Phish, Trey Anastasio

(Trey Anastasio: Jay Blakesberg)


Genre: Rock; Lead Performer: Trey Anastasio; Producer (group): Elektra

To most, a double live CD of Trey Anastasio’s solo work might not seem like a good thing. But look past the hippie-aphorism lyrics, the multiculti percussion, and, yes, the excruciatingly long jams on Plasma, and you’ll catch extended glimpses of a fantastically inventive guitar player. The Phish guy knows a thing or two about musical structure and pacing, too, so the mass of material gathered on ”Plasma” flows engagingly – and surprisingly quickly – through its two-plus hours. Even if you’re not high.

Originally posted May 2 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT

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