August 16 - August 22, 2010
Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll check out a decade worth of Grateful Dead music, 1982-1992.
We'll first check out some music from the quaint Glens Falls Civic Center on 4/14/82, a town just north of Albany. From that show, we have the end of the second set and encore, featuring The Wheel>Miracle>Bertha>Peter>Playing>JBG, US Blues. This was the same tour during which Bob and Jerry appeared on the then-brand-new Late Night With David Letterman show (which had debuted on 2/1/82), an appearance on which Bobby unleashed the phrase ‚"more fun than a frog in a glass of milk‚" to the world.
Next from the excellent show at Cal Expo in June, 1990, we have the end of the second set from the third and final night of that run on 6/10/90, featuring Gimme Some Lovin' > Standing On The Moon > Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away; The Last Time, including the encore. These shows, the following week at Shoreline and the pair of shows in Eugene two weeks later was a terrific two weeks west coast run of eight shows.
As you might recall, last week played some Albany '92, and this week we have a bit more, the end of the second set from the first of a two night run, on 6/11/92 featuring Space > I Need A Miracle > Wharf Rat > Around And Around; The Mighty Quinn. These were OK shows, on a tour that was consistently inconsistent. That Jerry took some time off to recuperate following this tour came as no surprise. I distinctly recall see a quadruple bill concert that summer in Ottawa, Canada, featuring Michelle Shocked, Joe Cocker, the Neville Bros., and Bob Dylan, and Aaron Neville dedicated several songs that night to ‚"our ailing brother Jerry."
As always, we look forward to seeing you here next week for more great tunes. Thanks for stopping in, and feel free to write to the email address below with questions or comments about the Tapers' Sections, or anything Grateful Dead-related.
the volume is very very low on the CAL EXPO 1990 stream...any help?
Comes a time, and it's usually Monday morningdew Taper's Section! Thanks for the Deadication. Really gets me off to a good start and helps me through the week.
Peace to you David.
round and round