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The Phish Book

4.12  ·  Rating Details  ·  226 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Having played more than a thousand shows and recorded ten albums during their fifteen years together, Phish now brings us a different kind of performance--a written one. The first and only authorized book about the band, The Phish Book is an extraordinary verbal and visual chronicle of a year in the life of Phish, featuring extensive interviews with the four band members-- ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 15th 1999 by Villard (first published 1998)
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Dec 02, 2013 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a surprise for me. I began reading this book mostly interested in an easy biography from the perspective of the band but it was actually mostly about the music which was very refreshing. Richard Gehr, who actually authored the book and edited the interviews, went out on a limb here and added a lot of stuff that I think might be lost on the general phish public who don't know anything about the technicalities of music itself. They get into modals and chord theory and all sorts of cool st ...more
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Aug 17, 2012 Todd Janko rated it it was amazing
Having been introduced to Phish in 1993 in college, this bad took me into a whole musical direction. Growing up in the Midwest during the 80's, my experiences with music ranged from Whitesnake to Metallica when it came to concerts. Phish changed all that. Next to Slayer, Phish is my favorite band of all time. Trey plays that guitar like he was born with a guitar in his hand, Mike Gordon has that goofy but perfected bass technique, Page plays the piano and sings Zeppelin like Robert Plant, and Fi ...more
Nov 05, 2015 Sam rated it it was amazing
Oldie but a goodie! Love this book. Is it still in print?
Mar 13, 2007 Rustam rated it it was amazing
A mashup of a hundred+ really great interviews with the members of Phish, with a lot of amazing photographs sprinkled throughout. Just browsing through the book, you can tell that they laid out everything out very with great care and craftsmanship. I don't own enough of these kinds of books.
Kristine Baker
Jun 18, 2010 Kristine Baker rated it it was amazing
This is by far, the most well written, informative book that exists to date about the greatest band touring today. A must have for any Phan. No where will you find better Phish photos.
Apr 27, 2009 Yehuda rated it it was amazing
A must read for any Phish fan. Great woven interviews including all 4 band members, and great pictures taboot. Gives you a wholly new perspective of the music and the band.
May 22, 2008 Jennifer rated it really liked it
If you love Phish it's probably already on your shelf...ours is falling apart :)
Tom Stankiewicz
Great perspective from one of the greatest live bands ever
May 30, 2008 Mike rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty not bad. They're getting the band back together.
Sep 16, 2008 Lauren added it
Love it. Always will. The band signed it.
Jun 18, 2009 Chad rated it really liked it
A must read for Phans
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Signed by all members
Ben Peyton
Oh, those were the days.
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