June 01 - June 07, 2015
Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have a batch of Grateful Dead music from 1982, 1985 and 1988.
Our first selection this week is the pre-Drums second set sequence from the famous show on 4/6/82 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, featuring Shakedown>Lost Sailor>Saint Of Circumstance>Terrapin Station. This entire show was released as part of the Road Trips series a few years ago.
Three years and two days later at the same venue, on 4/8/85, we have the really good, and really interesting first featuring In The Midnight Hour > Walking The Dog > Big Boss Man ; Me And My Uncle > Cumberland Blues ; Down In The Bottom > I Ain't Superstitious ; Althea ; Tons Of Steel > Supplication > Might As Well. There is plenty to like about this first set, both the performance quality and the unique song list.
Lastly this week, from the final night of a three night run in Hartford, CT, on 4/5/88, we have the start of the second set, with a couple of interesting things worth noting, specifically Brent's debut version of the classic Louie Louis, and a Smokestack Lightning that starts cold, and doesn't emerge from a bluesy Truckin' or He's Gone jam. From Hartford, we have Iko Iko ; Louie Louie > Samson and Delilah ; Ship of Fools > Smokestack Lightning.
Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault.
Maybe I'll dance all day and all night too!
knows much not. "n the end, in the final analysis........"
Live a breath, die to provide,
Love a life that ends with death,
Love until you can't love an end,
Love, love, love,
Love beyond yourself; out, out, out................
explaining all the 80's/90's shows coming up. March and April Sirius went heavy on them.
AWFUL <9 minute total (!) Truckin > Other One.
I've never heard a bad spectrum show...the 80's was the last time we could have guilt free fun...thinking alot about less and less;)
I'm guessing Dave's #15 will be a sample from the 80's, based upon the abundance of 80's material being featured lately. Ironically, I reduced my attendance at shows during the 80's when Jerry's drug use took hold. Kinda missed Keith and Donna too.
Wonderful performance of the old Cajun tune, Hartford, CT, 1988.
Moving vocals and beautiful guitar play by Jerry Garcia, Spectrum, 1985.
I dug the "Louie Louie" re-interpretation. Not surprised it didn't last. But pretty fun while it did.
My God Garcia. Restrain yourself! Burning up that "Smokestack." Had to rewind that solo a couple of times.
That's some really good lead guitar and piano, Spectrum, 1982.