Monday, October 27, 2008

Not the Dead Kennedys, the Dead in the Kennedy's backyard

Rollin', rollin', rollin' on. I think this is Day 35. I've really begun to lose track. Wow, been at this for a month now. I once estimated 75 shows but I'm not sure for sure. I almost didn't want to post today. Great show, kind of a popular one for '79, but I'm feeling a wee bit o' burn out. Me needs me a day off from this! Didn't I just have one? Me needs me two days off then. I suppose what kinda gets to me is my "need" to always post something resembling a review and/or comments. It just ain't in me to post download links and say: "Here. Enjoy." That wouldn't be any fun! So on we go...

Grateful Dead Steal Your Face - fractal 2
10-27-79 Cape Cod Coliseum setlist & soundbo ard mp3 download a.k.a. 10/27/79 aka 79-10-27
29 Years Ago Tonight...

Grateful Dead ~ October 27, 1979
Cape Cod Coliseum ~ South Yarmouth, Massachusetts

1st Set: Jack Straw, Candyman, Me & My Uncle-> Big River,
Brown-Eyed Women, Easy To Love You, New Minglewood Blues,
Stagger Lee, Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Deal

2nd Set: Dancin' In The Street-> Franklin's Tower,
He's Gone-> Caution Jam-> The Other One-> Drums->
Not Fade Away-> Black Peter-> Around And Around

Encore: One More Saturday Night

I was sort of in hurry to post this one and don't have that many comments. The Caution Jam i think is completely made up as in I don't hear it. I'm not sure. I'll have to listen closer. But the Dancin'... wow, yeah, maybe the best ever! It's soooo good.

There are a few short Aud patches but otherwise this is a really nice recording. I'd be interested to hear how the Matrix sounds compared to this but ya know what, this is good enough!

Some additional comments, transcribed from:

DeadBase IXDeadBase IX [out of print]


This show is a personal favorite and has become an evangelical cause for me. It is one of the strongest shows that I have attended. The Cape is a great place to see the Dead on the East Cast. It is remote enough that random rowdy don't bother showing up just to see what the fuss is about; you have to want to be there -- only devotees need apply. The police and security were almost invisible. The stormy beach was a nice place to recuperate and recharge between shows.

The first set is somewhat standard, featuring a good version of Jack Straw. Sparks start to fly in the second set. There is almost a full hour of music before the drums, with each of the first three songs accounting for about fifteen minutes. The Dancin In The Streets> Franklin's is a work of art, finely crafted and beautifully expressed, and easily among my favorite versions of these songs. Much of the enthusiasm comes from Phil who steals the show, the inevitable phasing that drives the ebb and flow.

He's Gone has the audience clapping and swaying by the end. Its major contribution, though, is the wonderful jam that flows out of it. There is even a respectable, though short, Caution Jam woven in. The Other One the follows is explosive. We are provided with a solid introduction, and then Phil rides in on a thundercloud. I often find myself turning the bass down to save my speakers at this point.

The selections after the drums may seem anticlimactic, but all are played very well. The Not Fade Away is particularly good. Still, the reality is that they had a very tough act to follow.

About the second set, I think he should have said: "with the first three songs accounting for about forty-five minutes." What he wrote kinda sounds like he means all three add up to 15 minutes which is FAR from reality.

It's definitely true about Phil thundering into The Other One. Perhaps it's good that such a moment didn't occur every time the song was played because that makes times like this truly special.

Overall this is just an excellent show!!!

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Part 3 fixed here

Hey it's Sugarmag. Thank you for your comments letting me know about the problems with part 3 of this show. Zoooma wrote the post but I did the upload and I won't bore you with the details but I had some problems with the rar files.


Anonymous said...

Hooray! I've been looking for this for such a long time I never really thought I'd stumble across it. I have pieces of the 2nd set that I recorded from the GD Hour years ago (Thank you David) and have always been on the look out for the entire show. I can't wait to get this downloaded and into my ipod for an intimate listening. Thanks so much! Adam

Jeffrey said...

Thanks for this show. I just downloaded all three parts and it seems that part of the second set is missing. Could you please please please repost : )

Anonymous said...

I agree Jeffrey. When I unrared part 3 of the post, I found it to be a duplicate of part 2. But have no fear, Zoooma will take care of us...just look at all the love this blog has to offer! Adam

Sugarmag said...

Sorry about that, it's fixed :).

Jeffrey said...

Part 3 is now missing and I still only can get up to Franklin's Tower. From what I have, it sounds amazing!

Sugarmag said...

Hi again Jeffrey, sorry about that, I don't know why I had so much trouble linking in the box. D'oh! So I just stuck it under the box. Zoooma can make it look better. Take care:)

Zoooma!! said...


Sorry about the Part 3 problem. (All fixed now? It should be, right?)

It appears my assistant needs a remedial uploading class.

JUST KIDDING, Dear! You're doing GREAT!! Ya know, I've had a couple fouled up myself over time. No big whoop!

Adam, glad to get the show into your ears! And you're right, I'd a-taken care of ya's ... but it was Sugarmag to the rescue. She's been amazing and this 100 Days of the Dead couldn't have been accomplished with as much success without her. We're only just over a third of the way in but already she's owed a heaping helping of Grateful Gratitude!

Thanks, Sugarmag, for fixing Part 3 and for all the work behind the scenes and for the posts you've done. I'm looking forward to more in the future!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much Sugarmag. MY kind of woman. Are you single?

Anonymous said...

keep the magic alive Zooma,

thanks for continuing to post the gems!

Jeffrey said...

it all works now... THANK YOU FOR THIS SHOW!!! Mind bending strangeness from Brent!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sticking it out and sticking with it. I look forward to your little nugget each day.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the fresh Cod! This show is one of my favorites, but my old cassette was getting pretty smelly and nearly inedible, even when smothered with Caution Jam.

RDOwens said...

The October-November '79 run is one of my favorites. The Scarlet>Fire from Nassau five nights later is one of the best.

This show was the perfect set for me yesterday. The first set is nice is mellow. The recording is clear. This was prior to Bobby playing rock star. His lyrics were expertly sung. Jerry, for his part, was still sweet sounding. I love that voice.

It occurred to me while listening to this that along with the voices still in their youth, the band had not transitioned to the big sound the 80s would bring. There were not the big crescendos in Jack Straw and Candyman. I heard Brent first in Big River. The dance he used to perform on the keys brings back pleasant memories.

A second set Dancin' opener. Go figure. Never a song that I long for, the boys nailed this. It was uptempo and played well. The segue into Franklin's was nice. Roll away the dew, indeed!

The balance of the show was equally well-played. The Black Peter was so sweet. It is easy to miss Jerry when I hear this.

Thanks for posting this. My ears did enjoy it.

voodoo-chile said...

Hi folks! This is a five stars concert. Great energy and a fine soundboard recording. Me & my uncle,Brown eyed women...The Franklin is fantastic,too. Download!

CBlack said...

I haven't listened to this yet, but I want to be sure to say thanks for posting it. Love your blog.

Zoooma!! said...

CBlack -- Hey Now!

I don't know if you'll be reading this but Thanks for your comments on a few shows recently.

It's always nice to hear a word or two of Thanks for the shows that get posted up here. Comments aren't required every time someone downloads a something, but whenever one occurs, it is appreciated!

Sugarmag and I love to share the tunes and we're glad you dig the blog. Hopefully the future will allow plenty of more shows to be put up for kind folks like yourself to groove to.

If you're ever looking for something in particular within the Dead family, feel free to send an email and I'll be happy to see what I can do for ya!

Thanks again for your comments!

Anonymous said...

Thanks again for a sick show! I am psyched to dl this and get rid the the aud I have been listening to. SW

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

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated