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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that Franklin's

One of my fave's, and on this one the keyboard sounds just almost off, very full,almost accoustic, and am liking it for my morning wake-up coffee. Was wanting to write another descriptive word, but can't remember how to spell it so will refrain from typing it.

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Samuel Clemens

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me too

Got into the Dead in 87/88, so guess am an asshole too. Late Grateful Dead fans assholes unite! Due to a fluke of fate, our somewhat later birth,or later discovery of the band for whatever reason; we are not worthy, or what?? Though haven't been whining (in THIS thread anyhow) so am perhaps only half an asshole??? Am also guilty of talking about whatever else pops up in this thread, so...(oops sorry N.B. Keith, you weren't being negative, were just expressing a wish to stick to the theme, and rightly so!!!!!!)

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Samuel Clemens

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I was born in 1972 so I guess im

an asshole cause I got into the dead in 1987 thereby missing the deadline. Screw you---your generation gave us GW...thanks alot. Yes I was one of the a-holes that screwed up the scene by living in my car, vending and showing up without tickets, also known as the faithful.

Im over folks complaining about how hard the music is to get now and and how Rhino sucks. My only complaint to Rhino now is that someone should MODERATE this thread so we can get back to business.

U have the whiners...and the guys like the Pilgrim that has to talk about how much better things were in the "old " days. Cant we just discuss the music on this thread?

Thanks for the 81 stuff. Smokin Alabama.

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On a positive note, I really

On a positive note, I really like that David's put up longer song sequences this week (something that I believe people encouraged last week). It's nice to be able to click on a sequence and enjoy 20-30 minutes of music, instead of having isolated songs and keep coming back to listen to the next one.

Thanks, David!

Jeff VanderVeen
"May the 4 winds blow you safely home."

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Typical "dead" Heads ..... whining bunch of wimps

It's nice to see that 12 years after the end of the "Grateful Dead" there are still a bunch of whining, self-centered wimps still alive that we all love to hate. Posting messages bashing David Lemieux -- you're a self-centered piece of selfish crap. If you don't like it, why are you here? Screw. .

Oh, ...let me guess -- you got into the band after 1986, didn't you? Don't answer -- you self-centered wimps know nothing about giving without asking for anything in return.

David -- keep doin' what you're doin' Those who understand gratitude are deeply grateful for these gems placed upon our heads each week.

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Ubiquitous facetious nodding mean people suck

Steve-O
The above is the sentence you asked for in another topic area.

And for you Golden Road:
I'm just listening to jazz guitar playing Phil and Bob bands wearing Jerry's t shirts promoting AARP for Deadheads with poor grammar.

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself

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somebody help me!

does anyone out there have the complete fillmore sold out set of 10 cd's? i need it. burn it for me! send me a private message! help me! more exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i need a miracle! yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhh!

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Steve-O

I'm so glad you have a sense of humor! Those seem to be missing around here these days.

So am I wrong about the strange gap in 'Dark Star', or am I nuts? Or both?

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New Topics (reply)

Bob's bands don't dress like Jerry but jazzy nonetheless;
Phil's bands jazz like Jerry while sounding like what Jerry would have heard, if he'd been playin' with 'em;
Speeling is althogethre smothign I can'''t tak aboot;
Actually I just can't go on any furthur 'cause life is just too sad without M3P's.

"Do you have to use so many curse words, Dude?"
"What the fuck are you talking about!"

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MEAN PEOPLE SUCK

They really do!!! Ubiquitous, Ouch that hurt.

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