The Grateful Thread

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

  1. rockinlazys

    rockinlazys Forum Resident

    Rhode Island
    My brain skipped a beat and missed notesofa's bottom post> sorry Gents...
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  2. diamondstylus

    diamondstylus Forum Resident

    Greenfield, MA
    IIRC Jerry is pretty prominent in the vocals on that one.
  3. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

    Long River Place
    Because it's a major letdown from September-October of 76 (like the rest of 77)? :evil:

    He would talk to the equipment 'how could you fail me now? what did I do to make you hate me....etc.'
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  4. dsdu

    dsdu Forum Resident

    Santa Cruz, CA
    Cool shirt.

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  5. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident

    Greenville, SC
    You sly devil you! ;)
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  6. US Blues

    US Blues Undermining Consensus Reality

    28 March 1973- Springfield.

    Weather Report Suite: Prelude > Dark Star > Eyes of the World > Playing In The Band; Johnny B. Goode
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  7. wharf rat doc

    wharf rat doc Forum Resident

    San Rafael, CA
    We need a few more. Then we can have a tourney. 32 would be good. These are short segments.

    The Best Meltdowns Ever - This is the list
    (timestamps appreciated)

    ** For NCAA-Style Tourament **

    Meltdown defined loosely similar as a Tiger Jam, or
    neither a particular riff or a vague meltdown, but rather a specific vehicle employed to explore the more explosive experimental music that the band had gotten into. it was a distinct jam that, despite it's atonal and seemingly formless nature, had all of the band members playing relatively consistent roles and parts every time- most notably garcia's wailing and descending wah phrases and phil's distorted chords.

    Should be short burts from 2-4 minutes. e.g. an entire feedback probably doesn't count

    Internet Archive Forums: Tiger Jam
    Internet Archive Forums: Tiger Jam/Meltdown Riff
    Internet Archive Forums: Scare me please...

    Drums > Space doesn't count
    Seastones doesn't count

    5/11/72 - DS (32:00 - 36:00)
    5/13/72 - TOO (17:30 - 21:00)
    5/18/72 - DS (23:00 - 28:00
    8/21/72 - DS (16:30 - 22:30)
    8/24/72 - DS (16:00 - 21:30)

    8/25/72 - TOO (24:30 - end, not on, only with DaP 24)
    8/27/72 - DS (26:30 - 30:30)
    9/3/72 - TOO (25:00 - 26:50)
    11/13/72 - DS (24:00 - 25:20)
    4/2/73 - Hear Comes Sunshine (16:30 - 20:00)

    6/26/73 - TOO (13:30 - 18:00)
    10/19/73 - DS (in the MLB track 7:00 - 9:30)
    10/25/73 - DS after MLB Jam (11:30 - end)
    11/23/73 - TOO (16:00 - 19:00)
    12/2/73 - PITB (16:30 - end)

    12/8/73 - TOO (24:30 - end)
    12/18/73 - DS (17:30 - end)
    12/19/73 - TOO (11:30 - end)
    5/14/74 - DS (18:30 - 20:50)
    5/21/74 - PITB (13:15 - 14:55)

    6/8/74 - PITB (14:00 - 16:30)
    6/18/74 - TOO (8:00 - 12:00)
    6/28/74 - Jam (21:00 - 25:30)
    7/21/74 - PITB (10:30 - 14:30)
    9/10/74 - DS (in the "Jam" track DP 7 1:30 - 4:30)

    3/23/75 - Blues For Allah 1 (6:30 - 8:20)
    2/26/77 - PITB (8:20 - 9:10)

    3/25/83 - LIG (6:55 - 7:30)
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  8. JNTEX

    JNTEX Lava Police

    Might be easier in it's own thread...but sounds fun as hell to listen and vote if you give people a few days for each bracket...
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  9. notesofachord

    notesofachord Cousin Caterpillar

    Three from The Vault
    February 19, 1971, Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY

    A nice show (the first without Mickey Hart in over three years) with great sound since it was recorded to multitrack for possible inclusion on the self-titled 1971 live double album that would eventually come out that fall. Highlights include rarities such as the traditional tune “Dark Hollow” and a 14-minute churning, slow-burn “Smokestack Lightning”. Plus, what other band opens their show with two short old-timey ditties?
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  10. unravelled

    unravelled Forum Resident

    Hoover, AL
    Thank you for posting these. Don't think I've seen too many pictures of Bear. Either that or I didn't know it was him.
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  11. wharf rat doc

    wharf rat doc Forum Resident

    San Rafael, CA

    A few other tasty morsels:

    2/23/74 - TOO (10:00 - 12:00)
    7/27/74 - PITB (17:00 - 18:00)
    7/29/74 - TOO (8:00 - 9:20)
    8/4/74 - LIG !!! (15:00 - 17:30)
    8/6/74 - TOO !!! (6:00 - 8:20)
    7/29/88 - PITB (5:00 - 9:30)

    A show from 1988 makes it...and it's pretty good too. At Laguna Seca.
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  12. notesofachord

    notesofachord Cousin Caterpillar

    I was randomly perusing old posts and came across this post from a couple years back:

    Only in the Good Ol’ Grateful Thread. :thumbsup:
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  13. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

    Götaland, Sverige
    Bear was very camera shy.
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  14. *Zod*

    *Zod* Forum Resident

    New England
    5/26/93 PITB for later meltdown entry
  15. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    I was considering mentioning that one too. Mainly the last minute or so before Garcia leaves for Drums.
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  16. Jack Cerro

    Jack Cerro Forum Resident

    From the Dark Star on Bobby's 42nd birthday. 10-16-1989
  17. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    Of the later Dark Stars, the main meltdown I remember is 10/9/89 between the second verse and Drums.
  18. Archtop

    Archtop Machine Grateful King Henry

    First of all, if you're running a GD meltdown tourney and don't include 25:00-28:09 of the 4/8/72 Dark Star, you've not only dropped the ball, you've turned it over for a dunk going the other way. Of course, much of what makes this melt so great is its dichotomous resolution.
    BANG ON, I'd probably seed this as #1 without having to listen to the rest. And I'm a '72-'74 guy. But it doesn't really get atonal until about 6:45 (Jerry's certainly pushing it, however); let's call it 6:30. No matter; just trying to focus on keeping things in the 2-4 minute range.
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  19. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

    Long River Place
    I'm sure there must be a few more from the later years, I see some people chimed in with 88 and 93 since I started writing last night. There's got to be a couple from 78-80, and I'd bet from 91 also.
  20. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    Not much melting down in that era from what I remember. Maybe 11/6/79 Playing?
  21. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

    Long River Place
    My theory is there's got to be at least one or two in one of those jams they did between the last song before drums and drums itself. There are a couple of times where space comes before drums in that era; I'll check my notes, I will usually note that kind of thing, though I wasn't necessarily listening for that specifically.

    There's almost one in the 1-15-78 playin in the band, but it's not quite all there, Garcia's the only one who builds up the intensity and it returns to more of a Playin' theme rather than going all the way to meltdown mode.
  22. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    1/15/79 Playing gets pretty frenetic from what I remember, but not sure it gets near a meltdown. The January 79 Dark Stars maybe in the ballpark too.
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  23. Dahabenzapple

    Dahabenzapple Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    How about the 12/28/79 Playing?
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  24. Archtop

    Archtop Machine Grateful King Henry

    Gah! I got so caught up in the 4/8/72 omission that I forgot to mention the 3/23/72 Dark Star from 11:30-15:00.
  25. sleepjar

    sleepjar Forum Resident

    So, me being the inquisitive type regarding these things, which are your favorites?
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