Grateful Dead

April 7 - April 13, 2014

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll check out some Grateful Dead music from 1973, 1979 and 1987.

Our first stop is on 12/6/73 in Cleveland, when the Dead were heading toward the of one of their best years, 1973, and from the first set of this fine show we have Beat It On Down The Line ; Deal ; El Paso ; Row Jimmy ; Greatest Story Ever Told ; China Cat Sunflower> I Know You Rider ; Around And Around.

Next up is music from Brent's first year in the Grateful Dead, 1979, with the opening of the second set from 12/5/79 in Chicago, the third night of an excellent three night stand. Shakedown Street, Samson And Delilah, Ship Of Fools, He's Gone > The Other One. I'm always a big fan of the pre-Drums Other Ones, and this one delivers.

Lastly this week is the start of the first set from 9/20/87, the final night at Madison Square Garden during their five night return to MSG after four years away. From that show we have Jack Straw> West L.A. Fadeaway, My Brother Esau,; Far From Me , It Must Have Been The Roses, Desolation Row. The Desolation Row gets cut off as that's where the tape flip is on this master cassette, but rest assured the entire song does exist on the master PCM digital recording.

Be sure to join us next week fore more music from the vault.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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Donna?

Where is Donna at the 73 show?

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Ahh, the memories

Thoroughly enjoying the 87, pretty typical of the songs they played that year but enjoyable nonetheless. Saw shows in Hampton and Chicago in the spring, in California in June, and at Alpine later on that summer. And sure enough in typical "only at a Dead show" fashion ran into 2 people that I had met at a campground on Mt. Tam in June among the 40,000+ throng at Alpine. How cool is that?

"The Desolation Row gets cut off as that's where the tape flip is on this master cassette, but rest assured the entire song does exist on the master PCM digital recording" - do I sense a release in the works?

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...although,

.... This Ship 'O Fools is heart felt, yearning,

"Quiet, He's tryin' to think...."

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I'll go with....

1967

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mergers...

Rolling Stone buys out High Times...for two tons of high grade Hawaiian....a proper business transaction

introducing: Rolling Stoner

just thinkin' out Loud

'87 or '67.......opinions are yoost like sphincters....evrybuddy's got one...

respect one another's sphincter.... :))))))))))))))

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Great interview with Phil in new Rolling Stone with JLD on cover

worth checking out

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HOHOHOHEEHEEHEEHAHAHA

The Eggman has it dialed back. A lot.

giggety.

Got a little carried away there...

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We get it stoltzfus you can

We get it stoltzfus you can dial it back a little. You can't compare '69 with '87 the boy's were young in '69 and '87 Rocks Jerry was one year out of a coma and had to learn how to play guitar all over again (thanks Merl) you can't expect the same kind of playin' in the band. HAHAHA

DaP 10 I am ecstatic.

If any man got no sin upon his hand let him cast a stone at me for playin' in the band. HAHAHA

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Okay

I admit I'd like Red Rocks '87. My only Red Rocks shows!

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Hornets' nests are fun to stir up.

8/13/87. McDonald's burger (no cheese). no stellarness, i say, none. (except for the Stella(r) Blue.) HAHAHAHAHAHA

12/12/69: personal chef making a 7 course meal, with 420 varieties of dessert to choose from.

One man's grumpy opinion.

every so often, a McBurger is "the only game in town", and it suffices.

but having a personal chef making up a smorgasbord of yum? Excellent.

Of course I think I'm more right than DL2. But he sure picks some good 'uns.

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