The Chase has not been seen in 1557 Phish shows.
It was last played: 1990-06-07.
It was played at 0.36% of live shows.
It has been performed live 7 time(s).
Historian: Mark Toscano, lumpblockclod
One of Trey's most meticulous compositions, "The Chase" can be found on the Junta track, "Fluff's Travels" at 1:09-2:21, The Chase found a permanent home as the third segment of the complete Fluffhead in February of 1988. Prior to that, it appeared in another, somewhat more humiliating context as the bridge for the rather unpleasantly conceived Lushington (see 8/29/87). A number of times during this period, The Chase subjugated Lushington and the band would play the former with merely a closing jam on the latter (see 5/11/87). Also, as with Who Do? We Do! and Clod, The Chase made a brief solo reappearance during 1989 (see 9/21/89, 10/1/89, 10/26/89) as a filler tune between longer songs. Finally, it's worth noting that the final appearance of "The Chase" (segueing out of "Suzy" on 6/7/90) represents the last time any of the components of "Fluffhead" have been performed independently.
Like many of Treys compositions (Its Ice, Esther, Buried Alive and Fly Famous Mockingbird come to mind), The Chase reflects a sort of musical onomatopoeia. The rapidly crossing and interlocking melodies of Treys guitar and Pages piano supported by Mikes responding bass line uncannily evoke the feeling of an urgent pursuit, albeit one that usually lasts about one minute.
See Also:Fluffhead/Fluff s Travels
Recommended Versions: 1989-10-26Stats for "The Chase"Back to Songs