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Published: 2013/02/06

Jon Fishman Reflects on The Who, Will Reunite With Pork Tornado Tonight

Photo by Brantley Gutierrez © Phish

The Who appear on the current cover of Relix. The extensive feature includes an interview with Pete Townshend as well as reflections from many musicians’ memories of the group.

Earlier in the month we presented Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools’ thoughts from the feature on John Entwistle. Our sister site has now posted what Phish drummer Jon Fishman has to say about Keith Moon and The Who.

In an expanded version of the article that appears in the print edition of Relix, Fishman reflects on Moon’s drumming style, The Who’s high-energy live performances and the band’s influence on Phish.

“There’s nothing on Quadrophenia that I couldn’t actually physically play,” Fishman says of the Halloween where Phish covered the album in its entirety. “There were actually couple of things, a couple of moments, on Waiting for Columbus that I could not physically play. I couldn’t play some of his rolls that fast. I couldn’t actually play some of the stuff. It did teach me how to play some Phish tunes better which is good. Since learning ‘Tripe Face Boogie’ I’ve been working on my left hand shuffle beats a lot.”

The expanded article is available here. As previously reported, Fishman will reunite with his bar band Pork Tornado for their first show since 2002 this evening. The one-off gig will take place at South Burlington, VT’s Higher Ground.

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