Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

A Noble Show Embiggens The Smallest Enthusiast

I’ve not recommended a show in a while, and what better way to get back into the spirit than with a show I previously recommended. (Not that I remember doing it, but the “tags” box auto-completed the date for me, so apparently I have.) Who cares, though? This one’s a barn-burner, in both the figurative and literal senses. (Garcia burned down a barn.)

3/28/73 from the Springfield Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts or maybe Ohio or could be New Jersey, has an hour-long Dark Star>Eyes>Playing, and that cannot be a bad thing unless you really need to go to the bathroom and want to wait until the end of the song. Go listen to the whole thing.

In fact, the show’s so good that it was released as Dave’s Picks Vol. 14, wasn’t it?

I did not recall that until I had already started writing.



  1. It’s only an hour long?

  2. Cumberland > Sunshine opener! Graduate-level Dead show.

  3. If I remember correctly (comments without research) you described it as graduate level dead, or maybe graduate level Phil? Both are correct, but not dire enough

  4. Dave’s Picks 16, btw… 🙂

  5. One of those 74 tapes where you can hear Garcia working out the riffs that would become “Slipknot.”

  6. I always appreciate your recommendations, thanks. I’m going to spin it up now while I catch up.

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