Grateful Dead

October 29 - November 4, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll check out some mighty fine Grateful Dead music from 1972, 1973 and 1979.

Our first stop this week is at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury, CT, on 9/24/72, where we have this fine batch of second set tunes: Greatest Story Ever Told>Bertha>Promised Land, Friend of the Devil, Jack Straw, Tomorrow Is Forever. I just checked out some google images of this place, and it's a spectacular venue!

Next up is music from 10/29/73 in St. Louis, where we have the second half of the first set, featuring Don't Ease Me In, Black-Throated Wind, Tennessee Jed, The Race Is On, Row Jimmy, Eyes Of The World>China Doll, Around and Around. I love these first set Eyes Of The Worlds, always a grand way to head toward set two.

Last this week is the show-opening sequence from 11/24/79 in San Diego: China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider, Mama Tried>Mexicali Blues, Peggy-O, Cassidy. It's always fun to see rare show-openers like this China>Rider.

Be sure to join us next week for more tunes from the vault.

David Lemieux


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juggler's picture
Joined: Jun 22 2014

one of the best friend of the devil I've ever heard

Gr8fulTed's picture
Joined: Jul 9 2007
Grate stuff

Thanks for the '72 and '73 jewels, DL. Tomorrow is forever!

Dan R.'s picture
Joined: Jun 9 2007

Got to admit that the existence of that Dark Star->China->Rider is .... what can you say? It's a hell of a ride!

Joined: Jun 13 2007

Amore, xo!

Rock on in Lovingkindness, xo!

Joined: Jun 13 2007

Ahhh (sigh)

Good Morning!

I am waking up to
The Eyes of the World

I got a whiskey buzz that
would kill a rat.
And with all this great music,
it's going to be a very beautiful

I will let go of the things that
harm me then...later enjoy the

I dusted off my Tractor Trailer inner-tube
incase someone needs a rescue out there.

I'll be in painless operation and
like a Saint Bernard---I will be quick to

Until our whiskey scented perspiration
finds us rest.

"Pass the whiskey round..."

It's Saturday Morning, kinda---
grab one when you can, and
that goes double for Sunday, xo!

I will be sober by noon because
I've been drinking to get sober, "my
time coming anyday". It goes like that
when you don't drink to get drunk:
Drink to get
with me, xo!

shwack's picture
Joined: Apr 12 2008
70's Hat Trick

Hey Man,
Great sequences this week.
70's Hat Trick.
Looks like the only hat trick that we are gonna see for a while.
Have a great week all
Oh the wind and rain...
Merci beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux

shwack in nh


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