Friday, September 25, 2020

Dead Show/podcast for 9/25/20

 This week the Deadpod presents the second set from the band's performance back on September 23, 1972 at Waterbury CT. Another quite long, very interesting set awaits as the band starts out rockin' with a trifecta of Promised Land>Bertha>Greatest Story to get the place going. After a nice 'Brown-Eyed Women' they break out Chuck Berry's 'Around and Around' for the first time in 105 shows (4/18/71). They follow that breakout with the first rendition of 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue' in 156 shows (11/8/70). Perhaps the highlight of this follows with the last 'Crytpical Envelopment' performed until June of 1985. A massive 'Other One' flows out of drums and leads into the post-drum segment which would have made a quite respectable second set of its' own. Just listen to the incredible energy on that 'Sugar Magnolia'!

Grateful Dead
Palace Theatre
Waterbury, CT 9/23/72 - Saturday

The Promised Land [2:52] >
Bertha [5:43] >
Greatest Story Ever Told [4:55] ;
Brown Eyed Women [4:53] (2) ;
Around And Around [4:28] ;
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [7:28] ;
Cryptical Envelopment [1:59] >
Drums [3:25] >
The Other One [22:44] >
Wharf Rat [9:38] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:17] ;
Ramble On Rose [6:27] ;
Sugar Magnolia [8:05] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [8:00] >
Not Fade Away [5:#34] >
One More Saturday Night [4:42] 

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Dead Show/podcast for 9/18/20

This week we set the way-back machine to 1972, and travel to Waterbury CT, for a show the band played on September 23, 1972. The first set, which we will hear this week, while fairly standard for the period is still quite long compared to later day Dead sets. 

The start off with a still-new 'Big River' and I think this is a fine opener, shame they didn't leave it here more often.. There are a passel of great standards here in the first set, including Sugaree, a speedy 'Friend of the Devil', a very nice 'China>Rider' and a wonderful 'Bird Song' (aren't all '72 Bird Songs' wonderful?). 

There is some silly if unintelligible banter  before 'El Paso' and they boys leave us with one very exploratory jam in the set closing 'Playin' in the Band' - listen to how Garcia stretches this one out. 

Grateful Dead
Palace Theatre
Waterbury, CT 9/23/72 - Saturday     posters     tickets, passes & laminates
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Big River [4:41] ;
Sugaree [7:21] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:27] ;
Friend Of The Devil [3:19] ;
Black Throated Wind [6:41] ;
China Cat Sunflower [7:36] >
I Know You Rider [5:26] ;
Me And My Uncle [2:58] ;
Tennessee Jed [7:40] ;
Jack Straw [4:53] ;
Bird Song [10:11] ;
El Paso [4:29] ;
Deal [4:15] ;
Playing In The Band [17:55] 

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"Seasons change and roses die... "


Friday, September 11, 2020

Dead Show/podcast for 9/11/20

 Here's a request from a friend of the Deadpod from down under... this comes to us from the beautiful Red Rocks Ampitheater, on September 8, 1983. Now I only have set 2 in a soundboard format so that's all I'll present of this wonderful show, but I'm sure you'll enjoy it. 

They come out of the gate with a smokin' Scarlet>Fire, the Scarlet almost has a calypso feel to it to my ears as they start, and Phil is driving that train..  as it progresses Jerry just soars.. this one builds and builds and you don't know how they can stop on a dime like they do and go into that Fire.. then suddenly you're there.. i love Brett on this Fire by the way.. the ensemble is terrific here. 

Estimated follows after a full stop here, and makes a fine transition to a delicate Terrapin.. 

Post-drums begins with an Other One tease, but instead Weir leads the band into an excellent 'Throwin' Stones'. The remainder of this set is very high quality Dead. Don't overlook any of it. 

Grateful Dead
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO       9/8/83 - Thursday

Scarlet Begonias >
Fire On The Mountain ;
Estimated Prophet >
Terrapin Station >
Drums >
Space >
Throwing Stones >
Black Peter >
Around And Around >
Good Lovin'

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue 

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 there's alot of pain and suffering out there, I hope this is a bit of brightness to your week. 


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Friday, September 04, 2020

Dead Show/podcast for 9/4/20

 Happy Labor Day Weekend! 

This week we bring you the second set from the band's performance on August 23, 1987 at the Calavaras County Fairgrounds in Angel's Camp CA. 

It's a nice setlist, and opens with a Scarlet>Fire. Playin' in the Band leads into Drums and Space and we get a 'Dear Mr. Fantasy' post drums.. The highlight of this set however is the 'Morning Dew' where you feel like they really woke up and took the plane off the runway.. 

Always nice to have a double encore, with the 'Brokedown Palace' to send us home.. 

Grateful Dead
Calavaras County Fairgrounds
Angel's Camp, CA 8/23/87 - Sunday    
Scarlet Begonias [8:01] >
Fire On The Mountain [9:22] ;
Playing In The Band [8:00] >
Drums [7:55] >
Space [4:#56] >
I Need A Miracle [3:19] >
Dear Mr. Fantasy [4:44] >
Playing In The Band Reprise [2:24] >
Morning Dew [9:40]
Encore     Not Fade Away [7:43] >
Brokedown Palace [4:50] 

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 Thank you for your kind support. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday - let's hope the end of summer signals the beginning of the end of this terrible pandemic. 


Friday, August 28, 2020

Dead Show/podcast for 8/28/20

This week we travel to the home of the celebrated jumping frogs - Calavaras county - to bring you the band's performance from August 23, 1987. 

I find this to be quite an enjoyable first set as it features many songs not often broken out, including a set opening 'Box of Rain'. The 'Jack Straw' and 'West LA' are both solid and well played. 'High Time' is really a pleasant surprise but the highlight of the set, when they really let loose, is when Carlos Santana, who opened for them, joins them on stage for 'Iko Iko' and 'All Along the Watchtower'. 

You can really feel them open up as Jerry and Carlos trade licks on these two standards. We'll listen to set two next week

Grateful Dead
Calavaras County Fairgrounds
Angel's Camp, CA 8/23/87 - Sunday    
Box Of Rain [4:28] ;
Jack Straw [5:21] ;
West L.A. Fadeaway [6:33] ;
Me And My Uncle [2:58] >
Mexicali Blues [4:22] ;
High Time [7:09] ;
Walkin' Blues [4:43] %
Iko Iko (1) [5:40] ;
All Along The Watchtower (1) [4:40] 

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Dead Show/podcast for 8/21/20

 August flies... and we are favored this week with a second set from August 12, 1972 in Sacramento California. While most of the band's performances are quite good from this time, each are unique and this second set contains some very good and unique moments. 

The recording unfortunately has a short cut in the opening of the first selection, 'Greatest Story Ever Told', but it, and the following 'Ramble On Rose, and 'Beat It On Down The Line' are rocking, and this is quite a fine recording in my opinion. Jerry's guitar has that sweet twangy tone that sounds, to me so western.. A nice 'He's Gone' follows, leading into the real meat of this set. Following a sort 'Drums' Phil thunders us into 'The Other One'. While I've long since given up rating these, I think its safe to say this one is a keeper. This one really gets rolling and after some outstanding extraterritorial  exploration leads into an unexpected, but poignant 'Black Peter'. The band returns to 'The Other One' for a short reprise with some wonderful piano work by Keith. They come to a stop before returning to a smokin' 'Truckin'. 

The set closes with 'Mississipi Half-Step' into 'Sugar Magnolia' (again with a unfortunate cut). 

'One More Saturday Night' closes what was surely quite an evening... 


Grateful Dead
Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
Sacramento, CA 8/12/72 - Saturday

Greatest Story Ever Told [#5:10] ;
Ramble On Rose [5:51] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:07] ;
He's Gone [8:53] >
Drums [2:48] >
The Other One [16:45] >
Black Peter [8:54] >
The Other One [3:45] ;
Truckin' [11:44] ;
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [6:05] >
Sugar Magnolia [3:21#]
One More Saturday Night 

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