Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by JRM, Apr 11, 2014.
I always thought that pair of shows would make for a nice compilation
This probably already popped up on here many pages back but, hey child let me tell you how in I am for this RSD release:
Grateful Dead Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA 2/27/69
I'll say it: I can't get into Dead shows on vinyl in a world where seamless digital playback exists. Don't dig the disc flip.
Set 2 is up...
Download here: Dropbox - 20180217_JRAD_02_downres.mov
Cats Under The Stars >
He’s Gone >
Mississippi Half Step
I saw pig several times including his last nyc shows in 3/72. as many know, his last show was Hollywood bowl in 6/72. several months earlier he had taken time off during the first half of the fall 71 tour. I saw him near the end of that tour at the felt forum. at the end of 1972 I was on vacation visiting my brother in s.f. I had the chance for a one on one conversation with Garcia at the lion's share a couple of nights before the new years winterland show during a couple of Garcia saunders shows. I asked him if pig might be able to play for new years but he said he was too sick. I could tell he was very sad about it. no big surprise I guess.
Thanks for sharing all of these memories. I was born 6 years to the day after Pigpen died so I’ve always had a little extra affinity for him.
Reminds me I need to get this print from Rosie McGee framed,
I kind of agree but certain things on vinyl would be nice - including another Live Dead era Dark Star. Do we know if this is in fact THE Live Dead version? Another thing I wish they'd do up on vinyl is the 20 minutes of heaven that is the Ontario 1990 Scarlet > Fire. I was pretty bummed that the 4xLP compilation from Spring 90 omitted it. What were they thinking?! I stand by that being the best Brent-era Scarlet > Fire, my favorite anyhow.
I've mentioned this before. I met him outside the manhattan center on 4/4/71 before the show. he was holding court a bit with a small group of fans. that night he performed easy wind for the last time. this is one the rarest items in my collection. a point of purchase stand up for the 4/71 concerts.
Which I think means a hearty birthday salutation is very much in order.
Yes. Dark Star and St. Stephen on Live/Dead are from 2/27/69.
Good to know, thanks!
A Nice Pair.
We were at a lot of the same shows back then davmar77. Surprised you don't remember me. I was that guy with a psychedelic smile dancing my behind off ;-)
Still have the Boston Phoenix article reporting his passing the day after I believe. May need to dig it up and scan for you guys.
We were so lucky to have seen him. Probably my favorite pig pen night was March 25th 1972, the night during that week run at the Academy when they did a benefit for the hells angels with Bo Diddly opening. Lots of good pig that night; Smokestack Lightning, Lovelight...
I don't see what Donna has to do with this
Thanks for that. "Lighting by Candace" a year before she toured with the Dead.
You guys are acting like a couple of boobs.
I hope the video release doesn't mean that the won't put out the lossless audio files.
Thanks for that Davmar. As a huge pigpen fan, I've always been curious about the involvement and impact that his demise had on the band. Were they still in constant communication, did pigpen come and see any shows while he was sick, how was touring impacted, were members with him at the end? Fascinating to think how they might have evolved musically with him still active after E72. Two souls in communion is one of the most touching things the band ever did. I apologize for these sad and perhaps too personal wonderings.
Will listen and report back, but my wife's telling me I gotta walk the dog.
Here is a nice read about Pigpen.
Grateful Dead Guide: Pigpen Solo
Disc 2 from Dick's 14
WRS>Dark Star Jam>Eyes>SM - all from 11/30/73
This is the peak sound for Phil’s bass, IMO
Classic example of the rubbery silky sweet late 73 Dead sound as most here know. Just hitting the spot tonight waiting for a gathering here in Bloomfield, NJ....
Lost Live Dead: Pigpen
Haven't listened to that Slipknot! in a while but I just listened to the 10/1/76 version. There's an interesting repetitive Keith-centered jam near the end of it. It sounds like they were considering ending the piece a few minutes earlier but stayed with it for a while.
Did that same session Saturday night. Still recovering. Slippery Playin' as well, never quite boils over the top...just kind of psychedelically percolates.
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