Welcome back to the Tapers’ Section, where this week we’ll check out some Grateful Dead music spanning 18 years, from 1971 to 1989, with a stop in 1981 to hear some excellent early-ish Brent music.
Our first stop this week is on 12/10/71 in St. Louis, where the Dead were rolling through their first tour featuring both Keith and Pigpen. Pigpen returned to the band on December 1, and stuck around for one more six month blast of creativity, including the Europe ’72 tour. From St. Louis, we have Truckin' > Drums > The Other One > Sitting On Top Of The World > The Other One > Not Fade Away > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > Not Fade Away, One More Saturday Night.
Next is the start pf the second set from 12/9/81 in Boulder, CO, one of those shows where virtually every song played is exceptional: Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain ; Estimated Prophet > He's Gone.
Lastly this week, from 12/8/89 at the LA Forum, we have the end of the second set, featuring I Will Take You Home ; The Other One ; Wharf Rat ; Throwing Stones ; Not Fade Away.
Be sure to join us here next week for more music from the vault.