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This week we have the second set from the band's performance at Alpine Valley on July 7, 1984. This is a strong set throughout, with the band really coming together I think to deliver some great versions of these songs.  'Samson and Delilah' opens with the drummers providing the familiar beat.. Jerry follows with 'Cold Rain and Snow' - always appropriate for a July show. They then seg into 'Playin' In the Band', while not overly long, this version does feature some interesting Brent effects and seqs interestingly into 'China Doll'. Jerry hits this one just right and then they move into a very good Drums segment. They come out of drums surprisingly into 'Terrapin Station' as you think you hear some 'Other One' notes being played.. but the Terrapin is told well and goes into Bobby doing 'Throwing Stones' with a few different lyrics. 'Not Fade Away' follows, but is short, as Phil insists they move into 'Lovelight'! the first since NYE 82.. Bobby does a fine version here, and they close with a return to 'Not Fade Away'.  A 'Brokedown Palace' encore prepares the faithful for that long trek up the hill...    Grateful Dead 1984-07-07 Saturday Alpine Valley Music Theatre - East Troy, WI Two      Samson And Delilah Cold Rain And Snow Playing In The Band > China Doll > Space > Drums > Space > Terrapin Station > Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away > Turn On Your Love Light > Not Fade Away Encore      Brokedown Palace  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod071224.mp3  Enjoy and be kind :) 
This week we travel to one of the beloved summer venues - Alpine Valley - for a show that took place back on July 7, 1984, a Saturday night.  The first set starts with 'Hell In A Bucket', then moves into a fine 'Dire Wolf' Jerry really belts it out here, and its fun to listen to. 'New New Minglewood Blues' follows with Bobby telling us its 'T for Alpine Valley' .. 'Dupree's Diamond Blues follows - a bit slower, but still one that brings a smile. 'My Brother Esau' shares Bobby's anti-war message. 'Brown Eyed Women' may be the highlight of the set with some strong work by Jerry here. 'Looks like Rain' goes into 'Might as Well' to close the set, and Jerry sounds like his voice needs a break..   Grateful Dead 1984-07-07 Saturday Alpine Valley Music Theatre - East Troy, WI Set 1: Hell In A Bucket Dire Wolf New New Minglewood Blues Dupree's Diamond Blues My Brother Esau Brown-Eyed Women Looks Like Rain > Might As Well  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod070524.mp3  Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!  thanks for your kind support of the Deadpod! 
This week's conclusion of the band's performance down at Eugene on June 24,1990 displays several sides of the band which highlight their agility and craft at putting together a setlist.  From the opening sequence which I'd describe as light and bouncy - 'Foolish Heart' into 'Man Smart, Woman Smarter' they move into 'Standing on the Moon' and 'Box of Rain'. They follow with a typically animated Bob Weir on 'Estimated' into 'He's Gone' - all before Drums and Space. He's Gone doesn't end with the mellow a cappella  fade out they often employed, instead they move into drums and space and build into a great post-drums 'Other One'>Wharf Rat>Sugar Magnolia conclusion to a great show. The 'Brokedown Palace' encore caps off a fine Sunday show...   Grateful Dead Autzen Stadium - University of Oregon Eugene, OR 6/24/1990 - Sunday Two     Foolish Heart > Man Smart, Woman Smarter > Standing On The Moon ; Box Of Rain ; Estimated Prophet > He's Gone > Drums > Space > The Other One > Wharf Rat > Sugar Magnolia Encore     Brokedown Palace   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod062824.mp3   Have a safe and FUN July 4th!!  and thanks for your kind support. 
 It sure feels like summertime here, and one of my favorite summer time tours was back in 1990.. this week we go back to Eugene for a fine show that took place on June 24, 1990 at Autzen Stadium at the University of Oregon.  The first set starts with a fine Help>Slip>Frank - Jerry has some great leads here.. Masterpiece follows and Bob does the vocals just right. Loose Lucy made its reappearance in the Spring of 90, and Jerry breaks it out here for the sixth time since 1974.  Brent shines 'Just A Little Light'.. a personal favorite of mine. Picasso Moon and Candyman follow and the set closes with an excellent 'Let It Grow'...    Grateful Dead Autzen Stadium - University of Oregon Eugene, OR 6/24/1990 - Sunday One     Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower When I Paint My Masterpiece Loose Lucy Just A Little Light Picasso Moon Candyman Let It Grow   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod062124.mp3    I'll be bopping at the Sphere tonight.. hope you have a wonderful week!
 Here is the second set from the band's performance at the Boston Music Hall on June 10, 1976. Samson always seemed like a favorite to break out in Boston, and revs things up for a fine 'Help>Slip>Frank' here. Nice harmonies here, and the Slipknot features some upfront work by Keith. Bobby does a fine 'Let It Grow', then we have a mid-set 'Friend of the Devil' - a bit more spacey than usual, but that leads into the highlight of the set, a 'Playin' In The Band' which leads into an excellent 'Space jam'. That eventually goes into 'Dancin' In The Streets' and the band closes out the set with a rocking 'U.S. Blues'.     Grateful Dead Boston Music Hall Boston, MA 6/10/1976 - Thursday Two     Samson & Delilah Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower Let It Grow Friend Of The Devil Playing In The Band > Dancin' In The Streets > U.S. Blues You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod061424.mp3 This space is geting Hot! 
A fine show from the comeback year of 1976 graces this week's Deadpod. This is from June 10, 1976 at the Boston Music Hall in Boston. The thirteen song first set should provide plenty of chances to reflect on how fortunate we hare to have this music after all these years..  In general this set, as most from this time period, shows the band concentrating on tight arrangements with powerful singing, perhaps at the expense of more free-flowing jamming. Some of the highlights here include a great 'Music Never Stopped', a short but sweet 'Sugaree', and of course a lovely 'Mission In the Rain', a song that did not last long in the Dead's rotation, but of course did more so in Jerry's solo work.  I'd be remiss to not point out the lovely harmony on 'Looks Like Rain' with Bobby and Donna, as well as Keith's up front piano throughout. The closing 'Might As Well' is notable for Phil's unique bass..    Grateful Dead Boston Music Hall Boston, MA 6/10/1976 - Thursday One      The Promised Land Sugaree Cassidy They Love Each Other The Music Never Stopped Brown-Eyed Women Lazy Lightning > Supplication Row Jimmy Big River Mission In The Rain Looks Like Rain Might As Well   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod060724.mp3 I hope you enjoy the music, and thank you for your kind support! 
This week the Deadpod returns to Milwaukee for the second set of the band's performance from May 30, 1980.  A fine Scarlet>Fire opens this set, including some excellent jamming in the transition (by the way check out this week's Deadcast for an excellent discussion of 'Scarlet Begonias' here: https://www.dead.net/deadcast) A seemingly short 'Playing In the Band' follows, but there is some excellent improvisation going on in the transition to a sweet drum segment that follows.  'Not Fade Away' flows into the 'Black Peter' and then into an excellent 'Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad'. Bobby ends the set with a nice 'Good Lovin' but the boys really get worked up on the 'Alabama Getaway' encore.. not to be missed..    Grateful Dead Milwaukee Auditorium Milwaukee, WI 5/30/1980 - Friday Two     Scarlet Begonias [9:18] > Fire On The Mountain [10:17] Playing In The Band [13:49] > Drums [7:39] > Space [2:20] > Not Fade Away [5:32] > Black Peter [8:50] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:21] > Good Lovin' [7:01] Encore     Alabama Getaway [4:25]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod053124.mp3  Have a fabulous week! thanks for picking us up! 
 I think we have a good one to send you off on your Memorial Day weekend - this comes to us from May 30, 1980 at the Milwaukee Auditorium in Milwaukee Wisconsin.  The first set starts with a fine 'Jack Straw' - the first minute forty is supplied by an audience tape but hold on because the rest is a fine soundboard. The transition jams from Jack Straw to Franklin's Tower are off the chart.. Jerry is in fine form here.. as evidenced by the hot Uncle and Big River that follow...  They include a 'Passenger' here, without Donna of course, but still smokin'... then Brent does an early 'Easy to Love You'. They bring down the house with a set closing 'Music Never Stopped'.   Grateful Dead Milwaukee Auditorium Milwaukee, WI 5/30/1980 - Friday One     Jack Straw [5:29] > Franklin's Tower [11:15] Me And My Uncle [3:06] > Big River [6:11] Friend Of The Devil [8:36] Passenger [5:10] Easy To Love You [3:29] Althea [8:31] The Music Never Stopped [7:45]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052424.mp3  I hope you have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day.. take a moment to pause and remember what the holiday is for.. 
This week on the Deadpod we continue with the second set from the band's performance at the Greet Theater in Berkeley California on May 21, 1982.  The set kicks off with a tight 'Playing In the Band' highlighted by contributions from Brent that are just exactly perfect. An uptempo 'Uncle John's Band' follows, the jam leading out into drums has a nice interplay between Phil and Jerry that is quite cool. Drums has some intense moments.. they go into a nice ensemble version of 'The Wheel'. A Playin reprise follows, leading into a soulful 'Black Peter'. 'Sugar Magnolia' closes the set, and they return with Jerry singing a great version of 'Don't Ease' as a uptempo encore.     Grateful Dead Greek Theatre - University of California Berkeley, CA 5/21/1982 - Friday Two      Playing In The Band > Uncle John's Band > Drums > Space > The Wheel > Playing In The Band > Black Peter > Sugar Magnolia Encore      Don't Ease Me In  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051724.mp3  I hope this brings you a little joy... my thanks..  "see here how everything .. lead up to this day"
This week we go to the wonderful Greek Theater in Berkeley California for the band's performance on May 21, 1982. I think this was one of the better years in terms of the band's history and this is not only a fine recording but a well-played set that I'm sure you'll enjoy.  The first set starts with a 'Bertha>Greatest Story' combo, one that was fairly new at the time. Jerry slows it down with a 'Friend of the Devil' but the 'Uncle'>'Big River' that follows benefits greatly from his nimble guitar. A nice 'Bird Song' flows into Bobby's 'CC Rider', then we have an excellent 'Althea', not only is Jerry in fine voice, but his delivery is just exactly perfect. Bob delivers a nice 'Looks like Rain' and they close with a boppin' 'Might as Well'.      Grateful Dead Greek Theatre - University of California Berkeley, CA 5/21/1982 - Friday One     Bertha [6:35] > Greatest Story Ever Told [3:50] Friend Of The Devil [8:44] Me And My Uncle [2:55] > Big River [5:09] Bird Song [10:45] > C C Rider [7:27] Althea [7:47] Looks Like Rain [7:35] Might As Well [4:01]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051024.mp3 Thank you friends for listening and for your kind support. 
This week's Deadpod takes us back to Irvine California for the second set of the show from April 23, 1988. This second set is well-executed, tight yet containing several delightful spacey interludes. The opening 'Playin In the Band', while short, is quite interesting and gives way to an excellent 'Crazy Fingers'. That leads into 'Uncle John's Band', afterwards the band goes into a rather extended Drums and Space, whcih are quite high powered and interesting.  Post-Drums highlights include a powerful 'Going Down the Road' and an  excellent 'Dear Mr. Fantasy> Hey Jude reprise'. Jerry's ballad slot gives us a sweet 'Stella Blue' and they close the set with a nice 'Lovelight'. A 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' encore ends the festivities.    Grateful Dead Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre Irvine , CA 4/23/1988 - Saturday Two     Playing In The Band [7:38] > Crazy Fingers [8:04] > Uncle John's Band [8:39] > Drums [10:05] > Space [13:09] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [6:02] > I Need A Miracle [3:32] > Dear Mr. Fantasy [5:14] > Hey Jude Reprise [1:27] > Stella Blue [8:07] > Turn On Your Love Light [5:32] Encore     Knockin' On Heaven's Door   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod050324.mp3   Sorry - no 'The Race is On' this year, but nevertheless I hope you have a wonderful Derby weekend .. May is a month worth celebrating and enjoying...
This week's Deadpod takes us to sunny California where we will get to hear a nice show from the spring of 1988. This one comes from April 23 at Irvine Meadows.  The boys open with a fine 'Hell In a Bucket' with Weir in full voice. 'Cold Rain and Snow' follows, then we get the first of several fun little interlude before a great version of 'Hey Pockey Way' with Brent doing a fine version.  Since they are in Cali, Jerry breaks out a 'West L.A. Fadeaway'. 'Me & My Uncle>Big River' follows, then an excellent 'To Lay Me Down'. 'Cassidy' into 'Don't Ease' closes set 1.  I have chosen to feature a fine audience recording of this set which really captures the energy of the day.. I hope you agree!      Grateful Dead Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre Irvine , CA 4/23/1988 - Saturday One     Hell In A Bucket Cold Rain & Snow Hey Pocky Away   West L.A. Fadeaway Funiculi Funicula Tuning Beer Barrel Polka Tuning Me And My Uncle Big River To Lay Me Down Cassidy Don't Ease Me In  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod042624.mp3 "Feel good music in your soul Makes your body wanna rock 'n' roll"
  This week we will hear the second set of the band's performance on April 4, 1993 at the Nassau Coliseum.  A short but tight 'Eyes of the World' opens up the second set, going into 'Samson and Delilah'. One of the highlights of this set follows, a fine version of Phil singing 'Broken Arrow'. Phil does an excellent job with this Robbie Robertson tune here. A nice 'Estimated Prophet leads into a fine Drums and Space, helped by the guest appearance of Boba Olatunji.  A nice but short 'Other One' follows out of Space, leading into a rare 'Attics of My Life' before the boys go into the familiar 'Throwing Stones>Not Fade Away' to end the set.  Jerry does a most excellent version of 'Liberty' as the encore to finish what was quite a good show.   Grateful Dead Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, NY 4/4/1993 - Sunday Two     Eyes Of The World > Samson And Delilah Broken Arrow Estimated Prophet > Drums (1) > Space (1) > The Other One > Attics Of My Life > Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away Encore     Liberty Comments     (1) with Boba Olatunji  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod041924.mp3 Thank you so much for your kind support. 
This week on the Deadpod we have a very nice latter day show from Spring 1993. This comes to us from the Nassau Coliseum on April 4, 1993, and it is a Sunday night show.  Some of the highlights of the first set include a very nice Sugaree (Jerry's voice is a bit frail at times but he carries it off the entire show). 'When I Paint My Masterpiece' is always welcome in my book. Jerry does an excellent version of 'So Many Roads' and the 'Bird Song' after 'Eternity' is a sweet way to wind up the first set.    Grateful Dead Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, NY 4/4/1993 - Sunday One     In The Midnight Hour   Sugaree > Walkin' Blues   Dire Wolf   When I Paint My Masterpiece   So Many Roads   Eternity > Bird Song  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod041224.mp3 "So many roads, I tell you New York to San Francisco So many roads I know All I want is one to take me home"  
We roll into April, and the prelude to the big Solar Eclipse, we get to hear a wonderful second set from the Grateful Dead's performance on Sunday, March 30, 1980 in Passaic New Jersey.  While the setlist might look anything but innovative, the playing on these great classic tunes is anything but pedestrian. The entire pre-drums is full of some wonderful ensemble moments punctuated with some great Garcia solos. In particular, I'm fond of this 'Fire on the Mountain' and 'Eyes of the World' bu Weir's vocals on 'Estimated' are something else as well.  Post-drums, the 'Black Peter' is quite soulful and the encore, 'U.S. Blues' was highlighted by an appearance on stage of John Belushi sticking a cartwheel on stage and grabbing a mic for a 'wave that flag' with the band... fun!      Grateful Dead Capitol Theatre Passaic, NJ 3/30/1980 - Sunday     Two     Scarlet Begonias [8:28] > Fire On The Mountain [9:00] Estimated Prophet [11:04] > Eyes Of The World [10:50] > Space [4:24] > Drums [6:#00] > Black Peter [10:34] > Sugar Magnolia [7:54] Encore     U.S. Blues [5:38]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040524.mp3 Of course, if you're looking up here in the Midwest Monday afternoon, be sure and wear those special shades ;) 
This week's Deadpod features the second show the band played in 1980, this from the Capitol Theater in Passaic New Jersey on March 30, 1980.  Brent is fairly new to the band, and finding his way on some of these tunes.. they open with a relatively new 'Alabama Getaway' which goes into 'Promised Land' for a rockin' start to the evening. 'Cassidy' which follows 'Peggy-O' is a bit rushed, but the 'Loser' that follows is quite good. Brent debuts his 'Far From Me' which still needs some work but shows promise. Another highlight is the 'New Minglewood Blues' where Brent's Hammond B3 sounds especially good. The rest of the set is quite good as well - the 'Althea' is well done and Bobby adds alot of energy to the 'Sailor>Saint' combo to close the set.      Grateful Dead Capitol Theatre Passaic, NJ 3/30/1980 - Sunday     One     Alabama Getaway [5:02] > The Promised Land [4:15] Peggy-O [6:54] Cassidy [4:45] Loser [6:36] > El Paso [4:26] Far From Me [4:01] Tennessee Jed [4:40] New Minglewood Blues [6:33] Althea [7:43] Lost Sailor [6:03] > Saint Of Circumstance [5:56#]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod032924.mp3 Hope that you have a happy Easter weekend! my thanks to Steve for his suggestion of this show. 
This week's Deadpod features set 2 from the St. Patrick's Day show on March 17, 1988 at the Henry Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland CA.  I think you'll find this is a fine, high energy set, with some wonderful highlights, which include a roaring 'Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad' out of Space, and a particularly well done 'Dear Mr. Fantasy>Hey Jude' set closer.  The 'Black Muddy River' encore is very soulful as well.  Enjoy     Grateful Dead Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center Oakland, CA 3/17/1988 - Thursday   Two     China Cat Sunflower [5:18] > I Know You Rider [5:38] > Estimated Prophet [10:50] > Eyes Of The World [8:38] > Drums [5:19]  > Space [5:33] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [5:14] > I Need A Miracle [3:20] > Dear Mr. Fantasy [4:15] > Hey Jude [2:09] Encore     Black Muddy River [5:58]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod032224.mp3 "When the last rose of summer pricks my finger And the hot sun chills me to the bone When I can't hear the song for the singer And I can't tell my pillow from a stone I will walk alone by the black muddy river And sing me a song of my own"
In honor of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day I decided to bring you a St. Patrick's day Dead concert - this one is from March 17, 1988 at Oakland California.  The first set, which we will hear this week, features a nice opening 'Hell In A Bucket'  into a fine 'Sugaree'. Another highlight is the first 'Memphis Blues' without Bob Dylan. 'Row Jimmy' and a nice 'Let It Grow' finishes the first set. I'll bring you the second set next week..                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Grateful Dead Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center Oakland, CA 3/17/1988 - Thursday      One      Hell In A Bucket [5:57] > Sugaree [9:42]   New Minglewood Blues [1] [7:12]   Ramble On Rose [6:33]   Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [8:23]   Row Jimmy [8:04]   Let It Grow  [10:51]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod031524.mp3   Have a safe and happy St. Patrick's Day!
Here is the second set from the band's performance on March 3, 1981 at the beautiful Music Hall in Cleveland Ohio.  They open with 'China Cat', while Garcia flubs the first verse, he makes up for it with a fine transition into Rider. A rockin 'Samson and Delilah' follows and then a long 'He's Gone'. The Drums section is particularly potent here, leading not into a long Space but instead into a 'Sailor>Saint' combo. The 'Black Peter' that follows is very soulful indeed. They close the set with 'Good Lovin' then return for a 'Casey Jones' encore.      Grateful Dead Cleveland Music Hall Cleveland, OH 3/3/1981 - Tuesday Two     China Cat Sunflower [10:56] > I Know You Rider [5:48] > Samson And Delilah [7:35] He's Gone [16:33] > Drums [12:41] > Lost Sailor [6:42] > Saint Of Circumstance [7:08] > Black Peter [10:31] > Good Lovin' [8:13] Encore     Casey Jones [5:19]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod030824.mp3  "See here how everything lead up to this day And it's just like any other day that's ever been Sun going up and then the sun going down"  
 I think this week's Deadpod brings March in both as a lion and a lamb = this first set from Cleveland on March 3, 1981 has some great rockin' tunes and some sweet ballads to please the most discerning Deadhead.  Don't be put off by the start of 'Feel Like a Stranger' - the audience patch only lasts for a short bit - the rest of this tape is a fine sounding soundboard in which you can hear the interplay between the members most clearly.  A sweet 'Peggy O' follows then a fine 'Me & My Uncle' into 'Big River' highlighted by some nice Garcia work. That continues in the 'Bird Song' that follows.. and leads into 'Looks Like Rain'  -this one builds to a nice crescendo. The rockin' returns with a great 'Big Railroad Blues' - nice work here by Brent. A long 'Little Red Rooster' follows.. Brent adds some nice B3 work here. The set closing 'Deal' ramps things back up properly..    Grateful Dead Cleveland Music Hall Cleveland, OH 3/3/1981 - Tuesday One     Feel Like A Stranger [8:33] Peggy-O [7:49] Me And My Uncle [3:01] > Big River [5:16] Bird Song [11:08] > Looks Like Rain [7:47] Big Railroad Blues [4:50] Little Red Rooster [10:06] > Deal [7:22]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod030124.mp3  All the best my friends.... 
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Hank Hollander

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