Grateful Dead

May 6 - May 12, 2013

Tapers Section By David LemieuxWeek of May 6 - May 12, 2013

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1970, 1976 and 1990. In addition to our usual batch of fine electric Grateful Dead, we have some excellent acoustic Dead.

We'll start this week with a complete acoustic set from 6/4/70 at the FillmoreWest in San Francisco, featuring a great mix of tunes that are classics from this short-lived acoustic era: Deep Elem Blues, Candyman, Silver Threads and Golden Needles, Friend Of The Devil, Black Peter, Cumberland Blues, Wake Up Little Susie, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Uncle John's Band. Five of these are from the Dead's two classic albums from 1970, and four are cover tunes.

From the middle night of a three night run at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ on 6/18/76, we have the start of the first set, featuring The Music Never Stopped, Sugaree, Mama Tried, Crazy Fingers, Big River, Brown-Eyed Women. This comeback tour was played entirely in small theatres, and this show, from the first Grateful Dead in Passaic, NJ, is a hot one.

Our last stop this week is on the second night of a day run in Eugene, OR, at Autzen Stadium on 6/24/90. These were some of the most fun shows I ever saw, with noon show times. Little Feat played noon to 1, and the Dead from about 2 PM to 5 PM. The Other One>Wharf Rat>Sugar Magnolia; Brokedown Palace. I'd never been to a Dead show that ended at 5 PM before these, and it was fun being able to go for a nice, long dinner, and then see a movie, and still be back at the hotel at 11 PM. Lots of fun. After this, it was on to Kansas for the July 4th show, with a week's stop in Colorado. Good times…

Be sure to join us here next week for more tunes from the vault. And as always, we encourage you to write to us at the email address below with questions, comments, suggestions or jokes.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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Thanks Anna...I haven't had kool-aid for 12 years

No plans to drink any more of it again.

I listened to the cassette on the way to work today and smiled calmly the entire time.

am I the driver, or the driven?

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Stay away from the

Kool-Aid dude.

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the kool-aid song, and getting SCARED

the kool-aid song is one many of us have probably heard, but i haven't heard a version like that before or since.

any occasionally paranoid folks out there? this past weekend, i put a cassette of 7/12/90 set 2 into my portable tune box in order to have some entertainment while doing yardwork. I stepped outside with the start of VOTC, and suddenly got majorly paranoid. I turned off the deck pronto.

WTF?

Maybe the big fat kool-aid dude was coming after me.

kool-aid's here, bringing you fun (and some paranoia)

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the kool aid song, and getting SCARED

the kool aid song is one many of us have probably heard, but i haven't heard a version like that before or since.

any occasionally paranoid folks out there? this past weekend, i put a cassette of 7/12/90 set 2 into my portable tune box in order to have some entertainment while doing yardwork. I stepped outside with the start of VOTC, and suddenly got majorly paranoid. I turned off the deck pronto.

WTF?

Maybe the big fat kool-aid dude was coming after me.

kool-aid's here, bringing you fun (and some paranoia)

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the kool aid song, and getting SCARED

the kool aid song is one many of us have probably heard, but i haven't heard a version like that before or since.

any occasionally paranoid folks out there? this past weekend, i put a cassette of 7/12/90 set 2 into my portable tune box in order to have some entertainment while doing yardwork. I stepped outside with the start of VOTC, and suddenly got majorly paranoid. I turned off the deck pronto.

WTF?

Maybe the big fat kool-aid dude was coming after me.

kool-aid's here, bringing you fun (and some paranoia)

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@stoltzfus

I heard that song also, in Chicago; never knew how to spell it though and I've never seen it listed as the "kool-aid song". Thanks for clearing that up. :)))))))))))

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Autzen '90

Both shows are high on my release wish list.

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1970 GD!

Grab a big bag of chips and don't miss my AUD (for the electric set) or Dusborne's MATRIX (for the acoustic set) of that wonderful June 4, 1970 evening in SF.

http://archive.org/details/gd1970-06-04.123798.gdnrps.sonyTC124.olsen.droncit.flat.flac16

http://archive.org/details/gd1970-06-04.123799.mtx.olsen.droncit.dusborne.flac16

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Autzen 6/90: the great TOO MUCH event

I went to Autzen in 90.

I drank some kool-aid (really) on the 23rd...way too much kool aid.

All i heard at the show was djejoiojnkledlkvejopjjaoprjeopjl;mdalvmopjopjrl;dlropeaj;sdl;

yin-yang...a lot of fun, but i needed a tether.

live and learn, folks.

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Fish are rising up like birds!

Comeback tour for sure! We were all dancing in the streets when the GD reunited. Yes, Anna, the 1970 tunes are really something.
My son and I are in beautiful Ithaca NY today, about to visit Barton Hall, then will head east to Cooperstown to see the Hall of Fame.

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