Friday, December 30, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 12/30/16

Happy New Year!

As we look to put 2016 behind us, I decided to bring you a fine New Year's Eve performance from December 31st, 1989.  With a show like this I couldn't just bring you a first set so we have the entire performance this week.
Naturally this performance has some special moments, as well as some quirks. They open wiht Sugar Magnolia - instead of saving it for the first sone of the new year. Touch follows, then a bouncy 'Man Smart'.. Bonnie Raitt joins the boys for 'Big Boss Man', very nicely done. Weir does a nice version of  'Memphis Blues Again' and the first set ends with a great 'Shakedown Street'.
Bill Graham makes his entrance at midnight as a chicken ..and after the countdown the boys do a great Iko, Iko to usher in the new decade. They move the proceedings in a more psychedelic direction with 'Victim or the Crime'. Victim then dissolves into the swirl of Dark Star, which was still a huge rarity and while short, certainly was sweet. Drums and Space follows, then they go into the 'Dear Mr. Fantasy -Hey Jude' combo. They then turn to some rocking tunes to end the set with a 'Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad' into 'Throwing Stones' and then 'Not Fade Away'.. They return for a very nice set of encores.. Brokedown Palace leading into the closing Sunshine Daydream.. then return for a second encore with 'In The Midnight Hour' to close a long and happy show..

Oakland Coliseum, Oakland CA (12/31/89)

Sugar Magnolia
Touch of Grey
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Big Boss Man
Stuck Inside of Mobile
Shakedown Street

Iko Iko
Victim or the Crime
Dark Star
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Hey Jude Reprise
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

Brokedown Palace
Sunshine Daydream

Midnight Hour

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

I hope the music brings you some joy and light, as it does me, no matter what life throws at us.

Thanks for your support and have a safe and very happy New Year! 


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you as well, Professor! May 2017 hold many blessings for you and yours. Cannot wait to get my ears on this one! I love Bonnie Raitt; and, I have very fond memories of hearing the DMF > Hey Jude combo live.

Anonymous said...

Thank you professor! Great show. Happy New Year to you, thank you for sharing and for all you do. Wonderful listening experience. Feels as if I were there!

BW M said...

Happy New Year! Its a beautiful day at Copper Mountain with a great show providinh the soundtrack