Friday, September 30, 2022

Dead Show/podcast for 9/30/22

 Fifty years ago today, the Grateful Dead played this free concert in Washington D.C. 

I present the fine second set for your entertainment today. I hope you agree that it is an excellent recording and contains some quite sublime moments. I'll draw your attention to just a few.. the 'He's Gone' is drawn out and heartfelt. I'm also a big fan of Jerry's performance of 'Brokedown Palace' here. 

'The Other One' shows the boys more than willing to take the jam to the stars, Phil in particular is outstanding here. 'Sing Me Back Home' again, Jerry is sublime. I love the 'Uncle John's Band' closer.. while we don't have the encore, I think we have more than enough here to raise our spirits.. 

Grateful Dead
Reeves Field - American University
Washington, DC 9/30/1972 - Saturday    

Two    

Greatest Story Ever Told
He's Gone
Me And My Uncle
Brokedown Palace
Truckin' >
The Other One >
Sing Me Back Home
Sugar Magnolia
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Uncle John's Band 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod093022.mp3

Thank you for listening, I so hope you enjoy! 

 

Friday, September 23, 2022

Dead Show/podcast for 9/23/22

 

This week's Deadpod features a 'free' show that took place on the campus of American University in Washington D.C. on September 30, 1972.

This is a fairly standard '72 setlist, however it is a nice collection of well-played standards and we are fortunate to have such a nice recording (albeit there is a cut in the wonderful 'I Know You Rider'). 

Bob Weir is a bit higher in the mix than usual which results in an interesting listen. He is also in fine voice, hitting some higher notes than he was able to a few years later. Besides the aforementioned China>Rider, which is wonderful, some of the other highlights here are an excellent 'Black Throated Wind', 'Birdsong' (before which you can hear Bobby complaining about the stage heaters), a hot 'Big River', and a jammed out 'Playin' In the Band'. 

 

Grateful Dead
Reeves Field - American University
Washington, DC 9/30/1972 - Saturday    

One    

The Promised Land
Deal
Mexicali Blues
Sugaree
Black Throated Wind
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider
El Paso
Bird Song
Big River
Loser
Playing In The Band
Casey Jones  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod092322.mp3

"Same old friends the wind and rain, Summers fade and roses die,You'll see summer come again, Like a song that's born to soar the sky."

Friday, September 16, 2022

Dead Show/podcast for 9/16/22

Pardon the brevity but as I'm feeling under the weather this intro will have to be even briefer than usual.. 

a find second set from the first night of the legendary Madison Square Garden run of 1990 features an excellent 'Scarlet>Fire' .. I love Phil and Jerry's contributions here, especially on the incendiary jams in Fire.. It's been awhile since I've featured a good 'Terrapin Station' and that's here too, as is a wonderful 'Wharf Rat'. 

All in all an excellent early 90s second set.. I hope you enjoy it. 

 

Grateful Dead
Madison Square Garden
New York , NY 9/14/1990 - Friday

Two     

Scarlet Begonias >
Fire On The Mountain >
Truckin' >
Terrapin Station >
Jam >
Drums >
Space >
The Other One >
Wharf Rat >
Sugar Magnolia
 

Encore     

U.S. Blues 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod091622.mp3

Hope you enjoy it, and I look forward to hearing from you. 

Friday, September 09, 2022

Dead Show/podcast for 9/9/22

This week I'm featuring a show from the famous September 1990 run at Madison Square Garden in NYC, NY. I had thought I'd already played all of this run, but realized I hadn't played this - the first show of the run without Bruce Hornsby. This is a fine show, the band is jazzed to be back at the Garden and I think Jerry is in fine form. 

The opening 'Feel Like a Stranger' is a great choice, and shows the boys are here to play.. a fine 'Sugaree' follows, although I wish Vince would have dialed it down just a bit. The 'Minglewood' that follows is one of the better versions in my opinion. Other highlights here include a fine 'Black Throated Wind' and 'Jack-A-Roe', both of which feature fine vocals from Bob and Jerry, respectively. 

Be sure and also tune in next week for one of the best 'Scarlet>Fire's' of the decade.

Grateful Dead
Madison Square Garden
New York , NY 9/14/1990 - Friday

One    

Feel Like A Stranger
Sugaree
New Minglewood Blues
Ramble On Rose
Black Throated Wind
Jack-A-Roe
Cassidy >
Don't Ease Me In 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod090922.mp3

Thank you for your kind support! 

Friday, September 02, 2022

Dead Show/podcast for 9/2/22

 This Labor Day weekend the Deadpod brings you the 2nd set from the band's performance at the Shoreline Amphitheater on August 18, 1991. There's alot of joy in this set, I think, as the band seems to be enjoying themselves throughout. A fine 'Deal' opens things up - Hornsby is evident here and throughout. The band delivers a topnotch version of 'Samson and Delilah' to follow. A somewhat sloppy 'Mississippi Half-Step' leads into a rather funky 'Feel Like a Stranger'. Out of the Rhythm Devils we get a favorite of mine, 'China Doll', then the band closes with a rocking trifecta of 'Goin' Down the Road', 'Throwin' Stones' and 'Not Fade Away'. 

One of the highlights is the perfectly executed 'Brokedown Palace' encore. 

 

Grateful Dead
Shoreline Amphitheater
Mountain View, CA 8/18/1991 - Sunday

Two    

Deal [8:41]
Samson And Delilah [8:40]
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [8:15]
Feel Like A Stranger [8:20] >
Drums >
Space >
China Doll >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad >
Throwing Stones >
Not Fade Away

Encore    
Brokedown Palace  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod090222.mp3

Have a safe and happy Labor Day!!

thank you for listening and of course for you kind support. 

Friday, August 26, 2022

Dead Show/podcast for 8/26/22

 

 Here's a fun and happy Sunday show on this week's Deadpod - from the Shoreline Amphitheater on August 18, 1991. This first set features a very fine 'Jack-A-Roe' and some great piano work by Bruce Hornsby on 'CC Rider'. Jerry also brings out the Dylan cover 'It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry' which made its appearance this summer. One of the highlights of the set is Bobby seemingly forgetting the words to 'Beat It On Down the Line'...later in that song, Hornsby creates a 'false stop' and you hear the band talking about it before a short reprise :) A great 'Johnny B. Goode' ends the set.. 

 

Grateful Dead
Shoreline Amphitheater
Mountain View, CA 8/18/1991 - Sunday

One
    
Hell In A Bucket  
Jack-A-Roe [5:00]  
C C Rider [5:26] >
It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry [4:25]  
Beat It On Down The Line  
West L.A. Fadeaway  
When I Paint My Masterpiece  
Stagger Lee  
Johnny B. Goode 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod082622.mp3

Hope you enjoy the show, thanks for your kind support.