Week of October 23, 1995
Conclusion of a two-part interview with Bob Weir and Phil Lesh around the time of the release of Hundred Year Hall, a two-CD set recorded April 26, 1972 in Frankfurt, Germany, during the deservedly-legendary Europe '72 tour. WNEW-FM DJ Marty Martinez and I did the interview with Bob and Phil in Bob's northern California studio.
You'll find a transcript here. An excerpt:
Gans: I remember a version [of "The Other One"] from ... late in '67. You had a different set of lyrics - a second verse that went, "The heat down at the jail/They weren't very smart," or something like that...
Weir: Yeah, that was after my little -
Lesh: Water balloon episode?
Weir: I got him good. I was on the third floor of our place in the Haight-Ashbury, and there was this cop who was illegally searching a car belonging to a friend of ours down on the street - the cops used to harass us every chance they got. They didn't care for the hippies back then. So I had a water balloon, and what was I gonna do with this water balloon, come on.
Lesh: Just happened*to have a water balloon, in his hand, ladies and gentlemen.
Weir: And so I got him right square on the head -
Lesh: A prettier shot you never saw.
Weir: - and, uh, he couldn't tell where it was comin' from, but then I had to go and go downstairs and walk across the street and just grin at him -
Lesh, Martinez, Gans:
Weir: - and sorta rub it in a little bit.
Interview: Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Marty Martinez, David Gans
Grateful Dead, Hundred Year Hall
THE OTHER ONE (excerpt)
TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT
GOIN' DOWN THE ROAD FEELIN' BAD->
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- David Gans