Friday, September 22, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 9/22/17

Happy Autumnal Equinox!
While it still feels like summer here, we have a wonderful show from 1982 to celebrate the arrival of Autumn. This comes to us from September 21st, 1982 at Madison Square Garden, N.Y., N.Y. This first set  has been called the best of the year and while I'm not quite certain I'm willing to crown it that I will say I found it very enjoyable and hope you do as well. This is one of those shows where they delighted the crowd with an unusual opening.. a wonderful Playin' in the Band. Right away you are swept up with Garcia's fluid playing.. then to add to our delight a delicious Crazy Fingers follows. The rest of the set follows a more traditional pattern but is highlighted by a early West LA Fadeaway, a great Looks Like Rain (Garcia's second lead here is sweet) and a great China-Rider closer.. I also admit a fondness for Brent's playing on this set which is easily heard.


Grateful Dead
Madison Square Garden New York , NY
9/21/82 - Tuesday
One
Playing In The Band [9:56] >
Crazy Fingers [9:47] >
Me And My Uncle [2:48] >
Big River [5:52] ;
West L.A. Fadeaway [7:50] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:20] ;
Loser [7:#05] ;
Looks Like Rain [8:14] ;
China Cat Sunflower [5:33] >
I Know You Rider [6:31]

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 9/15/17

Always a great way to start out set 2, this week's Deadpod starts with a wonderful Scarlet ->Fire. The boys do a nice job of exploring on this one, as the Scarlet is a bit more exploratory as usual, and that is a property of this entire set. Highlights for me include the great transition between Eyes of the World and Space, Garcia really explores some new areas there. The unusual post-drums setlist puts Not Fade Away before Wharf Rat and gives us a unusual double encore to end our evening!


Grateful Dead
Greek Theatre - University of California
Berkeley, CA 9/12/81 - Saturday
Two
Scarlet Begonias [11:40] ->;
Fire On The Mountain [12:53] ;
C C Rider [8:44] ;
Estimated Prophet [10:55] ->
Eyes Of The World [11:42]->
Space [7:35] ->
Drums [9:36]->
Not Fade Away [10:08] ->
Wharf Rat [9:27] ->
Around And Around [3:57] ->
One More Saturday Night [4:20]
Encore
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [6:49] ;
Good Lovin' [7:53]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod091517.mp3

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Ain't No Time to Hate





Friday, September 08, 2017

Dead show/podcast for 9/8/17

This week we celebrate going back to school with a trip back to one of our favorite schools - the Univ of California at Berkeley with a wonderful show at the Greek theater on September 12th, 1981. The show is rad throughout, but this first set is off the hook with a great Shakedown Street opener and a rousing Greatest Story to open the set. Friend of the Devil follows in a slower but quite pretty tempo. El Paso is improved with some Jerry trills.. but the Birdsong that follows is clearly the highlight of this set. The rest of this quite long first set is absolutely first-rate, including a great transition between China Cat and I Know You Rider to close it.

While this is an audience tape, I think the quality is still quite good and hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Grateful Dead
Greek Theatre - University of California Berkeley, CA
9/12/81 - Saturday

One
Shakedown Street [13:46] ;
Greatest Story Ever Told [3:43] ;
Friend Of The Devil [8:35] >
El Paso [5:07] ;
Bird Song [10:34] >
Cassidy [5:10] ;
Tennessee Jed [7:51] >
Looks Like Rain [8:23] ;
China Cat Sunflower [7:26] >
I Know You Rider [5:20]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
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Friday, September 01, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 9/1/17

This week's Deadpod opens with a classic combo the band did justice to as they opened the second set on August 22nd, 1993 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. This Help->Slip->Frank is, and always was, a wonderful way to open a set, and I hope, a great way to open your Labor Day weekend.  The jam into Slipknot is particularly tasty. They follow with a rockin' Samson (it was Sunday after all). Corrina makes a rare but welcome appearance on the Deadpod going into Drums and Space.. The post-drums highlight of course is 'Days Between', one of those latter day ballads that are so powerful in the last few years. Not Fade Away is an excellent way to close the set, and they come back with a joyful 'Liberty' encore.



Grateful Dead
Autzen Stadium - University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Two
Help On The Way >
Slipknot! >
Franklin's Tower ;
Samson And Delilah ;
Ship Of Fools ;
Corrina >
Drums >
Space >
The Wheel >
I Need A Miracle >
Days Between >
Not Fade Away

Encore:
Liberty

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod090117.mp3

Have a safe and happy Labor Day!


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Winter rain, now tell me why
Summers fade and roses die
The answer came, the wind and rain




Friday, August 25, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 8/25/17

Usually in the month of August I'm drawn to playing some latter day Dead simply because the power of Garcia's ballads seemed to grow as his other abilities diminished. I also enjoy hearing some of the songs that the band debuted in the latter phase of their existence. Many listeners of the Deadpod only had the chance to see the band live in these latter day concerts as well, so its great to revisit them occasionally. I think the show I've chosen this week is one of the better ones. This occurred on August 22nd, 1993 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene Oregon. While as usual during this time, the first set is not as long as we'd like it is pretty well played. It starts with an interesting Jack Straw - Weir has equipment problems and is absent for most of it, leaving it up to Jerry and Phil to create some interesting interplay. Broken Arrow is a later day Phil addition I always enjoyed, and this is a fine version. The set-closing 'Music Never Stopped' is probably the highlight of this set as it features some nice moments. Next week we'll feature the quite good second set of this show.

Grateful Dead
Autzen Stadium - University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
8/22/93 - Sunday

One

Jack Straw ;
Bertha ;
Little Red Rooster ;
Broken Arrow ;
Althea ;
When I Paint My Masterpiece ;
Tennessee Jed ;
The Music Never Stopped

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 8/18/17

We have a very fine second set to usher in the start of 'full eclipse' weekend on this edition of the Deadpod! Shows at the Uptown in Chicago were usually great, and this one was no exception. They start with a song they hadn't played since 1965! - Little Red Rooster - while you may have grown tired of it - the audience that night couldn't say the same :) The rest of the set is well played and I really enjoy hearing Brent as he fits into his role with the band at this early stage of his tenure. The highlight here is the wonderful 'Comes A Time'  in the midst of a Playin' sandwich - excellent emotion and playing. The boys do a wonderful Alabama Getaway finale here! Shame that didn't happen more often, then treat the crowd to a Johnny B Goode encore .. I'm sure they were feeling it this night..


Grateful Dead
Uptown Theatre
Chicago, IL  8/19/80 - Tuesday

Two
Little Red Rooster [7:42] >
China Cat Sunflower [6:00] >
I Know You Rider [6:10] >
Estimated Prophet [10:09] >
Eyes Of The World [8:20] >
Space [5:20] >
Drums [13:21] >
Space [1:08] >
Playing In The Band [9:18] >
Comes A Time [10:00] >
Playing In The Band [5:56] >
Around And Around [4:12] >
Alabama Getaway [4:42]
Encore
Johnny B. Goode [4:19]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod081817.mp3

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Please be careful and don't look at the sun during that eclipse!

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