Intro, intro, intro. No intro. Slow-speed uploading... man, for like 300 MB of Dead, that's almost a day's worth of uploading. Serious. But I do it. Why? A) I'm insane. and B) There's people out there who are lookin' for this stuff. C) Do I really need a reason? D) Hey, am I buggin' you?! Didn't mean to bug ya. Okay, Jerry, play the Blues...
Wait... I got off track there. 300 MB -- huge ass upload with slow speed terrapin crawlin' internet... but then there are the simpler things... like this. And just 'cause it was a rather quick upload, that doesn't mean it's any less cool than anything else. Hell, to me, this is just another beautiful piece o' the puzzle that makes up this whole wacky thing we like to call... uhhh, what do we like to call it?! The world of the Grateful Dead... and family... or something like that. Sure. Whatever. Hey, I have a freakin' idea -- I'll shut the darn heck up now and allow this dealie to proceed... but proceed with Caution... and Do Not Stop On The Tracks 'cause, well, we all know what happens when that happens, right? Mighty Casey Jones and that Monkey sittin' on the stool ... crazy things could happen,
I'm tellin' ya.
Chris -- SHUT UP!
It should probably be noted that, while they were The Warlocks, apparently Phil signed the band into the studio as "Emergency Crew" because of another band with the Warlocks name. Something like that, I forget the exact details. And also this demo didn't even get them signed. I guess, in a way, this music was a failure?
Hardly a failure. An interesting bunch of tunes, that's for sure. They weren't even the Grateful Dead yet and it would be another month before their first gig with the GD name. Hadn't even played The Fillmore yet... Saturday Night Live was nowhere on the horizon... but I guess before you get to do a 9-show run at The Garden, ya gotta start somewhere!!
Sound Quality: because of the historical value,
it really doesn't matter... but it's a good solid A
|11/3/65 at Archive.org:|
the soundboard for listening only.
|The Warlocks 11/5/65 - Autumn Records demo|