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Phish's Terrapin Station - good?
« on: November 19, 2005, 08:58:47 AM »
From the summer '98 thread:
10. (duh) Terrapin Station from 8/9/98.

nah, seriously? i've only heard it once, but was very disappointed...
really, it's a crappy version! every version the dead ever played was better than this.
i mean - for most of the song Phish played it very, very correctly and nice, but when
they got to the giant climax ("terrapin - i can't figure out, terrapin -- etc") everything
fell apart, they weren't able to deliver that giant orgasmic boom like the dead,
making it an anti-climax!

of course it's cool that they played it, in honor of Garcia and everything, but man.
they could've picked something they'd be able to pull of, like a "scarlet > fire"...

but then, back when i heard it i hadn't really heard much Phish... very little in fact,
and i didn't really know what Phish was all about.  but this summer I "got it", so
maybe i should relisten to that Terrapin...? Is it really good? and why?  :?

I'm still a phish newbie, but i'm loving 'em more and more the more i hear of them!
stuck in the cold rain & snow here in Norway, Phish lightens up & warms my days  :-D

well, each man's taste is different, as we all know, so... but what do you who are
combined deadheads and phish phanatics think of phish's "Terrapin Station"? i'm a
huge deadhead myself and "Terrapin Station" is one of my favorite dead tunes (big surprise..)


i'm listening to the IT festival right now and loving it.
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Re: Phish's Terrapin Station - good?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2005, 09:20:08 AM »
i can't believe you challenged mattstick's opinion.
there is a good chance your account is now deactivated :wink:

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Re: Phish's Terrapin Station - good?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2005, 09:29:39 AM »
Never was a big fan of their version. Of all the covers they debuted during summer '98, that one was by far the worst IMO. A guess it's the thought that counts.  :wink:

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Re: Phish's Terrapin Station - good?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2005, 09:33:55 AM »

DELETE USER!


I love hearing Trey sing Jerry, and I've never understood people who criticize this version.  No, it's not note perfect, but it's pretty damn good - every band member sounds great in their role.

You really mean to say that it's worse than their version of Been Caught Stealin'?

To each their own, but I could (and used to) listen to it every day.

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Re: Phish's Terrapin Station - good?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2005, 09:37:23 AM »
personally I thought their version was preety good :-D

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Re: Phish's Terrapin Station - good?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2005, 09:49:07 AM »
i can't believe you challenged mattstick's opinion.
there is a good chance your account is now deactivated :wink:

welcome
aug

hey!
ah, damn! well, it was fun as long (or short) as it lasted  :wink:
hehe...
ok, i'll try to surrender to flow from now on, and not go against it  :-P
thanks for the welcome.
i never meant any offense, of course, as you probably understood. i was basically wondering
what you deadhead-phishlovers thought, or how the Phishapin Station (sorry bout the bad
wordplay) is generally regarded.

i'll give it another listen sometime soon!
right now it's the Meatstick of IT playing here.
damn this band is really something! :-D

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Re: Phish's Terrapin Station - good?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2005, 09:49:49 AM »
i loved it, and still do.
i loved all the covers from that summer.
that place went nuts.i didnt really care for the show,
but the encore made up for it.
to rip on the gesture made, is similar to ripping
on the fact that DSOTM was sloppy.
no shit, and alot of us dont even listen to that part of that show,
but that is still one of the few that i really wish i saw.

i am glad i witnessed terrapin, and still enjoy listening to it.
augusht

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Re: Phish's Terrapin Station - good?
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2005, 09:55:17 AM »
i am glad i witnessed terrapin, and still enjoy listening to it.

yeah, being there must've been really amazing!

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Re: Phish's Terrapin Station - good?
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2005, 10:02:01 AM »
i wont even get started on my opinion of this show & cover!  hehe... just remember i'm always lurking, just below the surface
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Re: Phish's Terrapin Station - good?
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2005, 10:18:00 AM »
Their version just sounds awkward to me. Of course I wasn't there, maybe if I was my opinion would be different, but I doubt it. I kind of feel the same way about Dark Side, again if I was there I may have a different opinion. Trey singing Jerry just doesn't work IMO.

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Re: Phish's Terrapin Station - good?
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2005, 07:53:52 PM »
I just listen to it for the moment when the crowd realizes what they're playing  8-)  Really, that was the point of it, it doesn't really have to hold up on tape...

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Re: Phish's Terrapin Station - good?
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2005, 07:54:53 AM »
    It took me a sec or two to realize what they were playing.  After that 20,000
phans going apeshit.  I personally really like their version (great tribute taboot).
One of my favorite memories from the shows I have seen.  Great show from top to bottom.

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Re: Phish's Terrapin Station - good?
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2005, 10:37:15 AM »
Let's see... they decided to play it that day, they learned it in a day and pulled off a better than passible but clearly not perfect version... I enjoy hearing it now and then and I can't fault them with imperfection...

It's not like they busted out something like Bertha with all of 5 chords... (which I'd expect to be perfect.)

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Re: Phish's Terrapin Station - good?
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2005, 10:50:06 AM »
I agree with both of the comments above.  The roar on the AUD recording when the crowd 'gets it' is spine-tingling. As for the song, well, no, it doesn't match up to a good (or maybe average) Dead version. The question for me is . . . so what?

It's easy to get spoiled with Phish's covers.  I think that encore is a gem, and whether or not it was Dead-worthy is besides the point.

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Re: Phish's Terrapin Station - good?
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2005, 01:34:54 PM »
i too was there and was lucky enough to have 5th or 6th row center(grew up in hampton, waited in line at TM) and whats great is that it was not a "you had to be there moment" b/c the aud's speak for themselves.  i also figuered it out about 2-3 seconds in and man....LIFTOFF, everyone, myself included was jumpin up and around, on the seats, just goin apesh&%. 

...and the comments on how they played, i think phish held back a bit as to give jerry the respect he deserves and not try to rip it to shreds, instead try to play it tight and play homage to the man.   being that close i really was able to see the looks on their faces and they all were trying really hard to play it right, you could tell, and no bow at the end or anything...much respect.
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