30 Days of Dead November 22
I was at that show - it was amazing. The "Beautiful Jam" of Dark Star going into Wharf Rat was also played on that night. An interstellar night!! Didn't know it was also the very first appearance of "Bertha."
Nice way to kick it. In. ..Peace out We go with one
"Test Me TEST Me TEST ME!" is how I found the correct version in the hinted year. Classic Show! Listen to the "Chandelier Incident" for stage banter "Welcome to Lucky Lager Dance Time," which refers to a well-loved popular radio music show. Happy Thanksgiving!
I remember getting this live show on cassette and listening to it Lord until the sun goes down... I had to move, really had to move, to digital downloads. But I kind of miss all my tapes.... Thanks so much for the 30 Days. It makes November fly by. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
Their clue is actually useful this time around! haha
Would've got this first try either way.
Glad to be back. I had to take a few weeks off due to a family emergency. I love 30 Days!! Thanks for making it a fun distraction everyone!
Thanks! Enjoyed that one.
Another Great start to the day. The cymbals and feedback are a Dead giveaway! Raw deal for M from Lennie! Saw 3 Shows before this point in time, and great memories! The Band had such energy in these early years!
Seeing as we will be most likely getting an Estimated Prophet (been in every year but one), would be nice to sneak in Eyes, Cold Rain & Snow, Althea, and/or Wharf Rat. But am thankful for anything you have planned for us!
Wow - that was fun!
What a treat to hear them play with such joy and abandon. Never one of my favorite songs, this version had me on my feet and dancing.
Before my time, but so what? Thank you, thank you, thank you!
...it should be noted that Ned Lagin sits in on clavichord and Farfisa organ throughout portions of this concert...
Early Thanksgiving treat from Dave with this show. Thank You!
Thankful for this whole ride!
So glad I found this one. They did some wild covers at this show. The feedback at the beginning is a dead giveaway. And it's the only version I've heard where they don't repeat "Anymore" over & over at the end. Very cool. I'm enjoying the CDs I'm burning from this year's picks from Dave. Even the Candyman that sounds like it came from the back of a cereal box. LOL. I did find a better version from a soundboard, but that's alright. I'll laugh out loud every time I hear this underwater version. :P
"Even the Candyman that sounds like it came from the back of a cereal box. "
Dude, that is the most righteous reference ever! I loved getting those back in the late 60s and 70s. I still have one of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, but it is bent and scratched and completely unplayable. Again, awesome reference!
Thanks! I wish I would have saved some of those records from cereal boxes back then. That was more fun than a toy inside. LOL. I got the show right, but I was wrong about them doing covers. I didn't realize they had an opening act until I listened to those tunes on the archives. I'm learning a lot by doing this every day.
Anymore, Anymore, Anymore............................
Love it! Love It, LOVE IT yes more more more.
OK so my passion for Information Technology may be a strange thing to share on a Grateful Dead board but so what, i just love IT.
a Feedback tree! When that's fixed it's petal to the mettle the rest of the way.
For entertaining reading on Bertha's origins, check out:
(enter "Bertha" in "Find references" text box).
Or don't. And just enjoy the rest of this amazing show as I'm doing now.
Thanks for another great choice.
Is he going to fix Candyman, or offer a better D/L of the version??!!??
It's unlistenable & nauseating....maybe they should let that CM dude handle the 1980s, and DL can just be the 70s guy as usual ; )
Picked up a hitch hiker back in the day. He was in need of moving. Turned out he was among those in the know in an off-grid cabin in Northern California, and asked me to listen to about 70 tapes that he had transferred from Reel to reel to Beta to DAT to catalog the tape flips, drop outs, digital noises, etc., and thus I was suddenly sitting with a treasure chest of sound boards, now known as Betty Boards. This Bertha was from one of the first of those I went through. I'm glad that these finally made it back into the vault, as this allowed the release of the Early May '77 run, sourced from the Betty Boards, transfered by Plangent Processes and mastered in HDCD by Jeffrey Norman. I later met a gal whose uncle owned and ran this venue back in the day. She grew up there, and went to many a show by various artists, her favorite being Janis Joplin in 1970. It resides in what would be considered a city, but in it's time it was known as a rough town. In this version, it sounds like Pig wanted to sing the next song, but Phil had something almost as good as driving a train in mind.
8 times so far we r in the 90's
love keeping track of all the little 30 day trivia on my spreadsheet...and the multiple year spreadsheet given to me.
Happy Be Grateful Day to all of you, enjoy whatever you do, and thanks Dave .....again.
no hints (right or wrong) as i am just getting started (east coast)
Some of the best sounding & best performed material in the vault. Hearing the complete run on quality cassettes was a great moment in collecting/listening history for me. Everyone is on point. Rhythm is great!
Later Mickey. See you again at Winterland in a few.
According to my crib sheet, David's not offered a Bertha since the 30 Days of November contest began in 2010. Skull & Roses release: I sure did spin the vinyl, stick in the 8 track, then play the cds ever since first hearing the tunes in the fall of 1971.
Once I heard Bertha off Skull & Roses I was hooked for good and never looked back.
No sinking feeling today - I knew this one just from the hints, and that blistering Peanut tone :)
Yeah, we're ready.
Didn't test me -- but thank you for the 30 days.
Well that's a first for me! Extra rare considering they played 50+ versions this aforementioned year alone. I like how this version differs a lot from the Berthas to come. They are playing here with such zest, gusto, and confidence. Great choice for today!
How many of us LOVE this show!
This whole show belongs in every collection for many reasons. Should get an official release.
I knew this immediately as it is from my favorite year. I am a true fan of this show, so much so that the gorgeous piece of music already mentioned by a couple of people is my ringtone-thanks to DL for making my day!
*Hand firmly raised*
What comes later on in the show is simply beautiful.
Yeah. I'd love to know whether it was literally made up on the spot or not! Not that it really matters. Beautiful.
When Bobby keeled over.
Had several lucky lagers in the 'new' bar afterwards
Have to agree with hornsby, I'd be overjoyed to go digging for an Althea
bring on the berthas, cassidys, altheas, terrapins, eyeses, and is a peggy-o allowed, maybe not. to name a few. or whatever, you decide. we're running out of time.
How exciting it must have been to hear this show... and yet, it was a bit sad...
Yep! Absolutely hart breaking....”a knife in the back, and more of the same.”
Today’s selection is awesome...what a blast, to have been at this run of shows...six bust-outs, scientific experiments...could have been a real skull f*ck!
a killer show with some weight. i highly recommend a listen through the rest of the show