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Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

Ain't got half a what you thought you had

BigFactory posted:

The stand-alone opening chord is a universe. The sound of multiple vocalists screaming out the words betrays an on-stage good time rolling. Garciaís mountainous arpeggiosóusing a deeply metallic guitar toneóare a study in Sturm und Drang naturalism; while the hanging pause on which the players reunite is big-band tightness exemplified. A perfect vehicle when secondary drummer Mickey Hart joined in 1967, here the closing jamís leap into Kreutzmann/Hart-driven hyperspace is a premonition of future Rhys Chatham/Glenn Branca/Sonic Youth punk-jazz explosions. Strap the gently caress in!

loooooooooool noooooooo

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Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

Ain't got half a what you thought you had

saw a pretty solid cover band last night, they put on a great show for jerry day. obviously they can play, but their harmonies were really incredible, all had great voices

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31NBTg4UFj4

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

Ain't got half a what you thought you had

Went back to read the first page of this thread again on a lark and to dig out some more shows, and was loling at all the bobby poo poo talking. made me think of this video of his isolated guitar from a show in '89 that i saw about a month ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLV-73VF6Tg

it kind of sounds like one of those old gag videos of rock bands concert videos being overdubbed by terrible musicians. BUT at the same time i think there's something genius to how sparse his playing is, that's the kind of rhythm playing you need in a 6 piece band

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

Ain't got half a what you thought you had

also double post but i still think my absolute favorite hunter lyrics are dark star. so beautiful and evocative and simple

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

Ain't got half a what you thought you had

watched "Anthem to Beauty" on amazon prime the other night. covered a lot of the same ground as Long Strange Trip but still enjoyable to watch. Loved this clip from Hunter talking about writing Ripple, Brokedown, and To Lay Me Down in a moment of inspiration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhlVEH5r06A#t=53s

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

Ain't got half a what you thought you had

Laserface posted:

never really listened to the Dead before but this video exposed me to them for the first time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6XyzhH93JU (which is a cool video in and of itself if you're into snow sports)

I really love the style of songs in this video, particularly brown eyed women and new speedway boogie. What else should I be checking out to follow that path?

for what its worth I managed to find the version of Brown eyed women used in the video: Tivoli concert hall denmark 1972.

have checked out the albums those songs appear on and been left wanting a bit more.

I'm not as much of an expert of some fo the other folks here, but there are a few major eras to be aware of with the dead that might help you find stuff that scratches your itch

early years, ~'67-71. Sound was similar to lots of other hippie acts of the bay area in the late 60s, lots of R&B/blues/folk covers, and acid freakout noise jams. dark star, st stephen, china cat sunflower are among some of the most classic and representative songs from this era

'72-74. lots of new material, really developing the cowboy psychedelic country rock sound with the albums American Beauty & Workingman's Dead capturing this sound & themes quite well as far as dead studio albums go. Their keys/harp/singer Pigpen died and their new keys player was more classically and jazz trained, so also started to see some jazzier influence in the new material towards the later end here, as covered on the albums Wake of the Flood and Blues for Allah. The Euro 72 tour really captures how these songs evolved live, and cool to imagine a lot of these shows at relatively small venues. Veneta OR 72 show is also highly regarded. Based on your song choices, I think you'd do well to explore this era, look for Dick's Picks releases and start there

'74-76. i forget the exact dates but they went on hiatus for a bit

'77-80. Many consider '77 their peak, had built a big catalog of songs that they'd mastered, musicianship was tight, jerry had developed a diverse range of tones, the flow & segues between songs was smoother, jams were sounding more cohesive with the whole band playing off each other, etc. The Cornell 5/8/77 show in particular is probably the most hyped single show, and it's an undeniably great show. i feel like scarlet begonias -> fire on the mountain is a great encapsulation of what the band was capable of here

80s and 90s. you're asking the wrong guy. i pretty quickly lose interest in their material and shows here. some people swear by it, but for me it just doesn't have the same energy as the 60s & 70s, and i think jerry's vocals deteriorate pretty noticeably, which is a shame because i think jerry sounds like a tortured cowboy dusty angel when he's on

also i don't know if you listen to a lot of recordings of live shows in general, but i personally feel like listening to audience recordings of shows really benefits from listening LOUD AS gently caress to be able to appreciate the fullness and power of the sound. can be hard to appreciate how fuckin hard they were going when you listen on dinky laptop or phone speakers to a show that hasn't been mastered or mixed in any way that approaches your average studio album

on a semi related note i just found this while digging thru YT for early dead shows and it's pretty drat cool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWbzmRBU6Lg

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

Ain't got half a what you thought you had

Brent's playing is good but I hate his voice and casio tones soooooo much it's basically insurmountable for me

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

Ain't got half a what you thought you had

Arms_Akimbo posted:

I'm not sure how anybody can listen to that red rooster I posted and not like Brent's vocals

I dunno taste is a funny thing i guess. he sounds like Will Arnett doing an impression of an awful buttrock singer or something like that

In all fairness I used to absolute DESPISE Phish and in particular couldn't stand Page's voice, even though I knew he was probably the technically best singer in the band. Many years later and they're my favorite band and I love Page's voice, so maybe I'll become a Brent fan in the future (very much doubt it though i hateeeeeee him)

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

Ain't got half a what you thought you had

These shows are very good

https://youtu.be/mY0WJQsZcxk

https://youtu.be/GCu_3hK4Xrc

https://youtu.be/onIhMLksUoY

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

Ain't got half a what you thought you had

Iíve been listening to a lot of Old & In The Way lately. Iím not usually a big bluegrass fan but Iím mostly put off by newgrass and havenít listened to a lot of more traditional stuff. I do very much enjoy this and Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band so perhaps I should check out more.

Enjoy this cover much more than the original. Jerry with the voice of a fallen cowboy angel on the very last line
https://youtu.be/VA35Oozc8NM

Also this Peter Rowan/Tony Rice version of Midnight Moonlight is so good
https://youtu.be/T_ognFy10tI

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

Ain't got half a what you thought you had

I actually meant to post this version of the wild horses cover, much better IMO

https://youtu.be/VA35Oozc8NM

Also this is a little sloppy but love a brisk tempo shakedown and the energy is infectious. Kimock coming with that quiet intensity

https://youtu.be/U1VvopWKEZI

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

Ain't got half a what you thought you had

me your dad posted:

Do the Dead have any super spacey mellow songs? I'm thinking something like this, which is tangential to the Dead, but I would like more and it seems like they would have been great at this style:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9ZF1mK3-rA

this might be an unpopular answer but there has never been a better band at improvised spacey mellow songs than phish

here's a mix of some of these jams from various shows, and the description lists the individual songs/shows they're pulled from if you want to explore those at all

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rveNbbQaGRU

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

Ain't got half a what you thought you had

Got a new av a couple weeks ago

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Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

Ain't got half a what you thought you had

Anyone watching this Grateful Shred stream?

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