Who's up for a revolutionary evolutionary ride? DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 30: FILLMORE EAST, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 1/2/70 captures the Grateful Dead as they make their first foray from the experimental 60s into their early 70s acoustic Americana period. Yes, this one is a little bit country and a little bit (psychedelic) rock and roll.
When the "Magnificent Seven" - Pigpen on percussion, T.C. on keys - first took the stage on 1/2/70, evidence was clear that the trip was about to take a turn. From their western wears to the twang in Jerry’s “broken-string blues,” it appeared they'd brought the Bakersfield sound to the Big Apple. They worked through much of what would become Workingman's Dead, stunning the crowd with laid-back numbers like "Uncle John's Band," "Casey Jones," and "Black Peter." Just the same, they satisfied 60s stalwarts with magical versions of "Dark Star," "St. Stephen," and "That's It For The Other One." Sonic alchemy, indeed!
DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 30: FILLMORE EAST, NEW YORK, New York 1/2/70 has been rounded out with a bit of 1/3/70 (the subscribers-only bonus disc features the bulk of 1/3/70). It was recorded by the great Owsley "Bear" Stanley and has been lovingly mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman.
DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 30 is limited to 20,000 individually-numbered copies*.
*Limited to 2 per order. Very limited quantity available.
... I “Dread the milky coming of the day” when Streaming takes over Physical Media/releases!😒 “The future's uncertain and the end is always near”...lol 🙏❤️😎
...I gave Dicks Picks #35 a full listen today, very much enjoyed this release even with some sonic anomaly difficulties, a sweet 1971 release for this Deadhead. Also finally heard Jerry Garcia’s “Electric on the Eel” boxset, first performance from August 29th 1987, Primo Audio Quality on my tubes, loving it all my brothers & sisters!
Be safe be at peace, have a grateful rest of your day. 🙏❤️😎
Well I consulted the dictionary app that came with my mac book pro. To my surprise it gave a very good explanation of all aspects of the streaming process. Since I'm an audiophile and taper I like my stuff as close to original file size and quality as possible. Of course the experience is only as good as it's weakest link. Personally I only have a handful of shows that are Mp4/ Mp3. When played at home (300 watt Adcom's / B&W floor speakers) in simple stereo they do sound less punchy than the Dead's product. Some vocals are absent. But I'm sure on a bluetooth mini-mono speaker they sound awesome. When I see those setups at parties and people rave about them, inside I'm laughing. (They remind me of the original grey Radio Shack Y adapters. The cheapest of interconnects). So with these kind of set-ups becoming more popular it's even more important to buy the 2020 Subscription the first day it's offered. After your order is secured, then activate your A.W.T.A.F. = Advance Warning Tell All Friends. I am very excited about this upcoming release. What an excellent A + set-list.
I know what Vguy is doing tonight.
I assume that 70-Sixtus is currently watching the B’s.
I’ll say go B’s on this tilt, and go Vguy Knights later tonight, but I offer no allegiances come Round 2.
Yeah. But, try being a Red Sox fan for 50 years.
Like I said last year.
Alex Tuch. Lift that puck.
Hey. I hate the Bruins too.
I didn’t stay up for that one.
4 goals in 4:01 to tie it up?
they are a cruel, cruel, cruel mistress.
"C'mon baby...winning's gonna be sooooo good....yeah, like that......
PSYCHE! BASEBALL BAT SLAM TO YOUR TEETH!!!"
Bob Weir is a big sports fan and has made numerous sports related references over the years.. the day after the 1985 World Series they premiered the song "Kansas City" at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta (the Royals won). I had a really good copy of that tape almost immediately and used to play the hell out of it.
Fox Theater - Atlanta, GA
My Brother Esau
Ramble On Rose
Touch Of Grey
Man Smart-Woman Smarter
Around And Around
"I wonder how many of you were watching TV last night.. well here we go, Kansas City, Kansas City here I come. They got some crazy little women there, I'm gonna get me one."
Those posts seemed benign enough though. A little harmless side passion never hurt anyone so long as it is kept in perspective. I typically avoid professional sports in general as I have a hard time watching (mostly football, baseball and basketball) teams hold municipalities hostage for tax funded arenas and perks. Money that in reality gets transferred from every day folks who might not even like sports to the people who seemingly need it the least. Hockey isn't that bad yet.. so I will watch an occasional game. Honestly.. even college sports has become a little corrupted. Ok.. back to your regularly scheduled drums and space.
Edit: Listening to that Miller now. Is it possible they didn't decide to play until that morning? It sounds pretty tight.. even the Bobby Slide and Jerry's lead, played simultaneously, sounded like they at least gave the arrangement some thought and practiced it a few times. Ahh.. I have never met a Peggy-O I wouldn't Marry-O. Memories, haven't listened to this show in years. Pretty good.. if 85 is your thing, but a warning.. Jerry's voice has that chasing the dragon edge, ok in some songs, not so good in others (Bramble on Rose for example).
....yeah. It still stings. One could say that should have been a two minute minor instead of a five minute major game misconduct. One could also say you don't give up four goals during said major. Or you could say both, like me. My brain hurts.
You’ll change your tune when Seattle gets its new hockey team.
Then you and Vguy can duke it out.
Thanks for the link Jim....required listening for your's truly and any KC Deadhead! Funny I was just listening to the new Albert King RSD release, "Born Under A Bad Sign", last night which features this KC classic tune!
Ah and 1985....fine year for sports if I don't say so myself. I was definitely watching game 7 that night when Brett Saberhagen & my Royals beat the Cardinals 11-0 to cap off a series in which we were down 3 games to 1. I think we were the first team ever to accomplish this feat in MLB.
Will have to finish listening to 10/28/1985 later today.....finished up 4/24/72 yesterday to keep pace in the Europe 72 march that many of us are on....
Have a GRATE day all!
That would be something.. Sponsored by Starbucks and Seattle's Best Coffee, the Seattle Caffeinators. Wonder what that would be like?
KCJanes, I was thinking of you when I remembered that show. The opening of the first set is pretty good, Sugaree, Kansas City and Peggy-O.
after that ridiculous Seahawks derp moment at the end of Super Bowl whatever (PASSING IN CLOSE QUARTERS WHEN MARSHAWN LYNCH IS RRRIIIIGGGGHHHHTTTT THEEEEEEEERE? RUFKM???) and the Cubs in 2003 and and and...
I will never again give sports emotional energy.
even with an NHL team coming to town.
Sorry Vguy, was rooting for them Knights, but that may have been the single best period of NHL playoff hockey in history, wow! Stoltzie, I still cannot watch SB 49.
The big debate in Seattle is what will the team be named, I like Sockeyes (after the salmon species) but also Sasquatch. Metropolitans was the original Seattle team name, they were also the first American team to win the Stanley Cup (1917). The Metropolitans again made it to the 1919 cup finals but it was cancelled because of the Spanish flu epidemic after 5 games. There's the history lesson for the day. Rock on.
Truly could care less about sports, but,,,, and I think all will agree. You NEVER left a show feeling like you lost. (ok bold statement, I can see the nay sayers already) But of all the show I saw and listen to, there was always a moment that lifted me, no, not the whole show, no, not the best, but never that 'we lost' feeling.
oh, and sorry your team lost? won? In either event, the sun came up this morning,,,, yay:-)
I didn't know that one was an RSD release this year. Surely one of the best blues albums-as albums-ever released. I've already got it twice on cd..but how great to have it on a prime cut weighty disc of vinyl.
I was never much good at sport when I was young. I was told that it was the taking part that mattered, not whether you won or lost. Didn't ring true then, either.
My copy was delivered yesterday...first time listening to this band. Really enjoyed it and will be spinning again soon. Some Zepplinesk blues roots I hear on this one. Will have to check out some other releases by Twink. I ended up scooping it up on eBay for $56.00 USD...not bad for a Double LP with really nice packaging and liner notes including a signed certificate of authenticity, by one of the band members I presume.
Good, I am glad you like it. I was very impressed with both the albums and their presentation... the booklet and the card signed by Twink.
As far as I know, Twink didn't make any other albums in the 60s or 70s, apart form Think Pink. He seems to have made four or five over the last few years, though. I have only got one of these. Its called "You Reached for the Stars", and its...okay.
If you were to get another album of a similar ilk, from the same era as Think Pink, then Neverneverland, by the Pink Fairies would definitely be the one to go for. It was made about two years later, with Twink on drums, and the same guitarist who is on Think Pink-Paul Rudolph. Its more of a standard rock album-but its great. You can get the cd in England quite cheaply, and it includes a few essential extras-including one of the best heavy rock singles ever made-Do It! backed by the equally thunderous "The Snake". In fact, this album has also just been re-released in a cheap box set of cds, with the two other Pink Fairies 70s albums, although Twink left after Neverneverland. No home should be without one!
I would also recommend two great psychedelic albums that Twink drummed on immediately prior to Think Pink. "Tomorrow", by Tomorrow, which has some great lead guitar playing by future Yes man Steve Howe, and the brilliant "S.F. Sorrow" by The Pretty Things.
A long post, and no Dead. There is a link, though-the Pink Fairies were apparently inspired by seeing The Dead in 1969 to have two drummers. The similarity ends there.
While you are waiting or after when you are satiated (for the moment) by upcoming DaP, I want to recommend tracking down Henry Kaiser's "The Deep Unreal", solo guitar from 2017. Spacy to throbbing, three longish pieces (22-25 minutes) and one pretty shorter one. Excellent.
I am also having a great time listening to Nels Cline. From BB&C's "The Veil" (avant-jazz/heavy guitar and sax improvs), to the beautiful Nels Cline Singers' "Insatiate" to Nels Cline's haunting solo "Coward".
One of the "B"s in BB&C is Tim Berne. For the more jazz adventurous of you, his Bloodcount group Paris concerts are intriguing.
The new Eric Dolphy 3-CD issuance "Musical Prophet".
And I always recommend looking behind the 'stars' (not that the ranking isn't probably correct) Coltrane, Davis, Monk, Mingus, Shorter, OColeman, Evans, et al., and listening to Mal Waldren, Tina Brooks, Jackie McLean, Steve Lacy, Andrew Hill, most anything bassist Richard Davis plays on.
Oh, and "Trout Mask Replica", which is the other/another side of "Anthem of the Sun".
Dennis, I know just what your saying, even a meh night of the dead always seemed like we won or were winning!
Sports on the other hand.......long time Buffalo fan is all I’ll say about that.
Vguy: I cant believe that shite....being an AVs fan I was watching/scouting the last few Knights game. Never thought the Sharks were going to win the series, though it did seem like the refs were trying to help them a bit last few games?
That was the wildest thing I think I’ve ever seen in sports...it was getting late so I was blowing through the third period on DVR high speed since the knights were up by 3 with what? about ten minutes left, thought this ones over, let’s get it on Knights versus AVs then, DOooooo, what the fug was that??......back up, start watching, ok one goal whatever, then 2, hmmmm, nah, ain’t gonna happen, then holy guacamole Batman all tied up. I’m still trying to get a grip!
Hate to see a team lose like that, whether I’m emotionally involved or not, it leaves a bad taste. I sorta get why they called that, but it sure looked like the guy just fell right in front of the oncoming guy and was just bad luck/coincidence not intentional? So lame to have that decide a Game 7.
Personally I’m sorta glad cause the sharks always choke, so for AVs sake I’d prefer the Sharks, wasn’t so keen on facing the Knights.....hang in there bra, at least you have the Dead!
Ok, now on to 4/24/72!
I haven't been over here in a while. Nice to see the boards are popping.
Just got the RSD release from the Warfield today. Giving it a spin (pun intended). It sounds really good. Sometimes these mellow, acoustic sets really hit the spot.
I've been meaning to ask folks here. Awhile back I was rolling through the Port Chester 71 shows, and I noticed at least a couple of times on different nights Bob would tell the crowd that Mickey was "under the weather" or "sorry he couldn't be here tonight". Of course that wasn't exactly the case. Were they just covering for him for the sake of the audience? Or did they not know where he was or why he took off?
1) 10-10-80 acoustic set (in progress)
2) 10-09-80 acoustic set
3) 03-18-71 from 30 trips
4) 4-6-82 Road Trips
5) E72 LP
Last Last 5
10) 03-18-90 (I think its 3-18? The one with a big Shakedown to start set 2)
As Vguy said, they still probably should not have given up 4 goals. But had it been a 2 min penalty things might be different.
It may suck but it’s not as bad as the Sabres ‘no goal’.
Funny that years later Hull and Hasek were on the Red Wings together.
Looks like it was a big day for RSD, and guess who was the big seller?
This year’s Record Store Day was such a success in fact, that the sales figures from physical units sold at retail locations around the country broke records set in previous years.
According to Nielsen Music, the 12th edition of the annual music holiday resulted in the industry-wide sales of 827,000 vinyl albums sold in the United States for in the week ending on April 18th, with 673,000 of those albums sold on-site at independent record stores. If those numbers weren’t impressive enough, Record Store Day also played a role in resulting in the third-largest sales week for vinyl since Nielsen Music started tracking the sale of physical recorded music back in 1991. And who said the music industry was dying?
This year’s Record Store Day also helped to break the vinyl sales record set last year when a total of 733,000 physical units were sold throughout the week—a 12.8% increase in total.
Amazingly, The top-selling Record Store Day-exclusive release this year happened to be from the Grateful Dead, thanks to the release their archival Warfield: San Francisco, California, October 9th, 1980 / October 10th, 1980 live album. Not bad for a band which never made many headlines based on album sales and hasn’t even been around since Jerry Garcia died in 1995.
Good to see GVF in the top 5. They need to release a live album next year and move up a notch.
Top Record Store Day Exclusive Albums at Independent Record Stores
Rank, Artist, Title
1. Grateful Dead, Warfield: San Francisco, California, October 9th, 1980 / October 10th, 1980
2. Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks: Test Pressing
3. Green Day, Green Day Live! Woodstock 1994
4. Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires
5. Pink Floyd, A Saucerful of Secrets
So I guess we will always remember this as the day the Dead sold out and went corporate.
(kidding, of course.. was trying for a catchy phrase like Touch Heads, but this is the best I could belt out).
I bought #1, Warfield, and it is EXCELLENT..!!!! My local record store still had a couple in stock today. I bought #2, Dylan's BOTT, but haven't given it a spin yet. I read people think the sound is not great. I also bought John Lennon's Imagine Raw. It was absolutely AMAZING...!!!!
That should have been a double minor at most. Regardless, you can't give up four goals. No excuse for that. Teams kill off 5 on 3s all the time without giving up a goal.
I feel bad for Canadaland. All three teams out in the first round. No surprise with the Leafs. They always fold. But, was hoping for the Jets to go deep again.
Looking forward to hockey in Seattle. Sockeyes would be a cool name. Steelhead too.
1985. my cardinals got robbed in game 6 (ironically i still hate instant replay), and then laid an egg in game 7. so i go to atlanta the next night to see the boys. it was the 1st time (of many) that ruby begonia hooked me up with tix, so we got front row smack dab in front of jerry both nights. so what does bobby do? plays kansas city blues. never have i been so depressed to hear a breakout song......
Turned my attention to some '87 Eel River.
Feels good! Is good!!
Some sports fans say, "if you can't handle a kick in your balls, you're not a fan/team."
I get it....the sting.
edit... agreed. Never left a Dead show with bitter taste.
1985...Don Dekinger...thank god instant replay didn’t exist back then, but you are correct, the Cardinals failed to over come the call not only in that game but also in game 7. Regardless, rest easy knowing that you got to ease some of the pain with a Dead show the next night, while I was told to be in bed 🤣lights out...
Grate story...thanks for sharing...put a smile on my face! Hopefully you at least enjoyed the rest of the show....I know I did tonight...especially the elusive My Brother Esau....shadow boxing the apocalypse, and wandering the land...
Edit: and please tell more about Ruby Begonia and first times and front row tickets! Sounds like a good story brewin!
I was sleeping but caught the replay the next day. That was an epic comeback. I think 5 minutes was the right call. But 4 goals scored on one PP, that is simply Vegas coming undone. Caps kind of choked last night as they had great momentum early on and should have put the Candy canes away. I'm a long suffering Rangers fan but still tune in to playoff hockey despite my team being out. Nothing quite like NHL Playoffs.
I am very much looking forward to receiving this new DaP. My annual revisiting of the Europe 72 Spring shows has me right back into a full fledged GD obsession. Was lucky to pick up all 22 shows a la carte over the years. Never has their been such a sustained run of brilliance night after night. Only wish I had a steamer trunk to store my treasures
4/25/77, Capitol Theatre, Passaic NJ.. Nice Peggy-O.. silky smooth Brown Eyed Women (tremendous song) in the immortal words of jrf68.. get some.
Reijo.. completely agree. Getting the steamer trunk was like trying Grateful Dead crack for the first time.
Ok, enough of the TIGDH sidetrack, back to my regularly scheduled listening.. I'm still on Newcastle!! argh.
I just had to look
that dude was OUT.
again...I highly recommend avoiding sports. stuff like that can kill ya.
1/6/78 post-drums is HOT
1/7/78 post-drums is HOT
except for 1/22/78, January 78 is pretty much overlooked.
Overlook it no more, my fellow Deadheads.
That 4/24/72 Dark Star. Phew, forgot what a beast. Hell that whole show is cooking. I can see why that was the first full release. “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro”, indeed....
GAME 7: “the call” more I watch it, the more I think 2 min crosscheck for original offense, Stasny’s was incidentally contact....lame. Yeah, what the hell happened to the caps last night? Up 3-1 and DOOOOOOOO!
Kinda cool there’s been so many upsets....
I was extreeeeemely impressed.
Speaking of (not) leaving a show with a bad taste in your mouth [see Phil's reaction to drinking the apple juice].. I didn't know this about Black Peter. I knew about the show and the mistaken alchemy & double dosing that lead to the super concentrated brew.. but not about giving birth to Black Peter. Interesting context.
You could see that one coming a mile away last night. I posted before I went to bed that they were in bad shape and woke up to see that they had lost. At least Ovechkin got to hold the Cup once.
Under normal circumstances, I don't think the refs call a major on that play. Or any penalty at all. A lot rougher plays happen every game. Seemed to be more of a awkward fall than anything else. The league used to have a rule that if blood was drawn, it was a mandatory double minor penalty. Not sure if that is still the case.
It's too bad he got hurt, but I wonder if the refs were told by the league to be on the lookout after what happened to TJ Oshie. Foegele barely nudged Oshie, but he fell oddly and broke his collarbone. That should not have been a penalty either.
I read that this is the first time since the league expanded in 1967 that all of the division winners are out in the first round. Seems odd, but I don't really like any of the remaining teams. Nevertheless, I'll watch every minute. Still the best playoff sport by far. And I'll jump on the St. Louis wagon.
Good luck to those with teams remaining and enjoy this funny read if you like.
Jim & Angry Jack; thanks for the interesting articles.
I knew of Burchfield, but don’t recall if I was familiar with his work. Pretty cool, sorta psychedelic, perhaps a bit dark, but heh, has me thinking. Isn’t that would good art will do?
Wish the gallery was built when I attended my alma mater....would of been a cool place to chillax and be high between classes!
Believe I’ve heard Hunter refer to this incident, not sure about Phil’s comments.....now of course I’m dying to know what show that was lol
Edit: CaseyJ, don’t be getting any ideas ; )
....but I found this interesting.
This is a good one.
There are many moments of utter magnificence, and frightening scariness. But the cohesive prevails, cause just listen to the last 5 minutes or so of this one. It totally rocks out and is so tight and energetic, taking on a new personality within the song. In fact, this got me to thinking: why is it that MANY Dark Stars head off into mesmerizing, cohesive, rollicking territory so often in like the last 5 minutes of the song? It happens a lot on this tour - but also it happens on a lot of other Dark Stars. Like, the tune nearly morphs into something else entirely and it chugs along almost effortlessly. Am I just taking out my @ss here? Anyone else notice this? Its probably more of a rhetorical question than anything, but was prompted by stoltzy and oro's nods.
Carry on, Hockey Dead Freaks! (I agree, it's an exciting time)
P.S. Jimmy that Black Peter article = Cool. What's even cooler is that friggin' painting.
Or what a show!
Funny.. listening to the He Was a Friend of Mine and getting caught up on work as I read your post. I have heard this show before.. the last of a four night run.
Phil reflects fondly of this show in Searching For The Sound.
Fillmore West - San Francisco, CA
Dancin' In The Streets >
He Was A Friend Of Mine >
China Cat Sunflower >
New Potato Caboose
Me And My Uncle
Turn On Your Lovelight +
The Things I Used To Do ++
Who's Lovin' You Tonight ++
Cryptical Envelopment >
The Other One >
(+) with Wayne Ceballos (vocals), without Pigpen
(++) with Elvin Bishop (guitar and vocals), without Garcia.
It has become obvious to me why I cannot seem to track to the date on my E72 revisit. Squirrel! ..and unfortunately the last New Potato Caboose performed by The Grateful Dead.
Sixtus.. right on regarding the many flowing, melodic trance nature [for lack of a better word] of Dark Star. I guess they wrote and arranged it such. I was thinking the same thing about Newcastle's The Other One when I listened to it last night. Melodic bliss, not a note wasted, not a note forced.. and it's not anywhere close to the best one.
Great reminder of why I love this site - fascinating stuff on the Dead I would never find on my own. Thanks for that link Jim! I thought I remember hearing that one could not actually ever OD on acid, but $50k worth of hits? I'm not sure I would want to test that theory - I scared myself plenty on just the cheap stuff floating around my town.
Vguy; I think Marchessault nailed it, at least that’s the way I saw it.....
Sixtus; agree, have noticed that energy intensification as they seem to start the musical conversation of what now?
Imho, that phenomenon is some of the Dead at there best. If I have time I want to revisit soon. Wasn’t giving the full listen while working on the to do list, although sometimes I think I actually dial in better like that? But last night that really blew me away, especially part 2.....and is it me or did I hear somewhere during the show, perhaps either during D.S. or maybe Trucking jam, but I recall hearing a Throwing Stones like jam in there somewhere??
Jim; thanks for jump stating the neurons, I thought that story sounded familiar. Need to reread Phil’s book.
Need to check that show out too, thanks for the research.
Deadaremydealer: can’t even imagine, and I’m guessing that was some Owsley or something “primo” as L.M.G. would say : )
Poor Hunter, I can recall at least one other similar Hunter story where he ended up with China Doll, unless I’m mixing up my stories and it was the same event? Seems the boy stepped in it a few times poor bastard, but hey, look at those amazing songs he got out of it....
FYI - This is the painting referenced in the article that reminds him of Black Peter.. not the one shown.
The one shown in the article does sort of visually hint at an acid trip where one might have "experienced every assassination he knew of."
Finishing up that show now, Phil seems to done a fine job, all things considered.
Oooo. That one is scary. And COOL.
BTW, I've decided that Mister Charlie is one of the consistently best songs of this E'72 Tour. It's just so f'ing punchy and personality-imbued and I love it.
....bartender asks, "Why the schlong face?"
4-25-69 Electric Theater~Chicago
Six songs and a Yellow Dog Story.
short but sweet...
...best selling of RSD 2019, the Grateful Dead - ‘Live at the Warfield’ !
Congrats to The Grateful Dead & deadheads for making all this possible !!! 🙏❤️😎 Primo! Rock on my brothers and sisters, peace be with you all.
I’m a day behind in my annual E 72 trip but all caught up now after taking in 4/24. That Dark Star is really something. And definitely heavy on the dissonance. Funny how they gallop into me and my uncle In the middle of all that weirdness. I often wonder what the foreign crowd waa thinking as they tagged along on that ride. Some serious boundary stretching. And yes the band cohesion in that rocking ending ensures a successful return to planet Earth’s familiar atmosphere. No easy task for that space ship to get back home safely.
And a shout out to Angry Jack Straw for sharing that entertaining Dead Spin opening round NHL link. Great read.