Grateful Dead

August 2 - August 9, 2010

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we once again dip into Grateful Dead music from the 1980s (don't worry, plenty of 60s, 70s and 90s will be heard in the future!).

We don't play too much 1984 Dead here, so this week we'll start out with the beginning of the first set of 6/29/84 at Akron, OH, made up of Bertha > Greatest Story Ever Told ; They Love Each Other ; C.C. Rider ; Bird Song. Please note that the Bird Songs cuts where the master cassette cuts, unfortunately.

After playing you the end of the show last week, we figured we should play the start of the second set (we did mention it last week, after all) from 6/30/85 at Merriweather, made up of Shakedown Street>Samson and Delilah, Gimme Some Lovin'>He's Gone>Cryptical Envelopment. It seems appropriate that those last two tracks would land here at the Tapers' Section this week.

Finally this week, like our first selections this week, is music from a year we don't tap too much here, 1988. From 6/25/88 at Buckeye Lake in Hebrom (near Columbus) OH, we have the entire first set, featuring Feel Like A Stranger >Franklin's Tower; Box Of Rain; Sugaree; Stuck In Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again; West L.A. Fadeaway ;Cassidy; Deal. The 3rd and 4th tracks here feature none other than Bruce Hornsby on accordion, the first instance of this future member of the Grateful Dead sitting in with the band. We've been digging out some of the rarer 1988 GD shows, and next week we'll have a little more the summer tour of 1988 that you've likely never heard.

Thanks for joining us, and we'll look forward to seeing you next week. As always, we encourage you to write to us at the email address below with any Grateful Dead questions.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Jun 13 2007
Sweet Deal! Jerry's right there...

Blairing --- from my computer!
...You and me got to spend sometime...
Hanging out for Jerry Week!
Most certainly spending sometime and thinking of
all ya deadnet-er's too. Hope everyone is good this week!
Being able to to remember is a sweet thing when
I think of how sweet it is...
Thanks for all this grate music, it's Saturday Night!
(Crackle like a thunder cloud...) (Waaaoowwww!)
Hope your week is just like a show in your hearts.
In love and light for Jerry and Y^all,

Joined: Jun 4 2007

I have to admit that I've never experienced that particular Memphis Blues 'mishear', but the fact you do may be a little TMI for me.

Joined: Jan 13 2010

I had a dream the other night that I was at a GD show...but no one else was there.


Joined: Jan 13 2010
6/30/85 is proof that summer 85 should be Road Tripped


Lots to choose from, powers-that-be.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
"deep inside my hard-on"

sorry, misheard lyrics aren't always pretty.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
an 88 second set to play here is 6/23/88.

I have always loved that show. In fact, I'll go get the tape of it right now.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
Anyone else out there REALLY like DP 35?

Empty Pages is sweet GD. too bad it got played only a few times.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
the accordian...make it stop!


texas medicine
railroad gin

Joined: Jan 13 2010
another 88 first set? ANOTHER ONE?

The GD did play second sets that year, ya know.

Sorry, but a lot of 88 first sets are snooze fests.

you're doing this just to bug me, right?

God bless the GD.

Joined: Nov 21 2009
80's Bliss

Many thanks for this week's tasty tunes! Spend most of my time between 71 and 79, but love being reminded of all the strange and wonderful musical travels the boys were on during the 1980's. Thanks again for keeping the music playing! Be well all and take care!


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