September 24 - September 30, 2007
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.
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'sunshine' is from LAST week. this whole streaming thing is totally throwing me off.
enough with the 'mean people suck' statements. that's about as ubiquitous as those 'my child is a (fill in the school) honor student' bumper stickers.
anyone know where i can get a 'my cat would eat your honor student' bumper sticker? that would make for an interesting hairball.
by the way, this week's here comes sunshine' is excellent. thanks dave.
and, by the way again, is there a problem with the tape on the first 30 seconds of 'dark star ...'? there seems to be a gap very close to the beginning which isn't mentioned in david's notes. i've streamed it on a couple of computers, and it always seems to be there.
Don't see how Deadheads are getting shafted. I'm 1 and don't feel shafted. Nobody owes me anything, not even an EXPLANATION!!!!!!! Grow up move on. Life is good don't ruin it. MEAN PEOPLE SUCK!!!!!!!!!!
another great week of GOGD thanks to David and whoever. I understand the downloading dillema and am still getting over it myself. But people this is still a gift. Those of you who cannot stream, be patient. This Franklins sounds great! Peace everybody..........
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sorry for the interruption
...Rhino is running the country.
Either way Deadheads are getting shafted.
Ladies and gentlemen, we now return to our regularly schedule Rhino bashing program.
perhaps our president runs rhino records?
sorry, that was a potshot. but the door seemed to be open ...
Now that is a marketing plan that might have some legs.
Hal - you da' man!
Not sure what happens on that date. The next president will be sworn-in on or about 01-20-09.
Whoever it is will probably be no better, or worse, than the last 20 or so.
IMHO Thomas Jefferson was the last president who was qualified for the job.