Friday, August 26, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 8/26/16

This week's Deadpod, a request from a supporter of the show, comes to us from Long Beach CA, on August 28th, 1981. They open with "Jack Straw" (the beginning here is patched from an audience source).. and Bob does the 'we used to play for silver now we play for Clive" line.. but still a solid effort as is most of the first set. I'm particulary fond of the Big River, Althea and the closing 'Let It Grow'->China ->Rider which is an unusual first set ending.

Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA (8/28/81)

Jack Straw
They Love Each Other
Me and My Uncle
Big River
Little Red Rooster
Brown Eyed Women
Let it Grow
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider

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Thank you to my kind friends whose contributions keep the Deadpod afloat!

next stop... Labor Day! 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 8/19/16

This week I'm going to try something a little bit different on the Deadpod and bring you a sample of this summer's Dead & Company tour. Personally this happened to be the only show I had the opportunity to attend, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and since I've had some requests for this material I thought I'd share some with you... This is the first set of Dead & Co's show at the DTE Energy Theater in Clarkson MI on July 7th, 2016. It was a beautiful night and the scene was quite relaxing and kind. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect but I was quite pleasantly surprised, and while you may have heard some of this band before I am hoping you'll enjoy this selection. 

Dead & Company 
July 7, 2016 DTE Energy Music Theater 
Clarkston, MI 

set 1
Jack Straw
Big Boss Man
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Friend of the Devil
Minglewood Blues
Don't Ease Me In

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Enjoy and be kind to somebody today! 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 8/12/16

We seem to have entered the dog days of August.. lots of heat and humidity, but I'm hoping you don't find this second set from April 22nd 1986 to be a dog too! It starts with a nice China->Rider, and following a 'Looks Like Rain' we get treated to a nice long Terrapin Station.. clearly the highlight of this pre-coma show. Post drums and space is dominated by Weir, with a 'Spoonful ->Throwin Stones' combo followed by 'Black Peter' then 'Lovelight' to close the set.  The boys return to end the show and the spring tour, with a nice 'Brokedown Palace'..

Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA (4/22/86)
set 2
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Looks Like Rain
Terrapin Station
Throwin' Stones
Black Peter
Turn on Your Love Light

Brokedown Palace

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Love Is Real. Not Fade Away.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 8/5/16

This week's Deadpod is the result of a request for something from 86 or 87 from a longtime supporter of the Deadpod so I decided to pull out this show, which is one of my favorites from the early 86 shows.. This comes to us from the Berkeley Community Theater, April 22nd, 1986.
The set opens with a wonderful coupling of Box of Rain -> Visons of Johanna.. the last time the band would play that Dylan tune until the final year of 1995. This is a very fine version indeed. The remainder of the set is quite well played as well, with a nice Bird Song and Deal among the highlights..

Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA (4/22/86)

Box of Rain
Visions of Johanna
Mama Tried
Big River
Bird Song
Little Red Rooster

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Happy Birthday Kevin ;) 

and thanks to all of you whose support makes the Deadpod possbile.. 

Have a wonderful week! 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 7/29/16

A quintessential 1972 Grateful Dead second set is on the docket for this week's Deadpod. This set from July 26th, 1972, at Portland's Paramont Theater clocks in at a little over two hours.. It features a number of wonderful highlights, including one of the last performances of 'You Win Again', and early  'He's Gone', and to top it all off, a 30 minute+ Dark Star. While this Dark Star is clearly the highlight of the set, there are stunning performances throughout - capped off by a smoking hot 'Not Fade Away->Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad->Not Fade Away'.. don't miss it!!

Grateful Dead
Paramount Theatre
Portland, OR 7/26/72 - Wednesday
Set Two

The Promised Land [2;58] (4) ;
He's Gone [8:46] ;
Me And My Uncle [3:05] ;
You Win Again [4:02] ;
Greatest Story Ever Told [4:57] ;
Ramble On Rose [6:09] ;
Dark Star [31:13] (5) >
Comes A Time [7:03] ;
Sugar Magnolia [7:56] ;
Brown Eyed Women [3#:38] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:06] ;
Stella Blue [8:06] ;
Not Fade Away [5:15] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [8:20] >
Not Fade Away [3:22]
One More Saturday Night [5:32]

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As summer flies by and we roll into the Days Between, I want to thank the kind folks who have chosen to support the Deadpod. I deeply appreciate it.

'Without Love in the Dream it will never come true'.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Dead Show/podcast for 7/22/16

This week the Deadpod goes back to July 1972 to bring you a show from what could be viewed as a transitional period for the band, July 26th, 1972 from Portland Oregon. This is only the 6th show the band did without Pigpen, and some of the songs we get to hear in this first set are still relatively new. I don't feel the band disappoints  however, certainly not in the massive Dark Star we'll hear next week, but neither in this 12 song, 1 hour 44 minute first set..
I hope you agree..

Grateful Dead
Paramount Theatre
Portland, OR  7/26/72 - Wednesday


Cold Rain And Snow [5;27] ;
Black Throated Wind [5:59] ;
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [6:59] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:29] ;
Sugaree [7;14]  ;
El Paso [4:20] ;
China Cat Sunflower [6:44] >
I Know You Rider [4:51]  ;
Jack Straw [4:54] ;
Tennessee Jed [7:35] ;
Playing In The Band [12:27] ;
Casey Jones [#4:48]

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Stay Cool!!!