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'...


Unknown said...

I believe I was at that show. I will never forget that the first song played, was Mississippi Half Step, during which after the first bars, was interrupted by a complete black out/power failure in the MSG, in which everyone held their breath in what sseeemd like an eternity. A few songs into the first set the dancing was going on everywhere. Amazing evening

Anonymous said...

That was a HOT set! Enjoyed the non-acoustic Deep Elem. And, what a wonderfully unusual effect on the Minglewood...I can't quite decide whether it was Jerry's guitar or Brent's keyboard. My initial gut feeling said guitar; but, it's just so funky, I can't quite be sure. What do you guys think?