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What year is your favorite to listen to anh why

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:31 pm    Post subject: What year is your favorite to listen to anh why Reply with quote

OK TIZI THIS ONE IS FOR YOU....SINCE YOU GOT ME THINKING ABOUT IT IN ANOTHER ONE OF MY POSTS.

so here is the deal. Tizi reads my posts a lot and whenever I say I'm off to Listen to some 1974 Grateful Dead and he is usually right that I am going to just crawl into myself and listen to DP12. DP12 is clearly my favorite Dick's picks. That being said...I do have to admit that 1974 was probably one of my favorite years

Both of my parents were hippies and they brought me up listening to the Beatles, Cream, Jefferson Airplane, The yardbirds etc, (but the strange part about all this is that they didn't like the Grateful Dead and I had to discover them on my own.

But.....I am a musician and I okay the guitar and bass. I think the reason that 1974 grabs my attention so much is because it is funky, and jazzy, and rock n roll, and just all around fun to listen to. The other reason is because of the jams. When the boys would go off during those 1974 jams I just close my eyes and they always take me to places on my mind that I didn't even know existed. I love all the jams over the years, but it seems like they were experimenting a lot in 1974 (maybe it had to do with the Wall of sound), I don't know but those jams just almost take you yo another level of consciousness.
So that's my story in a nutshell on why I always fallback on 1974. I would love to hear some other stories out there about why a certain year is your "fallback" year. The interesting this is that 1976 was always was "fallback" year until I heard DP12. I always loved 1976 because it was like the band was back on the same stage again, and it was like they were rediscovering who they were. I ALWAYS THOGUHT THAT WAS KIND OF COOL. I know that they had recorded together in the studio but we all know the Grateful Dead is a live band and not a studio band.

Enough about me,,,,let's hear some stories from you guys. This is one of my favorite parts about being a dead....getting to hear the stories from other deadheads.
Mike

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do have still hard time to choose my favourite show mainly because its just cca 2 years that I listen seriously to the GD and most of the things I have learned is here. On the other hand I have discovered DP 12 exactly beacuse it was pointed out in different occasions by colonialsrv ... now I'm not kidding.

I think I am now still in the "discovering" era its like the first 6 months of [CENSORED] with a new girlfriend ... if you know what I mean ....

I started to listen a lot of the 89 era shows, then I started to get too many shows in such short time that I got simply lost ...... so I have started to listen to everything except for the 70 and 71 era shows, mainly because of lack of jams. Now I have sterted to sorta like those shows when I want simple spring shows! Its simply refreshing to hear at Me and Bobby McGee and other songs from this era with no special explorations involves. Sometimes I feel I need this kind of genuine early 70 feels! I hope it makes some sense!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yo bro
Of course it makes sense. It's like when people ask me what my favorite dead show is.....I always have to give the answer....you mean this week right? There could never be a show that I could pick as one show as my favorite....but I get what your saying......the vibe for you right now is some nice early 70s springtime me and Bobby McGee. I so get what your saying.
I SO HOPE PEOPLE RESPOND TO THIS THREAD BECAUSE I THINK IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT YOU ALL ARE THINKING!!!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My parents brought me up on all those same bands, and like you, no GD in their collection! I had to discover them on my own...

The first show I heard on bootleg, 5/8/77 S>F, no kidding.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude,
Koch that's awesome that, that show was your first bootleg heard. What are the circumstances behind that? I mean how did you just happen to stumble on that notorious of a show for your first bootleg GD listening pleasure.
The first bootleg I remember hearing was from 1970, and Pig just got me hooked right away.
It's funny I asked my old man today why he never got into the Grateful Dead growing up.....his response.....you have to understand there was so much good music back then you didn't have time to listen to all of it. He did go out in 1987 and buy In The Dark, because he really liked Touch of Grey.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Within typical show formats and styles from every year, there are appealing quirks that are extremely rewarding, but naturally, they are countered with some grimacing lows. But thre is one year that does not have anything to [CENSORED] about....
1979

Well, at least during the Brent era, and overall i'm a Keith and Donna era fan all the way.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1973 is my personal favorite, tight jazzy jamming with such a good vibe, "the honey year" just drips in grateful deadness, so does every other year but theres just something magical goin on in 73. I love 72 and 74, 74 was an easy contender but i had to go with my gut feeling. Those DS, TOO, Playins(!), and the development of eyes are wonderful, the vibe i get with a 73 show cant be matched by any other year, truely magic was in the air.
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