Dead_diver I think you're right about ratdog, I saw them a few times in some seriously small venues and they were incredible, energy was through the roof. Donna godchaux gave my pregnant wife the set list from that night, it was really cool how kind she was, and she was only in town for that one show. Yes Garcia/Grisman are great, also Old and in the Way, gotta love bluegrass. If you think about it Jer was heavily into bluegrass before being into the dead (Mother McCree's) so it makes sense as he got older he got back into playing it more. I really like Shady Grove and the Pizza Tapes, dreadful wind and rain is my jam. Yes the touchheads really messed things up, its a damn shame. After Brent the music is exactly how you said dead_diver, very forced sounding. I think the boys didn't want to let the heads down, not fade away but at such a terrible cost. There some good 90's shows, 4-5-1991 comes to mind, but I agree with you.
Why would someone throw rotten fruit at you for your opinion? We all see life through different windows, ones man view is different than another mans, so what? I like to see how others live life/enjoy life and see if the shoe fits, if it does I wear it. I do not want to get stuck in my ways.
Some of my fave dead tunes are...
Comes A Time
I have always been a huge fan of Crazy Fingers, I love how peaceful and serene the jam out of it sounds.
Here's a good acoustic first set, Bobby's B-Day show...http://archive.org/d...27.95431.flac16
Edited by EstimatedProphet, 22 April 2012 - 05:29 PM.