Grateful Dead

July 12 - July 18, 2010

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Greetings, and welcome back. This week we have music from the 1980s, and a taste of 1974.

You may recall last week we played you the end of 7/31/88 at Laguna Seca. This week we have the second set opening sequence, consisting of Hell In A Bucket > Foolish Heart > Man Smart, Woman Smarter > Terrapin Station > I Will Take You Home. This last tune, Brent's lullaby to his daughters, was very new at the time, and had not yet found it's permanent home in the post-Space slot.

Next up we have the Big Jam from 7/25/74 in Chicago, made up of Dark Star>Stella, Johnny B. Goode, UJB>US Blues, OMSN, Ship of Fools, with this last song being the encore, a very rare Ship encore. Also note the Slipknot jam in Dark Star, one of the earliest. This show was part of the Wall Of Sound tour, and was the final US tour featuring the Wall Of Sound.

Finally this week, from 7/22/84 at Ventura County Fairground, we have the show-closing sequence of Morning Dew>Throwing Stones>Not Fade Away, Midnight Hour>Brokedown Palace, with these last two being the encore. I never got the chance to see the GD at Ventura, but for a terrific account of a Ventura show, check out Blair Jackson's The Music Never Stopped book, which has an account of seeing the GD at Ventura '82.

We hope to see you here next week, and we look forward to your emails at the address below. Please make your email subject “Grateful Dead” so that we're sure to get it. Thanks!

David Lemieux


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Benny Jakes's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
"Unable to dance I'll crawl!!"

I was thinking of the 84 Ventura run.......

There's something crawling around up in the attic!!

Joined: Aug 31 2009
wandering the land...

i see it Benny :)
it's yours
got it

Benny Jakes's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
Come to think...

I remember a near perfect Stella Blue from that run? or earlier.

Perhaps I'll shadow box the apocalypse for a bit.

Benny Jakes's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007

I laid in a spontaneous quote when I set up my account. I do love my beer.
Thought it would make somebody wonder: " what?"--- just that. So I gotta say... with all
respect. "Vy do juuu vunder?"

s that my glass? Can you see it? Understand me?

shwack's picture
Joined: Apr 12 2008

Hey Man,
Some fine music in the Summer of '84.
I am sure this was said of Summer '85 last week?
Go back to TS week of July 2-July 8 2007 for that Scarlet>Touch>Fire
at Starlight7/3/84(we all came away with a rich,lovely bass image on our Aud. masters that night!) as well as some Alpine Valley highlights 7/6/84
I gotta tell ya, like a pot hole in a cool river,this TS is a great place to
hang out...
Merci Beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux

shwack in nh

p.s. Diggin' the wall of sound reminder from '74 too

Joined: Jun 11 2007
Ventura 84 Dew

Tell us more aaron!

uncjhn's picture
Joined: Dec 5 2007
Almost there

I was not at the Ventura shows in 1984. I was however at 15 consecutive shows that summer from Red rocks in mid June thru Alpine Valley in Early July. Missed the 7/13 Dark Star(the very next show!). Been to Ventura fairgrounds for two runs in the late 80's. This 84 piece sounds real nice.Thanks David for all the great music.
Had a blast in Ottawa last week.

aaron's picture
Joined: Jun 12 2007
dew me

I was fortunate to be at the ventura shows in 1984. This sequence stands out as some of the very best of that year's summer tour! The space>Dew is mindbending!

Joined: Jan 13 2010
Benny Jakes...

what is up with the glass thing?

Joined: Jan 13 2010
today is the anniversary...

of 7/13/84!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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