bodiddley wrote: I'm glad I love them both. They both have a ton to offer.
The Stag wrote:jeffm725 wrote:Love 'em. They brought the absolute heat this summer. They have changed and they are not extending typeII jams as much as the did when 2.0, but in 2.0 they couldnt nail their composed tunes either, and they are crushing that shit now. They have played 207 DIFFERENT songs this year in under 20 shows! I defy you to find a GD year that comes close to that setlist variety! Everything is a trade off. I think the summer tour that just ended is the best since summer 2000.
Being a native New Englander, I got to see them very early: 1987 as an opener for Max Creek. Loved 'em then, Love 'em now. Great guys too!
big deal GD could have crammed a whole bunch of different songs into their sets but that wasent their point to smush in a thousand songs in a single tour. ......either way phish still sucks. not very mmmmmmmkay
Mr.Burns wrote:Thank you, bodiddley, for enlightening me with that example, I will now listen to Phish exclusively. That was always my complaint about the Grateful Dead, how they never crushed anything or brought heat... Lord knows we could all do with some crushing heat. Excuse me while I commit hari-kari with a glowstick.
bodiddley wrote:Eh...the heck with the haters. I could give you a bunch of examples from this past tour where they just crush it and bring the heat in ways the GD never could (check out the Boogie On from 6-7-12 for an example of this). Not trying to compare the two (even though others here are insistant upon it) because the GD where and alway will be my first musical love, but to say they suck because some of their lyrics are cornball just sounds ignorant. That's the way I use to think about them until I really listened and gave them a fair shake. I realize this is an ongoing never-ending batlle between some Phish Heads & Dead Heads. I'm glad I love them both. They both have a ton to offer.
Mr.Burns wrote:I felt like it was an appropriate response. As much as I would like to, I don't post on the Phish forum about how much better the Grateful Dead is, so I have no frame of reference.
Phish could whip us into a high energy frenzy for 45 minutes plus straight. That's pretty badass.
The Dead, by contrast, would take us on a journey of highs and lows and leave us breathless. Equally badass.
But in the end, the former is who you sleep with and the latter is who ya marry.
jerrys.kids wrote:they are ripping for sure. i have also never felt like the fans at shows were like "this is our band, go find your own scene". anything goes, and everybody is welcome.
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