Grateful Dead spins:

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  1. red 111

    red 111 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    i tune every week on dead.net & listen to the jam of the week...some tapes have really good SQ..others so so..but you always get something done in a way you never heard...as for live shows I've caught many shows at the fillmore east,stanley theater & roosevelt stadium(with the Band as opening act) also i saw them at the Central park bandshell with mucho famous people standing behind them...anyone else at that early event? it was either 1967 or 1968 .it was sonic bliss & pure eye candy..i have slides of that set,but cannot find them. i just googled it...it was june 8 1967
     
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  2. truck

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  3. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad Subscriber

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    Jerry Garcia
    Garcia
    (WB, 1972)

    *Close enough pour moi
     
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  4. nj pheonix

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    I was too young.
    There's a good chance my brother was at most of those shows
     
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  5. purple kelly

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    Grateful Dead ~ American Beauty

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  6. mfrench

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    May 06, 1990
    Cal State Dominguez Hell (106º)
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    Set 1
    Mississippi Half Step, Feel Like A Stranger, Easy To Love You, West L.A. Fadeaway, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Candyman, Victim Or The Crime, Foolish Heart

    Set 2
    Iko Iko, Samson & Delilah, The Weight, Blow Away, Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Jam-> The Other One-> Standing On the Moon-> Throwing Stones, Turn On Your Love Light, E: The Last Time

    Ambient recording by Tom Tech twiddlin' the knobs, and mfrench covering the mics at 6'6", and lots and lots of very quiet friends!
    Bruel and Kjaer B&K 4011 cardioids as ORTF stereo
    Neumann p48v power pack
    Sony TCD-D10 DAT 1648
    From: FOB/DFC (Front of Board, Dead F'n Center)

    So hot. Baking in the sun.
    We arrived to the lot, and, got in line early in the morning, and spent the morning and afternoon waiting in line, cooking on asphalt in 106º sun.
    A friend of ours passed out during the show due to the heat. I had brought in a white cotton bed sheet that I had cut a hole in the middle of, to create a white sun reflecting poncho. We covered her in the poncho, and poured water over her to try to cool her down. It worked, but was a pretty scary moment.
     
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  7. BlindBoyGrnt

    BlindBoyGrnt Nullius in verba Subscriber

    You could write a book on your taping adventures, Mike.
    I wanted to add that Los Lobos included West L.A. Fadeaway on their "Tin Can Trust", and cover it in concert.
     
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  8. mfrench

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    Chuckles! Yeah, always something.

    The real story came about the day after those concerts.
    May is usually gray and overcast, and can be chilly; not that weekend. That weekend was brutally hot.
    The next morning,... it was back to work.
    I was doing some fine finishing in a custom house at the edge of Orange County, Coto de Caza, where it becomes wild land, and is part of the Cleveland National Forest.
    I arrived early, and went into the garage of the house (new construction, vacant). I went in and turned on my air compressor. It fired up, and started building pressure. But it was making an odd noise. So I started looking around, reaching around, tightening the drain plug, feeling around the +pressure piping, trying to find this noise, thinking I had a leak, bad valve, etc. I was literally on my hands and knees, with my cheek really close to the ground trying to look at the drain plug under the compressor. This is when I saw it... a 6' Western Red Diamondback Rattlesnake coiled up, and mad as hell, rattling with everything that it had, and I had my face right at its coil. I was looking up at it all coiled up and ready to strike. I don't know how I missed it, but, there it was, and I was offering it my cheek, right below its coiled and armed stance.
    I did this wild man pots and pans panicked roll away from it. I bounced up and down a whole bunch when I was safely removed from it. Then I regained composure, and, got a tool, and escorted the snake back out into the wild land.
    We found a second one of equal size at the edge of the property a couple of hours later.
    Nothing like a heat spell to bring out the serpents.
     
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  10. wharf rat

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    Spun Garcia today also. Hadn't in a long long time. I smiled throughout. What a joy!! I always thing about 2/13/70 today, and 2/14/89 LA where he sang TLEO. Pretty cliche' for Jerry.
     
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  11. BlindBoyGrnt

    BlindBoyGrnt Nullius in verba Subscriber

    Yikes! The snake was probably thinking who is this idiot?
    The HVAC techs have similar stories. Snakes like the A/C gadgets mountd outside.
     
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    Garcia and Howard Wales

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    Go Ahead — 1987-11-28 — Fenders Grand Ballroom — Long Beach, Ca
    w/ Bob Weir, as solo acoustic, and with Go Ahead in set two.
    Go Ahead is a mix of Santana players and G. Dead players.
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gbr3cde693szizs/AABkY7am_7BaaH3JmVmigKDfa?dl=0
    The link will remain active for a couple of weeks, then, vapor.

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    Sennheiser MKE2002 => Sony(s) WM-D6C => WM-D6C
    Tom, twiddlin' the knobs, and pushing the buttons - m0k3 as the Mic Stand.
    From less than 10' out from the stage, center.
     
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    I think I'll drift down to where it's at
    where the weed grows green and fat
    and wrap myself around a bushel of that
    Wo Wo Oaxaca vine.

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  17. orsen

    orsen just another old cheapskate that likes audio Subscriber




    surprised this took 3 pages for a mention, its like a movie soundtrack all by itself
     
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  18. orsen

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  19. orsen

    orsen just another old cheapskate that likes audio Subscriber

    damn! i would give up my false teeth to see "the band!"[ half dead now RIP]

    i've seen rockin ronnie and the hawks

    but not the originals

    being a touring canuck Ronnie played here all the time [ the band started as his roadies]
    csny met here in the coffee bars on bay st
    dylan came from right next door numerous times [ but best i saw was him and paul simon in duluth ]
    kenny rodgers
    the guess who
    bto
    rush
    april wine
    the stampeders
    talking heads in 76
    pushing the album 77
    kattie lang and the reclines one of the most entertaining bands i've ever seen
    even the red hot chilli peppers [ bunch of selfrightous dinks as my room mates band opened for them]
    the white stripes

    then suddenly
    we wern't big enuff for the buses to stop any more
    the buses and tours pass thru now as we arent big enuff to warrent thier stopping any more
    tho we still get some good stuff
    even ac/cd has been here a couple times
    and alice cooper is a regular tho i think paul shaffer [yes of late night fame] has lots to do with that\\





     
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  20. avionic

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    History of the Grateful Dead -- Bear's Choice --
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