Grateful Dead

Madison Square Garden - September 20, 1990

Madison Square Garden

September 20, 1990

New York, NY US

Average: 4.9 (28 votes)


last "El Paso": 04-03-89 [113] - last "Playin Reprise": 10-16-89

Set List:

Feel Like a Stranger
It's All Over Now
Ramble on Rose
El Paso
Brown Eyed Women
Greatest Story Ever Told
U.S. Blues

China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Dark Star
Playin' Reprise
Dark Star
Throwin' Stones
Touch of Grey

Turn on Your Love Light

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Attendees of this show

terrapin201, dubai-escorts-bunnies, Brad125, kreutzbear, Frankie In atlanta, johnzias, rockit, GeoffHarrison, gmfeld,, brezit, soigne, rferinde, Robert Archer, curieye, slap22happy, pukegrub, RANGER15, Egg, pkslipknot, Hippiechick3868, jbm1969, Jackstrawdavect, Gen, joyarana, Laheyrj10, scottocs, surfdude67, doug moyer, paulb, dedhed1963, M.Laurentus, uponscrutiny, v32,, Purple Haze, SicMD, DanSeth, Harrington, Tweety42, andychatfield, hitmeister, augwest386, Dead-Droid, halloweenkid, amy_leader, jaygee, uptownww, shrinkrap50, VTSugaree, intrepid, jod9157, inanothertimes, eeephour, mvicere, gmjbeachside, Geodye420, waldo12, nico11377, windandraine, seltz, skharvey, CarrionCrow, jeffmags, friskie, whirldpeace, farmer john, the_wet_one, dredileogirl, elracko, pauln, atomheart, saigonmarc, martiniolive, Steve-o Brooklyn, billj79, mikespanelbus, charlieatc, darkstarcrashes, lazy, Barrtenderr, Musicalbeds, bunga032, SpentthenightinUtah, joebroomhead, wallcrasher3, Eldehbran, boonedeadhead, Kblair, Rolokid, saintstephen19, dolbeared, whiter, PHILSTARDRACUT, stroukoa, GR8FUL TED, mikemet, foreverahead, billnj71, gratefulbadger, Morganic, madbonger618, Mark Harvey, micah68, jlawless, zebadya, cdog, cozchaz09, scorpm64, evac171, junglejim, sludlow, jerseyjoe, Blysergic, nothing_comes_for_free, jam e, photoleon, hjleddy, gjs56, jhop321, nicklas59, John Galt, Deadercize 4 Life - formerly Bob Quinton, kluskiz, Bess, Ebirkfeld, Lost2AGirl, rrketchum, pennsylvaniapete, gatzapaul, Crystal Journey, powderjunky, Bettinadragonfly,, CEDFLOM, kenrock, bmurf, Brunfus, oldacemindshiva, goodlivin, Ruttco, Monad, matki822, Hoboken Head, aap526, Savage, MagicPEZ, dancingbear66, lookyloo, pw20197, frizzhead, JohnnyRock41, jsomoza, deadheadii, It Keeps Growing, wopte, deadheadfrom76, budda-08, IceCreamKid2, pflugs, dylan from canada, crafty, ch1narider, completebalance, richdead, glriggi, BKB, FreakDaddy, Supernaut, terrapinrichie, Lizardking, NNJDEADHEAD68, Grat3fulDad, eurodave, leep345, teknosapien, jesusslack, thehagg01, brobb, aina mama, bobby, aikox2, bobbyb, johnbgoode, GOONZQUAD, jaykuhles, skunjelefeti, DeadPhotog, wink8, yuletime, A. Friend, refsta, tattoohippy, zappy, nickelless, TaofSteve, muffin, aliceDmillionair, Good ol GD, jellohead, sickleban, jimi864, Upstate NY, Shov39, TJD, JJG4Ever, Dashoesoff, Bettylou, MeltIntoaDream, funkygoodpants, stuman, jay gd, seancanputt, captrips, Sleepy Monkey, Mr.Skjellyfetti, skskck911, blackandwhitepeter, gr8tfulandy, BHMorgan, Tanto, jgaito, Duude, john05hd, rastarick, Europe 90, dedhedesq, MDKrack, Headntales, schutzy, 9785, jdarr, LeftHandMonkeyWrench, Pha_Q, bellsonhershoes, jbass77bc, Rico, paddy25, ramblonrose, BULLHEADEDDOGS, SocietysPliers, walkindadog, GDfan, birdleson, sebastian, jedibob, Ted S, tcappellett, spacekat, rmarsmedic, Doughboy, HowardH, direwolf13, Zombielover, KingLono, deadset101, blondon1, Terrapin119, George C. Hartman, tommygutt, DFBWM, bshaky256, Valerie Stevenson, crazyfingers73, chinarider69, shnaholic, blkthroatedwind, andrewmyers, mstaggerlee, Shimanto, LuckyDice, Staggerlee1971, Josef, mary-sunshine, jzias, catchmohl, perrinaybara13, wiggumish, craig maceachern 2 dustyrose, melloslo, EightyEights, david515, wolf, chuck2007,, docflywheel, JBT420247, donkeypunch, owharfrat, DarkStarr36, johnh, roo, gregp123, Forever_Deadicated, robsegall1956, Josh, jerryskid, moosilauke, wharfrat8199, slicae611, crippledbutfree, Big-Gar, moff, JPNY2AZ, AikoBearzly, nathanleary, jpederzane, stock, hoptrip, stonyweirdo, ripple7, Symmetry, gratefuldoc, dead4days, fdnybri, stellablu11, Cosmiccharlie, sugareeluc, bonz713, WWTyson, captnbadass, bozack7, skatemaniac, Cookbitch, Offbeat-Andy, batcavejoe, tobydodds, garseeya53, midgeid, Vegan Mike, bribenk, reliablerays, chrish, Rutgers51581, ramble_on_schroedes, judyc7, ChakraDocMyles, SkookS, Lesh-Is-More, mcleary, nybill, gilco, walstib3, thanxjer, mrngdo, Tony_S, jillstraw, itslouis, IntoAshes, Woody, jamkoch, Kenman, EDupree, PsillyJim, Grateful1313, turnphilup, vernnlou, Lazy-Supp-Deal, Maliz, blackelk, RZ12-4-71, Kenpb, gratefuljo, robo2973, DaffyDuff, honest matt, 9-20-90, TERRIPIN, msgsec74, jonesgang, Billy Delion, Row Jimmy, darkstar394, Jack_Straw, crazyfingers, iGrateful, JerseySchwartz, battman, zappafreak, Lucab12, boxorain62, Stealth, sixstringsmoreorLesh, Post N. Steiner, gr8fuldavemd, enlightend rogue, skllbob, rodger allinson, jims, max g, Sabe, sbd61, Randi, dzemma, 2pigpen, paul, Sonicutes, kuu, unkljohn


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msgsec74's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Where's The Box Set ?

No More Needs To Be Said

Joined: Jun 7 2007
1st Dark Star

I near about hit the roof when they started it after Drums. It got into scary stuff during some Space parts in the middle.

First post-Brent China/Rider I think and it was a hot one. Bummed this wasn't the Dick's Pick choice from this run. Too long maybe?

enlightend rogue's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
1st set was hot 2nd set was nutz!!

This was my favorite show of the 90's!! I was in attendance and even recognized Jerry's lick's when it was played on the GDhour


Joined: Jun 9 2007
best China Rider

Hey now!
The China Rider for this show is just amazing, for a number of reasons:
1. Phil's bass line march during the transition jam, this may be his best playing ever in the 90's
2. Bobby's playing leading up to Rider, he shines with confidence and truly controls the flow of the jam
3. Jerry's celestial playing during China Cat (how regal) and when he just plain explodes when he takes his solo during Rider
4. Bruce's phrasing, he has some amazing licks during Bobby's verse of Rider (seriously,check this out) and is never in the way of what Jerry and the rest of the guys are accomplishing
5. Vince doens't get in the way either, and actually plays a nice little run during the transition- he plays what he needs to play for color and lays out when the big guns fire up
6. Billy is just plain dancing, when you listen to this on headphones and follow Billy around it is quite a rush
7. Mickey fuels the fire, he totally plays a supporting role on China Cat and adds wonderful color to Rider

The rest of the show is white hot as well, but the China Rider is just plain nuts. The Truckin' to open the second set is inspired, and the BE Women has a nice long jam. And oh yeah, they play that little romp post drumz. If anyone has a copy of this I can do a B&P for please let me know, I seem to have deep sixed my copy of this show...

Lay your ears on this show- it is one of the great ones!!!!!

Eric S. Crane
Roswell, GA

Joined: Jun 21 2007

Without question the greatest show I had the pleasure to attend. Very special.

Joined: Jun 26 2007
A great run

Even though it was a long week, this show was a great way to end their run at msg.

George C. Hartman's picture
Joined: Jul 9 2007
My last show....I think

It was a great show....if you go to YOUTUBE and search for "I know you rider" (MSG 9/20/ can get an idea of how powerfull the jamming and crowd interaction was.
I went to this show with my miserable wife (now ex) and she just never really "understood" I'm pretty sure this was my last show. I was fed up with the commercialism, stadiums, loud talking during drums and space.....and losing Brent...was very difficult. Fuck MSG----give me three nights at the Capital Theater anyday.

stone jack baller's picture
Joined: Jun 8 2007

Dark Star > Blizzard of the Garden morphs into the mothership and wings off to points unknown.

birdleson's picture
Joined: Jul 24 2007
That was end of the 6 show run.

I was beginning to burn out a little at that point.

johnnyg's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
even the most benign song rocked...

Crazy good show, why Dick L. released 9.16 instead of this insane rock concert, is beyond me. But its easy to be a monday morning vault expert.

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Madison Square Garden - September 20, 1990