Episode 066: Atlanta Ghost

In Episode 066 we turn the clock back to Summer 1997 for an exploration of the RAGEFUNK Phish was experimenting with at the peak of their transition towards Fall 1997’s fully-realized creative rebirth. With a focus on the massive, 25+ minute "Ghost" the band played on July 23, 1997, we focus on the new style the band was employing within their improvisation, and the impact this had during the first ten days of their Summer 1997 US Tour. In addition, we explore the idea of our favorite bands dropping a song that is such a stark diversion while also opening a new rabbit hole with which to obsess over.

Songs featured in this episode are: The Funkees: "Akpankoro," Shuggie Otis: "Ice Cold Daydream," Wilco: "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart," and Sleater-Kinney: "Entertain"

In addition, we discuss two new 2019 records we highly recommend: Rose City Band: "Rose City Band," and Ex Hex: "It’s Real"

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