Thoughts On The Dead

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

The Music Almost Stops

Been forever and ever since an old-fashioned show recommendation, Enthusiasts. Hell, it’s been forever since any of this bullshit was about the Grateful Dead, but 6/26/76 from the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago is a fine topic upon which to revert to bad habits. It is a highly entertaining show.

Note I did not say “good.” This fucker’s a mess, and Music Never Stopped is the high/lowlight: no one quite remembers the arrangement, Bobby has forgotten all the lyrics, and the drummers limp along like a giant who got a dryer stuck in his tennis shoe.

You turned it around.

I turned the phrase around, yeah.

You’re a winner.

I’m a hero. Anyway: the show’s a clumbering pile of clunk, but–like I said–it’s entertaining. This is not the mid-80’s lazy sloppiness: the band is trying! And failing! It’s delightful.

Grade: WOBBLY.

In fact, TotD now presents Things Less Wobbly Than 6/26/76:

  • Weebles.
  • Eugene Debs.
  • Ronald Reagan before Margaret Thatcher told him to stop being wobbly.

Can I just say that I no longer understand anything on this site?

You can say whatever you want, man.



    Get out my head, ToTD!

    Nice recommend, though. Big ’76 fan. Criminally underappreciated, even if Mickey.

  2. yeah im with you, i don’t understand a thing anymore… i kwow i turned 4 on that day but i wasn’t in Chicago and who are the god damn Grateful Dead (and why do they follow me) and who the hell is Eugene Debs!!!

  3. If this site makes sense to you, you are not paying attention.

  4. Mean, Green, Devil Eating Machine

    July 14, 2017 at 10:58 am

    At 5:58, that is a perfunctory version of TMNS.

  5. Luther Von Baconson

    July 14, 2017 at 11:17 am

    still makes me cry. maybe Mickey too.

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