Friday, March 25, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 3/25/16

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the band's performance on March 14th, 1982 at the Recreation Hall at the University of California at Davis. This is a fine set of music.. starting out with a powerful Samson & Delilah, the centerpiece of this set being the exceptional Playin->Scarlet->Fire. They really shine on these pieces, with a very tight jazzy sound, accentuated by some wonderful runs by Brett. A great piece of music to let yourself get lost in.. The rest of the set isn't too shabby either, with a fine Not Fade Away->Wharf Rat->Sugar Magnolia which is tight and well-played.

Grateful Dead
Recreation Hall - University of California
Davis, CA
3/14/82 - Sunday

--Set 2--
Samson & Delilah
Ship of Fools
Playin' in the Band ->
Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire on the Mountain>
//Space ->
Not Fade Away ->
Wharf Rat ->
Sugar Magnolia
U.S. Blues

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 3/18/16

This week I decided to bring you a relatively unknown but very nice sounding show from the spring of 1982. This is from the University of California at Davis on Sunday, March 17th, 1982. The boys come out and Bobby announces that they forgot something last night and they proceed to play 'One More Saturday Night' as the opener. A very nice Sugaree follows, then after an Uncle->Mexicali, a very solid 'Bird Song'. The band is tight here in the first set and I really enjoy the rocking energy of this period of 1982. Ramble On Rose, Althea, and a great Let It Grow are among the highlights of this excellent first set.

Grateful Dead
Recreation Hall - University of California
Davis, CA
3/14/82 - Sunday

One More Saturday Night >
Sugaree ;
Me And My Uncle >
Mexicali Blues ;
Bird Song >
Little Red Rooster ;
Ramble On Rose ;
Looks Like Rain ;
Althea ;
Let It Grow

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let love reign! 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 3/11/16

As you listen to this second set from March 9th, 1981 it won't take you long at all to realize that fans were treated to a special evening of music 35 years ago. The China Cat -> I Know You Rider is such a wonderful beginning to what is a special night of music. Even a casual listener will soon be captured by the wonderful jam into Rider here. The band doesn't let up either, as this is just the start of a great set of music. A snappy Samson follows here, with a great intro by the drummers and some nice keyboard work by Brent. Ship of Fools leads us into the heart of this set, the Estimated ->Uncle John's Band->Drums/space->Other One->Stella Blue. A classic combination, done most exquisitely.
Treat yourself and get lost in this section of the show. They follow with a fine Good Lovin' and come back for a somewhat sloppy US Blues, but by then.. its all smiles. 

Grateful Dead
Madison Square Garden
New York , NY
3/9/81 - Monday
China Cat Sunflower [9:28] >
I Know You Rider [6:10] >
Samson And Delilah [6:55] ;
Ship Of Fools [8:10] ;
Estimated Prophet [14:10] >
Uncle John's Band [11:41] >
Drums >
Space [3:08] >
The Other One [7:43] >
Stella Blue [9:49] >
Good Lovin' [6:33]
Encore U.S. Blues

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I hope you enjoy this week's Deadpod.. Many thanks to the kind folks whose contributions make the Deadpod possible. 

"Ain' No Time To Hate
Barely Time To Wait"

ps. on a technical note, I have changed the mp3 encoding to a variable bit rate with a slightly higher average bitrate. Please let me know if you encounter any difficulties during playback. thank you! 

Friday, March 04, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 3/4/16

Let''s roll into March with a really excellent show from the Spring of 1981. This one comes to us from New York City, March 9th, 1981 Madison Square Garden. From start to finish this is a most excellent show, one of the best in the earlier Brett years. Here in the first set all the songs are tight and well-played. I particularly enjoy the 'Althea' and 'Bird Song' but we are treated to a most welcome 'Deep Elem Blues' and an unusual 'Ramble On Rose -> El Paso'.. one of those unusual combinations the band was experimenting with this year.
Next week we'll hear the marvelous second set from this beauty...

Grateful Dead
Madison Square Garden
New York , NY   3/9/81
Feel Like A Stranger [8:10] ;
Althea [7:56] ;
C C Rider [7:30] ;
Ramble On Rose [7:46] >
El Paso [4:53] ;
Deep Elem Blues [6:23] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:18] ;
Bird Song [10:55] ;
New Minglewood Blues [6:52]

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Keep on Truckin'...