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25 May 2019

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    Dead Show/podcast for 5/24/19

    This week's Memorial Day weekend Deadpod features the second set from the band's performance at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 12th, 1991. I'm a sucker for a Help>Slip>Frank opening and I quite enjoy this one. There are plenty of Phil bombs here and Bruce Hornsby's presence is heard here as well. Jerry is quite present throughout this set and is in relatively great voice. 

    For a post-Brent show I think this one is quite good, and the Weight encore was a favorite of mine in this era. 
    I hope you enjoy.. 
    Grateful Dead
    Shoreline Amphitheater Mountain View, CA
    5/12/91 - Sunday
    Help On The Way >
    Slipknot! >
    Franklin's Tower ;
    Looks Like Rain ;
    Terrapin Station >
    Drums >
    Space >
    Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad >
    Throwing Stones ;
    Turn On Your Love Light
    The Weight
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    Have a safe and Fun Memorial Day weekend! 
    Summertime will come and go before you know! 

  • Posted on 24 May 2019

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    Dead Show/podcast for 5/17/19

    I've been thinking it was time for a post-Brent show so I've decided on this one from Shoreline on May 12, 1991. This one has an interesting, well-played setlist, including the breakout of Dylan's "It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry".

    Bruce Hornsby is with the band and I always enjoyed his contributions.

    'Deal' is a smokin' set closer here..

    Excuse the short intro - trying to type wirh a splint on one of my fingers (trigger finger ::)



    Grateful Dead

    Shoreline Amphitheatre

    Mountain View, CA

    5/12/91 - Sunday


    Picasso Moon [6:15] ;

    Althea [8:05] ;

    C C Rider [3:23] >

    It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry [3:14] ;

    El Paso [4:19] ;

    High Time [6:38] ;

    Black Throated Wind [5:53] ;

    Deal [10:20]


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    Thanks to my kind friends who support the Deadpod!


  • Posted on 17 May 2019

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    Dead Show/podcast for 5/10/19

    There's alot to love in this week's Deadpod, and that's only appropriate for a Mother's Day weekend, I suppose. This massive second set clocks in at just under a couple hours, and it is filled with extraordinary jams, soulful vocals and wonderful ensemble execution. This comes to us from their performance in El Paso Texas, on November 23rd, 1973. This is a very fine recording of a show that I don't believe is widely shared. While it starts off well enough, things really take off following the 'Truckin'' with a tremendous jam into 'The Other One' and a jazzy wonderful 'Space' that follows. 'Me and Bobby McGee' is as sweet as possible and serves to set the mood for a lovely 'Eyes of the World' that really took me places. They bring things back to earth with the rockin' set closing grouping of 'Arond and Around', 'Goin' Down the Road' and 'Casey Jones'.


    Hope you love this set as much as I do, thanks to Steve for the suggestion.



    Grateful Dead

    County Coliseum El Paso, TX

    11/23/73 - Friday




    Greatest Story Ever Told ;

    Sugaree ;

    Me And My Uncle ;

    He's Gone >

    Truckin' >

    The Other One >

    Space >

    Me And Bobby McGee ;

    Eyes Of The World ;

    Around And Around >

    Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad >

    Casey Jones


    Johnny B. Goode


    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

  • Posted on 10 May 2019

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    Dead Show/podcast for 5/3/19

    Here we are in the first weekend of May - and of course that means Saturday is Derby Day!

    In honor of the Run for the Roses I had to bring you a set with 'The Race Is On' - and boy what a set this is.. it comes from the boys' performance on November 23rd, 1973 in El Paso Texas!

    There are plenty of highlights here, including a dynamite 'Jack Straw', the 'mind left body jam' between 'China Cat' and 'I Know You Rider'  and the complete 'Weather Report Suite'.

    This is one of those shows you're going to want to play LOUD..




    Grateful Dead

    County Coliseum

    El Paso, TX 11/23/73 - Friday




    Bertha ;

    Mexicali Blues ;

    Deal ;

    Looks Like Rain ;

    Don't Ease Me In ;

    The Race Is On ;

    Loser ;

    Jack Straw ;

    China Cat Sunflower >

    I Know You Rider ;

    El Paso ;

    Tennessee Jed ;

    Big River ;

    Row Jimmy ;

    Weather Report Suite Prelude >

    Weather Report Suite Part 1 >

    Let It Grow


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    A big Thank You to the kind folks who support the Deadpod!


  • Posted on 03 May 2019

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    Dead Show/podcast for 4/26/19

    Seemed to me that I shouldn't let April slip by without something from 1978 - the band had a very good month that year, so I decided to feature their efforts on April 21st at Rupp Arena in Lexington Kentucky.


    Some think that this first set starts out a bit slow, personally I disagree. I love the 'Promised Land' opener. Unfortunately the 'Dire Wolf' that follows is is patched with a not-so-great audience version for the first 2:40 of the selection. While 'Mama Tried'>'Mexicali' is not rare, Garcia has some spirited licks and I find it quite enjoyable. The 'Ramble On Rose' is perhaps not the most spirited, but its followed by a quite long 'Funiculi Funicula, A smart 'Passenger' is followed by a lazy 'Row Jimmy', but they flip a switch from her out.. the last 3 songs are cooking! All these three are wonderful, but they are capped by an off the hook version of 'The Music Never Stopped'.. whew!



    Grateful Dead

    Rupp Arena Lexington, KY

    4/21/78 - Friday




    The Promised Land [4:26] ;

    Dire Wolf [4:04] ;

    Mama Tried [2:42] >

    Mexicali Blues [3:47] ;

    Ramble On Rose [8:13] ;

    Funiculi Funicula [1:33] ;

    Passenger [4:56] ;

    Row Jimmy [10:48] ;

    It's All Over Now [8:01] ;

    Brown Eyed Women [5:28] ;

    The Music Never Stopped [9:04]

    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:


    thank you so much for your kind support



  • Posted on 26 Apr 2019


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