Friday, September 28, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 9/28/12

This week's Deadpod allows us to enjoy the second set of the band's wonderful performance from Sept. 18th, 1987 at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. If you caught the first set last week you know the band was firing on all cylinders here and they come out with a smokin' hot Shakedown Street, followed by a nice Man Smart, Woman Smarter, then an excellent Terrapin Station.. not a bad part 1!

They come out of space with a rollin' Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad, which flows into Bobby doing an early version of Watchtower. The Morning Dew that follows is for me the highlight of the show.. Jerry is ON IT.. and has everyone enthralled with this one.. Bobby follows with a nice Good Lovin' but Jerry is not through having fun and comes in with a couple verses of La Bamba!

This is a real treat and we know Garcia is having a great time on this night.. Clearly this is one of the classic Dead performances and I can only wish I had been in attendance this night.. I hope you enjoy it..

9/18/87 - Grateful Dead Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
 Set 2:
Shakedown Street->
 Man Smart, Woman Smarter->
 Terrapin Station->
 All Along The Watchtower->
 Morning Dew->
 Good Lovin'->
 La Bamba->
 Good Lovin'
 E: Heaven's Door

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 9/21/12

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the show I selected to play this week, and it clearly is one of the better later-day Dead shows. This comes to us from September 18th, 1987 at Madison Square Garden New York. It starts out with Weir refering to their appearance on Letterman the night before and then kicks into a great Hell In a Bucket... The Sugaree that follows is no slouch.. This first set also has a wonderful version of Candyman and When I Paint My Masterpiece. Its a short but solid set one that ends with a very nice Birdsong.. We'll listen to set 2 next week, which has some real meat to its bones, but I thought I'd close out this week's Deadpod with a cut from the newly released 'Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It' set with the Blow Away from the Cap Center in Landover MD, March 16th, 1990. If you're a fan of Brent's you'll enjoy hearing this one..

9/18/87 - Grateful Dead
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Set 1:
Hell In A Bucket >
Sugaree >
Walkin' Blues ;
Candyman ;
When I Paint My Masterpiece ;
Bird Song ;
from Spring 1990, So Glad You Made It
Blow Away Cap Center Landover MD 3/16/90

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 9/14/12

This week's Deadpod features the 2nd set from the performance that took place on September 11th, 1990 at the Spectrum in Philladelphia PA. This was the first performance of "He's Gone" since Brent had passed, and I really feel that the emotion for both band and audience alike comes through on the music. The 'Spoonful' that follows surely was a deliberate pick and is also fairly heavy with emotion.. an interesting and unique jam follows.. after Drumz, the highlights for me are a well performed 'Black Peter' and the encore, which was 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door'..
While this show may not be of the caliber of some of the MSG shows that followed, I think it was clearly the best show the band played prior to the arrival of Bruce Hornsby later in the month..

One word of warning, this version of the show contains two different sources, an audience and the soundboard. The audience provides the source for songs and passages missing on the soundboard tape.. still I thought it was quite worth the listen, and hope you do as well.

Grateful Dead
The Spectrum
Philadelphia, PA


Crowd/Tunning {1:11.14} Source B
China Cat Sunflower-> {7:21.27} Source B
I Know You Rider {5:38.43} Source B (partial) Source A (Partial)
Looks Like Rain {7:33.54}
He's Gone-> {12:43.25}
Spoonful-> {6:53.23}
Jam-> {9:08.62}
Drums-> {9:13.34}
Jam-> {9:44.73}
The Wheel-> {5:43.62}
I Need A Miracle-> {4:16.29}
Black Peter-> {9:58.51}
Around & Around {6:47.29}

Knockin' On Heaven's Door {8:11.32} Source B

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Friday, September 07, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 9/7/12

There's of course quite a lot of interest in the Grateful Dead's 1990 catalog right now with the release of the Spring 90 box set. As I reflected upon that year, and on this month, I was led to choose this show for the next Deadpod. I've always loved this performance. It took place when I was still saddened by the loss of Brent Mydland and fearful for what would happen to the band, and it reaffirmed for me the power and sway of this music in a way words won't do justice. We'll listen to the second set next week which I find especially moving.. but this is a fine first set and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Grateful Dead
The Spectrum
Philadelphia, PA

1. Jack Straw {7:27.12}
2. Bertha-> {6:43.54}
3. Greatest Story Ever Told {4:24.18}
4. Candyman {7:17.50}
5. Queen Jane Approximately {6:46.69}
6. Brown Eyed Women {6:06.43}
7. It's All Over Now {7:51.25}
8. Tennessee Jed {8:34.24}
9. Hell In A Bucket {6:33.51}

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