Thoughts On The Dead

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Help>Slip And Hend Grenades

I won’t go on about this one: you’ve heard it before: 9/28/75 in Lindley Meadows. Hell, I’ve written about it before┬ábut something just occurred to me: much like how the year they retired was their most consistently brilliant, the BEST EVAR Help>Slip>Franklin’s is the one that doesn’t quite exist.

Play By Number

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.

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