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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Joined: Jan 13 2010
as i recall...

on 7/22/84 jerry never left the stage between NFA and MH; he just stayed put and strummed the NFA riff.

so glad to have been able to be there. it was my last show until 7/19/87 (long story).

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Joined: Jun 4 2007

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

Joined: Nov 21 2007
Thanks for the 7/25/74 show

This was one of the two shows from 1974 along with 6/20/74 the Omni, that no one had at all back in the 80' and early 90's. Always makes it that more enjoyable to listen to. Thanks again

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Slipknot tease!

Lovin' every minute of this week so far! Was waiting, waiting, waiting for that Slipknot tease and when it came it was unmistakable. Garcia noodling the main melody with the rest of the band probably saying to themselves, "hey, this is pretty cool! Let's use this in something!".

Joined: Jun 12 2007
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Joined: Nov 23 2007

Rare ship encore, huh? The Dead were scheduled to play a show in Oshkosh, WI on July 4 that year. When the torch carrying villagers of that town found out, they got a judge to quash it. But not before a few of us in MI had committed ourselves. I hitched from Grand Rapids up to Lake Michigan port Ludington where I caught a ferry across the lake to Manitowok, WI, roughly 40 miles from Oshkosh. Met a girl from Ann Arbor hitching with her 4 year old daughter, also going to the show. At Ludington we met up with 4 folks from Detroit also going to the show. None of us knew each other; it was kind of cool.
But we didn't find out the show was cancelled until we were half way across the lake. Ship of fools on a not so joyous lake. Awww. So, yes, I took note of that song at the Chicago show. It was all good, I guess.

Joined: Jun 11 2007
Ventura 84 Dew

This Dew has one of the greatest of all time Dew refrains - listen to weirs ascending riff right before the final creshendo "guess it doesen't matter" Jerry vocal. Totally out of controll!!!!!!

Great conch space pre dew too...This was the show where the dude was dancing on top of the port o potty.

I have some insane pics from this show - The dirty Jerry chronicles

Here me now, or believe me later.

Great choice dave.....!


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