Phish Asked Peter Gabriel to Perform a Genesis Album with Them on Halloween
Phish have Genesis’ The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway on their short list of Halloween album covers, according to a Trey Anastasio interview with Rolling Stone. The article points that Phish reached out to Gabriel about covering a classic Genesis album in 2010. Anastasio goes on to says, . “I can play [ The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway ] in my sleep, but we’ll only do it if [Gabriel] does it with us. Peter Gabriel, if you want to do The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway with us this Halloween, we’re your band. You heard it here first.”
Anastasio inducted Genesis into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010, and Phish performed the band’s songs “Watcher of the Skies” and “No Reply At All” at the induction ceremony (though they have yet to perform the tunes again.) They also worked on 2004’s Undermind at Gabriel’s studio.
“I’m such a big fan of Peter Gabriel, I can’t even begin to tell you,” Anastasio elaborates. “I’ve been one my whole lifetime, so just hearing his voice on the phone was kind of exciting. If he wanted to [perform The Lamb] with us, I would do it. . . That album had a huge effect on me, and [Phish drummer] Jon Fishman as well. I spent most of my high school years in a dark closet with headphones on listening to The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway .”
Gabriel is slated to tour through October 25, making a collaboration at this year’s Halloween show unlikely. Phish will perform on Halloween for the first time since 2010 in Atlantic City, NJ this year.