Harry Hood

Songfacts®:

  • Harry Hood is from the Hood Dairy Company, a New England milk company based in Boston. The members of Phish lived next to a Hood milk plant. "You can feel good about Hood" was the company's slogan.
  • The line "Harry, where do you go when the lights go out?" was Brian Long's contribution. Others have said the line refers the lights at the plant going out at some point each night.
  • The thank you to Mr. Miner was possibly from the person who lived in the house before the band. Phone calls and letters would come for him and one caught the band's eye, a letter began with "Thank you Mr. Miner."
  • The audience often had glowstick wars when Phish played this in concert. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    kyler - berwyn, PA, for all above

Comments: 7

  • Joe from Morristown, NjFrom what I've been told, "Thank you Mr. Minor" was saying thank you to their landlord "Mr. Minor" who was their landlord while they lived in that apartment across the street from the Hood Dairy Company.
  • Clubber Lange from Ocean Gate, NjPeople in the later years of Phish would yell out "BALLS" after the singing of the word "Harry"...
  • Zach Anderson from Medway, MaThe jam at the end is so amazing. The A Live One version is amazing. Also, see if you can get ahold of the copy with Sam Bush playing violin, very cool. Shows how Phish can convey emotion and enery and spirituality with out the use of silly old words.
  • Andrew from Charleston, ScI have also heard the line "Where do you go when the lights go out?" refers to the man who lives inside the refridgerator. So they were asking what happened to him when they shut the door.
  • Jordan from Seattle, Waits tru in red rocks '96 is where it all started
  • Barry from New York, NyWhen I'm at shows, I yell "Harry." I saw them in Philidalphia when they opened with this tune. That was in the fall of '99, what a great tour. In fact the entire '99 year was a great Phish memory. The Oswego Airport version was great too, with the fireworks.
  • Hal from Gaithersburg, Mdat red rocks in 96 a flyer was passed out urging people to yell HOOD after the band sang harry. this became standard from there on in.
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