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3 stars Edited 10/03/05!

This is only one of their numerous excellent live albums and actually this band originally became famous only because of their stirring live appearances. They were formed more as a touring band and therefore did not concentrate on albums in the beginnings. So when their first eponymous album Junta was released they were existing already for five years and were famous already as legitimated successor of GRATEFUL DEAD. PHISH might not be considered as a Prog band following the usual definition (but who cares about definitions which are all the time subjective anyway). So comparisons to their music if possible at all can't include bands like GENESIS, YES and so on, rather are coming more jamming acts like LITTLE FEAT, MAN or ALLMAN BROTHERS to my mind listening to their music. For sure sometimes there are as well reminiscences to DAVID BOWIE and ENO in their more independent sounding compositions. Anyway in my view an excellent addition to the archives since their music owns influences of multiple music genres like folk, country, bluegrass, psychedelic, pop, funk, rock'n'roll and jazz. Coming back to this album actually it contains a lot of great songs like the excellent cover version of ZZ TOP's Jesus Just Left Chicago, the very long Mike's Song containing a nice homage to THE DOORS' The End which is leading into the following songs, the funky Weekapaug Groove and Taste.

Probably not to be called an essential one in Prog but I would highly recommend this one and as well their first two albums to any open-minded Prog lover and give 3 1/2 stars for it!

hdfisch | 3/5 |


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