Grateful Dead

September 24 - September 30, 2007

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

This is another busy week in the Grateful Dead’s performing history, with music spanning another relatively short span, but containing some exceptional jams.

From the second Waterbury, CT show, on 9/24/72, we have the heart of the second set, which features Dark Star>China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider. Unfortunately, the Rider gets chopped at the very end due to a cut in the master reel. But fortunately, the Dark Star contains just about everything you want from a 1972 Dark Star: introspection, deep space, melodic turns and chaos.

Four years later, on their second big tour after the hiatus, in September-October, 1976, we have a great second set sequence from 9/24/76 at William and Mary College, featuring Drums>Slipknot!>Franklin’s Tower>The Music Never Stopped>Stella Blue>Around and Around, U.S. Blues. There’s a tape reel cut in Stella Blue, but to balance that flaw out is this absolutely incredible double speed Slipknot! that leaves the listener breathless.

In 1981, the band did a short three night tour before embarking on the fall tour of Europe. We have a little taste of each of these three American shows, with a couple of tracks from the first show on 9/25/81 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA: from the first set, a rocking Passenger, and the second set opening combination of Might As Well>Samson and Delilah. From the next night, on 9/26/81, at The Aud in Buffalo (or, more properly, the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing), we are pleased to play the post-Drums sequence of Jam>Not Fade Away>Morning Dew>Playing In The Band>One More Saturday Night. And finally, from the third show on the mini-tour, on 9/27/81 at the Capital Center in Landover, MD, we have the show opening trio of Jack Straw, Alabama Getaway>Promised Land.

That’s about it for this week, but check back next week when we’ll venture into October with more great music. Feel free to write with questions, comments or requests. Your input is always appreciated.

David Lemieux
vault [at] dead.net

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My own query?

One guy they booted set me up with some great music and he explained some of his thoughts to me that made sense, nothing more than that Senator TJ McCarthy.

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rid of

tj crowley

there was some talk of 'six strings...' abandoning the ship but under duress (kind responses) he choose to 'lay low' and breath..deep breaths..deep.....
2nd estimated..are you responding to your own query?

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Translation of Izzie's Comment Above

What Izzie is saying is that if you direct a comment at her or the other moderators, they will censor you and kick you out. Everyone else seems to be fair game. They threw a guy out a few weeks ago for comments made about Izzie and others, even though some of the stuff he said was valid. Other people then called him some derogatory names and those comments were allowed to stand. Go back two weeks and check for yourself. Politricks...the goose and gander rule does not apply in Rhinoland.

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Mr. Crowley

I thought we got rid of TJ Crowley a couple weeks ago when he said he was not coming on here anymore.....also, your point above eludes me.

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for the record.....

tj crowley

izzie some people just need to find something to target,,,it justifies the anger within (for whatever reason it's there)..too often 'we' tend not to accept responsibility for things that happen in our lives and need(?) to rationalize/justify why it's there and target someone/thing for it's presense..the old proverb..'when pointing a finger at soemone/thing..acknowledge also the three pointing back to self'.....good speakers can rally people around the flag of anger..

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just for the record

In izzie's view as moderator here, a personal attack is one that directly associates someone by name with some flung poo simply to be mean and hateful. That hasn't happened here, that I've seen, since a few folks were kindly shown the door a couples weeks ago.

Having said that, it's always super when folks call other folks out on stuff and say, from the community, when something is not acceptable. When that task becomes too burdonsome on the few folks who've been doing that, then your moderators step in.

It would be nice for the complaints to stop. I understand the need to vent and voice one's disappointment and all that, but I also think there comes a time...

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I'd have thought that the complaints would have subsided by now. Hey, the tapers section is probably scheduled to end by early November, so if you were downloading all along, you'd have most of it anyway. If you were not downloading it, then you can only blame yourselves.

David Lemieux is a very nice guy, and should not be on the receiving end of the assaults. He, like any one of us who works for a large corporation, is limited by the powers to be as to what can be said. I think if it was up to him, he'd probably release for download (continue the download series) every full length, or near full length, show one year at a time until the whole vault was fully available, but of course he can't

Greg SC

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Who flung poo?

enjoyingtheride,
Don't worry too much about the poo flingers. They tend to get more on themselves than anyone else.
They do stink though.

Richard

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dirtbags?

"I'm a long time dead head (almost 40 years), and I am so sick of the complaining dirtbags who want everything for free, A lot of work and artistry was put into making this incredible music available. I for one have been happy to trade in my old crappy tapes for the DP and vault releases. You can still get the penultimate show Cornell 77 for free if you have any sense at all. Unfortunately, most of the newer Dead fans have no sense. The broke, lazy bastards can all get lost."

enough with the insults already. where is all this bile coming from? marye and izzie, where are you? i never thought i'd request this, but can't these users be blocked? i've enjoyed reading the posts in this section, but those that fling insults with no rationality are getting me down. i'm less and less interested in coming back here.

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Thanks doodah man

Thanks for the offer, not a big fan of the early years. Hope it will help out with the Dave trashing though. PEACE

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