Phish, Slip, Stitch, and Pass Album Cover, 1997 (20/20)
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Phish, Slip, Stitch, and Pass Album Cover, 1997 (20/20)

By Storm Thorgerson
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"I was impressed back then by their live show because Phish were clearly intent on playing music (not going through the motions), keen to improvise and adapt (within context), and to extend songs and pieces in unexpected ways. I was even more impressed to learn later that they did not have a set list. Good grief, no set list!...The design selected featured a man running down a beach holding a piece of yarn (could be wool, string, or rope) which he was pulling from a giant ball behind. This humungous ball of wool (or yarn or string) was intended, in a loose kind of way, to represent the music that the musician, the figure on the beach, was unravelling. The wool was the theme or melody line, which the musician would tease out, running with it until the extensions and variations were exhausted, the music was over, and the giant ball fully unwound."
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Phish, Slip, Stitch, and Pass Album Cover, 1997 (20/20)
Phish, Slip, Stitch, and Pass Album Cover, 1997 (20/20)

 
 
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