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Junta

December 23, 2008 | Format: MP3

$9.49
Also available in CD Format
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 20, 1992
  • Release Date: December 23, 2008
  • Label: Elektra Records
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  • Total Length: 2:02:48
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  • ASIN: B001OGTM62
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,312 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas J. Whitehead on December 20, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Back when (a sturdy start to a review) Phish had a smaller original song library, this would be considered a totally representative album, so this was indeed a valuable addition to an admirer's music collection. Although Phish has evolved considerably since this plastic was pressed, some of these songs launched a thousand fans, so to speak, and Phish's contemporary style is still greatly reminiscent of one of these songs or another. You can basically divide this album up in three categories of songs: The first is good rock and roll songs that could have been played by anyone (Fee, Golgi, and FluffX). The second is classic Phish songs which we all know and love (You Enjoy Myself, Foam, Dinner, Divided Sky, David Bowie and Contact). The remainder might best be described as for extensively initiated only. In summary, there might not be much of a cohesive "album" feel to this album, but if you like Phish, or you think you might, this may be the single best introduction. It may also be the worst, but if you are that type, then you might be looking at the wrong band in any case. An interesting side note is that this is one of the few places where you can hear David Bowie, `cause they don't play it so much no more.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A. Hecht on October 18, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Now, be aware: there are two types of Phish phans. The first type is the type that could listen to "Hoist" all day long and still keep themselves from murdering people. The second type, in whose ranks I proudly file myself, is the type that prefers "Junta" and "Lawn Boy." If you are new to Phish, I hope to God that you first looked at this review, because you might have otherwise purchased "Hoist" first--not a bad effort in the straightforward, dull rock 'n' roll department, but that is not what Phish are all about. This, "Junta," is what Phish are all about. Jazz, rock, soul, reggae, circus music, music that sounds like it's straight out of "Charlie Brown"--In Junta, they show us the band that was, before they knew that you couldn't make money if all of your songs were seven minutes long. Certainly, they still can put it together anytime they want--evidence "Guyute" from their newest release--but they never played so honestly so consistently as they did in "Junta." Three-minute songs by other bands seem to pass more slowly than masterpieces like "You Enjoy Myself" and "The Divided Sky," songs each with nearly no lyrics. This is the only popular music recording I have listened to that has at the same time restored and destroyed my faith in popular music. That has to be a good thing. All music should be this powerful.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By D. Ogdin on January 24, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Allright, in the spirit of full disclosure, I will admit I am not exactly a Phish fan. I listened to them quite a bit until Rift came out, but was disappointed from that point forward (sorry, I know Rift tops many lists for favorite studio effort). I just didn't like their more refined sound and my interests moved elsewhere. As a result, I listened to their first three albums rarely, quit seeing them live, and, finally, Phish was totally gone from my cd collection. Until now. Recently, I remembered how much I loved Junta and decided to replace my lost disc. It had been years since I'd listened to this album and I was worried it would be simple nostalgia that informed my positive memory of this album. No, it's just great music (how did I let this album squeak its way out of my cd collection?) This album is truly a masterpiece of craftsmanship, humor, creative arrangements, morphing genres, and, of course, improvisation. This album is all energy. It is often very frenetic and busting at the seams with raw musical intelligence. Less polished than future Phish efforts (especially recent ones) this album seems infused with a spirit and enthusiasm never heard again in their studio releases. This is when these guys were simply having a great time and were hungry to show off their immense talent and creativity.
If there are others out there who are biased against Phish and the rise of the jam band aesthetic, put your prejudices aside and give this album a listen. Any music fan with a history of loving rock, jazz, funk, reggae, bluegrass, and soul will probably like this album if they are willing to give an objective listen. So put your aversion to blonde dreadlocks, patchouli, and forced positiveity aside and listen to this album for its own merits. It won't disappoint.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Pfunky T on August 12, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Junta was recorded fairly quickly and very early in the band's career when creating a cohesive album was about the furthest thing from their minds. It was sold only at Phish shows at first and then released by Electra after the band was finally signed. The result is something of a mixed bag. The songs on this album are among the most cherished Phish classics. You Enjoy Myself is arguably "the Phish tune". That's probably the one you'd put in a time capsule to let the distant future know what Phish was like, but you'd use the version on A Live One. David Bowie, Divided Sky, and Fluffhead are some of the most intricate rock compositions this side of Zappa and can bring the house down on summer tour. However, even on a double album these tracks have been stripped down to fit in a relatively sterile studio production. There's little indication here of the epic grandeur these jams create during a the furiously frenetic Phish shows of the mid 90s. Those tracks that are live versions (Sanity, Icculus) are fairly trivial songs by comparison, and there's much better live Phish available for free on the Internet. Owning this album is a must for any serious phan since it's their first. Those who'd like to hear a more polished and balanced studio effort would be better served by their later releases such as Billy Breathes or Farmhouse.
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