If you don’t go listen to 1/22/78 from Oregon right now, then we can’t be friends anymore. I know you’ve heard it before; go listen again. Let your children fend for themselves, or lock them outdoors: listen to this now.
November 12, 2015 at 9:18 pm
I only listened to the first few songs and then the Terrapin lol
I am disappoint.
November 12, 2015 at 9:20 pm
Hey now, I’ll check it out again once this lecture is over.
November 12, 2015 at 9:38 pm
Bargaining is the third stage of grief, you know.
November 12, 2015 at 9:39 pm
November 12, 2015 at 9:47 pm
– In 1978, the Grateful Dead played one of the best shows of the year at McArthur Court in Eugene, OR. The second set is awesome. The Terrapin > Drums > Other One > Close Encounters Space > St. Stephen ….. classic!
This Jack Straw will break your door down with an axe and take your liquor
November 13, 2015 at 8:53 am
DeadCo Jack Straw will pour you a Chardonnay, slip a Xanax under your tongue and lull you to sleep — in slo-mo.
November 13, 2015 at 11:19 am
Let’s keep Bill Cosby out of this
November 12, 2015 at 9:55 pm
I’m still glowing from the second set of 11/11/1973. It was so good, I loaned myself a toothbrush and took myself out to breakfast in the clothes I wore last night at the bar,
November 12, 2015 at 10:02 pm
November 12, 2015 at 10:03 pm
Macarthur Court 1978
November 12, 2015 at 10:04 pm
November 12, 2015 at 10:06 pm
is that Dylan waiting for a miracle?
November 12, 2015 at 10:11 pm
all the sweet green icing flowing down
November 13, 2015 at 11:41 am
November 12, 2015 at 11:15 pm
That place is overgrown with vegetation it looks abandoned. Why are they holding up feather dusters or pom poms..
November 12, 2015 at 11:50 pm
Complete. What is the next assignment, please?
(A nice compact show. Did it appear to you, as it did to me, that the second set was somewhat, uh, diminished?)
Sent from my iPhone
November 13, 2015 at 1:01 am
A good Other One in a year of good Other Ones.
November 13, 2015 at 1:04 am
November 13, 2015 at 8:43 am
Garcia’s voice is shot; Weir gives master course in rhythm guitar; band dynamic is . . . dynamic. Loved this one: http://relisten.net/grateful-dead/1978/1/22/peggy-o
November 13, 2015 at 3:41 am
It’s off the hook. Mon Dieu.
November 13, 2015 at 3:51 am
Also, I loves me a late-era St. Stephen.
That tone when Jerry rips into St. Stephen? Exhibit A in the case for Wolf as his best guitar.
November 13, 2015 at 11:13 am
That is a magical moment. Not sure what concatenation of 70s-era electronics made those sounds, but to me it’s like a church organ.
November 13, 2015 at 11:44 am
specifically the late-seventies rebuild of the Wolf with new electronics and a different amp
late 70s Wolf > Alligator > a bunch of other guitars that are good too
November 13, 2015 at 12:53 pm
Definitely, have always felt that Fall Tour 77 and its extension to February 78 had the best Jerry tone ever. I’m thinking particularly here of the weird set of pedals used on the Close Encounters jam, some of which stayed on as he dropped into the Stephen. Sounds like some kind of octave unit, and an envelope or phaser? I know a little about effects but not too much, but it’s definitely a unique sound in this show.
November 13, 2015 at 2:14 pm
yeah it’s like every setting on every part of the MuTron unit maxed out. Octave divider I think, plus a ton of filter? not sure, but it’s one of the greatest sounds ever. Incredibly evolved filter tones in the famous DP18 Scarlet > Fire (really the Fire solos) as well…
late ’77/early ’78 Estimated outro jams are another spot to look for really crazy gnarly filter tones, like the 12.30.77 Estimated outro.
November 13, 2015 at 2:24 pm
Thanks for the recommendations, checking these out. Love me some gnarly tone Jerry. Of course, when you listen to 12/30/77, you have to listen to the Let It Grow, just by rule, for its incredibly balance of delicate fleetness and agility with Jerry’s balls to the wall shredding meltdowns.
November 14, 2015 at 8:45 pm
absolutely, and watching it on video is even more incredible, with “assume the formation” jamming (guitar players clustered in front of the drums working through all the changes together)
November 13, 2015 at 3:32 pm
Effects aside, let’s not forget the damn volume! His rig had power and he could project tones clearly a long way. In a lot of matrix and AUD recordings from this time, you can hear the sound smacking off the hall’s back rafters. Sometimes it almost sounds like he’s playing off those with some of his angular Estimated lines.
November 14, 2015 at 8:44 pm
funny you mention that, the effect of slapback on the musicians’ performance is one of those things that’s so impossible to capture accurately on any tape that among some of my friends it’s become a term for any X-factor that influences the music in an invisible or inexplicable way
November 15, 2015 at 2:18 am
sooooooo check out this audience tape from the Mac Court show, just for the Close Encounters solo
you can hear that echoey old room in the decay of the notes. pretty sweet
November 13, 2015 at 11:29 am
Man I was digging that Peggy O then Mourning Deuce had to post that pic and I got all dazed and confused looking at Bobby and Mickey and trying to pick who had the stupidest face? I hate when that happens.
November 13, 2015 at 12:55 pm
Focus on this disaster from when they came back to Eugene in 81: http://www.eugeneweekly.com/sites/default/files/uploads/20150702coverstory6.jpg
November 13, 2015 at 12:56 pm
Good God, Lemon.
November 13, 2015 at 1:13 pm
Phil looks like the neighbor from down the street that comes to your barbecue but wasn’t really invited, brings a six-pack but finishes it himself and then drinks a few of yours, gets rib sauce all over his face and hands and then passes out in a lawn chair, and you’re not sure whether to leave him out there when it starts raining or not, though you think to yourself that a shower wouldn’t kill him.
November 13, 2015 at 1:17 pm
You are holding out your private stash, maaaaan.
I have not seen this before. Very neat.
November 13, 2015 at 1:33 pm
Oh I have no stash, this was just pure Google Imaging trying to find more photos of the show in question. Looks like this was a Fare Thee Well-timed release from the Oregon paper that probably took it originally: http://www.eugeneweekly.com/20150702/lead-story/bring-out-your-dead
November 13, 2015 at 2:40 pm
The Fender Jazz Bass era.
November 14, 2015 at 11:07 am
Man this NFA is stinky good.
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