Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by JRM, Apr 11, 2014.
I did. And that's why I asked about other '79 shows. 8/4 is OK, but I want better.
Oh man. Today sucked.
If anyone wants details remind me in a week when im back home lol.
Long story short im craving the Dead and my listening options are limited. Gotta use the phone for gps this run.
Camt wait to play something sometime tbis week lol
Oh crap we were all in Brooklyn today. I was too late haha.
Dude, I was born there.
Bob also played it a couple of times with the New Riders in summer of 70. Maybe later as well, I'm only up to 10-30 -70, and not every tape has the NRPS sets. But it was definitely played on 5-15-70 and also 9-18-70 by Bobby Ace sitting in with the New Riders as part of 'An Evening with the Grateful Dead.'
GPS? Are you taking a ship there?
Did not attend, but webcasted all three. I know this is probably shocking coming from me...all three shows were SICK. One of the best three show runs they have done, and that is saying something. Some sets had only 5 or 6 songs, leaving tons of room for jams...lots of nooks and crannies
Six debuts - Dupree’s, Next Time You See Me, Peggy-O, It’s All Over Now, The Last Time, Foolish Heart (last year in an interview Russo said they had just over 100 songs in rotation and they probably wouldn’t add more...glad they’re over that!).
The actual set list notes are Walls of Text, here are some highlights of the highlights:
Alligator > Stephen to open the show (about 40 minutes). Nod to Pigpen on this date.
Scarlet > Rider
The return of Hell In A Bucket which I feel like they’ve been teasing for about a year now lol.
And an over the top encore: Tonight, I’ll Be Staying Here With You > Not Fade Away Jam > Man Smart, Woman Smarter > Not Fade Away > Cult of Personality Jam > Not Fade Away Reprise
The first hour+ of this show was probably the highlight of the weekend - Eyes Of The World > Dancing In The Street > Music Never Stopped. Lengthy excursions. Yowza.
Next Time You See Me and Peggy-O first time played but you wouldn’t know it, nailed both.
After the first Last Time and a solid Shakedown to kick off the show, a take-no-prisoners Other One appears > other things happen > first set ends with an Other One jam, and I’ll leave it at that. First set 1 hour, 39 minutes
Second set burned, nonstop start to finish.
Led Zep cover was instrumental and first time played.
The Band cover was a partial version (1st & 2nd verse) and first time played.
Foolish Heart a vvvery welcome addition to the party. That song is going places.
Foolish Heart >
Help On The Way >
I Need A Miracle >
Franklin’s Tower >
Throwing Stones >
Good Times Bad Times >
Throwing Stones >
Chest Fever >
Throwing Stones Reprise
Syracuse - Albany - Portland shows this week
Dick's Picks 5, aka 12/26/79. I tend to avoid this since there are so many non-plinky shows out there. But I was feeling charitable toward the keyboard choices and a few songs in, Me & My Uncle and FOTDevil's solos both make clear that Garcia was sounding crisp and ready to roll.
Lolol its mainly just so we dont accidentally make a non-correctable turn onto a one way no-truck road (as has happenned before...)
Okay, so it's been several months since I paused my journey through the E72 tour (via the trunk box). I stopped because I didn't want to burn out from first set song overkill and because, well, there's so much else to listen to. Honestly, I didn't mean to pause for that long, but here we go...
What a show to resume with! This is my first time listening to 2011 remix of the Frankfurt (Jahrhundert Halle) show. It's nice to hear the guitarists mixed so prominently (as is usual with this box, you have to strain a bit to hear Keith). It's also nice to hear the "missing" first set songs and stage banter that was excised from 1ooYearHall. There's some nice stuff between Mr. Charlie and He's Gone about the broken drum head and Phil not digging the flashbulbs going off.
I may not stay up late into the night to hear the full gig, but we'll see...
April 26, 1972
Edit: I love the part right before "Next Time You See Me" where the Americans in the audience (servicemen?) shout out the cities that they're from. Awesome!
Edit #2: Phil is playing some really nice upper register stuff on this China Cat Sunflower. It's a shame that it's so hard to hear Keith though. This is not a top 5 China>Rider from the tour (maybe not top 10 either), but Phil is the champ on this one.
One thing that that I really, really love about 1972 is that things like "China>Rider" and "Playing in the Band" are just routine first set features. In later years, these would be (slightly more jammed-out, of course) major second set highlights. But in '72 they were just jammy parts of the "opening" set. Ho-hum indeed!
Revisiting 7/22/84... well hello, Kermit... Terrapin lost its way for a bit there... ah but this Dew just hits the spot. One of those good tapes, though, regardless of its lack of noteworthiness.
That would be Healy. 6/16/85's second set is one of my favorites of that year, and a top 10 all-time Scarlet->Fire in my book, although it was also one of the first versions of that combo, if not THE first, that I had on tape (probably before Cornell), so it left a deep imprint.
I'll give this specific guy the benefit of the doubt for now, but in general poseurs are everywhere, too.
Yep. How many teenagers that wear Ramones t-shirts actually like The Ramones beyond just a few songs?
10/25/79 Shakedown 11/5/79 Eyes>Estimated>Franklin's, 11/10/79 Terrapin>Playing, 12/28/79
Some more updates on the Frankfurt '72 between-song banter:
After "Beat it on Down the Line" a group of fans shouts a request in unison: "TRUCKIN'!!" Phil's response: "Hey, uh, we'll get around to it. And if we don't? So what."
Oh, they got around to it alright.
Also, after "You Win Again" concludes there's a nice little "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah" Love it.
^ I was listening to 4-26-72 the other night and at some point I said to myself, “this truly is one of the better shows they’ve ever played.”
And in truth, it is. The fact that it’s one of the best shows from one of their best tours makes it such.
One of the best shows of that somewhat lackluster year, IMO
everybody was born there. they just don't know it. me too, by the way.
A good friend was there for his first show, they stole his face during that sequence.
I saw a hot little highschool girl at the mall wearing a Stones Steel Wheels Tour t shirt.
I thought, thats BS on every level lol.
Finished up the first night of the Greek 20th anniversary run, 06/14/85. It's, uh, a weird show. And not always in the best way. Healy's really doing his best to do in Bobby's head. Anyway, my brief notes...
Set one starts out decent enough with “Dancin” and “West L.A. Fadeaway”, though neither are among the best ever outings. A slower “CC Rider” and a pretty decent “Peggy-O”, follow. Healy is throwing weird sound effects to tease Bobby, particularly kissing sounds and a weird ‘Booooobbbbbyyyy”. “Hell in a Bucket” brings the tempo back up before the debut of “Keep It Growing”, which gets a fine enough first play. The first “Stagger Lee” in a number of years follow, and it’s fun as usual. “Let It Grow” shows some promise, but it never really gels and Jerry struggles to find his feet, a wasted opportunity. But a really hot “Deal” picks things up to end the up and down first set.
Healy kicks off second set with a weird sound montage, picking up some of the jabs from earlier and mixing them in with effects and voices. Weird stuff. Even weirder to hear the proper second set kick off with a “Morning Dew”, but it’s a great one for ‘85 and I’m along for the ride. This is followed by “Playing” which keeps up the vibe nicely, though never really launches off like I’m hoping, with Healy back at it again during the jam portion. We slide into a really nice “China Doll” which, to my ears, starts the really meat of the show. As “China Doll” fades, Brent gets to work and slides into a really nice jam between him and the drummers. It’s another nice, unexpected touch before they move into “Drums > Space” proper. Both are fine, though I don’t get taken out in the cosmos as far as I’d like, at least Healy has the sense not to interject throughout this run, as I kinda feared. “Space” eventually resolves into a fine, if brief, “Truckin” and into a “Smokestack Lightning” before a really pretty “Comes A Time”. A spirited “Sugar Mags” ends the second set proper on a high note. Shame about that “Day Job” encore to pull the rug out from under me.
Yeah, that became clear as I listened to more of the show, especially his montage before the second set. That's what I get for reading the comments first, oops.
Anyway, I'm really looking forward to the rest of the run, based on what I've heard it gets better from night 1.
Second set from 5/14/78 - werewolf on my mind as they tear into Eyes at a blazing tempo after a wonderous long out jam on Estimated....Jerry turns off the effects @ ~ 11 minutes I think and his interplay with Bobby is sublime. As usual in 77-78 Eyes Jerry’s playing after the second verse reaches a strong peak but here you get extra special Archtoppable genius level stuff similar in brilliance to some of his playing during the long first set ending Let it Grow.
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