Friday, September 27, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 9/27/13

This week's Deadpod had been on my list of requested shows for quite some time, and I'm really glad to have gotten to it this week. It comes from the Fall of 1983, a year that I think is often underestimated among Deadheads as I feel there are some very good shows that took place that year, and this is clearly one of them. This week we'll listen to the very good and unique first set. It opens with a wonderful version of 'The Music Never Stops' that makes me wonder why they didn't use this number as an opener more often.  Loser and CC Rider follow, both good versions, but they really get rockin' on the Cumberland Blues that comes next. True, the vocals aren't all that pristine, but they sure are having fun and Jerry is really going strong. A nice Cassidy follows, then a fun Ramble On Rose (even if I'm not a huge fan of Healy playing with the vocals)..who doesn't love this song? Next Weir shadowboxes the Apocalypse, but they end the set with a rousing Big Railroad Blues into a really well done Promised Land.. great first set..

Grateful Dead
October 21, 1983 
The Worcester Centrum
Worcester, MA.
--Set 1--
The Music Never Stopped  
CC Rider                  
Cumberland Blues          
Ramble on Rose              
My Brother Esau              
Big Railroad Blues ->      
The Promised Land  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:     
My thanks for listening, and for supporting the Deadpod.. we couldn't be here without you! 


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The set started out promising, and I was really enjoying Brent's backing vocals. As the set progressed, though, I began to realize that I was struggling to hear much other than vocals and keyboards. Overall, although not poorly done, it was a tad bland. The good news, though, is that they really took it to another level in the second set!