Wednesday 06/13/2018 by swittersdc


On this week's Under the Scales, I had the pleasure of interviewing Tom about the 20th anniversary of "Story of the Ghost." Shortly after getting into the conversation, we realize we should probably call Trey to bring some more color to the conversation. We talked to him about the making of the album and much more.

Over the course of the conversation, Trey tells LOTS of stories about the writing and recording of the "Ghost" material, along with songs that ended up on "Farmhouse" and "The Siket Disc." Of course, we veered off course and talked a lot about the modern era — including Page's new keyboard setup, which includes vintage keyboards and a Hammond organ that has, according to Trey, completely changed the band's sound. We also talked about Trey's feelings about the Baker's Dozen and the flourishing state of the Phish community.

In addition, we touch on the process of deciding which songs end up on albums and which don't (including why “Twist” didn’t make it onto "Ghost"); Trey's respect for Fishman; and the lyrical and musical motivations behind songs like “Wading in the Velvet Sea,” “Ghost,” “Brian and Robert,” “Birds of a Feather” and more.

You can listen to the whole interview here or through the player below.

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, comment by phunkytime
phunkytime Trey loves MEAT!
, comment by Outlive
Outlive Such a great podcast. Makes me hope they will ignore all our other recommendations for their musical costume this Halloween and just do the entirety of Story of a Ghost. Why? I'll tell ya:

1. It's the 20th anniversary of the album's release (10-27-98)
2. Ghost is prepackaged for Halloween fun
3. Every song on the album is a total collaboration by the band, which I think is cool
4. I really wanna see Guyute played live
5. They've only played Fikus four times ever, all in 1998 (maybe Page could add some ocean synths or Shipwreck samples to it to liven it up a bit?)
6. Frankie Says is another deep cut that hasn't been played much, but how perfect would it be for a Halloween gig?
, comment by uctweezer
uctweezer No hyperbole here: this podcast episode is Essential Phish Listening. So good!!
, comment by humalupa
humalupa I was literally yelling in excitement in my car when Trey said he's working on a new prog-rock composition that he's "psyched" about. Oh yeah!!
, comment by PhillyAndrew
PhillyAndrew this got me very very excited for this summer. just hearing the excitement in Trey's voice gave me goosebumps. wooooo!
, comment by Nomansjam
Nomansjam The emotion Trey showed for Page brought me to emotional points as well...I struggled to.keep myself together for the last 20 min
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