Grateful Dead

November 1- November 7, 2010

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music spanning 20 years of Grateful Dead touring.

Our first selection this week is a decent chunk of the first set of 3/22/72 at the Academy of Music in New York, consisting of Me And My Uncle ; Sugaree ; Chinatown Shuffle ; Playing In The Band ; It Hurts Me Too ; Brown Eyed Women ; El Paso ; Brokedown Palace. We never grow tired of this early-1972 Dead, and hope you don't mind how much of it we've played the last few weeks.

Next up is music from 3/25/91 at the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, NY, featuring the start of the second set: Greatest Story Ever Told ; Crazy Fingers ; Truckin' > Spoonful > Jam > Drums. Walking in to the arena for this run of shows, we were all a little surprised to see that Bruce's piano was not onstage. He'd played the previous four shows at the Cap Center, and would resume his spot on the tour after the Nassau shows following Albany.

Finally this week, some 1992 Dead, from 3/21/92 at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, where we have the whole first set made up of Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower ; Little Red Rooster ; Peggy-O ; Queen Jane Approximately ; So Many Roads. I was sitting second row at this concert, right in front of Jerry, and I distinctly recall after So Many Roads seeing Jerry and Bob have a little discussion about what to play next, and unable to agree (or think of something…), they decided to end the set there, a rare first-set closer.

Be sure to come back next week and check out some Dead from the vault. And feel free to email us at the address below with any questions or comments about the Tapers' Section.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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CF outro sounds sweet and then gets sliced into Truhkin

blap blap blap.

How about 10/31/79? 11/1/79? 8/12/79?

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that 91 stuff sounds wretched

GSET to start a second set should howl like a dosed wolf, not clunk along like....whatever clunks along.

Sometimes I feel like I could start the GD True Religion (make your own swell hat); other times I want to gouge out my ears with the slop I hear from them.

what a band. a saucy mistress, who sometimes manages to talk too much.

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Serve me up a slice...

...of humble pie with a side of crow. Of all words, I should know to spell 'weird'. After all, it's just our favorite rhythm guitar with a 'd' slapped on the end for good measure. Humph. I should never have fancied myself a 'grammar cop' anyhow.

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Ahhh....

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It's November 2010 in March 1972...
with so many things happening today;
does anyone know what time it is?
1972 was a great year but it's all goodtimes here.
Even when it hurts me too.
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SherBearRememberingMarch1991

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Copps Coliseum '92

I was in attendance of both Hamilton shows as well as both at Auburn Hills the next stop. These were the last four outings with Bruce Horsnby as a semi-full time band member. He went out in style. With the exception of Wave To The Wind, which I couldn't really groove to, I believe the versions of the new songs were among the best played at these four shows.

All in all, I saw 10 Grateful Dead shows in '92 (the most in one year for me between '84-'95). These included, besides Hamilton and Auburn Hills, both Deer Creeks, both Soldier Fields and both shows at Compton Terrace in Tempe. Every one of these runs of shows are considered among the best of '92 according to Deadbase '92 and my own personal experiences. Got to see the best Dark Star of the year, Steve Miller, Norton Buffalo and James Cotton as guest and the first Here Comes Sunshine since '73. From all ten of these shows, I thought Jerry and the band played exceptionally well, even for '90s standards.

The next show I saw after Compton Terrace was the "Blizzard of '93" Richfield Coliseum (non-cancelled) show. At the time, I felt like the Dead finally arrived to play the concert when they started Terrapin>Jam>Drumz>Miracle>Stella Blue. The breakout of the first I Fought The Law felt like a booby prize after the hassles. In hindsight, even this show sounds better to me now than it did for a long while after it occured.

Back to Copps Coliseum, I felt that the X-factor was there on the first night, then carried on onto the first set of the second night, then carried on into both Auburn Hills shows. I can't help but to wonder that if had they taken a break from touring in '94 and '95, if they would still be touring today? We'll never know.

If a '92 release is in the cards in the near future, I would suggest the first set of the second show and second set from the first show from Copps coliseum, both Auburn Hills shows, the first night of Deer Creek, the first night of Soldier Field and a highlights release of Compton Terrace.

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I was there on

I was there on 3/21/92...most folks prefer the night before because of the "Dark Star" but I LOVE this first set! Thanks for posting! (actually, looking around a bit more, I was also at the Knick shows in 91! Very nice to see these here.)

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the Badger gotcha Wifred :D

Thanks David!

Enjoying the selections, just got back from '72 and '92, now off to the Knick...

Irregardless of their spelling, some folks just be on a whole nuther plain of talkage.... they's just tryin to get by... so am you and me
-quote the English Major ^_^

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grammar police

...so how exactly should you spell weird..or is it wierd ....or maybe wired? ;-) lol

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nice trucking and slipknot

More SEVENTIES please. Thanks.

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Caroline, I'd like to meet your grammar.

It's delirious. Delirious! Mind you. It's such a cool word; most certainly too cool to be misspelled. I'd think you of all people would know that. Aren't you the school teacher that likes to jam the Dead with her pupils? For shame. And, huh? Downloads? To which downloads are you referring? Wierd. Grammar police over and out.
By the way, DL, I'm enjoying the reruns this week. Thanks for the primo nuggets as usual. Spring '91 is pretty strong. I just got through listening to 4-7-91 Orlando this past weekend. The whole show is hot with a tasty, tasty set list. Someone please explain to me the Boston Garden Dick's Picks. Why not 9-26-91 it seems the obvious choice over the weaker IMHO 9-25-91. I guess 'ol Dick really couldn't 'pick a pumpkin' sometimes.
By the way, DL, I'm still waiting on the 11-18-72 Box of Rain I'd love to hear...sorry to be so impertinent...Cool word, huh?

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