Friday, January 15, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 1/15/16

I think this is a real barnburner.. a date in Los Angeles at the Shrine Auditorium in January of 1978. When you look at the set list and see that Minglewood is the opener you might dismiss this set, but don't.. give it a listen .. you can tell right away that Jerry is going to fire this thing up. A nice 'Dire Wolf' follows.. and then a sweet 'Looks like Rain' with nice Donna backing vocals.  This matrix tape is nice and bright for the most part and really puts you there at the show.. Big River follows and goes into El Paso for one of the rarer segues - not sure if they ever did this combo in this order before or since.. Brown -Eyed Women and an outstanding Let It Grow close this first set.. we'll listen to the second set next week..

Grateful Dead
Shrine Auditorium
Los Angeles, CA
1/11/78 - Wednesday

New Minglewood Blues [5:16] ;
Dire Wolf [3:41] ;
Looks Like Rain [7:54] ;
They Love Each Other [6:48] ;
Big River [5:47] >
El Paso [4:03] ;
Brown Eyed Women [4:44] ;
Let It Grow [11:31]

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Pig Street! said...

Good Morning! Happy New Year, Thanks for the share!

Anonymous said...

Haven't listened to one note yet; but, I'm already smiling!

Anonymous said...

I would like to make a humble request, Professor. In my collection of Deadpods, I have shows from every year of the band's first 30 years (even 1975), except for two: 1965 and 1966. Any chance that you have shows from those years that are worth sharing?

Many thanks in advance!

Jenny Leis said...

I was born in January 1978 (on the 22nd, when the Dead played Eugene) and so it's always lovely to hear other shows from my birth month! Thanks!

Greg Lutz said...

what's this comment about sets that open with minglewood? what does this typically imply about the rest of the set? i always liked the song...

the professor said...

kind of an inside joke I suppose Greg, as I have a friend who absolutely hates Minglewood :) I too don't mind the song, there are plenty of wonderful versions of it..