Phish (album)

Phish (album)

Infobox Album |
Name = Phish (The White Tape)
Type = Album
Artist = Phish


Released = 1986, 1998
Recorded = various locations, 1984-1986
Genre = Rock, experimental rock
Label = Self-release, BMI
Producer = Trey Anastasio
Reviews =
This album = "Phish (album)"
(1986)
Next album = "The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday"
(1987) Extra chronology 2
Artist = "LivePhish.com Downloads" series
Type = Live album
Last album = ""
(2005)
This album = "Live Phish Downloads: The White Tape"
(2006)
Next album = ""
(2006)

"Phish" (also known as "The White Tape") is an album released by Phish as a casette in 1986. The album contained mostly avant-garde experimental pieces, long instrumental passages, electronic noises and studio trickery, along with four standard full-band tracks. The album was heavily circulated in bootleg circles for over a decade before being released in 1998.

The album was recorded over a period of three years and includes many outside musicians performing on certain songs. Only "Alumni Blues", "You Enjoy Myself", "AC/DC Bag", "Dog Log" and "Letter to Jimmy Page" feature the four band-members together. These tracks were recorded in the summer and fall of 1986, shortly after the departure of guitarist/vocalist Jeff Holdsworth. "You Enjoy Myself" is performed a cappella, with the band members singing the opening guitar lines.

All instruments and vocals on "Fuck Your Face", "N2O", "He Ent to the Bog" and "Minkin" are performed solely by Mike Gordon.

All instruments and vocals on "Run Like an Antelope" and "And So to Bed" are recorded solely by Trey Anastasio.

"The Divided Sky," "Ingest," and "Fluff's Travels," are performed by Anastasio, Phish lyricist Tom Marshall, and their friend Marc Daubert on percussion.

"Aftermath" features Anastasio and Roger Holloway on guitar.

"Slave to the Traffic Light" features Anastasio, Tom Marshall on keyboards and Pete Cottone on drums.

In addition to being a CD release, this album was made available on June 7, 2006 as a download in FLAC and MP3 formats at [http://www.livephish.com LivePhish.com] .

Track listing

#"Alumni Blues" (Anastasio) - 4:11
#"And So to Bed" (Anastasio) - 4:44
#"You Enjoy Myself" (Anastasio) - 0:55
#"AC/DC Bag" (Anastasio) - 4:09
#"Fuck Your Face" (Gordon) - 2:15
#"The Divided Sky" (Anastasio) - 1:16
#"Slave to the Traffic Light" (Abrahams, Anastasio, Pollak) - 4:35
#"Aftermath" (Anastasio, Holloway) - 2:54
#"Ingest" (Anastasio) - 1:37
#"N2O" (Gordon) - 7:37
#"Fluff's Travels" (Anastasio) - 1:22
#"Dog Log" (Anastasio) - 4:03
#"He Ent to the Bog" (Gordon, McBride) - 3:56
#"Run Like an Antelope" (Anastasio, Marshall, Pollak) - 6:41
#"Minkin" (Gordon) - 2:59
#"Letter to Jimmy Page" (Anastasio) - 1:16

All songs recorded 1984-1986

Personnel

"according to liner notes"Phish:Trey Anastasio - Guitars, vocals:Page McConnell - Keyboards, vocals:Mike Gordon - Bass guitar, vocals:Jon Fishman - Drums, vocals

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