October 15 - October 21, 2007
We’re going to be doing some jumping around the calendar this week, to play you some music we didn’t get a chance to play for you the past few weeks.
First, as we’re always interested in playing unique sequences and segues, we’ll pop into 1980 for a quick stop on 10/2/80 at the Warfield in San Francisco. From this very good show is the interesting third set opening sequence of Drums>Comes A Time>Lost Sailor>Saint of Circumstance.
Next up, we’ll jump ahead 14 years, to 1994, specifically the very good Fall Tour. From 10/1/94 in Boston, we have the second set opener, Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain, and from a few nights later on 10/5/94 in Philadelphia, the very unique second set opening combination of Midnight Hour-Cumberland Blues.
From the Fall Tour of 1976, specifically 9/30/76 in Columbus, OH, we have the second set opening Lazy Lightning>Supplication.
Jumping back a bit to 1972, here are two songs from the 4/7/72 show at Wembley Empire Pool (subsequently Wembley Arena) in London, Chinatown Shuffle and a rocking Me and My Uncle. Bobby wasn’t kidding when he said about these two Wembley shows in 1972, “man, we played like demons at those shows.”
Check in next week when we’ll be playing some great music from your favourite band. As always, we welcome and encourage your questions and comments.
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I saw both the 10/14 & 15/83 & 84 Hartford shows. I remember quite clearly at the time that 10/14 was overall the better show, but seeing St. Stephen (especially when Phil stepped to Bobby's mike to sing "fortune comes a calling line" was the all time highlight of 31 shows. The real puzzle, as far as DP goes is why put such a lame recording of 10/14/83 set one out there at all. I would have put set 2 from 10/14 and all of 10/15 (have it on SBD, first set holds up just fine).
Following year, same two shows are quite good, 10/14/84 has some one of a kind sound effects tacked on to Bobby's playing, and 10/15 has one of the most spacey Playins' in the 80's, all well worth seeking out.
you could not be more spot on IMO I was at the garden on 10/11 and 10/12, and the hartford shows the climax of space into stephen the second time was almost beyond this realm. and if you listen to the first stephen there are points, or a point at which they kind of fall apart so I always felt like they intended to do it only once but didn't nail it so they did it again, and in hartford they nailed it! nice description of the first part of the 10/15 set it's right on
WARNING: Whiner comment ahead- I was dumbfounded when Dick's Picks chose 10/14/83 instead of the next night. And now it's ignored again. That 2nd set is one of the best of the 80's. The China>Rider seethes, the Playin wind down into China Doll is exquisite and space>St. Stephen is one of the great exhaltations of all time. And you'll love the Brokedown ending.
Oh well, must be just me......
Dave, Thanks for the LL & S from Columbus. Before I got on the bus (didn't know anything about the Dead besides Truckin' and Casey) a DJ named "TR" used to play Lazy Lightning from the Kingfish album regularly on Cleveland's old M105 radio. I loved it and it wasn't until the Dead played this at my first show that I realized it was Bobby. Thanks for the great stuff!
81 AND STILL ROCKIN....AND LOVIN THE UNDERAGE LADIES.....
Two October shows, 10/18-19/80, performed at the wonderful Saenger Theatre can only be found in audience format: do these exist in the Vault? Can you check it out Dave and let us know? Much obliged for the great tunes you provide here and on Sirius.
On October 14th, 2007 Jeff Drake said:
Just a word or two, gentle readers, about what it means to me to be a Deadhead. It's ALWAYS been about adversity. Adversity is being stranded in some snowy parking lot in Indiana or somewhere without a ticket & you've just been turned on to the best acid you've ever had & the cops are watching you but there's nowhere to go....
Adversity is NOT the fact that I can't download my free Dead so I can listen to it while I work out at the gym on Monday morning. Adversity is The Bear sitting among piles of cables, hopelessly stoned, while 3000 people scream for the band to PLAY, MAN, and the Angels are getting pissed and looking for somebody to STOMP, MAN.
Being a Deadhead, to me, is about trying to find that thread of peace and love in a world of haters, and in so doing, becoming an outcast and a misfit in Society. That's dealing with adversity, friends, on a daily basis, trying desperately to make some sense out of a world gone mad. Free Mp3s would be great but that's not how the world is. Never was, except for a short time there; lets move on. Come listen to my free radio station www.stonemountainradio.com It'll be fun!
Ive been to over 300 shows, and I miss Jerry, I met him on sevaral occassions, The last time in Oregon at the country fair, I wont speak of the partys backstage at winterland, life was different then, but Im the same Ol Red...
just hit up the "so many roads" from 10/01/94 over at arcive.org....
literally 2 verses in and i was in tears
if this isn't the most poignant, heartfelt, sincere, single piece of grateful dead music then i don't know what is? 30 years is summed up in one song. My whole life experience is summed up in one song. Maybe it was the dream I had last night, which i refuse to express for personal reasons, but man the song really hits home.
Great song...perhaps the greatest ever written....but what's a song if not for the singer?
this show needs to be heard and digested by everyone!
righteous will do post this SICK '83 s/f i may listen to this one again, louder aahhh am looking forward to that '94 thanks again bean