Listening alot to
The "Olympia Show" from Europe 72 box set, Thank you folks for selling individual shows!!! Olympia is just about the best thing I have ever heard, a very unique time in Dead History and it sounds awesome.
It is a shame there were so many problems with the box set, EU72 is what turned me on to the Dead. A friend of mine has the whole box set, He says the first ten shows are unlistenable to because there is so much distortion.
what ive been listening to alot on my mp3 player includes iron butterfly live album, gratefuld dead 9-3-67 and skeletons from the closet, aoxomoxoa, blue cheer's first album, nuggets compilation, joe cocker's greatest hits, syd barrett madcap laughs and barrett, the beatles revolver and rubber soul, amboy dukes journey to the center of the mind, hawkwinds in search of space and hall of the mountain grill, pink floyd the early singles, having a rave up with the yardbirds, and arlo guthrie's runnin down the road.
I just downloaded a bunch of Dr. Dog albums. They are a band from Philly with great pop/rock songs and Beach Boy/Beatles-like harmonies. They have been making me smile ever since I found them, (which is about 3-4 years later than most of the people I have found that like them.) Check em' out! I am particularly fond of their albums "Easy Beat" and "Fate" right now... though the others are great too!
Right around Christmas, I decided to listen to every song on every album on my iPod and weed out the stuff I really like/want to keep from the stuff I can live without. With that said, here are a few albums I've absolutely fallen in with and listen to on a regular basis:
- "At Fillmore East (Deluxe Edition)" by The Allman Brothers Band
- "Warpaint Live" by The Black Crowes
- "Honey Pig" by Bosley
- "Safe as Milk" by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
- "Soul Exorcism Redux" by James Chance & the Contortions
- "Carnegie Hall" by Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention
- "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" by The Huntingtons
- "In the Court of the Crimson King" by King Crimson *200 gram vinyl ed.*
- "Hard Ways" by Los Duggans
- "Talking Songs for Walking/Necklace of Heads" by Lungfish
- "Dark Side of the Moon" by Pink Floyd
- "Complete Control Sessions" by Scream
- "Stretching Out" by The Skatalites
- "Univox" by Univox
Government Mule....12/16/06...Official Live Muletracks download.
Grateful Dead....04/07/72...Official Live Box Set Item.
Little Feat....07/27/04...Chris Cafiero Sennheiser source.
I got my Dave's Pick CDs this afternoon and for some reason I can't seem to get the goofy grin off my face.
JEP - This is exactly what I need to hear today and I didn't even know it until they arrived and I loaded up the disks. Thank you!
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleoo
They Love Each Other
Lazy Lightning >
Scarlet Begonias >
Fire On The Mountain
Estimated Prophet >
He's Gone >
The Other One >
Wharf Rat >
The Other One >
The Wheel >
Around And Around
Johnny B. Goode
We should swap Art Bell shows. Although it's not the same as it used to be, my wife and I fall asleep every night listening to Coast to Coast. I know I'm not the only one.
A friend of mine recently passed on an AWESOME
10/5/05 instant live recording of the Black Crowes at the 9:30 club. OUTSTANDING GIG. With that package he also passed on two Chris Robinson Brotherhood gigs and a copy of his second solo effort "This Magnificent Distance" and I can't get over them. Train Robbers is one of the greater tracks I have heard in a long time. I can't believe I went this long without getting into Chris' solo records.
and the ever-presents that NEVER leave my stereo
David Crosby-If I Could Only Remember my name
Paul Kantner-Blows Against The Empire
Moby Grape-Live Bootleg (official release from sundazed)
The Allman Brothers Band-One Way Out: An Evening at The Beacon Theatre
And for X-mas a friend gave me a flash drive with the complete Europe 72 recordings. That alone made me cry and I still haven't listened to all of them although I really dig the Rotterdam radio broadcast and Hamburg.
That's it for...this one.
Check out the excellent sequence of MD>PITB>UJB>PITB. I especially love the MD, as Jerry's vocals are strong and his playing superb - particularly in the last few minutes prior to transitioning into PITB1. Happy Friday!
I've really been digging Jesse McReynolds plays the songs of the Grateful Dead, a tributie to Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. It's got a killer version of Birdsong and I think the best Alabamam Getaway I've ever heard. He's a bluegrass legend. Kind of ironic that Jerry use to follow him and his brother, Jim, around back in the day and now the teacher pays tribute to the follower.