Sunday 06/05/2016 by phishnet

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Top 9 Animal Songs That Phish Plays

9. “Fly, Famous Mockingbird” – People are always saying, “That’s ridiculous, a bird couldn’t carry abook.” But I think it could. It could grip it by the husk.

8. “Piper” – First, imagine a red worm. Now imagine a red red worm. That “mind = blown” sensation you’re feeling right now is the essence of “Piper,” Phish’s finest worm song.

7. “Guelah Papyrus” – This song documents the exponential expansion of a virus, the smallest living animal known to man.

6. “Moby Dick” – This Led Zeppelin cover celebrates the giddy exploits of an albino whale, the largest living animal known to man.

5. “Contact” – This torch song imagines a car as a living beast whose headlights are eyes and whose stick shift is a phallus. WTF.

4. “Bug” – Song 1 in Phish’s Kafkaesque and slowly-unfolding “Nihilist Cockroach Trilogy.”

3. “Prince Caspian” – I know what you’re thinking: Prince Caspian was a man. But dig: men are human beings, and human beings are technically animals. You can look that shit up.

2. “Fee” – This story of a seafaring weasel inspired the James Cameron cinema classic Titanic, with Leonardo DiCaprio as “Fee,” Kate Winslet as “Millie,” Bill Paxton as “Floyd,” and a cameo by Cameron as “Megaphone Trey.”

1. “Vultures” – This is the tune that ignited the late 90s throat-potatoing craze, which is why every potato sold these days comes with a parental warning sticker.

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Comments

, comment by ridgwaynd
ridgwaynd Excuse me, I was told that the bird was the word.
, comment by johnnyd
johnnyd No "Dogs", no "Your Pet Cat", no "Birds", no "Ocelot", no "Wombat" ...?

The staff's clear anti-3.0 bias continues to appall.
, comment by MarcoEsc
MarcoEsc
, comment by EvilKingWilson9
EvilKingWilson9 Harpua...?
, comment by HotPale
HotPale I believe that a virus is not considered to be part of the animal kingdom by many due to the nature of IT's life cycle and requirements to sustain life, but Guelah Papyrus is a badass tune!
, comment by ColForbin
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, comment by Choda
Choda @johnnyd said:
No "Dogs", no "Your Pet Cat", no "Birds", no "Ocelot", no "Wombat" ...?

The staff's clear anti-3.0 bias continues to appall.
You are one of them brah. So you also tow the company line.
, comment by chrismichels
chrismichels They a joka
, comment by Character_Nicculus
Character_Nicculus Antelope?
, comment by NightSpeaks
NightSpeaks actually Wormtown is Phish's finest worm song
, comment by User_33586_
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, comment by sniggins
sniggins No Antelope is a crime of the mind, especially with a cover song listed here.

Speaking of which, Moby Dick was a sperm whale (an albino one), but blue whales are "the largest living animal known to man."

Fun list though.
, comment by TelaJewel
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, comment by tweezedout
tweezedout Is the Mockingbird European or African?
, comment by lumpblockclod
lumpblockclod Whether the Famous Mockingbird could carry a book is really beside the point. The book in question is, in fact, a helping, friendly book. Thus the book itself helps the Mockingbird carry it. It's almost as if some people haven't been listening to a word Trey has said.
, comment by EsthersDoll
EsthersDoll Bug? Seriously? Better than Birds of a Feather? I don't think so.
, comment by jburns52
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, comment by bertoletdown
bertoletdown @sniggins said:
No Antelope is a crime of the mind, especially with a cover song listed here.

Speaking of which, Moby Dick was a sperm whale (an albino one), but blue whales are "the largest living animal known to man."

Fun list though.
I think you'll find that all of the posts in this earnest series are completely factually accurate. Please check again.
, comment by johnnyd
johnnyd @lumpblockclod said:
Whether the Famous Mockingbird could carry a book is really beside the point. The book in question is, in fact, a helping, friendly book. Thus the book itself helps the Mockingbird carry it. It's almost as if some people haven't been listening to a word Trey has said.
Trey told us himself, from atop a JEMP Truck, that we are not getting the message.
, comment by beginners_ear
beginners_ear Is this the build up to some awesome new arbitrary ranking system? If so, I am totally in favor.
, comment by nickulus
nickulus @johnnyd said:
@lumpblockclod said:
Whether the Famous Mockingbird could carry a book is really beside the point. The book in question is, in fact, a helping, friendly book. Thus the book itself helps the Mockingbird carry it. It's almost as if some people haven't been listening to a word Trey has said.
Trey told us himself, from atop a JEMP Truck, that we are not getting the message.
This may shed some light on this challenging questions:

http://what-if.xkcd.com/149/
, comment by dangledstash
dangledstash Countdowns can be so satisfying.
, comment by Mr_Draned
Mr_Draned Another awesome number in the countdown.
Where's The Sloth and Lizards!?
, comment by makisupa_meatstick
makisupa_meatstick what about Guyute?
, comment by Piper72
Piper72 Where. The hell. Is Dog Log??? Languedoc's favorite song???
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