Saturday, April 10, 2010 Review of Phish - The Biography

Rather than appear in hardcover form, Phish: The Biography might better have remained a special edition of Rolling Stone, accompanied by plenty of photos and other features, like the appended interviews. It's far too superficial to be a serious treatment of the band's history, such as the more organic The Phish Companion (Villard, 1999) or The Phish Book (Mockingbird Foundation, 2000), despite the length of time covered and the relative insider details. Parke Puterbaugh doesn't motivate himself to dispense the sort of genuinely discerning insight that would enlighten his readers (or himself), and there's no sense of discovery in his writing here (in stark contrast to the best Phish jams).

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