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So without Jerry Garcia it can still be called Grateful Dead but if Phil Lesh isn't there it can't be called Grateful Dead?

In yet another example of what a worthless rag Rolling Stone magazine is...
they posted this
"Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame No Shows: Jerry Garcia, 1994
The Grateful Dead frontman didn't show up at his induction, reportedly because he was opposed to the whole idea of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The rest of the Dead disagreed, and they brought a cardboard cut-out of the singer onstage.
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"The rest of the Dead" did not disagree. Robert Hunter also did not show, and as any listener who is paying attention knows, Robert Hunter is the second main ingredient in the Grateful Dead. Garcia and Hunter go way back. They were the first two members of the Dead to meet and form a band together. They wrote almost all of the Dead's great songs together. It's not a coincidence that they snubbed the HOF.

Ahhh, who give a fu ck anyway.

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Jerry not being there isn't a deal-breaker for me. I've seen The Dead and Dead and The Other Ones and had a great time. But, I won't go see any version with John Mayer.

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This Band does it for me and I believe coevad... :idea:

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The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
Jerry not being there isn't a deal-breaker for me. I've seen The Dead and Dead and The Other Ones and had a great time. But, I won't go see any version with John Mayer.

Hey, leave The Mayor out of this.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:16 pm 
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The only thing to ever redeem the presence of Mickey Hart on drums was Jerry Garcia.


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The only thing to ever redeem the presence of Mickey Hart on drums was Jerry Garcia.


Not sure why you say that but it's ironic that after the first time Mickey sat in with the band, Jerry said something along the lines of "that's it, that's the Grateful Dead".

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:56 pm 
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AGuyWithAWrench wrote:
Not sure why you say that

Mickey Hart fucks up every Hunter/Garcia ballad. For example, he clutters up the end of Stella Blue when JG is trying to develop a gentle solo. He misses the beat often. He's not very good. His unnecessary tom rolls are so annoying. Butch Trucks has even said Hart couldn't play drums. Butch knows what he's talking about. I laughed and agreed with him when I saw that. Hart, combined with Lesh's incessant wanderings during actual songs makes the dead often sound very untogether. Hart is good during drum sections and some of the long jams but he's in the way almost everywhere else.

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it's ironic that after the first time Mickey sat in with the band, Jerry said something along the lines of "that's it, that's the Grateful Dead".

Sure. In 1968 during the free form jams it was fresh and new to have a second percussionist. Garcia was a very nice guy. After Mickey left Kruetzman didn't want him back. (if you need a source: Kruetzman's book). Clearly by the 80s Garcia was frustrated with the racket. In 1976, after MH rejoined, Garcia made them all slow everything down to try and get Hart back into the groove. Many of those shows from fall of '76 until the end of the year are painful. Even Donna wasn't as detrimental as Hart.

I grew up around the pranksters. I never felt the need to pretend JG wasn't sick of the Dead in the later years. Just look how far they strayed from his philosophy after he died. Fare Thee Well was the very thing JG fought against for 30 years: Crass exploitation of the fan base.

Here's another opinion that might hold some weight:
"The Dead ended when Garcia died" - Robert Hunter.


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I’m not a GD fan (They’re probably the most famous rock band that I’ve never even spent one dollar on) but I remember some interview with Terry Bozzio where he was talking about how neat it was to having diversity in music (he referred to the GD as a band that took a lot of acid). When asked if Mickey Hart was a good drummer he just said “no”.


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I can't say that I'm an expert on drummers, and i do recall in Bill's book where he said he didn't want him back, but he never said why (though he did say at one point that whatever his issues were, they were now behind him). Also he seemed to be alone in that opinion (within the band, I mean). In fact in Phil's book, I recall him saying that Mickey left on his own (because of what his dad had done) with the understanding that he was welcome back at any time.

I know Bob has nixed songs like Lost Sailor because he said the "drummers" couldn't get it right, but I don't ever recall him citing Hart directly.

....and Bill and Mickey remain friends and united (neither wanted any part of Furthur, both seem to be enjoying Dead & Co.)

I myself, I have always seen Bill as the drummer and Mickey as a percussionist, primarily into different instruments. And honestly, I've never said to myself, "Mickey's an issue".

Just my $0.02.

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$174.00 for the field seats and GA. $45.00 upper decks. $74.00 - $94.00 lower. That's not too bad. I would never pay top dollar for any version of the Dead. Also, no large demand for tickets. It will be a slow sell.

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Mickey definitely has ruined many performances with his constant filling the holes. It's a common amateurish trait. His percussion work is way better. I heard he's quite the prima donna. I thought John Mayer did a great job. Not big into the church of the dead but they do have some vital songs.

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I like his shoe prowess.

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Never been a fan nor bought a record.....

I'm not sure where it came from but I do have an extremely well used lp called American Beauty, that's never quite made it onto the turntable in the cave.....

maybe today.....

Side one

Box of Rain
Friend of the Devil
Sugar Magnolia
Operator
Candyman

Side two

Ripple
Brokedown Palace
Till the Morning Comes
Attics of My Life
Truckin'

maybe right now.....

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I can get into some of it up to 1973, Wake of the Flood. I like their bluesy/early rock type stuff, and am a big fan of Pigpen's vocals.

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No. Just don't have a pull in that direction in which I think 'I MUST own an album from that group' They just don't have the oomph factor that hits me in the solar plexus which leaves me wanting more, and I can't think of one good, memorable melody. Those extended jams of filler material in their concerts sounds like a great time to fall asleep, or go for a walk around the venue.

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Jerry Garcia Alligator Guitar & Comic Book Collection Among Items Going Up For Auction
Nov 4, 20196:50 am PSTScott Bernstein

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Jerry Garcia’s famed Alligator customized Fender Stratocaster guitar is among the items from the late Grateful Dead guitarist that will be sold by Bonhams during an upcoming auction. Dubbed “Alligator! A San Francisco Rock Star’s Guitars, Art & More,” the auction will take place in Los Angeles on December 10. https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25922/#/!

The star lot of the 77-lot auction is Alligator, which was Garcia’s main guitar from mid-1971 to mid-1973. Graham Nash purchased the axe in 1970 from a pawnshop in Phoenix and gifted the guitar to Jerry in thanks for contributions Garcia made to his songs as per a listing on JerryGarcia.com. Alligator underwent many modifications which journalist Jesse Jarnow documented for an article published on Fender.com. JerryGarcia.com notes Jerry last played the guitar on-stage at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, New Jersey on August 1, 1973 and that Alligator is currently owned by the Jerry Garcia Estate.

Another Jerry Garcia guitar featured in the auction is a Martin D-28 acoustic Garcia used during the multi-band “Festival Express” tour of Canada in 1970. There are also multiple lots of classic comic books and issues of Mad Jerry collected as well as amplifiers, test pressings of an Aoxomoxoa remix and Workingman’s Dead, gold records, a set of typed lyrics for “Passenger” with annotations by Garcia, a signed picture of Larry Bird and other rare items. Head here to view the lots going up for auction on December 10.

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John Mayer - Fire on the Mountain - L A Forum - 9-13-2019
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[UPDATED] Bob Weir To Sing National Anthem For Fox NASCAR Virtual Race
Mar 29, 202010:20 am PDT
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Watch Bob Weir sing the National Anthem today at Fox’s virtual NASCAR race:

https://twitter.com/NASCARONFOX/status/1244312787414892551?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1244312787414892551&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FNASCARONFOX%2Fstatus%2F1244312787414892551

Bob Weir will sing the National Anthem for Fox’s virtual NASCAR race on Sunday. The race will air on Fox, FS1 and the FOX Sports App at 1 p.m. ET. Head here for more info.

Bobby certainly doesn’t feel like a stranger when it comes to “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The Grateful Dead guitarist has sung the National Anthem at numerous events including last year at a Golden State Warriors game with Jackie Greene as well as a Fourth Of July version with Greene during the latter’s set at Red Rocks.

Bobby and other members of the Grateful Dad have sung “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a handful of San Francisco Giants baseball games as well. Weir, Jerry Garcia and GD keyboardist Vince Welnick sing the National Anthem at the legendary Candlestick Park in 1993 and more recently Bobby, Phil Lesh and Giants third base coach Tim Flannery sang the nation’s song in 2014. Check out both performacnes below:

1993:
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Leaked Photo Seemingly Confirms A Nike x Grateful Dead Collab
James Sissler | Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Photos have surfaced of a new Grateful Dead-inspired Nike SB Dunk Low design that will appeal to deadheads and sneakerheads alike. Featuring a bright green upper made of suede and a fuzzy faux fur material, the shoe is inspired by the band’s iconic dancing bear imagery, evident both in the use of fuzz, and the blue jagged-edged Nike swoosh on the side. The shoe also appears to feature a zippered “stash pocket” on the tongue, an apparent nod to the kinds of recreational activities with which Deadheads are often associated.
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The bold colors match classic depictions of the dancing bears, and the prominent Nike “swoosh” logo is lined in a jagged pattern not unlike their cravat-like collars, or another piece of Grateful Dead iconology, the 13-point lightning bolt. Possible orange and yellow colorways are rumored to be on the way as well. The unusual choice of materials is reminiscent of the equally fuzzy dunks released in the Goldilocks-inspired “Three Bears Pack” in 2006. These shoes are likely to become collectors’ items, even if they are hard to wear unless you’re dressed up like a fuzzy dancing bear (which isn’t totally out of the question among fans of the Dead). For reference, the “Papa Bear” Dunk Highs, “Mama Bear” Dunk Mids, and “Baby Bear” Dunk Lows from 2006 now resell for over $1K a pair.

The sneakerhead and Deadhead subcultures have both grown large enough to influence mainstream pop culture, and the frequency of collaborations between musical artists and sneaker brands is at an all-time high. Add to this the fact that John Mayer, one of the world’s most notable sneakerheads and major Nike supporter, now plays guitar with the Dead almost exclusively in Nike sneakers, and it becomes clear why the Nike x Grateful Dead collab was so predictable.

Also predictable were the mixed reactions that the outlandish design has received. Given deadheads’ rich tradition of textile dyeing and handmade crafts, it seems Nike may have missed an opportunity to offer a more bohemian or psychedelic design, which might have had a broader appeal than the cartoonish fuzzy dunks. It is unclear whether John Mayer had any hand in the design process, but it would not be out of step with his previous unofficial Nike collab, the Rick and Morty-inspired “Pickle Ricks,” which also had a wild, cartoon-inspired color scheme.

Nike has not yet announced an official release date, but it is likely that multiple colors will be released as a pack, with rumors of a California exclusive colorway to be included.

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Bored Grateful Dead Fan Builds ‘Wall Of Sound’ With LEGOs [Video]
Tom Shackleford | Monday, April 6th, 2020

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Grateful Dead fans have been forced to find new ways to share their love for the famous rock band with the cancellation of events like California’s Skull & Roses Festival and more for the foreseeable future thanks to COVID-19. Some have opted to fuel their Dead fix by tuning into Dead & Company‘s weekly “One More Saturday Night” concert re-broadcasts, while others are watching Bob Weir‘s performance of the “The Star-Spangled Banner” for NASCAR‘s iRacing Pro Invitational last week on repeat until this is all over.

One fan, however, has opted to use his/her newfound free time by recreating the band’s infamous “Wall of Sound” P.A. system from 1974 entirely out of LEGOs.

In a video shared to Reddit by user “bojackstrawman” on Sunday, fans are given a glimpse into the fan’s quarantine creation which shows members of the Dead and crew standing underneath what looks to be a pretty cool recreation of the giant P.A. system, which made its public debut during a show at San Francisco’s Cow Palace on March 23rd, in 1974. This person is clearly no stranger to the world of the Grateful Dead, as evident by the tapestry background and audio of “Let It Grow” also playing in the video.

Check out bojackstrawman’s LEGO creation below.

https://www.reddit.com/r/gratefuldead/comments/fvnaqh/lego_wall_of_sound_what_happens_when_obsessions/?utm_content=title&utm_medium=post_embed&utm_name=15b021be06054de29681a8090d3da3b5&utm_source=embedly&utm_term=fvnaqh

In a recent interview with industry publication Pollstar earlier this year, the band’s longtime live sound engineer Dan Healy talked about the impact which the “Wall of Sound” had on the touring side of the industry at large.

“The Wall of Sound was a turning point in the entire world of sound reinforcement,” Healy admitted. “By end of the ’60s, myself and others like me had hot-rodded it and milked every nuance out of [existing P.A. systems] … We had to move to a whole new concept, scrap everything and start over. That was the purpose of the Wall of Sound. And while it in itself wasn’t that successful, the endeavor, the goal of it was completely successful: completely rethinking and revamping the entire approach to sound reinforcement.”

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The Grateful Dead to share classic gigs on new weekly livestream series
Shakedown Stream will share full concert recordings from the band's history

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The Grateful Dead have launched a new weekly livestream series where they’ll stream classic gigs.

Shakedown Stream will share full concert recordings from the band’s history every Friday, and began with a 1989 gig at the Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, which was released in 2005 as live album ‘Truckin’ Up To Buffalo’.

Before every gig in the series, the band’s archivist David Lemieux and historian Gary Lambert will hold a fan Q&A.

Explaining the new series, they said: “We’ve decided to start the streaming video series with the Buffalo ’89 show for a couple of primary reasons. Its excellence is indisputable and is something that we think pretty much everyone will enjoy in the absence of actually being able to see live concerts; and, as a tribute to the many rabid, loyal Dead Heads from the hard-hit tri-state area, which has been affected more than anywhere else in the country. To all of the Dead Heads in New York State and beyond, this one’s for you.”

Grateful Dead - Truckin' Up to Buffalo (Orchard Park, NY 7/4/89)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8rVM8GlD4c&feature=youtu.be

Shakedown Stream will continue next week (April 17) with a showing of 1977’s The Grateful Dead Movie, capturing the band’s five-night residency in San Francisco in 1974, featuring never-seen-before footage.

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