Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from the 1980s exclusively, a big batch of Brent era Grateful Dead.
Our first selection is from 12/14/80 in Long Beach, CA, when the Dead were on quite a roll after the Warfield-Radio City shows in September and October. From the start of the second set we have Cold Rain and Snow>Samson and Delilah, It Must Have Been The Roses, Estimated Prophet>The Wheel. The Wheel cuts at the start of the song, a master cassette flip, so that explains that. The first song also comes in a bit late due to the tape starting late.
From three years later on 9/4/83 in Park City, UT, we have the start of the second set again, featuring Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain, Man Smart Woman Smarter.
Last this week, we have the start of the second set again, and the end of the second set, from 2/7/89 in Oakland, the last-ever Dead show at the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland. From this Mardi Gras show, we have Iko Iko; Victim Or The Crime ; We Can Run ; Uncle John's Band>Drums>Space>The Wheel>Throwing Stones>Foolish Heart>Good Lovin'. This was one of the mellowest Dead shows I ever saw, with band and crowd seeming quite laid back. It's always cool when the Dead switched things up a bit, and that Throwing Stones>Foolish Heart>Good Lovin' closer certainly qualifies as switched up.
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