Grateful Dead

May 18 - May 24, 2015

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have Grateful Dead music spanning 20 years, from 1973 to 1993, all of which comes from the state of New York.

Our first select this week is second set jam sequence from 3/30/73 in Rochester, NY, which features Truckin' > Jam > Space > Eyes Of The World > Not Fade Away > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > One More Saturday Night.

Next up, from 12 years later on 3/29/85 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY, we have the entire first set featuring Cold Rain And Snow ; Down In The Bottom > I Ain't Superstitious ; Friend Of The Devil ; Supplication > My Brother Esau ; Tennessee Jed ; New Minglewood Blues > Don't Ease Me In. These Nassau shows featured loads of great playing, and a special appearance by Matt Kelly on harmonica during the second and third songs.

Lastly this week is the start of the second set from 3/27/93 at the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, NY, the fourth straight year in a row they played at the Knick. They skipped 1994, but returned for two shows in 1995. From this show, we have Eyes Of The World > Estimated Prophet ; Comes A Time ; Corrina.

David Lemieux
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I remember corrina at Shoreline Ampitheatre

they had a cool video of a pretty hippy gal spinning on the screen in synch with the song, it was a very playful song,2 years in 1995,I meet a cool gal called Carina, and told her about the song it was beautiful times except 8/9/95 ;{ I wish they would do Estimated prophet as a encore to the 1st show at Levi Stadium, in Santa Clara 6/27th 2015

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"Corrina"

Dig the vocals by Bob Weir, along with Jerry's ringing guitar, NY, 1993.

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85

While not filled with epic jams and classic shows, 1985 was a very fun year. Mixed setlists, as mentioned, great covers and Jerry in red. The playing was loose. Listening to shows now, some are hard to get through, but there is always a nugget or two to remind of a great year on the road.

The stick throwing incident is a classic. The first one might have been a slip, but the second one sealed the intent. Mickey was never exactly warm and cuddly with any of the people I knew who had contact with him.

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poor matt?

Dude sued Billy for more than $100K for damaging his balls and he was screwing around with hookers at the same time. The suit not surprisingly got thrown out of court.

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1985

yes! i was going to comment the same thing. i was there, and i remember both drummers tossing their sticks at poor matt. maybe it was only mickey....

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1985 Matt Kelley appearence

Is this the show where Mickey threw drumsticks at Matt Kelly? There's a video out there somewhere, Bobby actually had to stand between them to save poor Matt from a pelting.

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"Friend Of The Devil"

That lead guitar is killer on this tune, Nassau Coliseum, 1985.

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"One More Saturday Night"

A dynamite finish to the second set sequence, Rochester, NY, 1973.

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@3/27/93

? Knick final Casey Jones show???

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speaking of time travel

Back in the days when I burned up my cassette deck, 3-27-93 was a favorite of mine to spin. Going to find out now how it has held up over time. Thanks Dead.net.

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