Grateful Dead

March 12 - March 18, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1969, 1980 and 1985.

Our first stop this week is at the beautiful Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco on 12/19/69, where we have a batch of new, Workingman's Dead-to-be songs, as well as two Pigpen-sung classics: Mason's Children, Black Peter, Hard To Handle, Cumberland, Casey Jones, Good Lovin'.

Next up is music from 12/13/80 in Long Beach, CA, where we have the post-Drums sequence of Not Fade Away>Black Peter>Sugar Magnolia, One More Saturday Night. The shows in November and December, 1980, after the long runs at the Warfield and Radio City, were for the most part excellent.

Lastly this week is the post-Drums sequence from 11/8/85 in Rochester, NY, including a couple of relative rarities in She Belongs To Me and Satisfaction. The Other One>I Need A Miracle>She Belongs To Me>Sugar Magnolia, Satisfaction. This was very nearly my first show, but instead I stayed back in Ottawa, celebrating my birthday by being mugged.

Be sure to join us next week for more tunes from deep within the vault.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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Nope, no bad ones :)

at least not any of the shows I saw in my hometown, from Holleder Stadium 9-1-79 through JGB at the War Memorial in the fall of '93...

even before that, '73, '76, '77 - all good ones... '78 is probably the closest they came to a 'bad' show in Rochester...

The previous night's opener was Dancin' in the Street, love how they mixed things up on that tour!

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Nope, no bad ones :)

at least not any of the shows I saw in my hometown, from Holleder Stadium 9-1-79 through JGB at the War Memorial in the fall of '93...

even before that, '73, '76, '77 - all good ones... '78 is probably the closest they came to a 'bad' show in Rochester...

The previous night's opener was Dancin' in the Street, love how they mixed things up on that tour!

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Nope, no bad ones :)

at least not any of the shows I saw in my hometown, from Holleder Stadium 9-1-79 through JGB at the War Memorial in the fall of '93...

even before that, '73, '76, '77 - all good ones... '78 is probably the closest they came to a 'bad' show in Rochester...

The previous night's opener was Dancin' in the Street, love how they mixed things up on that tour!

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Rochester '85

Was there ever a bad show in Rochester?

Sorry you missed it, DL... even sorrier that you got mugged to boot... talk about a buzzkill, eh...?

Show opener=Iko Iko
Second set opener= Revolution

This was my buddy's first show after being a guest of New York State for three years, not his choice. It was a nice way to welcome him back to the world, and I think he pretty much enjoyed it. The post-show cooler was stocked with Heinekens for the ride home.

The Dead and Dylan. Two great tastes, that taste great together....!

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Mugged?

Oh so enjoying the Rochester '85 selection right now. But wait - you missed the show to celebrate your birthday and then got mugged? In Ottawa? (They have muggings there? heheh). You can't leave us hanging like that...

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Bonus TIFTOO and proto-Rhythm Devils

Thanks David - love it!

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Thanks for the Rochester...

it's great to see how diverse your selections are, and this week is no exception! In my opinion, She Belongs To Me is the sound of Jerry bearing his soul - he sounds tortured, sometimes forgetting the words and extending the sweet solos instead...it's Jerry at his most raw emotional level, such a perfect tune for him to sing in 1985 when he was physically and psychologically tormented - so perfect, it only happened 6 times, and this is perhaps the best of the 6 - since I was there that night, this is my fave :)

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