What a setlist!... Made me jealous of those who saw this era live. Great sound… like ‘77 was yesterday. @derekb192 on 10/1/77, YouTube
Wow! Just as when you think eyes is gonna go to drums out of the bliss comes dancing! One of my all time fave moments! Not just classic 77 but classic ever dead! - @emrysdavies1215 on 10/1/77, YouTube
...this show was off the hook from the very get go. The Casey Jones is the best I've heard... beginning a jam that goes through each member going off on an instrumental solo. The end has them jamming so hard you can no longer hear them singing through it. Now you know you're in trouble (The Good Kind) when a show starts like that... Weirtheir on 10/2/77, Dead.net
Holy hell, the 10/2/77 Betty Board sounds incredible... I just wanted to pay homage to this unreleased gem, which features the lovely, tight playing you'd expect of a 77 show with some of the highest audio quality I've ever heard ... What a treat. u/monsteroftheweek13 on 10/2/77, Reddit
I told my mother I was going into Portland with friends. I never told her where I went... @jamesmoore3694 on 10/1/77, YouTube
We know where you've been and we're taking you back with the twice as nice DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 45: PARAMOUNT THEATRE, PORTLAND, OR - 10/1/77 & 10/2/77. Back-to-back complete previously unreleased shows on 4CDs? You betcha! Why? Because we couldn't pick one over the other of these two nights that have been described as "fire," "mind-frying," and "crispy" (bit of a theme here) too many times to count. Witness it for yourself when you dig into the inventive medleys and pristine sound, not to mention the first "Dupree's Diamond Blues" since '69 and the first live "Casey Jones" since '74.
Limited to 25,000 numbered copies, this release was recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson (with a boost from Bob Menke, more about that in David's video) and has been mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering. Grab a copy while you can.
*2 per order. Very limited quantity available.
....Screaming Suicide. 7.8/10.
Always looking forward to new metal up your ass.
One of the things I used to love about driving around all the time was listening to music while I did so. Obviously. And sometimes, what I was listening to corresponded beautifully with what was going on outside all around me. I can remember listening to Dark Side in the car while driving towards, through and out the other side of some typical English town. It seemed like the perfect soundtrack to the way people looked and were behaving. Hanging on in quiet desperation and all that...
I also like that version of Wish You Were Here with Stephane Grappelli on violin.
On the cover of this month's "Record Collector" there is a list of musicians names, with the letters R.I.P. printed after them. On top of a large recent photo of a grinning Iggy Pop.
Not done one for a while
Crooked Tree - Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway
This is my favourite album from 2022.
Live at the BBC 1967 - 1971 - Soft Machine
Not listened to this for some time, love the vocals by Kevin Ayers and Robert Wyatt in the early years
Live at the BBC - Barbara Thompson
Only heard the first 9 of the 14 CDs in this box but so far so good
Live at the Capitol Theatre - David Crosby and The Lighthouse Band
Rewatched the DVD of the December 2018 concert. Very good show.
Shiver meets Matthew Bourne Volume 1
This is the latest release on the Discus label which dropped through my letter box this morning. On first listen it’s sounding good. I look forward to several relistens.
Man, this is unexpected and painful. When I was younger, back in 1969, I was turned on to Crosby Stills and Nash from their appearance at Woodstock. Wow, what a beautiful combination of voices and such far out songs. Long Time Gone, Wooden Ships, Guinevere, they just go on and on. That first CSN lp was sooo good. Then Deva Vue, another masterpiece with Almost Cut my hair, a favorite played maximum volume when he was doing time, that all the inmates loved, and the warden hated. In between all of that was his first lp, If I could only remember my name. What can you say about this one, all the San Francisco stars played on this one, including our very own Mickey Hart and Good old Garcia. This was the one, another timeless, beautiful record. Cowboy Movie, so good and Music is Love, played that one a lot back then, seemed to always be playing in the background when amazing things happened. I was lucky enough to be in attendance when CSN&Y broke attendance records at an outdoor event in Tampa, Florida on 8-23-74. It was packed, shoulder to shoulder, unofficial counts total over 66,000. The one event I remember about the show, during Our House, Nash was on the piano, doing his thing and some fool in the audience set off a bottle rocket. It was quiet as a mouse, which is hard to do when there are so many people, and Bamm goes the rocket. Nash slams down the keyboard cover on his grand piano and storms off the stage. Stills appears from the wings and sits down with his acoustic and says "I'm from Tampa, went to school here, and I know what kind of person set that rocket off." From everyone screaming and yelling that Steve was from Tampa to dead quiet. Steven says, now that you got that out of your system, let's see if we can get Graham back out here. After thunderous applause, Nash creeps back on stage, sits down at the piano and plays the most beautiful Our House ever. The band came out together, then they did everyone's solo stuff, then they introduced Neil Young. Quite the memory.
Blows against the empire, If I could only remember my name, and the first CSN lp will always be a part of me, they were the beginning of my San Francisco love affair that is still ongoing.
Thanks David, you were and still are a part of my life's soundtrack. you will be missed.
I was never that much of a CSN fan, for some reason, but man, I love love loved the Byrds. And the If I Could Only Remember My Name, which is so steeped in Dead-like Marin Country vibes.
And I always thought Croz was an amazing interview. I used to wonder why all his ex-bandmates seemed to hate him, given that he was so articulate and had such interesting thoughts about everything and so obviously loved music so goddam much. I guess everybody’s an asshole when enormous quantities of cocaine are involved. Except me, of course. Give me a 12 pack and an 8 ball and I am always the most hilarious and charming person in the room. (Or so I seemed to think, back in the ‘80s. Egad, it makes me shiver to remember those days.)
Strange to lose Croz so soon after Jeff Beck. But also not strange. Death is the most natural thing in life, it has been said. We’ll see them, and each other, in the sweet by and by. Hopefully sometime before then we will receive our DaP 45s. We can never have too much ’77 Dead, and we can never have it too soon. Be well, my friends, and seize the day. We've only got so many of 'em left.
I found a download of the David and the Dorks at the Matrix on 12/15/70 (Crosby with Jerry, Phil and either/or Mickey/Billy). This is different from what I found before on the archive and includes "Laughing" plus 6 rehearsal tracks which were not on the Archive version .
Download at: 69 dot zippyshare dot com/v/qq0FCqdk/file.html
Read article at albumsthatshouldexist.blogspot dot com/2021/10/david-crosby-jerry-garcia-david-dorks.html
Hey, PTBARNUM. I was at the CSNT '74 show 2 nights later in Memphis. No bottle rockets tho, but they played nonstop in waves until after 1AM. Drove down to Baton Rouge the next day for my second year at LSU. Those were the days. And, for me, Croz and friends are an indelible part of the proverbial soundtrack of my life. Thank you David. Onward.
re: David and the Dorks
All I got was "file does not exist on this server."
I have been considering purchasing that Molly Tuttle album. You’ve just given me the last reason I needed to buy it. Thank you!!
Dave’s 45 ships next Friday. So a lot of you will be getting it the first week of February. And I’ll get it the 2nd or 3rd week, but it’s OK!! I can wait. It’s just difficult hearing your reviews while I’m waiting to hear MY copy. It does however, give some clues as to what I should pay close attention to.
Music is the Best!!
CSN opened at my first dead show in Buffalo '90.
I had been turned onto them in high school; I recall getting the CSN CD Box set shortly after it came out and delving into it bigtime; there were all kinds of songs I had never heard before many of which were gems within that box. Seeing CSN open for the GD was the one and only time I ever saw them, so I am glad I at least had that opportunity to see them on stage and harmonize together.
RIP, Mr. Crosby.
Try adding "3w"s before the "69" and replacing both "dot"s with a period (.)
The download address is also found at the bottom of the article.
That's all dead duh net will allow me to say – can't even repost what's in my previous post. But we're safe, right? Sheesh.
....never been to that venue. Any of you?
I also prefer The Byrds to any of David Crosby's later recordings. 5th Dimension and Younger Than Yesterday are great albums. Similarly with Jeff Beck - I prefer his Yardbirds recordings to his later 1970's more jazz orientated work. In a way, maybe both The Byrds and The Yardbirds got overlooked a bit, as they appeared to get overtaken, first by the more excessive music that was to follow in 1967 and 1968 and then by the back to the garden approach of 69-70. But the records they made still sound good to me after all these years.
So many great shows to release for a 1969 box set, 4/69 Avalon and Ark shows, 6/27 & 28/69 Santa Rosa Veterans Aud.. Ill bet there are some killer 1969 shows in Owsleys Boxes. Ten shows box set would be fantastic! Or, a combination 20 show 1969/1970 box. C'mon Dave, lets release those tapes, please.
didnt think I would be able to get back in. Kept asking me for email addy instead of the user name login. Finally found it. What a dumb ass I can be.
Great conversations this last week, still have some to read to catch up.
Definitely been a busy week. Saw Jeff Beck a couple of times and CSN (never with Y) and have a good Crosby story.
Sure hope I can send that one out if my brain cells can retrieve it.
Man it is so good, when all of the heads post about stuff, just great reading!
Do you know what we need? A nice stand-alone release it's been quite a long time since TPTB opened the vault & just released a show not attached to a series or boxset or anniversary if I'm not mistaken the last one was Hartford '77. Every year we get 4 Dave's Picks & a boxset why not release a show just for the fun releasing a show?
I'm expecting a stand-alone release from around 1973 to be released this year, and I'm expecting a remastered edition of Wake of the Flood will be included as a bonus disc. Hoping anyway.
Gary - there speaks the truth. I have noticed in the last few years when I talk with people, there are three categories of knowledge that I have. There are things I know and things I don't know. And increasingly, things I do know...but can't quite remember.
Been there a bunch, but years ago (did the Playboy Jazz Festival there for about 15 years running). If you can get a box, so much the better, but the "action" was always at the walkway at the very top! Used to be able to bring your own food and whatnot... but by far and away THE most important aspect is parking. It had always been "tandem" where you are landlocked by 4 other cars, so almost by definition, you're not leaving until the last of the die hards get to their cars. Highly recommend transportation busses that shuttle you in from various locations (I always drove to Pasadena, took their shuttle in).... a little more hassle, but you'll be grateful at the end of a long night when you just want to hit the road. I am certain you'll enjoy the show from any seat in this historic and unique venue. Cheers!
Ah yes, the fabled Hollywood Bowl. Bucket list venue, for sure. Thought the acoustics were good and the vibe is, well, Hollywood. There's still a magic in the air and an energy there unlike anywhere else... last time we went to a show, we got a hotel room within walking distance. I agree with everything China said, and would add, concessions (esp. alcohol) are hella expensive so you might want to get your shine on before entering to help keep costs down.
Just got tickets to Metallica in the round at SoFi... completely unlike the Hollywood Bowl that thing looks more like a spaceship. We'll see how things sound in there.
Nothing, however, compares to my home venue, Red Rocks. An absolute gem and the most naturally beautiful amphitheater I have yet attended. Just wish there were better shows, seems it's become the same old new hippie jam band shit every summer, none of which hold a candle to the Grateful Dead, IMO.
It's primal and it's recorded.
Some of the recordings sound a little crunchy and.. well.. like the masters had been listened to five times too many. But it gives great hope to see the first Banana Box release surface.
Went a few times in earrrly 80s
Miles Davis for one
I remember little about it, though.
GD 7/21/74 @ HB
How 'bou' dah for a standalone release?
Misty water colored mammaries…
DAVEROCK: lol, you nailed it!
The three things: what I actually know seems to decrease, what I don’t know grows logarithmically, and what I know I know, but can’t articulate, seems now to know no limits lol.
! I think I’ve forgotten more than some folks nowadays will ever know?
Now if I only could remember my name and telephone number hmmmm?
EDIT: I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: one big primal box from 67 through 70 including smoking partials. Something like E72 or Boxilla. Time is running out, WTF are they waiting for? This trickle it out shit sucks…#release the reels!
A very highly recommended show
....online randoms say the sound in the back isn't great. I got section F1 for Saturday and U3 for Sunday. Going solo as I usually do, as I like to wander wherever i want. Just happy to get in the building. Looking at booking a hotel within walking distance for sure, but Hollywood ain't stupid. Pricing is above average that weekend in April. Capitalism at its finest, but I get it.
Those shows will be #51 & #52 for me. Creeping up on my 60 Dead shows I attended.
I'll sign the petition. Oro bro, hope you're doing well up in Eagle. I may be coming through again so I'll be in touch.
And LedZed, you're "dead on" about the freakin' hippie "jam" bands at Red Rocks. Effin' wet noodles and what's the point of following an era with a weak attempt at more of the same. Guess there's a market for it.
Where you at in town, basically? I'm in Littleton, with a view of the Rocks from down the street.
I'll be grabbing TTB two nights and maybe one other show. I did have a great night years ago, when String Cheese opened for the ABB. Two young women were sandwiching me all night; got a bit crazy. One woman's boyfriend was drunk and laying on the ground, saying "You stop kissing my girlfriend, blah blah blah." He couldn't get up, so we got it on as best we could. The next night the ABB opened and I had to escape STI by saying I was moving to friends in lower rows, then I bolted!
I have always preferred small indoor venues to large outdoor ones. I'm sure Red Rocks is a beautiful place, but I wouldn't want to see a live band there I don't think. I have just watched the Jeff Beck live "Rock n' Roll Party" show on dvd, at a place called The Iridium Jazz Club in New York. That looks okay. I would far rather have seen him there than at either Red Rocks or The Hollywood Bowl.
Actually, my living room is my favourite venue these days.
....a thirty minute walk to the bowl. Said sold out on the Expedia front page, but I was able to secure it.
I also prefer small and indoors daverock, but Phish doesn't play those places anymore. Although, they are playing the Greek in Berkeley which is surprising. Holds 7,500.
And Red Rocks is a treasure. Did you really just say you wouldn't want to see a band there?? That doesn't compute. No offense.
For those interested a 10cd boxset ‘DAYS OF THE UNDERGROUND - THE STUDIO AND LIVE RECORDINGS 1977-1979’ by Hawkwind & Hawklords is due for release on March 31st
....anniversary release of DSOTM. Rainbows are offensive it seems.
Avatar changed accordingly.
Hopefully they won't win another election in a long while.
My somewhat political post for the month. I get it. Gay people are evil and are taking everything over! Geez.
as if Roger Waters gives a shit
2nd there is a rainbow in the original cover
3rd wow people actually waste energy griping
4th the album is 50 fehkin years old
5th gay people rock
....The Floyd are now considered "woke" to the uneducated.
The Floyd said that six years later. "We don't need no education".
You are a teacher, correct PF? Yup.
I have a few gay friends and family. They are good people.
There is a triangle aka pyramid aka prism on the original cover
Eyeroll for next ten minutes
....Valdez In The Country worth the price of admission. 🔥
I've never heard that song before, nor considered it in Garcia's repertoire.
Pleasant surprise to be sure.
The Great Rainbow Controversy will help sell more copies of the new release
Creative set list
Now 12 11 69
Looks interesting. If anyone is contemplating buying Dark Side of the Moon again, I would respectfully point them in this direction.
I've never been to Red Rocks, and it looks beautiful on photographs, but I can't imagine enjoying a live band there - The Dead excluded. But even there, I'm happier indoors when I'm listening to live music. Some places of natural beauty are spoiled by great crowds of people. One of the most interesting towns in England is Glastonbury. The worst time to go is when the festival is on. Great to wake up at the crack of dawn when there is hardly anyone about, climb Glastonbury Tor, and look out over the landscape.
Death Don't Have No Mercy, check it out, great version! This show was broadcast live on KPFA in 1969, it would a great release as part of a 1969 box set..
As a homage to David Crosby, I recently pulled out some of his better albums he was a big part of, including the Sam Francisco triumvirate of “If I Could Only Remember My Name”, “Blows Against The Empire”, and the first Crosby/Nash album (“Baron Von Tollbooth” has many of the same players and pedigree, but a weaker execution). Garcia, Lesh, Mickey and Bill are prominent and outstanding on these records, and the Wall Song is one of the trippiest songs these guys ever did. Only Lesh could have brought that rumbling bass line so well to that song. I revisited Crosby’s “Voyage” box set, and some odds and ends from the Byrds and CSN. An incredibly impressive body of work (some of his Byrds work still sounds amazing after almost six decades).
He leaves a great legacy, no doubt.
I'd forgotten David Crosby was on that one. A great record - one of my favorite Jefferson.......albums. "Sunfighter" is another really good one.
Heard it over the past 24 hours on archive
Release them, Please.
Red Rocks is one of the finest concert venues on planet earth. It's my all time favorite venue. My last visit was for the summer 87 Dead shows followed by the Telluride shows. Big fun.
Vguy - Banana Bungalow Hostel is cheap, and within walking distance. It even has a pool. Saw D&C in 2019, shakedown st was as massive as you'll ever see. Saw two guys get in a fist fight over nitros. If you drink, get in line right away and buy an entire bottle of wine. It seriously takes at least 30 minutes to get a beer or take a piss. Two shows, no beer, no restroom either time. It's a grate venue regardless, think it was the CCC who built it.
PS - Howlin' Rays, & Waffles, Salsa and Beer
....booked the Hotel Hollywood. Relatively cheap. $140 per night. Higher than normal because of the concerts but understandable. 1.2 mile walk. 30 minutes according to google maps.
I usually carry a plastic flask in my sock when I go to concerts or hockey games. Not that I'm cheap, but I'm not stupid.
Speaking of cool venues, there is The Caves in Pelham, Tennessee.
My two most favorite venues back to back.
I stupidly passed on Telluride '87.
Saw many Bluegrass Festivals there though.
Red Rocks August '78 shows weren't even crowded.
Stealth quickly announced shows so no mail order.
Back then that was key to getting everybody following a tour.
Had our pick of seats without the rush or hassle of early arrival.
Like DR just not fond of crowds anymore so looking forward to my local city park, which just added a small ampitheater, getting in some good acts. Can't wait for summer.
Another tasty show
Game not over yet though
Backup QB to Mahomes comes in
98 yard drive for TD