Friday, April 26, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 4/26/13

This week's Deadpod features set 2 from 4/27/85 - the Frost Ampitheater at Stanford University.. This is a fine set, and as it opens with a Scarlet Begonias, we can imagine the delight when Jerry leads the band not into Fire on the Mountain but rather into a sweet version of Eyes of the World.. This duo is such a sweet combo that it alone would justify rating the show highly but the band turns on a dime into a Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad that in turn is also very well executed. Of course this is an 85 show, and Jerry's voice is a little rough at times.. However I enjoy the rest of the set as well, in particular the Phil bombs in the rather abbreviated Other One and the Black Peter.. Hey its even been long enough that I don't cringe nearly as much in hearing a 'Day Job' encore ;)

Frost Amphitheater (Stanford U), Palo Alto, CA (4/27/85)

set 2 
Scarlet Begonias
Eyes of the World
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
The Wheel
The Other One
Black Peter
Around and Around
One More Saturday Night

Day Job

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As we leave April behind I'm wishing more sunny skies and Spring weather for everyone!! 

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 4/19/13

"Spring hasn't sprung, until the Dead play the Frost" or so goes the saying I used to hear.. and in an attempt to conjure up a more lasting Spring I decided to bring one of their magical concerts from this classic venue to  our Deadpod this week. This concert comes from the  Spring of 1985, surely a  year that doesn't always get much respect, but nonetheless the place for some amazing shows back in the day, and I think you'll agree that this particular event was one of those.. The famous bass line welcomes us to a wonderful Dancin' and we know we're on our way to a fabulous time with the boys. Bertha doesn't give anyone a chance to sit down as Jerry rocks it at a breakneck pace.. a lazy Little Red Rooster follows.. but don't despair.. a great Brown Eyed Women is up next followed by 'My Brother Esau'.. every time I hear that song I'm reminded of a show I saw back in the early 90s where someone just kept yelling .... "Bobby.. are you still boxing with the apocalypse?"
Ramble on Rose is a keeper I think.. well played and Jerry sounds into it and it has that unique 'electic dixieland' sound as David Crosby so well described it.. It is also wonderful that Jerry  is in full and fine voice here and throughout this show.. Phil's 'Tom Thumb' is pleasant and goes into a very fine Cold Rain and Snow.. The set ends with a well developed Music Never Stopped.. the jaming hints at whats coming next week in set 2.. 

Frost Amphitheater (Stanford U), Palo Alto, CA (4/27/85)

set 1

Dancin' in the Streets
Little Red Rooster
Brown Eyed Women
My Brother Esau
Ramble on Rose
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues->
Cold Rain and Snow
Music Never Stopped

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Let It Grow.. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 4/12/13

This week we get to move on to the second set from April 12th, 1982 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale NY. I think you'll agree that this is one of the more interesting and well played sets of the Spring '82 tour.. it starts off with Man Smart, Woman Smarter - an usual choice given that they opened the show with Iko, Iko.. then Jerry moves into a Sugaree which is clearly one of the best of the year.. and also in an unusual second set location, this one clocks in around 14 minutes and is quite a pleasure to listen to.. Listen to Bobby on the the Estimated that follows, also unusual :) .. Stella Blue is a fine version and the Sugar Mag is a nicely moving one.. You certainly won't hear a Satisfaction encore too often! :) 

Hope you enjoy this week's Deadpod.. 

Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (4/12/82)
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Estimated Prophet
Uncle John's Band
The Other One
Stella Blue
Sugar Magnolia


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Also note: this week the metadata on the mp3 file is missing - this is because I ran out of room on my hosting service quota... Sorry! Luckily I was able to just squeeze this second set in! 

Friday, April 05, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 4/5/13

Here's a show that has been on my request list for some time.. I'm not sure why I haven't gotten around to playing it aside from the fact that I did play most of the 2nd set back in '06.. at any rate its one of the best from the Spring of 1982.. this is from the Nassau Coliseum on 4/12/82. A fine first set is highlighted by an unusual "Iko, Iko' opener, a beautiful Peggy-O and a pretty crazy Mama Tried->Mexicali segue.. 
The Bird Song is crisp and a joy to listen to and the T.Jed is alot of fun.. the closing Deal show us that Jerry is going to bring us some treats in set 2.. 

Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (4/12/82)

Iko Iko
New Minglewood Blues
Mama Tried
Mexicali Blues
Bird Song
C.C. Rider
Tennessee Jed
Looks Like Rain

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Happy Spring!