Friday, September 17, 2021

Dead Show/podcas for 9/17/21


This week's Deadpod features the fine recording of the second set of the band's performance on September 20, 1974 in Paris France. 

This one is pretty sweet all the way through, starting with 'China Cat>I Know You Rider'. The 'Big River' that follows is nicely up tempo. Another highlight for me is the 'Brokedown Palace' which is placed right in the center of the set and features some great closing vocals. 'Truckin' is the most exploratory moment of the set, with Billy alternating with Phil and Jerry, to get out to some deep space, before returning back to Earth as they enter in a somewhat shorter 'Eyes of the World'.

Straight ahead rocking Dead closes the set which I hope you'll find as enjoyable as I did.


Grateful Dead
Palais des Sports
Paris, France 9/20/74 - Friday    

China Cat Sunflower [9:42] >
I Know You Rider [5:01] ;
Big River [5:10] ;
Brown Eyed Women ;
Greatest Story Ever Told [4:30] ;
Brokedown Palace ;
Truckin' [17:45] >
Eyes Of The World [16:04] >
Not Fade Away [11:#10] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:00] >
One More Saturday Night [2:40#]

 U.S. Blues  

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Dead Show/podcast for 9/10/21

This week's Deadpod features a wonderful recording of the band's performance in Paris France on September 20, 1974. This is a splendid recording, and a very interesting performance. The band opens with a spirited 'Cumberland Blues' followed by a nice 'Jack Straw'. The first-set 'Scarlet Begonias' features some very nice Phil leads. Bobby's vocals are top-notch on the 'Black Throated Wind' that follows. The 'Friend of the Devil' that is performed afterwards, is one of the last 'fast' versions the band played. We get to hear a full 'Weather Report Suite' highlighted by some nice keyboard work by Keith. Jerry follows with a soulful 'Stella Blue'. The 'Around and Around that closes the set has a unique feel to it.. 


Grateful Dead
Palais des Sports
Paris, France 9/20/74 - Friday    


Cumberland Blues [5:45]  
Jack Straw [5:10]  
It Must Have Been The Roses [5:26]  
Beat It On Down The Line [3:15]  
Scarlet Begonias [9:52]  
Black Throated Wind [6:22]  
Friend Of The Devil [3:58]  
El Paso [4:30]  
Row Jimmy [8:55]  
Weather Report Suite Prelude [1:15] >
Weather Report Suite Part 1 [3:50] >
Let It Grow [10:35] >
Stella Blue [8:15]  
Around And Around [4:50]  

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I'll be in Clarkston tonight for Dead & Co. - looking forward to it! 


Friday, September 03, 2021

Dead Show/podcast for 9/3/21

We have a great second set for your Labor Day weekend enjoyment! This one is from the Greek Theater on August 19, 1989. This one certainly goes against the old thought that the band didn't really jam it out at the Greek.. We start with a fine 'China>Rider'.. the transition really catches fire! A wonderful opener, which then leads right into 'Playin' In the Band'.. the jamming here into a long, pretty, 'Uncle John's' is quite exploratory.  Always a delight, this version of 'Uncle John's' is pretty straight-ahead but nicely paced and sung. The transition into Drums>Space is quite well done. Space is quite exploratory and the accounts which I read say that Candace's lights and effects sync'd quite well to create the spaceship effect :) 

The transition into a smoking 'Other One' is on point, including a great Phil bomb. Healy does his effects on Weir's voice but they mostly work here. This is a great Other One! It leads to an explosive finish! 

In the ballad slot, Jerry brings out August West.. enough said.. they fly away beautifully. 

They close the set with a spirited 'Not Fade Away', then return for a rare 'Foolish Heart' encore. Not a throwaway :)


Grateful Dead
Greek Theater - University of California
Berkeley, CA 8/19/89 - Saturday    

China Cat Sunflower [6:32] >
I Know You Rider [5:58] ;
Playing In The Band [7:29] >
Uncle John's Band [13:00] >
Drums [7:12] >
Space [9:53] >
The Other One [8:24] (1) >
Wharf Rat [8:58] >
Not Fade Away [9:07]


Foolish Heart [8:34]  

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I hope you have a safe and sensational Labor Day weekend!

Thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod. 


"Most of the cats that you meet on the street speak of true love 

Most of the time, they're sittin' and cryin' at home

One of these days they know they better be goin'
Out of the door and down to the street all alone"


Friday, August 27, 2021

Dead Show/podcast for 8/27/21

This week I came across a fun show from August 19, 1989 at the Greek Theater in Berkeley California.

The opener is so much fun -when you listen you just know you're in for a treat. A great 'Jack Straw' follows, played just at the right tempo :) 

Brent follows with 'We Can Run' - and its hard not to reflect on how little has changed.. 'Tennessee Jed' is always a good time, and Jerry really rips it up. Bobby belts out 'It's All Over Now' and then a great version of 'Loser' follows. I enjoy Weir's reading of Dylan next, and they end the set with a crowd favorite as Phil, breaks out 'Box of Rain'. 


Grateful Dead
Greek Theatre - University of California
Berkeley, CA 8/19/89 - Saturday    


Let the Good Times Roll [3:48] ;
Jack Straw [4:59] ;
We Can Run [5:09] ;
Tennessee Jed [7:46] ;
It's All Over Now [7:19] ;
Loser [7:13] %
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [8:44] ;
Box Of Rain [4:31]  

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Be well and take care my friends.. 

 "Summer flies and August dies.... "

Friday, August 20, 2021

Dead Show/podcast for 8/20/21


This week's second set from Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City NJ, is one of the best of that year, in my opinion. It starts out with a smokin' Help>Slip>Frank, the Slipknot here is particularly great. A wonderful summertime 'Dancing In the Street' follows, then 'The Wheel', and 'Samson'.. again Phil is way up in the mix and I only wish I could hear him so well more often.. 'Roses' follows, with the '76 tempo.. personally I wish Donna was a bit farther up in the mix here. 

The rest of the set is classic Dead, starting off with a rockin' 'Not Fade Away' into Drums, then a wonderful, exploratory jam leading into the 'Other One'. This one knocks my socks off. Ship of Fools and Sugar Mag close the set with a Johnny B. Goode encore. 

Grateful Dead
Roosevelt Stadium
Jersey City, NJ 8/4/76 - Wednesday


Help On The Way [6:20] >
Slipknot! [10:21] >
Franklin's Tower [11:57] >
Dancing In The Street [14#:01] >
The Wheel [5:57] >
Samson And Delilah [6:50];[0:10] %
It Must Have Been The Roses [6:59]%[1:20] ;
Not Fade Away [6:40] >
Drums [3:48] >
The Other One Jam [5:43] >
Space Jam [5:#50] >
The Other One [5:03] >
Ship Of Fools [7:49] ;
Sugar Magnolia [11:21] (1)
Johnny B. Goode [2:13#] 

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Be safe, and be well. 

Love is real not fade away. 

Friday, August 13, 2021

Dead Show/podcast for 8/13/21

This week the Deadpod stays right in Jersey City, for this wonderful show from August of 1976. This show too, took place at Roosevelt Stadium on August 4, 1976. 

We start out with a long, dreamy 'Sugaree' - clocking in at over 14 minutes. Jerry is in good voice at this show, and you will notice that Phil is quite up front in this recording as well. These songs are all played at the slower pace characteristic of 1976, but I find the recording as well as the ensemble work quite pleasing. 

Other highlights for me include a lovely 'Row Jimmy' and a sweet 'Looks like Rain', Donna's voice here is quite lovely and compliments Bobby so well. 'Loser' is a personal favorite, always.  A rockin' 'Music Never Stops' is followed by a great version of 'Scarlet Begonias'. This version, not yet coupled with 'Fire on the Mountain', displays some unique twists in this almost 15 minute version.


Grateful Dead
Roosevelt Stadium
Jersey City, NJ 8/4/76 - Wednesday

Sugaree [14:12]
New Minglewood Blues [6:00]
Row Jimmy [11:34]
Big River [5:50]
Loser [9:44    ]
Looks Like Rain [7:30]
They Love Each Other [6:59]
The Music Never Stopped [6:25]
Scarlet Begonias [14:59] 

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Be well, be safe.. and as always my thanks for making the Deadpod possible..