Grateful Dead

December 12- December 18, 2011

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll cover a relatively short period in Grateful Dead history, 1978 to 1986.

Our first stop this week is on 4/22/78 in Nashville, where we have the start of the second set, featuring Lazy Lightning>Supplication, It Must Have Been The Roses, Estimated Prophet>Eyes of the World>Rhythm Devils. This was the tour on which the standard drum duet in the middle of the second set became the huge Rhythm Devils portion of the show. By the next leg of the tour in May, it had become a huge highlight. Check out Dick's Picks 25 for some wild segments.

Next up from 4/19/83 in Orono, ME, we have the bulk of the second, featuring Sugaree>Samson and Delilah, He's Gone>Drums>Space>Spanish Jam>Truckin'>Wharf Rat. This was draw from the Beta PCM digital master recording.

Lastly this week, from 4/19/86 at the Berkeley Community Theatre, we have the entire second set, featuring Crazy Fingers>Playing In The Band>Drums>Space>The Other One>China Doll >Playing In The Band>Sugar Magnolia; The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo). This run had plenty of good, and unique, music played. We'll play some more soon here, we hope.

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

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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great '78 wolf tones

I love supplication, great jammin.' I have a lot of april '78, and it is good stuff. check out 4/24/78, the band is "on." Thanks for the great music!

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Let's hear it for obscurity !

4/19/83 in Orono, ME. ???

AND off a Beta PCM digital master ???

Goodness !

Happy holidays to me !

(((And a great big THANK YOU to you !!!)))

;-)

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orono space

that one had me checking the closets and under the bed
then i wanted some scope for some reason
awesome

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It's Friday Morning at the Midnight Hour.
I am starting the day right before I go to bed.
Feel thanked and not just seven letters.
Good Morning and Good Night, right now!
See you tommorow in the light of today.
It's my lightening too, wooh.
Too much of everything is just enough, thanks.
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It's Friday Morning at the Midnight Hour.
I am starting the day right before I go to bed.
Feel thanked and not just seven letters.
Good Morning and Good Night, right now!
See you tommorow in the light of today.
It's my lightening too, wooh.
Too much of everything is just enough, thanks.
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Not a fan of lazy lightnin...

...but sometimes, you got a seriously mean and nasty supplication after it. So its all good.

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Jaime's 78 comment

Right on! The January/February 78 period, covering the tour of California, the one off in Oregon, and the short tour of the Midwest, is right up there with 1977 in my opinion. Off the top of my head, 1/13, 1/22, and 1/31 are GREAT shows, as are the Dick Pick's excerpts from 2/3 and 2/5, and almost every show from the period is just a notch below. The band definitely takes a step back beginning in April, though there are some gems (4/16 for one).

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Lazy, personal Fave!!

While I couldn't disagree more with the comment about Lazy Lightning, I greatly appreciate how that point was respectfully made and supported... but for my body, dancing to those syncopated rhythms in 7 is about the most exhilarating experience I can have at a live show.. if i'm not playing it...

I love that comparison stoltzfus! -the restaurant and the chocolate bar ^_^

Thanks for some MAJOR tasty treats this week David!!!

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4/19/86 second set is sweet

esp the Playin'

GD86 is full of treats. It IS NOT comparable to GD72 by any stretch of the imagination, but I have heard lots of fun stuff from 86.

4/19
4/21
4/22 (Box > Visions)
3/21
3/31
5/3
5/4
3/27
3/28
and others

GD72 is an entire restaurant of tasty awesomeness. GD86 is a chocolate bar. Sometimes that chocolate tastes mighty fine.

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The last NO DRUMZ show

I was at the last "No Drumz" show was at Providence, 1/18/79.

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