Friday, October 9, 2009

20th Anniversary of "The Warlock" Shows

Today marks one of the strangest shows in the glorious Grateful Dead's history. Back in 1989 the Dead were in a late career renaissance fueled by Jerry being in good healthy and vibrant contributions from their keyboardist Brent Mydland.

I have always loved Brent in the Dead, there is something so 80's about it, but somehow the whole ball of tye-dye works. His light electro-keys, his gruff howl of a voice and his really dark song writing all made a lasting impression. Fans seem divided on his contributions, but I love them, and here is one of my favorites.

Anyway back to the "The Warlock" Shows. The Dead were in rare form and decide to go back and bust out a couple of gems, even going so far to bill themselves as their original name, "The Warlocks".

I could go into why these shows were great, but why not take a gander at the glowing reviews on while actually listening to an exactly 20 year old show in it's entirety right here courtesy of the Internet Archives:

The Grateful Dead 10/9/89 Hampton Virgina

Ahh, the Good Ole' Grateful Dead....Enjoy Yerself.

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