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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:04 am    Post subject: A Really Nasty Caution Reply with quote

So I was lumbering through my collection and rembered reading something about the Caution from the Fillmore West Complete recordings Bonus Disc. I had never listened to it before this morning.......It is a furious smokin Jam....Shit exploding everywhere, this one is the real deal.......It actually is from 6/14/68 Fillmore East, and I read it was their first official show there....
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The quality of the recording is poor but listenable.....The more I am reading about this show right now the more I want a good copy of it...This cover insert was posted over at LMA.......This show is from outer space Shocked Give the bonus disc version a listen, its worth it!


<a href="http://s714.photobucket.com/albums/ww143/daliguana1/?action=view&current=gd680614_front.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww143/daliguana1/gd680614_front.jpg" border="0" alt="1968-06-14.f"></a>
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is absolutely a monster show. I think the sound quality is actually quite good, considering. It's heavily saturated and the vocals are distant, but it is certainly no chore to listen to, I find it enjoyable.

This show seems to get short shrift for some reason. What we have is the best example of a show between the March Carousel shows and the late August California shows. This was a key period in the development of the band. By the August shows the Dead were well on their way to becoming the band documented on Live Dead. In March, they were still finding their voice. On top of this, 6/14/68 is insanely aggressive for the Dead, perhaps an attempt to conquer New York on the first visit, or a reaction to nervousness and an entirely different energy from the crowd that they were used to.

All in all, this is a key show, and one of my favorites from any era.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed about the show. A former poster at the LMA forum said that he helped tape the whole show, but the tape of the first set (which had a Dark Star) was lost. Which is very sad, but it must have been common in the days before Dead trading-circles were set up in the '70s; tapers had nobody to trade shows with, and their tapes were usually of lousy quality anyway, so many tapes must have just been erased or forgotten over the years. (That was even the fate of many of Marty Weinberg's tapes, though for different reasons.)

Anyway, this was nowhere near the Dead's first NY show. That was at Tompkins Square Park on June 1, 1967; then they played a whole run of shows at the Cafe au Go Go in early June '67. Then they came back in December '67 and played several shows after Christmas at the Village Theater, which became the Fillmore East -- apparently there were holes in the roof, and it snowed on them during the shows! And then they came back in May '68 and played a run at the Electric Circus, and a couple universities.
So the Fillmore East June '68 shows were actually their fourth trip to NYC.
No telling why this show is so wild - perhaps it had something to do with the headlining group, the Jeff Beck Group.
We have fragments of other shows taped around this time, and they're more laid-back:
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

light into ashes wrote:
Agreed about the show. A former poster at the LMA forum said that he helped tape the whole show, but the tape of the first set (which had a Dark Star) was lost. Which is very sad, but it must have been common in the days before Dead trading-circles were set up in the '70s; tapers had nobody to trade shows with, and their tapes were usually of lousy quality anyway, so many tapes must have just been erased or forgotten over the years. (That was even the fate of many of Marty Weinberg's tapes, though for different reasons.)

Anyway, this was nowhere near the Dead's first NY show. That was at Tompkins Square Park on June 1, 1967; then they played a whole run of shows at the Cafe au Go Go in early June '67. Then they came back in December '67 and played several shows after Christmas at the Village Theater, which became the Fillmore East -- apparently there were holes in the roof, and it snowed on them during the shows! And then they came back in May '68 and played a run at the Electric Circus, and a couple universities.
So the Fillmore East June '68 shows were actually their fourth trip to NYC.
No telling why this show is so wild - perhaps it had something to do with the headlining group, the Jeff Beck Group.
We have fragments of other shows taped around this time, and they're more laid-back:
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LiA, look before you leap(sigh).....All I said was that it was their first official gig at The Fillmore East. I never said it was their first time playing NYC or even the first time playing that building. Bill Graham bought it and it became The Fillmore East in March of '68.....
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

skobud wrote:
LiA, look before you leap(sigh).....All I said was that it was their first official gig at The Fillmore East. I never said it was their first time playing NYC or even the first time playing that building. Bill Graham bought it and it became The Fillmore East in March of '68.....


I think he was just referring to my aversion to proof reading and fact checking. Good catch.

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