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lofus99 It is very interesting how some people like Kimock and the rest of us think his solos are very dull and go nowhere. This Phil band is magic when Trey solos and Kimock plays rhythmic accompaniment. I remember getting soundboards of these shows and was in heaven to hear Trey and Page playing Dead songs with Phil. But after many listens I started getting annoyed with the other guitar player. Who is this guy? From Zero you say? Well, try as I might, could not get interested in Zero. Songwriting was not there....nor the guitar solos either. Finally few years later, Steve came to my town with his I went to see if he could convince me. He reminds me of Bonamassa. Obviously has the chops and skills....but somehow just doesn't grab me when they solo. Seen both of them live and waited all night for some inspiration....which never came. I sat through 2 entire sets of Kimock and his band.......and nothing. A good friend left after the 1st set as "there is no point in staying, since nothing will happen". I gave him the benefit of the doubt, I mean if you only saw the 1st set of some Dead shows, you might think they were no good either! and stayed for the 2nd set.....but nothing ever happened. Lifeless solos. I just listened to some KVHW as did not really know how they played. I am a huge Zappa fan so having Ray there is gold and Alan Hertz is a magnificent drummer. However, I again hear these solos from Steve that have lots of notes played really fast and in the right way, but it just has no passion and goes nowhere. The band that Alan Hertz played with later, Garaj Mahal, is so much better than this KVHW ever was. Fareed Haque is many times the guitar player that Steve is and Kai Eckart on bass! But these 3 Phil shows are absolute GOLD when Trey solos and Steve stays in the background. I mean C'mon! ... just listen to the 2 guitar solos on Big Railroad Blues. One is full of life and makes you smile, while the other is, well, adequate at best. is a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans under the auspices of the all-volunteer, non-profit Mockingbird Foundation.

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