Friday, August 10, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 8/10/18

As summer flies, it seems this might be a good choice to wrap up the 'days between' and lead us into the rest of August; a true classic from August 6th, 1974 at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, New Jersey. The band is full on throughout this fabulous first set clocks in at over 90 minutes with some of the best versions of some of these standards that you'll find during 1974. You can feel the energy pumping out from them from Bertha onwards.. the Jack Straw is great, and you wonder how Eyes found its way into set 1, then when they hit Deal you think this set is over only to be treated to a fabulous Playin>Scarlet>Playin' sandwich..

Grateful Dead
Roosevelt Stadium Jersey City, NJ
8/6/74 - Tuesday
Bertha [5:25] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:28] ;
Don't Ease Me In [3:24] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:20] ;
Sugaree [7:29] ;
Jack Straw [5:12] ;
Eyes Of The World [18:56] ;
The Promised Land [3:13] ;
Deal [4:50] ;
Playing In The Band [22:52] >
Scarlet Begonias [8:04] >
Playing In The Band [5:43]

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Friday, August 03, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 8/3/18

A wonderful second set to celebrate the start of the Days Between on this week's Deadpod from 6/11/76 Boston Music Hall.
What a way to open a set! St. Stephen!
They step it up even more by following that with a unique jam into  'Dancing In the Streets' into 'The Music never Stopped.. As you might notice there is no real drums or space in this second set, but an abundance of great tunes and fine playing..

Grateful Dead
Boston Music Hall
Boston, MA
6/11/76 - Friday
Saint Stephen [9:34] >
Dancing In The Street [12:03] >
The Music Never Stopped [4:33];[1:30] ;
Ship Of Fools [6:53] %
Samson And Delilah [5:50] %
Sugaree [9:47] %
Sugar Magnolia [6:05] >
Eyes Of The World [13:10] >
Stella Blue [8:#36];[0:04] ;
Sunshine Daydream [2:40]
Johnny B. Goode [#3:40]

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 7/27/18

The laid back rhythms of '76 make for a perfect compliment to the hot weather as we explore a wonderful show from June 11th, 1976 at the Boston Music Hall in Boston MA. A very clean recording and sweet solos by Garcia highlight this set.
Love the pace of this Tennessee Jed.. Big River will definitely get you up after a sweet and sleepy Candyman.. you'll feel the power building in the Scarlet as the music sweeps you away. A pretty and soulful 'Looks Like Rain' follows. Garcia continues to create more beauty with his solos in the following 'Must Have Been the Roses'.  I really enjoyed the 'Supplication' that follows..

Grateful Dead
Boston Music Hall
Boston, MA 6/11/76 - Friday
Might As Well [5:06] ;
Mama Tried [2:42];[1:39] ;
Tennessee Jed [8:03];[2:19] ;
Cassidy [4:16];[1:51] ;
Candyman [7:31];[1:50] ;
Big River [5:16] %
Scarlet Begonias [9#:39] >
Looks Like Rain [7:46]
It Must Have Been The Roses [6:24];[1:37] ;
Lazy Lightnin' [2:58] >
Supplication [4:19]
Brown Eyed Women [4:46];[1:52] ;
The Promised Land [2:#58]

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A thank you and happy birthday wishes to Steve who requested this show.. and who has assisted with many inspired requests..

A big thank you to the kind friends whose support makes the Deadpod possible.


Friday, July 20, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 7/20/18

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the beautiful Greek Theater in Berkeley CA that was performed back on July 13th, 1984. While this show is most famous for the 'Dark Star' encore (preceded by a shooting star), the set itself is quite solid with some outstanding performances for the year. They begin with a 'Scarlet>Touch>Fire' that is high energy and punctuated by some great work by Brent on the keys and of course Jerry's dancing notes. A nice long segway leads into 'Touch' (albeit it does sound a bit 'off' to my ears); again a nice bouncy version.. again a somewhat odd transition into Fire, but once it gets rolling love the backbeat.. 'Man Smart, Woman Smarter' leads into a fine drums and space.
The post-drums setlist is highlighted by 'Stella Blue' and a very fine 'Sugar Magnolia'..

The Dark Star encore was the last time they played it until fall of 89..

Grateful Dead
Greek Theatre - University of California Berkeley, CA
7/13/84 - Friday
Scarlet Begonias >
Touch Of Grey >
Fire On The Mountain >
Man Smart (Woman Smarter) >
Drums >
Space >
The Wheel >
I Need A Miracle >
Stella Blue >
Sugar Magnolia


Dark Star

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be well and at peace

Friday, July 13, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 7/13/18

On this Friday the 13th I decided to bring you probably one of the most famous Friday the 13th shows the Grateful Dead performed - this one from Friday, July 13, 1984 at the Greek Theater in Berkeley CA. While the show is justifiably famous for the appearance of Dark Star in the 2nd set; I'm completionist enough to include the 1st set this week. All in all, this is a good 1st set and a fine example of early-to-mid 80s Dead. Always a beautiful place to see the band, the crowd is treated to a rocking 'Bertha->Greatest Story' to start the show. 'Dire Wolf' which follows is always a treat, and Bobby does a good job on 'C C Rider'.
There are solid versions of the rest of the tunes, with the possible exception of 'Dupree's' where Jerry gets a bit lost. :)

Grateful Dead
Greek Theatre - University of California
Berkeley, CA 7/13/84 - Friday

Bertha >
Greatest Story Ever Told ;
Dire Wolf ;
C C Rider ;
Loser ;
Cassidy ;
Dupree's Diamond Blues ;
Hell In A Bucket>
Might As Well

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I hope you have a very LUCKY day ;)

thanks to all of you who listen to and support the Deadpod

a short note on my logo.. after over 10 years of publishing the Deadpod, I was served a letter from Rhino/Warner Brothers/GDP informing me that my logo was an unauthorized use of Grateful Dead trademarks. Personally I don't get it, but I don't have the resources to fight it so I've had to remove the classic Deadpod stealie.. just so you know why it is fading away..

Friday, July 06, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 7/6/18

For your post-July 4th enjoyment the Deadpod brings you the 2nd set from the Jai-Alai Fronton in Miami Florida on June 22nd, 1974. One of the great 'wall of sound' shows, this second set starts out strong with a wonderful 'China Cat Sunflower' into 'I Know You Rider'. A tight 'Me & My Uncle' and 'Ship of Fools' follow. The 'El Paso' is surprisingly hot. Then a long jammy 'Eyes of the World' opens up the horizon; the band eases into the pathos of 'Wharf Rat', then busts out a great 'Sugar Magnolia' to close the set.  After a great show, the 'Johnny B. Goode' encore sends folks home happy and hungry for the next night's adventure.

Grateful Dead
Jai-Alai Fronton
Miami, FL 6/22/74


China Cat Sunflower [9:52] >
I Know You Rider [5:24] ;
Me And My Uncle [2:53] ;
Ship Of Fools [5:57] ;
El Paso [4:26] ;
Eyes Of The World [15:03] >
Wharf Rat [9:52] >
Sugar Magnolia [8:36]
Johnny B. Goode

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Stay cool ;)