|Originally Performed By||The Dude of Life (with Phish)|
|Original Album||Crimes of the Mind (1994)|
|Vocals||The Dude of Life|
|Historian||Dan Mielcarz (ColForbin)|
A none-too-subtle indictment of the “me” decade (from a lyricist not known for subtlety), “Self” is more important for what it became than for what it was. The main guitar riff from the rare “Self” later became the main guitar riff in the far more commonly played “Chalk Dust Torture.” You can hear this clearly on the Dude’s first album, Crimes of the Mind. Fans of “Self” should seek out the Wetlands debut-fest on 9/13/90.
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