Deluxe Limited Edition 180 Gram 3LP!
Mastered by Bob Ludwig from the Original 1/4" Analog Session Tapes at Bernie Grundman Mastering!
"Junta" is the first full-length studio album from the band Phish. The original 1/4" analog session tapes (recorded in 1988-1989) were mastered by Bernie Grundman Mastering creating an analog-to-analog vinyl master for "Junta Deluxe".Original art by Jim Pollock. Includes a download card for MP3s from the vinyl master.
Phish was founded in 1983 when freshman Trey Anastasio posted flyers around the University of Vermont Campus, looking for musicians to form a band. (Why didnt he use Craigslist? Unclear). Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon and Jeff Holdsworth answered the flyer and soon Phish was gigging regularly in the Burlington area. The lineup solidified in 1985, when keyboardist Page McConnell joined the group (and persuaded Anastasio and Fishman to join him at nearby Goddard College) and Holdsworth left soon after. After that, it has been a steady climb from Burlington club band to rodeo-clown backing group to regional touring act to bigger clubs, and eventually theatres and arenas worldwide. The band signed with Elektra Entertainment in late 1991 and has sold more than 8 million albums and DVDs in the United States, including fourteen studio albums and a multitude of live shows. In 2006, the band created their own record label, JEMP Records.
"With great sound and better playing, Phish's debut Junta is highly recommended whether you're starting to discover Phish or are backing up to the beginning... [I]t establishes their dedication to musical exploration effectively -- not to mention the typical wild and woolly Phish humor spilling out all over the lengthy tracks." - Steven McDonald, allmusic.com, Rated 4/5
"Particularly in lengthy jams and in less thoroughly-composed and more lyrically-styled material, the dynamic interplay and collective improvisation between all four members was certainly as much a calling card for the band (Phish) as were Anastasio's kaleidoscopic compositions and guitar work. It is in this respect that Phish has often been musically compared to the Grateful Dead, and this aesthetic is really at the heart of all jam bands by connotation. Neither Anastasio nor the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia ever definitively acknowledged themselves as figureheads of their respective collectives, though widely perceived as such among their fans; this is indicative of the community spirit and sense of partnership evoked by much music, with each musician viewing himself as an equal part of a whole." - wikipedia.org
180 Gram Vinyl
Mastered by Bob Ludwig from the Original 1/4" Analog Session Tapes by Bernie Grundman Mastering
Includes Limited Time Free MP3 Download Card
Trey Anastasio, guitar, vocals
Page McConnell, piano, vocals
Mike Gordon, bass guitar, vocals
Jon Fishman, drums, trombone, vocals
LP1 - Side A:
2. You Enjoy Myself
LP1 - Side B:
2. Golgi Apparatus
LP2 - Side C:
1. Dinner And A Movie
2. Divided Sky
LP2 - Side D:
1. David Bowie
LP3 - Side E:
2. Fluff's Travels