We’ve been following the list of possible albums for Phish’s traditional Halloween “musical costume” as their cover art was regularly maimed by drawings of arrows, axes, and knives on a teaser site, but the day has finally come and we now have the last record standing: the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street.
Jamband.com reports that Phish have given Radiohead’s Kid A, MGMT’s Oracular Spectacular, and many more albums the axe, opting instead for the 70s Stones classic. Exile’s “Loving Cup” has actually been performed live by Phish for many years, but there are other songs on Exile with parts for a horn section that may stretch the 4-piece band thin.
Enter Sharon Jones (vocals), Dave Guy (trumpet), David Smith (trombone), Tony Jarvis (sax), and Saundra Williams (vocals). A program handed out to festival-goers this afternoon said that Sharon Jones (of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, of course) will join Phish and the above backing band for the Exile on Main Street set.
**Update: Videos from set are starting to roll in. Here’s Saturday night’s version of “Loving Cup”