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    Grateful Dead Hour no.778

    Week of August 18, 2003

    Concluding the second set of 6/25/85, which we started in last week's podcast. Also in this week's post, a couple of excerpts from the then-new Dick's Picks Picks volume 29, a 6-CD set with two shows from the band's amazing Spring 1977 tour.

    "Samson and Delilah" is preceded by a hilarious comedy bit: as the band prepared to begin the second set at the Fox Theater in Atlanta on May 19, guitarist Bob Weir announced to the audience: "Before we get started, maybe we should all take part in an exercise - a simple exercise: I want every one of you out there to stand up real slow, put your hands in the air, and turn around real slow. And don't try anything funny 'cause I've got you covered. Thank you."

    As the crowd laughs and cheers, drummer Bill Kreutzmann is heard to say, "That wasn't good enough!"

    One wonders what backstage discussion gave rise to this great moment in Grateful Dead history. It was one of my favorite bootleg tapes for years, and I had played it on the GD Hour twice before, so I was very happy when it showed up in an official release.

    Enjoy!
    - David Gans

    Grateful Dead 6/25/85 Blossom Music Ctr, Cuyahoga Falls OH
    SPACE->
    THE WHEEL->
    PLAYING IN THE BAND->
    CHINA DOLL->
    SUGAR MAGNOLIA
    TOUCH OF GREY

    Grateful Dead, Dick's Picks vol. 29 (May 19 & 21, 1977)
    SAMSON AND DELILAH
    TENNESSEE JED

    Every Wednesday, we post a program from the >Grateful Dead Hour archives for your enjoyment and enlightenment. You can browse or search the playlists - by song title, show date, guest name, etc - at >gdhour.com or on the >GD Hour Search page, and let me know what program(s) you'd like to hear by emailing me at gdhour@dead.net.

    Thanks for listening!
    David Gans

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    C.B.NeaL
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    memories....OHIO Summer '85
    I arrived at this show(6.25.85) and and while B-lining for the gates and JUST missed one of only 5 DAY TRIPPERS! AAAHH. I guess it didn't matter anyway. The entire show was FAT!. The ol' Monte Carlo had a plugged fuel filter on the way up from the Cinci-RiverBend gig. You take what you can get! Left my wallet in Indianapolis on the way to that RiverBend show the day before(6.24.85); had to turn @ and fetch that. Missed the first set down there, but-the second set could't have been a better constallation. Cant complain> S*** Happenz. It's circumstances such as that-shows being snowed out, cancelled ,and not getting into the FIRST show of the LAST tour(3-17-95/Philly){said my ticket was"fake"[not a chance]-Pff: they had to start thinning out the impending East Coast surge, One-Way-or-Another}- that my show 100th landed me @ Soldiers Field on 7-19-95, THEE Last Show! I said I was gonna retire after 100 shows........D'OH!. Sorry everyone. Ah, some of us were on our way out, anaway~~unfortunately. No regrets-Peaceand all that---CBN
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    That's the most SMOKING
    That's the most SMOKING TOUCH OF GREY I've heard to date...it ROCKED...
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Week of August 18, 2003

Concluding the second set of 6/25/85, which we started in last week's podcast. Also in this week's post, a couple of excerpts from the then-new Dick's Picks Picks volume 29, a 6-CD set with two shows from the band's amazing Spring 1977 tour.

"Samson and Delilah" is preceded by a hilarious comedy bit: as the band prepared to begin the second set at the Fox Theater in Atlanta on May 19, guitarist Bob Weir announced to the audience: "Before we get started, maybe we should all take part in an exercise - a simple exercise: I want every one of you out there to stand up real slow, put your hands in the air, and turn around real slow. And don't try anything funny 'cause I've got you covered. Thank you."

As the crowd laughs and cheers, drummer Bill Kreutzmann is heard to say, "That wasn't good enough!"

One wonders what backstage discussion gave rise to this great moment in Grateful Dead history. It was one of my favorite bootleg tapes for years, and I had played it on the GD Hour twice before, so I was very happy when it showed up in an official release.

Enjoy!
- David Gans

Grateful Dead 6/25/85 Blossom Music Ctr, Cuyahoga Falls OH
SPACE->
THE WHEEL->
PLAYING IN THE BAND->
CHINA DOLL->
SUGAR MAGNOLIA
TOUCH OF GREY

Grateful Dead, Dick's Picks vol. 29 (May 19 & 21, 1977)
SAMSON AND DELILAH
TENNESSEE JED

Every Wednesday, we post a program from the >Grateful Dead Hour archives for your enjoyment and enlightenment. You can browse or search the playlists - by song title, show date, guest name, etc - at >gdhour.com or on the >GD Hour Search page, and let me know what program(s) you'd like to hear by emailing me at gdhour@dead.net.

Thanks for listening!
David Gans

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I arrived at this show(6.25.85) and and while B-lining for the gates and JUST missed one of only 5 DAY TRIPPERS! AAAHH. I guess it didn't matter anyway. The entire show was FAT!. The ol' Monte Carlo had a plugged fuel filter on the way up from the Cinci-RiverBend gig. You take what you can get! Left my wallet in Indianapolis on the way to that RiverBend show the day before(6.24.85); had to turn @ and fetch that. Missed the first set down there, but-the second set could't have been a better constallation. Cant complain> S*** Happenz. It's circumstances such as that-shows being snowed out, cancelled ,and not getting into the FIRST show of the LAST tour(3-17-95/Philly){said my ticket was"fake"[not a chance]-Pff: they had to start thinning out the impending East Coast surge, One-Way-or-Another}- that my show 100th landed me @ Soldiers Field on 7-19-95, THEE Last Show! I said I was gonna retire after 100 shows........D'OH!. Sorry everyone. Ah, some of us were on our way out, anaway~~unfortunately. No regrets-Peaceand all that---CBN