The Grateful Thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by JRM, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

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    Yea, those matrix shows are pretty wild. It was quite a revelation when they first turned up all those years ago.
     
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  2. Harp Of Glass

    Harp Of Glass Forum Resident

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    Any of you guys own this CD?

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  3. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

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    10-15-77 SMU.

    I really genuinely like Sunrise. This show has some raw energy and some raw Wolf guitar tones.
     
  4. Guy Smiley

    Guy Smiley America’s Favorite Game Show Host

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    Gotta add Ratdog’s Evening Moods to this list. It’s a fine, fine album.

    I prefer it to many of the GD’s studio efforts. I rate it as high as Ace and Blue Mountain. Disappointing they never made another.
     
  5. dsdu

    dsdu Forum Resident

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  6. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    Trip #3: October 20, 1968.

    Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
    Turn On Your Lovelight
    Dark Star >
    St. Stephen >
    The Eleven >
    Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks) >
    Feedback


    A short set, since the Dead was not the only band playing that day:
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    Very strong "Schoolgirl" to start, a very interesting "Dark Star" which feels like a proto-'69 version (it was October, 1968, so it makes sense), and a splendid "Eleven>Caution>Feedback" to wrap things up. The MC expresses fascination with the closing sonic mayhem.
    Oddly, the recording duties are credited to "The Grateful Dead", so we can't tell who was behind the board.
     
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  7. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    Quarter of a century today...

    Twangy guitar and good vocals. Nice piano from Brent. This is old school timeless Dead. Jerry just turned 40 before this show. 1982 was the last year when he sounded young and somewhat healthy.

     
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  8. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

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    More 10-15-77. It's a real shame Garcia tired of St. Stephen.

    Even in its entirely inferior late 70s incarnation, it's still pretty great.
     
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  9. SJR

    SJR Senior Member

    DeKalb 29/10/77 begs to differ ;)
     
  10. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    I think Jerry sounds pretty healthy on 1987-1990 (generally speaking). Older, but healthy.
    And I'm always surprised at how well he sings on The Pizza Tapes.
     
  11. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    Yes, but I was thinking of pre coma
     
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  12. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

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    when did they stop doing st stephen?
     
  13. Senor Muddy

    Senor Muddy Forum Resident

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    I believe the last 3 were Fall 1983. These may have been the only Brent era Stephens, but I'm not sure, would have to consult DeadBase.
     
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  14. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

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    in honor of Jerry tonight 5/8/77, Cornell
     
  15. Senor Muddy

    Senor Muddy Forum Resident

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    Summer Tours in the early 80's were great, lots of one nighters and many miles between shows but the tour heads were fewer and pretty tight in those days.
     
  16. Daedalus

    Daedalus I haven't heard it all.....

    Just got done watching/listening to “Jerry Wept” compilation on jambase. Interview snippets and song performances from 1990 up to Soldier Field. Damn!
     
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  17. posnera

    posnera Forum Resident

    Yup. Jan 79 (Keith) and then Sept 83 (Brent).
     
  18. dsdu

    dsdu Forum Resident

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  19. Archtop

    Archtop Soft Agitation: Dead Crimson Cow.

    As does 1/22/78, McArthur Court.
     
  20. katstep

    katstep Professional Cat Herder

    Something extraordinary happened in that short window in Grateful Dead time in October 1968. The pinnacle, for me, is 10-12-68. Concise, exploratory and heady stuff.
     
  21. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

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    I disliked what they did with the lady finger dipped in moonlight part in the 1976-79 versions with the drumbeat and Donna's singing.
     
  22. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

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    To me 2-27-69, which is rock solid and defines the tune but is not out of bounds great, is already better than the best of 76-78 St Stephenses, even if only for the percussion and rhythm alone, and that's before we even start talking about multiple 1970 performances where Phil just slays the entire universe.

    'One man gathers what another one spills' is a bit one the nose in this case.
     
  23. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

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    thank you. i know bobs first album and a few jerry albums, obviously a lot of it was played live. what are harts albums like? they are easily found for cheap
     
  24. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

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    and lucky i own the 1977 and 1978 show that was named for st stephens ;)
     
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  25. WaterLemon

    WaterLemon Forum Resident

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    Si, Senor. After 77, they did the Saint a few notable times in 78, Eugene 1/22/78 being one of the greatest versions ever, in my book. Also 12/30 and 31, and a little over a week later in the late (great? You be the judge) Nassau Colisuem on Long Island (one of the very best shows I was lucky enough to experience, and the final time Dark Star and St. Stephen were performed in the same show). After that, it was performed three times in October 1983... I was at the bust out at MSG, and I don’t think I ever heard more of an ovation for anything else in my entire life.

    Edit: I see others already answered... oh well. I’ll add, re post GD albums, I agree with Lucan (I think?): 7 Walkers is great, great, great, deep grooves of Bayou hipster swamp magic.
     
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