The Grateful Thread

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

  1. Dahabenzapple

    Dahabenzapple Forum Resident

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    Dave’s 25 (11/6/77) disc 3

    St. Stephen>drums>NFA>Wharf Rat>St. Stephen>Truckin’

    all-timer for me with the heavy metal Truckin’ out jam.

    Blistering HOT!!!
     
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  2. johnnypaddock

    johnnypaddock Forum Resident

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    6.28.74 - Boston Garden

    I mean, what the hell planet were these guys on in June ‘74... Miami, Providence, Boston all pure insanity. I’m not a huge fan of WRS but they rip this one up, then the jam out of it is a stone cold classic. Wow.
     
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  3. MikeP5877

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    6/28/74 set 2 was in the first batch of cassettes I got when I began trading 25 years ago. I jumped for joy when I heard that for the first time. I still do.
     
  4. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Non-essential

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  5. dsdu

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    dsdu Forum Resident

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  7. Jerfan13

    Jerfan13 Makes wrinkles advertised as creases

    As is usually the case, this day finds reality bending and folding, and strangely things are trying to catch themselves as they fly by...this whole computer medium never fails to be less weird than it was the year before...or the year before...year before....

    ...and Yes, I find myself playing Jer’s favorite guitarist, at Gunnerz...1997. If you know, you know...you know?!!?
     
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  8. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    I'm listening to Dick 33 1976-10-09 because @MikeP5877 said it was the greatest thing that ever happened or something. I have listened to almost no 1976 for about 10 years or so, and I can't even remember which shows I used to know. I don't know if I ever knew this one or not, I always think things like "That one with the crazy second setlist that included St. Stephen" or "that one with the great Eyes with the long intro" but then I realize that describes multiple shows, and I just don't even know. I'm glad I started taking notes because my memory for shows is atrocious. But I don't think I ever knew this one, even though it's a release, I think most of the 76 I've listened to was summer.

    I'm trying not to feel like this is taking valuable time away from my 1968 listening, I let myself get intensely committed for a month for 1973 but I want to put that behind me. I am kind of obsessive about things sometimes.

    Half Step is really top, there are 1977 versions with longer soloing I seem to remember but this moves me. I feel like Cassidy for a short jamless version is right on the money. I think this Tennessee Jed is one of the best I ever heard, because of Garcia's sparkling leads and he's nice and loud and doesn't blend in like he sometimes does on this song.

    I was typing this during TLEO so now I don't know what it sounded like.

    Anyway, so far so good...
     
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  9. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    I have no idea.
     
  10. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

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    I was about 20 feet from stage both nights. :righton:
     
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  11. MikeP5877

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    10/9/76 set 1 has the best pre-Fire "Scarlet Begonias" and my favorite "Sugaree".
     
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  12. BMac19

    BMac19 Forum Resident

    Was there a 73 wrap-up thoughts post or nah?
     
  13. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    No but I probably should make one soon...
     
  14. MikeP5877

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    Please, let him listen to 10/9/76.
     
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  15. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    Yeah this is the best one I ever heard. I am a little less into the FOTM ones these days for some reason, partly because FOTM bores me a little. This is the best band performance of this I can remember hearing, Jerry's tone on the TB is a little harsh relative to other guitars. I generally like the Bean, but I could imagine a tone for this number that I'd prefer a little to this. Even with that, he's killing it and this is the best version I ever heard I think.
     
  16. MikeP5877

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    Listen to Weir right after "let her pass by" just before Jerry's solo. That is a sacred moment.
     
  17. acetboy

    acetboy Forum Resident

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    So I've been watching the Egypt shows video on Youtube, Shakedown Stream or whatever it's called.
    I own this but haven't watched the video in a long time.
    I forgot about Bill having the left hand not working situation.

    Anyway I mentioned the Eldon Porray audience recordings of the show.
    I discovered those I think for the first time last December or so. The Subject of the Egypt shows came up and I was off and running.

    I listened to all 3 shows yesterday. The Porray recordings.
    He got a great sound, nice stereo spread. Phil is captured very well on those recordings.

    The sound of these shows remind me of a local bar band playing for a small town summer celebration in front of a couple of hundred people.
    It just seems intimate. Except the bar band is the Good Old Grateful Dead and the Sphinx and the Pyramids are right there. Weird.
     
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  18. acetboy

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    Also last night I watched the Bob Weir documentary.
    I thought that was great, very well done. Cool interviews with a wide variety of people.
    That's so cool that he and his birth Father found each other.
    That was touching, losing Jerry and gaining a Father.
    Glad I got to see that.
     
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  19. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Non-essential

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    #5877 arrived the other day. This must have been a labor of love (and patience) to compile and it's a great pleasure to listen to it.
     
  20. Archtop

    Archtop Soft Agitation: Dead Crimson Cow.

    It's not that I don't like Franklin's Tower, but it suffers from the light switch effect found to more annoying consequences on Fire on the Mountain. I mean, Dark Star is not harmonically complex, but it is more harmonically nebulous, which is something I prefer.

    I can't cite a better Slipknot! than that from 2/26/77, but there are a few worthy contenders:
    • 12/31/76 - really spacy; almost not Slipknot!
    • 5/9/77 - very close to 2/26/77, but somewhat less Phil-centric
    • 5/22/77 - another one that's in the top shelf
    • 6/9/77 - more balanced and great.
    Some wild cards are 6/14/76 and for an '80s version, 4/9/83 is brief, but Jerry's hammering it. You'll like that one, I suspect.
     
  21. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    Yeah I'll check that 83, never heard it. I have a place in my heart for 4/1/84.

    I know what you mean about FOTM, it kind of bores me these days (and it was never a favorite but for years I was sucked into the whole Scarlet>Fire trip, and liked it in that context when done well as a kind of energy release). FT is kind of similar and although I don't get bored with it as much, I can if I listen to it too much.
     
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  22. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    OK 1976-10-09...what a fantastic show, I am all a-bubble with enthusiasm. The return in to Slipknot! after drums>Samson is one of the best things I ever heard. And I get a little bored with NFA in 1976-1978 sometimes, but this one is right on the money.
     
  23. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    Seems like a little bit of an oversell, but maybe I have to listen to the whole thing again and hear it in context
     
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  24. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    This is a Dick's Picks that's supposed to have speed issues, or so I recall reading in this forum. Today I picked my guitar to "sit in" on "Help On The Way" and I found no problems at all to play in tune with it. Is my guitar out of tune or is the tape speed of this show correct after all?
     
  25. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    I just tried playing along. Sounds fine. Key of F.
     
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