I always thought that was a good song to cover, however,
it should have been used as a double encore. Not a stand alone.
Alas, no one from the band ever asked my opinion on that topic.
“The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”
not liking black peter really stings...althea would be cause sometimes, though i've come around to liking the song...crazy fingers...always tried to go before the show started anyway and never drank inside...they usually sold draft beer in plastic go cups and draft gives me a crushing headache....
They had bathrooms there? What a concept - a HEAD going to the head. Come to think of it... I do remember going to the "Get High Room" and seeing a lot of porcelain and hearing water running...Constantly. You don't think?..........naaah.
"One More Saturday Night", and to a lesser degree, "Casey Jones", and any other boring, repetitious song, were the preferred ones for me to duck-out on; but really, I usually took my breaks when the band took theirs.
But the only time I ever wanted to leave a show was the debut of I Fought The Law in Richfield Spring '93. After all the hassles we went through and the cancelled show I felt like the Dead were proverbrially flipping us all off with this breakout.
Black Peter is a great tune because it has meaning to me- I was that sick dude at a time in my life that Black Peter came through a veil late one night... However, Bobby's slide on little red roosster ALWAYS made me cringe. First set duck out for me...
Usually drums for me... t'was just always right about "that time". Sometimes Rooster in set one. Knockin' had me packing everything up and heading for the exits to beat the crowd.
All you Victim hatas is crazy-- that one was a high point for me in the last couple years, but I like weird feedback over bell-tone piano schmooze, so to each her own.
Of course, my *first* bathroom break came between sets at my first show after waltzing with the celestial balls while on my back eyes closed for the whole first set. Lemme tell you, *that* was a friggin' trip and a half!! Woof...
For me it was It Must Have Been The Roses. Too slooow. Made Shawn Phillips sound hyper. And I like Shawn Phillips. When I heard this one I had the urge to listen to punk music right now. Real Fast. Where are the Clash?
It may have been that listening to Steal Your Face destroyed this one for me.
Everyone was smiling and swaying while Jerry was singing and I was going huh?
I am part of this big happy family? Help!
I like roses, I like the lyrics, I like the melody. I love the iconagraphy of the roses in the world of the Dead.
But like watermelon which I attempt to take a bite of every year to see if maybe sometime I will like it, I listen to It Must Have Been The Roses over and over and it just rarely clicks.
OK take away my Robert Hunter merit badge...
No hey, I like the way Hunter does it...
But some of you left when it was Dark Star?
And I thought I was weird and out there
I guess some of us Deadheads are Outsider Deadheads.
It takes all kinds to turn the wheel.
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
Hey Izzie, did you have a sudden urge to pee about halfway through listening to this week's Taper's section? Just kidding.
This weeks "Tapers" Dear Mr. Fantasy playing. Woops...........didn't make it. Old age, ya know