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Messer
02-21-2005, 07:02 PM
This is about the Grateful Dead.

IMO I don't think you see enough of them on UG. Tell everything you know and everything you want to know.


:cheers:

deadhead313313
02-21-2005, 07:25 PM
Hey there man. I would post everything I know, but, it would take up to much time. After all, I am UG's Official Deadhead. I hope this doesn't get closed though (because of a different thread)
BTW, they don't get mentioned enough, thats true. :cheers:


Unfortunatly though, I have to report you. Read the FAQ

*reported*

LazyGuitar
02-21-2005, 07:38 PM
To save closing it, i've edited it.

Feel free to discuss a band, but remember only mods can specify what merits an "only" thread :cheers:

Discuss away :)

acdc101
02-21-2005, 07:41 PM
Just a note, dont report a thread after someone else has reported it, it just clogs up mods PM boxes.

They do not get their fair share of recognition around here, but they are starting to get theirs.

deadhead313313
02-21-2005, 07:43 PM
^^All right, :cheers: Lazy. I'd like to say that I beleive the Grateful Dead are one of, if not, the, greatest band ever (IMO). I think they deserve much more respect here. If there are any questions, feel free to ask me, Messer, or hippyskier. Peace out.




Damn, i sound snobby. Apologies all.

wilty00
02-21-2005, 07:43 PM
I havent heard too much from them on this site and in general.. someone wrote a good AOTW about them and it was a good read but I dont know which songs to start with.

Messer
02-21-2005, 07:47 PM
Yes deadhead313313 IMO too, they are the greatest and wilty00 i would start with truckin, st. stephen, I'd buy the What a Long Strange Trip It's Been: The Best of The Grateful Dead cd it's really good.

deadhead313313
02-21-2005, 07:51 PM
Oh yeah, if anyone is wondering what CD to listen to, try The Very Best of the Grateful Dead. Covers quite a bit of their stuff, but also try some of their live shows.

Messer
02-21-2005, 07:54 PM
^^ Yes that is very true. Also you should try Without a Net, very good.

LazyGuitar
02-21-2005, 08:11 PM
Originally posted by acdc101
Just a note, dont report a thread after someone else has reported it, it just clogs up mods PM boxes.

They do not get their fair share of recognition around here, but they are starting to get theirs.

I'm guessing that second sentence doesn't also apply to us mods :sad:

:p:

But yeah, please check no-one else has reported a thread. And threads like this aren't vital to be reported to be honest, we'll get round to seeing them eventually, it's not like someone's posted porn ;) I had 47 reports in the last 36 hours or so lol... that was just crazy.

Messer
02-21-2005, 08:14 PM
You know to get a good discussion going here, does anybody know anything about Jerry's Tiger guitar. Man I would love to have that guitar, but it cost like $900,000.

deadhead313313
02-21-2005, 08:19 PM
Bought for $957, 500. In the 2004 Guniess Record Book, it was listed as the most valueable guitar. Sold after Jerry's death, by his guitar maker.:cheers:


EDIT: Good site for tiger. >>>http://dozin.com/jers/guitars/tiger/info.html

Messer
02-21-2005, 08:21 PM
Yeah I knew it was up there. Too bad I don't have the money or I would buy it.

GrungeMetalFan
02-21-2005, 08:42 PM
I used to really like the Dead. I havn't listened to them in a while. I should though.

Messer
02-21-2005, 08:46 PM
I love the maple body. Very beautiful guitar.

The Wolf guitar he played is very nice, too.


EDIT: Here's a good site for all of his guitar's. http://www.nii.net/~obie1/deadcd/garcia_guitars.htm

gnr8801
02-21-2005, 11:20 PM
DYK? Jerry's missing his right middle finger, he lost it in a woodchopping accident when he was alot younger.

I also like messer and deadhead31313133131313131313 alot now, since they seem to like the dead as much as I do.

Billy Badass
02-21-2005, 11:31 PM
Europe '72. Both discs are ****ing excellent, and live recordings are always so much better because you know that the band has a lot of talent. I don't like it when people can play a solo in the studio but all of the sudden can't when they get on stage...I wonder why. Enough of my rant...

This is probably my favorite album of theirs that I have and I would definately reccomend it to anyone.

IbanezRGsk8er
02-21-2005, 11:48 PM
Yeah, im not too big on the Dead but i listen to them on occasion. The footage from the Winterland DVD is awesome and same with the Festival Express (If you haven't seen it, go now, it shows tons of bands and is at blockbuster). My fav. song I guess would be Scarlet Begonias. I own all their Cd's and sh*tloads of bootlegs b/c my dad used to travel to like every show in his heyday so I have grown up around their music. I love the sustain of Jerry's guitar playing and his solo's are awesome. A lot of people diss him because they say he's not that talented but i say he's got tons of talent, and last time I checked, not too many people playing Dead solos. Both guitarists Garcia and Weir are really good, and same with lesh and the two percussionists. Very Unique sound and cool tones, :peace:

Hendrix4ever
02-22-2005, 01:45 PM
any live album from the dead is awsome. Its great because you can pick up a live Dead album for about $15 at local music shops. A lot of the live albums have multiple discs, too, so you're buying a real bargain for great music.

Hendrix4ever
02-22-2005, 01:48 PM
By the way, if any of you guys live in the Cleveland area, check out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They have about 6 of Jerry's custom guitars there. They are all awsome.

Crzyrckgtrst28
02-22-2005, 03:58 PM
I never could get into them, don't know why, I just have something that I hate about them :(

Messer
02-22-2005, 04:51 PM
Originally posted by IbanezRGsk8er
The footage from the Winterland DVD is awesome and same with the Festival Express (If you haven't seen it, go now, it shows tons of bands and is at blockbuster). I love the sustain of Jerry's guitar playing and his solo's are awesome. A lot of people diss him because they say he's not that talented but i say he's got tons of talent, and last time I checked, not too many people playing Dead solos. Both guitarists Garcia and Weir are really good, and same with lesh and the two percussionists. Very Unique sound and cool tones, :peace:


Yes that is very, very true. The Winterland DVD is kick a$$, I love it. Jerry and Weir, IMO, are very underrated guitar players they are very talented. Like IbanezRGsk8er said, you don't see very many people playing their solos. To think Jerry is only playing with three fingers and a knob of one. Just think of what he could do with all four of them. :cheers:

Whstripesrox
02-22-2005, 05:09 PM
Meh, they're okay.......






























If you're high.

Messer
02-22-2005, 05:12 PM
:haha That it is true. They are good both ways, high or not.

gnr8801
02-22-2005, 05:14 PM
^^^well, I said on his right (picking) hand. His fretting hand had all the necessary digits, his picking hand was without the middle finger.

Also, get View From the Vault I from Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh from '91. The set list is unbelievable and they played so damned good that night. Set 1 is real good, opening with a damned fine version of Touch of Grey, but my first set highlight is the Row Jimmy-probably the best version of Row Jimmy ever. The second set is where its at though:

Samson & Delilah > Eyes of the World > Estimated Prophet > Terrapin Station > Jam > Drums > Space > I need a Miracle > Wang Dang Doodle > Black Peter > Throwing Stones > Turn On Your Lovelight - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
bonus tracks from 7/6/91: Standing On the Moon > He's Gone > KY Jam

Ugh, I still can't get over how great it is.

Messer
02-22-2005, 05:25 PM
^^Are you sure it's on his picking hand, I thought it was on his fretting hand.(If it's not that makes me look retarded for as big of a Deadhead as I am!)

Yes View From the Vault I is very good. Touch of Grey when they open with is just amzing. I listen to that song about 4 or 5 times before I listen to any others.

powerage1984
02-22-2005, 08:06 PM
Oh, man, the Grateful Dead and Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters did one of their Acid Tests here where I live back in the sixties. Why couldn't I have been there?!?

deadhead313313
02-22-2005, 08:34 PM
Yeah all, sorry I havn't been on in a while. If you're looking for a good live show, try the Filmore West Show on 7.2.71. Great show. I actually had the privledge of editing that show (if you've heard it, it's probably not my version, though). Once again, ask questions to me or messer.

Messer
02-22-2005, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by powerage1984
Oh, man, the Grateful Dead and Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters did one of their Acid Tests here where I live back in the sixties. Why couldn't I have been there?!?


That would have been really nice to been at.

k._.cly
02-22-2005, 09:27 PM
IMO Jerry is a very underrated guitarist and should get more respect. Did anybody go to the The Dead tour this summer?

Messer
02-22-2005, 09:31 PM
^^Yes thats true, they are underrated. I didn't get to go the tour, but I wanted to.

Messer
02-22-2005, 09:55 PM
Live at Fillmore East 2-11-69 is a good live CD to check out. IMO, it's one of their best live CDs.

deadhead313313
02-22-2005, 10:17 PM
yes, also a good show. I didn't get the chance to go to the summer tour, but I would have loved to have been there.


OK, heres a question for you all. What dead stuff did you like more: the early psychadelic stuff, or their folksy/roots rock stuff (like American Beauty)?

Metal_Man666
02-22-2005, 10:27 PM
Ever since the Dead and Phish dissapeared Acid has been hard to come by

~Rock~Guitarist
02-22-2005, 11:06 PM
brilliant band, i love them. probably the best band live. jerry garcia is brilliant. amazing use of two drummers. great songwriting.

all around great band

gnr8801
02-23-2005, 12:52 PM
Messer, I'm 100% sure that its his picking hand. If you look closely on live videos, you'll see.

Also, deadhead313313, I'm genuinely torn between their psychadelic stuff and their folkish stuff hehe. It all depends on my mood. But, they also have a wide selection of straight-up rock n' roll sorta stuff, and that's always awsome to listen to too.

Everyone should get this live album: Steppin' Out: Englad '72, or Rockin' the Rhein: Rhenhalle, Dusseldorf, West Germany '72. England is 4 discs and Germany is 3 discs. You could call them expanded versions of Europe '72, but I just call them kickass lol.

deadhead313313
02-23-2005, 04:44 PM
Hey there all. ^^All great shows. Does antone know where hippyskier went. Hes the co-prez of the club. I'm suprised he hasn't posted.

powerage1984
02-23-2005, 05:53 PM
I was going to get the Very Best of the Grateful Dead, but once again, my evil step-sister who hates rock 'n' roll, did not let me. I'm still angry, I mean, it's the Grateful Dead! They're a good band, even better live!

deadhead313313
02-23-2005, 06:54 PM
What do you mean you're sister wouldn't let you?

Billy Badass
02-23-2005, 06:59 PM
Originally posted by deadhead313313
What do you mean you're sister wouldn't let you?

I was wondering the same thing. If my sister even started to think about telling me I couldn't listen to rock n' roll I would tell her to piss off.

Messer
02-23-2005, 07:49 PM
^^ No crap. I'd smack her. :haha:

I don't know. Like gnr8801 said, it just depends on what mood I'm in. They are both very good.

The Golden Road (1965 - 1973) box set has some pretty good live stuff in it, if you can afford to buy it. It's like $150.

I love their tye-dye t-shirts and the dead bears though. They are cool.

deadhead313313
02-23-2005, 07:56 PM
^^I've got a shirt, and a little Grateful Dead bus

Messer
02-23-2005, 08:02 PM
I have a couple shirts. I was acually fortunate enough to go to their summer tour in 1995, I was only four at that time. :haha:

I got an early start.

deadhead313313
02-23-2005, 08:36 PM
Nice man. When I was growing up, my uncle was always listening to them (still is). I remember I used to be mesmerised by his shirts. So I guess you could say I got an early start as well.

gnr8801
02-23-2005, 09:04 PM
My brother got me a nasty shirt for Christmas a year or two ago. The front has a big stealie logo, but half of its like melting/dripping, and on the back it says Grateful Dead in blue, red, and white.

Messer
02-23-2005, 09:16 PM
^^ Nice for both. I have a shirt something like that.

powerage1984
02-23-2005, 10:35 PM
Yeah, about my sister, it's a long story, it's not just rock 'n' roll, it's pretty much my life she controls. And if I tried to smack her, I'd be dead.
Anyways, I've been meaning to get Europe '72. Then I can listen to it while eating 'Cherry Garcia' ice cream:p:

deadhead313313
02-24-2005, 04:14 PM
^^Lol, very nice man. Thats really too bad about your sister

Messer
02-24-2005, 07:04 PM
You should still smack her. :haha:

I was just listening to Touch of Grey and this thought poped in my head. What's y'alls favorite song?

deadhead313313
02-24-2005, 07:33 PM
OOH, very tough question. I can't really say I have one. Lesh's masterpiece "Box of Rain" is wonderful, but so is Touch of Grey, as well as Hell in a Bucket. All great songs.

BTW, has anyone heard the album with Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, with a remake of Friend of the Devil, and other great songs as well (Arabia, Russian Lullaby)

Messer
02-24-2005, 07:49 PM
^^ Yes, yes, my uncle has that. It is very good. Have you heard Postcards of the Hanging, where they do Bob Dylan songs.

Nightfall of Diamonds, IMO, is another good live CD that they have. It's live from '89 when they played in Rutherford, New Jersey.

deadhead313313
02-24-2005, 08:20 PM
No I havn't heard those, I might have to check those out

powerage1984
02-24-2005, 08:56 PM
What live CDs do you guys recommend? I need to gather up my cash 'cause I'm goin' to the record store soon.

Billy Badass
02-24-2005, 11:52 PM
Europe 72'.

powerage1984
02-25-2005, 05:46 PM
Yeah, that's the one I'm getting soon. What other ones are good?

Messer
02-25-2005, 06:19 PM
The Golden Road (1965 - 1973) Box Set...If you can afford it.
Live at Fillmore East 2-11-69
Dick's Picks, Vol. 16: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
Dick's Picks, Vol. 4: Fillmore East, New York, NY
Dick's Picks, Vol. 8: Harpur College, Binghamton, NY
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Grateful Dead: Fillmore East New York April 1971
Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead - England '72 Box Set
Europe '72

deadhead313313
02-25-2005, 06:39 PM
All good choices. But Filmore West (7.2.71) is a good show, and Dicks Picks 8

EDIT: Oh, and If you can, get the Festival Express DVD. They had some good proformances on that as well.

Messer
02-25-2005, 06:42 PM
^^ Very true man. :cheers:



EDIT: Does anybody know where hippyskier is? I figured he would have posted somethign by now

Messer
02-26-2005, 10:09 AM
IMO, the Dick Pick's have some good CD's.

deadhead313313
02-27-2005, 06:08 PM
Oh yeah, definatly. Great cds.

I wish i knew where hippyskier was.

Has anyone seen the Grateful Dead Movie? I havn't had the chance to see it yet

guitar4life555
02-27-2005, 08:27 PM
casey jones is there best song

Messer
02-27-2005, 08:50 PM
I have seen bits and pieces of it but not all of it. What I have seen though was pretty good, I'm going to try to buy it.

deadhead313313
02-28-2005, 06:52 PM
Yeah, once you do, tell us (me) about it.

Messer
02-28-2005, 08:37 PM
^^ Ok. :cheers: It will probally be this weekend.

acdc101
02-28-2005, 08:42 PM
Originally posted by LazyGuitar
To save closing it, i've edited it.

Feel free to discuss a band, but remember only mods can specify what merits an "only" thread :cheers:

Discuss away :)

Wait, I just realized, you weren't a mod here before were you Lazy? In the Classic Rock forum, I mean.

Messer
03-01-2005, 05:57 PM
Anybody heard about The Dead doing a summer tour this year? I just heard it on the radio.

Moroten
03-01-2005, 06:24 PM
Originally posted by deadhead313313
Oh yeah, if anyone is wondering what CD to listen to, try The Very Best of the Grateful Dead. Covers quite a bit of their stuff, but also try some of their live shows.

Definately their live shows.. their improvistions are fantastic..

Antonio Ulfers
03-01-2005, 08:26 PM
The greatful dead are great. I have a hippy aunt that she and her husband used to follow the band all over on their tours selling hippy stuff. She actually kind of knew the band.

Messer
03-01-2005, 09:52 PM
^^Thats f***ing rad dude. I would have loved to did that. Did they know Jerry and the band in person?

powerage1984
03-02-2005, 01:14 AM
That would have been cool.

Antonio Ulfers
03-02-2005, 06:37 PM
Originally posted by Messer
^^Thats f***ing rad dude. I would have loved to did that. Did they know Jerry and the band in person?

I guess they met them many times, and they knew them by name. I think it's really cool. She has some crazy stories. I think she did it for about 3 years. She's the biggest hippie I know, but I can listen to her stories for hours.

partyonwayne
03-02-2005, 06:40 PM
i'm pretty sure courtney love's dad is their ex manager, right?

powerage1984
03-02-2005, 07:44 PM
Yes.

Messer
03-02-2005, 08:13 PM
Antonio Ulfers thats cool man. She is a lucky person then. I bet she's really cool. :cheers:

I member hearing something about her dad being their manager. Well ex now.

deadhead313313
03-03-2005, 04:14 PM
Definatley some cools posts guys. And about that tour this summer, I don't know if there's one on. I'll check.


**runs to Grateful Dead Website**

deadhead313313
03-03-2005, 04:23 PM
All right. There is a tour this summer. Heres the link.

http://www.dead.net/thedead/2004/summer-tour/index.html

EDIT: All right all. I apoligize, but I gave false information. There isn't a summer tour. At least not that I've found. Sorry

Messer
03-03-2005, 05:34 PM
^^ Ok. Well I don't know where the radio station I heard it on got it from then.

deadhead313313
03-03-2005, 06:53 PM
Well, it would be nice if they did tour though. If they do, I hope they're going through Minnisota. I'm going there this summer.

Messer
03-03-2005, 08:38 PM
Hopefully they do, since I missed them last summer. Maybe they will go through Indiana. :cheers:

KidC
03-04-2005, 04:57 PM
They are a good band.
I have american beauty - good stuff.

deadhead313313
03-05-2005, 10:46 AM
Yeah, definatly one of their best albums. I'm glad knowing that there so many people who enjoy their music around here.

Messer
03-05-2005, 01:38 PM
^^:cheers: It's too bad Jerry is dead though.:sad:

deadhead313313
03-05-2005, 09:33 PM
Yeah, really is a shame. they'd still be topuring, and spittin out albums

Messer
03-06-2005, 11:08 AM
^^Yeah. I would love to see them come out with an new album if he was alive.

deadhead313313
03-07-2005, 07:23 PM
Yeah. I wonder if it would be as good as their old stuff?

Messer
03-07-2005, 07:36 PM
I don't know. I think it would be though, cause to me it seemed like they never lost their flavor.

Messer
03-08-2005, 05:17 PM
Once again I've heard on the radio that The Dead are going on a summer tour.

deadhead313313
03-08-2005, 09:49 PM
Hum, interesting. Well, i can't wait to hear more details. Oh, and hippyskier sent me a PM. He's finally back. Hopefully we'll see a few posts from him soon

Messer
03-08-2005, 10:08 PM
^^Sweet jesus, it's bout time. :haha:

Hopefully that's true that are gonna tour. That would be awesome man.

deadhead313313
03-09-2005, 09:50 PM
I wonder where he is. Why hasn't he posted? :cry:

Messer
03-10-2005, 05:19 PM
Did he say if he was goning to post?

hippyskier
03-10-2005, 08:56 PM
heya dudes! haha got DeadHead's reply and checked out the thread... excellent thread Messer! I can't wait to see the tour schedule for this summer... this weekend i'm heading to The Beacon for The Allman Brothers Band...

as for the dead, i'd have to say one of my favorite studio albums is American Beauty - i say that because every single one of the songs are great, and they each compliment one another so nicely on that album... close second to that would be Aoxomoxoa, Anthem of the Sun, or Skull & Roses... for live performances, 66-69 baby... great years for the dead. Archive.org supplies such a great assortment of The Dead from a WHOLE BUNCH of years...

ii'll be back again! haha

peace

Messer
03-10-2005, 09:22 PM
^^It's like I just read something a ghost posted. :haha

Yes American beauty is very good CD. Out of those years I would 1968 was their best.

deadhead313313
03-10-2005, 10:25 PM
Ah, and he has come back from the dead. All your selections are wise choices, and I'm jealous about you going to see the Allman Brothers. Talk to you soon man

hippyskier
03-10-2005, 10:33 PM
talk about a backfire though! we just got an e-mail from ticketmaster saying they sold standing room only tickets for that night and something to the affect of the standing room being against the fire code or something and they're refunding all the standing room tix..... so as of right now, i'm scanning the ABB message boards for a few extras...

anyway - you guys have any favorite GD concert dates? favorite setlists? favorite kind of smoothie? haha

peace dudes

deadhead313313
03-11-2005, 10:50 PM
Aw, man that sucks. Favorite live show- dicks pcik 8, Filmore West 7.2.71. I love all smoothies. They all rule.

Messer
03-12-2005, 05:55 PM
^^Can't say much more dude, cept the smootie thing. Mine would be vagina smootie:haha (You got to love MAD TV).

deadhead313313
03-13-2005, 03:03 PM
True, very true

deadhead313313
03-14-2005, 04:32 PM
Where the hell did hippyskier run off to this time. Dammit.


Anymore word on a tour this summer?

Messer
03-14-2005, 09:54 PM
No I haven't listened to the radio in a couple days, but I'll check it to see if there is.


Did hippyskier disappear again?

deadhead313313
03-14-2005, 10:46 PM
We're gunna have to tie a bell to that boy

Messer
03-15-2005, 05:04 PM
Yes, very true.


I was wondering if anybody has heard the album where The Dead do Bob Dylan songs, anybody heard that?

hippyskier
03-15-2005, 10:06 PM
haha - back in dudes... i actually thought of the thread today while i was listening to Anthem of the Sun... New Potato Caboose... LOVE THAT SONG! very groovy mellow stuff... i'm curious as to what time period of the dead you guys like... i mean, all of it was great.. but when checking out concerts and stuff, any time period you seem to stick to?

peace!

BreakOnThrough
03-16-2005, 02:45 AM
Originally posted by deadhead313313
Hey there man. I would post everything I know, but, it would take up to much time. After all, I am UG's Official Deadhead. I hope this doesn't get closed though (because of a different thread)
BTW, they don't get mentioned enough, thats true. :cheers:


Unfortunatly though, I have to report you. Read the FAQ

*reported*
YES I FOUND A THREAD. im a deadhead as well. i have ten cds by them. 10. my earliest memory of a song is dark hollow, my dad and uncle are dead heads.

Messer
03-17-2005, 05:24 PM
Sorry dudes I've been gone a couple days, but most def some cool posts. Dark Hollow is a great song, I don't know how many of their CD's I got, I lost count.

My favorite time period would have to be the late sixites early sevenities.

Messer
03-18-2005, 09:32 PM
Anybody heard the album where The Dead do Bob Dylan songs?

deadhead313313
03-19-2005, 12:11 AM
No man, I've never heard it.

I can't pick a fovourite period, it's all too good

MrZeppelin
03-19-2005, 03:32 AM
I love jamming to Sugar Magnolia while I'm blasted

Messer
03-19-2005, 10:11 AM
^^ Nice dude. :cheers:

ebashnitzil
03-19-2005, 03:59 PM
they're pretty good but a lot of losers at my school claim to be fans

deadhead313313
03-19-2005, 07:36 PM
How do you mean? Like posers? Guys that just get stoned and think that automatically makes them a deadhead?

Messer
03-19-2005, 07:44 PM
^^Yeah, I'm not quite getting that.

self-made_page
03-19-2005, 09:28 PM
i feel like a huge poser by saying this....but all i have is "The Very Best of The Grateful Dead" and "Skeletons in the Closet" on tape. which album should i get next? i was thinking terrapin station, because im a huge fan of 10+ minute songs.

Messer
03-19-2005, 10:13 PM
That would be good. Without a Net is another good one I suggest you get.

deadhead313313
03-20-2005, 03:52 PM
Very Best of the Grateful Dead is a good pick. I would suggest The American Beauty/Workingman's Dead Compilation, as well as The Grateful Dead / Anthem Of The Sun compilation. Then you have both ends of the spectrum. Oh, and Dick's Pick 8.

Messer
03-20-2005, 03:58 PM
^^^:cheers:

deadhead313313
03-21-2005, 08:44 PM
Hey everyone. I just made a Grateful Dead tribute site.

http://deadhead1995.tripod.com

If you can think of any changes, tell me about it.
(BTW, I asked jono if this was advertising, and never got an answer, so if it is, just delete this)

Messer
03-21-2005, 10:22 PM
^^Got ya.

deadhead313313
03-22-2005, 04:33 PM
So, messer. do you know where I can get that Dead covering Dylan songs?

guitar4life555
03-22-2005, 08:32 PM
grateful dead rule

deadhead313313
03-22-2005, 09:07 PM
Thanx for the contribution

hippyskier
03-22-2005, 09:12 PM
well crap - i forget if i posted about this already - but if you want an excellent site to find live Dead, check out archive.org... they have SO MANY shows!! lol - if you knew the year, you might be able to find some Dylan/GD shows... and did anyone else watch the GD Movie on PBS this past weekend? :D

peace!

deadhead313313
03-22-2005, 09:36 PM
Yeah man, I'm suprised they showed on public tv. Oh well, it was really good, until they started asking for money

hippyskier
03-22-2005, 09:44 PM
lol - i have to wonder if the actual movie had that many intermissions.... lol

any word on a summer tour yet?

deadhead313313
03-22-2005, 09:49 PM
No, I still havn't heard anything yet.

Oh and BTW, my uncle is gettin me some of the tapes from the Phil Lesh tour that just happened. He said Phil and his band were good, but the opening act (The Other Ones) wern't that great. There were arguements between Phil and Bobby, The Other Ones were just about the money, and Phil just wanted everyone in the GD organization to have a job. Its too bad really

Messer
03-22-2005, 10:18 PM
^^Yeah it is.

I was listen to the radio today for bout an hour and I didn't hear them mention anything about them going on tour. Hopefully they will.


EDIT: I got a newsletter from the Grateful Dead Interactive and they just put out a record called Rare Cuts and Oddities: 1966.

Here's a little part about a tour,not as The Dead though.

The Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart and Particle, a pioneering electronic/jam-rock band, have come together to form HYDRA. The new group will launch a 14-date tour, debuting their new sound nationwide, beginning April 7 in Santa Cruz, Calif. and ending on April 24 in Washington, DC.
Visit hydra-music.com for photos, sounds, tourdates, messageboards and much more.

gnr8801
03-22-2005, 10:43 PM
Man, i haven't been to this thread in a while. To answer the favorite show question, I have so many favorites, but one I've been listening to lately is 10/18/89 at the Spectrum in Philly I believe. It opens with a fantastic 14:22 Shakedown Street. The Peggy-O, Bird Song, Ship of Fools, Terrapin Station, and US Blues are soooo good. Its available for download on www.nugs.net so I suggest you check it out before they update the site and you can't dl it.

As for the question about which eras I like, its impossible for me to choose. I mean the early stuff from the late 60's and 70-71 are awsome 'cause it sounds so raw and you can feel the young energy, and plus the stage banter's great. '72 should be an era all in its own, just because of the European tour. So much good music came from that, its unbelievable. The mid 70's are really cool, because its like a mix of the early 70's stuff and the late 70's stuff, so you'll get a nice Scarlet/Fire jam right next to say China/Rider or a nice Sugaree. Then the late 70's stuff just has like this sparkle to it. Maybe its just me, but Jerry's guitar work in that period is much different sounding compared to the other stuff. Maybe its because he used that Strat before, and I'm pretty sure it was like "wolf" in the latter 70's, that pale yellow one, with the weird shaping. It looks so nice though. I would go into their 80's stuff, but I'm not as familiar with it, and I don't feel like typing anymore lol.

insanelogic09
03-22-2005, 10:48 PM
i wish i could have gone to one of there concerts!

deadhead313313
03-22-2005, 11:01 PM
Don't we all

Mr. Gee Tarr
03-23-2005, 01:40 AM
I read they use to take a bunch of drugs backstage and they would have huge orgys. Guy on Guy and Girl on Guy and Girl on Girl and all that ****.

Valhalla
03-23-2005, 02:22 AM
My girlfriends mom followed the Dead around for 10 years, and she just gave me last week some bootleg tapes to copy to CD's, I didnt know all the songs, but I did recognize a live 15 minute version of "Sampson And Delilah" which was out of control.

Messer
03-23-2005, 11:27 AM
Originally posted by insanelogic09
i wish i could have gone to one of there concerts!


:D I got to go to their summer tour in 1995 (I was only 5 at the time). It was the last tour Jerry did before he died.


Valhalla that's awsome dude. You're going to have to give me some of those. :haha

Very true gnr8801, '72 should be its own era. That European tour was amazing.

deadhead313313
03-24-2005, 04:57 PM
Hey Valhalla, send me some too!!!

Messer
03-25-2005, 11:55 AM
Gnr8801, that nugs.net website is awsome. I'm glad you told us about that.

deadhead313313
03-25-2005, 04:46 PM
negs.net kicks major ass. check it out. thanx gnr8801

Messer
03-25-2005, 05:12 PM
I've downloaded a couple shows now. What makes it so cool dude, is that is has a ton of bands like the Dead.

gnr8801
03-26-2005, 12:58 AM
:cheers: Glad I could help.


Also, its pretty cool to think about, but the blew their biggest gig, and it didn't even really make a difference. At Woodstock, they supposedly played like ****. The bandmembers weren't at all happy with the performance, and there were a bunch of technical problems. The stage wasn't grounded, so Jerry could see "blue balls of electricity bouncing across the stage and into my guitar when I touched the strings."

But how awsome would it be if they stole the show and played like the best performance of their career. It'd defintely be bigger than the Europe '72 album I bet.

Messer
03-26-2005, 01:03 AM
O yeah most def. If they would put on a great show at Woodstock it would still be huge today.

gnr8801
03-27-2005, 08:17 PM
bump. c'mon people, this is my favorite thread right now.

Messer
03-27-2005, 08:24 PM
Mine, too. It went dead. Nobody posts anything anymore.

Dude, think how big they would be today if Jerry didn't die?

deadhead313313
03-27-2005, 09:24 PM
They would be huge today. But I keep thinking if they would still have the creative juices to keep rollin. But if he was alive, there would be a lot more fans on here.

BTW, my favourite thread. Thanx for the bump.

gnr8801
03-27-2005, 10:03 PM
I definitely think they'd still have the creative juices. I mean they'd been together 30 years and it didn't get old, another 10 years would've just meant a few new stages in the Dead's metamorphasizing. (pretty sure thats a made-up word, but whateva)

Messer
03-27-2005, 10:29 PM
I was watching this thing on Vh1 called My Coolest Years and had this thing about hippies and it was talking about (this was celebraties) how they followed The Dead during and after high school. I though to myself, hell that would be me now.

deadhead313313
03-27-2005, 10:57 PM
Yeah, I know what you mean. I'd be on tour. Screw high school.

Messer
03-27-2005, 11:12 PM
No crap dude, specially my school it sucks big time. The Grateful Dead movie came on PBS today here. I didn't get to watch it but my brother recorded it.

deadhead313313
03-27-2005, 11:28 PM
Nice. It was on here about 2 weeks ago.

deadhead313313
03-28-2005, 09:58 PM
Bump-idy bump bump. Has anyone seen the Dead performance on the Festival Express. They kick ass. New Speedway Boogie was done well

Messer
03-28-2005, 11:01 PM
^^Yes. Surpriseingly, on PBS here yesterday they showed bits and pieces from the '72 Europe Tour and one from '85 or '86. After that they should a thing on the history of rock'n'roll. Somebody there most be into classic rock, thank god for them.

HelpImARock
03-28-2005, 11:48 PM
I'm a huge Grateful Dead fan, and I agree if they were still going today, they would probably still be amazing.

They do still tour as The Dead, and Bob Weir has Ratdog, Phil Lesh has a succesful solo career, and he does a lot of concerts with Trey from Phish, but without Jerry, it's just not the same. Out of curiousty has anyone been to any Ratdog or Dead or Phil Lesh and Friends shows? I'm just wondering if their worth checking out.

deadhead313313
03-29-2005, 04:07 PM
Yeah, another deadhead (join the fanclub). My uncle went to see Phil Lesh, and The Other Ones were the opening act. He said it was good, but there were disputes over money.

Messer
03-29-2005, 09:19 PM
^^Money tears apart bands.

I my brother had a buddy go to The Dead this past summer and he said they were pretty good.

Maui Waui
03-30-2005, 12:20 AM
ONE TOKE OVER THE LINE!

Rock agnst Bush
03-30-2005, 08:27 PM
I saw a Rat Dog concert a few months ago.
It was pretty good. I was expecting them to play mostly Bobby songs, but suprisingly the whole show was Jerry songs.
They finished up with an amazing version of China Cat Sunflower/ I Know you Rider. It was awesome.

If Jerry were there it would be magnificently super awesome.

HelpImARock
03-30-2005, 09:39 PM
ONE TOKE OVER THE LINE!

That's Brewer and Shipley, my good man. No worries though, he sounds exactly like Jerry though on that track.

Speaking of Jerry's voice, am I the only one who thinks he is an extremely underrated vocalist? I mean few people even consider Jerry when they think of greatest guitarists, but those who are aware of his amazing 6-string abilities, often overlook his voice. He has the kind of voice where he could sing anything he wanted and it would always sound at least decent.

gnr8801
03-30-2005, 10:14 PM
Yeah, Jerry had an amazing voice. His voice was so sweet and soft, and you could tell when he'd get so into it. Just listen to I Know You Rider on disc 1 of Dick's Picks 8. "I'd rather drink muddy wateeeeers, sleep in a hollowww looooog... than stay here in 'Frisco, be treated liiiike a dog"

deadhead313313
03-30-2005, 11:06 PM
Yeah, definatly great underrated voice. Many people said it was untrained, but I thought it was unbelievable

Maui Waui
03-30-2005, 11:17 PM
Originally posted by HelpImARock
That's Brewer and Shipley, my good man. No worries though, he sounds exactly like Jerry though on that track.

Speaking of Jerry's voice, am I the only one who thinks he is an extremely underrated vocalist? I mean few people even consider Jerry when they think of greatest guitarists, but those who are aware of his amazing 6-string abilities, often overlook his voice. He has the kind of voice where he could sing anything he wanted and it would always sound at least decent.

Still a good song heehee.:p:

deadhead313313
03-31-2005, 04:04 PM
True, but this is about Grateful Dead. Please don't spam. :peace:

BTW, I got a new avatar. I would've kept my old one, but some bastard is using it too, and he won't get rid of it. Oh well

EDIT: Nevermind, he just got rid of it. YAYYYY!!!!

btw, does anyone here actually play Dead songs, or just listen to them? Just wondering

HelpImARock
03-31-2005, 04:57 PM
I play a lot of Dead songs, most recently I learnt the lead for Friend Of The Devil, it's a great acousticy/campfire song to learn.

deadhead313313
03-31-2005, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by HelpImARock
I play a lot of Dead songs, most recently I learnt the lead for Friend Of The Devil, it's a great acousticy/campfire song to learn.

Yeah, my friend and I did that song at a Battle of the Bands

deadhead313313
04-01-2005, 08:00 PM
Hey, has anyone seen that DVD "Anthem to Beauty"? It kicks some ass. Check it out.

deadhead313313
04-03-2005, 01:10 AM
Bump-idy bump. Nice, I got a new dead avatar. Sweet. Am I the only one with a dead avatar?

HelpImARock
04-03-2005, 01:13 AM
JERRY BEARSSSZDSXZS!12!!!!!!!

Love those Jerry Bears.

And I've seen more than a few Dead avatars, I might fix meself up with one if I get overt 50 posts.

rockguitarist65
04-03-2005, 01:36 PM
i've been looking for one but haven't found one. deadhead, yours is sweet!

deadhead313313
04-03-2005, 07:19 PM
Well, heres one if anyone wants it.

http://tinypic.com/2kkawy

rockguitarist65
04-03-2005, 07:26 PM
you have any other Dead avatars?

rockguitarist65
04-03-2005, 08:28 PM
hey deadhead313313, you know how i could make that pic on your site of the skeleton and the red backround (last pic on the pictures page) an avatar?

deadhead313313
04-03-2005, 09:38 PM
http://tinypic.com/2klkeb

Is that the one you're talking about

rockguitarist65
04-04-2005, 07:18 PM
YES! rock on man!

:cheers:

deadhead313313
04-04-2005, 11:19 PM
Glad I could help

rockguitarist65
04-06-2005, 03:48 PM
i need to get a few good Dead albums...what are the best few to get?

deadhead313313
04-06-2005, 06:51 PM
-The Very Best of The Grateful Dead
-Grateful Dead/Anthem of the Sun compilation
-American Beauty/Workingman's Dead compilation
-Pretty much any live sets.

I'm sure others can give you a few more:cheers:

rockguitarist65
04-06-2005, 08:00 PM
Alright man. I'll go look into them now.

:cheers:

HelpImARock
04-06-2005, 08:55 PM
If your already pretty familiar with the Deads work, I'd get Europe '72.

rockguitarist65
04-07-2005, 04:37 PM
Ya i'm into it...i'll check it out. Thanks.

:cheers:

EndeavorRythm
04-07-2005, 05:02 PM
I miss Dimebag Darrell

deadhead313313
04-07-2005, 07:52 PM
WTF? I think you're in the wrong thread. And the wrong forum. Spam somewhere else.

rockguitarist65
04-07-2005, 08:08 PM
I miss him too man but again, this is a Grateful Dead forum. If you miss him that much then make a forum about how much you miss him.

rockguitarist65
04-13-2005, 09:06 PM
it been 6 days since someone's said anything. we have to keep this thread going. is the dead still touring? and if they are where can i find some places they'll be?

deadhead313313
04-13-2005, 10:52 PM
Yeah, it has been a while since theres been a reply. But, yeah, they do still tour, but as I said before, there were some arguements, so that may be haulted for a little while. But I think the only place to find info would be www.dead.net and just wait for updates.

rockguitarist65
04-14-2005, 03:31 PM
Alright cool.

:cheers:

deadhead313313
04-21-2005, 07:06 PM
Yeah man. So no one has heard of any possible tour this summer?

Mamakin1973
04-21-2005, 07:19 PM
If you are a true dead head then im probably scared of you lol. Jk but there are some dead heads out there that can pretty much
scare anyone.

Alucard II
04-21-2005, 07:28 PM
i'm currently listening to American Beauty for the first time. heard a snippet on Freaks & Geeks and had to hear it :)

deadhead313313
04-21-2005, 07:33 PM
Godd for you man. I think everyone that hasn't heard the album should definately check it out

deadhead313313
04-22-2005, 08:41 PM
Originally posted by Mamakin1973
If you are a true dead head then im probably scared of you lol. Jk but there are some dead heads out there that can pretty much
scare anyone.

What'd you mean? I think most deadheads are generally nice people.

deadhead313313
04-26-2005, 08:34 PM
So, i guess i won't be getting a reply.

Anyways, heres a question. Musically (and emotionally, socially, etc), which member of the Dead has influenced you the most?

Messer
04-27-2005, 08:26 PM
I think I have been gone for TOO long.

TUMFP
04-27-2005, 10:17 PM
i got uno question for the dead heads.....i kno we all love to play those tunes, so can u guys help me find some 'single-note tabs' like the lines in 'Casey Jones' (especially that song) all i keep findin are those chords and i dont want them....i can hear the single notes and i wanna play them......BTW, i already have the intro......thanx in advance......ROCK ON!!!!!!

deadhead313313
04-28-2005, 03:16 PM
Yeah, Messer's back. Now if only hippyskier would come back. And to answer above me, I think hippyskier's got a good website for their stuff. Talk to him, he would know. I really sucks for me playing bass, there are very few tabs or anything.

HelpImARock
04-28-2005, 04:53 PM
Anyways, heres a question. Musically (and emotionally, socially, etc), which member of the Dead has influenced you the most?

Jerry, I mean, I'm a huge deadhead, and I love all the others, but when it comes down to it, Jerry IS the Grateful Dead.

Messer
04-28-2005, 09:06 PM
Deadhead your pic thing is gnarly dude. Some cool post there guys. To answer this question above, I would have to say Jerry. Most of all though is the whole band.

deadhead313313
05-01-2005, 11:23 AM
Thanx for that man. Good to have you back.

Question: Do you spend most of your time listening to live shows, studio albums, or things like GD Radio?

Messer
05-01-2005, 11:47 AM
Mostly live shows. I listen to studio albums ever once and a while. too.

HelpImARock
05-01-2005, 12:02 PM
Live and Studio are about even. I always liked The Dead's studio stuff, although it is apparently quite unpopular.

deadhead313313
05-02-2005, 06:54 PM
Well, not so much unpopular. Just, the Dead wern't famous for studio albums. It was the live shows that made them famous.

freewheelinbird
05-02-2005, 07:47 PM
aoxomoxoa is a brilliant album. and their live stuff is beyond description.

deadhead313313
05-03-2005, 08:01 PM
Well put fellow deadhead. Good to see another deadhead. :cheers:

freewheelinbird
05-03-2005, 08:24 PM
do you agree that their early stuff surpasses american beauty? i mean, american beauty blureed the lines of set genres, but aoxomoxoa is os...pout there, and still crackling with energy. i thik their acid rock stag neeeds more focus.

deadhead313313
05-04-2005, 08:15 PM
Well, not to say that the early stuff wasn't great (which it was), they didn't have their stuff together. They hadn't reached their top musical ability. It wasn't that organized. Their later stuff had a lot of power behind the vocals, and the guitars/drums/bass and everything was near if not perfect. IMO.

RCKGD
05-04-2005, 08:28 PM
Originally posted by deadhead313313
Well, not to say that the early stuff wasn't great (which it was), they didn't have their stuff together. They hadn't reached their top musical ability. It wasn't that organized. Their later stuff had a lot of power behind the vocals, and the guitars/drums/bass and everything was near if not perfect. IMO. G D


I completley agree with that like truckin was put together nicely and of course my personal favorite dark star from the album live dead

deadhead313313
05-04-2005, 08:36 PM
Yes, Dark Star is quite a song. Especially live. Theres this one show (can't remember where/when) but it was stretched out for over 2 hours.

PS. It's spelt Grateful Dead

deadhead313313
05-04-2005, 08:49 PM
Hey all, got another Grateful Dead avatar for y'all.

http://tinypic.com/4utjr4

Messer
05-05-2005, 12:50 PM
^^^ I got that one!!!

deadhead313313
05-05-2005, 09:44 PM
Really? I thought it was one of a kind

stratblaster
05-05-2005, 09:51 PM
grateful dead, my reason for them not getting enough recognition not only on this site, but in the world is that not many people are aware of what kind of music they play. that gives them a very mysterious image and makes people want to stay away from them. My first Grateful dead cd i ever heard was: Blues for Allah and i thought it was great

HelpImARock
05-06-2005, 09:13 AM
^^That's a good point, but the main reason is pretty simple.

Their live performances much surpassed their studio albums.

With their studio albums not that good, not that much radio play, not that much mainstream populairty. The reason they are catching now is becausep eople are discovering them through the growing jamband movement. I always knew of the Grateful Dead, but I didn't bother listening to them until I started to get into Phish and String Cheese Incident.

deadhead313313
05-10-2005, 09:55 PM
****, its been a while since someone posted. Well, I'm here. There's a live show you have to check out. It is one of my favourites. It is incredable.

http://web1.nugs.net/attics/720827_mp3.asp?artist=1&show=246&cmd=shows

boothy
05-18-2005, 06:01 PM
Well, for my input, I have the American Beauty (or American Reality...) and it's amazing... Ripple has to be one the greatest songs ever...

HelpImARock
05-19-2005, 03:41 PM
dead313313, I've heard that show off nugs and it's truly amazing. My favourite part has to be the China Cat Sunflower>I Know Your Rider segue.

deadhead313313
07-01-2005, 12:52 PM
Well, now to bring this back from the dead....HAHAHA. No?

Anyways, has anyone got the new Phil Lesh book? Its great so far. They just got through the Acid Tests. Plus, my Grateful Dead collection is growing. I suggest you all get the CD "Grayfolded". Its 2 CD's, and its a whole bunch of Dark Stars put together. Its awesome

gnr8801
07-15-2005, 06:30 PM
BUMP

Right now, I'm listening to Eyes of the world off of Dick's Picks 17.

What about you guys?

deadhead313313
07-15-2005, 06:37 PM
YES!! Its back! I doubt it will stay though. Right at the moment, I'm not listening to anything, but earlier I listened to Anthem again. What a sweet album!! So, no one has got Phil's new book yet???

gnr8801
07-15-2005, 06:47 PM
Nope. I have The Illustrated Trip and the Grateful Dead Encyclopedia though. Those are both awsome btw.

Right now: Loose Lucy from 11/11/73 at Winterland


Edit: Here's a great Dead lyric website: http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/#songs

deadhead313313
07-15-2005, 06:58 PM
Check out the Phil book if possible. Its nice hearing about all the big moments from a member of the band,

Right now: 2nd disc of Greyfolded

^^If you like Dark Star, check that out too!!!

KingBrendan5149
07-15-2005, 07:00 PM
where's jerry garcia buried?

deadhead313313
07-15-2005, 07:03 PM
he was cremaited. Some was sent to India I believe, some was put into the ocean, and some where put in a garden of some sort. Read the book. It talks about it in there

KingBrendan5149
07-15-2005, 07:04 PM
^ ok thanks

MountainJam
07-15-2005, 08:51 PM
I believe the Grateful Dead are a very misunderstood band. They are looked by many people as a drug band. In fact my friend insulted me for listening to them because they were "drug rock." They overlook the sheer talent of them, and see them as druggies. The way they played music was/is amazing, they not only play it very well but their music reflects their deep understanding and love of music. Jerry Garcia did not only play rock but he also played on a number of any projects such as bluegrass, this shows that the members of the band had versatility. Most people favor bands like Led Zeppelin and AC/DC because of the great music they played. Yet they fail to see how the Grateful Dead could write the same quality of music and yet still manage to make it sound different and new each time. Soirry about this ramble, but I had to show respect for a brilliant band.


Rest in Peace Jerry

deadhead313313
07-15-2005, 11:06 PM
Yes man. Yes. Power to you man! :cheers:

MetalJunkee
07-15-2005, 11:15 PM
Im with you on that one MountainJam. Thats why i get that feeling whenever i throw on my Dead t-shirt, that they just flat out rock

:cheers: This ones for Jerry :cheers:

fade2black666
07-16-2005, 10:25 AM
Hey everyone, I've been listening to Grateful Dead for a while now. I first heard of them when I had to get rid of stuff my grandad owned after he passed away and I found American Beauty on CD and a 7 inch single and a couple of tye dye shirts in the attic. And I fell in love with them upon first listen. I always knew my grandad had great taste in music, but I always thought he only liked blues and jazz so I was kinda surprised.

I bought Anthem Of The Sun the other day and loved it. So I just wanted to tell you all that and ask if any you know which live DVD to buy first? Or which album to buy next?

deadhead313313
07-16-2005, 10:48 AM
Well, theres all kinds of good live shows out there, but try out:

Farewell to Winterland
View from the Vault (doesn't matter which one)
Truckin' Up to Buffalo
Festival Express (also features other bands as well)
Anthem to Beauty (not live, but good none the less)

The albums all kinda depend on which era of the Dead that you like. If you like the early, trippy stuff, try:

Grateful Dead (1st album)
Greyfolded

If you liked the more folk stuff, try:

Workingmans Dead
Pretty much any Dicks Picks after 1972.

Look into some live shows, get some tapes if possible. Thats where the good stuff is. But, you might get a lot of people telling you to buy Europe '72. I don't recommend it, if you like pure Grateful Dead. That tour had parts from other shows/studio work added in to sweeten things. But, thats just me.

MetalJunkee
07-16-2005, 11:21 AM
Personally i liked Europe '72. Also, ticket to new years was pretty good so i would recomend that also.

MountainJam
07-16-2005, 11:44 AM
Europe '72 was the reason I fell in love withe Grateful Dead. Btw if you guys love Grateful Dead check out www.archive.org it has like 2000 of their live concerts along with Phil Lesh and Friends live concerts, also check out the new Dicks Picks (just came out on the Dead site) its like a 5 disc downloadable live CD's of some recently found Grateful Dead shows, thought to be lost forever.

deadhead313313
07-16-2005, 02:31 PM
Sure, Europe sounded good and all, but I'm a guy that likes to hear full shows, whether they mess up or not.

MountainJam
07-16-2005, 02:51 PM
then you should definetly download some of their shows from www.archive.org they are unitterrupted and they are official, not just bootlegs.

zeprocks3442
07-16-2005, 03:58 PM
man i just wanna say how much i love the dead...there music was real poetry, not only the lyrics but the music too. you can tell just by listenin to the music that those guys just loved to make music and jam..and jam they did, for hours and hours and hours. anyone know of any Dead tribute bands or if any of the members are still touring?

deadhead313313
07-16-2005, 04:14 PM
Well, there are a few tribute bands. I'll post the link later.

But I'm pretty sure all the members are still touring. They still tour together (The Dead), and each member has their own band.

Phil Lesh & Friends (the best one IMO)
Ratdog (Bob Weir)
Hydra (Mickey Hart)

And I'm not sure about Billy. I'm not a big fan of Ratdog, mainly because Bob seems to always be drunk. But Phil keeps things serious, so thats why I like him.

EDIT: Link to cover bands: www.rukind.com. Look for Dead Cover Bands on the side of the page

MountainJam
07-17-2005, 11:40 AM
Yeh and the guests Phil brings in are very talented and competent musicians.

rockguitarist65
07-17-2005, 02:56 PM
**** I haven't been at these forums in forever. Anyways it's good to be back and see the Dead topic running well again. Anyways my favorite Dead album would have to be American Beauty. Such a great record!

deadhead313313
07-17-2005, 06:35 PM
I was wondering where you went! I wonder where Messer and hippyskier went. I havn't seen them in ages......

zeprocks3442
07-18-2005, 01:03 AM
Originally posted by deadhead313313
Well, there are a few tribute bands. I'll post the link later.

But I'm pretty sure all the members are still touring. They still tour together (The Dead), and each member has their own band.

Phil Lesh & Friends (the best one IMO)
Ratdog (Bob Weir)
Hydra (Mickey Hart)

And I'm not sure about Billy. I'm not a big fan of Ratdog, mainly because Bob seems to always be drunk. But Phil keeps things serious, so thats why I like him.

EDIT: Link to cover bands: www.rukind.com. Look for Dead Cover Bands on the side of the page

thanks, i had that site listed under my favorites but i never noticed that particular link

gnr8801
07-18-2005, 11:11 PM
What are some of your favorite versions of your favorite Dead songs?

For instance, my favorite version of Peggy-O is from 12/27/77 at Winterland. It's 6:40 of pure magic.

And my all-time favorite He's Gone is from 8/27/72 in Veneta, OR

deadhead313313
07-18-2005, 11:16 PM
Oh fuck man, I don't know. Thats tough man. I've heard to many damn shows (about 400-500). I still love that Dark Star from that Creamry (posted link earlier).

Oh, BTW, not to draw away from your questions, but how big is everyones GD collection?

gnr8801
07-18-2005, 11:47 PM
19 shows on my computer and 28 cds of various shows and/or albums.

And the Dark Star you spoke of is from the same show as the He's Gone I mentioned. You musta heard it, along with the Jack Straw and Bird Song. What a great show.

AxeMan88uk
07-19-2005, 05:32 AM
Anyone heard the Dark Star version from 'rockin' the rhein' (a 1972 three disk set recorded from a full show in germany).
Its like 40 minutes long with 'me and my uncle' segued in between

its awesome

fade2black666
07-19-2005, 03:27 PM
I bought the s/t album yesterday along with Workingman's Dead, and AOXOMOXOA. They were 5 each, so I couldn't resist.

No music stores carry any Grateful Dead DVD's, so i'm gonna buy some off the internet.

gnr8801
07-19-2005, 05:51 PM
I love the Wharf Rat from West Germany '72, same set as that Dark Star.

deadhead313313
07-19-2005, 09:43 PM
Oh, if you're buying DVD's, get (if possible):

Truckin' Up to Buffalo
Closing of Winterland
Festival Express
Anthem to Beauty (not a live show, but good/informative none-the-less)

gnr8801
07-20-2005, 07:32 PM
keep it bumped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Isn't it weird to see a picture of Jerry from the early-mid 60's without a beard?

Edit: I'm a dumbass! haha thanks for noticing my lack of a subject for my sentence :cheers:

deadhead313313
07-20-2005, 10:27 PM
I'm assuming you mean Jerry, and yes, it is a little unnerving to see him clean shaven. The bearded Jerry just seems to be the Jerry everyone came to know and love.

Like, come on, this:
http://tinypic.com/972lw8.jpg
http://tinypic.com/972m12.jpg

Compared to this:
http://tinypic.com/972m42.jpg
http://tinypic.com/972m8y.jpg

gnr8801
07-22-2005, 12:56 PM
Did you say your name was Ramblin' Rose
Ramble on baby, settle down easy
Ramble on rose!


more conversation needed

deadhead313313
07-23-2005, 12:02 PM
Well everyone, I just finished Phil's book. And, like I've said many times before, I highly reccomend it to everyone. Its a great read, and it also shows the real side of not only Phil, but the other members as well. Its goes through all their ups and downs. Just a great book. Check it out.

gnr8801
07-23-2005, 08:36 PM
I'll definitely look for it next time I'm at Barnes & Noble or the library.

boothy
07-25-2005, 06:37 PM
Originally posted by deadhead313313
Oh, BTW, not to draw away from your questions, but how big is everyones GD collection?

I got this 12 CD boxset thing and bought a seperate album, so I currently have:

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/9306/albums4lv.gif

Yeah I really am that lazy I print screened instead of typing :p:

:cheers:

gnr8801
07-26-2005, 01:26 AM
What's your favorite of Jerry's custom guitars?
Wolf, Tiger, or Rosebud?

deadhead313313
07-26-2005, 09:53 AM
I wouldn't be able to choose between Wolf or Tiger. They were both just so amazing, just like the finish and attention to detail. Just simply amazing. Doug Irwin was a genious.

gnr8801
07-26-2005, 07:46 PM
Yeah... but I would have to say I like Tiger the best because the first time I saw any video of him, he was playing with Tiger.

MountainJam
07-27-2005, 07:00 PM
Is Bob Weir and Ratdog worth driving liike an hour and half to see live?