Grateful Dead

April 21 - April 27, 2014

Tapers Section By David LemieuxWelcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll hear some music from 1972, 1983 and 1987.

Our first selection is from one of the most highly-regarded shows from one of the Grateful Dead's best years, the big jam sequence from 10/18/72 in St. Louis. This majestic sequence features Playing In The Band>Drums>Dark Star>Morning Dew>Playing In The Band, one of the coolest and biggest split Playings from the early days.

Next up is music from the San Francisco Civic Auditorium on the always great night-before-New Year's on 12/30/83, where we have this very good sequence of Shakedown Street, Man Smart Woman Smarter, Terrapin Station.

Finally this week we have the start of the first set from the final night of a three night run at the Capital Center in Landover, MD on 9/13/87, featuring Iko Iko , Little Red Rooster, Brown Eyed Women, Fever , Stagger Lee , When I Paint My Masterpiece. This is the only Grateful Dead performance of Fever.

Be sure to join us here next week for more tunes from the vault.

David Lemieux


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Albrecht's picture
Joined: Jun 7 2007
When Phil is on...

That bassolo from S:t Louis 10/18/72 is just fantastic. I´d just love to have a compilation of bassolos from Phil...some are way-out freaky, some swing. Love how unprecitive they are!

Fred_Schwartz's picture
Joined: Nov 17 2012

I would be all over that show if it was released. The best part about 87 was how much fun Jerry was having after what happened the year before, and the rest of the band was right there with him. How about making some of this available for HQ download rather than all that silly limited edition stuff?

Joined: Feb 10 2008
Right on Man. RIGHT ON!!!

Right on Man. RIGHT ON!!!

Darkstar1965's picture
Joined: Apr 25 2014
Capitol Center - Landover, MD. Fall '87

The Cap Center was my main "home" venue back in the day & we were treated to a number of awesome breakouts and returns of classic songs from the Dead's vast repetoir. "FEVER" was a trip! I remember the run of shows as some of the best of the year & the band always seemed to bring it when playing in or around D.C. !!!! Cheers !!!! Also, on the subject of boxed-set releases, howzabout ANCHORAGE, ALASKA !?!?!? or perhaps an ALPINE VALLEY retrospective, maybe a festival retrospective to include Woodstock, Watkins Glen, etc...or may be "Festival Express Box....either way it doesn't manner, I love all eras of the Grateful Dead & look forward to every new release. By the way, the Euro '72 box KILLS, the Spring '77 box KILLS, and the Spring '90 box KILLS...nothing they've released thusfar has been less than stellar!

fourwindsblow's picture
Joined: Oct 13 2008
Howdy Folks!

How's about an '87 box-set. Thank You kindly.

zepthompson's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010
majestic sequence

majestic sequence

majestic sequence

Charbroiled's picture
Joined: Jun 19 2007
Cap Center

This Sunday night show in Maryland was a nice start to a 6 show run for me, went with 2 of my brothers and headed off Monday morning for a Fabulous 5 nights at MSG.

Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart!!!!!

Hung out with Harry P and some bikers at an after party in NYC after the Friday night show and enjoyed the Hawaiian Islands best till all hours of the morning. Till the morning comes for sure.

Joined: Apr 10 2008
this is unreal!

The 10/72 sequence is incredible. They just keep going... especially the Phil solo into a jam with Jerry that takes them into that part of Dark Star, is it called 'Feeling Groovy Jam'?

I know a lot of us have spoken about Fall 72, but I am new to the era myself and looking forward to other shows with monster jams like this. Maybe brew another cup of coffee and settle in...

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
I would be really happy

to see a Greek box set because finally, shows I was at! But I don't know the underlying realities. Or, for that matter, the underlying realities for Anchorage, which was before my time but one of the all-time greats.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
i don't think there would be a backlash to 80s box

My solution:


I think Spring 90 sold out
Warlocks sold out

80s box might not sell as fast as DaP10, but i believe it would be welcomed by many.

we are children of the 80s, look how we've grown (or not).

4/6/71 sounded very good yesterday and today. I still get to hear Sugar Magnolia through the rest of the show on the way home.

whichever way your pleasure tends, keep releasing GD. My wallet complains, but i don't.


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