July 6 - July 12, 2009
Greetings, and big welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll check in on the Grateful Dead's recorded history with stops in 1984 and 1989.
First up this week is the entire first set from Alpine Valley on 7/6/84, and includes Iko Iko, Jack Straw>Big RR Blues, Little Red Rooster, Candyman, Me and My Uncle>Mexicali Blues, Bird Song, Let It Grow. These two Alpine ‘84 shows were very strong, and we'll get to more music from them later in the year we hope.
We're now going to start up with a run of music from the excellent summer tour of 1989. Our first selection is from one of my favourite shows of 1989, 7/7/89 at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. From the start of the second set, we have Box of Rain>Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain, Estimated Prophet>Standing On The Moon. This concert, start-to-finish, is stellar, and hopefully we'll see its release some day similar to the Buffalo 89 DVD/CD set.
From the next concert on the tour, at Giants Stadium on 7/9/89, we have the post-Drums sequence of Gimme Some Lovin'>Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad>Throwing Stones>Not Fade Away. Of note at this concert is that it was a rare instance from this era that there was no Garcia ballad played post-Drums, just a long string of rocking tunes.
The very next night also featured some great material, on 7/10/89 at Giants. From this concert we have the opening of the second set, featuring Uncle John's Band. The two songs that opened the set were yet-to-be recorded for the Built To Last album, but both were already strong additions to the live repertoire.
Be sure to stop by next week for more great music. It's always good to see you, and to hear from you at the email address below.
Brent!!! Mr. Mydland........ Brent MydlandTalentamundo....talentasauraus
Is that my sphignomometer? Can you see it? Understand me? Who's hat anyway.........
Albany 91......I sat behind the stage..high enough to see over the
speakers in the back. My clearest memory of the run was from there; for Iko
second set opener I think. The bright white lights lit and went out over the crowd
in front. The whole jumble on the floor in front, all the way to the back in the bright light, through the smoke--dancing their Brains Outt!, like a huge moving
animal. Jerry leaned over toward Vince Welnick, looked him in the eyes then
shook his head toward the audience, looked back, looked at the audience and shook
his head, then went to the mic.......I grinned right in my guts.
Is that my glass? Can you see it? Understand me?
I had the honour of attending the show at JFK as well as the 1st Giants Stad. show. 20 years tomorrow for JFK and it's amazing how much time has passed. The music is what I love so dearly, but the shows ('85-'95) - are the memory of my youth. Here I am in my early 40s and still able to experience these beautiful songs in '09. Pleeeeease come back in the Fall.
"This concert, start-to-finish, is stellar, and hopefully we'll see its release some day similar to the Buffalo 89 DVD/CD set."
......Sounds like a heads up to me! :)
Thanks David for getting up some Summer 84! Great Show!
IkoIko has me dancing! woohoo
Thanks for the Epic Dead! Lovin it! woohoo. Mondays ROCK! :-)
round and round
Did I take a trip into the future? Selections are fantastic and I hope we get more when this date actually arrives, maybe from the Pigpen era. Thanks David!