Friday, July 29, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 7/29/16

A quintessential 1972 Grateful Dead second set is on the docket for this week's Deadpod. This set from July 26th, 1972, at Portland's Paramont Theater clocks in at a little over two hours.. It features a number of wonderful highlights, including one of the last performances of 'You Win Again', and early  'He's Gone', and to top it all off, a 30 minute+ Dark Star. While this Dark Star is clearly the highlight of the set, there are stunning performances throughout - capped off by a smoking hot 'Not Fade Away->Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad->Not Fade Away'.. don't miss it!!

Grateful Dead
Paramount Theatre
Portland, OR 7/26/72 - Wednesday
Set Two

The Promised Land [2;58] (4) ;
He's Gone [8:46] ;
Me And My Uncle [3:05] ;
You Win Again [4:02] ;
Greatest Story Ever Told [4:57] ;
Ramble On Rose [6:09] ;
Dark Star [31:13] (5) >
Comes A Time [7:03] ;
Sugar Magnolia [7:56] ;
Brown Eyed Women [3#:38] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:06] ;
Stella Blue [8:06] ;
Not Fade Away [5:15] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [8:20] >
Not Fade Away [3:22]
One More Saturday Night [5:32]

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As summer flies by and we roll into the Days Between, I want to thank the kind folks who have chosen to support the Deadpod. I deeply appreciate it.

'Without Love in the Dream it will never come true'.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 7/22/16

This week the Deadpod goes back to July 1972 to bring you a show from what could be viewed as a transitional period for the band, July 26th, 1972 from Portland Oregon. This is only the 6th show the band did without Pigpen, and some of the songs we get to hear in this first set are still relatively new. I don't feel the band disappoints  however, certainly not in the massive Dark Star we'll hear next week, but neither in this 12 song, 1 hour 44 minute first set..
I hope you agree..

Grateful Dead
Paramount Theatre
Portland, OR  7/26/72 - Wednesday


Cold Rain And Snow [5;27] ;
Black Throated Wind [5:59] ;
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [6:59] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:29] ;
Sugaree [7;14]  ;
El Paso [4:20] ;
China Cat Sunflower [6:44] >
I Know You Rider [4:51]  ;
Jack Straw [4:54] ;
Tennessee Jed [7:35] ;
Playing In The Band [12:27] ;
Casey Jones [#4:48]

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 7/15/16

After an admittedly somewhat bumpy first set, we return to Foxboro during the Summer of 1990 for the second set of the band's performance there on July 14th, 1990. They come out of the gate (following an amusing 'Take a step back') with a pleasant and somewhat jazzy Eyes, followed by a reggae inspired Estimated Prophet. There's some great work by Phil here, followed by a dreamy 'Crazy Fingers'. Uncle John's Band follows and the crowd breaks into a singalong.. Following drums and space, we get what would turn out to be the final rendition of Brent's 'I Will Take You Home', followed somewhat abruptly by 'I Need a Miracle'. The band closes the set with three rockers - 'Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad', 'Throwing Stones' and 'Turn on Your Lovelight.. ' They return for a rare double encore, with a prophetic 'Last Time' followed by the always sweet 'We Bid You Goodnight'..

Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro MA (7/14/90)

Set 2

Eyes of the World
Estimated Prophet
Crazy Fingers
Uncle John's Band
I Will Take You Home
I Need a Miracle
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Throwin' Stones
Turn on Your Love Light

This Could Be the Last Time
We Bid You Goodnight

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May this find you all in peace and light. 

Friday, July 08, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 7/8/16

As we roll into the heart of summer, it seemed appropriate to me to bring you a show from the fine summer tour of 1990. A request from a listener to the Deadpod, we feature the first set of the Dead's performance on July 14th, 1990 at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro MA. As was often the case during this tour it was a hot, hot day (my own memories of several shows cause me to break into a sweat). The boys open up with an appropriate 'Shakedown Street' opener, but then lead into one of my least favorite tunes 'Walkin' Blues'. Brent pulls them out of that slump with a fine version of 'Far From Me', followed by Jerry's 'Candyman'. Bobby redeems himself with 'Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again', a tune I personally always enjoy hearing. The set ends with 'Ramble on Rose' and an expected but early sighting of 'One More Saturday Night'. We'll hear an excellent set 2, next week.

Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro MA (7/14/90)

Shakedown Street
Walkin' Blues
Far From Me
Stuck Inside of Mobile
Ramble on Rose
One More Saturday Night

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Hope you're having a great July! (I'm seeing Dead & Co on the 7th!) 

Friday, July 01, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 7/1/16

Happy 4th of July weekend!
While this week's Deadpod didn't take place on the 4th, or feature a U.S. Blues, I do think there are plenty of fireworks right here to entertain you during this long holiday weekend! As usual for a '73 show, there are a number of tunes in this second set that you'd expect to see in a first set - alongside some wonderful exploratory jams. While this isn't a perfect recording.. I think it more than packs a punch and hope you will enjoy it as much as I do! I would especially recommend the tremendous 'Here Comes Sunshine' and the truly epic 'Other One' that follows a typically wonderful 'Me & Bobby McGee'...

Grateful Dead
Seattle Center Arena
Seattle, WA
6/26/73 - Tuesday

Bertha [6:11] ->
The Promised Land [3:10] ;
They Love Each Other [5:54] ;
El Paso [4:35] ;
Black Peter [9:36] ;
Big River [4:40] ;
Here Comes Sunshine [11:34] ;
Me And My Uncle [2:52] ;
He's Gone [13:47] ->
Truckin' [8:49] ->
Drums [1:43] ->
The Other One [6:34] ->
Me And Bobby McGee [5:23] ->
The Other One [17:59] ->
Sugar Magnolia [9:18]
Johnny B. Goode [4:40]

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Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!

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