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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