Friday, December 19, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 12/19/14

This week's Deadpod features some ferocious Garcia jamming, and again, while the tape is not perfect, for fans like us, this is well worth listening to and experiencing. Of course this week is the remainder of the show from 12/10/72 at Winterland in San Francisco CA. This show features a spectacular 'Other One'.. the band drifts into this following some very interesting jamming out of Truckin'. Sit back and experience where this jam takes you, I think you'll be quite surprised at the varied landscapes here. They follow this spectacular jam with a nice Deal and a very good Sugar Magnolia. Ramble on Rose has a rather different but pleasing location in the setlist, followed by Johnny B Goode to close the set and put a mark on what the boys knew to be a great performance. The boys return with a sweet and well done 'Uncle John's Band' as an encore. What a nice way to end the show..

Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA (12/10/72)
The Other One
Sugar Magnolia
Ramble On Rose
Johnny B. Goode

Uncle John's Band

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I very much appreciate it! 

Happy Chanukah! and look for our acoustic show next friday, to take you through the after Christmas weekend.. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 12/12/14

While this week's Deadpod features a tape that is not complete, and has some cuts, I still believe it is strong enough to feature for this week and next. This show comes to us from Winterland Arena, where the band performed after a short break from touring on December 12, 1972. Unfortunately most of the first set is missing. What we have starts with a great 'Bertha', following that is Garcia at full force during an incendiary 'Playin' In the Band'. This beauty goes on for about 20 minutes of first class Jerry virtuosity. I love this version. While this tape is not the highest quality recording, its worth listening to just for this performance. The band moves into a much more standard Casey Jones to close the first set.
We'll listen to the first part of the second set as well, which opens with a rockin' Promised Land followed by a nice Stella Blue. The China Cat->I Know You Rider opens up very nicely, especially in the transition jam, and leaves us wanting more, which we'll hear next week. 

Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA (12/10/72)

from set 1:
Playing in the Band
Casey Jones

Set 2:
Promised Land
Stella Blue
Jack Straw
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider

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Friday, December 05, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 12/5/14

There is no way I wouldn't come back to this show this week and present this wonderful second set. Of course this is from December 12th, 1990 at McNichols Arena in Denver Colorado. While it takes a few verses for the boys to catch on fire, once they do they roll on through a 2 hour set full of passion and energy that makes this one of the best shows of a very good year.  They start with a nice China ->Rider that rolls into a really pretty Looks Like Rain.. Hornsby adds some wonderful touches here. Somewhat surprisingly, Iko follows, but that perhaps is not as surprising as the Dark Star that crashes from it. This one is pretty well formed, and a real treat to listen to throughout. The band rolls into a nice Terrapin Station following, and gives its audience a bit of a break as it winds into drums and space. Jerry, Bob and Phil give the Watchtower that follows its dark streak then Garcia provides a wonderful Stella Blue. I won't attempt to describe it.. just listen.
They come out with an excellent Throwing Stones->Not Fade Away to close the set. The Weight that follows has long been one of my favorite encores when done well, and this was I think was.

I hope you enjoy this week's Deadpod.

McNichols Arena, Denver, CO (12/12/90)

set 2:
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Looks Like Rain
Iko Iko
Dark Star
Terrapin Station
All Along the Watchtower
Stella Blue
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

The Weight

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Be well everyone, spread joy and happiness if you can.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 11/28/14

Our day after Thanksgiving Deadpod takes us way back to a famous date in Grateful Dead history - January 31st, 1970 - the day the band was 'set up like a bowling pin' down in New Orleans. Yes the boys were arrested earlier this day but played that same night the set that we are going to listen to this week. This show is quite odd, in that the first set is electric, the second is acoustic - mainly due to Phil blowing his amp at the end of set 1. This gives me a chance to present some great acoustic Dead - mainly Bob and Jerry but Pigpen puts in a *fabulous* Katie Mae. I know there are many of you out there you enjoy the acoustic sets around the holiday and I simply felt the first set was worth including here as it is quite interesting as well.
The acoustic second set was of course soon after incorporated as the first set in the band's famous concerts in May of 1970...

Grateful Dead
The Warehouse New Orleans, LA 1/31/70 - Saturday

One - 48:02
Intro [0:17] ;
Cold Rain And Snow [5:30];
Mama Tried [2:41];
Dire Wolf [3:56];
Big Boss Man [4:47];
Morning Dew [10:09];
Mason's Children [6:#08];
Me And My Uncle [3:13];
Hard To Handle [6:31];

Two - 22:23
Tuning [0:30] ;
Long Black Limousine [4:55];
Seasons Of My Heart [4:48];
Sawmill [2:51];
Bound In Memories (Old, Old House) [3:39];
The Race Is On [2:55];

Three - 35:25
Black Peter [7:13] >
Little Sadie [3:24] >
I've Been All Aroundnd This World [3:03];
Katie Mae [4:23];
Cumberland Blues [3:28];

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Thank you.

I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and enjoy the rest of the Thanksgiving weekend.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 11/21/14

All the snowy weather this week reminded me of a show I saw out in Denver at McNichols one year.. this is a great show, I think, and I decided that it would be fun to share it with you. This one highlights the rejuvenation I think Hornsby sparked in the Dead, and especially in Garcia. He's all over this one and lots of fun throughout.. This first set is marked by a fine Candyman, a crazy Mexicalli->Maggie's Farm, a simply rocking Loose Lucy and a fantastic Deal. 

McNichols Arena, Denver, CO (12/12/90)

Touch of Grey
Greatest Story Ever Told
Walkin' Blues
Loose Lucy
Mexicali Blues
Maggie's Farm
Queen Jane Approximately

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I really appreciate the help and support.. one love. 


Friday, November 14, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 11/14/14

We're lucky enough to hear the second set from the Dead's performance on 10/29/77 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb Illinois this week. This is a fine recording of a strong set.. Bertha opens with that unique tempo the band was working on at this time and it sounds mighty fine.. Good Lovin' is better than usual.. Friend of the Devil and Estimated are played crisply but for me the magic starts with the jazzy Garcia guitar in Eyes.. very nicely done and one of my favorite versions of this tune during this time. St. Stephen is powerful.. moving into a heavy Not Fade Away.. Black Peter is soulful and sung with great effect. Sugar Magnolia and One More Saturday Night display the band's competence at great Rock N Roll. All in all a fine accompaniment to a Fall day or evening :) 

Field House (Northern Illinois U), De Kalb, IL (10/29/77)
set 2
Good Lovin'
Friend of the Devil
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
St. Stephen
Not Fade Away
Black Peter
Sugar Magnolia
Sunshine Daydream

One More Saturday Night

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