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3/15/90 - THE Terrapin Station

 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:24 pm    Post subject: 3/15/90 - THE Terrapin Station Reply with quote

This TS is highly regarded, and generally considered their best stab at it.

There was an official release of this show, called Terrapin Station, which was rather limited edition.

Anyhow, the point being... I think that the DRUMMERS should get a lot of credit for pushing Jerry into overdrive... his guitar chords take the cake at the end of the lyrics. It's an odyssey from there.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:15 pm    Post subject: Re: 3/15/90 - THE Terrapin Station Reply with quote

Kochman wrote:
This TS is highly regarded, and generally considered their best stab at it.

There was an official release of this show, called Terrapin Station, which was rather limited edition.

Anyhow, the point being... I think that the DRUMMERS should get a lot of credit for pushing Jerry into overdrive... his guitar chords take the cake at the end of the lyrics. It's an odyssey from there.


I will never forget the tortured look on my middle school classmates' faces when I played this entire Terrapin at the drama class party. We were alternating song choices, and of course the hip hop selections were about 3-4 minutes long. Laughing Even then with my mediocre Maxell XL-II Audience recording, I knew this was a gem. The outtro is just a musical feast for the brain - so melodic. Interesting point about the drummers, Koch - will have to focus on them next time I listen.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, definitely pay attention to the drummers/Jerry's playing during the actual verses of Terrapin... At some point it really just starts clicking, and then doesn't let off for a while.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After the announcement of The Other One Spring 90 Box I revisited this release.


I think a show that gets lost in this run is 3/15, the Terrapin Limited release. I grabbed this when it initially came out and remember being blown away when I first listened to it. I mean it was /is one of my favorite purchases out of all the ones I had up until that point. It's one of the few CD's that I've taken very good care of. The discs were never left out or separated or put on a spindle and the outside sleeve with the turtle driving the train is still remarkably in tact. That's a small miracle in and of itself. Other releases I have are all over the place. The covers are missing or mangled, sets and shows are all mixed together and it would take a pretty big effort for me to go through them all and get them organized.

I'm sure the " Limited " part may have played a subconscious role. I didn't go out of my way to keep them together it was just something that sort of happened. Dozin at the Knick and Without A Net were already out so there was a representation of that era available. Those discs are all separated on on spindles somewhere. Dozin was especially tasty but it was not a full show. I'm not particularly picky about having to listen to a whole show. I pick and choose all the time. For some reason this release stood out and remained together.

Everyone had a tune or two on there. The setlist was definitely a winner ( I Will Put You To Sleep not included but at least it was short). First set was definitely on point with good versions Jack Straw, Sugaree, Tom Thumb's Blues. Second set gets off to a blast with a sweet China>Rider and Samson. The Terrapin is about as good as it gets with some deep spacey exploration thrown in there for fun. The back part of the show is pretty standard but each tune was nailed nicely. The Revolution encore was pretty rare and welcomed in my book. Over all from beginning to end this is a damn fine show that gets forgotten about.

It was " Limited" after all, but I see that it is still available at the GD store at the high price of $37.50!!! That's pretty steep compared to other releases and I'm sure that hurt it's popularity somewhat. It was also released in '97 so as far as I know that SHOULD have kept it off the Archive.( I'm not sure if that's the case though) That would have hurt it's accessibility for the common folk. It's a very easy show to overlook with the other official releases from this era. Dozin' and Without A Net were more likely to be purchased and circulated. The glory of Nassau and Branford also takes a lot of attention from this show as well.

This show is kind of a stowed away nugget. It's been a long time since I broke it out and finally got around to digitalizing it tonight. At some point, hopefully sooner rather than later, my whole collection of CD's will join it, all compressed into the size of a thumb-drive ( or smaller). I'll probably end up either giving them away or placing them out on the street for someone to pick through. I'm tired of lugging the boxes and containers of CD's around and they take up a shitload of space. However, I think I'll keep this one tucked in it's blue turtle engineer slipcover. It's earned it's place.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice post.
I will start by saying, I haven't listened to it in a while.
I somehow remember, vaguely, that I thought it was rather mediocre until that TS just went off the rails.

I believe Swami was at this.

Were you?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kochman wrote:
Nice post.
I will start by saying, I haven't listened to it in a while.
I somehow remember, vaguely, that I thought it was rather mediocre until that TS just went off the rails.

I believe Swami was at this.

Were you?


Me? No, although this show was in my neck of the woods I didn't go. 89 was the year I probably saw the most shows. My grades suffered as a result. After the New Year's run in 89 I had to take some time off from going to Dead shows or I would have been bounced from school.

I was kind of living on both coasts at the time. My folks lived in Marin but I went to college back East. I would come home for the summer. I hit a bunch of JGB shows in the Bay Area in the summer of 90, The Warfield, The Greek, maybe an Orpheum show or two, I'd have to look them up. Those were home shows for me and I could just go home after the show.

I did start going to shows again in 91 though. Greensboro, The Omni and Charlotte, etc and caught them when I could up until after the 93 Spring tour. It was over for me after that.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right on. I remain jealous of those of you who saw so many shows... having only seen two at the tail end of things.
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