This week we go way back to some of our earliest great recordings of the band for this beauty from November 11th, 1967. A request from a birthday kiwi down in New Zealand, (Happy Birthday Lawrence - and to my friend Jay as well!!) this is a fabulous show highlighted with tremendous performances from Pigpen on keyboards and vocals.
Garcia has a couple of really nice solos on the amazing 'Death Don't Have No Mercy' that I really like.. there is a crackling energy throughout this tape that is well worth experiencing, despite the occasional flaw in this tape the sonic quality is really quite remarkable. 'New Potato Caboose' simply takes off into the cosmos.. experience it .. Alligator gives us another example of how Pigpen could lead this band...
Los Angeles, CA
11/11/67 - Saturday
Turn On Your Love Light
Death Don't Have No Mercy
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
New Potato Caboose
Cryptical Envelopment >
That's It For The Other One >
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
Now, as many of you are aware, Rhino records has released a 3 cd set of the Grateful Dead's historic performance at Red Rocks from July 8, 1978. This was of course included in the recent July 78 box set, but can now be purchased individually at retail stores or from http://www.dead.net/
Even better! I have several copies to send out to lucky Deadpod listeners...
all you have to do to try your luck in winning one of these sets is to send me an email with your US Mail address to:
No contributions are required to win the set, but they are always appreciated :)
Let's try and be kind to each other..