Episode 098: Radio City Ghost w/ Robert Ker

In Episode 098 we chat about the languid and mysterious version of Ghost from May 22, 2000, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, NY. To do so, we’re joined by Robert Ker (@bobbker /@phish2000at2020) to chat about the larger themes around the jam & run, plus dive deep into the worlds of krautrock & early-aughts NYC. An almost entirely Mike-led jam, it extends onward through minimal changes, for nearly 30min. Throughout much of it, Trey avoids taking leads, allowing all the lessons of the past four years to dictate the jams’ development. It’s a hazy and woozy wonderland of groove-based, linear musical communication, and one of the best jams of an incredible year in jamming. 

Songs featured in this episode are:

Neu!: “Fur Immer (Forever)”

CAN: “Im So Green

Manuel Gottsching: “E2-E4”

Interpol: “Untitled”

The Strokes: “Barely Legal”

Secret Machines: “First Wave Intact”

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In addition, we discuss three new 2020 records we highly recommend: Arboretum: “Let It All In,” Elder: “Omens,” and Sarah Louise: “Earth & Its Contents”

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We encourage all BTP listeners to check out Amigos on Osiris Media.

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