Friday, October 12, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 10/12/18

This week we return to the Grateful Dead's first visit to the Frost Amphitheater on the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto California on October 10th, 1982. This second set starts with a very unusual 'Throwin' Stones'>'Touch of Gray' opener; both songs are relatively new and contain some different lyrics which makes them even more interesting. 'Estimated' into 'Eyes of the World' follows, and I think  you can really hear the color that Brent has brought into the band on this Eyes, its is very nice indeed. Post-Drums we have the 'Truckin'>Other One>Morning Dew' with that Dew being charged with emotion and clearly the highlight of the show for me.

Grateful Dead
Frost Amphitheatre - Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
10/9/82 - Saturday
Throwing Stones [6:57]>
Touch Of Grey [6:07] ;
Estimated Prophet [11:34] >
Eyes Of The World [10:03] >
Drums [7:45] >
Space [6:56] >
Truckin' [6:54] >
The Other One [8:22] >
Morning Dew [9:44] >
One More Saturday Night [4:43]
U.S. Blues [5:04]

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be well my friends,

thank you for your support of the Deadpod!

Friday, October 05, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 10/5/18

I don't often feature audience recordings on the Deadpod but this one is so clean and of such a great show that I decided to share it this week.. this comes to us from October 9th, 1982 at the Frost Ampitheater in Palo Alto, CA.
This was by all reports, a fun, sunny day on which both band and audience thoroughly enjoyed themselves and each other.
You can hear it in the songs.. some favorites of mine 'On The Road Again' with a nice transition into 'Beat It On Down The Line'.. a great version of 'West L.A. Fadeaway' a song I usually don't much care for.. 'Dupree's' is fun as well.. and the ending 'Music Never Stops' into 'Deal' is smoking..
This was supposed to be from Rango Keshavan's Master recording, as mastered by Charlie Miller.. wonderfully sounding tape.. I hope you enjoy it!

Grateful Dead
Frost Amphitheatre - Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA 10/9/82 - Saturday

Alabama Getaway [4:58] >
Greatest Story Ever Told [4:02]
They Love Each Other [7:34]
On The Road Again [3:32] >
Beat It On Down The Line [3:22]
West L.A. Fadeaway [7:17]
Me And My Uncle [3:15] >
Big River [5:39]
Dupree's Diamond Blues [5:27]
The Music Never Stopped [7:22] >
Deal [6:32]

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 9/28/18

This week's Deadpod is the result of a request from a longtime listener/supporter of the show. It comes to us from early in 1972, March 5th, 1972, only the second show of that legendary year, and the last time that Pigpen played with the band in San Francisco. This show was a benefit for the American Indains, and the Dead were the third band on the agenda. It turns out that they were pressed for time a bit by the 2 AM curfew, and so the second set was a bit abbreviated and rushed. I've only presented here the songs that survive in soundboard format, and while there are several patches and glitches here the exuberance and magic of the performance won me over and I think it will you as well.
The jamming, especially Garcia of course, comes at you in staccato bursts, in songs like Mexicali Blues and El Paso. The highlight of the show of course, is Pigpen's 'Good Lovin'. It is here, around the 6:40 mark, that some report the first occurance of the legendary 'mind left body' jam.
I find the entire performance to be uptempo.. it makes me smile.. I hope you do too.

Grateful Dead
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, CA 3/5/72 - Sunday
(first 6 songs missing)
Tennessee Jed [6:50]
Jack Straw [4:52]
China Cat Sunflower [#5:48] >
I Know You Rider [4:#55]
Mexicali Blues [3:32]
You Win Again [349]
El Paso [#4:18]
Casey Jones [#5:57]
Good Lovin' [16:24]
Not Fade Away [3:20] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:08] >
Not Fade Away [3:10]
Encore One More Saturday Night [#4:29]

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keep the faith..

Friday, September 21, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 9/21/18

This week's Deadpod features the 2nd set from the performance on September 19th, 1990 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

This is one of the better latter day Dead shows. Bruce brings a spark to Jerry, and the boys are jamming full blast here. The jam out of the great Let it Grow with Bob, Bruce and Jerry is outstanding! But don't overlook the fine Goin' Down the Road.. Stella Blue as always, pulls on the heartstrings..

Grateful Dead
Madison Square Garden New York , NY
9/19/90 - Wednesday

Two - [1:46:11]

Playing In The Band [10:31] >
Ship Of Fools [6:33] >
Playing Jam [2:33] >
Uncle John's Band [10:41] >
Let It Grow [11:43] >
Jam [9:55] >
Space [2:17] >
Drums [9:52] >
Space [9:28] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:34] >
Stella Blue [10:29] >
Around And Around [8:18]
The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo) [4:47]

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As Summer slips away, my thanks to all of you who listen each week, and a special thanks to the kind folks whose contributions make the Deadpod possible..

Friday, September 14, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 9/14/18

I always love to feature a show from the historic September 1990 run at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This week I decided to bring you this wonderful show from Wednesday, September 19th 1990. This first set is energetic, and played wonderfully. Of course, the band was finding itself anew after losing Brent, and Bruce Hornsby's fourth show as a member of the band, bringing a new vitality to the group. A great 'Jack Straw' starts thing soff, but don't overlook the energy on 'Big River'. What could be better than a set closing 'Help'>'Slip'>'Frank'?
Second set next week..

Grateful Dead
Madison Square Garden New York , NY
9/19/90 - Wednesday
One - [1:06:04]

Jack Straw [5:58] ;
Bertha [6:55] ;
Me And My Uncle [3:09] >
Big River [6:01] ;
It Must Have Been The Roses [5:15] ;
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [8:31] ;
Help On The Way [4:16] >
Slipknot! [6:34] >
Franklin's Tower [13:16]

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Have a great week - my thoughts are with those of you down around the Carolinas and Georgia! Be Safe.

Friday, September 07, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 9/7/18

It always feels special when I can reach way back in the archives for some truly 'primal' Dead, and this week's show certainly fits. This is a fabulous show from September 3rd, 1967 at a dance hall in Rio Nido CA. There were supposedly a very small crowd, perhaps as few as 25 there, but as Phil recalled later, " This was recorded at a Russian River resort ballroom on Sunday night of Labor Day Weekend - I don't think there were more than 25 people there, but we played our little hearts out for them anyway. " Garcia and Lesh are endlessly inventive on these songs; and while there are plenty of flaws and dropouts I think the pure joy of hearing the band at this time in their youth more than makes up for it. Pigpen in particular is outstanding, and the places Jerry takes the jams, for example in the opening 'Midnight Hour' is outstanding. 

Grateful Dead
Dance Hall Rio Nido, CA
9/3/67 - Sunday
In The Midnight Hour ;
Dancing In The Streets ;
It Hurts Me Too ;
Cold Rain And Snow ;
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl# ;
#Viola Lee Blues >
Big Boss Man (1) ;
Alligator (2)

(1) introduced as "an old song"

(2) no "Caution" yet, it simply returns to the shouted "Alligator" refrain & then ends

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Hope you had a short week and, like me, glad for it to be Friday!

thanks for your support!!