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
vault@dead.net

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According to Deadbase online, it was never played live, and I've certainly never heard otherwise.

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"France"

I have a bet w/ a friend that "France" from shakedown street was nvr played live, infact I think it was the only song the Dead recorded nvr played live, he says the pulled it out once in '78 ..I say no way...K & D's days were numbered as we all know last show w/them was 2/15/79..

Any info. from anyone????????????

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Thank you David for the

Thank you David for the great Picks..I have been digesting the full shows from 11-5 & 6-79 from Philly lately.Full shows "Do it to me" better than anything else released...These shows have been speed corrected and sound fantastic.As with others wondering if there is a late 79 early 80's box in the works. Now I love me some early 70's Dead...but when Brent first joined he set this band on fire like no other time in history. Not that it is any "Better" than Kieth or PigPen or T.C.....Just on fire!!! Come on man..the 11-5&6-79 stuff comes out to 5 discs...so this would have to be a 9 or 10 disc box like the Winterland sets.oh well maybe Chistmas will bring it out...Peace and Thanks again!!

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hult box set!

that WOULD be lovely.

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...And diggin' the 72 stuff.Wicked good!
A fine balance to the week
Merci Beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux

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Hey Man,
A new batch of music gets rolled out in Aug/Sept '82.After West coast W.LA Fade
unveiling comes an East Coast swing and the 1st set Throwing Stones debut 9/17/82
Portland,Me.(Recall monstrous Spanish jam >Other one).Throwing Stones is played out of Drums in
2nd set next night in Boston,then appears deep in 1st set again at MSG/NYC on
9/20/82.

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I was at the 83 hult shows

Love that west la fade away.There should be a hult 83 box set or boise or park west or red rocks 83 was a blast lot of great summer shows in 83.Lets do an 83 box set.Why not?

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I love Deadheads!!

Whether penultimate or 'decedenal', there's no pulling a fast one here! This stands as a testament to our temperament; the same traits that lend themselves to our ever discerning ears apparently are in full operation when digesting text as well.

in the end there's still that song, comes crying like the wind... down every lonely street, that's ever been.

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I wish I could

share the words and mine
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reading on this other page
covered in the afghan
with dear Phaedrus
pg.1, 2...31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 and all the rest
of them...
but I've learned
that path.

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