The extended version of Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio’s interview with Rolling Stone was released today. While there were many tidbits surrounding the prolific guitarist’s gig with the Grateful Dead members and his thoughts on the newly revitalized Phish, we were interested in this one gem from the article:
There was a jam after “Chalk Dust Torture” at PNC Bank Center that was so unhinged. I can’t remember what year it was, but it’s probably findable. I think Mike put those videos together for the 30th anniversary.
But there’s been a lot of those moments in soundchecks – so many that I sent an e-mail around recently to the three other guys saying we should put [them] out, you know like, ‘Let people hear some of these soundchecks.’ Because a lot of times we get to soundcheck, we just get onstage and we start jamming. Nobody’s there, nobody’s watching, everybody just woke up and kind of came stumbling off the bus. It’s kind of a half-dream state.
What would an official Phish soundcheck release sound like? Something like this clip, for starters.
Trey also talks about life with his two daughters now off in college – he has a “man cave” in New York – as well as his creative background, how Phish has changed for the better since reuniting in 2009, hanging out with the Grateful Dead members and more. You can read the full interview here.