The Grateful Thread

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

  1. Kevin Davis

    Kevin Davis EQUIPMENT PROFILE INCOMPLETE

    Location:
    Illinois
    Also, DP14 has my favorite "Eyes of the World." That whole sequence is great but that particular performance is etched on my brain that few others are. All told I think '73 is my favorite year.
     
  2. Crispy Rob

    Crispy Rob Cat Juggler

    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    Yes, all stellar. November/December '73 is a peak period.
     
  3. KCWhistle

    KCWhistle Forum Resident

    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    Bonus disc or no bonus disc? It's a great box regardless. Possibly my favorite.
     
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  4. fishcane

    fishcane Dirt Farmer

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    Finger Lakes,NY
    When Birdsongs and Songbirds collide
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  5. KCWhistle

    KCWhistle Forum Resident

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    Kansas City, MO
    Wow, what's that from?

    I can confirm there are much less pleasant things I could be doing this afternoon than listening to the 100-minute Christine McVie playlist I threw together an hour ago. She was really the key ingredient in that band.
     
  6. fishcane

    fishcane Dirt Farmer

    Location:
    Finger Lakes,NY
    It was from 87
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    Here’s another shot
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  7. Al Gator

    Al Gator You can call me Al

    We covered those shows earlier this year over in the Grateful Dead Archival Live Release Thread. They're all liked or loved to various degrees.
     
  8. YouCantWin

    YouCantWin Lacking in Some Direction

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Yes. 11/9 is excellent, and like @SJR, 11/11 is a contender for my favorite Dead show ever. I don’t like 11/10 as much as a lot of people do, but it’s still really good.
     
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  9. Roanoke Park Indefinitely

    Roanoke Park Indefinitely Forum Resident

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    One thing I will say for 11/10 so far is that the tracklist has some more surprises on it, like a Truckin > Wharf Rat, the Morning Dew, and the Loser & Deal in the first sets. It's missing a China Rider or Dark Star but I dig the variety in there that you don't get in night 1 and night 3.

    Also, only one Here Comes Sunshine?? What gives?! :)
     
  10. pbuzby

    pbuzby Senior Member

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    Chicago, IL, US
    I didn't know Jerry and Christine met, but of course Fleetwood Mac and the Dead shared a few bills before she was in the group, and I've read that the Dead (especially Weir, I think) were fans of their s/t album from 1975 and that it was a reason they had Keith Olsen produce Terrapin Station.
     
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  11. YouCantWin

    YouCantWin Lacking in Some Direction

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    That Truckin’>Wharf Rat is the highlight of the show for me. The PITB palindrome is good but I like the one from 11/17/73 better.
     
  12. Roanoke Park Indefinitely

    Roanoke Park Indefinitely Forum Resident

    Location:
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    P.S. Is your avatar from "Inherent Vice?" My absolute favorite PTA movie, and not surprising to meet someone else who appreciates it on the Grateful Thread.
     
  13. YouCantWin

    YouCantWin Lacking in Some Direction

    Location:
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    Indeed, it is! Good eye. I love that movie and the book too.

    IIRC there are quite a few Pynchon-heads on this thread.
     
  14. Eyes74

    Eyes74 Abstractor of the Quintessence

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    Canada
    Breaking my Dead hiatus with 9/9/72 (Hollywood). This TOO has got the goods :cool:
     
  15. Crispy Rob

    Crispy Rob Cat Juggler

    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    Duane Allman gets more attention, but Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood also joined the Dead for the big jam on 2/11/70.

    Also, I remember reading somewhere that Passenger was musically inspired by FM’s Station Man.
     
  16. kevin

    kevin Senior Member

    Location:
    Evanston IL
    Now listening to 11/30/79[Atlanta Georgia]on TIGDH on SiriusXM's Grateful Dead channel via the webstream now playing Cassidy
     
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  17. tdcrjeff

    tdcrjeff Senior Member

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    Hermosa Beach, CA
    From: The Annotated "Passenger"

    In an interview in Dupree's Diamond News, issue #28, Lesh says of "Passenger":

    "What's weird about that song is I sort of did it as a joke. It's a take on a Fleetwood Mac tune called "Station Man." I just sort of sped it up and put some different chord changes in there..." (p. 18)
     
  18. pbuzby

    pbuzby Senior Member

    Location:
    Chicago, IL, US
    In 1976 "Let It Grow" had a jam over the chords A Minor to F Major (around the same time they regularly had a Drums break in the song), rumored to be inspired by "Rhiannon."
     
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  19. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

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    Raleigh, N.C.
    Yes, one of the best runs/releases out there. Every night is exceptional.
     
  20. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

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    Raleigh, N.C.
    LOL, I thought it was Kreutzmann.

    BTW, Pynchon went to Cornell and his birthday is 5/8. COINCIDENCE???
     
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  21. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

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    Raleigh, N.C.
    I just pulled my copies of that and Rumours out of the basement for a spin tonight.
     
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  22. BMac19

    BMac19 Forum Resident

    Best TOO month ever. Phil walks off with a cute little filly and the show is over. Love that gig.
     
  23. US Blues

    US Blues Undermining Consensus Reality

    30 November 1979 was performed at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh. A dandy show that gets lost in the brilliant emanation which is the next night.
     
  24. profusion

    profusion Forum Resident

    Location:
    Virginia
    These boys weren't messing around on 4/15/70, were they? Holy cow.

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  25. ivan_wemple

    ivan_wemple Senior Member

    Interesting. I had also heard that Keith Olsen really whipped their asses into shape during the Terrapin recording sessions ... so much that he was a big contributor to their inspired playing during the Spring '77 tour. The guy was no slouch.
     
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