From the Mars Hotel 50: Pride of Cucamonga

Episode Duration: 01:27:24

The Deadcast explores Phil Lesh & Bobby Petersen’s “Pride of Cucamonga” (featuring lost lyrics & session pedal steel player John McFee), the Dead’s August ‘74 east coast trip (with Ned Lagin & an extended stop at Roosevelt Stadium), & the band’s decision to take a road hiatus.

 

Guests: Ron Rakow, Ned Lagin, Alan Trist, Richard Loren, Richie Pechner, Andy Leonard, Steve Brown, John McFee, Ira Kaplan, Gary Lambert, Steve Silberman, Ihor Slabicky, Todd Ellenberg, John Potenza, David Lemieux, Brian Kehew, Nicholas Meriwether

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by Jesse Jarnow

 

Ned Lagin joined the Grateful Dead on the road in the summer of 1974, performing Seastones sets with Phil Lesh and other members of the Dead, which made its debut at the Miami Jai Alai Fronton. We spoke with him extensively on our Nedcast and Unbroken Chain episodes. His work is documented at NedBase, including some super-cool photos of him soundchecking at Roosevelt Stadium in August 1974. The expanded Seastones and Ned’s wonderful recent album Cat Dreams are available from Ned’s site.

 

Nicholas G. Meriwether is the founder of the Grateful Dead Studies Association and the interdisciplinary journal Grateful Dead Studies

 

Fredric Dannen’s 1991 book Hit Men: Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business tells the intense story of radio promotion in the 1970s.

 

From the Mars Hotel TV ad, aired October 1974: 

 

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    Listening to your song-by-song breakdown of Mars Hotel. Blown away by the incredible detail
    and tons of facts you are taking the time to impart. I love all the behind the scenes stuff,
    Many thanks!
    obster

The Deadcast explores Phil Lesh & Bobby Petersen’s “Pride of Cucamonga” (featuring lost lyrics & session pedal steel player John McFee), the Dead’s August ‘74 east coast trip (with Ned Lagin & an extended stop at Roosevelt Stadium), & the band’s decision to take a road hiatus.

 

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Ron Rakow, Ned Lagin, Alan Trist, Richard Loren, Richie Pechner, Andy Leonard, Steve Brown, John McFee, Ira Kaplan, Gary Lambert, Steve Silberman, Ihor Slabicky, Todd Ellenberg, John Potenza, David Lemieux, Brian Kehew, Nicholas Meriwether
Supplemental Materials

by Jesse Jarnow

 

Ned Lagin joined the Grateful Dead on the road in the summer of 1974, performing Seastones sets with Phil Lesh and other members of the Dead, which made its debut at the Miami Jai Alai Fronton. We spoke with him extensively on our Nedcast and Unbroken Chain episodes. His work is documented at NedBase, including some super-cool photos of him soundchecking at Roosevelt Stadium in August 1974. The expanded Seastones and Ned’s wonderful recent album Cat Dreams are available from Ned’s site.

 

Nicholas G. Meriwether is the founder of the Grateful Dead Studies Association and the interdisciplinary journal Grateful Dead Studies

 

Fredric Dannen’s 1991 book Hit Men: Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business tells the intense story of radio promotion in the 1970s.

 

From the Mars Hotel TV ad, aired October 1974: 

 

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Listening to your song-by-song breakdown of Mars Hotel. Blown away by the incredible detail
and tons of facts you are taking the time to impart. I love all the behind the scenes stuff,
Many thanks!
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