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'

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

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.. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So much fun to hear people celebrating the clock on the old year (and decade!) reaching 0:00, and a new year and decade beginning...mid-concert! Ahhh, to have been there; but alas, I was only 6, and it was long past my bedtime. And, what a special treat to have been granted a third set!