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waxbanks @MDosque said:

That Hood from Camden 03 is a serious piece of music. In fact, I might put that whole show up against a good amount of the material from 2.0.
Yeah, I love that Hood. I think it's more multifaceted than the 7/25/03 version, which is the other gigantic summer '03 Hood, but they're both dear to me. Maybe more for the idea of a half-hour Hood than for the musical reality, which is very much of a piece with the rest of that summer.

In some ways, though, they're symptomatic of a problem with the summer '03 (and later '2.0') Phish: it's not like Hood needs these ridiculous cock-rock jams to be a sublime piece of music. You get the feeling they just couldn't help themselves, back then. The positive spin on that was 'dude, everything is getting JAMMED OUT right now!' The reality was closer to 'dude, they just can't play the same variety of music with the old focus and authority, anymore.'

Still, I do have a soft spot for those Hoods. is a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans under the auspices of the all-volunteer, non-profit Mockingbird Foundation.

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