Grateful Dead Dave's Picks 2018 Subscription

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by tededfred, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. ronbow

    ronbow Forum Resident

    St. Louis MO
    Folks, just to be clear, i don’t have a problem “stepping outside of the '72 - '78 bubble”. Never have. My comments are specific to this release, and what i’ve heard so far of it, up through Help on the Way.

    Maybe the second half is much better - i’ll have to listen - but the first half really put me off, and i was shocked at this as a pick. This is not the best of the ‘80’s.
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  2. notesofachord

    notesofachord Where are the prawns?

    Fair enough. Personally I'd steer away from stating things like "one of the worst releases ever" until I had heard the whole thing, but do as thou wilt.
  3. DesertIslander

    DesertIslander Forum Resident

    No true Deadhead has ever, ever stooped to hyperbole!
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  4. Ellsworth

    Ellsworth Forum Resident

    I have listened to this another time. Some parts are enjoyable and I am glad to have listened to a show outside my usual zone. However, I won’t be playing it again as I only have a limited amount of time in this world to listen to the Grateful Dead and the releases from 70’s and late 60’s are much better IMO. On the whole, I can’t complain about the Dave’s Picks series as it has been consistently excellent. It is impossible for them to please everyone with every release.
  5. I333I

    I333I Forum Resident

    I agree with this sentiment. I don’t hate it, but I greatly prefer the two previous Dave releases and I don’t see myself reaching for this one that often. Glad others are enjoying, though.
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  6. notesofachord

    notesofachord Where are the prawns?

    Those of you that dislike it should just sell it. It is out-of-print and there are folks out there that will get loads of pleasure from it. What - but you'll have an OCD nightmare by having a missing pick along the shelf? Puh-leeze. Don't keep something that you don't like just for completeness.
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  7. notesofachord

    notesofachord Where are the prawns?

    Greater truth hath not been spoken.
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  8. I333I

    I333I Forum Resident

    My issue isn’t OCD, I only own 2 previous years of Dave’s, but the thought that my tastes will change and then I’d be out a show. Real first world dilemma.
  9. notesofachord

    notesofachord Where are the prawns?

    To be fair, it's not something that I'll reach for often either. Maybe once every 18 months or so perhaps. However, IMO, it's a hot show, and I'll dig the hell out of it when I do.
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  10. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

    New England
    I dislike most of it. Love Black Peter, some of the playing and the encore. But I'm not getting rid of it. Besides being a completist, I might like to give it another spin someday. So puh-leeze don't tell us what to do with our Dead shows, and I won't tell you not to pyschoanalyze people.
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  11. AlienRendel

    AlienRendel Forum Resident

    Chicago, il
    Boy, that was a pretty quick turnaround from "do what thou wilt"!
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  12. notesofachord

    notesofachord Where are the prawns?

    Interesting. I thought "Black Peter" was okay, but not as good as renditions from earlier years. We all hear different things I guess. Which is great! Wouldn't it be boring if we all were clones that had exactly the same taste in everything...
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  13. trd

    trd Forum Resident

    San Jose
    That post Eyes jam is a treat
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  14. notesofachord

    notesofachord Where are the prawns?

    Hell yes.

    The Bobby & Jerry "space" is very cool too.
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  15. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

    New England
    Not bad, but not half as good as my all-time favorite Black Peter. I used to amuse friends by holding a lit match in front of my woofer and have Phil literally blow it out.

    Activity Center. Arizona State U on 10/6/77

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  16. notesofachord

    notesofachord Where are the prawns?

    Aw, Tempe. Nice. My older brother went to eight years of grad school at ASU. I visited quite a few times.
  17. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

    New England
    Yeah, I first heard part of the Tempe show on a King Biscuit broadcast in early '78 I believe it was. Killer Black Peter!
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  18. wavethatflag

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    Pacifica, CA
  19. Dahabenzapple

    Dahabenzapple Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    I gave away Dave's 22 to a friend here & traded Dave’s 26 for some CD-R’s of 2 expensive RT’s & a CD-R of the most expensive Dave’s Pick that I don’t have. I’m pretty sure I’ll do the same with this one. Fwiw I like Dave's 20 despite the patches and the messed up Jack Straw as the sound is very good (due to the reel to reel master tape I’m sure) and therefore when I crank it up I hear great sounding drums & bass and the vocals are not too loud.

    That isn’t possible with Dave’s 27. Yes variety is important and I have much too much great non-Dead music to listen to waste my time on a sub-standard poorly recorded and presented show.

    I’ll repeat once more the only reason for no matrix was?????
  20. notesofachord

    notesofachord Where are the prawns?

    A man who knows what he wants/likes. I dig it.
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  21. footlooseman

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  22. DesertIslander

    DesertIslander Forum Resident

    I really disliked Dick’s Picks 6 at first and filed it away. Came back years later in a more generous mood and loved it. The music didn’t change; I did. This band speaks to us when we want to listen. It doesn’t mean there aren’t clunkers, though...
  23. Olompali

    Olompali Forum Resident

    Life is all about moods.
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  24. Awesome TLEO on Dick’s 6.
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  25. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Senior Member

    I felt the same way about Dick's Picks 6. I didn't care for it all for years but I really enjoy the second set now. The first set is a clunker though.
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