Friday, August 25, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 8/25/17

Usually in the month of August I'm drawn to playing some latter day Dead simply because the power of Garcia's ballads seemed to grow as his other abilities diminished. I also enjoy hearing some of the songs that the band debuted in the latter phase of their existence. Many listeners of the Deadpod only had the chance to see the band live in these latter day concerts as well, so its great to revisit them occasionally. I think the show I've chosen this week is one of the better ones. This occurred on August 22nd, 1993 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene Oregon. While as usual during this time, the first set is not as long as we'd like it is pretty well played. It starts with an interesting Jack Straw - Weir has equipment problems and is absent for most of it, leaving it up to Jerry and Phil to create some interesting interplay. Broken Arrow is a later day Phil addition I always enjoyed, and this is a fine version. The set-closing 'Music Never Stopped' is probably the highlight of this set as it features some nice moments. Next week we'll feature the quite good second set of this show.

Grateful Dead
Autzen Stadium - University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
8/22/93 - Sunday


Jack Straw ;
Bertha ;
Little Red Rooster ;
Broken Arrow ;
Althea ;
When I Paint My Masterpiece ;
Tennessee Jed ;
The Music Never Stopped

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 8/18/17

We have a very fine second set to usher in the start of 'full eclipse' weekend on this edition of the Deadpod! Shows at the Uptown in Chicago were usually great, and this one was no exception. They start with a song they hadn't played since 1965! - Little Red Rooster - while you may have grown tired of it - the audience that night couldn't say the same :) The rest of the set is well played and I really enjoy hearing Brent as he fits into his role with the band at this early stage of his tenure. The highlight here is the wonderful 'Comes A Time'  in the midst of a Playin' sandwich - excellent emotion and playing. The boys do a wonderful Alabama Getaway finale here! Shame that didn't happen more often, then treat the crowd to a Johnny B Goode encore .. I'm sure they were feeling it this night..

Grateful Dead
Uptown Theatre
Chicago, IL  8/19/80 - Tuesday

Little Red Rooster [7:42] >
China Cat Sunflower [6:00] >
I Know You Rider [6:10] >
Estimated Prophet [10:09] >
Eyes Of The World [8:20] >
Space [5:20] >
Drums [13:21] >
Space [1:08] >
Playing In The Band [9:18] >
Comes A Time [10:00] >
Playing In The Band [5:56] >
Around And Around [4:12] >
Alabama Getaway [4:42]
Johnny B. Goode [4:19]

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Please be careful and don't look at the sun during that eclipse!

Ain't No Time to Hate!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 8 /11/17

This week we have a really fine show from the summer of 1980 - this one takes place at the Uptown Theater in Chicago IL, on August 19th, 1980. They start with a trifecta that really takes off and was only done on two other occasions, the Mississippi Half-Step->Franklin's Tower->Minglewood. Personally I always enjoyed when Franklin's found its way into unusual combinations, and the Minglewood here is really rockin' as well. Other highlights in this fine first set include an excellent Althea, and an extended jam in the (unsual) set closing 'Feel Like a Stranger'. Next week's set 2 is at least equally as fine.

Grateful Dead
Uptown Theatre
Chicago, IL  8/19/80 - Tuesday
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [9:54] ->
Franklin's Tower [12:11]->
New Minglewood Blues [7:15] ;
Dire Wolf [3:13] ;
Cassidy [4:37] ;
Row Jimmy [11:10] ;
Me And My Uncle [3:07] ->
Big River [5:53] ;
Althea [8:26] ;
Easy To Love You [3:48] ;
Feel Like A Stranger [8:29]

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pray for Peace

Friday, August 04, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 8/4/17

Here is the second set from the band's performance on July 25th, 1972 at the Paramount Theater in Portland Oregon. I think its a great performance to hear during these 'Days Between' as it showcases the band at one of the peak times of their career. Check out the rousing 'Greatest Story Ever Told' and the unusually languid 'China Cat->I Know You Rider' that follows. The Other One and the jams around it are the stars here however. I'm happy that this one includes a fine 'Wharf Rat'.. while the ballads during this period didn't match the intensity of the later years, it still holds a special place when I'm thinking about Jer.

Grateful Dead
Paramount Theatre
Portland, OR
7/25/72 - Tuesday

He's Gone [8:46] ;
Greatest Story Ever Told [5:15] (6) ;
China Cat Sunflower [6:38] >
I Know You Rider [4:55] (7) ;
Mexicali Blues [3:25] ;
(8) Truckin' [11:58] >
The Other One Jam [1:12] >
Drums [3:02] >
The Other One [27:11] >
Wharf Rat [10:56] (9) ;
Sugar Magnolia ;
Sing Me Back Home [9:34] ;
Not Fade Away [5:31] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:22] >
Not Fade Away [3:02] (10)

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Love is Real, Not Fade Away

thanks Jerry