Um, "Fuego" is not universally loved. It's a painfully awkward mishmash of a song with godawful lyrics. As for the album being generally well-received, I guess that's possible. It only goes to show how old, out-of-touch and complacent the fanbase has become, if so. I think it's funny that Phish played all of the tolerable cuts from the album for the first night. All the Fuego songs not played last night are embarrassing examples of a songwriter who's out of ideas yet surrounded by sycophants encouraging him to keep at it for fear that he might start doing drugs if his ego gets bruised. Of course that's purely conjecture; maybe everyone Trey hangs out with is also clueless and thinks "Winterqueen" and "Wombat" are awesome. Either way, very sad. Hard to be optimistic about the future of a band that would admit to having written those songs, let alone have the bad judgment to put them on an album.Wow. Talk about painting a man in a bad light. Your opinion of Trey I don't think matches the opinions of most who know him. To think that the band and bands' managers are somehow coddling to him as some type of pimped, entitled, unstable soul is very unkind and I think untrue. By all accounts (and I'm not trying to practice hero-worship here) he is about as humble and and selfless a musician (of his caliber) as I've met, and I've met quite a few. I would put him in the same class as Carlos Santana and Phil Lesh in that regard, which is high praise.
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