Friday, September 26, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 9/26/14

This week we feature a show that marked the end of the Fall East Coast tour of 1982 - this one took place in the Carrier Dome on the campus of Syracuse University in Syracuse NY. This show was widely praised in its day and I think much of the playing holds up today as an example of a good early 80s Dead show. The band opens with a Jack Straw that is on fire.. and leads nicely into a very fine Friend of the Devil. Brent has some nice runs here.. The CC Rider is fun and of course Ramble on Rose brings a smile to my face as usual. Minglewood.. meh, but the Bird Song that follows is pretty choice, as is a fine Looks Like Rain. China->Rider to close the set is great, and listen for some hot Phil here in this choice closer.. We'll hear set 2 next week...

Carrier Dome (Syracuse U), Syracuse, NY (9/24/82)

Jack Straw
Friend of the Devil
C.C. Rider
Ramble on Rose
New Minglewood Blues
Bird Song
Looks Like Rain
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

No more copies of Wake Up To Find Out are available

Sorry! but all the copies that Rhino was kind enough to send me of the CD set have been claimed.

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While its never a bad time to contribute, and I wish I had more of these great CDs - I don't .. and I don't want to disappoint anyone!

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 9/19/14

This week's Deadpod takes us back to Dijon France for the second set of the band's amazing performance which took place back on 9/18/74. I have however, taken some liberties with this presentation however, as I omitted the first two songs of set 2, Loose Lucy and Big River, because the vocals in these two are hopelessly lost and cannot be heard. In place of those, I decided to include the 3 songs done as a soundcheck for this show - something titled  'Jerry's Space', as well as Cumberland Blues and Brokedown Palace. I'm not always a fan of soundchecks but I do think you'll enjoy these.
The remainder of the second set retains the audio clarity found in set 1, and while this set probably doesn't reach the musical heights of set 1 there is plenty here to enjoy.
The Eyes->China Doll->He's Gone->Truckin' is as all those titles read, quite pleasing, if not mind-blowing. The most interesting jam of the set probably comes out of drums, when Phil leads them in a most interesting Caution jam. Johnny B. Goode to close the set is quite unusual and shows that the boys thought it had been a good days' work, I think.

Grateful Dead
September 18th, 1974
Parc des Expositions
Dijon, France

Jerry's Space
Cumberland Blues
Brokedown Palace

from set 2: 
Me and My Uncle
Eyes of the World
China Doll
He's Gone
Caution Jam
Ship of Fools
Johnny B. Goode

U.S. Blues

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 9/12/14

This is such a great show that I'm astounded that I've not played it on the Deadpod until today.. as the 40th anniversary of this great show approaches I will right that oversight. One of the greatest first sets ever.. from Dijon France, September 18th, 1974. It opens with a warm, delightful Uncle John's Band.. then the great songs roll on, Jack Straw, Friend of the Devil, Black Throated Wind, Scarlet Begonias (!).. its an insane first set and the recording is magnificent as well. There's no reason to enumerate every great song here, but the 'To Lay Me Down' is clearly one of the most powerful ever.,

I hope you enjoy this masterpiece.

Grateful Dead
September 18th, 1974
Parc des Expositions
Dijon, France

Uncle John's Band [8:39] ;
Jack Straw [5:11] ;
Friend Of The Devil [4:20] ;
Black Throated Wind [6:53] ;
Scarlet Begonias [8:34] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:09] ;
Row Jimmy [7:26#] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:14] ;
Deal [4:29] ;
The Race Is On [3:08] ;
To Lay Me Down [8:08] ;
Playing In The Band [23:31]

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Friday, September 05, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 9/5/14

This week's Deadpod features a beast of a second set.. but what else can you expect from a show from 1972. This one features some great interplay between Lesh and Garcia throughout. Innocently enough the set starts out with a fat Big River followed by a standard Friend of the Devil and Me & My Uncle, things start getting interesting on the Bird Song.. here we find quite an interesting jam after the first verse as Garcia begins to take the music to some very nice places.. personally I enjoyed the ending jam quite a bit. Truckin' follows, always a great vehicle for exploration, and the band takes off following the verses. A short drum segment then leads Phil to bring out what is a quite good Other One, and in fact  this goes into a classic He's Gone and then *back* into the Other One.. the only such combination I'm aware of. This one had some excellent jamming including what is often referred to as the  'Tiger' jam.  I love the transition into He's Gone.. and back into the Other One for that matter! But wait there's more :) .. a hot Greatest Story,.. Comes A Time mmmmm and then a far out Not Fade Away->Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad->Not Fade Away
who needs an encore after that set list!! 

Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO (10/19/72)

set 2
Big River
Friend of the Devil
Me and My Uncle
Bird Song
The Other One->
He's Gone->
The Other One
Greatest Story Ever Told
Comes A Time
Not Fade Away->
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad->
Not Fade Away

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