Been driving around listening to the Bonzo Dog Doodah Band this weekend
This band supported the Grateful Dead at the Boston Tea Party in 1969! What a wild show that must have been.
Or could they have picked better versions of a lot of the songs on Reckoning? I have a bunch of stuff from that Warfield run and Jerry's voice sound much better on the unofficial stuff. Also I hate how loud they mixed the crowd on that album.
got that in my car stereo
just finished DPv34 sitting here at my desk
Thanks, you've definitely given me some homework! So, do you think the "Great" 5-8-77 Barton Hall show is overrated, or great but there are better? I noticed you didn't mention it. I DLed it yesterday but haven't listened to it yet.
Free: 10-29-77 The Dead in '77 had a lot to do with raging, right? Get the recent Charlie Miller Aud - they were all the way on this night. (It was a Saturday)
Dick's Picks 15. 9-03-77 After being "unable" to play for a spell, they bust out big time - Jerry is en fuego!!! My faves are 1/2 Step, Music, Loser, Estimated>Eyes... There's a radio broadcast out there with Jerry way more front-and-center than here - this is the connoisseur's version. (It, too, was a Sat)
Dick's picks 29, 5-19 & 21-77. The first show has an electrifying Sugaree as well as a tremendous second set. The second show has Scarlet >Fire and is probably a hair better overall. (Thurs. & Sat.)
AND there are three Winterland runs to be had via the Archive and Dead.net - for purchase, downloads and vines. Suerte, suerte.
There are obviously so many great live shows, but I personally feel like Live/Dead kind of best represents their late 60's sound, and Europe '72 (once I went and got the original tracks for about of it, those which were sped up so much on the offical release they sound like Alvin and the Chipmunks play the Dead) is just the best you can do to represent the 72-72 era. But I know '77 is thought of as another great year, and all I have so far is a rather underwhelming (In my opinion) show from 4-30 (Download Series, Vol. 1). What would anyone suggest as THE one, single show to have from '77, official release or otherwise? I tend to lean toward the officials only because the sound quality tends to be slightly better than the stuff available on Archive.
Carry Me Back
I seem to have a couple of handsful of newish Americana albums in the queue right now.
"Lardy boy" Mr Badger? Is there a nagano pancake in our midst?