Friday, January 31, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 1/31/14

A truly special show for Super Bowl weekend ;) - the second set, aka  the 'Close Encounters' show - from McArthur Court at the University of Oregon, January 22nd, 1978. I still remember when I first heard this show, it blew me away, and not only because of the weirdness of hearing Jerry quote that theme from the Spielburg movie - but the entire jam that builds up from the Drums and the Other One into that delicious St. Stephen!  I completely enjoy this one, and hope that you do as well.. For me it marks a real turning point for the band, a different direction than they were in the prior year and onward.. Furthur you might say :) 
I hope you enjoy it... 

McArthur Court (U of Oregon), Eugene, OR (1/22/78)

set 2:
Good Lovin'
Ship of Fools
Samson and Delilah
Terrapin Station
The Other One
Close Encounters
St. Stephen
Not Fade Away
Around and Around

U.S. Blues

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As always, my thanks to my friends who have supported the Deadpod through their kind generosity. 

Have a wonderful weekend my friends! 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 1/24/14

The anniversary of this show rolled around this week, and as far as I can tell I've never played it on the Deadpod which is astonishing to me as its truly a great one, so I decided to feature it this week and next. This one comes to us from early 1978, While this show is deservedly famous for its second set, in particular being known as the 'close encounters' show, the first set we'll hear this week is no slouch. While it takes a song or two to really get rolling I think you'll agree that from the El Paso on the band really starts to turn it  up.. The Jack Straw and Tennesse Jed are outstanding, and I think you'll enjoy how much different the Row Jimmy sounds from those that came in 1977.. The Music Never Stopped that closes the set is definitely first rate as well and is a perfect prelude to what will come in set 2. To me this is one of the highlights of the latter day Keith period with the band and I hope you agree..

McArthur Court (U of Oregon), Eugene, OR (1/22/78)

New Minglewood Blues
Dire Wolf
El Paso
Tennessee Jed
Jack Straw
Row Jimmy
Music Never Stopped

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 1/17/14

A classic second set from the great year of 1971 on this week's Deadpod. This one features a massive Other One, an early look at Keith who was playing with the boys without Pigpen on this night and a very well played Goin' Down the Road Feelin Bad->NFA->GDTRFB sandwich.. definitely a favorite!
Phil is all over this massive Other One as well, and I think this is a good choice to warm those bone on a cold Winter's eve...

Grateful Dead
Allen Theatre Cleveland, OH
10/29/71 - Friday

Two - [66:24] [66:24] ;
Cryptical Envelopment [1:51] >
Drums [0:23] >
The Other One [20:16] >
Me And My Uncle [2:54] >
The Other One [2:58] >
Cryptical Envelopment [1:39] >
Deal [4:19] ;
Sugar Magnolia [5:55] ;
Ramble On Rose [5:50] ;
Not Fade Away [4:40] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [6:32] >
Not Fade Away [2:42] ;
One More Saturday Night [4:02]

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I very much appreciate it!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 1/10/13

Here's a show that was recently requested over on the Deadpod's Facebook page.. since this is an excellent recording, I decided this would be a good time to play it. It comes to us from October 29th, 1971 from teh old Allen Theater in Cleveland Ohio. While I never saw the Dead at this venue it was an old movie house that saw lots and lots of rock shows around this time. The band was going through a period of transition and I think you can hear that in the music and arrangements in some of these songs which are still growing and changing. Pigpen was missing as well and his absence is surely felt here. Nevertheless I enjoy early 70s Dead especially around this time of year for some reason so I hope you 'll enjoy this week's first set. As they often did around this time, they open with a nice Truckin' .. the Sugaree is quite good as well. While many of these songs are lacking in long jams, they are all well played and I hope you enjoy hearing them this week. 

Grateful Dead
Allen Theatre Cleveland, OH
10/29/71 - Friday
Set One

Truckin' [8:54] ;
Sugaree [6:27] ;
El Paso [4:21] ;
Loser [6:07] ;
Playing In The Band [5:43] ;
Brown Eyed Women [4:19] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:19] ;
Brokedown Palace [5:14] ;
Jack Straw [4:56] ;
Tennessee Jed [6:16] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:00] ;
Big Railroad Blues [2:55] ;
Casey Jones [5:35]

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I hope its warmed up a bit where you are, and that the New Year has started out well for you! 
As always, my most sincere thanks to those of you able to support the Deadpod - I really appreciate it! 

Friday, January 03, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 1/3/14

This week we stretch out the New Year festivities with a really BIG Deadpod featuring the 2nd and 3rd sets from the NYE show of 1979-80. This is a very long show, so I suppose that we  might forgive Jerry for getting lost occasionally.. he more than makes up for it on some really excellent numbers in these two sets.

The boys' ring in the new year with, as often the case, Bill Graham's favorite, Sugar Magnolia.. and you can imagine the bedlam with the countdown and balloon drop.. They then play a very nice 2nd set, highlighted with a lovely Ship of Fools and an excellent Deal. The real treats here happen in set 3, with a long Althea to open, followed by a wonderful Uncle John's Band.. The boys really get cooking on the Not Fade Away. Jerry does some amazing things during Stella Blue, and they close the set with the first Sunshine Daydream in a year.. The Good Lovin' encore probably left everyone with a smile..

Oakland Auditorium Arena, Oakland, CA (12/31/79)
Sugar Magnolia
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Samson and Delilah
Ship of Fools
Lost Sailor
Saint of Circumstance

New Minglewood Blues
Uncle John's Band
Not Fade Away
Stella Blue
Sunshine Daydream

Good Lovin'

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I hope you enjoy this extra-large helping of Dead to start off the New year.. thanks so much for picking us up, and for your support!! I very much appreciate it..