The Phish Book

Author: Richard Gehr
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.


Author: Parke Puterbaugh
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306819201
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 Phish Companion

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879306311
Format: PDF
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Provides song histories, set lists, show reviews and statistics, and biographies of the band members.

You Don t Know Me but You Don t Like Me

Author: Nathan Rabin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451626908
Format: PDF, ePub
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One of Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Music Books of 2013 and one of Slate’s Staff Picks for Best Books of 2013 The ebook edition now includes Nathan Rabin’s "Extended Jam Session"—a two-part bonus chapter about what writing this book did to (and for) his life. The first part chronicles the author’s melancholy yet hilarious excursion on the maiden voyage of the Kid Rock Chillin’ the Most cruise, and the second part depicts the life lessons gleaned from getting sued by American Express over the charges the author racked up writing the book. The chapter sheds new light on a singular and unique exploration of personal and musical obsession and further highlights the book’s theme of transcendence through utter, abject failure. When memoirist and former head writer for The A.V. Club Nathan Rabin first set out to write about obsessed music fans, he had no idea the journey would take him to the deepest recesses of both the pop culture universe and his own mind. For two very curious years, Rabin, who Mindy Kaling called "smart and funny" in The New Yorker, hit the road with two of music’s most well-established fanbases: Phish’s hippie fans and Insane Clown Posse’s notorious "Juggalos." Musically or style-wise, these two groups could not be more different from each other, and Rabin, admittedly, was a cynic about both bands. But once he gets deep below the surface, past the caricatures and into the essence of their collective cultures, he discovers that both groups have tapped into the human need for community. Rabin also grapples with his own mental well-being—he discovers that he is bipolar—and his journey is both a prism for cultural analysis and a deeply personal exploration, equal parts humor and heart.

The Phishing Manual

Author: Dean Budnick
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 9780786882038
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Brings together a lively account of Phish's compositions and performances, reviews of legendary Phish shows, extensive concert tape recommendations, photographs, and a variety of set lists, into a comprehensive, one-stop study of the popular band. Original.

Run Like an Antelope

Author: Sean Gibbon
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466852240
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

100 Things Phish Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Jason Gershuny
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1641250194
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Phish s A Live One

Author: Walter Holland
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628929405
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.


Author: Pete Mason
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1618426583
Format: PDF, Kindle
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PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, features artists such as Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan Kerrigan, AJ Masthay, Jason Lees and Jamie Huntsman. Pete Mason, a special education teacher living in Albany, NY noted that “PhanArt has been a labor of love for many of us, and we’re grateful to for the fans to come together and have supported this book for the past 4 years of its creation and helping bring the book to life.” Mason noted that the book was an impressive collaborative effort that led to a finished product many fans had a hand in helping to create. “We have over 1600 items in the book, submitted by more than 1000 Phish fans, some of whom offered their shirts and other fan-art in an effort to be part of capturing a slice of Americana that would otherwise fade into obscurity” The 400+page book will feature more than 1600 pieces of art and over 40 essays, all created by fans of Phish, as well as numerous fan memories and stories collected over the bands 21-year existence. -1- With a purchase price of $25.00 USD, all net-profits from the sale of PhanArt will benefit The Mockingbird Foundation, a non-profit organization created by Phish fans to support music education. All artists in the book, as well as the contributors and Mason have declined to accept any compensation for their efforts in creating the book. “To make profit off this book would be against the Phish community – this book gives back into the community it came from, through funding music education throughout the country" Through the project website ( fans submitted art they created in honor of the band. Original posters, bumper stickers, shirts, tattoos and even painted cars and license plates are some of the items Mason and his team have collected since starting the initiative in 2004. Only original items, not licensed by the band, were accepted for inclusion in PhanArt. The collaborative community aspect of the book highlights Phish fans and culture immensely. “There was a culture and community established at Phish shows that really reflected the positive emotion inspired by the band and we wanted to capture that, through the art, before it was lost forever. I think this book does just that,” said Mason

Go Phish

Author: Dave Thompson
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250094976
Format: PDF, Mobi
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On Halloween night 1983, at an ROTC dance on a college campus deep in the heart of Vermont, the band subsequently known as Phish played their very first gig. It was a total disaster. But it was the beginning of an era. Here's the whole story.