September 10 - September 16, 2007
This week, as we roll toward the official start of Fall, we have 15 years of Grateful Dead history to cover, starting in 1972.
Our first track this week is the second set opening jam from 9/10/72 in Hollywood, featuring a well-jammed He’s Gone>Truckin’ combination. These two songs often segued into an Other One, but on this night, they left them together as a stand-alone jam, saving the night’s big jam for later in the set.
Next up are a couple of tracks from 9/16/72 at the Boston Music Hall, the second of a two night stand in Boston. Worth noting is that these two shows were scheduled to be performed at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY, but the local authorities didn’t sound too keen on having the Grateful Dead take over their venue, so the shows were re-scheduled for Boston. From this second show in Boston, we have a very pretty, early Stella Blue, as well as the first set closing Playing In The Band.
Moving up a year, we have a very nice pair of tracks from the excellent shows at William and Mary College, with the first being a typically good 1973 version of China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider from 9/11/73 and from 9/12/73, this nascent Weather Report Suite, complete with horn accompaniment.
Next up is some music from the Grateful Dead’s return to Madison Square Garden in 1987 after a four year hiatus from the venue Jerry famously called “juiced.” From the first night of the five night run, on 9/15/87, is this post-Drums sequence of The Wheel>Gimme Some Lovin’>Black Peter>Sugar Magnolia and from the next night, 9/16/87, is the second set opening jam of Bertha>Greatest Story Ever Told>Devil with the Blue Dress>Good Golly Miss Molly>Devil with the Blue Dress>He’s Gone. Check out Jerry’s stunning vocal flourishes at the end of He’s Gone; truly some unique stuff. These recordings are drawn from the Beta PCM digital tapes.
Check in next week, when we’ll have some more great music for you. As always, feel free to write with questions or comments.
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not only 'buy their own toilet paper' but in the name of environmental consciousness (tree hugging) they use BOTH sides....
...cool people are the ones who buy their own toilet paper
Don't you know the secret handshake?
If not, you must be a square.
That means you can't hang out at the malt shop with the "in" crowd. You know, the ones with the dancing bear window decal on the back of their Lexus.
There are "cool" people here? Are they hip too?
the comment about people being on the wrong end after they spent all their money on dead tour is a laugh riot. Was a gun put to those folks head? It sounds like you think those people were forced to spend money (OH NO NOT MONEY!) going on dead tour. What, so since you went broke spending every dime you had following the dead you expect everything to be free? Thats hillarious. I don't even want to estimate how much money i've spent seeing/following/listening to/purchasing cds, t shirts..you name it on GD products. I wasn't forced to give my money away. I like giving my money to a band/organization who's main goal was and still is to provide limitless enjoyment to their listeners. I nearly fell out of my chair laughing when i read that people have spent their last dime seeing the dead over a decade ago. What since that time you haven't been working? I know I have. Seriously folks, this is a business here. We are blessed to have FREE STREAMING AUDIO both here in the taper's section and over in the GDH section. If anything we STILL owe money to the GD. To talk of boycotting all of the new/furture Rhino releases because of a change from FREE Mp3's to FREE streaming audio is ridiculous. Its laughable. Its immature. Its selfish. Its just plain dumb.
No one feels sorry for anyone who claims that they spent all their money following the dead around back in 95 and now they expect compensation....LMFAO. No one put a gun to your head and told you to spend your money. But then again, there were plenty of people who felt that they were intitled to see deer creek 95 for free also. I'm sure those people who ripped that fence down also spent all of their money on dead tour. So, they decided to be ass-oles and rip down a fence. Why not? wern't they entittled to get into at least one show for free? I mean why actually pay those musicians who get up on stage? Why actually pay all the people who put in hard work bringing those shows to you? Naw...you guys deserve to get into shows for free by ripping down fences. Its a personal decision...so don't bitch and moan now that everything must be free....
Thanks for the continued COMIC RELIEF i keep seeing. Its a laugh riot. If you want free stuff...then your welcome to move to any number of communist countires out there. I hear you get lots of free stuff down in Cuba and North Korea like free toilet paper once a year.
Untill then, please move on with your lives already and leave the people who enjoy this site alone. Thanks. The cool people know who they are.
the best things in life are not things...be the change you wish to see in the world...practice principles above persoanlities...
I must second the powerful and well stated points that Golden Road articulated. Boycotting a business because they aren't giving it away free? Seems oxomoronic to me. Back in the day we said (*vulgar language alert) "fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity". But I have been in left field for so long that I have a tent pitched out there. And I like that about me.
In my prior post I encouraged people to figure out what it is they are really angry about, and don't carry a bunch of anger (or disappointment) from other issues (ie. Jerry's passing, loss of the archive, no Dead tours, etc. etc.) to vent about this to a disproportionate degree, and then figure out what you can do in a positive fashion to HELP.
Yes, greg (and others) venting can be healthy especially when one is able to get that toxin out of them, and then move on, to then put energy into positive pursuits, and use the part of our brain that employs 'executive functioning" and then to be able to put our current trials into perspective. You know this isn't the worst thing to happen to us as a group, not by a long shot. If you want to rant and rail, ok, but get through it, to the other side. Otherwise you make yourself sick. And make others around you sick, even the people that care about you and that you care about.
"the wheel is turning and you can't slow it down, you can't go back and you can't stand still, if the thunder don't get you then ..." or " when the blind man takes your hand and says Don't you see? Gotta make it somehow, for the dreams we all...." You all know the rest. Live it.
Venting is 1 thing. Personally attacking the people who bring this wonderful music to YOU at 0 cost to YOU is another thing, and that is the definition of MEAN and MEAN PEOPLE SUCK. Sorry Mom, didn't mean to say all that filth.
I'm not polarizing. I only think that people need be allowed to vent. And when they vent, things will cool down. And it doesn't help matters to keep fueling the fire by saying "mean people suck."
Some of the people on the receiving end of that have been dead heads spending their last nickels and dimes on the road following the band sometimes for years. Are those mean people?
I personally find more offense in the filthy language here.
The last 2 posts sum that up for me!!! Thanks abunch