Let me be the first to declare Peak Cornell. (Who else is getting annoyed? Raise your hands in the Comment Section.)
April 25, 2017 at 11:02 pm
April 25, 2017 at 11:10 pm
I’m with you. It’s the most overrated Dead show, even if it’s beloved by so many who had never heard a soundboard tape before 1996.
April 25, 2017 at 11:18 pm
April 25, 2017 at 11:24 pm
Agreed, enough already
April 25, 2017 at 11:45 pm
April 25, 2017 at 11:50 pm
I am with you.
“Best show” is a stupid idea to begin with and it has gone way too far.
April 26, 2017 at 12:47 am
I think a better case could be made for “best post hiatus show.”
April 26, 2017 at 1:14 am
April 26, 2017 at 12:53 am
Boston was better
April 26, 2017 at 6:56 am
Better for me because I was there, and it was my first show, and because I wasn’t at Cornell.
But yeah, to the larger point, there are many better shows pre-hiatus than Cornell. If the Europe ’72 tour had never happened, there would still be many better shows pre-hiatus. And so on…
April 26, 2017 at 3:20 am
Myself, I prefer the next night in Buffalo.
April 26, 2017 at 5:23 am
I’m less bothered by the discussion of whether Cornell ’77 is the “best” or not than by the relentless marketing of evething GD related Guess it costs a lot to lose . . .
April 26, 2017 at 6:09 am
It’s not even the besr show THAT WEEK. Stop with rhe “best show ever” stuff.
April 26, 2017 at 6:20 am
I’m getting the box for everything BUT Cornell.
April 26, 2017 at 6:35 am
If it must happen I’d be much more interested to see some books and documentaries about Englishtown ’77. (Largest concert crowd on the east coast since Woodstock, I believe, and numerous contenders for best-evar versions.)
April 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm
It is time for the mock-umentary.
ToTD writes and directs.
ToTD has full creative control, but I personally hope it features Jiggs the chimp, a useless interview with marshal Tucker Band about Englishtown, and of course discussions with objects.
April 26, 2017 at 12:53 pm
Ok, let’s start a GoFundMe and make this happen stat
April 26, 2017 at 7:28 am
I love the show. But who really cares if they canonize it? We are a contrary lot to begin with. The band never told each other how to play, who’s going to tell us what we like?
April 26, 2017 at 12:38 pm
^^^^ Yeah, listen to what the Dogman said ^^^^
Who cares what other people like!
April 26, 2017 at 11:25 am
It’s like judging livestock, and this show has more bests than most.
April 26, 2017 at 12:37 pm
Personally, I think even if we’re just talking 1977, Englishtown is the clear winner on that front.
April 26, 2017 at 12:44 pm
I suspect the hoopla is because it was one of the first good soundboards to circulate. In this era of streamable soundboards/auds/matrices, that show seems to be fairly standard fare from a really strong and well-recorded era. I’ve been listening to 5/22/77 lately – the whole show, not just DP 3 – and that might be my favorite of the era.
April 26, 2017 at 12:52 pm
Oh man, that 5/22/77 Sugaree. Hard to pick a top 77 show over that one too. So much to choose from really.
I mean just to take Englishtown as another example from the same period, it has what are for me hard to debate as major contenders for best-of-all-time versions of Half Step, Peggy-O, Loser, Not Fade Away, and arguably even He’s Gone. Plus a killer Terrapin encore and a fantastic late-70s style Truckin’, with a very fiery Eyes and LLR to boot.
April 26, 2017 at 2:59 pm
best show? as if such a thing could exist.
but every time i hear it i smile and remember the first time i heard it.
and how much i looked forward to hearing more may 77. and how great it was every time i heard another may 77.
plus it’s real good.
so settle down girls.
April 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm
tubro, this mob has to mob, let us mob, don’t poke the mob.
April 27, 2017 at 1:50 am
mini-documentary… really!!! i must watch it but under protest!!! still can’t stop thinkin bout the bobby’s silver hair #handsome
May 7, 2017 at 2:23 am
Cornell? In Ithaca? New York?
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