Friday, March 27, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 3/27/15

While I wouldn't say this second set was overshadowed by the first, it is one of the rare second sets that is shorter than its first set..the band however does not let up on the jamming as this second set is a true pleasure to relive. They come out of the box hot and fast with an excellent Eyes of the World, played in the uptempo fashion.. despite the furious pace there are plenty of beautiful Garcia licks sure to get you moving.  Eyes then moves into an unusual but interesting short space that leads into the fabulously funky 'Dancin' In the Streets'.. again here, Garcia and Lesh in particulary provide plenty of interesting leads and take their time exploring the beat. They transition nicely into the unmistakable entrance to 'Wharf Rat'. In contrast to the frenzied pace of Eyes, this Wharf Rat is quite languid, building the drama in the music along with the tragic story - always one of my favorites.. . the transition into Franklin's Tower is a bit abrupt but the standalong Franklin's is a rare treat.
Garcia here is really playing his guitar like ringing a bell.. :) As with every song in this set they take their time and develop the melody - in this case almost 14 minutes of delightful playing. 
The close with a rockin', delightful, Sugar Magnolia... Then they return with, surprise (since it is Saturday - 'One More Saturday Night', but indicating I think how much fun they had, a double encore of a nice 'Uncle John's Band'.. man I can only imagine how happy the fans went home after this one! 

Grateful Dead
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA (3/19/77)

set 2

Eyes of the World
Dancin' in the Streets
Wharf Rat
Franklin's Tower
Sugar Magnolia

One More Saturday Night

Uncle John's Band

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 3/20/15

This week's Deadpod features a quite wonderful show from 1977. This show took place back on March 19th 1977 at Winterland in San Francisco. Perhaps overlooked a bit because of the band's iconic performances in May of that year, this show features a huge first set (both in terms of length as well as power of performance). The band plays a number of great classic first set songs, and plays them all very well, before breaking into a  the second part of this set which is almost a second set itself - Estimated, Terrapin and then a 30 minute trifecta of Playin->Samson->Playin that features some truly spectacular exploration from Garcia. 

Do yourself a favor and spend some time with this set.. 

Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA (3/19/77)

Mama Tried
Big River
They Love Each Other
Looks Like Rain
Tennessee Jed
Estimated Prophet
Terrapin Station->
Playin' in the Band->
Samson and Delilah->
Playin' in the Band

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Dead show/podcast for 3/13/15

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the Band's performance on March 18th, 1971 at the Fox Theater in St. Louis Missouri. This is clearly a great performance from a great year. Starting with the Other One the band really delivers a great performance. Jerry does a great version of Wharf Rat here and the band displays how it can turn on a dime with Billy as the solo drummer in the transitions, especially from Greatest Story into Johnny B. Goode.  The highlight of this set might have to be Pigpen on the Caution - this is a great version..

Grateful Dead
Fox Theatre St. Louis, MO
3/18/71 - Thursday
Set 2

Truckin' [#6:41] >
The Other One [0:17] >
Drums [5:53] >
The Other One [12:#05] >
Wharf Rat [11:50] ;
Sugar Magnolia [6:13] ;
Greatest Story Ever Told >
Johnny B. Goode (1) [6:09] ;
Not Fade Away [6:27] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [3:#14] >
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) [15:02] >
Feedback [1:36] ;
Uncle John's Band [6:37]

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Friday, March 06, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 3/6/15

Spring is supposed to be springing .. soon... so I plan to hurry it along with this beauty from 1971 which should generate a little heat... This comes to you from the City of Blues, St. Louis back on March 18th, 1971 (there has been some dustups over that date... some say the 17th.. I have no dog in this fight).. As with most artifacts from that year this one should please all but the Touchiest of Heads.. :)
There are plenty of standards here in set 1 and best of all plenty of PIGPEN ;)
Check out the fabulous version of Me & Bobby McGee, China-Rider and *the Rub* :)
set 2 should provide some mindmelting jams next week...

Grateful Dead
Fox Theatre St. Louis, MO
3/18/71 - Thursday

Casey Jones ;
Me And My Uncle ;
Big Boss Man ;
Bertha ;
Me And Bobby McGee ;
Loser ;
China Cat Sunflower->
I Know You Rider ;
The Rub ;
Playing In The Band ;
Cumberland Blues

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 2/27/15

This week's Deadpod comes from exactly 25 years ago, the Mardi Gras show that occurred on February 27th, 1990 at the Oakland Coliseum Arena. We'll hear the second set this week, which starts off with a long drums that allowed the Mardi Gras parade to wind its way all around the arena. The band goes into an appropriately themed Iko, Iko and Man Smart, Woman Smarter before settling into their more standard second set. A nicely done Standing on the Moon leads into Truckin' and Spoonful pre-drums. Afterwards a strong Other One, leads into a very well done Morning Dew. The boys wrap up the set with a Not Fade Away into Throwing Stones but return for a short, but sweet, We Bid You Goodnight.

Grateful Dead
Oakland Arena (2/27/90)

set 2

Iko Iko
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Standing on the Moon
The Other One
Morning Dew
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

We Bid You Goodnight

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As we bid adieu to February I hope those March winds will blow all our troubles away....

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Best wishes to everyone hoping for Chicago Tickets! 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 2/20/15

Laissez les bon temps roulez!

Yes this week (and next) I decided we should celebrate Mardi Gras with a wonderful Mardi Gras show from back in the spring of 1990. This show from the Oakland Arean,has a very laid back vibe that builds and becomes more and more psychedelic and interesting as the show went on. I really liked the jam in Sugaree and the Bird Song that ends this first set is excellent.
I hope you enjoy this week's Deadpod - Fat Tuesday may be over but we can still roll it!

Grateful Dead
Oakland Arena (2/27/90)

set 1
Let the Good Times Roll
Feel Like a Stranger
Victim or the Crime
Mississippi Half-Step
Bird Song

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