Grateful Dead

December 19- December 25, 2011

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section. This week we'll cover a six year span in Grateful Dead history, 1983-1989.

Our first stop this week is on 4/12/83 at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Coliseum, current home to the Calder Cup trophy for the AHL champions. From this show, we have the start of the second set, Help On The Way>Slipknot!>Franklin's Tower>Lost Sailor>Saint of Circumstance.

Next up is the entire first set of 4/3/88, a show at which Jerry would completely lose his voice later in the show during Black Peter. From this first night of the Hartford run, we have Promised Land > Greatest Story Ever Told; Althea ; Little Red Rooster ; Cold Rain & Snow; Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again ; Box Of Rain ; Don't Ease Me In.

Lastly this week is music from 4/16/89 in Milwaukee on the excellent Spring Tour of 1989, a tour filled with many great shows. From this show we have the start of the second set, Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain ; Saint Of Circumstance > Truckin' > Drums > Space.

Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you here next week. Have a great holiday season!

David Lemieux
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I love having someone on

I love having someone on board who is thoughtful about this music. (Prof.) What truly drives me crazy is the people who rave about every note ever played. The internet archive comments tend to be full of that. I'm sure it's genuine, but it is at times the result of selective listening, I think. Which brings me to another fallacy - the studio music of the Dead didn't capture their soul. I'm no judge of souls, but today my writing-like-crazy students seemed to like studio versions of Playin' from Ace and The Wheel from Garcia and Row Jimmy Row and Althea. Tomorrow, we'll just do all of Aoxomoxa and then American Beauty and then Workingman's Dead and then Mars Hotel and Blues for Allah and Wake of the Flood. Great stuff. Not the exploratory jamming we know and love, but great songs. And without the option of playing it really loudly, I bypass the live stuff in school, the stuff that my wife calls "my spiritual home" Anyway, I ramble.

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Actually Keith was still

Actually Keith was still alive in May 1979. He died in 1980

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no sure why it is posting more than once....

sorry, I am not THAT hot and bothered to post multiple times! : )

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Hello lamagonzo

Actually, I do like shows after Keith died, like the 79 Broome county show I actually mention in my post! (among others). Why is saying you like X any less argumentative than saying you don't? Is this just a forum for unadulterated fawning? If so, why do we even need it?! I was clearly being self-deprecating, and actually said to each their own. Your "go somewhere else claim" smacks of the fanatical gate-keeper. I also did not say I hate these tracks, simply that I find them depressing, which is making a comparative claim about the bands evolution, one you disagree with, which is fine. I could say that we know from your posts that you love everything, so you might as well stop posting and go somewhere else too I guess. I suggest chilling out, and if listening to todays tracks does that for you, well, listen again!
Peace during this holiday season to all!

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Hello lamagonzo

Actually, I do like shows after Keith died, like the 79 Broome county show I actually mention in my post! (among others). Why is saying you like X any less argumentative than saying you don't? Is this just a forum for unadulterated fawning? If so, why do we even need it?! I was clearly being self-deprecating, and actually said to each their own. Your "go somewhere else claim" smacks of the fanatical gate-keeper. I also did not say I hate these tracks, simply that I find them depressing, which is making a comparative claim about the bands evolution, one you disagree with, which is fine. I could say that we know from your posts that you love everything, so you might as well stop posting and go somewhere else too I guess. I suggest chilling out, and if listening to todays tracks does that for you, well, listen again!
Peace during this holiday season to all!

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Hello lamagonzo

Actually, I do like shows after Keith died, like the 79 Broome county show I actually mention in my post! (among others). Why is saying you like X any less argumentative than saying you don't? Is this just a forum for unadulterated fawning? If so, why do we even need it?! I was clearly being self-deprecating, and actually said to each their own. Your "go somewhere else claim" smacks of the fanatical gate-keeper. I also did not say I hate these tracks, simply that I find them depressing, which is making a comparative claim about the bands evolution, one you disagree with, which is fine. I could say that we know from your posts that you love everything, so you might as well stop posting and go somewhere else too I guess. I suggest chilling out, and if listening to todays tracks does that for you, well, listen again!
Peace during this holiday season to all!

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Hey prof

we all know you hate anything done by the Greateful Dead after Keith died. We get it. You don't have to keep saying it. Hey man, if you just want to start arguments want don't you go someplace else?

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sure is fine. band is on and has that extra little something in their playin

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a little more

Yea, it is funny, I was listening this am to 6/9/76, and had listened to 5/9/79, the previous Broome County show (which I had a blast at, and wanted to remind myself of, quite a build-up in the Truckin', and again, it is the contrast that hits me hard, but hey, any music that takes ya to your special place does the trick, the late stuff just does not get ME there!

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Hey Man,
Nice to hear the Broome County '83 sequence after last week's
Orono, Me. April '83 2nd set piece.
Guess we're stuck in the 80's for the week.
That's cool.
Prof may need to hit the ground...

Merci beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux

shwack in nh

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