Thoughts On The Dead

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

Pedal Stealie

Jerry Garcia pedal steel guitar, New Riders session Russian Hill Studio San Francisco December 1970 sheet  754 frame 24

The denim work shirt: for Commies and rock stars. It was a shirt of the people, and instead of buttons, it has shiny snaps that made a pleasant PONK when you opened them and a satisfying SNOCK when you closed them.


  1. Rockin’ the Canadian Tuxedo.

  2. As I said before, also , and originally a welders shirt. Sewn on buttons get lost because the stitches burn. Come to think of it, a plus for Garcia too considering his habit of catching things on fire with forgotten Marlboros.

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