Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Just like in the Fillmore movie!"

Grateful Dead Skull & Roses100 Days of the Dead
Day
60 61 (i keep losing track)

Grateful Dead -- October 24, 1972
Performing Arts Center -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin

aka 10-24-72 aka 10/24/72 aka 72-10-24 setlist & mp3 download
Set 2 (partial): Truckin'-> Drums-> The Other One->
"Philo Stomp"-> Space-> He's Gone-> The Other One


Encore
: Casey Jones, Johnny B. Goode

This all that exists for this date. According to Deadlists, a few songs were played to start set two but nothing is even known about the first set.

Truckin' makes me wanna get up and dance -- soooo good. The Other One makes me wanna float off to Never Never Land... unfortunately there's a harsh cut at the 6:08 mark. Ouch. No, I mean -- OUCH! Oh well. The "Philo Stomp" makes this recording worth it. Mannn... so damn cool.

For anyone wondering: "Philo Stomp," named by David Gans and Dick Latvala, is a catchy tune with riffs that highlight Lesh's facility playing chords on the bass. I mean, his playing goes to the point of suggesting, "Who the hell needs guitarists, anyway?!" The chord areas are D, A, G, B, E, A, and back to D. Bass players should have fun discovering how Lesh "voices" this one. [Taping Compendium, Volume 1]

That romp leads into a "Space" begins much more like a jam than something way out there in the heavens floating around amongst planets, satellites, and UFO's and such. It gets to that place, though: Jerry's playing with perfectly odd bits from Phil & Bob intertwined gives this a trippy quality that is outstanding. And then the drop off into He's Gone -- breathtaking. Wow. After a brief wrap-up of The Other One the set seemingly comes to an end, perhaps abruptly with an equipment malfunction.

The first half of the encore, Casey Jones, picks up a lot of steam to get the crowd ready for the rockin' Johnny B. Goode to close things out. For some reason, during the opening, Bobby yells out: "Just like in the Fillmore movie." And finally here I can hear Keith.

Overall this is a really
nice hour and eleven minutes of music!

The recording isn't the crispest but it's not terrible. It's gorgeously mixed, methinks -- perfect parts Jer, Phil & Bob on rhythm. (But am I wondering if Keith is sick or something 'cause hearing him is impossible.)


Source: Soundboard>
Master Reel> cassette>
CDR> SHN

Audio Quality
10/24/72 @ Archive.org:

The SBD for
Listening Only.
TINY STEAL YOUR FACE -- Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Keith Godchaux, Donna Godchaux, Bill Kreutzmann.  No Ron Pigpen McKernan, Mickey Hart, Tom Constanten, Bruce Hornsby, Vince Welnick, Brent Mydland.  Songs by John Barlow and Robert Hunter.  No songs by Bob Dylan.  No John Kahn or Maria Muldaur.  No Melvin Seals or Merl Saunders. Download Here TINY STEAL YOUR FACE -- Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Keith Godchaux, Donna Godchaux, Bill Kreutzmann.  No Ron Pigpen McKernan, Mickey Hart, Tom Constanten, Bruce Hornsby, Vince Welnick, Brent Mydland.  Songs by John Barlow and Robert Hunter.  No songs by Bob Dylan.  No John Kahn or Maria Muldaur.  No Melvin Seals or Merl Saunders.

10/24/72 Milwaukee

Grateful Dead 10/24/72 Milwaukee Performing Arts Center

4 comments:

Adam said...

SMOKIN' ARTWORK! Oh, and did I mention the music? Nice pick Zoooma (Dick, David, the serendipity of it all)! Adam

Nazz Nomad said...

we're better than the Dead:
we're hairier
uglier
meaner
and we all hate heroin AND chocolate doughnuts!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4HFp2mgM4A

Anonymous said...

Oh, glory, thanks so much for this--I was at this show (yes, I'm THAT old). Phil was particularly jovial that night, even more than usual, and spent a lot of time joking and toying with the crowd.

A humble request: Any chance of posting the show from 10/25/73 in Madison, complete or not? Dick Latvala called it "one of the all-time, out-of-this-world kind of shows" (Archive), but I haven't been able to find a listenable copy anywhere. Thanks! - Marco

Johnny Fever said...

Once again, Zooma delivers! I can't even begin to say thanks enough for all you do. So much incredible music...thank you!!!

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

 
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