The Grateful Thread

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

  1. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

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    I didn't say I dismissed it. And I just mentioned that I can hear that the band was playing very well from what I've listened to. I usually settle into my recliner in the evening with headphones and skip around on YT. I'll get back to Cornell. I don't have the CDs.
     
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  2. ratstack

    ratstack Forum Resident

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    I don’t know how I came across but I wasn’t trying to be rude. The “brother” was as in, ‘brother dead fan‘ or whatever - not exasperated. But whether or not you agree with some folk’s hyperbole about best in the universe, it’s hard to argue that taken as a whole end to end show it’s not at least some kind of peak (among many peaks) in Deadland, or very close to it.
     
  3. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

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    No problem, I'm not offended. I should just by the CDs but I've blown quite a bit of money on music the past two months. I have the 5 disc movie soundtrack on the way, and some jazz CDs as well.
     
  4. Freebird

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    Yeah, if a person is honestly interested in hearing some top-shelf performances of bread and butter Grateful Dead tunes, this is the show.
     
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  5. MattG

    MattG Unreliable Narrator

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    I’ve been listening to a lot of Europe ‘72 and May ‘77 lately, cuz it’s that time of year, of course. Wanted something different today, currently enjoying this:

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  6. ratstack

    ratstack Forum Resident

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    Eh, CDs are nice and vinyl is great (I have many of both), but as far as bang for the buck goes if you want access to official releases there is absolutely no better deal than one of the streaming services like Apple Music or amazon. Apple has Cornell, plus many other stand alone releases, plus all the road trips, plus all the Dick’s picks. It’s an absolute embarrassment of riches that you can stream 24/7 for like 12 bucks a month. Not to mention several million other albums...
     
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  7. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

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    Yeah, I know. I just don't want to subscribe because the musicians don't get paid. I'd rather buy a CD. And I've never been a vinyl enthusiast.
     
  8. Freebird

    Freebird Forum Resident

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    Absolutely. I just wish streaming services other than Tidal carried the big GD boxsets (July 78, Spring 90) which you won’t find on AM and the like.

    *present or past subscriber to Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Qobuz, Amazon HD, Tidal
     
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  9. Freebird

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    Lol, they get paid. And instead of getting paid at a single point of sale they get payed over the lifetime of the tunes being streamed.
     
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  10. johnnypaddock

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    3.22.90 - Copps Coliseum
    This is a great show... The whole second set is just amazing.

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  11. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

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    They get paid very little. And besides, I enjoy listening to CDs on my audio system. If it weren't for this lousy pandemic I'd go down to my local independent record store and buy some stuff. I fear that the only record store in town will be gone for good after this disaster.
     
  12. MattG

    MattG Unreliable Narrator

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  13. Freebird

    Freebird Forum Resident

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    That’s untrue about them getting paid very little.
     
  14. ratstack

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    No I missed that. I’m basically a complete blithering idiot when it comes to reddit - I don’t understand it. I can’t find the AMA. Google just brought up a ton of links to the announcement and people talking about the announcement. Do you have a link to the actual AMA thread?
     
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  15. In 72 the Dead turned me on to the great Marty Robbins with that song and Big Iron.
     
  16. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

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    They referring to who? The Dead or anybody else? I don't feel the need to have access to millions of songs. I've got 5000 CDs so I've got plenty of stuff to listen to.
     
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  17. MattG

    MattG Unreliable Narrator

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    Just click the hotlinked text in my post, bro’ner :righton:
     
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  18. ratstack

    ratstack Forum Resident

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    Oh... see? I’m a blithering idiot.

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  19. Bill Cormier

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    Do you perhaps mean Buffalo `89?
     
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  20. :tiphat:
    No wonder most musicians are making less money from their music these days. Can you imagine what restaurants and supermarkets would do if you could eat anything you wanted for $12 a month ?
     
  21. trd

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  22. ratstack

    ratstack Forum Resident

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    Man, I spend hundreds of dollars a month on cd’s and records, and during a normal year attend at least 15 concerts. The musicians I listen to get plenty of my money...
     
  23. Freebird

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    Streaming is a superior business model for artists, isn’t that right @schnitzerphilip ?
     
  24. ratstack

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    It seems at least a little ironic that the implied ethics (or lack thereof) of streaming would be much of a topic in a Grateful Dead discussion, given that we all have legal, immediate, unlimited free access to almost every single show they ever played, the majority in various versions and qualities, some of which are superior and occasionally noticeably so to many of the official releases. And most of us take advantage of that. Also, I don’t think youtube pays artists very much...
     
  25. Gdgray

    Gdgray Hitting the Beach

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    Jeez, I love the Dead cowboy Songs. They covered so many country Artists.....Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens , George Jones and the afore mentioned Marty Robbins to name a few. Sing me Back Home from Veneta 72 is one of their all time great performances IMHO. They did so many great covers....Dylan , Chuck Berry, Kristofferson ( less we forget he wrote Bobby McGee ) , Muddy , Howlin Wolf and covers of covers.....Good Lovin.
    In my mind they are the premier American Band. You can’t go wrong with the Dead from any period.
    Keep Truckin
     

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