Thoughts On The Dead

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

A Snack For Your Senses

Something for all of your senses, Enthusiasts: for your reading pleasure, kinda, is this appreciation of Garcia’s solo(s) from the 5/22/77 Sugaree.  The author gets much right, such as the fact than any Sugaree under 15 minutes is by definition a failed Sugaree, but he adopts the Apologetic Deadhead stance I find so irritating.

“I know the Dead aren’t cool–you’re right, you’re right–but I’m not like an obsessive or anything and I shower and on and on.”

To the writer, I respond in the immortal words of Paul Stanley: Do you believe in rock and roll? Well, then: stand up for what you believe in.

Here’s that Sugaree he writes about:


Also, your ears will enjoy Radio Busterdog live and streaming from Terrapin Crossroads, where Phil’s Phriend for the evening is Chris Robinson, who still has no hips.

I cannot help you with the other senses. Probably bit off more than I could chew with the opening. Oh, well.


  1. The crown jewel of the Sugarees imo – thanks for the link!

  2. Derpovonburpo

    May 22, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    The 5/28/77 immortalized on To Terrapin is FUCKING AMAZING. I listened to it and only it for like 6 weeks straight a few years ago. I don;t know that there is a “peak Garcia” but it’s close.

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