Friday, July 4, 2014

Full Show Friday: The Grateful Dead 10/12/89

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...
This week...The Grateful Dead!
Happy 4th of July! While our country is far from perfect (this article is a great read), it is still the best out there so let's celebrate. A few summers ago we talked about Great American Bands and our vote regarding the question is who we are showcasing today. We obviously have talked about The Grateful Dead a lot on RtBE and probably will do so more in the future so we will keep it short today.

We go back to voodoonola for our GD videos and the date of 10-12-89 and we head to Jersey for a show that night in the Brendan Byrne Arena. We get some of our favorite first set songs here with Brent's "Blow Away" an opening "Sugaree" a Dylan Cover, hell this is one perfect first set on paper and in the ear drums. Turns out this video is actually missing the true opener of "Hell In A Bucket" but still will call it a Full Show....(Can listen to that here)

Second set isn't as consistently great but cooking "Cumberland Blues" the rumbling "Other One" and upbeat closer of "Sugar Magnolia" before the gorgeous encore of "Brokedown Palace". This was the 2nd show of a 5 show run in Jersey where the band was playing excellently, 1989 is an underrated year. Just a mega show from the boys, enjoy it on this great day. 

Set 1
Blow Away
Tennessee Jed
Queen Jane Approximately
Bird Song
Jack Straw

Set 2
Hey Pocky Way
Cumberland Blues
Looks Like Rain
He's Gone
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Sugar Magnolia

E: Brokedown Palace 

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