Ghost (Phish song)
|Song by Phish|
|from the album The Story of the Ghost|
This article reads like a review rather than an encyclopedic description of the subject. (February 2009)
"Ghost" is a song from Phish's 1998 studio release The Story of the Ghost, in the key of A minor, Dorian mode. The song is characterized by a slow, funky groove and surrealist lyrics describing the narrator's relationship with a ghost.
"Ghost" is an historically important part of Phish's repertoire because its basic feel helped to define what many fans perceived as a change in emphasis from the cathartic, high-energy live performances of the early and mid-1990s, to the more pensive, sensual and rhythmically intense improvisations of the late-1990s. During this period, a number of the band's songs displayed a similar feel in live performance.