Phish Cover Neutral Milk Hotel, Add 20 Minutes Of Noodling (Video)

    That last part would be way killer–something about In The Aeroplane Over The Sea screams for a warbly puree of guitar soup every time Jeff Mangum professes his love for Anne Frank and/or Jesus Christ. Actually, Phish’s Trey Anastasio only added a few minutes of jam band delight to the end of NMH’s “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea,” which the band covered during their set at Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavillion a couple nights ago. The take on the NMH classic is pretty straightforward at first–Anastasio’s voice is a little more soothing and fatherly than Mangum’s anguished whine–before the guitars kick in and then, hell yeah, it’s a Phish concert. Check out the video below or head over to Brooklyn Vegan, where the comments on the video are hilariously antagonistic for such an innocuous cover: “they also covered Rock N Roll and Good Times Bad Times…this post should be about the Good Times Bad Times. who gives a shit about NMH?” wonders poster Amy, while “Anonymous” simply declares that the cover “Tastes like burning.” Who knew? [Brooklyn Vegan]