The Grateful Thread

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

  1. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

    Hah, I was almost going to include that in my list, but it felt kinda disingenuous since I'm not really a huge fan of that song anyway. But that version is definitely not too bad.
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  2. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

    To clarify - I meant I liked the Grateful Dead's Corinna (I mean, in that I don't dislike it strongly the way a lot of people do, but not that I like it in terms of I think its great like Victim or the Crime,) and I don't like Corinna, Corinna (which is a different song,) no matter who does it. (Though again, I don't feel that strongly about it, I just was beaten over the head with it c. 1994-95.)

    Anyway I meant to mention I was surprised to read that there was some backlash against the cover of Go to Heaven when it came out because people thought it was selling out or the band gone disco or what have you. I can't see how anyone took it seriously.

    I haven't heard the version in question, but I am certain some performances from 78 would give it a run. I think the solo at the end is helped out tremendously by Wolf. (Which is pretty much all there is to the song.)
  3. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

    New Jersey
    They don't sing at the end on 4/24/78 either (nor do they stick the landing as smoothly). Maybe it is standard within a certain time frame...
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  4. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

    I've just remembered we have only few days until the Anniversary Anthem :)
  5. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

    And shouldn't we be seeing a Dave's 27 announcement any day now?

    Meet Up at the Movies in a few weeks.

    Also the PNW box in September.

    Tangentially related, but also a new Circles Around the Sun record in August. Killer time of year.
  6. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

    I have no idea of this! Really nice!
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  7. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Senior Member

    I would add "Comes a Time" to that list as well.
  8. angelo73

    angelo73 ⬚⿻⬚⿻⬚⿻⬚

    Michigan, USA
    Listening to Europe '72, the lp set that cemented my resolve to "go to a GD concert" ! .. little did I know .. :laugh:

    Sometimes it feels like those shows all happened in a different lifetime than the one I'm in right now. This album is the one that imprinted on my grey matter, turning it to endless hues of impossible colour, like the universe .. the verse that unifies
    the oscillation of existence, evolving into labyrinthine design.
  9. US Blues

    US Blues Forum Resident

    6 May 1978- Vermont. Best Sunrise. As the erudite scholar @ianuaditis notes above, the addition of The Wolf improves everything.
  10. Dahabenzapple

    Dahabenzapple Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    You cannot change your avatar. Please change it back:(
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  11. Jman92

    Jman92 Forum Resident

    Ok so that makes at least two other known versions where they blow off the last verse (including 1/15/79 as mentioned upthread). I may look into this further. I love these strange little treasure hunts that this band always seems to provide me.
  12. funknik

    funknik He who feels it.

    Gorham, ME, USA
    Thanks for posting this! Amazing set - I had to go download it from Wolfgang’s. Side note: the stream on Wolfgang’s excludes “Dancing In the Street,” but the download includes it.
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  13. FrasierNervosa

    FrasierNervosa Active Member

    Portland, OR
    Apologies if this has been discussed before, but I have absolutely fallen in love with the jazzy sound of '75 Dead. There's something about it I just can't put my finger on. I know they only played 4 shows during this period (Lindley Meadows is great, and the American Music Hall/One From the Vault is just incredible; the whole of the first side Intro->Help->Slip->Frank->Music Never Stopped may be my favorite opening to a first set ever).

    What's the next step for more of this kind of Dead sound? Shame much of this record never carried over into later shows.
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  14. Archtop

    Archtop Infinity goes up on trial!

    Greater Boston
    They likely found it later in the show during that descent into purgatory between Miracle and Shakedown and thought "Ah, that's where we left it." As they ascended back to the Human Realm, they announced its rediscovery with a massive Dmin chord, which vibrates in accordance with the Sensuous World (kama-loka).

    3/23/75 (Kezar Stadium) is it. Bonus disc for Band Beyond Description. Certainly much of '73 and '74 second set jams should come close to this, although obviously Help--> Slip--> etc. won't be there yet.
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  15. US Blues

    US Blues Forum Resident

    It seemed to be all the rage of late. This is a painting my sister got for me in Bali, the photo does not do it justice, it's totally psychedelic.
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  16. rbbert

    rbbert Forum Resident

    Reno, NV, USA
    How can a Deadhead not love a team with a star named Trippier?
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  17. US Blues

    US Blues Forum Resident

    We're missing our bass player, Phil. He was last seen consorting with a couple of aliens. If you see our bass player won't you please send him home.

    ~ Bobby; 15 January 1979, prior to set II.
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  18. dzhason

    dzhason Forum President

    Well, I bit the bullet last week and finally bought Dave’s 10 off of eBay for more than I really wanted to pay but at least now I can listen to it and enjoy it. As I feared, however, it ended up serving as a gateway drug that has led me to even harder drugs (i.e. ordering the complete ‘69 Fillmore West box today).
  19. unravelled

    unravelled Forum Resident

    Hoover, AL
    Whoa there cowboy!!! How much for FW? I'm not ready to cross that threshold just yet...but I could be tempted!!!
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  20. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

    New Jersey

    Where's Owsley?!
  21. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

    Last night after 9-6-91 it was 3-24-94, definitely worth a listen for a late period set. (And not a Corrina in sight...;) )

    Just a good set 1 with Sugaree and Loser warming up for a Cassidy set closer. Either they kind of blow the return from the jam, or Garcia overrules Weir and keeps it going ( I choose to believe the latter.) Set 2 is long for the 90s, a long Eyes of the World to open, followed by Looks Like Rain (almost always of colossal proportions in this era,) and Way to Go Home, each standing alone, before Garcia starts the jam with Terrapin Station. There's a few minutes of jamming before Drums, and then Garcia even pulls out the Tiger Jam in Space. Wheel>Throwing Stones>Not Fade Away is among the best you can hope for in a show-closing sequence in the 90s.

    Then it was 3-17-68, Download Series 6, a primal counterpoint to the two 90s shows I heard yesterday. When I was younger I loved the early versions of China Cat etc., but now that I have some sense, I pay the most attention to things like the Spanish Jam, Alligator, or Caution. In this case it's The Eleven>Caution>Feedback, and it doesn't disappoint.

    Now 11-30-73 at Boston Music Hall, the full show on the dusborne matrix. Sounds very good so far, enjoying the recently revived Dire Wolf.

    PS I like everyone's new avatars, but also their old ones.
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  22. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Your Ad Here

    Pacifica, CA
    I support the new avatar. As a botany expert, I've properly identified it as sugarus magnoliais.
  23. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

    There are a bunch of studio outtakes from that year too -

    Grateful Dead Guide: Brief Guide to 1975 Studio Rehearsals
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  24. Freebird

    Freebird how bizarre

    The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack is the biggest bang for the buck available at the moment.

    Some NAD driven Wharfedale Diamonds at about a 11 foot spread creates a terrific sound stage.
  25. dzhason

    dzhason Forum President

    Too much... but not nearly as much as any of the new copies that I’ve seen on eBay. If money could sing and jam like the GoGD then I would feel bad about parting with it, but, since it can’t, I don’t.
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