Trey Confirms Doesn’t Deny Phish Reunion in Many Years

So, it’s hilarious that for as many times Trey said “This is it…” or “We’re done” with regards to the Phish breakup, he goes right back and lets himself say “Well, I might eat my words years from now…”

From the Illinois Entertainer (my emphasis added)…

So keep all Phish questions at bay, because they’re not getting back together anytime soon . . . right?

“It’s so funny that nobody’s asked me that! We’re definitely not now, and I would never do that because it was all the rage. All I’ll say to that is I’ve said so many stupid things in the past, that have come out of my mouth, if there’s one thing I’m finally starting to learn is I don’t know what’s going to happen. But I’d like to play music for a long time and I love those guys. Who knows?

[via zzyzx]

I, for one, would never want Phish to get back together. Please don’t. Trey, if you’re reading this, don’t do it, dude.

  • http://slacklalane.blogspot.com Ace Cowboy

    You guys are crazy not to want a Phish reunion…sure it wouldn’t be NYE 1995, or even NYE 2003 for that matter, but it would be four demigods making beautiful music together like they used to. There was nothing like the Phish concert experience, and even if they come back as a slightly different entity, there never will be anything like it.

    ZZ is right about the Trey-needs-to-be-pushed aspect, and I’m not sure Trey will ever find that consistently outside of his old band. I was at the Treymoe.deski Tsunami Benefit and I saw what it was like for him to play with talent. I went to Jones Beach and I saw him step up when he played with Warren Haynes. This guy needs better musicians, and whether he knows it right now or not, he will realize this and eventually cave. He will.

    To not want Phish back is to say you don’t want to win the lottery. Outside of a Mega Millions ticket, I think the thing I want most in this world is to see another (rehearsed) show. Seriously. I know it won’t be the same, but I don’t care. I just want to fall back into that comfort zone of the band’s sweet jams, Kuroda’s sick lights and a phatty grilled cheese in the lot after the show.

    Trey, don’t listen to my friend Justin, he knows not what he speaks…

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  • Scotty G

    Mixed feelings on this one.

    After seeing Trey at Vegoose, I won’t be paying $45 to see that show anytime soon……but wouldn’t want them back in their ‘Coventry’ form either -that was just nasty.

    For him to even make a comment like that when he knows how many thousands of phans are just waiting for that day to come kind of sucks, know what I mean? I’m just getting used to life WITHOUT Phish and here Big Red goes spewing nonsense about something that will probably never happen.

    In saying that, I will gladly fork over a month’s pay to tour with the boys should it ever come to pass. I’m only human…..

  • Scotty G

    Mixed feelings on this one.

    After seeing Trey at Vegoose, I won’t be paying $45 to see that show anytime soon……but wouldn’t want them back in their ‘Coventry’ form either -that was just nasty.

    For him to even make a comment like that when he knows how many thousands of phans are just waiting for that day to come kind of sucks, know what I mean? I’m just getting used to life WITHOUT Phish and here Big Red goes spewing nonsense about something that will probably never happen.

    In saying that, I will gladly fork over a month’s pay to tour with the boys should it ever come to pass. I’m only human…..

  • Scotty G

    Mixed feelings on this one.

    After seeing Trey at Vegoose, I won’t be paying $45 to see that show anytime soon……but wouldn’t want them back in their ‘Coventry’ form either -that was just nasty.

    For him to even make a comment like that when he knows how many thousands of phans are just waiting for that day to come kind of sucks, know what I mean? I’m just getting used to life WITHOUT Phish and here Big Red goes spewing nonsense about something that will probably never happen.

    In saying that, I will gladly fork over a month’s pay to tour with the boys should it ever come to pass. I’m only human…..

  • http://www.birdwire.org zaptor

    First off, think of the pressure the guy has. Thousands of people are taking cues from the tiniest things he says. He has a lot of people pissed at him right now (did anyone here his taunts on the Sirius broadcast? “You can only call me if you’re NOT fucking pissed at me. I guess that’s why no one is calling.”), so for him to say “never” not only feels stupid but will also piss people off even further. He knows he can’t win either way, so a shrug and a “maybe” is the only thing he can do.

    So, I guess what I’m saying is, everything needs to breathe a bit before any sort of reunion should happen. The whole “demigods” thing is one of the reasons they (ahem, he) felt the need to stop.

    All of this said, I just listened to the 1998 Utah Dark Side of the Moon show for the first time. Goddamn that is some inspiring stuff.

  • http://www.birdwire.org zaptor

    First off, think of the pressure the guy has. Thousands of people are taking cues from the tiniest things he says. He has a lot of people pissed at him right now (did anyone here his taunts on the Sirius broadcast? “You can only call me if you’re NOT fucking pissed at me. I guess that’s why no one is calling.”), so for him to say “never” not only feels stupid but will also piss people off even further. He knows he can’t win either way, so a shrug and a “maybe” is the only thing he can do.

    So, I guess what I’m saying is, everything needs to breathe a bit before any sort of reunion should happen. The whole “demigods” thing is one of the reasons they (ahem, he) felt the need to stop.

    All of this said, I just listened to the 1998 Utah Dark Side of the Moon show for the first time. Goddamn that is some inspiring stuff.

  • http://www.birdwire.org zaptor

    First off, think of the pressure the guy has. Thousands of people are taking cues from the tiniest things he says. He has a lot of people pissed at him right now (did anyone here his taunts on the Sirius broadcast? “You can only call me if you’re NOT fucking pissed at me. I guess that’s why no one is calling.”), so for him to say “never” not only feels stupid but will also piss people off even further. He knows he can’t win either way, so a shrug and a “maybe” is the only thing he can do.

    So, I guess what I’m saying is, everything needs to breathe a bit before any sort of reunion should happen. The whole “demigods” thing is one of the reasons they (ahem, he) felt the need to stop.

    All of this said, I just listened to the 1998 Utah Dark Side of the Moon show for the first time. Goddamn that is some inspiring stuff.

  • Scotty G

    Got that disc in my car stereo right now -insane!

  • Scotty G

    Got that disc in my car stereo right now -insane!

  • Scotty G

    Got that disc in my car stereo right now -insane!

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    11.2.98 is probably one of the best Phish shows on record–it’s not even debatable.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    11.2.98 is probably one of the best Phish shows on record–it’s not even debatable.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    11.2.98 is probably one of the best Phish shows on record–it’s not even debatable.

  • Steve

    8/1/98 at Alpine Valley is certainly up there for me. It was time for them to move on but not for good. Maybe a 5 to 10 year gap.

  • Steve

    8/1/98 at Alpine Valley is certainly up there for me. It was time for them to move on but not for good. Maybe a 5 to 10 year gap.

  • Steve

    8/1/98 at Alpine Valley is certainly up there for me. It was time for them to move on but not for good. Maybe a 5 to 10 year gap.

  • http://the101report.com Scotty Greene

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again -the world is a better place with Phish than it is without Phish.

    I realize there’s a lot of ‘stuff’ they may need to work through, and they may not sound like Phish pre-hiatus, they may suck, but if they’re going to give it a whirl, how can we not support them? We really don’t know what they’ll sound like should they play together again, do we?

    People change, shit happens, they’re just human -I, for one, will be seeing as many of those shows as I can if, for no other reason, I love those songs!!