The DeadpodAuthor: J.Henrikson
26 Oct 2021

The Deadpod

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    Dead Show/podcast for 10/22/21

    When the same show gets requested by two different listeners the same week I pay attention.. and I must say I am quite pleased to be able to present this request on this week's Deadpod. 

    This comes to us from a show played on Sunday, October 28, 1979 at the Cape Cod Coliseum at South Yarmouth MA. You know the old saying about never missing a Sunday show - well this one certainly proves that old adage! It starts out just nuts with a great Mississippi Half-Step .. which Jerry and the boys jam out for over 13 minutes! That however is just the start as they flow into a amazing Franklin's Tower which runs almost another 18 minutes! Listen to the wonderful and unique interplay between Phil and Jerry here, its really lovely. 

    The rest of this set is no sleeper either. Even the more pedestrian tunes, like Mama Tried and Mexicali, are played with a real energy and drive. Ramble on Rose is a favorite of mine here, as is the closing, 10 minute 'Music Never Stopped'.. 

     

     

    Grateful Dead
    Cape Cod Coliseum
    South Yarmouth, MA  10/28/79 - Sunday
        
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    Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [13:27] >
    Franklin's Tower [17:41] ;
    Mama Tried [2:31] >
    Mexicali Blues [4:24] ;
    Althea [7:48] ;
    Passenger [5:14] ;
    Ramble On Rose [7:49] ;
    The Music Never Stopped [9:36] 

     

    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod102221.mp3  

    thanks for your kind support of the Deadpod! 

    Be well and happy! 

     


  • Posted on 22 Oct 2021

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    Dead Show/podcast for 10/15/21

    What a great Scarlet>Fire on this week's Deadpod!  This comes to us from the second set of the band's performance at Madison Square Gardin on October 14, 1994. 

    This opening Scarlet>Fire is clearly the highlight of the show, clocking in at over 30 minutes of intensive, improvisational joy. You probably won't believe that they could hit on all cylinders like this at this point of the band's history but just sit back and enjoy. I am particularly impressed by the pace of the arrangement and how they don't take a breath through this.. amazing. You can hear some of the loud, standing ovation the crowd sent back after the end of Fire..

    The rest of the set for the most part is no slouch either. I enjoyed Bobby's 'Look Like Rain' and while 'Samba' is one I'd rather skip, I am happy to include 'Corrina' which features a nice jam into Drums and Space. 'Attics' always provides an emotional hit, and while we can hear how far Jerry has aged here and in the 'Liberty' encore, I feel this one is well worth hearing. I hope you do too. 

     

    Grateful Dead
    Madison Square Garden New York , NY
    10/14/94 - Friday

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    Scarlet Begonias [9:14] >
    Fire On The Mountain [22:03] ;
    Looks Like Rain [8:05] ;
    Samba In The Rain [6:51] ;
    Corrina [17:02] >
    Drums >
    Space [17:18] >
    I Need A Miracle [5:16] >
    Attics Of My Life [5:23] >
    Turn On Your Love Light [5:43]
    Encore    
    Liberty [5:45]  

    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod101521.mp3 

    Thank you for listening. 


  • Posted on 15 Oct 2021

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    Dead Show/podcast for 10/8/21

    This week I decided to venture where I seldom go - with a show from the fall of 1994. While this first set is quite short, I believe as a whole this is perhaps one of the band's best from this period. 

    This first starts with a very nice 'Jack Straw' and the 'West LA Fadeaway' that follows is also quite good. I'm a sucker for these 'Lazy River Road' versions, even when Jerry flubs them a bit. Bob follows that with an accoustic version of 'El Paso', which he did quite often on this tour. 

    'Ramble on Rose' is always a big hit in the Garden, and they close this short set with Phil 'singing' 'Box of Rain'. 

     

    Grateful Dead
    Madison Square Garden
    New York , NY 10/14/94 - Friday     

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    Jack Straw [5:44]   
    West L.A. Fadeaway [7:15]   
    Queen Jane Approximately [5:21]   
    Lazy River Road [5:42]   
    El Paso  [5:34]   
    Ramble On Rose [7:44]
    Box Of Rain [4:55]

     

    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod100821.mp3  

     Thank you so much for your kind support of the Deadpod! 

    Be well my friends. 

     


  • Posted on 08 Oct 2021

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    Dead Show/podcast for 10/1/21

    This week we return to Munich for a second set that is ferocious from start to finish. 'Bertha' leads this one off and goes into a truly rockin' 'Samson and Delilah' that really roars. Jerry slows things down a touch with 'Ship of Fools', but they go into a nice extended jam in the 'Estimated Prophet' that follows. That one builds again to a gale force as they go into 'Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad'. I'm also fond of the jam in 'Space' and how Weir leads them into 'Not Fade Away'. 

    'Stella Blue' is as usual quite a pleasure to hear, and the closing 'rockers' that follow are still hot, if just a touch ragged on the transition into 'Good Lovin' All in all a classic very high energy Dead set.

     

     

    Grateful Dead
    Olympia Halle
    Munich, West Germany 10/12/81 - Monday

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    Bertha [7:07] >
    Samson And Delilah [7:31] ;
    Ship Of Fools [8:37] ;
    Estimated Prophet [16:08] >
    Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [5:04#] >
    Never Trust A Woman >
    Drums [#5:42] >
    Jam [2:04] >
    Space [3:15] >
    Not Fade Away [11:22] >
    Stella Blue [12:22] >
    Around And Around [3:45] >
    Good Lovin' [8:07#]
    Encore    
    U.S. Blues  

    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod100121.mp3 

     

    Thank you so much for your kind support of the Deadpod! 

     

    "Seasons change and roses die... "


  • Posted on 01 Oct 2021

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    Dead Show/podcast for 9/24/21

    This week we stay on the Continent for a show that took place on October 12, 1981 at the Olympia Halle in Munich, West Germany during the band's Fall European Tour. For the most part this is quite an excellent recording, although it does have a couple patches.. 

    They come out firing on an up-tempo 'Jack Straw', then Garcia delivers a more laid back selection with a pretty 'Candyman'. The 'Little Red Rooster' that follows is one of my favorite versions of this tune they delivered - check it out! Brent is all over these songs, if you are a fan you're going to enjoy this set.

    Some other highlights include an insane 'Passenger' and the set closing 'China>Rider' .. don't miss this one. 

     

     

    Grateful Dead
    Olympia Halle
    Munich, West Germany 10/12/81 - Monday

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    Jack Straw [6:02] ;
    Candyman [6:33] >
    Little Red Rooster [8:21] ;
    Cumberland Blues [5:17] ;
    Beat It On Down The Line [2:57] ;
    Ramble On Rose [7:32] ;
    (1) Mama Tried [2:30] >
    Mexicali Blues [2:50#] ;
    Althea [9:12] ;
    Passenger [5:09] ;
    China Cat Sunflower [7:46] >
    I Know You Rider [5:59] 

     

    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod092421.mp3  

     Thanks so much for your kind support! 

    Be well and keep on.. 

     


  • Posted on 24 Sep 2021

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