Grateful Dead

August 13 - August 19, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, as we roll through the dog days of summer with some fine Grateful Dead music spanning six years, 1978-1984.

Our first stop this week is the second set from 9/2/78, the last show before Egypt. This was the first New York City area show by the Grateful Dead since just about exactly a year before, on 9/3/77 at Enlishtown. From this show, we have Estimated Prophet>Eyes Of The World.

Next up is music from the Warfield in 1980 on 10/3/80, the end of the third set. This is drawn from cassette PA master, and features The Wheel>Playing In The Band reprise>Black Peter>Good Lovin', Brokedown Palace.

Lastly, we have a long-traded, and very popular piece of music from 11/2/84 in Berkeley, CA, the pre-Drums portion of the second set of the show: Help On The Way>Slipknot!>Franklin's Tower>Lost Sailor>Saint Of Circumstance>Wharf Rat>Gimme Some Lovin'. This was the first version of Gimme Some Lovin' played by the Dead, and the set also features a rare pre-Drums Wharf Rat.

Be sure to come back next week for more tunes from deep within the vault.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Jun 13 2007

11th Estimated Prophet > Eyes of the World
Since this Taper's Section Started


there anyway this internet song player
could feature a repeat button? So I can
listen to it over without having to restart it.
My listening varies over each time and I
focus on a specific part then something else;
depending on the song. I like to think my
mind is like a soundboard, kinda, xo!
So um yeah---how about a repeat button?
If there is one already, teach me how to
use it, please.

I've wanted to type that for a very long time.

Guess we're all caught up, xo!

Joined: Jun 13 2007

A Friday Night...
finds me at the bit-
of a schedule change.
I believe as said changes
advance an become the norm;
they might decide my time here Posts may be comprised;
but I will still be here silently participating by
my name on the screen, it goes like that.
Most importantly----- ------->
This sacrifice is so wonderful, I can only rejoice.

This was confirmed earlier and the E. Prophet rocks ON

Love is everlasting, if you know it's always there--------(---@
The Doctor is In and the day becomes the night-------(---@

Love and Light To EveryOne
It is Everlasting And
I, I, I, I,
Love You


Joined: Aug 31 2009
'78 Eyes!

This is a new feel to me.. oddly, as i approach all things oddly, i have avoided hearing a lot of '77-78 era material due to it's large popularity ;)
..makes hearing the bits and pieces that find their way to my ears an extra special treat!!
never heard quite that laid back disco Eyes before, and still brimming with the melodic vitality i cherish from those first couple years of Eyes, '73-74.. and something i don't really hear again once the 80's hit, even through the end.
I am loving this groove!!!

Joined: May 8 2009
Lost Sailor/Saint!

Appreciate the feeling your comment evokes! Always had a soft spot in my heart for the Lost Sailor/ Saint. For me in the early-mid 80's, it always managed to convey a real Beat sensibility. Ulysses, The Odyssey, and On The Road all rolled up and it got folks moving on a good night!

Joined: Jun 13 2007


Joined: Jun 13 2007

a price... > > >

freedom doesn't come for free

it's the way it's go to be

two kinds of freedom

drifting and dreaming

there's a place you've never been

you can hear 'em calling


always chasing dreams

drifting and dreaming

maybe going on a dream now

(I love this part!)

This must be Heaven

never find

rain falling down

Here's where the rainbow ends

if this ain't the real thing

it's close enough to pretend

Holes in whats left of my reason

never could read no road map

no time to lose

just don't ever know


I am sure that I can dance





The Grateful Dead


THE GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm gonna go for it

Sure don't know what I'm going for

GO for the GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(kicking ass and taking names! lol.)

I'm gonna go for it for sure!

for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rock ON I'm on to the

Wharf Rat

in which I will sing instead of type

and I will sing my favorite parts louder, xo!

Rock ON Rock ON

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Joined: Nov 19 2008
84 Berkley

All good picks, but the set list on this one is tremendous: all among my favorites, especially Saint >Wharf Rat. Thanks so much for your diligence and discernment.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
all that pre-drums


Joined: Jun 13 2007

You Day-maker, xo!

Someone pinch me...
I must be dreaming, xo!

The best lovingkindness for
the week ahead ya'll, xo!



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