This week's Deadpod came about, as they often do, due to several synchronistic events, a listener request, the immanent release of Dave's Picks Vol 2, and of course my own partiality for shows of this era. This week's show comes from the City of Roses, Portland Oregon and took place on May 19th, 1974. One of the early wall of sound shows, I think this is a wonderful representation of the band at this time of their history. This first set features some great Garcia riffs on these first set classic songs, as well as a very rare 'Money Money' (one of only three times they played the tune.) The highlight for me of this set comes with the closing China->Rider. Listen to Kreutzmann's drumming especially on this transition.. its really wonderful.
Grateful Dead - May 19, 1974
Portland Coliseum - Portland, OR
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Big Railroad Blues
Black Throated Wind
Beat It On Down The Line
Me And Bobby McGee
It Must Have Been The Roses
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
I happened to receive 3 complete copies of Europe '72 - both the remastered 3 cd original release (with 7 bonus songs) and the newly released Europe '72 vol 2 CD . I'd like to offer the complete package to anyone who'd like to donate $50 or more to the Deadpod. If you aren't interested in both, just drop me an email and if I still have them I'd be happy to work something out. I'm hoping they might raise a little money for the Deadpod. Thanks!
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