Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by JRM, Apr 11, 2014.
Aint it the truth! Now I really can't wait to hear the rest of this one...
Outstanding show. Worth tracking down in multiple formats. I have the CD, the LP, and the movie. Love it.
Except in November '72!
True! He finally got Phil loud enough.
Hey ya'll - should I spend money on Road Trips 4.3 (Denver 73) and 4.5 (6/9/76)? I can stream them for decent quality, but I have a great CD player that brings out all kinds of great stuff hidden in even high quality streams. Should I go for it? I've listened to a good bit of 4.3 and thought it was pretty great, what I've gotten through. Not familiar in any way with 6/9/76 yet. Thoughts?
Both - especially RT 4.3. All Time Grateful Dead music
I love them both dearly.
Meanwhile, taking another trip around the sun, 11/10/67, I already have the vinyl of this one but now I can listen to it more frequently as I haven't been finding the time as much lately to sit down and get the turntable going and snagging a CD or the iPod for the car or bed time listening or playing my iTunes library through Sonos while on kitchen duties has been covering most of my listening lately.
10/11/77 Norman, OK
HOLY CRAP LISTEN TO JERRY RIP ON THIS LET IT GROW!!!
OH MY GOD HE IS DESTROYING WORLDS ON THIS VERSION!
I'll pile on and say that I'm of the opinion that folks that dislike 80s Dead would do well to grab this show (and many others from 89-early 90, but this is a good starting point), settle in with an open mind, and soak it up. Dead were on fire 89 through Spring 90. If you're a Deadhead, I can't imagine how you couldn't get into a lot of it.
I will say that era isn't perfect, for me - I'm not a big fan of Digi-Jerry when he would just noodle around with incredibly dated sounding digital effects during jams for example. And I hate that awful Incan pan flute effect he would use...
But they were, very very often, as on as they ever were in 77 for my money. They were tight, Jerry seemed clear of mind and certainly sharp as a tack with his playing, and importantly - they were having a blast most of the time.
I believe that's the Truckin' Up to Buffalo show unless I'm fudgin' up the date, I watched most of that one on Amazon Prime earlier in the summer and it lead to my subsequent revaluation of my prior aversion to 80's and beyond Dead.
There ya go - yes that's it and I had a similar experience with that show. It's what hooked me on that era as well.
UPS Dropped The Brick at my door. Its fun leafing through the sealed copies like they are playing cards.
In all seriousness though, people talk about Spring 90 like it's the end of an era but Bruce comes in in the fall and 1991 is quite possibly the HOTTEST year, energy wise, in a very long time and one of the best overall. That basically carries through until his departure in 92.
This is the one on October 77 Road Trips
All time version
Anytime Jerry breaks out the distortion (slight as it may be) you know it's go time.
To follow it up with this insane 18 minute DITS is just even more ridiculous.
The 1989 Summer Dead>Fall JGB>Fall Dead Tour was peak Garcia.
We need an Alpine Boxed set. Also those fall Philly Spectrum shows need to be released.
Amen brothers. The NFA is soooooo good!!!
I’m amazed at the sound quality of Dicks Picks 15. For an outdoor show it’s superb. I’d like to know how they got the audience on the recording so well. I swear at times this release sounds like a matrix.
10/11/77 Norman, OK
Gah this show is just slaying me.
This Estimated is one of the all-time greatest versions I've ever heard.
With all this Garcia talk, anyone who likes the man NEEDS this Estimated in their life!!!
This is Garcia letting it rip with X Factor abound. Frickin incredible.
12/28/79 Oakland (via Road Trips 3.1) is really working for me at the moment.
For reference (or perhaps to ignore if you'd prefer a more blank slate approach) my list of the best versions (generally because of the transition, although one from below is also because the Rider is so great) includes:
Honorable mention goes to the aforementioned 5/3/72 along with 8/27/72, 9/24/72 and 2/24/74. I did check out 10/20/74 and wasn't wowed, but more listens may change that assessment.
All I can say is that Betty knew how to record Dead shows.
I've been waiting for you to go all-caps on something I've heard! WORTH THE WAIT. It kicks off Road Trips 1.2 in the best way and that collection just doesn't let up.
Both are wonderful, neither are worth eBay prices to 'upgrade' over the Spotify/Apple streams. They are identical to the Tidal streams, of course.
Parts of your Oklahoma! show are used as filler on Dicks #29 (19 and 21 May 1977). Dancing In The Street > Dire Wolf and NFA > Dock Rodent > Reelin' & Rockin' to be specific.
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