Oklahoma gets all the good shows....
....end second set Morning Dew followed by a Sugar Mags? Hmmm. Punchy.
They tried to top that Mind Left Body, and actually did it!!
Three song encore. Because why the fuck not?
Stay safe my friends. Wash hands.
The Dead Rock The Cape
Lookin’ forward to night 1 on the Cape.
May have listened to Set 2 of night 2 to prep..
That was awesome!
Dicks picks #19
. this is a Primo Setlist for my liking, it’s mind blowing to say the least how the Dead played from the start of the performance and then bring everything together starting during the second set and the entire Third Disk!!! “H0LY Toledo” !my brothers & sister’s! This Is the “good Old Grateful Dead” at one of their best musical eras in the bands entire career, IMO at least.
Interesting’Dark Star’ for sure, I dig it!
Love the Morning Dew absolutely Bella!
Rock on everyone, have a grateful day! 🙏❤️💀🌹
Lying Back And Letting It Flow in Oklahoma
It's been fun to visit Oklahoma City '73 again.
Got Distracted during Set 2 yesterday (damn real world stuff!) so I had to revisit the Dark Star this AM.
Mind Leaving Body right now
It's a great way to start the day.
Oh, the places we can go.. next up Cape Cod '79
Have a Grate day everyone!
Sunday Morning Bach
Jerry quoting a little bit of Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring at 9:18 in Morning Dew.
Huge Morning Dew after Major Dark Star.. that’s some good Sunday Morning Music.
And then as mentioned here… Triple Encore of Eyes > Stella, Johnny B. Goode.
Yeah that’s some majorly good Dead.
Alright, time to time travel some more.
I also went with the Oklahoma Dark Star onwards for this Sunday Morning. Yes, this is perfect morning music. Great catch on the Bach! I would never have noticed that. I'm beginning to understand why this show is so revered. I just needed some good focused listening...
RE: Sunday Morning
I wish I could take the credit and that my ear was that sharp to pick that out on the fly.
But the credit goes to Tom Ferraro and his review in the Taper's Compendium Volume 1 (which is great by the way).
He mentions it and then I had fun listening for it and lo.. Jesu was there.
Great way to start the day for sure.
Nice pick today GOLLUM!
Set 1 was a nice follow up to my Sunday Morning voyage through October '73 and I've made it to Franklin's Tower which is a massive 17 minutes long... I'm excited to hear where it goes.
So far so good.
PS - You should check out the next night SBD if you find yourself with time to spare... The Set 2 China > Rider & PITB are EPIC. I plan on listening to Set 1 of that show later and might just listen to the aforementioned songs again. That Franklin is over 21 minutes long for a total of over 35 minutes of Franklin's Tower in 24 hours.. who can pass that up?
(Another nod to the Taper's Compendium, this time Volume 2 for pointing out that tidbit as well).
Have Fun & Good Listening!
Gonna mix some Dylan into my listening today....
....Happy Birthday to the wordsmith of wordsmiths.
Thanks for the tip on the Cape Cod 10/28 show GOGD. I listened to the tunes you mentioned and loved them. That show certainly seems at least as good as the 10/27 show. But anyways 10/27 seems mighty fine! I liked the Stagger Lee, Sailor-Saint, and OtherOne-NFA the most. I need to listen to the Dancing- Franklin's jam a few more times. That Dancing jam is queer bird, and I'm not sure what to make of it. So, Brent's getting some weird sounds from his keys the first 9 minutes, and then there's like a loud velcro rip sound, and his keys are back to normal?! I need to listen to it a few more times- it's a queer bird and I need some more time to digest it.
I'm into a 1979 rediscovery phase, ever since the 12/26/79 discussion here a few weeks ago. I always loved the "Friend" and UJB from that show but never got beyond that. Now, I'm finally seeing the greatness of the whole show. It's my favorite Brent show now, by a long shot. (thanks to this forum!) Now I'm giving the 2 fall/winter 79 Road trips some much needed and overdue love.
Have a great Memorial Day, all.
The 45 second mark of Big River....
....cues up a nice little Cumberland riff. Playing two songs at once. Nice.
Still Sunday pst
This Minglewood is not like the others....
....spiced up w/ a little psychedelic psauce. Noticed it goes into an aud at the 3:35 mark for thirty seconds.
That's a great Minglewood! I don't know of a better "Stagger Lee" I forgot how much I liked that song...
The Stagger Lee loped along in second gear....
"You can hear them calling on the wind" - Lost Sailor
....Dancin' -> Franklin's. Eep that half hour. Nudging up the volume. Finding that sweet spot.
The velcro rip at nine minutes....
....then they are smack in the middle of a Shakedown Street. Swear to God. They are playing it. Masterful stuff.
At 11:12 they resume the Dancin' theme. That's a Shakedown Jam. At least that's how I heard it, and I trust my ears.
It can ring like fire....
....if you lose your way.
That Franklin's outro though....
....something special right there my friends.
Garcia flipped He's Gone verses....
....recovered like a champ.
Yeah, that's a beauty. Love the thundering Lesh-heavy Other One
Was thinking the exact same thing....
....still nudging up.
Lesh making statements.
Fever roll up....
....to a hundred and five. Roll on up, then gonna roll back down.
I'm a sucker for a rollicking....
....Saturday Night. This show has one. Grate pick 🥳
Yup. Golden Slumbers are calling.
How about Beacon Theatre 6/14/76 for today
Morning everyone, looking for a reason to go and replay something from the latest box release!! bob t
1979 rediscovery phase
GOLLUM: So much good stuff in Fall / Winter ’79 for sure!
It has it’s own unique sound like so many periods of the Dead.
Definitely enjoyed the Clam Bake… CAUTION JAM > THE OTHER ONE! I listened to that like 3 times yesterday, that’s some killer jams.
Speaking of 12/26/79 - I didn’t realize there was a soundcheck of Black Throated Wind in circulation, just stumbled on to that this morning. Gonna listen to BTW from '79 right now. Far out!
Might need to revisit 12/3/79 DaP V31?
BOB T: You’re thinking 6/14/76 today? There is a nice PITB on there…
What’ll it be today.. ’76, ’79, ’88.. so many choices!
*RE/ 1979 Grateful Dead
...1979 is one of my favorite dead Era’s ! Love Cape Cod 79’ and December 79’ is primo dead for my likings! Brent brought backsome ‘gusto’ to the dead’s music and performances, it’s almost like the dead had come back half circle in their approach to playing their old & new selection of songs and it worked wonders as we can hear in the 1979 releases & recordings, the latest being ‘Dave’s Picks #31 as mentioned earlier! A primo release in the series that I can enjoy over & over again. I swear it will “still your face right off your head!” Is it better than ,Dicks Picks #5,?! I think not but it’s grande in its own way! More 1979 please !
Have a grateful day everyone! 🙏❤️💀🌹
November 6, 1979 - Road Trips Download
LMG has '79 fever too!
While we're waiting for a consensus in regards to today's pick
'79 talk has me taking a look at the ole collection and I like the looks of the following:
11/6/79 - Philly Spectrum - Road Trips Download - (Started listening to this.. it's good:)
12/3/79 - DaP V31 - I need to relisten as I recall only listening once and moved on.
Also mentioned by BOB T -
6/14/76 - Box Set
And - Thanks for the Dylan tip VGUY. Listened to Postcards of the Hanging last night, never really paid attention to it.. Baby Blue from 12/3/81 is killer!
Probably should listen to some honest Bob.. but I got Dead fever.
What you all listening to today?
6/14/76 would work perfect for me. I just listened to 6/10 and 6/11 last week, so it's due up for me anyways. It would be a nice mellow way to end the Memorial Day weekend.
Dave's 31 (12/3/79). GOGD, I also listened to this just once and moved on. I was frustrated by the mix. Bobby's guitar is just too low for me, especially on Scarlet-Fire. That's a big pet peeve of mine. Maybe I should give it another chance -perhaps the ears adjust(?). Maybe I just need to lighten up a bit and go with the flow?! But, aren't we lucky we have the 12/26 and 12/28/79 shows as excellent Betty boards! The Healy Road 79 Road trips also sound great!
Perhaps my favorite 79...another of my actually good sounding go to tapes back in the day. Used to like to play Bass along w it’s it for practice.
- Vault 1 8/13/75 ✔️ Haven’t heard this gem in forever. Forgot just how awesome and tight this show is. Choreographed sure, but so what, it flows so nicely, and hey, no me & my uncle, lol. There’s a reason this was chosen for the first Vault pick!
- 7/1/78: NOT
- 5/21/74: ✔️ Still haven’t caught up on this box either, yeeshk....
- 5/23/72:✔️ Finally got a copy of most of this. Cool DS of course, but overall they seem a tad off this night, compared to the rest of the tour. Need to hear again as I was ripping stuff while listening...
- 10/19/73; ✔️ I’ve gone on and on about this one so I’ll just say one word today....MAJESTIC....the whole dam show just builds slowly, majestically, to a powerful whole. Majestic jams, majestic DS. Prolly my favorite Dicks
- 10/27/79:✔️ yet another of the 30 trips shows that I’m not yet really familiar with. Still have so much of that beast I either haven’t heard yet, or have only listened in the background. So it was nice to sit a bit with this one from that great funky ass 79 fall tour. Nice relaxed but tight first set. Good second that’s already been covered well here...still think 11/6 is my fav from this tour? I dig 11/9 too, but I’m extremely biased on that one...
So maybe I’ll try to sneak both 11/6/79 and 76 in today? Hup, hup, better get going!
Like sands in the hourglass....
....so go the months of the Dead.
3/29/90 for today Nassau Coliseum with Branford???
He was really good on the pre game interview a few weeks back!!!! Bob t
I concure! ...Another ‘primo’ performance from the entire band! ;)
12/31/76 Cow Palace for today?
No one chose anything so want to go with this one? Not trying to be the "decider of the day" bob t
Yes, Live at the Cow Palace! This is one of my favorites and was mentioned by Cone kid a few weeks ago. Multi Track Plangent release.
I remember when I got Cow Palace on tape
Back in I think 1987. It was my 3rd tape with Help>Slipknot on it but my first one with no Franklin's Tower.... I was very confused... Before I had Deadbase... bob t
A quality pick!
This whole "pick of the day" thing is making me realize I have big problems with my collection. So, I looked for the Cow 76 release this morning. I found the case and booklet on the shelf in pristine quality but all 3 CD's are missing - ooftah! I then checked the most likely locations: 3 CD travel cases crammed with Dead CD's. No luck! So the discs must be misplaced among my extensive piles of CD's. A major project to locate them now. At least I have disc 1 downloaded with the great PITB jam.
Another example: I wanted to suggest 6/14/91(View from Vault2) last week as a pick of the day. This might be my favorite show from 91 but I think it is overlooked since it was chosen as a video. I have the last 2 discs downloaded but am missing the first one. I can't find the case or disc 1 CD. So I couldn't suggest it as a pick. Also, it is no longer available as a download. (the Philly 79 show picked last week is also not available as a download)
I think I just assumed the big standalone releases would always be available, either as downloads or in the used CD bin. Not so, I'm afraid! None of these 3 shows are available through nugs, iTunes, or deadnet. Used CD stores are a thing of the past.
Mind you, I am not groveling for copies. There is a fair chance I can still locate my missing shows. I guess there will never be a better time to reorganize than during this lockdown. Till then, there is the archive.
But I digress, on to 12/31/76!
Great show but....
like so many of the “big” shows perhaps their legendary status can sometimes out weigh their overall performance?
Don’t get me wrong, I love any Spring 90 show, and 3/29/90 is a real Bobbie Dazzler, but after many years I’m wondering if it’s the best ALL AROUND show of the tour? Personally, I think I like 3/24 better, but I’m extremely biased. There was a reason though why they released the 24 and 3/15 as early single show releases...
So 29 has a great 1-2 punch with Jack/Bertha, but 24 has LTGTR, Help>Slip>Franks that are first rate.
I’ll take Loser and Desolation from the 24, but the 29 does have that Bird Song. For a first set closer I’ll take a ONSN over Promised land.
The second set is a little trickier; yes it’s all great, but I think the overall cohesion and playing is better on the 24. Eyes somedays, listening seems to kinda drone on with everyone sorta just playing along with one guy noodling at a time. I’ve often felt this way when they’ve had special guests...nothing against the guests etc, just I think it was harder for civilians to play with the Dead than many realize, so the uniqueness and hype are greater then the performances. Like Estimated even has a rare hiccup for this tour. Of course I’ve never met a DS I didn’t like, and being the only one of the tour it is a big deal, but part 2 is perhaps quick and out, along with the wheel, into yet another Throwing Stones though it is a beast, and a Lovelight instead of yet another NFA.. Nice Knocking to bring it back down after all that energy and send em home peaceful.
Again, great show, but I argue the overall flow of 24 is smoother, tighter, deeper, especially pre drums, with a better Wheel, scorching Watchtower, awesome Stella, and yes, yet another NFA, but a good one that works for this show. A Dew would of been the topper, but you knew that was going to get saved...Finally, I’ll take a Bid You Good Night over almost anything cept perhaps Attics, (never had the pleasure of a Ripple)....
Sorry, just bored and rambling while 12/31/76 Eyes is blazing in the background. Which is yet another of those long lost Chestnuts from my early days that I don’t listen to as much as I should, the ole “aw yeah, I’m gonna save that one for X (fill in the blank), but that day never comes, lol. So much Dead...but yeah, another of the true great all time classics. And a top New Yeats show comparatively! Great vibe too, not quite 76 but not full on 77, that whole transitional thing Daverock et el are always pointing out.
Makes me laugh thinking about how many dumb ass reporters trying to phone it in with usual misinformed dribble: “nostalgic 60s leftovers that basically haven’t changed but continue to hang on the the past, yaddy, yaddy, yadda”
Aaaaaa, how bout you get the shit outta your ears and actually listen? The change might of been subtle and over time, but it was always there! Man, I never believed in dosing anyone but sometimes it crosses your mind...bloody punters!
RE: Great Show But....
I think I'm feelin' you on this OROBOROUS.
The revisit the other day of Dozin' had me super jazzed on Spring '90, but yesterday I found myself drifting in an out.. and my attention was wandering. I thought maybe I was just over doing it, crushing Dead all day after day.. but after reading your comments I think you might be on to something. IMO 3/24 is the stronger show and 3/29 is good and all but might get a lot of attention based on the novelty of the guest appearance & Dark Star being played vs the performance. Not saying overrated.. but I think I like 3/24 better overall, it's probably the song selection but also the energy in the playing on 3/24/90, made it really stand up and shout for me the other day. Ask me next time and I might pull a Latvala and say 10/26/89 is the best Dark Star of all time!
The 9/10/91 Branford... that show rocks!
Admittedly I'm just spoiled at this point with so much good quality Dead that I can be all Judgy McJudgerson, but yeah that's what we be doing during this here quarantine.
As for 12/31/76.. Love love love this Playing In The Band, and am excited to pop this puppy on and get all critical and shit!
GOLLUM: You're stressing me out.. get that stuff organized ;) Just Kidding!.. kinda
Be Well All and Enjoy those Jams!
Don't worry about defrosting me....
....107 degrees here today. Mucho Caliente!!!
My all-time favorite Samson occurred on NYE 1976.
That’s Too Hot!
Damn, VGUY 107!
Don’t listen to Eyes > Wharf Rat > Good Lovin’ > Here Come Sunshine jams..
you’ll Burn Up dude.
How’d the Dead manage to make such perfect music for outside listening from big giant halls?
This Cow Palace show seems made for nice weather outside, currently 70 and sunny here (sorry VGUY). And it’s a perfect fit.
I was tripping on this in April on a similar day listening to 2/9/73 Roscoe Maples Pavilion, growing up I always thought that show was Outdoors cause that music is made to hear in nature’s splendor.
You all ever flashed on that?