Umphrey's McGee for the beginner


13 Dic 2006, 0:16

Umphrey's McGee is one of the best live bands I have ever seen. In my mind their live performance takes the music to places even Phish never went. I am a huge Phish fan but Umphrey's has the ability to rock, HARD. Their live catalog is large including some very bizarre cover songs. Here are 10 songs to introduce you to Umphrey's McGee from their Studio Albums.

1. Hurt Bird Bath (Powerhouse Live)
2. Divisions (Another Live Powerhouse)
3. Nothing Too Fancy
4. Plunger
5. Women Wine and Song (the closest thing to Umphrey's pop music)
6. In the Kitchen (Fantastic Live)
7. JaJunk pt. 1 and pt. 2
8. Roulette
9. Nemo
10. Intentions Clear

The "Common" Studio albums (there are more underground ones)

1. Local Band Does O.K.
2. Anchor Drops
3. Safety in Numbers

Remember - Umphrey's, like Phish, is best served LIVE, get a hold of a live taping of Umphrey's for their best sounding music. With live recordings you get "Jimmy Stewarts," which are exploratory jams as well as jammed out versions of their songs. My last thought is... GO SEE THEM LIVE!


  • Phillyzero

    Thanks for this, I was looking for some Jam bands and all that (I pretty much only have the most known artists in my library, Phish, String Cheese, moe., Grateful dead etc..). Newho, I was planning on getting Local Band Does O.K. from them since I just recently heard of them (but it seems they've been around for a decent amount of time).

    13 Dic 2006, 22:39
  • stingrey999

    Yeah they have been around since 98, I would definitely pick up Local Band Does O.K. its an overall great album, and like I said, if you can get your hands on a live taping of them do it!

    13 Dic 2006, 22:43
  • freezegelman

    What about Liquid? Such a genius song...

    9 Mar 2007, 17:26
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