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Old 12-14-2013, 02:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Grateful dead vs. Phish

I know this is an old debate but i've only ever had it with one die hard phish fan who hated the grateful dead and i am a die hard grateful dead fan who is not a phish fan, he likes to try to compare the two and say phish is better and I don't think there remotely similar, it's like comparing the B 52's with funkadelic. im not saying the grateful dead is better, im just saying there not comparible, am I wrong???
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've had this debate before too with a friend of mine...I'm a die hard Deadhead and she is a die hard Phish fan. I don't think they're even remotely comparable. They don't sound the same to me at all..but It's quite possible that I'm biased..My friend also hates Grateful Dead. But it's always the Dead for me!!
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Anyone who honestly believes Phish is a better band than the Grateful Dead isn't worth having a conversation about music with.
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Old 11-19-2014, 05:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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B52s and Funkadelic?

They are very much alike in that they both improvised heavily, did long extended jams, and blended lots of genres like rock, folk, bluegrass, funk, psychedelia, and blues. Heck, Phish started out playing a ton of Dead in their shows.

Biggest difference between them is that Phish are/were all around better musician's and had more modern inspirations to draw from.
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They're both jam bands. The difference is the Dead wrote good songs and Phish didn't.
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