Thoughts On The Dead

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

Tag: the race is on

And They’re Off

Totally forgot about this one, but at least Spencer got something wrong, too, so I don’t feel alone in my dopitude. I guess there’s also Going the Distance by Cake; Horse With No Name was not about a horse race, but there was a horse.

Of note in the video:

  • Bobby spent as much time on his hair as the rest of the band combined.
  • Phil is really into it, but I don’t know if his bass was plugged in; Phil never quite figured out what to do during the acoustic segments.
  • The song is less than two minutes long, and yet this is the Grateful Dead.
  • From 2:00 until the end is Billy’s greatest moment; even if you don’t watch the whole thing, go to 2:00 and check Billy out.
  • Garcia doesn’t get enough credit for his backup harmonies.

August In July

Something for your Saturday evening: 7/1/73 at Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles featuring a nifty first set with an always-welcome Race is On and a Phil-ocentric China>Rider.

But stay for the Truckin>OtherOne>Wharf Rat>Bobby McGee sequence. Because Wharf Rat>Bobby McGee.

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