Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2005 4:31 PM
Pitchfork is really into Phish bashing lately. The band is featured in their Worst Record Covers of All Time and Top 50 Worst Guitar Solo of the Millenium.
About the cover of the Biilly Breathes album:
Perhaps the only album to credit a "nose hair groomer." Editorial has contractually obligated me to include this cover in an effort to even out this album's inclusion on Pitchfork's Beta-Version Best of the 1990s list.
And they don't like the guitar solo of Demand:
I wonder if Phish-heads realize how consummately terrible this Birkenstock- rocker really is. I mean, at least Jerry Garcia's endless guitar solos were somewhat competent, but Anastasio is a complete joke. I'm not even sure getting stoned out of my mind would help me appreciate this stuff. This guy makes such a mess of the blues that you'd have to be a real mental defective not to realize just how clueless he is. But he sports a "jazzier" and more "experimental" side, too. "Experimental," in Anastasio's case, simply means long, shakily improvised passages that go nowhere and amount to nothing. So with that, go try and follow the winding, muddy trail of notes on "Demand." Good luck, and don't bogart that joint, hippie scum.