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 Post subject: Re: Grateful Dead
PostPosted: Mon September 14, 2020 8:28 pm 
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Frost Amphitheater, Stanford, CA 10/9/82

On request from our friends here, I checked this one out and completely worth the effort! In the first set, the band is on fire, powering through many of their classics and songs I hadn’t heard in long enough I nearly forgot about them, like Dupree’s Diamond Blues. A live debut for me in West LA Fadeaway is here too in that first set. But all the same, mainstays like Alabama Getaway, The Music Never Stopped, They Love Each Other, Greatest Story Ever Told, Me and My Uncle, and Deal are all spot on as well.

Set 2 is similarly awesome, though the jams take center stage as per usual. The Throwing Stones > Touch of Grey was a debut for me, and at least I was glad to see it even if hardcore fans live in contempt of that song. The jam Estimated Prophet > Eyes of the World > Drums (best yet!) > Space > Truckin is pretty amazing stuff, and The Other One > Morning Dew even more so. This was a real killer show!

Set 1: Alabama Getaway > Greatest Story Ever Told, They Love Each Other, On the Road Again, Beat It on Down the Line, West LA Fadeaway, Me & My Uncle > Big River, Dupree’s Diamond Blues, The Music Never Stopped > Deal

Set 2: Throwing Stones > Touch of Grey, Estimated Prophet > Eyes of the World > Drums > Space > Truckin’, The Other One > Morning Dew, One More Saturday Night

Encore: US Blues


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So glad that show hit the mark for you! I love those early versions of "Touch of Grey," where you can really hear what a close cousin it is to "Bertha," with that staccato strumming and those accented fourth chords. I hope you continue on to the next night, which is arguably even better, though the whole run is just one beautiful continuous experience.

I like the new Dave's a lot too (4/20/84, with some highlights from 4/19), though Garcia has definitely lost some vocal range by then. 1982 really floors me in that regard -- the singing is just so, so good.


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Kevin Davis wrote:
So glad that show hit the mark for you! I love those early versions of "Touch of Grey," where you can really hear what a close cousin it is to "Bertha," with that staccato strumming and those accented fourth chords. I hope you continue on to the next night, which is arguably even better, though the whole run is just one beautiful continuous experience.

I like the new Dave's a lot too (4/20/84, with some highlights from 4/19), though Garcia has definitely lost some vocal range by then. 1982 really floors me in that regard -- the singing is just so, so good.

Yeah, he sounded great throughout the show. And that set list is near perfect. Thanks for the recommendation.


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Frost Amphitheater, Stanford, CA 10/10/1982

This is another really awesome show! Thanks for the suggestion though mainly due to set list I might have preferred night 1. That being said, this is really similarly another scorcher from them. The opening 6 songs or so are just perfect: All Mew Minglewood Blues, Sugaree, Little Red Rooster (might be the best one yet), Tennessee Jed, Cassidy, and Loser - can’t beat that run! Even Looks Like Rain was impassioned compared to usual here. China/Rider seemed to more often open set 2 so nice to hear it close out the first set.

Set 2 was pretty amazing and they pretty much played uninterrupted the entire time. Crazy Fingers was great to hear. Saint of Circumstance continues to impress me live. This Touch of Grey, you are on the money, is birthed from Bertha. Really loved The Wheel > Throwing Stones, the Sugar Magnolia, and a really fun encore of Satisfaction > It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue. Both of these shows were epic and deserving of the extra time. Thanks again for sharing!

Set 1: All New Minglewood Blues > Sugaree > Little Red Rooster, Tennessee Jed, Cassidy, Loser, Far From Me, Looks Like Rain > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider

Set 2: Playing in the Band > Crazy Fingers > Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance > Touch of Grey > Drums > Space > The Wheel > Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away > Black Peter > Sugar Magnolia

Encore: Satisfaction > It’s All Over Now Baby Blue


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Jerry Garcia - Run For the Roses

The last of the Jerry Garcia solo albums is quite an interesting album. It starts off with two keys focused tracks in Run For the Roses and a cover of I Saw Her Standing There. These feel like they would be perfectly at home in Dead shows or even JGB jammed out. The album takes a quick turn into a sort of loungy blues with Without Love and Midnight Getaway - both excellent tracks. The guitars make their focus on the second half of the album. Leave the Little Girl Alone sees Jerry punching out some reverb, and Valerie features a bit more of the straight forward Jerry playing. Both also good songs. The album closes with Jerry playing a blues jammy cover of Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, always a great cover for him. All in all a very successful album for me.

From here, we’re looking at the current plan of flying quickly with a few shows through the mid-80s with a slow down and deep dive once we are post-coma. But there’s still plenty to go!


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I will say I walked away surprised and elated with 1982. They had a good year - their best for me since probably 78 or 77. I can’t say anything has caught the fire of 70-73 yet but I don’t really expect it. It is amazing how long they were able to consistently play great shows and expand their palate night after night.


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I had to do a lot of unexpected driving yesterday and jammed 10/9. I'm partial to the AUD sources from the Frost because of Rango Keshavan, he pulled some KILLER sounding tapes form that venue (nailing the atmosphere for the Frost IMO). It's another level of total Dork dom but after awhile you start to pick up which tapers you like. His tapes from May 83 at the Greek are some of my favorites.

10/9 is a great, great show.

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liebzz wrote:
I will say I walked away surprised and elated with 1982. They had a good year - their best for me since probably 78 or 77. I can’t say anything has caught the fire of 70-73 yet but I don’t really expect it. It is amazing how long they were able to consistently play great shows and expand their palate night after night.


Wonderful! From what I've heard 1982-84 are underrated years, certainly compared to the received wisdom (that, honestly, I subscribed to myself until very recently) that the Dead were lousy throughout the '80's.


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‘80 and ‘81 were tough - I am hoping that is because it took them a while to learn to play live with Midland.


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Still going. Crazy week but in the midst of set 1 of Dicks Picks Vol. 6. Sound quality compared to other Dicks Picks is sorta mixed but some good stuff in this one thus far. Jerry’s voice sounds strained.

Now in the second set - is there anything more Grateful Dead than an extended survey of Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain > Estimated Prophet > Eyes of the World > Drums > Jam > The Other One > Stella Blue > Sugar Magnolia? I might be here for a while (in the Fire jam).


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Dick’s Picks Vol. 6 - Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT 10/14/83

On the day I turned 5 years old, Trey Anastasio attended his first Grateful Dead concert. Not surprisingly, Trey got to see a pretty good show with an excellent set list. The first set is a sort of wave of songs fitting perfectly against each other and sustaining interest throughout. My first live hearing of Hell in a Bucket was a good one as well as Keep Your Day Job. This also featured a very good Alabama Getaway, They Love Each Other, Althea and a killer Tennessee Jed jam.

Set 2 was basically a microcosmic rendition of the best of late 70s Dead - it also just kept getting better as it went along with mainstay piling on top of mainstay in the set list. I loved that the jam continuously teased The Other One in small doses until they jumped right in and followed with a beautiful Stella Blue.

Set 1: Alabama Getaway > Greatest Story Ever Told, They Love Each Other, Mama Tried > Big River, Althea, C. C. Rider, Tennessee Jed, Hell in a Bucket, Keep Your Day Job

Set 2: Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain > Estimated Prophet > Eyes of the World > Drums > Spinach Jam > The Other One > Stella Blue > Sugar Magnolia

Encore: US Blues


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Bobby and the Midnites - Where the Beat Meets the Street

This is the second album from Bob Weir’s side band. Imagine one of those cheesy 80s karate teen movies - possibly Karate Kid but more think of the derivatives of even that. Then think about what you might here playing the background to get you pumped for the training and fight scenes. That is sort of what this sounds like. In other words, this album is a complete disaster of 80s cheese and cliche. It’s saving grace is it is only 38 minutes long. Easily the worst of any album I have heard through these journies and possibly one of the worst albums I can remember hearing. Yikes. Time to move on to the next album/show to cleanse my soul.


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God bless ya.

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Listening through DP vol. 21 at the moment. I feel much better.


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Dick’s Picks Vol. 21 - Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA 11/1/1985

I promised a faster run through the mid-80s, so here we are smack dab in the middle. On this night, the Dead seemed in pretty good form. Jerry’s guitar sounded great throughout though his voice seems quite rough. Little Red Rooster is once again really strong. Stagger Lee, Brown-Eyed Women, and Jack Straw make appearances which was great. By the close of the first set with Don’t Ease Me In, everything sounds like it’s going in the right direction.

Set 2 jumps around and starts fast with Samson and Delilah but then slows down with High Time (excellent), He’s Gone (okay), Comes a Time (really great here), and Lost Sailor (okay). After an extended Drums/Space they finish out ripping through a solid run of Saint of Curcumstance, Gimme Some Lovin’, She Belongs to Me, Gloria (a real highlight of the show), and Keep Your Day Job.

Bonus here was another Space, a slow but fun Iko Iko, a very solid Morning Dew and Sugar Magnolia from a 1980 show in Rochester.

Set 1: Dancing in the Streets, Cold Rain and Snow, Little Red Rooster, Stagger Lee, Me & My Uncle > Big River, Brown-Eyes Women, Jack Straw, Don’t Ease Me In

Set 2: Samson and Delilah, High Time > He’s Gone > Spoonful > Comes a Time > Lost Sailor > Drums > Space > Saint of Circumstance > Gimme Some Lovin’ > She Belongs to Me > Gloria, Keep Your Day Job

Bonus from Rochester, NY 9/2/80: Space > Iko Iko > Morning Dew > Sugar Magnolia


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Dick’s Picks Vol. 21 - Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA 11/1/1985

I promised a faster run through the mid-80s, so here we are smack dab in the middle. On this night, the Dead seemed in pretty good form. Jerry’s guitar sounded great throughout though his voice seems quite rough. Little Red Rooster is once again really strong. Stagger Lee, Brown-Eyed Women, and Jack Straw make appearances which was great. By the close of the first set with Don’t Ease Me In, everything sounds like it’s going in the right direction.

Set 2 jumps around and starts fast with Samson and Delilah but then slows down with High Time (excellent), He’s Gone (okay), Comes a Time (really great here), and Lost Sailor (okay). After an extended Drums/Space they finish out ripping through a solid run of Saint of Curcumstance, Gimme Some Lovin’, She Belongs to Me, Gloria (a real highlight of the show), and Keep Your Day Job.

Bonus here was another Space, a slow but fun Iko Iko, a very solid Morning Dew and Sugar Magnolia from a 1980 show in Rochester.

Set 1: Dancing in the Streets, Cold Rain and Snow, Little Red Rooster, Stagger Lee, Me & My Uncle > Big River, Brown-Eyes Women, Jack Straw, Don’t Ease Me In

Set 2: Samson and Delilah, High Time > He’s Gone > Spoonful > Comes a Time > Lost Sailor > Drums > Space > Saint of Circumstance > Gimme Some Lovin’ > She Belongs to Me > Gloria, Keep Your Day Job

Bonus from Rochester, NY 9/2/80: Space > Iko Iko > Morning Dew > Sugar Magnolia


I find 1985 imimmensely rewarding and there some real good audience tapes out there. Vocally it can be pretty rough at times, but the guitar is almost always outstanding. The Nassau run from March, Merriweather in June (my fav all time Shakedown), and the Richmond shows are killer. Again, I'll push hard for the audience tapes, they sound much more fullfilling than the offical soundboards.

My half brother was seasoned head and probably spent too much time in Grateful Dead land in the 80s, but the stories he would tell about the 85 shows were pretty rediculous - from the copious amounts of Gooney Bird blotter that year, to his tour buddy going to shows in an 8 foot Gumby costume, to almost losing his mind (litterary) when they OPENED the show with an intense Space jam before dropping right into Wearwolves of London on Halloween.

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That sounds like a whole lot of fun.


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Jerry Garcia & John Kahn - GarciaLive Vol. 14: The Ritz 1/27/86

Jerry’s acoustic guitar, Kahn’s bass, and some great songs. That’s all folks for a short tour in early ‘86. The result works perfectly for Jerry’s voice that’s weathered a bit and weary. These were short shows about 70 minutes each, but they pack so much to enjoy from this stripped down sound. Of note in this show is that the pacing of Friend of the Devil is perfectly in between the frenetic pace of the studio song and the overly drawn out live version that plays out like a ballad. This version is a bit more mid-tempo allowing Jerry and his guitar to both shine without losing any of the beauty of this song. Deep Elem Blues has a wonderful acoustic blues feel. When I Paint My Masterpiece has such a great vibe like it’s arrived just in time. Simple Twist of Fate is stunning. Dire Wolf is perfect in this setting, as is Ripple and Bird Song. This is just great when the mood for this strikes, if you haven’t checked this out already..

Set 1: Deep Elem Blues, Little Sadie, Friend of the Devil, Oh Babe It Ain’t No Lie, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Run for the Roses

Set 2: Dire Wolf, Simple Twist of Fate, Spike Driver Blues, Bird Song, Ripple

Encore: Goodnight Irene


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I've been wanting to buy that LP for awhile now

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super nintendo chalmers wrote:
I've been wanting to buy that LP for awhile now

I think worth it but I really love jumping into the various little projects and finding these gems...oftentimes more so than the band itself.


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