Week of June 30, 1997
Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh talks about his compilation CD Fallout from the Phil Zone, released in 1997, with excerpts from most of the songs.
"'Midnight Hour' and 'Viola Lee' are two of my favorite songs that we ever did, and these are two of my favorite performances.... This is not designed or intended to be the absolute pinnacle of Grateful Dead performances.... The songs evolved over time, and so a performance that took place when we had just learned a song or written a song is going to be vastly different from a performance that took place five or ten years later, when we had been doing he song for that long.... Another good example of that is 'Jackaroe,'which has a totally different groove. This is one of the first performances of that song, and it has a totally different groove and feeling to it than the way we used to do it later, which was a lot faster."
"We always thought of 'Dancin' in the Streets' as the hippie anthem... Haight Street, 1967."
Bob Weir "never uses conventional chord sequences... there was never any easy way to fall into a pattern of any kind. Mozart was like this... you have to be conscious; you have to be awake."
Grateful Dead 11/1/68 Silver Dollar Fair, Chico CA
THAT'S IT FOR THE OTHER ONE
PHIL LESH in the PHIL ZONE
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