Grateful Dead

September 13 - September 19, 2010

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we'll hear some tunes from 1972, 1986 and 1989.

Our first selection this week is from 4/16/72 at Aarhus University in Denmark, when the Grateful Dead performed their 5th show of the European tour in a small, wood-beamed university cafeteria. I've seen photos of the venue, and it's wonderful to think of the Dead playing in THAT place. From the second set, we have the big jam consisting of Truckin>Jam>Me and Uncle>Other One>NFA >GDRTFB>NFA, with a cut in the master reel during that final sequence. Of all of the great music played on the Europe '72 tour, I've always really liked this Truckin', particularly the jam before they return to the final verse.

Next up is an entire second set from 4/19/86 at Berkeley Community Theatre, featuring Crazy Fingers>Playing In The Band>Drums>Space>The Other One>China Doll>Playing In The Band>Sugar Magnolia; The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo). We don't often play entire second sets (but we do play a lot of entire first sets…) so we're very happy to bring you this chunk o' Dead. Quinn was still pretty new in the setlists, having debuted on 12/30/85 in Oakland.

Lastly this week have music from the Irvine run in April, 1989, from 4/29/89 specifically, featuring the end of the second set made up of I Will Take You Home > The Other One > Wharf Rat > Throwing Stones > Turn On Your Lovelight. That was a great run of shows, and we hope to feature more of it here at the Tapers' Section in the future.

Thanks for stopping by, and as always, we look forward to seeing you next week. Feel free to email the address below with any questions or comments about the Tapers' Section. And allow me to take this opportunity to say that your questions and comments are greatly appreciated, as they're all very interesting, and always very respectful. We try to get back to everyone in a timely manner, so don't be shy.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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Dream

Holy S#%*! It’s the COMPLETE Europe ’72 Box! On Over 60 Discs!

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Awesome Truckin>Jam

I'm glad I came back and listened to that one. Great musical passage!!! Do not sleep on the '72 selection folks!!!!

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One of my dreams:

ALL of Europe 72 available. Are there any dud shows from that tour? I have NEVER heard one.

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LOVE that 86 show

the CF > PITB > Drums is amazing GD. I remember the first time I heard it (on tape); extremely impressive.

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thanks for the pic JeremyP

looks like an awesome place

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Lyceum

Here's the entrance - pretty much unchanged.

http://www.musicaltheatrenews.com/images/lyceum-theatre.jpg

Built in 1765

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Lyceum Theatre (1972)

Here's an interesting article on the Lyceum, where the Dead ended the Europe '72 tour.

http://www.lyceum-theatre.co.uk/theatre-history.htm

Impoverished student, I got to see the first and last shows, but saw man many other shows; you could liken the place to the Warfield in many ways. Small. with a balcony, and intimate. There used to be all nighters there in the early 70s, and so many I went to and ... yeay, yeah ... can't remember. Spirit. Love. Country Joe. The Stones in 1969. Marley twice in 1975, and later, The Clash. One of my all time favourite venues, and a truly wonderful place to see the Dead in.

No joy with pictures of the venue back then, as it has changed hands many times and, I believe, has been totally refurbished, but if I find any I will post them.

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SOLID WEEK

Hey Man, Entire 2nd set! Fantastic! A particularly fine passage of music during Playing>Drums Berkeley '86. (Getting my groove on with that) Also enjoying The Other One hat trick this week. Merci Beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux

shwack in nh

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Wow

Wow, another wonderfully awesome week. This really is one of the best you have provided us so far. Thank you so much and of course we will be back to check out more music and memories.

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So many roads

I was in the bay area that week to find a place in SF and move to the left coast. My wife had no idea that I was also attending two GD shows at the Berkeley theatre. I was staying with a college bud Ken and while we were at the show Renee called from Worcester and found out I was at the show. She was pissed! Well as the angels were with me I rented this great place at the top of Asbury in the Haight and I got to see some amazing shows. This is the smallest venue I have seen the boys at, by far. I remember sheets the band had placed in the entrance hall where fans could write messages to the band. There were several questions above each sheet. What song would you like us to play? Message to the band? A few months later I moved to Cali and life would never be the same again. Thanks David for the Music and the memories they bring back. The Warlocks box rocks!

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