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This week we hit the beach for a most excellent time with the band as they play the Sunday show at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura California on July 22, 1984.  This is a fine recording of a very energetic set which I am sure you'll enjoy. We start appropriately enough, with 'Dancin' In the Streets' - a better than average version in my opinion. The boys keep rockin' with 'Bertha'. Weir brings out 'My Brother Esau' - which debuted back in '83 but wouldn't be released until 'In The Dark' in '87. A powerful 'Loser' follows, and its not an exaggeration to claim this is probably the best version of this tune this year, at least. Jerry keeps up the voltage in 'Ramble on Rose', another highlight. Bucket into the infamous 'Keep Your Day Job' follows to close the set.. I must say hearing 'Day Job' again brought a smile to my face.       Grateful Dead Ventura County Fairgrounds Ventura, CA 7/22/84 - Sunday     posters     One     Dancing In The Street [9:01] > Bertha [6:20] ; My Brother Esau [4:43] ; Loser [7:01] ; Cassidy [5:52] ; Ramble On Rose [7:27] ; Hell In A Bucket [6:20] > Keep Your Day Job [4:23]    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod073120.mp3   My thanks for your kind support which keeps the Deadpod alive.    "Shadowboxing the apocalypse Wandering the land"      
A great second set from July 18, 1976 from the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco is on the table for this week's Deadpod. You'll have plenty to choose from here, as the boys stretch it out and deliver a smorgasbord of many of their best songs on this two hour marathon. There are too many highlights to mention all of them, but I would call  your attention to the fine 'Lazy Lightning>Supplication>Let It Grow' trifecta that occurs early in the set - Jerry lays down some extremely interesting notes here unlike most renditions of this song. The Wharf Rat starts spacey and lonely - just like it should.. the massive 'Other One>Saint Stephen>Not Fade Away>Saint Stephen' is notable for the slower pace of Stephen - it sounds mighty fine here. We're not done with the Other One though, as it reappears after the Wheel with the third verse. A long and beautiful Stella Blue follows then a great Sugar Magnolia to end the second set (finally!). The band returns, for what else, Johnny B. Goode.         Grateful Dead Orpheum Theatre San Francisco, CA  7/18/76 - Sunday      Two      Might As Well [5:44] ; Samson And Delilah [7:12] % Candyman [7:41] % Lazy Lightnin' [2:43] > Supplication [6:15] > Let It Grow [6:59] > Drums [3:24] > Let It Grow [0:54] > Jam [6:01] (1) > Wharf Rat [9:44] > Space Jam [3:46] > Drums [0:32] > The Other One [6:38] > Saint Stephen [8:41] > Not Fade Away [7:06] > Saint Stephen [0:58] > The Wheel [6:05] > The Other One [3:22]  > Stella Blue [10:57] % Sugar Magnolia [10:00] Encore      Johnny B. Goode [3:23]     You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod072420.mp3   Thank you so much for your kind support of the shows!    "Fortune comes a crawlin, Calliope woman Spinning that curious sense of your own Can you answer? Yes I can, but what would be the answer to the answer man?"    
Hello Friends! This week we begin listening to the last show of a famous 6 night run at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco CA, back on July 18, 1976. This was an exceptional run of shows, and this last night was perhaps the topper. It features an exceptional second set, which we'll have the pleasure of hearing next week, but this first set is quite well played as well. The show was originally broadcast on KSAN FM, but this tape's lineage is supposed to be from the soundboard, and I don't detect the usual FM flattening. Nicely stretched out versions of Mississippi Half-Step, Row Jimmy and Scarlet Begonias contain some excellent Garcia work. The set features the return of 'Loser' for the first time in almost 2 years, and closes with a wonderful 'Music Never Stopped'..      Grateful Dead Orpheum Theatre San Francisco, CA  7/18/76 - Sunday     One     Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [9:49] % Cassidy [4:16] % Row Jimmy [9:42] % Mama Tried [2:40] % Scarlet Begonias [11:18] % Looks Like Rain [7:09] % Tennessee Jed [9:19] % New Minglewood Blues [4:54] % Loser [7:58] % The Music Never Stopped [6:50]     You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod071720.mp3     My thanks for your kind support!      "It was later than I thought when I first believed you But now I cannot share your laughter, ship of fools"  
This week we get a second set that is almost as hot as the weather around here this week - it comes to us from July 1st 1980 in San Diego California.  An excellent China>Rider opens the set and contains some of my favorite jamming of the evening.. the China cat jams from Garcia in particular are noteworthy, as is Brent's contributions.  A rare 2nd set Peggy-O follows CC Rider, then we are treated to an early Brent contribution of 'Far From Me'.  The boys take off from there with some great combos the rest of the way.. I love the Wharf Rat in particular but the playing throughout is full of energy and emotion.. I hope you enjoy it..  They return for a double encore .. featuring 'Alabama Getaway' and of course, 'Johnny B Goode'..          Grateful Dead San Diego International Sports Arena San Diego, CA 7/1/80 - Tuesday Two     China Cat Sunflower [8:09] > I Know You Rider [6:25] > C C Rider [6:57] ; Peggy-O[7:27] ; Far From Me [3:59] ; Uncle John's Band [7:39] > Playing In The Band [10:52] > Drums [9:05] > Space [7:28] > Truckin' [7:53]>  Wharf Rat [10:48] > Around And Around [4:14] > Good Lovin' [7:17] Encores: Alabama Getaway [5:11] > Johnny B. Goode [4:15]    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod071020.mp3   Thank you for your support of the Deadpod!    Be well and take care of yourselves!       
Happy July 4th!  This week's Deadpod takes place back on July 1, 1980 in San Diego California, where the Dead would play a very nice show at the Sports Arena. This week we will hear the 1st set, which opens with a great Jack Straw > Franklin's Tower combo. They only did this opening combo eight times, but I think its a great way to open a show. El Paso and Tennessee Jed folow, then another combo, Lazy Lightning into Supplication.  A very nice Althea follows, with Jerry in good form. Then Bobby finishes this first set with another combo, Lost Sailor into Saint of Circumstance,        Grateful Dead San Diego International Sports Arena San Diego, CA 7/1/80 - Tuesday One     Jack Straw [6:07] > Franklin's Tower [13:31] > El Paso [4:30] ; Tennessee Jed [8:58] ; Lazy Lightnin' [3:25] > Supplication [5:56] ; Althea[9:12] > Lost Sailor [6:13] > Saint Of Circumstance [6:19]    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod070320.mp3   I hope you have a safe and happy holiday weekend. In what is surely the strangest summer ever, may you stay well and be kind to each other.    thank you so much for your kind support  
This week on the Deadpod we have another monumental set from the seminal year of 1974. This week of course from the show in Springfield MA, on June 30, 1974.  Following Seastones, the boys came out with a fine 'China>Rider' a combo often used to good effect as a second set opener. The transition is quite fine. 'Big River' follows and shows the spark it had which made it an excellent second set tune. A stand-alone 'Scarlet Begonias' lets Jerry stretch out a bit next. The meat of this set however is the 'Truckin'>Eyes>Stella Blue'.. as always during this period 'Truckin' lets the boys take things to unexplored dimensions, but the 'Eyes' here is perhaps my favorite. 'Stella Blue' is sung very well also. A strong trifecta of 'Not Fade Away>Goin' Down the Road>One More Saturday Night' closes the set, which even without an encore comes in at just slightly less than two hours.        Grateful Dead Springfield Civic Center Arena Springfield, MA 6/30/74 - Sunday Three     China Cat Sunflower [11:12] > I Know You Rider [5:12] ; Big River [5:00] ; Scarlet Begonias [7:52] ; El Paso [4:06] ; U.S. Blues [5:35] > Truckin' [13:22] > Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam > Eyes Of The World [23:47] > Stella Blue [7:15] ; Not Fade Away [10:24] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:34] > One More Saturday Night [4:56]    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod062620.mp3    Thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod!    'History's page will thus be carved in stone. And we are here, and we are on our own'
This week's selection - a birthday request from a good friend of the Deadpod - takes us back to the last show of the June 1974 east/midwest tour which took place in Springfield Massachusetts on June 30, 1974. The first set, which we will hear this week, features some outstanding leads by both Jerry and Phil and a great song selection. Be patient during the opening number 'Don't Ease Me In' which is plagued by mix problems (as were most opening numbers in the Wall of Sound era), they clear up for a beautiful rendition of 'Black Throated Wind'. 'Peggy O' follows, a relatively new song, this is only its fifth performance. 'Greatest Story Ever Told' is a sizzler, as is 'Cumberland Blues'. The highlight of this set, if not the show, is the 'Playin' In The Band' > 'Uncle John's Band' > Playin' sandwich. As usual during this time they take things to unexplored spaces and it makes for a most wonderful time.          Grateful Dead Springfield Civic Center Arena Springfield, MA 6/30/74 - Sunday One     Don't Ease Me In [3:32] ; Black Throated Wind [6:44] ; Peggy-O [5:19] ; Jack Straw [4:41] ; Loser [6:16] ; Greatest Story Ever Told [5:40] ; Cumberland Blues [6:04] ; Dire Wolf [4:18] ; Playing In The Band [19:07] > Uncle John's Band [8:54] > Playing In The Band [6:07]    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod061920.mp3   Thanks so much for listening and for your kind support!    'The black-throated wind keeps on pouring in And it speaks of a life that passes like dew'
This week we continue listening to the band's performance at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia PA on June 24, 1976 with a somewhat short, but quite sweet, second set.    As with many great second sets, this one starts with a fine 'Help>Slip>Frank' containing an exceptional 'Slipknot!' . This fine recording, which has been available as a soundboard and an FM long before the first set, continues with a smoking 'Samson and Delilah', then a beautiful 'Wharf Rat', certainly one of the best of the year. A nice jam out of Wharf Rat then goes into an exceptional 'Dancin' In the Streets'. No Drums or Space on this set, they close with a very nice 'Sugar Magnolia'.  No encore at this one..     Grateful Dead Tower Theatre Upper Darby, PA 6/24/76 - Thursday     Two     Help On The Way [4:10] > Slipknot! [9:50] > Franklin's Tower [9:42] > Samson And Delilah [5:55] ; Wharf Rat [8:59] > Jam [2:07] > Dancing In The Street [12:57];[0:10] ; Sugar Magnolia [8:47] (1)    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod061220.mp3   I hope you enjoy this fine performance - thanks so much for listening and for your kind support!         
This week's Deadpod features a fine show from June 24, 1976 at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby PA, near Philadelphia. This spring '76 tour features mail order tickets for the first time, and rejuvenated vocals from Bob and Donna, who seem to have benefited from the time off. This particular show was broadcast on FM but this is a soundboard copy and I think it sounds great. This one also has a hilarious opening by Bob and Phil - worth keeping the rather longish tuning in place ;) I think you'll find that Keith is particularly fine throughout, but especially on Big River.. Listen to Jerry make that axe howl in Tennessee Jed ;) And what beats a first set Scarlet Begonias? Hope you enjoy.   Grateful Dead Tower Theatre Upper Darby, PA 6/24/76 - Thursday One Tuning and Stage Announcements Cold Rain And Snow [6:02] % Big River [5:22] % Friend Of The Devil [8:08] % Cassidy [4:15] % It Must Have Been The Roses [7:26] % Lazy Lightnin' [2:46] > Supplication [4:55] % Tennessee Jed [7:55] % Looks Like Rain [7:19] % Scarlet Begonias [10:22] % The Promised Land [3:56]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod060520.mp3    Thanks for your support of the Deadpod!    Be well.. Peace, Respect and Dignity to all! 
A energized show from 49 years ago highlights this week's Deadpod, from Winterland on May 30, 1971. We only have a partial second set from this Sunday night show but its in fine quality and the band is in top form for this period. The recording starts with a partial 'I Know You Rider' and you immediately wish the entire show survived. A fine 'Sugar Magnolia' follows,  and then 'Cumberland Blues' rocks out. Pigpen makes himself known with a powerful 'Big Boss Man'. 'Me & My Uncle' and 'Deal' follow, displaying the usual energy they were played during this time. 'Truckin' brings a big response from the crowd, but it leads into the highlight of the evening, a 15 minute plus 'Turn On Your Lovelight' that is pure Pigpen at his peak. 'Uncle John's Band' follows and then 'Casey Jones' closes out the set. A very energetic 'Johnny B Goode' ends the evening at must be well past the 2:00 AM curfew that Bill Graham warns us about following 'Lovelight'.    This was released on a limited edition vinyl record store day release in November 2012. However this comes from the Charlie Miller tapes.    Grateful Dead Winterland Arena San Francisco, CA 5/30/71 - Sunday Two     (MISSING) China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; Sugar Magnolia ; Cumberland Blues ; Me And My Uncle ; Deal ; Truckin' > Turn On Your Love Light ; Uncle John's Band ; Casey Jones Encore     Johnny B. Goode      You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052920.mp3   Thanks so much for your kind support of the Deadpod   Be well - enjoy life!       
This week we are treated to the second set from the band's performance in Troy NY at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on May 7, 1978. This is a solid set throughout, featuring the opening Scarlet>Fire which clocks in at over 20 minutes with some exceptional Garcia licks.  The 'Estimated Prophet' that follows features some nice Garcia work on the wahwah as well. 'He's Gone' slows things down a touch and leads into Drums. A great 'Iko, Iko' comes out of drums - and I read that Donna and Bob were doing a hulu dance during it ;) 'The Other One' that follows has some nice Phil bombs. 'Black Peter' follows and is as charged with emotion as any you'll hear. 'Around and Around' closes the set, and they come back for a 'U.S. Blues' encore.         Grateful Dead Field House - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY 5/7/78 - Sunday Two     Scarlet Begonias [10:50] > Fire On The Mountain [10:00] ; Estimated Prophet [12:26] > He's Gone [12:14] > Drums [17:33] > Iko Iko [9:39] > The Other One [8:17] > Black Peter [12:27] > Around And Around [8:37] Encore     U.S. Blues [5:52]    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052220.mp3   My deepest thanks for your kind support of the Deadpod.   Please take care and help someone smile today :)
This week's Deadpod will take us to May of 1978. This show took place in the Field House at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY on May the 7th, 1978, a place that was described as basically an aircraft hanger with terrible acoustics and hot as hell. Luckily the tape we have is pretty good overall because this was a show where you can tell that the band was in great spirits and having fun throughout. I think you'll find that Jerry and Donna, in particular are in great voice, and Keith and Phil are both having an exceptional evening.  There are plenty of highlights to be had here - as well as alot of noodling and playing around between songs.. some of my favorites are the 'Dire Wolf', the great 'It's All Over Now' featuring some very nice Garcia licks, and Passenger, with Donna in great voice.  The closing 'Music Never Stopped' reaches some very nice spots as well..        Grateful Dead Field House - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY 5/7/78 - Sunday One     Jack Straw [6:23] ; Dire Wolf [4:03] ; Mexicali Blues [3:42] > Mama Tried [2:36] ; Tennessee Jed [8:31] ; It's All Over Now [8:10] ; Friend Of The Devil [5:#43] ; Passenger [5:08] ; Brown Eyed Women [5:20] ; The Music Never Stopped [8:17]    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051520.mp3   Please observe the safeguards to stay well, join us on Facebook if you like, and don't forget the Friday night 'Shakedown Street' videos on YouTube.    thanks so much for your kind support.   
Happy Mother's Day Weekend! This special Deadpod goes out in honor of all our Mothers..and this one is a huge dose of big ol' Grateful Dead lovin!  This is the second (and third?) set from the band's performance on Mother's Day, May 12, 1974 in Reno Nevada.   As I mentioned last week, this was an outdoor, Wall of Sound show with quite high winds, which complicated things a bit. In fact, Garcia was quite unhappy with their performance, saying afterwards that he wouldn't blame folks if they wanted a refund!  Well I don't agree and hope you don't either.. while this is an embarrassment of riches you must pay particular attention to the Truckin'>Other One, embedded as they are with both a 'Nobody's Fault' jam and a 'Mind Left Body'' jam.. this is quintessential 74 Dead.    Grateful Dead University of Nevada Reno, NV 5/12/74 - Sunday Two     El Paso US Blues Greatest Story Ever Told Must Have Been the Roses Bobby McGee Deal Around And Around Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [7:21] Truckin' [10:06] > Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam > The Other One [22:#02] > Mind Left Body Jam > Row Jimmy [8:00] Big River [4:53] Ship Of Fools [5:36] Sugar Magnolia [7:25#]    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod050820.mp3   It's such a sober time, I hope this brings some light and joy to your life in what should be a month filled with the promise of Spring.  Be well my friends and love each other.    thank you for your kind support. 
Hello May Day! hoping this finds you and yours healthy and safe.. This week I'm bringing you the show that kicked off Spring Tour 1974, from the University of Nevada in Reno Nevada on May 12th, 1974 - Mother's Day.. We will listen to the first of this three set show this week, then sets 2 & 3 for a Mother's Day treat next week. This was an outdoor Wall of Sound show, as well as the first real show of Spring tour, and as usual with Wall of Sound shows, there are some sound issues off the bat - so 'Promised Land' is pretty rough till they get things dialed in. In addition to this this show was very windy - the " Washoe Zephyr" was in full throat and I've read that it was so strong that at times the speakers on the Wall of Sound were spinning around above the muscians' heads.. nevertheless this is a very strong and energetic performance. 'Sugaree' follows the opening 'Promised Land'. You can hear that wind as Bobby announces 'Polka Time!' before leading into 'Mexicali Blues'. 'Tennessee Jed' follows and I enjoy listening to Keith on the keyboards here, as well as Jerry's climaxing solo. A nice 'Jack Straw' follows. That ol' engine keeps on chugging through 'Brown Eyed Women' and 'Beat It On Down the Line'. The highlight jam wise of this first set comes in the closing 'China Cat>I Know Your Rider', which closes the set on a high note.    Grateful Dead May 12, 1974 - Sunday University of Nevada Reno, NV One Promised Land Sugaree Mexicali Blues Tennessee Jed Jack Straw Brown Eyed Women Beat It On Down The Line China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod050120.mp3   Many thanks for your kind support of the Deadpod.  Stay well and safe my friends.   
This week we feature the second set from a fine late '89 Grateful Dead show - from the Great Western Forum on Sunday, December 10, 1989.  In my opinion the meat of this set comes right out of the gate with a exquisite 'Jack Straw' followed by a wonderful, driven 'China Cat Sunflower'. The 'I Know You Rider' is no slouch either and the combo is, in my opinion the highlight of this set. The always-fun 'Man Smart, Woman Smarter' leads into a rather lengthy Drums and Space. The 'Wheel' comes out of space, but it lacks the spark of some versions. 'I Need a Miracle' follows and despite some hiccups, Jerry brings out 'Stella Blue' and does a respectable version here. 'Good Lovin' closes the set with the crowd on their feet, and the boys leave us with an excellent 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue' to close out the evening.    Grateful Dead 1989-12-10 Great Western Forum - Inglewood, CA - Sunday Two     Jack Straw [5:31] > China Cat Sunflower [6:52] > I Know You Rider [7:05] % Man Smart (Woman Smarter) [8:31] > Drums [12:20] > Space [7:21] > The Wheel [5:16] > I Need A Miracle [4:53] > Stella Blue [9:07] > Good Lovin' [7:00] Encore     It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [6:09#]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod042420.mp3   Don't forget to follow us on facebook - there I post the info on events such as the Dead's 'Shakedown Street' series of live concerts on Nugs net on Friday night and this week,  Dead & Co. from CitiField with Meyer on the Wolf...    be safe and take care of yourselves and others..    thanks for being here  
Hello friends.. this week's Deadpod results from a special request and is dedicated to a brother who just lost his battle with cancer - Joel Hatcher. His friend Tiffany who contacted me shared that he was listening to the 'pod throughout his chemo treatments and that he loved the Dead and the Blues.  This was their first show together and I'm honored to be able to play it in his honor. This show - from December 12, 1989 at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood California, is full of positive energy and I thank Tiffany for the chance to play it in Joel's memory..    The first set, which we will hear this week, starts out with a strong 'Hell In A Bucket'. A nice 'Sugaree' follows, with Bruce Hornsby joining in on accordion. There are some excellent Garcia fans during this one. Next comes one of the new Brent compositions of the Fall of '89, 'We Can Run' - he sounds great on this, it sounds like he's been playing it forever.  Masterpiece and Loser follow, both solid versions. Another relatively new song follows - 'Victim or the Crime' - while this song would ultimately reside in the second set, this version has a different feel and arrangement to it, one that I find refreshing.  Next up another surprise as Spencer Davis joins the band for 'CC Rider' (the first since April '87) and then 'I'm A Man' - the only version the boys ever did.. always fun to hear the boys stretch out and back up someone like Spencer Davis.    Grateful Dead 1989-12-10 Great Western Forum - Inglewood, CA - Sunday Set 1: Tuning Hell In A Bucket Sugaree * We Can Run, But We Can't Hide When I Paint My Masterpiece Loser Victim Or The Crime C.C. Rider ** I'm A Man ** * w/ Bruce Hornsby **w/ Spencer Davis on guitar and vocals and Bruce Hornsby on keyboards   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod041720.mp3       Hope you enjoy this one!    Thank you for your kindness, and take care of yourself and each other...     
Strap in for some serious fun on this Good Friday edition of the Deadpod.. the second set from April 2, 1973 at the Boston Gardens is a classic.. There are memorable moments right from the start as Phil warns us to "watch out for the electric popcorn"..  We get a mix of well played Dead classics, for example the 'Greatest Story Ever Told' is filled with some unique Garcia wahwahs.. 'Loose Lucy' is bluesy and foreshadows what the song will become later on.. The 'Stella Blue' is dreamlike and spacy.. Lest you think you aren't going to get any far-out jams, they bring it on , of all songs, the 'Here Comes Sunshine', which is unique and goes way out there. They bring us back with a fine 'Me and Bobby McGee', then we get a just a hint of 'Weather Report prelude' before they go into a molten 'Eyes of the World'. The 'China Doll' that follows is delicate and dripping with emotion.  The double encore of 'Johnny B. Goode and We Bid You Good Night' caps off almost four hours of prime Dead....      Boston Garden, Boston, MA (4/2/73) Set 2: Stage Banter Ramble On Rose Me and My Uncle Mississippi Halfstep Greatest Story Ever Told Loose Lucy El Paso Stella Blue Around and Around Here Comes Sunshine -> Me and Bobby McGee -> Weather Report prelude -> Eyes of the World -> China Doll Sugar Magnolia Casey Jones Stage Banter Johnny B. Goode-> We Bid You Good Night           You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod041020.mp3    thank you for your kind support   Nothing left to do but Smile, Smile Smile  
I had mastered an entirely different show for this week when I was reminded of this one... I played this one back in 2003 on-air at KOPN in Columbia MO, but never here on the podcast. This one is a monster. We have one of the best of the Spring 73 shows, this one from April 2nd.. Boston Garden. It's a 16 song first set, great sound (a bit of a rough start but that was common in this period :). While the stretching out jams don't come here in set 1, there is a ton to love here. There is a stunning 'Looks Like Rain', followed by 'Wave that Flag' - the precursor to 'US Blues'. The jam on 'Big River' is thunderous, and the 'China>Rider' is just exactly perfect. They close this set with a long and very interesting 'Playin' in the Band', coming in at around 18 minutes. 97 minutes of some of the finest Grateful Dead.. don't know about you, but I need it..   Boston Garden, Boston, MA (4/2/73) Promised Land Deal Mexicali Blues Brown Eyed Women Beat it on Down the Line Row Jimmy Looks Like Rain Wave That Flag Box of Rain Big River China Cat Sunflower I Know You Rider You Ain't Woman Enough Jack Straw Don't Ease Me In Playing in the Band   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040320.mp3   Be safe, of course. This darkness got to give..   Thanks for listening..  
Might you need some energy after some time cooped up with 'social distancing'? Well I think this show will have you covered.. true primal Dead here.. the frantic scorching solos from Garcia on most of these might not be everyone's cup of tea, but this is a great presentation of where the band came from and what the sound was like back in 1967. This was the third time they had played Winterland and the day after their first album had been released. The Pigpen tunes here are real gems. He sounds on top of his game. Chuck Berry was also on this bill, and played between the 1st and 2nd Dead sets.  The second set in particular is fascinating. Check out the great electric versions of 'Cream Puff War' and 'Viola Lee Blues' they practically blow the roof off the place !   There are some understandable flaws in this recording and a couple cuts.. still I hope it brings a smile and gives you a respite from our dystopian present.   Grateful Dead Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA 3/18/67 Set 1 1.  Me And My Uncle 2.  Next Time You See Me 3.  He Was A Friend Of Mine 4.  Smokestack Lightnin' 5.  Morning Dew 6.  It Hurts Me Too 7.  Beat It On Down The Line 8.  Banter 9.  Dancin' In The Streets Set 2 1. Golden Road To Unlimited Devotion 2. Cream Puff War 3. The Same Thing 4. Cold Rain And Snow 5. Viola Lee Blues 6. Death Don't Have No Mercy   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod032720.mp3   be safe and be well my friends. 
My hope is that this podcast, this music, can bring a little joy and light into your life during this dark and scary time...  This week we'll hear the second set from the band's performance on March 23, 1972 from the Academy of Music in New York City. While it is not as long as that massive first set from last week, I think it is uniformly good. 'Truckin' starts things off, nice tempo, lots of energy. The 'Ramble on Rose' is great.. Pig follows with 'Two Souls in Communion' and we're reminded what a loss was coming when he passed...  'Mexicali Blues' features some nice flourishes from Jerry, then we have the Dark Star.. unique as all Dark Stars are, certainly jazzy and complex. I've read different reactions to this Star, some positive some not so much.. give it your space and see where it leads.. Out of the Dark Star ... Pig gives us the 'Big Boss Man'.. love it..  they close with Not Fade Away>Goin' Down the Road>Not Fade Away.. Bobby goes hoarse from screaming.... :) what a night..  hope you enjoy it..        Grateful Dead Academy of Music New York, NY 3/23/72 - Thursday Two     Truckin' [11:13] ; Ramble On Rose [5:54] ; Two Souls In Communion ; Mexicali Blues [3:16] ; Dark Star [24:05] (2) ; Big Boss Man [5:55] ; Not Fade Away [4:04#] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > Not Fade Away    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod032020.mp3   be well, chill and take care of yourself and everyone around you my friends..    remain in light... 
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Paul Strazzulla

awesome

Mar 18th
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David Connor

My favorite podcast!

Sep 12th
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Stanlee T Grateful

Thank You!

Apr 28th
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Bill Boyle

great great set

Feb 22nd
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Jan 26th
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Saul Goodman

The Professor is amazing!!

Aug 22nd
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Matt Kalbaugh

Thanks so much for putting this podcast together!!! great stuff

Jun 29th
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Steven K Yates

LOVE the Deadpod! It keeps me listening to Dead as often as I want, and there is nothing better then Live Dead! Thank you to the creator of this Podcast!

Jun 6th
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