Friday, January 29, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 1/29/16

This week's Deadpod almost falls into the history lesson category.. I had a request from a listener  who noticed that the only two years of the band's history that he did not have represented in his collection of Deadpods were 1965 and 1966.. so they asked if that could be remedied. I thought that was probably long overdue so I decided to bring you this week's Deadpod.. it is made of of two different sources, the first being the Warlocks' demo from November 3rd, 1965.. obviously a studio session, I don't have alot of information about this one but its the only recordings from 1965 I have in my collection. The second source comes from a recording that I recall as the very first bootleg of the band I ever had .. that was a bootleg LP 'Vintage Dead'. This source claims to be both that source and one called 'Historic Dead' and recorded round about September 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom. I always thought this one had some excellent numbers on it particularly Pigpen's performance on Schoolgirl and Midnight Hour.
All in all I think this is a fun collection to listen to, and I hope you do as well.. probably not mind-blowing.. but still fun.. I hope you enjoy it ..

Warlocks Demo
Can't Come Down
Confusions Prince
The Only Time Is Now
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
I Know You Rider
Early Morning Rain

Vintage Dead/Historic Dead (bootleg releases)

Good Moring Little Schoolgirl
The Same Thing
I Know You Rider
It Hurts Me Too
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Dancin' In The Streets
In The Midnight Hour

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

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Have a safe and warm week my friends.


Anonymous said...

Many thanks for fulfilling my request, Professor! All in one fell swoop, no less! Can't wait to dive into this now, and add it to my collection shortly thereafter. Hope all is well is you.

Anonymous said...

bootleg albums... Still have 3 of them, 2 Dead and 1 Jefferson Airplane. Still play well. 1 of the Dead ones has a ink drawing of a pig with Jerry's face on cover. JA has an excellent Volunteers. RIP Paul Kantner.

Anonymous said...

This is a fun listen, and a quality recording. Honestly, I kinda surmised that the lack of early shows like this featured on the 'pod stemmed from a lack of high-quality recordings to choose from. Perhaps this is still true, and this just happens to be a good one?

Anyway, it's interesting to contrast their early stuff with their later work, see "where they came from," and listen for subtle hints of what they would later become. For me, it makes me appreciate their later work even more. I also found it funny how, several songs into the demo, only 15 minutes had elapsed. It wasn't long before one song could easily take that long!

Thanks again for fulfilling my request, Professor!