Grateful Dead

September 20- September 26, 2010

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where you're always welcome to come and listen to some prime Grateful Dead music for free. This week, we have music from 197, 1983 and 1989.

Our first selection is from 4/14/72 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This was the first Europe '72 show I got on tape back in the mid-1980s, and I instantly fell in love with the tour's sound. The Europe '72 album was already a favourite, but to hear a complete show was a blast. From this, the 4th show on the tour, we have Bertha, Me and My Uncle, Mr. Charlie, You Win Again, Black-Throated Wind, Chinatown Shuffle, Loser.

Next up, from the Broome County Arena in Binghamton, NY (home of Harpur College!), we have the opening of the second set, consisting of Help On The Way>Slipnot!>Franklin's Tower>Lost Sailor>Saint of Circumstance. There was some pretty good much played on this tour.

Lastly this week is more music from the Irvine 89 run we've played the past couple of weeks, specifically the start of the second set on 4/29/89, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; Looks Like Rain ; He's Gone >Spoonful, a classic late-80s sequence, played extremely well.

Join us next week for more great tunes from the exact same years we've heard this week. As always, we encourage you to write to the email address below with questions or comments about the Tapers' Section or all things Grateful Dead.

David Lemieux


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Joined: Jun 13 2007

Bobby said 'fuck'

smallz's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
without love in a day insanity's king

Great tunes this week, David! Thanks for the '83 bit...I've been digging early '80's Dead recently since the most recent Road Trips was released (Cornell/Penn State 5/80).

Hey what's the date on this Binghampton show, btw? I'm too lazy to go look it up!

Thanks again!


Joined: Jun 6 2007
and the whistle is screamin'....

Terrapin! It seems David had a little hiccup in that last sentence of the Broome County writeup, AND left off Terrapin! How lucky we are :)

Thanks David - that Europe 72 was the perfect start to my work day - I wondered why this 'You Win Again' wasn't *the* version that made the album, it was perfect (until the end, of course)

Thanks! - Zeb

Joined: Jun 13 2007
Hey now...

Picture holding a Grateful Dead tape...
in your hand. Remember hitting the rewind button...
the fast forward button and eject too.
Flipping them over... just a flashback.
For all ya streetcats.
Well you know ooooooo>>>
They're only trying to make it>>>
Just the last thing...and I like to
keep it that way too.
Love and light for a sweet week~
I've gotten used to having you around.

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Joined: Dec 5 2007
Binghamton 83....Pure Magic

It was just another Tuesday night in upstate New York or was it.For me and a small group of college friends from Clark University it was Pure Magic. We had the experience of our lives. We surendered to the music and were rewarded. It was the first Not Fade Away chant in modern times. The conection between the band and the audience was so strong. The fade away chant blew all of us away and went on to define the next 10+ years. The first set was loaded with jamming songs from bird song cassidy to let it grow...By the start of the second set Help was the first in the north since 77/78 and the rest is history to the few in attendance.
I have seen many shows in very sacred places ..the rocks...alpine..kaiser..I've seen many special nights including four new years dylan&dead...etc. Of all those nights this one in Binghamton on a cold Tuesday night in the spring of 83 stands out from the others. Thats part of the Magic. It can happen anywhere anytime...
Thanks for the music David and the memories that they bring back.
Have a great week folks...

Joined: Oct 1 2007

Thanks, as always, David. Anything from the Europe '72 tour is a treat! How about something from the earlier Broome County Arena show, in '79 which opened the 2ed set with the first east coast China-Rider in five years, in a hot as hell arena, with much madness surrounding the band....
Thank you, for a real good time!

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Joined: Apr 12 2008
'83 DEAD ... Binghamton

Don't get too much '83 dead here at TS.
This Binghamton piece is a good example
And keep the '72 Europe stuff coming...
as much as you got--Finest Kind!

Merci Beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux

shwack in nh


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