virtue of ignoring the mainstream, and the fans rather prefer it that way. In Run Like an Antelope: On the Road with Phish, Sean Gibbon deftly and hilariously chronicles this unique musical subculture. Inspired by the offbeat road stories of Hunter S. Thompson and Bill Bryson, among others, Gibbon resolved to follow Phish and their kite's tail of hundreds of thousands of followers on their 1999 summer tour. What he discovered is a new kind of American tribe: a mixture of aging, resigned Deadheads, wealthy college kids, and dedicated Phishheads, all bound together by their belief in the band, passion for the music, and energetic spirit, which transform Phish into an experience. His ensuing adventures among the Phish fans constitute a memorable, insightful, uproarious odyssey into this new frontier of American pop tribalism. Whether he's being kidnapped by a group of ebullient Georgia Tech coeds, or being serenaded by devoted fans on the institution of Phish, Gibbon navigates the wild, fascinating Phish experience with verve and a keen eye, brilliantly communicating both the enormous energy of the band's music and the distinct character of their fans.

The Phish Book

Author: Richard Gehr
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The first and only authorized, large-format biography of the rock group, Phish, chronicles the band's grass-roots rise to fame through hundreds of original concert and personal photographs and extensive interviews with the members. 75,000 first printing.

Phish

Author: Parke Puterbaugh
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306819201
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Exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes observations capture the heart and soul of this popular band through an overview of its history, collaborative efforts, successes and failures, and the impact drugs had in bringing it all to an end.

The Big Rewind

Author: Nathan Rabin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439165769
Format: PDF
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Nathan Rabin viewed pop culture as a life-affirming form of escape throughout his childhood and adolescence. As an adult, pop culture became his life. Head writer for A.V. Club for more than a decade, Rabin uses specific books, songs, albums, films, and television shows as springboards for dissecting his Dickensian life story in his acclaimed memoir The Big Rewind. Rabin writes movingly and hilariously about how pop culture helped save him from suicidal despair, institutionalization, and parental abandonment during a childhood that sent him ricocheting from a mental hospital to a foster home to a group home for emotionally disturbed adolescents. A fun book about depression, The Big Rewind is ultimately a touching narrative of a motherless child’s search for family and acceptance, and a darkly comic valentine to Rabin’s lovable, hard-luck dad. With comic dissertations on everything from The Simpsons to The Great Gatsby, and from Grey Gardens to Dr. Dre, The Big Rewind chronicles Rabin’s improbable yet all-too-true journey through life, and its fortuitous intersections with the dizzyingly wonderful world of entertainment.

This Has All Been Wonderful

Author: David Steinberg
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781497565913
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1994 was part of an era before cell phones and ubiquitous Internet. Trying to escape the oppressive New Mexico heat, David “ZZYZX” Steinberg spent that summer driving around the country seeing a band. Phish was at a turning point in their career, still playing clubs and small theatres, but about to break into mainstream popularity. From Las Cruces to Vancouver, Canada, back to New Mexico and across the nation to Trenton, New Jersey, David saw twenty-six Phish concerts that summer. Bringing the wry sense of humor and random digressions that have made his daily “Phish Stats” Facebook updates a favorite of veteran fans and newbies alike, this book details the journey he took in the summer of '94. Between pointing out the best rest stop locations and explaining how to accidentally infuriate the band that he loves, ZZYZX brings the richness of tour to life. If you've ever wondered why someone would pack up their car with nothing but a tour calendar and a few cases of soda to sell, come along for the ride. There's always room for one more.

A Tiny Space to Move and Breathe

Author: Walter Holland
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781480187160
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(EXCERPTS are available at blog.waxbanks.net!)In 1997, the improvisatory rock band PHISH could reasonably claim to be the biggest live act in America. Who else could convince 80,000 fans to drive to the northernmost tip of Maine for a weekend-long concert featuring ten hours of music by a single band? Like so many indie darlings, Phish found success without MTV, without a hit single, without mainstream recognition or respect -- but with tour receipts matching Jay-Z's.For all their success, even then, they were still in a sense 'underground,' a blip on the mass-cultural radar: the spiritual successors to the Grateful Dead's psychedelic-utopian legacy were four geeks from Vermont playing music of Zappa-level complexity (and silliness), ranging from trance-inducing ambient chillouts to nasty James Brown funk burners to manic multipart fugues. They'd play shows to nearly empty amphitheaters in Salt Lake City...then sell out Madison Square Garden a month later.Phish's Fall 97 Tour (tagline: 'Phish Destroys America') is regarded by many fans as their musical high point: a month of intense exploration and ecstatic celebration that cemented their reputation as the go-to source for shamanic math and rock'n'roll science.'A Tiny Space to Move and Breathe' is one writer/fan's impassioned, idiosyncratic, detailed, persnickety, personal, lyrical, scattered, loving, weird, joyful, desperate, and above all rather long celebration of the music and moment of Fall 97: a band, a tour, a guy, and a bucketload of concert recordings. If you're a longtime fan, welcome back to the mountaintop. If you're new to Phish, all the better:Wax Banks wants to show you what the noise is about.

Phish s A Live One

Author: Walter Holland
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628929405
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Twenty years after its release, Phish's double-CD collection A Live One has something rare and precious going for it: it still doesn't sound like anybody else. Oversized, perverse, requiring an unusual amount of listener background knowledge? Yes to all. Yet the collective improvisations it captures, unprecedentedly coherent yet freewheeling and open-ended, are unique in rock 'n' roll. This book considers the music and moment of Phish's ecstatically inventive 1995 live document, a mix of weirdo acid-psych, ambient moonscapes, vaudevillian Americana, and riotous arena-rock energy, all filtered through bandleader Trey Anastasio's screwball compositional sensibility and the band's idiosyncratic approach to spontaneous group creativity. It places Phish and their fandom in historical and cultural context, and picks apart the mechanics of their extended group jams. And it examines the mystery of how a quartet of nice boys from Burlington, VT could have been, all at once, one of America's biggest touring acts and one of its best-kept secrets.