Grateful Dead

March 19 - March 25, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1972, 1973 and 1979.

Our first selection is from Winterland on 12/11/72, featuring a good batch of first set material: China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider, Box of Rain, He's Gone, Around and Around, Friend of the Devil, Playing In The Band.

Next up is the huge jam from 12/8/73 at Duke University's Cameron Indoor Stadium, featuring He's Gone>Truckin'>Nobody's>Jam>Other One>Wharf Rat>Stella Blue. There is so much good music from the Fall of 1973, and this jam is one of the biggest and best.

Lastly this week, from the cassette master, we have first set material from 12/5/79 in Chicago, Alabama Getaway> Greatest Story Ever Told ; Dire Wolf ; Me And My Uncle > Big River; Cold Rain And Snow.

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to do so again next week for more great music from deep within the vault.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Feb 25 2012
Byrd, Byrd - everbody's doin' tha Byrd

Dude, seriously negged out comments there. Lemieux's got a tough job trying to keep everybody pleased. And i do mean everybody. The guy has been called out multiple times on stuff. After three years it has to be a task to keep pulling out quality stuff we haven't heard and the powers that be will allow him to play, what with stream-rippers and everything.

I know I'm Grateful. Won't you try just a little bit harder, Byrd?

Joined: Jun 13 2007

Getting ready for work and I'm
rocking to He's Gone, ect...

My vibe is set to fantastic!

And Saturday is arriving in
mere moments. This is a
a great week, indeed.

But wait I just remembered
tomorrow is tomorrow and
it will be here tomorrow.

Oh the generosity, here!

Woah- now did anyone miss
the LOVE that is just a pouring
outta this place? Or the smell
of the bacon cooking wafting
from the lot?

Steal your FACE right off your head!

I am a @skull@ and @roses@
this fine morning. And I am smiling,
my best lipless grin. Wanna rub teeth?

Going to get back Truckin ON.
Cheers with an Expresso this AM in the EST.
The fresh morning air is so sweet.

I Love You...All, XO!

Joined: Jul 21 2007
tape labels

A guy that I knew from his carpentry work and myself eventually got to hanging out some. In 1994 I mentioned that I had some Dead albums and tapes. He offered that a lawyer buddy had given him a box of audience tapes from the late 70's and early 80's. I had read that the Dead allowed audience taping but had never heard any. I loved these audience tapes! The jamming, the transitions, the echoes (they played LOUD in those days) Fantastic. Some of the labeling was not legible. There were even some question marks on tapes this fellow had traded. Nowadays I occasionally catch some of those shows such as the one listed this week from Chi. in 1979. By the way, this lawyer in 1995 did not get tix to the April 1&2 shows in Mphs in a timely manner. They were sold out. He, in his lawyerly manner, called the Dead folks on the phone, spun some stories of following the Dead and taping in those days, and was rewarded with tix for the Mphs shows! That's his story, anyway. The Dead ticket office will deny all knowledge, I'm sure.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
heh hehheh hehh hhehehh


Joined: Jan 13 2010
I don't read my soul get lost???

is that what he says?


Joined: Jan 13 2010
n-n-n-n-n-n-n-no body's fault

ok, so that's robert plant's interpretation.

what did the band think and feel when they played this stuff? totally in control? like hanging on to a bucking bronco? occasionally terrified?

Joined: Jan 13 2010
The powers that be must roll their eyes...

when they see these arguments back and forth.


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Joined: Jul 20 2007

Papatrent - I can only say, AMEN bro. You said it very well.

Joined: Sep 11 2007
it doesn't matter, anyway, Byrd yo

Intelligent people don't care what the words on the tape box say (e.g. city, state, venue, set #). We like it hot, from whereever. I guess if you got drunk at the show with your friends, it might be fun to re-live the evening with a tape. Is that your basis to GO ONLINE and denigrate someone's good intentions and efforts on our behalf? Do your parents know that you are on the internet? DL2 is our homie, he is doing alright, for sure.

Joined: Feb 10 2008
Byrd, Go Away

This is second time Byrd has boiled my blood enough to post. He has crossed the line asking for DL to be replaced. Maybe the items he has requested does not exist or maybe there are problems with the recordings. He obviously does not appreciate all DL gives us on a weekly basis FOR FREE. However, after his comments here, he doesn't deserve any of it. So, while I cannot speak for anyone but myself, I think many here will agree when I say GO AWAY.

David. Thank you so much for all this wonderful music you provide for us. I hope jerks like Byrd don't discourage you as there are many more people who think you do a fantastic job here. I look forward to every monday and friday as a kid looks towards Christmas morning wondering what gifts I will find.


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