Week of September 12, 1994
Grateful Dead 9/19/70 Fillmore East, New York City
NOT FADE AWAY->
Grateful Dead, Without a Net
LET IT GROW
Concluding our three-week run of awesome 1970 recordings, this show features a wild, F-word-laden "Lovelight." We present it here as it was broadcast; given the context, I didn't want to put plain ol' "bleep tones" in there, so I used sound effects in those spots.
Pigpen was doing one of his classic salacious raps, and when he uttered that word, Bobby stepped up and said, "Pigpen, did you say 'fuck'?"
I said "FUCK!" he roared, and the band put the pedal to the metal.
At the end of the show, the audience was out of its mind. The applause went on for a very long time, the house music came up (the Youngbloods again, "Get Together"), and eventually Phil and Pig came out to tell the audience Bobby had lost his voice, etc. Pigpen sent them home with one last profane exhortation, the house music came up, and eventually the crowd settled down and began to leave the building. After "Get Together" ends, you hear one guy scream one last thing: "Casey Jones!"
I had to abridge the post-show events for broadcast, but you get the gist of it.
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Thanks for listening! David Gans
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