Friday, February 05, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 2/5/16

Here's a request from one of our listeners.. I could've sworn that I'd featured this one before but since I can't find in the archives I'm going to assume that's just a result of some busted synapses ;)
This one, from Lake Placid, NY, October 17th, 1983 is most renowned for this blistering opening 'Sugaree', which clocks in at over 16 minutes. The remainder of this first set is quite good as well, with highlights coming from a solid Brother Esau, Bird Song and Deal.. I think you'll enjoy this and I'm looking forward to next week's 2nd set as well, which features a great 'To Lay Me Down'..

Grateful Dead
Olympic Arena
Lake Placid, NY
10/17/83 - Monday


Sugaree [16:10] >
Little Red Rooster [8:56] ;
Friend Of The Devil [8:59] ;
My Brother Esau [5:23] ;
Bird Song [12:19] ;
Hell In A Bucket [6:19] >
Deal [10:27]

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 1/29/16

This week's Deadpod almost falls into the history lesson category.. I had a request from a listener  who noticed that the only two years of the band's history that he did not have represented in his collection of Deadpods were 1965 and 1966.. so they asked if that could be remedied. I thought that was probably long overdue so I decided to bring you this week's Deadpod.. it is made of of two different sources, the first being the Warlocks' demo from November 3rd, 1965.. obviously a studio session, I don't have alot of information about this one but its the only recordings from 1965 I have in my collection. The second source comes from a recording that I recall as the very first bootleg of the band I ever had .. that was a bootleg LP 'Vintage Dead'. This source claims to be both that source and one called 'Historic Dead' and recorded round about September 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom. I always thought this one had some excellent numbers on it particularly Pigpen's performance on Schoolgirl and Midnight Hour.
All in all I think this is a fun collection to listen to, and I hope you do as well.. probably not mind-blowing.. but still fun.. I hope you enjoy it ..

Warlocks Demo
Can't Come Down
Confusions Prince
The Only Time Is Now
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
I Know You Rider
Early Morning Rain

Vintage Dead/Historic Dead (bootleg releases)

Good Moring Little Schoolgirl
The Same Thing
I Know You Rider
It Hurts Me Too
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Dancin' In The Streets
In The Midnight Hour

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 1/22/16

Here's the great second set of the band's performance in LA on January 11th, 1978. They start with a Samson and Delilah, then we get one of the last 8 or 9 performances of 'Sunrise'. The 'Terrapin Station' that follows marks the start of the meat of this set. Following a well-played Terrapin we have a quite exploratory 'Playin' In the Band'. The drums that follows is relatively short, and then Phil joins the drummers for a nice exploration that leads into a quite tasty 'Saint Stephen'. Stephen leads into a rocking 'Not Fade Away' , which they then turn back into a Playin' reprise.
A rather unusual Passenger encore follows, marking the end to a quite well played and energetic show.

Grateful Dead
Shrine Auditorium
Los Angeles, CA
1/11/78 - Wednesday
Samson And Delilah [7:30] ;
Sunrise [3:49] ;
Terrapin Station [10:57] >
Playing In The Band [14:17] >
Drums [2:58] >
Space [3:54] >
Saint Stephen [9:25] >
Not Fade Away [9:05] >
Playing In The Band [7:31]
Encore Passenger [4:33]

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 1/15/16

I think this is a real barnburner.. a date in Los Angeles at the Shrine Auditorium in January of 1978. When you look at the set list and see that Minglewood is the opener you might dismiss this set, but don't.. give it a listen .. you can tell right away that Jerry is going to fire this thing up. A nice 'Dire Wolf' follows.. and then a sweet 'Looks like Rain' with nice Donna backing vocals.  This matrix tape is nice and bright for the most part and really puts you there at the show.. Big River follows and goes into El Paso for one of the rarer segues - not sure if they ever did this combo in this order before or since.. Brown -Eyed Women and an outstanding Let It Grow close this first set.. we'll listen to the second set next week..

Grateful Dead
Shrine Auditorium
Los Angeles, CA
1/11/78 - Wednesday

New Minglewood Blues [5:16] ;
Dire Wolf [3:41] ;
Looks Like Rain [7:54] ;
They Love Each Other [6:48] ;
Big River [5:47] >
El Paso [4:03] ;
Brown Eyed Women [4:44] ;
Let It Grow [11:31]

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Friday, January 08, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 1/8/16

This week with the start of a new year, I decided to take a look back to a truly fecund period for the band - early 1969. We have an exceptional sounding recording of a show that took place back on January 17th, 1969 in Santa Barbara, California. This recording shows how the band is ready to take off during this seminal year that saw the release of  both Aoxomoxoa and Live Dead. The tape starts with a typically rousing 'Lovelight' (some have claimed to be able to tell that Pigpen was even more lit than  usual here :) and then goes into a wonderful Dark Star. Saint Stephen and the Eleven follow, and you'll especially enjoy the jamming in the latter. The 'Death Don't Have No Mercy' that follows is for me one of the highlights of this performance.. slow and spooky.. just perfect. The band that rages into a 'That's It For the Other One', followed by their 3rd performance of a sloppy 'Cosmic Charlie' .. all in all a great 90 minutes of primal Dead.. 

Grateful Dead 
Civic Auditorium Santa Barbara, CA  
1/17/69 - Friday 
One - 1:25:28  

Turn On Your Love Light [16:#32];[0:41] ;
Dark Star [13:20] >
Saint Stephen [3:#29] >
The Eleven [12:30] >
Death Don't Have No Mercy [10:23];[0:44] ;
Cryptical Envelopment [1:30] >
Drums [0:11] >
The Other One [11:29] >
Cryptical Envelopment [5:31] >
Cosmic Charlie [7:20]  

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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 1/1/16

Happy New Year!
It just wouldn't be right if I didn't feature a NYE show on this date, and while many of the shows that the band played on New Years Eve were a bit of a letdown, I think I've chosen one that wasn't.. this comes to us from New Years Eve 1981. While the boys opened with an acoustic set with Joan Baez, I had to spare you that and omit it from this podcast. I did not however, omit anything else - over three and a half hours of great Dead awaits you in this special New Years' podcast. All three sets including a wonderful Shakedown Street opener, an unusual Iko,Iko to ring in the New Year, Terrapin Station, a fabulous Morning Dew which closes set 2, and an excellent Dark Star to open set 3. I hope you have plenty of time to savor this Deadpod over the holiday weekend, and I sure hope you enjoy it!

Grateful Dead 
Oakland Auditorium 
Oakland, CA  
12/31/81 - Thursday
Shakedown Street [15:15] ;
Me And My Uncle [2:59] >
Mexicali Blues [4:41]; Cold Rain And Snow [6:20] ;
C C Rider (1) [8:32] ;
It Must Have Been The Roses (2) [6:27] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:33] ;
Big Boss Man (1) [6:01] >
New Minglewood Blues (1) [6:10] ;
Don't Ease Me In [3:12]  
Iko Iko [7:24] ;
Playing In The Band [14:49] >
Terrapin Station [12:24]> Playing In The Band [4:28] >
Drums [9:55] >
Space [7:40] >
The Other One [11:09] >
Not Fade Away [7:28] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:21] >
Morning Dew [10:44]  
Dark Star [15:16] >
Bertha [6:32] >
Good Lovin' [10:03]  
Encore  It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (2) [7:07]  

Comments An acoustic set with Joan Baez preceded the Dead only sets, set list was: Me & Bobby McGee ; Bye Bye Love ; Lucifer's Eyes ; Children of the 80's; Banks of the Ohio. Iko at midnight. (1) with Matthew Kelly (2) with Joan Baez  

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May we all be blessed with health, peace and happiness this New Year!