July 19 - July 25, 2010
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!
The Tapers Section had just really gone down hill, links not working, same shows being replayed.........................Time for someone else to take over.
we're looking into the clip situation, but these are the ones David sent. Thanks.
With it being The BEST DAMN PIANO PLAYER , the Grateful Dead ever had Birthday, wouldn't a tribute to Keith been approiate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So sad to see same crap as last week at Ventura, when @ pefect '74 show w/Keith could not be here!!!!
I missed Deer Creek but attended the middle night at Alpine, which is represented here. Hopefully the link can be fixed. I'd love to hear this highly underrated show with this mix. Better yet, how about a release of these two shows? The release "Downhill From Here" mostly represents the first night and some of the third. Some great picks the past few weeks. Thanks DL and BJ.
i remember this show... !
i'm thrilled to hear it again--
thank you, david!
The Crazy Fingers outro jam into truckin is sick! Then the truckin jam at the end goes off!
Nice picks David - way to make my day!
and then they FLY
gotta love the GD