June 15 - June 21, 2009
Greetings and big welcome back to the Tapers' Section as we hit the end of Spring. We have some excellent music this week from Grateful Dead concerts in 1974, 1990 and 1991.
Our first selection this week is from Des Moines, IA, the second and last annual show at the Fairgrounds, after the excellent 5/13/73 concert. From this great show on 6/16/74 we have the end of the second set, featuring Truckin'>Wharf Rat, Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad. This show and the next show in Louisville on 6/18/74 are a great one-two punch on the start of what would be a short but excellent tour.
Next up, from 16 years later at Shoreline Amphittheatre in Mountain View, CA on 6/16/90, we have the end of the first set, featuring Mama Tried>Big River, Friend of the Devil, Cassidy, Big Boss Man, One More Saturday Night, the last two of which are a little unique in that Bog Boss Man was very rare by 1990, and OMSN was rarely heard in the first set. This is part of the complete-show DVD View From The Vault Vol. 3, so if you want to see a fun, intriguing show (GREAT second set), check it out.
Finally this week, from 6/19/91 at Pine Knob Music Theatre near Detroit, we have the end of the second set, consisting of Space>Stella Blue>The Other One>Johnny B. Goode, Mighty Quinn. I absolutely love this sequence for a few reasons: the Stella Blue out of Space is pretty cool and quite unique (they'd done it a few days before on 6/14/91); The Other One is outstanding, with Phil and Jerry playing wonderfully around one another; and Johnny B. Goode out of The Other One is very unique. Mighty Quinn is also a bit of a rarity here. Add to this the two-keyboardist lineup featuring Vince and Bruce, and you have a dynamic, inspired Grateful Dead.
Be sure to check in next week for more great music, specifically from 1973, 1990 and 1991. As always, we encourage you to write to us here at the Tapers' Section at the email address below. Thanks for stopping by.
"Big boss man
Can you hear me when I call
Big boss man
Can you hear me when I call
Oh, you ain‘t so big
You‘re just tall, that‘s all"
Every damned Monday my boss walks past my desk and asks me to "please turn it down", as I sit and dream of the days when I ran free, had no boss and made my living in the parking lot!! The fresh music here each week sees me through these miserable Mondays! I never took one of those days for granted on tour and knew they would be the greatest days of my life. I wasn't wrong, nothing compares..........nothing !! Thanks for the music and the memories !!
Photo slide show by roadie Richie Pechner:
... as the years go by, they melt into a dream...
In Louisville on 6/18/74 remains one of the best shows I'd been lucky enough to attend, leaning on the stage at Freedom Hall.
Re: June ' 91 > Yeah, it was a great month w dual pianists, Vince & Bruce.
getting some funky Monday-madness from my mouse...what could it be...?