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103. Phish
Like many successful Jam bands, Phish enjoys a devoted fan base, and like any top improvisational group, the genres they draw from are quite diverse. Each Phish concert can count on Rock, Jazz, Progressive Rock, Bluegrass, Reggae, Country and Blues infusions throughout the sets, and they always seem to draw a crowd as unique as their music. As such, comparisons to the Grateful Dead are commonplace and if any band could come close to drawing any kind of accurate comparison (in terms of culture, though not necessarily in terms of musical style) it would be Phish). Although they do have a massive following, a Phish catalogue does not have any traditional “hits” and there might be an incorrect assumption that the “Jam Band” category is filled in Cleveland.

         

Should Phish be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 87.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 3.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 3.8%
No opinion. - 0.8%
No way! - 4.6%

The Bullet Points

  • Previous Rank: 2013: #112
    2014: #107
    2015: #104
    2016: #103
  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 2013
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Burlington, VT)
  • Why they will get in: They certainly have the talent to be there.
  • Why they won't get in: They don’t have “hits”.
  • Essential Albums: A Picture of Nectar (1991)
    A Live One (1994)
    Slip, Stitch and Pass (1997)
    Hampton Comes Alive (1999)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Fluffhead (From Junta, 1988)
    The Mango Song (From A Picture of Nectar, 1991)
    Bouncing Around the Room (From Lawn Boy, 1991)
    Theme from the Bottom (From Billy Breathes, 1996)
    First Tube (From Farmhouse, 2000)

Should Phish be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 87.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 3.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 3.8%
No opinion. - 0.8%
No way! - 4.6%

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+2 #1 Jezmund 2013-02-14 07:58
I think you're wrong. You already mentioned some of the reasons Phish deserves to be in. Plus, they are by far the biggest influence on today's jam band and festival scene, not the Dead... As great as the Dead are (and overall a more important band than Phish), Phish is more important to contemporary jam bands because the Dead are still from a different era, despite their longevity. The Dead were more of a prototype for today's scene while Phish blew the doors off and ushered in a neo-hippie era... Festivals like Bonnaroo and Coachella would simply not exist without Phish. They pioneered the modern festival and it can not be overlooked

Now deserving to be in and actually getting in are two different things. I could easily see the HOF overlooking Phish if it were not for one person- Jann Wanner. He is well known to be a huge Phish fan and he has already saw to it that Phish is displayed in the museum, as well as letting them induct Genesis. Phish gets in easily.
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