Friday, February 28, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 2/28/14

While this week's Deadpod may be one of the shorter 2nd sets of the year in 1973, there is still plenty to love in this week's setlist. The set opens with a wonderfully crafted Playin' in the Band, which leads into Row Jimmy and El Paso.. the Loose Lucy that follows has drawn complaints due to its slow tempo.. I also think this song works best when it bouncy, but the boys go into a pretty good Truckin' followed by a fabulous Other One.. that jam goes into a first-rate Wharf Rat.. wow.. when this song is done right there is nothing that comes close... the Me & Bobby McGee that comes out of it is a pleasant surprise.. The boys close with a rather perfunctory Casey Jones, but I'm left quite satisfied with this second set from a stellar year.. the fact that this is a first-rate recording adds to the pleasure. I hope you enjoy it as well..

Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA (7/1/73)
set 2
Playing in the Band
Row Jimmy
El Paso
Loose Lucy
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Me and Bobby McGee
Casey Jones

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 2/21/14

When Charlie Miller releases a new master reel sbd source, especially from 1973, I almost feel an obligation to get it on the Deadpod.. this is one of those occasions and it also coincides with a request I recently received from a contributor to the Deadpod so all signs pointed to playing this show on this week's Deadpod. This performance took place on July 1st, 1973 at the Universal City Amphitheater in Universal City CA.
As with most shows from this year, the playing in my opinion is superb. One thing you'll notice here however is that many of the songs are done with a somewhat slower tempo that you might be used to. I think it works, some think it shows the band was a bit tired at the end of a long run of shows.. judge for yourself. It may not be the best show of a marvelous year, but its definitely worth  a few hours of your time :)  I especially enjoy the China  Rider the transition is quite different and Phil is very interesting !

Grateful Dead - July 1, 1973
Universal Amphitheatre - Universal City, CA

Set 1:
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Me And My Uncle
The Race Is On
Brown Eyed Women
Looks Like Rain
Don't Ease Me In
Big River
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Around And Around

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For those of you expecting set 2 of 2/11/86 - one of my listeners pointed out that I missed the fact that I'd previously featured that show.. you can hear set 2 of that show here:

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 2/14/14

For this Valentine's Day edition of the Deadpod i chose this set from February of 1986 - true 86 is not on my list of 'great' years, but this is a very fun show, one where the Neville Brothers opened and came out to guest with the band in set 2. The first set sets  the tone for a high-spirited, fun evening I think.. the band opens with a rare China->Rider, which, while perhaps a little rushed, is still great fun and gets the crowd amped up. The first set tunes that follow are for the most part fun to hear and played with alot of spirit, even if Jerry has some trouble on Dupree's .. its more than made up for by a great Bird Song and a very fine Music Never Stopped.. The boys close the set with a rockin' Might as Well which again, keeps the crowd in the Mardi Gras-style mood for the set break...

Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA (2/11/86)

China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
New Minglewood Blues
Dupree's Diamond Blues
Me and My Uncle
Mexicali Blues
Bird Song
Music Never Stopped
Might As Well

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Friday, February 07, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 2/7/14

I felt it was high time for some vintage Dead.. here's a show from one of my favorite places that showcases the boys sick run of shows that occurred back in February of '69. This night they were opening for the Iron Butterfly - the story goes that once IB heard their set they refused to come out for awhile, so the band came back with the smokin' Cryptical ->Other One->Cryptical sandwich.... In any case I think you'll be infected by the energy in this set, and who can resist a great Lovelight? Personally I always relish a good Eleven as well..
Hope you enjoy this and that you are well and warm this long winter....

Grateful Dead
Kiel Auditorium
St. Louis, MO
2/6/69 - Thursday

One -
Morning Dew
Dark Star  >
Saint Stephen  >
The Eleven  >
Turn On Your Love Light >
Drums  >
Turn On Your Love Light ;
Cryptical Envelopment  >
Drums  >
The Other One  >
Cryptical Envelopment >
Feedback  >
And We Bid You Good Night

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