Friday, February 27, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 2/27/15

This week's Deadpod comes from exactly 25 years ago, the Mardi Gras show that occurred on February 27th, 1990 at the Oakland Coliseum Arena. We'll hear the second set this week, which starts off with a long drums that allowed the Mardi Gras parade to wind its way all around the arena. The band goes into an appropriately themed Iko, Iko and Man Smart, Woman Smarter before settling into their more standard second set. A nicely done Standing on the Moon leads into Truckin' and Spoonful pre-drums. Afterwards a strong Other One, leads into a very well done Morning Dew. The boys wrap up the set with a Not Fade Away into Throwing Stones but return for a short, but sweet, We Bid You Goodnight.

Grateful Dead
Oakland Arena (2/27/90)

set 2

Iko Iko
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Standing on the Moon
The Other One
Morning Dew
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

We Bid You Goodnight

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As we bid adieu to February I hope those March winds will blow all our troubles away....

My thanks for your support. I couldn't do the Deadpod without it! 

Best wishes to everyone hoping for Chicago Tickets! 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 2/20/15

Laissez les bon temps roulez!

Yes this week (and next) I decided we should celebrate Mardi Gras with a wonderful Mardi Gras show from back in the spring of 1990. This show from the Oakland Arean,has a very laid back vibe that builds and becomes more and more psychedelic and interesting as the show went on. I really liked the jam in Sugaree and the Bird Song that ends this first set is excellent.
I hope you enjoy this week's Deadpod - Fat Tuesday may be over but we can still roll it!

Grateful Dead
Oakland Arena (2/27/90)

set 1
Let the Good Times Roll
Feel Like a Stranger
Victim or the Crime
Mississippi Half-Step
Bird Song

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Thank you for your support of the Deadpod. I deeply appreciate it and hope you keep enjoying the shows! 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 2/13/15

Yowza! When a tape such as the one we're going to hear this week sees the light of day I simply can't contain my enthusiasm.This tape comes from June 5th, 1970 - Fillmore West San Francisco California.. that's right 1970.. one of the greatest watershed years in the band's history and one that has always been sadly underrepresented in terms of recordings.. Furthurmore the provenance of this tape traces back to Bear who recorded it on a Sony 770 reel to reel deck. We have both an acoustic and electric set.. and I can't possible not play the entire set for you this week.
Naturally there are various tape dropouts and cuts, reel flips, etc... a small price to pay for this fabulous treasure, in my opinion. This is a real beauty my friends.. I hope you savor it as much as I have!

Grateful Dead
Fillmore West, San Francisco CA
June 5, 1970 Friday

Acoustic Set:
Missing:Dire Wolf
I Know You Rider
Silver Threads And Golden Needles
Friend Of The Devil
Me And My Uncle
Black Peter
/New Speedway/Boogie*

Electric Set:
/Cold Rain And Snow*
Mama Tried
Cryptical-Drums-Other One-Cryptical Reprise/*
/Attics Of My Life*
Hard To Handle
It's A Man's World
Uncle John's Band
/Saint Stephen*
Casey Jones

*denotes cuts or abrupt reel stops & start

PA hum thru-out the show

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I thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod - I really appreciate it! 

Friday, February 06, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 2/6/15

This week's Deadpod features a darn good second set from November 2nd, 1977 when the boys played at Seneca College in Toronto Canada. This set features a kind of slow build up to a real apex of jamming and finishes off strong as well. This second set has a somewhat unusual order.. it starts with a nice Sampson and Delilah goes into a rather slower Ship of Fools. Then we get an uptempo Good Lovin' followed by Donna's 'Sunrise'.. then we get one of the highlights of the show, a killer Scarlet->Fire.. that goes into Estimate Prophet. As Estimated closes we hear Jerry bring out 'St. Stephen' much to the delight of the crowd. the Truckin' that follows is wonderfully done.  They follow the rockin' Around and Around with a rare Terrapin Station encore which is quite well done.
A really nice way to pass some time in the dead of Winter...

Field House (Seneca College), Toronto, Canada

set 2

Samson and Delilah
Ship of Fools
Good Lovin'
Scarlet Begonias
Fire on the Mountain
Estimated Prophet
St. Stephen
Around and Around

Terrapin Station

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My most sincere thanks to my friends who have so kindly supported the Deadpod. I really appreciate it.