Grateful Dead

March 22- March 28, 2010

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

This week we're going to check in on 11 years of Grateful Dead history, from 1972, 1982 and 1983, a good mix of great music.

Our first stop this week is on 8/25/72 at Berkeley Community Theatre, where we'll check out the two big non-Dark Star, non-Other One jam vehicles of the era, Bird Song, Playing In The Band. Both of these tunes were usually played in the first set at the time, allowing the first set a good dose of jamming before the real second set fireworks began. Both of these versions stretch way out there. The very next show, on 8/27/72, would be the very famous Veneta show.

Next up is music from 8/29/82 in Seattle, a show that took place a day after the second decedenal Veneta show. From Seattle we have the end of the first set, featuring West L.A. Fadeaway ; Little Red Rooster ; Loser ; Cassidy ; It Must Have Been The Roses ; Let It Grow. West LA had been debuted the previous night at Veneta, and is quite a bit peppier and less structured than it would be a year later, as we'll hear in our next selection.

Which brings us to 8/31/83 at the Hult Center in Eugene, OR. From the final night of a three night run of shows at the Hult, we have some first set material divided into two parts, the first featuring West LA Fadeaway, Hell In A Bucket and the second featuring Cassidy, Don't Ease Me In. This is one of my favourite West LA Fadeaways, long and extremely well played. These early versions of Hell In A Bucket are quite a bit different than the later 80s versions, but they rock nonetheless.

Stop by next week for more tunes here at the Tapers' Section. And feel free to email any questions, comments or suggestions to the email address below.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Jun 13 2007
Oh my my my

It's so beautiful...
" " " " " "
it's more than...
I, I, I,
could-of asked for...
`.`." ," ,",

It's perfect, thank you,
I needed it.
Love for you and
You're awesome.
See ya at the river, Critter (@)

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Bird song

That's it.........

s that my glass? Can you see it? Understand me?

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Joined: Oct 20 2008
How About a Ramble On Rose?

___________@@ @

(¸.♥ (♫♪♪♫•¸.•´¸.•*´¨)Without Love in the Dream it will never come true!(¸.•´(♫♪♪♫•´¸.•♥´¨)
Will you come with me? Once in awhile you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right!

Joined: Jun 13 2007
Dear Canyon Critter,

Would you take a request?
For some more Key Art...
How about a Whiskey Bottle?
With the label reading,
Good Spirits.
It will not fade away.
thanks. (XO)

Joined: Mar 28 2010


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Joined: Oct 3 2008
appreciated 1st sets

nice picks again David, how about some second set action from some of these great shows. How about that Veneta show, hit all around it, perhaps we can have a little taste of that one soon?

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Joined: Jun 6 2007
Hult 83

Eric J

I've never heard a soundboard of this Hult show, terrific stuff.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
I know why GD after 85 doesn't get me off...

PHIL is so quiet. You gotta have Phil LOUD. the great The Other One emasculation is a prime example (many of you will know what I mean.)

"When Phil's on, the band's on." (attributed to Jerry Garcia)

Joined: Jan 13 2010
Mr. Know-it-all sez...

K&D's last show was 2/17, not 2/15, 1979. That's a show that I would like to see released someday. A post-drums Shakedown! Greatest as an opener!

France was never played live.

I watched/listened to part of 6/16/90 VFTV3 last evening and found it DULL. I only made it through Mexicali or whatever. I know the second set is HOT...I'll try again tonight.

Ah, 5/11/72...

Joined: Jun 5 2007

TY, just what I thought, ......


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