Grateful Dead

July 19 - July 25, 2010

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from the mid and late 1980s, from second sets exclusively.

As you might recall, last week we played you the end of the second set of 7/22/84 at Ventura County Fairgrounds. This week we're pleased to play the start of the second set of that show, featuring Samson and Delilah, Ship of Fools, I Just Want To Make Love To You>Women Are Smarter, Terrapin Station. There were some mighty fine shows on the summer tour of 1984.

From about five years later, on 7/15/89 at Deer Creek in Noblesville, IN, we have the start of Set 2, featuring Foolish Heart>Victim Or The Crime>Crazy Fingers>Truckin'>Smokestack Lightning. This was a magical little show, in that it followed two weeks of huge stadium gigs on the east coast, and although it featured its share of train wrecks, it also featured some wonderful moments, like this excellent Truckin', all in a 14,000 seat amphitheatre in the Midwest.

Finally this week, from a couple of nights later, the second of three show at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in E. Troy, WI on 7/18/89, we have the second set opener, featuring Sugar Magnolia > Scarlet Begonias ; Man Smart (Woman Smarter) ; Eyes Of The World. This show is often overlooked due to the magnificence of the previous night, but it does have some good music throughout.

Join us here next week for more tasty tunes. As always, we encourage you to write to us at the address below with any questions about the Grateful Dead and their recordings. Thanks for stopping by!

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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I agree with gratefulbob

I agree with gratefulbob about Keith, man , listen to the shows from mid '71 thru 74 and you can hear Keith at his best and the whole band for that matter. Thanks David for sharing anything with us deadheads.......thats not to say Brent wasn't good either though....................it was just different and I prefer the 70's jams.........

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On organ yes, but PIANO, Keith was the man

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What About Pig?

Blows my mind!
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Did u ever see the Dead w/Keith & Donna, I bet not, to make a comment like that...........Keith was & always will be da piano man. No more to be said .

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Justin in a Dead shirt

i laughed my azz off when i first seen the pic in some rag mag waiting to get hair cut & laughed out loud ( people all staring at me) it soo crazy this former boy band has that shirt on.

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Rolling Stone Joke

Gosh I hope Justin doesn't defile the Deadhead name....
justin timberjoke

But the real joke is that Jerry is only #13 on the greatest 100 guitarists of all time via Rolling Stone (click to see them all)
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if it's an attempt at humor...

as Stewie says...

THAT'S NOT FUNNY!

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I for one prefer mid and late '80s Dead over the '70s. Brents piano work on Sugar>Scarlet from Alpine Valley should dispell any myths that Keith was a better keyboardist.

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this sounds to me like Rolling Stone's usual lame humor, but who knows. As long as he doesn't introduce jambands to his expertise in wardrobe malfunctions...

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Justin's Jerry Sounds...

...like a very bad idea. But, what do we know, we like this tired, old geezer rock. Does viagra help with Ripplesex?? Are there I-phone and Droid apps. available yet?

Gibberish, madness -- bad craziness. Note to former GD members -- have your lawyers kill this. Don't you dare do it, either, Ice Nine!!!

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