Thoughts On The Dead

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

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On 2/22/74, at Winterland, the Dead played BIODTL with a 22-beat opener. Or, as Bobby thought of it, “Just keep hitting an F chord until Garcia nods at me.”

P.S. Check out 11 minutes into the Playin’, when Garcia starts paying the twisty little riff to Slipknot! for the first(?) time. Billy sure didn’t know what was going on.

P.P.S. AND THEN HE PLAYS IT AGAIN IN EYES. I JUST POOPED WITH JOY. AND OREOS.

6 Comments

  1. Mickey’s 40th birthday they did 40 beats. Dear god.

  2. meant l.m.a.o.
    rough day..thanx for the laugh

  3. Thanks for the pointer to this show. It’s a great one. I went the following night, and that was the best concert I ever saw.

    • The whole run is both ridiculous and ridonkulous. If it’s not the next big box set, then Lemieux has some explaining to do. (Or not; he owes us nothing more than his best work. And a minced meat pie to plump our fat cheeks with!)

      It always gets weird for me here in the comments…

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