Friday, April 25, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 4/25/14

This week the Deadpod remains in Vegas, for the second set played on  April 27, 1991. I believe this is as fine a second set as you're likely to find from this Spring tour of 1991. Jerry is in really good shape here it seems as he hardly forgets a lyric and the band certainly plays a wonderful pre-drums set! Opening with Sugar Mag, then comes a heady combination of Scarlet->Fire->Playin->Uncle Johns! Yowza.. the amazing thing is that none of these, to my ears, is the real highlight of the set.. That comes post-drums, following a relatively pedestrian 'Miracle' when Jerry plays a 'Black Peter' for the ages. I know not everyone is a fan of this song, but I happen to love it, and I love this version.
They close the set, with of course, One More Saturday Night, but return to do my favorite encore of this Hornsby era, The Weight..

Grateful Dead
4/27/91 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, Las Vegas Nevada

set 2

Sugar Magnolia
Scarlet Begonias >
Fire On The Mountain ;
Playing In The Band ;
Uncle John's Band >
Drums >
Space >
I Need A Miracle >
Black Peter ;
One More Saturday Night

Encore The Weight

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See you back here next week..

Friday, April 18, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 4/18/14

For this Good Friday edition of the Deadpod I've picked out a show from the 1991.. this was the first of what would become a regular stop in Las Vegas for the boys in the 90s. April 27th, 1991 at the Sam Boyd Silver Bowl. This is a fun first set, and I think that comes through in the band's playing and on the recording. 
The weather from all accounts was perfect, unlike later years, and Santana provided a strong opening act. 
The boys opened with an uptempo Touch, and while Healy had his problems mixing in this first set, I think you'll enjoy the band's enthusiasm. I quite enjoy Maggie's Farm, a song I was happy they boys put into the rotation, and Loose Lucy was always fun. Don't give up on that closing Might As Well, it has quite a nice jam in it! Stay tuned for a very good set 2 next week... 

The Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, Las Vegas, NV (4/27/91)

Comments: Carlos Santana and his band opened

Touch of Grey
Walkin' Blues
Friend of the Devil
Mexicali Blues
Maggie's Farm
Loose Lucy
Might as Well

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Enjoy the music, enjoy life and be grateful for all we have! 

thank you so much for your support. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 4/11/14

I think you'll really enjoy this second set from 1982... I don't know exactly what the boys were into (judging from the Raven space there must've been some tanks backstage :) but I find the entire set to be very up tempo and well played. Garcia is in fine form throughout and particularly enjoy the stand alone, bluegrass tinged Franklin's Tower. Estimated is arranged quite uniquely as well, and a strong Terrapin leads into Phil's famous Raven Space.. Post-drums doesn't disappoint either, as a fine Wheel and Truckin' lead into a very soulful Stella Blue - I can never hear that one enough and this is a real tear jerker.. They close with two strong Weir rocker's and come back to cap off the night with a Brokedown encore.. 
Ah.. to be on tour again in the Spring... at least we can in our minds as we listen to this week's Deadpod.. 

Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore, MD (4/19/82)
set 2
Feel Like a Stranger
Franklin's Tower
Estimated Prophet
Terrapin Station
The Wheel
Stella Blue
Around and Around
Good Lovin' Brokedown Palace

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Enjoy Spring !

Friday, April 04, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 4/4/14

This week I'm bringing out a show that was requested quite a while ago.. just goes to show that you should always let me know what you hope to hear and be patient :) This is a fine show from a fine tour - the spring of 1982. This show happened to be the last one on the east coast leg of that tour and took place on April 19th, 1982 in Baltimore MD. The first set we'll hear tonight is emblematic of the band enjoying itself, having fun with each other and really putting out some great songs.
They start out with a wonderful Jack Straw, They Love Each Other follows - listen for Brett's solo here, he really puts out some fine work throughout this set.. Bobby follows with a fun 'On The Road Again'. One of my favorites of this set is the fine 'It Must Have Been The Roses'.. which I will always stop and soak in..
The Cumberland Blues, as always is a great rockin' treat, and the Might As Well which closes the set is played in a most unique way..

Grateful Dead
Baltimore Civic Center
Baltimore, MD

--Set 1--
Jack Straw
They Love Each Other
On The Road Again
It Must Have Been the Roses
Little Red Rooster
Cumberland Blues
Man Smart (Woman Are Smarter)
Might as Well

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Thanks so much for picking us up, and for your support.. I really appreciate it my friends..
Hope you enjoy!! Take it slow ;)