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
vault@dead.net

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more '88

Bring on Oxford, Me baby. Great tapes. Some of my favorite Aud's from back in the day. Never heard the Buckeye Lake. Jerry: "We don't let just anybody sit in on accordion" fuh-ny. I miss Jerry.

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all together now

Everybody take a deep breath in and on the out breath: Oy vey!

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Love it all...

Glad that any year during some 30 years to choose gets me my fix, especially when I don't have very many 80's shows. Dp #21 I really dig a lot, has a really good Lost Sailor> Drums>Space>Saint of Circumstance. Its the only live Sailor>Saint I have so if you could find another good selection of these songs would love to hear it on the section. To hear such a late Cryptical Envelopment is a real treat today! And the set from 88 is really good stuff too, always loved when Bruce played with the band-SUGAREE-yesyesyes my favorite Jerry song. Thanks David for the tunes...

Been playing all Jerry/Dead stuff this week (which isn't much different than any other week)with a sprinkle of Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Lee Lewis LAST MAN STANDING and NIN on the side. For my Jerry Week starters have included this last road trip with the acoustic/electric stuff soooo good, plus Rockin' the Rein, RT 1:2 from 77 with some super jams that include a really good Help>Slip>Franklin's love that threesome jammed out. DP #5 with a really firey rocking 1st set and the trippy second set Uncle John's>everything>Uncle John's to wrap it up so tripadelic. And finally some Pure Jerry 8 acoustic stuff from 86 sounds so fine. The Lunt Fontanne where there is holding nothing back with fun acoustic and electric sets that feature many cover songs that Jerry always made seem like his own, Van "The Man's" Crazy Love encore, its all gold! If I have time Grateful Dead movie for sure.

Jerry Garcia and Grateful Dead Forever..

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80's...interesting time

Beiing how I do prefer 70's dead, but the 80's has it's own whatever you wanna call it. But...Where's Phil? As usual he's not in the mix!

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Buckeye '88

This was the only Grateful Dead concert I went to without having tickets prior. The were still available at the box office. When my buddy and I arrived to park, the lot attendants put us smack dab in the middle of what would turn into the main vending thoroufare aka Shakedown Street. Needless to say, we pulled an all-nighter at this show. What a blast. Massive crowd, majorly hot and humid. 1988 is one of my personal favorite years and it's nice to see something here for a change. I wouldn't be opposed to a Road Trips release of this show, Oxford Plains, Spectrum, Laguna Seca ect......

Great Picks this week.

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I just saw next week is also 80's, lets go into a 70's jam for a bit .....Pls

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80's again

NO bitching here, but can we move outta the 80's groove yet?????

No major spot light on Jerry & BD yesterday???

TY...

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6/25/88 Hebron OH

Grate to see this jewel in the Vault, as LMA has only an audience. Geez it was a hot humid day, but Hornsby and the Range followed by the Dead was very entertaining. Brent-heads will like the Blow Away in the 2nd set..

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