Grateful Dead

September 6 - September 12, 2010

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section in our Labor Day week installment of your dose of Dead from the vault. This week we have some music from 1978, 1986 and 1989.

Our first stop this week is in Nashville on 4/22/78, with the start of the second set featuring Lazy Lightning>Supplication, It Must Have Been The Roses, Estimated Prophet>Eyes Of The World>Rhythm Devils. This April, 1978 tour is when the standard drum duet expanded into a full-blown sonic assault with band members and crew making sounds with just about anything they had on hand. There are terrific examples of this from the May tour's 5/10&11/78 shows that make up Dick's Picks 25. Note that this is a very rare second set Lazy Lightning>Supplication, a combination usually from the first set.

Next from 4/22/86, exactly eight years after our previous selection, we have the entire first set from the Berkeley Community Theatre, made up of Box Of Rain ; Visions Of Johanna ; Mama Tried ; Big River ; Bird Song ; Little Red Rooster ; Deal. That opening duo of songs is a very rare opener of Box followed by the much-loved Visions. If you get a chance to hear the Maybe You Know How I'm Feeling from the night before on 4/21/86, check it out for one of Brent's most intense performances.

Lastly this week, we have the first set from 4/30/89 at Irvine, consisting of Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo > Wang Dang Doodle ; Stagger Lee ; When I Paint My Masterpiece ; Tennessee Jed ; We Can Run ; Picasso Moon > Deal. Spring of 1989 through Spring of 1990 was a sustained, year-long period of excellence for the Grateful Dead, and the Irvine run certainly exemplifies that. This is the second-ever live version of Picasso Moon.

Be sure to join us next week for more great tunes. As always, we welcome and encourage your questions and comments to the email address below. Thanks for stopping in.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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FRIEND OF THE RHYTHM DEVILS

Hey Man,
Was just revisiting Dick's 25 earlier this week as well as
my vinyl copy of Apocalypse Now sessions.
ESP for you to bust out the Nashville '78 piece to include
> Rhythm Devils>Always welcome inside this house!
Merci Beaucoup Monsieur Lemieux

shwack in nh

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DuuuuHHH

Check the DEAL.................

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Stagger Lee

Bizarrre!!!!!!!!!!!

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More and then..... .. ...M

Limits are so limitting, maybe. Hi all you folks lovin the tunes. Hooot.!

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jerry and bob

i love to hear jerry sing bob dylan songs--

voj in particular-- i love the opening lyric and have used it in my creative writing class several times to discuss atmosphere and tone and how less is sometimes so much more...

thanks for these picks this week, david-- as always-- i enjoy every note-

caroline

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Not A Complaint

But I was just wondering why you abandoned the idea of posting stuff from the week in question. I always looked forward to guessing which shows would be featured and if any I attended would be played.

As it stands now, the Taper's Section is just a random sampling of Dead Tunes--which of course is excellent and appreciated, but......

"That path is for, your steps alone."

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the 78 stuff has the

the 78 stuff has the channels backwards.
so what's new/

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thank you

love it all ,thanks dave and the dead.

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Picasso Moon

I listened to this '89 first because I saw nearly all the shows that year, except this run and a couple other spots. Listening to Bobby struggle to find his voice in Picasso Moon is classic! Love it!
Thanks David for Keepin' the Music Flowing. It is pretty special for me since I live in China!

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78!

Hell yeah! Smokin' tunes from 78 here. Thanks for this as 78 is near and dear to my heart. Thanks again for another tasty set of tunes on a Monday.

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