Submission for: 11/30/2010 from crippledbutfree
I haven't made it past Morning Dew yet, but I am glad to have come into the world on 5/24/69...a good day to have been born, to be sure.
Great revival - quite recent too . Im pretty excited to hear McReynolds music ( Jerrys and Bob Hunter s } . As few can play it just right .....
* On the other hand , excellent broadcast pick on your Weekly show on KPFA as you re showcasing Oct 10 ,1982 . A great piece of 1982 Dead . The band ( equipment wise } was giog through some good upgrades and additions at that time . Phil was about to ( 1983 } start using Geoff Gould s Modulus graphite basses .. The bass guitars that Lesh played in the early 80 s sounded awesome - at least - in the mixes . And on audience tapes
** I think Brent was probably one of the most intriguing developments and progressions , equipment wise . Ive seen anyrock or music preformer do . The awesome keyboards he played in the early , mid and late 80 s . The sounds that he would produce out of them ... I doubt many rock keyboardists in the 80s sounded like that guy . I find a uninqueness to Pigpen , Keith , Brent and then Vince . That makes me listen to different periods and hear the best out of these players ( theres so much to check out . -
For example , lets be objective for a bit . In 1995 , Jerry was pouring his heart and soul out in many performances , and in others he was quite absent . But ( as i remember hearing at home lately } , on July 6 in Maryland heights MO , Vince on Eyes of the World played some sensational licks ( That show , the 2nd set eclipses the 1st in potency } . 94 , 93 and back to 90 featured some great stuff from Welnick He s extremely missed .
When we objectively analyze all periods ( and years } , of the band s music we see what REALLY Happened . Instead of dismising entire runs , tours etc as ' slow , unpopular etc ' . Lets read up on those eras . And see what really happened ; all this with the adecuate Albums and tapes on hand . Thie band music should keep being analyzed by Lemiux and Co . with a bit more passion perhaps . Hes doing a great job at selecting music . But lets go a bit further . lets REALLY see what was on and not
*** When we read up on 95 for example we see th bands output as some of the lowest in potency . But whenever these 6 musicians would get together something ' Special ' would happen . Being a real fan of jerry means finding value in his great playing .
I think his real quality STILL is not valued and found in the Dead world and organization ; and much of the Dead community world wide . Happy 2011