The Phish Book
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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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
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
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.