Friday, October 3, 2008

The Grateful Dead At the Warfield 10/3/1980




Day 11

28 years ago today

Hey now it's me, Sugarmag. I don't know if I've mentioned this before but I really like The Grateful Dead. A lot. It all started when I was in high school, and I watched Dead Ahead, which is a concert video recorded at Radio City Music Hall on October 30 and 31. I had heard Grateful Dead music before but I didn't really "get it" until I watched that video. I had never seen anything like it! Reckoning, which was the accoustic songs from this tour, became my favorite album that I listened to over and over again for awhile. If you've never seen Dead Ahead, you should.


Ripple from Dead Ahead

Today's show is from the same tour as the celebrated Radio City performances, less than a month earlier, in San Francisco. Here it is:

Grateful Dead ~ October 3, 1980
Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California


Acoustic Set
Dire Wolf, Monkey And The Engineer, I've Been All Around This World,
Dark Hollow, Jack-A-Roe, Heaven Help The Fool, China Doll,
On The Road Again, Bird Song-> Ripple


Electric Set 1
Jack Straw, Sugaree, Me And My Uncle-> Big River, Row Jimmy,
New Minglewood Blues, Tennessee Jed, The Music Never Stopped


Electric Set 2
Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Samson And Delilah,
Ship Of Fools, Playing In The Band-> Drums-> Space->
The Wheel-> Playing In The Band-> Black Peter-> Good Lovin'


Encore: Brokedown Palace

I had never heard this show before today and wow! Is it a keeper. The whole show has this amazing and wonderful energy that just doesn't stop. I especially love the first set, it includes all of my favorites from Reckoning. I really like On the Road Again, it's just a silly little ditty but for whatever reason it's one of my favorite tunes. After that Bird Song into Ripple is beautiful-listening to it feels so good! I should also mention that I really like Heaven Help the Fool and this is a nice one.

The two electric sets are really great, too. Jack Straw is one of my favorite songs and it just takes off from there, I don't think there's a bad moment in this show. It was kind of funny in Minglewood, Bob said, "T for New York City," I wonder if he forgot where he was? I don't know but it seemed a little off, but I wouldn't call it a bad moment, just a peculiarity. The song itself was great, I really liked Brent's sound. The highlight for me is the Scarlet Begonias into Fire on the Mountain and also the Playin' Reprise after The Wheel was good-sweet! Brokedown Palace is the perfect encore to end this show. This is such wonderful music. I could say more, but I recommend that rather than reading what I have to say, you listen to it!

Small Steal Your Face

Acoustic Set Soundboard
Download Here


10/3/80 @ Archive.org:
there's a SBD and a SBD/AUD mix
of the Acoustic Set
which you can listen to
but cannot download.

Also, you can download
two different Audience sources
of the whole show.

Small Steal Your Face


80-10-03 Warfield Theater 10-3-80 ~ 10-03-80 ~ 10/3/80 ~ 10/03/80 soundboard download setlist 320 kbps
Grateful Dead poster for the Warfield Theatre, Sept 29-Oct 14, 1980

9 comments:

freakypete said...

THANKS, I DONT THINK I'M A NAZI MONKEY MOLESTER BUT HOW CAN I BE SURE!HOW DO I KNOW YOU ARE NOT EITHER? ITS ALL TOO COMPLICATED! MAYBE WE SHOULD JUST MOLEST THOSE NAZI MONKEYS!
NICE ONE MATE and can we have the electric bits too?

Anonymous said...

All I have from this period is Reckoning, so I am looking forward to this one.

Timmy said...

A Beaut. Thanx for this soulful gem of The Good Old Grateful Dead.

Zoooma!! said...

Heya Sugarmag... I'm glad you dug that I asked you to comment on... well, then again, I knew you would! I also really liked the Heaven Help The Fool, thought it was a standout in the acoustic set... and Ripple was so fun with the interaction they had with the crowd. Excellent!!!

Hey Now Timmy and anonymous, too! Glad you dig it!

Freakypete -- your first time commenting here? Welcome! Unfortunately the electric sets don't circulate, locked up in the vault for us to only wish for. This isn't true for all the Warfield '80 shows, or for the Radio City shows...

on Oct 26th, i believe, i'm hoping to post up a whole Radio City soundboard!

Thanks for stopping by and stay in touch!

Nazz Nomad said...

mmmmmm acoustic!

Sugarmag said...

Hiya Freakypete! If I had the electric bits, I'd be happy to share them, but I don't. If you go over to archive.org, you can download an audience recording over there, just click on one of the audience recordings and click on the download link on the left. Thank you for stopping by!

Hiya Anonymous and Timmy, thank you for stopping by and commenting. I'm glad you like it!

Thanks for stopping by, Nazz!

And Zoooma! Yeah, I dig it. Thanks for letting me write over here.

Zoooma!! said...

Glad you're puttin' some shows up, Sugarmag! No thanks needed (but you're welcome anyway!)

Another cool moment in this show is after Bobby says "...these Frisco girls start lookin' good.
Couple more shots of whisky,
I'm goin' down to Minglewood...

I think Mick's goin' down already."

HAAAA! That Bobby.

It's just too bad the SBDs aren't available to us.

I'm so glad another AUD from this Warfield run wasn't put up. Due to the extremely busy past few days I've had, I wouldn't've had time to listen to it anyway.

AUDs generally suck donkey butt. Very few AUDs have January '79 or Lindley Meadows '75 quality. Listening to a mediocre AUD is okay now and then but too often is too much to bear. I'm all for giving attention to AUD-only shows... yeah, they can give you somewhat of a feeling for being there but come on now, you can't really hear the music so great. How lame is that?!

SOUNDBOARDS!!!!!!!!!

freakypete said...

YES IT WAS MY FIRST VISIT.
AM A HUGE DEAD FAN.
WAS AT THE THREE NIGHTS IN WEMBLY ARENA LONDON OCT 30, 31 AND
NOV 1ST BACK IN 90 PLUS EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE SCOTLAND 82.
ANY CHANCE OF ANY OF THOSE?
THANKS
PETE.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE,post more from this run @ the warfield 80,if you have then?
the guy from INDY,IN.would LOVE IT .

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

 
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