• April 8, 2013
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    April 8 - April 14, 2013

    Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have tunes from 1970, 1973 and 1989, all from the West Coast and beyond…

    Our first selection this week is the last-ever Grateful Dead show in Hawaii. After the two excellent shows in Honolulu in January, 1970, the Dead returned just before the Festival Express tour for a couple of nights in Oahu, including this show on 6/13/70. These shows were a little rough around the edges, but also included some excellent music. From this final Hawaii show, we have Me and My Uncle, Good Lovin', China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider.

    Next we have music from the final night of a three night at the Universal Amphitheatre in LA, on 7/1/73, featuring Truckin'>Drums>The Other One>Wharf Rat>Me and Bobby McGee. The Grateful Dead didn't really tour between early April and September, 1973, instead playing a series of one-off shows, or shorter runs, around the country, but most of the shows they did play were excellent, including this typically hot 1973 sequence.

    After the magnificent Summer Tour of 1989, the Dead headed back to the West Coast for six shows: three in Sacramento and three at the Greek. These latter shows would be the Dead's final shows at the Greek in Berkeley, but they would continue to play at Cal Expo for a few years. I followed the summer tour, and after the great 7/19/89 show at Alpine, I didn't feel like going home, so I got in my car and drove west to see the Cal Expo shows. And was I glad I did! They were not only great shows, but Cal Expo was by far the mellowest place I'd ever seen the Dead. Maybe 10 or 12,000 people in a small outdoor venue with plenty of grass and bleachers. Great sound, too. From the first show on 8/4/89, we have Bertha>Greatest Story Ever Told, Althea, Mama Tried>Mexicali Blues, Never Trust A Woman.

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

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Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have tunes from 1970, 1973 and 1989, all from the West Coast and beyond…

Our first selection this week is the last-ever Grateful Dead show in Hawaii. After the two excellent shows in Honolulu in January, 1970, the Dead returned just before the Festival Express tour for a couple of nights in Oahu, including this show on 6/13/70. These shows were a little rough around the edges, but also included some excellent music. From this final Hawaii show, we have Me and My Uncle, Good Lovin', China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider.

Next we have music from the final night of a three night at the Universal Amphitheatre in LA, on 7/1/73, featuring Truckin'>Drums>The Other One>Wharf Rat>Me and Bobby McGee. The Grateful Dead didn't really tour between early April and September, 1973, instead playing a series of one-off shows, or shorter runs, around the country, but most of the shows they did play were excellent, including this typically hot 1973 sequence.

After the magnificent Summer Tour of 1989, the Dead headed back to the West Coast for six shows: three in Sacramento and three at the Greek. These latter shows would be the Dead's final shows at the Greek in Berkeley, but they would continue to play at Cal Expo for a few years. I followed the summer tour, and after the great 7/19/89 show at Alpine, I didn't feel like going home, so I got in my car and drove west to see the Cal Expo shows. And was I glad I did! They were not only great shows, but Cal Expo was by far the mellowest place I'd ever seen the Dead. Maybe 10 or 12,000 people in a small outdoor venue with plenty of grass and bleachers. Great sound, too. From the first show on 8/4/89, we have Bertha>Greatest Story Ever Told, Althea, Mama Tried>Mexicali Blues, Never Trust A Woman.

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

David Lemieux
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1989- The 3 August shows at Cal Expo, 3 Shoreline Shows at the end of September- Plenty of great music there. When, and if there's another Box from Late-Era Brent, I vote for Summer of 1989. Of course, an Alpine 89 Box would be great. 8/6/89, 9/29/89, 8/19/89- some of the best from this apex, and unreleased. Next year Wall of Sound Box for 40 year anniversary. 7/1/73- Uncirculated- unheard- a huge break-out here on the Taper's Section- Thanks! Surely doesn't need to be pointed out, the Release gap of 1973- from 2/28 to 10/19, Dick's Picks 28 and 19, respectively.
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i have this on a cassette somewhere...I always liked it. Now i can hear it here (hear hear). AND there is some GD70, as well. :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) now i wanna be your miracle
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Many consider 73 THE year. I can't go that far but I can almost always here a "Nobody's Fault" or at least jam coming after the Truckin' that year. Not much of a tease here, though.
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June 29, 1973, the first night of the Universal Amphitheatre run, was my first show - and I had no idea.... My roommate bought us tickets, first row or very near, but behind Keith's back. We danced around for most of the show and somewhere in the middle of the second set wound up sitting on the stage leaning back against the piano. I vaguely recall getting chased away once but sat back down and was left alone. I was a barely 19-year old Marine, and that night my musical tastes took a pretty sizable leap.
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@ Cal Expo, plenty of grass ? Yeah. Just like the man said. And bleachers, too. {Bleachers...89'.... Hmmm. It's not coming to me immediately, but I KNOW "bleachers" must be code for...something. Something good = ) } Then again, could just be a nice description of a venue with plenty of open space, with a generous amount of General Admission for the "General Public" to enjoy :0"If you get confused, listen to the music play..."
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code for 'seats'. In case ya don't wanna stand on the 'grass'! haha
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sounds so tinny. Brent tickling the keys didididididididididididid drums slapslap If I had attended, i probably would have loved it. listening to it now I CRAVE some low end guts. just me... if it makes you feel better, I REAALLY wanted to go to these shows. However, i had to go to my wife's cousin's wedding in Missoula Montana. So i missed them. They divorced several years and children later. BUT I got a trip to Glacier National Park out of the deal. It's all good, baby. i did make it to Cal Expo in 90. :))))
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Hey Man, Digging the '73 clip These short drum solo's by Bill from this period are always worth a listen. This one from the Universal Amp '73 is a fine example Cracking with subtle nuance Merci beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux shwack in nh
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    Do Not Skip the Drums...
    Hey Man, Digging the '73 clip These short drum solo's by Bill from this period are always worth a listen. This one from the Universal Amp '73 is a fine example Cracking with subtle nuance Merci beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux shwack in nh
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    5 years 8 months ago
    GD89
    sounds so tinny. Brent tickling the keys didididididididididididid drums slapslap If I had attended, i probably would have loved it. listening to it now I CRAVE some low end guts. just me... if it makes you feel better, I REAALLY wanted to go to these shows. However, i had to go to my wife's cousin's wedding in Missoula Montana. So i missed them. They divorced several years and children later. BUT I got a trip to Glacier National Park out of the deal. It's all good, baby. i did make it to Cal Expo in 90. :))))
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