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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:06 pm    Post subject: Required Listening - Post your lists Reply with quote

Rules
-Post as many shows from any period as you like
-These should basically be all your favorite shows

So, rather than a new top 50, because frankly we don't have enough voters to do it, I had another idea I brainstormed with Gopher a bit. Everyone should post some lists here... more perspectives equals more coverage equals increased knowledge by all.

A "required listening" list... recommended I guess. This way, we are not limited in number, and we can go back and add or remove as we see fit, because I know I find new great shows all the time since the renaissance that is the Archive came around, plus tips from other folks, etc. I am sure you do too.

So, here is my list, to be edited until they shut the site down... Obviously some are no-brainers, and some are missing due to CRS, but maybe some folks can cherry pick a few from me, and others... Throw you own lists up too.

10/22/67
2/14/68, 10/12/68, 10/13/68
11/8/69, 12/31/69
5/2/70, 11/8/70
5/26/72, 8/27/72, 9/16/72, 9/21/72, 9/27/72
2/9/73, 5/26/73, 6/10/73, 10/19/73, 10/21/73, 10/25/73, 11/11/73, 11/14/73, 11/17/73, 12/10/73, 12/19/73
2/23/74, 3/23/74, 6/23/74, 6/26/74, 6/28/74, 10/18/74, 10/19/74
3/23/75, 8/13/75
7/18/76
2/26/77, 5/5/77, 5/8/77, 11/4/77
11/20/78, 12/30/78
8/12/79, 9/2/79, 10/25/79, 10/31/79, 11/5/79, 12/1/79, 12/26/79, 12/28/79
5/1/80, 5/10/80, 5/12/80, 6/8/80, 6/12/80, 8/27/80, 9/6/80, 11/29/80
3/28/81, 5/6/81, 5/16/81, 7/4/81, 10/2/81, 10/6/81, 10/19/81, 12/26/81, 12/31/81
4/17/82, 4/19/82, 9/17/82, 10/9/82, 10/10/82
9/6/83, 9/10/83, 9/11/83, 10/11/83, 10/12/83, 10/15/83, 10/31/83
4/1/84, 4/7/84, 4/13/84, 6/30/84, 7/15/84, 10/12/84, 10/20/84, 11/2/84, 11/3/84, 12/31/84
3/31/85, 4/28/85, 6/25/85, 9/7/85, 10/25/85, 11/1/85, 11/21/85
2/14/86, 4/21/86, 4/22/86
4/6/87, 5/2/87, 5/10/87, 6/13/87, 7/8/87, 8/12/87, 12/27/87, 12/31/87
4/1/88, 6/23/88, 6/28/88, 6/30/88, 7/15/88, 7/31/88
6/21/89, 7/4/89, 7/7/89, 7/15/89, 7/17/89, 10/16/89, 10/25/89, 10/26/89
3/22/90, 3/28/90, 3/29/90, 7/6/90, 7/12/90, 7/19/90, 9/16/90, 9/19/90, 12/12/90
3/21/91, 6/9/91, 6/14/91, 6/17/91, 6/24/91, 6/25/91, 8/16/91, 9/10/91, 9/20/91
6/8/92, 6/22/92
3/17/93, 3/27/93, 6/11/93, 8/21/93, 8/22/93, 9/13/93, 9/22/93
3/21/94, 10/5/94
2/21/95, 3/23/95


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All studio's that are not live...I have been surprised over the years how many have not listened to so many.....So important to understanding the band, this is real knowledge.......Ill start there.....
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

skobud wrote:
.So important to understanding the band, this is real knowledge


Can you please elaborate on that, because i'm confused.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gopher wrote:
skobud wrote:
.So important to understanding the band, this is real knowledge


Can you please elaborate on that, because i'm confused.


I think what sko is saying is that listening to the studio releases sheds alot of insight on where the band was in their evolution and because it focuses on the songs, you kind of get the "raw material" that we are so used to hearing in a live format. or something like that.. Sherlock

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can agree with that. I don't make a study of the studio stuff, but before I had all the live shows at my disposal, I listened to the studio stuff, albeit less entertaining. It is a good building block, and does show their evolution in distinct blocks rather than the flowing mass of shows.

For example... American Beauty and Workingman's Dead where a HUGE detour from Anthem and Aoxomoxoa... and Wake of the Flood was a blend of those (I feel, getting back to basics, but keeping in touch with Americana)... Then you get to Shakedown St, which was totally the dawn of the Disco Dead, followed up by the Go To Heaven super disco... Then you hit In The Dark... 80s baby...

I left out a few albums purposely, because though I enjoy them, they were not such huge mile posts as the ones above seem to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude,
You hit it right on the head.....You can hear right where they are at.....A perfect example would be Wake of the Flood, Mars Hotel and Blues for Allah.....OR, Workingman's Dead and American Beauty.......OR, Anthem of the Sun and AOXOMOXOA.........PEace
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread is not easy. I will add one show a day.

Day 1: 6/9/77 Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA
Day 2: 11/9/79 Buffalo Auditorium - Buffalo, NY
Day 3: 9/22/91 Boston Garden - Boston, MA
Day 4: 5/21/77 Lakeland Civic Center - Lakeland, FL
Day 5: 8/1/73 Roosevelt Stadium - Jersey City, NJ
Day 6: 7/31/82 Manor Downs - Austin, TX
Day 7: 6/26/76 Auditorium Theatre - Chicago, IL
Day 8: 4/21/78 Rupp Arena - Lexington, KY
Day 9: 12/28/79 Oakland Autitorium - Oakland, CA

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gopher wrote:
This thread is not easy. I will add one show a day.

Day 1: 6/9/77 Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA


You just made this thread historic.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

skobud wrote:
Dude,
You hit it right on the head.....You can hear right where they are at.....A perfect example would be Wake of the Flood, Mars Hotel and Blues for Allah.....OR, Workingman's Dead and American Beauty.......OR, Anthem of the Sun and AOXOMOXOA.........PEace


I think Terrapin Station reflected where they were at in 77.
A lot more polished, rythmically driven. too bad the album is overproduced and has the pussified version of Dancin on it.

I need to start my list. one day.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duderino wrote:
skobud wrote:
Dude,
You hit it right on the head.....You can hear right where they are at.....A perfect example would be Wake of the Flood, Mars Hotel and Blues for Allah.....OR, Workingman's Dead and American Beauty.......OR, Anthem of the Sun and AOXOMOXOA.........PEace


I think Terrapin Station reflected where they were at in 77.
A lot more polished, rythmically driven. too bad the album is overproduced and has the pussified version of Dancin on it.

I need to start my list. one day.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm this may take awhile...I will start to compile my list
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kochman wrote:
Gopher wrote:
This thread is not easy. I will add one show a day.

Day 1: 6/9/77 Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA


You just made this thread historic.


Once I get to day 50 I am going to rank them Shocked Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:07 am    Post subject: req'd?? Reply with quote

Top 100 ! (not ranked)

02-14-70, 05-02-70
08-27-72, 11-19-72, 12-11-72
02-09-73, 03-24-73, 11-21-73
05-14-74, 06-18-74, 06-28-74
08-13-75
07-18-76, 09-28-76
02-26-77, 06-09-77, 11-04-77
04-21-78, 10-20-78, 11-23-78
08-12-79, 09-02-79, 11-29-79, 12-03-79, 12-28-79
05-16-80, 09-06-80, 10-30-80, 11-29-80, 11-30-80
05-02-81, 05-09-81, 07-05-81, 08-28-81, 10-08-81, 12-02-81
02-20-82, 04-17-82, 04-19-82, 08-03-82, 08-10-82, 09-20-82, 11-26-82
04-12-83, 06-21-83, 06-27-83, 10-15-83, 10-31-83
04-07-84, 05-08-84, 06-09-84, 06-30-84, 07-04-84, 10-05-84, 10-20-84, 10-28-84, 10-30-84, 11-02-84
04-07-85, 04-14-85, 06-24-85, 06-25-85, 09-11-85, 11-16-85, 11-20-85
03-23-86, 05-10-86
05-02-87, 11-15-87
04-07-88, 06-28-88, 06-30-88, 07-30-88
06-21-89, 07-15-89, 10-09-89, 10-25-89
03-15-90, 03-26-90, 06-17-90, 07-12-90, 07-18-90, 09-08-90, 11-01-90
03-25-91, 06-14-91, 06-24-91, 08-16-91
03-03-92, 06-08-92
03-25-93, 05-27-93, 06-11-93, 06-23-93, 09-13-93, 12-19-93
07-20-94, 09-17-94, 10-18-94
03-23-95

Top 25 (ranked):

1. 04-07-84 Irvine Meadows (essence of Swami Dead)
2. 10-31-83 Marin County (energizer Jerry never lets down)
3. 08-03-82 Starlight Ampitheatre (favorite Shakedown St.)
4. 07-12-90 R.F.K. Stadium (epic Foolish-DarkStar)
5. 11-29-80 Alligator Alley (timeless classic-my intro to 80s GD)
6. 05-09-81 Nassau (the show that's got it all)
7. 08-12-79 Red Rocks (Estimated-Eyes-Orbital)
8. 11-19-72 Hoffheinz Pavilion (fierce early Jerry and Phil execution)
9. 05-02-87 Frost Ampitheatre (epic Morning Dew; late-80s at its best)
10. 06-09-84 Cal Expo ( dark Playin-ChinaDoll-Playin-D/S-Playin-Peter)
11. 11-20-85 Henry J. Kaiser (Sailor-Saint-Terrapin-Jam..)
12. 05-14-74 Adams Field House (WRS-LIG-DarkStar-Tiger-ChinaDoll)
13. 06-21-83 Merriweather Post Pavilion (Terrapin-Estimated-Eyes)
14. 07-05-81 Zoo Ampitheatre (funked out Shakedown)
15. 10-08-81 The Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark (Scarlet-Fire Playin-Terrapin)
16. 09-08-90 Richfield Coliseum (Eyes-Estimated-Terrapin)
17. 12-19-93 Oakland Coliseum Arena (Jerry makes up for vocal difficulty)
18. 10-18-94 Madison Square Garden (Truckin-D/S-DaysBetween)
19. 10-25-89 Miami Arena (Playin-UJB-Playin-SOTM-Truckin...)
20. 11-29-79 Public Hall (Shakedown-Samson tradition begins)
21. 02-26-77 Swing Auditorium (unheralded Sugaree)
22. 06-23-93 Deer Creek (Terrapin-InsaneJam-D/S-DarkStar)
23. 11-26-82 Montego Bay (awesome Scarlet-Fire)
24. 07-18-90 Deer Creek (underrated giant show from Brent's last tour)
25. 04-07-88 The Centrum (wild Bobby show)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Partial list so far....
3/18/67

10/22/67

2/14/68, 10/12/68

2/27-3/2/69, 2/15/69, 6/7/69, 4/26/69, 6/27/69, 10/25/69, 12/31/69

1/16/70, 2/11-13-14/70, 4/15/70, 5/2/70, 5/15/70, 7/14/70, 9/20/70, 11/8/70, 12/28/70

2/18/71, 4/17/71, 4/5/71, 4/29/71, 8/6/71, 8/26/71, 11/7/71, 11/15/71, 12/5/71, 12/10/71, 12/15/71

4/8/72, 5/11/72, 5/26/72, 7/18/72, 8/27/72, 9/17/72, 9/21/72, 9/28/72, 10/18/72, 11/17/72, 12/31/72

2/15/73, 2/28/73, 3/26/73, 3/30/73, 4/2/73, 5/26/73, 6/22/73, 7/1/73, 8/1/73, 9/11/73, 10/30/73, 11/9/73, 11/11/73, 11/20&21/73, 11/30 through 12/2/73

2/23/74. 2/24/74, 5/19/74, 5/25/74, 6/16/74 (maybe my favorite Playin and CCS>IKYR of the K&D era,) 6/18/74, 6/26/74, 6/38/74, 6/30/74 - a favorite that never disappoints. Playin>UJB>Playin to end the first set???
7/25/74, 7/29/74, 8/5/74, 8/6/74, 9/10/74, 10/17/74, 10/19/74

9/28/75

1976 - 6/11, 6/12 6/14, 6/19, 6/29, 7/16,17&18 (natch)
8/4, 9/24, 9/25, 9/27!!!, 9/28, 9/30, 10/1, 10/9, 10/10, 10/15, 12/31 (OK, so thats pretty much the entire fall tour)

1977- 2/26, 2/27, 3/18-19-20, 4/23, 4/27, the whole month of May, 6/4, 6/7, 6/8, 6/9, 9/3, 9/29 Very Happy , 10/1, 10/11, 10/16, 10/29, 11/1, 11/2, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 12/27, 12/29

1978 - 1/11, 1/22, 1/31, 4/12, 4/16, 4/21, 4/24, 5/7, 5/11, 5/14, 6/4, 6/25, 7/7, 7/8, 9/2,
10/21, 11/20, 11/21, 11/24, 12/16, 12/19, 12/28, 12/30

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I counted my recommendations last night, 145...



Anyhow, it is good to see some lists getting put together here. It is interesting also to see some overlap... keep them coming folks, don't be shy.
If the only shows you want to recommend are from one period, that is fine and dandy too!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kochman wrote:
Duderino wrote:
skobud wrote:
Dude,
You hit it right on the head.....You can hear right where they are at.....A perfect example would be Wake of the Flood, Mars Hotel and Blues for Allah.....OR, Workingman's Dead and American Beauty.......OR, Anthem of the Sun and AOXOMOXOA.........PEace


I think Terrapin Station reflected where they were at in 77.
A lot more polished, rythmically driven. too bad the album is overproduced and has the pussified version of Dancin on it.

I need to start my list. one day.


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I missed this uitl now - thanks Koch!! - note the change in my signature at the bottom- ala REM..

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skobud wrote:
All studio's that are not live...I have been surprised over the years how many have not listened to so many.....So important to understanding the band, this is real knowledge.......Ill start there.....


used to listen to studio stuff all the time, but hardly every anymore. not sure if i can go back. i like workingman's dead every once in a while. certain tracks on american beauty (attics). mars hotel for the phil tunes. it's so hard to justify listening to that sutff when you've got the treasure trove that is archive.org.
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snow_and_rain wrote:
skobud wrote:
All studio's that are not live...I have been surprised over the years how many have not listened to so many.....So important to understanding the band, this is real knowledge.......Ill start there.....


used to listen to studio stuff all the time, but hardly every anymore. not sure if i can go back. i like workingman's dead every once in a while. certain tracks on american beauty (attics). mars hotel for the phil tunes. it's so hard to justify listening to that sutff when you've got the treasure trove that is archive.org.


Agreed. I haven't listened to a studio album in probably a decade. But, when I was first learning to love the Dead, they were key.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:13 am    Post subject: Re: Required Listening - Post your lists Reply with quote

Kochman wrote:
Rules

-So, here is my list, to be edited until they shut the site down... Obviously some are no-brainers, and some are missing due to CRS, but maybe some folks can cherry pick a few from me, and others... Throw you own lists up too.

10/22/67
2/14/68, 10/12/68, 10/13/68
11/8/69, 12/31/69
5/2/70, 11/8/70
5/26/72, 8/27/72, 9/16/72, 9/21/72, 9/27/72
2/9/73, 5/26/73, 6/10/73, 10/19/73, 10/21/73, 10/25/73, 11/11/73, 11/14/73, 11/17/73, 12/10/73, 12/19/73
2/23/74, 3/23/74, 6/23/74, 6/26/74, 6/28/74, 10/18/74, 10/19/74
3/23/75, 8/13/75
7/18/76
2/26/77, 5/5/77, 5/8/77, 11/4/77
11/20/78, 12/30/78
8/12/79, 9/2/79, 10/25/79, 10/31/79, 11/5/79, 12/1/79, 12/26/79, 12/28/79
5/1/80, 5/10/80, 5/12/80, 6/8/80, 6/12/80, 8/27/80, 9/6/80, 11/29/80
3/28/81, 5/6/81, 5/16/81, 7/4/81, 10/2/81, 10/6/81, 10/19/81, 12/26/81, 12/31/81
4/17/82, 4/19/82, 9/17/82, 10/9/82, 10/10/82
9/6/83, 9/10/83, 9/11/83, 10/11/83, 10/12/83, 10/15/83, 10/31/83
4/1/84, 4/7/84, 4/13/84, 6/30/84, 7/15/84, 10/12/84, 10/20/84, 11/2/84, 11/3/84, 12/31/84
3/31/85, 4/28/85, 6/25/85, 9/7/85, 10/25/85, 11/1/85, 11/21/85
2/14/86, 4/21/86, 4/22/86
4/6/87, 5/2/87, 5/10/87, 6/13/87, 7/8/87, 8/12/87, 12/27/87, 12/31/87
4/1/88, 6/23/88, 6/28/88, 6/30/88, 7/15/88, 7/31/88
6/21/89, 7/4/89, 7/7/89, 7/15/89, 7/17/89, 10/16/89, 10/25/89, 10/26/89
3/22/90, 3/28/90, 3/29/90, 7/6/90, 7/12/90, 7/19/90, 9/16/90, 9/19/90, 12/12/90
3/21/91, 6/9/91, 6/14/91, 6/17/91, 6/24/91, 6/25/91, 8/16/91, 9/10/91, 9/20/91
6/8/92, 6/22/92
3/17/93, 3/27/93, 6/11/93, 8/21/93, 8/22/93, 9/13/93, 9/22/93
3/21/94, 10/5/94
2/21/95, 3/23/95


Hey Kochman - I was just checking out some older posts, and saw this one. What does the color coding mean? Is it some sort of rating for the show?
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I just used the colors to emphasize the break between years... the bold face on the other hand... that means I REALLY LIKE those shows..
I need to be updating this...

Sorry I never was very clear about how I presented it.
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i will start this and attempt to be somewhat chronological and orderly while clearly expressing the caveat that it will probably be something i change constantly and never actually finish.

10-12-68 11-8-69 8-18-70 11-8-70 4-6-71 4-14-72 5-3-72 5-18-72 9-27-72
2-9-73 2-15-73
3-19-73 5-26-73 6-22-73 7-27-73 7-31-73 8-1-73 9-11-73 11-9-73 11-10-73
11-11-73 11-30-73 12-2-73
6-8-74 6-18-74
6-22-74 8-6-74 9-10-74 10-16-74 9-28-75 6-3-76 10-9-76 10-10-76
4-30-77 5-7-77 5-8-77 5-9-77 6-7-77
9-3-77 11-4-77 1-22-78 7-7-78 7-8-78 12-16-78 12-31-78
11-5-79 5-4-80 5-10-80 10-11-80 10-31-80
11-29-80 2-26-81 2-27-81 2-28-81 3-3-81
2-16-82 2-17-82 4-19-82 8-3-82 12-30-82
9-4-83 9-6-83 9-7-83 9-8-83 9-10-83 9-11-83 9-13-83 9-18-83 10-11-83
10-31-83
4-1-84 7-13-84 10-12-84 12-31-84 6-30-85 10-28-85 3-29-87 4-3-87 3-27-88
7-31-88 7-7-89 12-6-89 3-29-90 9-19-90
9-20-90 6-17-91 3-5-92 12-11-92 12-12-93 12-13-93
9-28-94 6-18-95.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dylan&theded wrote:
i will start this and attempt to be somewhat chronological and orderly while clearly expressing the caveat that it will probably be something i change constantly and never actually finish.

Yeah, it really is an impossible, but fun mission...
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for example once my winterland 73 comes in the mail this list will have a lot more additions
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Would be good to see some more lists here...
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I see I am the only one updating their list here.

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Gopher wrote:
This thread is not easy. I will add one show a day.

Day 1: 6/9/77 Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA
Day 5: 8/1/73 Roosevelt Stadium - Jersey City, NJ
Day 7: 6/26/76 Auditorium Theatre - Chicago, IL


Nice to see three of these ten on your list to be shows we rocked out to last week at my little abode! Cool

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This is my quick & dirty top-of-my-head list. As this is also my first post, I figure it'd give you a fair idea of what I like.

1968- 2-22>2-24, 10-13
1969- 2-28, 3-1, 6-7 (for Janis)
1970- 2/13, 5-2, 5-6
1971 - April Manhattan Center run, 11-7
1972 - 8-27, 5-11, 8-22, 9-27
1973- 2-9, 2-15, 5-26, 6-10, 7-27, 8-1, November
1974- 5-19, 6-18, 6-28, 7-19, The last shows
1975- 9-28
1976- 6-29, 9-25
1978- 4-12, 4-15, 4-16, 12-31
1980- 10-31
1981- 5-5, 5-6
1982- 8-6 (Really just for the Bird Song), 8-7
1985- June Berkeley shows, 6-30, 9-3, 9-15, 11-1
1989- 10-8, 10-9, 10-16
1991- 6-14, 10-31


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Hey there Jimmy! Good to have you!
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I'm procrastinating like a motherf, so here's what I've got after 15 minutes of soul searching. Not the "best" shows, just the ones I keep returning to. Full disclosure: In this miracle age of every show available instantly, I rarely listen to whole shows anymore. It's not that I skip all the songs I don't love, but more that I look for sequences or jams that strike me as particularly powerful and zeroing in on those. As will be clear, I am a 72-73 man through and through, and wish I had the time to just listen to a 3.5-4 hour show from top to bottom, but I never ever do. If it's just for background listening, I'm more likely to throw on some JGB than the GD. Anyway:

69: 2/27-3/1, 4/22, 6/5, 11/8
70: 2/13-14, 5/2, 6/24, 9/20, 11/5,6,8, 12/15 (think of it as Hartbeats+Crosby and it counts)
71: 11/15, 12/31
72: 4/8, 4/24, 4/26, 5/10, 5/25-26, 8/21-27, 9/21, 9/24, 9/26-28, 10/18, 11/13, 11/17, 12/31
73: most of Feb-March (in particular 2/15, 2/19, 2/26, 3/16, 3/22, 3/24, 3/26, 3/28, 4/2), 5/20&26, 6/10,22,26, 6/29-7/1, 7/27, 8/1, 9/7, 10/25, 10/29, 11/11, 11/17, 11/30, 12/2, 12/6, 12/19
74: 5/25, 6/16,18,23,28,30, 8/6, 9/11, 9/18, 10/16,18,19
75: 3/23, 8/13
76: 6/9, 7/17-18, 9/27-28, 10/1,3, 10/9-10, 12/31
77: 2/26, 3/20, 5/8,17,19,22, 6/9, 10/11, 10/29, 11/4-5, 12/27
78: 1/22, 2/5, 5/14, 7/8, 9/2, 12/31
79: 10/27, 11/5, 12/26

80-88: I have to admit that I ignored much of the 80's until the past 3-4 years due to my aversion to most 80's sbds. The flood of quality auds on archive changed that, but for the majority of my Dead listening career, I didn't have access to piles of strong fob's. So I'll give the nod to these as ones I've enjoyed for a while now:
9/2/80, 9/12/81, 9/26/81, 12/31/81, 9/6/83, 10/14-15/83, 10/12/84, 10/20/84, 6/30/85
89: 7/17, 10/16, 10/26
90: 3/29, 9/18-20
91: 9/10
94: 10/14 - this sticks out like a sore thumb, but I wore this second set into the ground for a few years. Dunno what it was about it. Maybe it had something to do with Jerry kicking off the Scarlet jam by quoting the same theme he uses in the 2/15/73 HC Sunshine
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Made some painful subtractions in order for necessary additions to make it in my Top 100. I encourage everyone to keep a list here, as it is a fun resource for yourself as far as a "rotation," but also for others that may seek your recommendation in a certain era.

My list is not a pure "best of" at all, but is maintained with the following priorities:

1. Era of Show (number of shows per year represent taste in eras)
2. Stands out amongst it's peers (same month or tour) based on performance.
3. Setlist strength.
4. Sound quality of best available recording.
5. Setlist different from other top 100 selections in same period (for rotational variety).
6. Underdog factor (Swami Pick wins tiebreak against highly-popular show).
7. Sentimental Value

Realizing that the above is purely subjective and could be picked apart on many levels by the harsh critics here at the Pub, I have lots of fun with the Swami Top 100 and have to say I'm proud of it.

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I've been compiling a list for quite a while. I'll post one soon.
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snow_and_rain wrote:
I've been compiling a list for quite a while. I'll post one soon.



Lookin forward to it.

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oh man. i hope this list isn't too long.

10/22/67

2/14/68, 8/24/68

2/27/69, 2/28/69, 3/2/69, 4/21/69, 4/27/69, 6/28/69, 11/8/69

2/11/70, 2/13/70, 2/14/70, 5/2/70, 6/7/70, 6/24/70, 9/19/70, 11/8/70

2/18/71, 3/18/71, 4/26/71, 4/29/71, 8/6/71, 12/15/71

4/8/72, 4/29/72, 5/4/72, 5/26/72, 8/27/72, 9/21/72, 9/28/72, 10/18/72

2/15/73, 2/28/73, 3/24/73, 3/28/73, 3/31/73, 4/2/73, 6/10/73, 10/29/73, 11/9/73,
11/11/73, 11/14/73, 12/6/73

2/24/74, 3/23/74, 6/16/74, 6/18/74, 6/23/74, 6/30/74, 7/19/74, 8/6/74, 10/17/74, 10/19/74

6/17/75, 8/13/75

6/3/76, 7/17/76, 9/24/76, 9/27/76, 10/1/76, 10/9/76, 10/15/76, 12/31/76

2/26/77, 5/4/77, 5/5/77, 5/7/77, 5/8/77, 5/9/77, 5/19/77, 5/21/77, 5/22/77, 6/7/77, 6/8/77, 6/9/77, 10/2/77, 10/11/77, 10/12/77, 11/4/77, 11/6/77, 12/29/77

2/3/78, 4/16/78, 5/14/78, 7/8/78, 10/20/78, 10/22/78 11/20/78, 11/23/78, 12/16/78 12/31/78

1/15/79, 5/5/79, 10/27/79, 11/1/79, 11/5/79, 11/9/79, 12/1/79, 12/26/79, 12/28/79

5/6/80, 5/10/80, 5/12/80, 6/21/81, 9/6/80

3/24/81, 5/6/81, 12/26/81, 12/31/81,

4/17/82, 8/7/82, 9/21/82, 10/10/82

6/18/83, 10/14/83, 10/15/83, 10/21/83

3/31/84, 4/20/84, 7/13/84, 10/12/84, 11/2/84, 12/31/84

3/10/85, 3/28/85, 3/31/85, 6/24/85, 6/30/85, 9/3/85 10/29/85, 11/1/85, 12/30/85,

3/27/86

3/31/87, 9/18/87, 9/19/87

3/27/88, 7/2/88, 7/29/88, 12/28/88

7/4/89, 7/7/89, 10/9/89, 10/16/89, 10/18/89, 10/26/89

3/15/90, 3/19/90, 3/24/90, 3/25/90, 3/28/90, 3/29/90, 4/3/90, 6/9/90, 6/16/90, 7/6/90 7/12/90, 7/18/90, 9/12/90, 9/16/90, 9/18/90, 9/19/90, 9/20/90, 12/31/90

3/31/91, 6/17/91, 6/20/91, 9/10/91, 9/25/91, 9/26/91, 10/31/91

5/31/92, 6/8/92, 12/6/92

5/26/93, 6/23/93

6/26/94, 12/9/94, 12/16/94, 12/19/94

2/21/95, 3/23/95, 4/5/95, 5/21/95

as you can tell, I'm rather particular to 1977 and 1990.


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djr7 wrote:
oh man. i hope this list isn't too long.

10/22/67

2/14/68, 8/24/68

2/27/69, 2/28/69, 3/2/69, 4/21/69, 4/27/69, 6/28/69, 11/8/69

2/11/70, 2/13/70, 2/14/70, 5/2/70, 6/7/70, 6/24/70, 9/19/70, 11/8/70

2/18/71, 3/18/71, 4/26/71, 4/29/71, 8/6/71, 12/15/71

4/8/72, 4/29/72, 5/4/72, 5/26/72, 8/27/72, 9/21/72, 9/28/72, 10/18/72

2/15/73, 2/28/73, 3/24/73, 3/28/73, 3/31/73, 4/2/73, 6/10/73, 10/29/73, 11/9/73,
11/11/73, 11/14/73, 12/6/73

2/24/74, 3/23/74, 6/16/74, 6/18/74, 6/23/74, 6/30/74, 7/19/74, 8/6/74, 10/17/74, 10/19/74

6/17/75, 8/13/75

6/3/76, 7/17/76, 9/24/76, 9/27/76, 10/1/76, 10/9/76, 10/15/76, 12/31/76

2/26/77, 5/4/77, 5/5/77, 5/7/77, 5/8/77, 5/9/77, 5/19/77, 5/21/77, 5/22/77, 6/7/77, 6/8/77, 6/9/77, 10/2/77, 10/11/77, 10/12/77, 11/4/77, 11/6/77, 12/29/77

2/3/78, 4/16/78, 5/14/78, 7/8/78, 10/20/78, 10/22/78 11/20/78, 11/23/78, 12/16/78 12/31/78

1/15/79, 5/5/79, 10/27/79, 11/1/79, 11/5/79, 11/9/79, 12/1/79, 12/26/79, 12/28/79

5/6/80, 5/10/80, 5/12/80, 6/21/81, 9/6/80

3/24/81, 5/6/81, 12/26/81, 12/31/81,

4/27/82, 8/7/82, 9/21/82, 10/10/82

6/18/83, 10/14/83, 10/15/83, 10/21/83

3/31/84, 4/20/84, 7/13/84, 10/12/84, 11/2/84, 12/31/84

3/10/85, 3/28/85, 3/31/85, 6/24/85, 6/30/85, 9/3/85 10/29/85, 11/1/85, 12/30/85,

3/27/86

3/31/87, 9/18/87, 9/19/87

3/27/88, 7/2/88, 7/29/88, 12/28/88

7/4/89, 7/7/89, 10/9/89, 10/16/89, 10/18/89, 10/26/89

3/15/90, 3/19/90, 3/24/90, 3/25/90, 3/28/90, 3/29/90, 4/3/90, 6/9/90, 6/16/90, 7/6/90 7/12/90, 7/18/90, 9/12/90, 9/16/90, 9/18/90, 9/19/90, 9/20/90, 12/31/90

3/31/91, 6/17/91, 6/20/91, 9/10/91, 9/25/91, 9/26/91, 10/31/91

5/31/92, 6/8/92, 12/6/92

5/26/93, 6/23/93

6/26/94, 12/9/94, 12/16/94, 12/19/94

2/21/95, 3/23/95, 4/5/95, 5/21/95

as you can tell, I'm rather particular to 1977 and 1990.





Wow brother - I wanna tell you that you have earned my sincere respect by posting this list. Awesome!

By a quick count I see 195 shows here. I would challenge you to narrow it down to a Top 100 as I have done. Kochman has refused this challenge, and he would argue that 100 is an arbitrary number. I would counter that posting hundreds of shows in a required listening thread shows lack of discipline in narrowing your list down to a solid number, granted that very tough choices are involved in doing so.

Probably just an mistype but there was no show on 4/27/82. Also 6/21/81 should be 6/21/80. You omit my favorite early-Keith-era show, 11/19/72, but yet you extend your 1990 love so far as to include 3/25/90? And even though we have no favorite 84 shows in common (my favorite year), I do appreciate 3/31/84 as a bold pick in your list. Also 5/31/92 Las Vegas - well done.

Overall I'm very excited to see this list posted and you have done here what most folks are either incapable or unwilling to do - which is to actually take a stand and name show dates. Major props and look forward to seein you around!

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And even though we have no favorite 84 shows in common (my favorite year), I do appreciate 3/31/84 as a bold pick in your list.


I am curious. Can you give me a swirling subjective thumbnail sketch of 1984 Dead for you - and why it's your favourite year. I am in the process of finding out that 1981-1986 has so much more precious music to offer than I used to assume. I find the perspectives of listeners who consider particular 1980s years their favourite especially interesting and very helpful in terms of "getting" it.
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And even though we have no favorite 84 shows in common (my favorite year), I do appreciate 3/31/84 as a bold pick in your list.


I am curious. Can you give me a swirling subjective thumbnail sketch of 1984 Dead for you - and why it's your favourite year. I am in the process of finding out that 1981-1986 has so much more precious music to offer than I used to assume. I find the perspectives of listeners who consider particular 1980s years their favourite especially interesting and very helpful in terms of "getting" it.



Sorry but I would need further instruction on what a "swirling subjective thumbnail sketch" is, but I will try to summarize.

By 1984, Jerry and Bobby had already been in sync with each other and on fire for years, but 84 brought a few new changes sound-wise that created the perfect mix for me.

First and foremost, Phil's style of playing was notably more aggressive, especially during Jerry's solos. Phil can be heard thumping along with the low bass bombs during the solos, and also Phil seemed to be more of a leader during 2nd Set jams then in previous years. When Jerry and Phil were in sync during 1984 it was the highest-octane sound ever produced by the band. Phil even returned to the mic by singing Do It In The Road and then the Gimme Some Lovin breakout at Berkeley.

Secondly, Brent's B-3 Hammond sounds added some more zest to the mix in the Spring and Summer. Shows like 5-8-84 Eugene feature some Mydland that is truly unique to 84, and definitely some of his best work on the keys.

Thirdly, Drums & Space reached some very tribal places, and some wonderfully dark places that were previously uncharted. The xylophone drums are near and dear to me, and the "journey through hell" Space segments are my favorite variety of Space. 84 brought peaks, valleys, and strangeness that made the return to reality more glorious within the GD experience.

Add the miscellaneous benefits such as fierce Jerry solos, spiraling Bob Weir along with unique spacey Weir tones during Spring/Summer 1984 (tone used virtually throughout set 2 of 4/7/84 Irvine Meadows), great song combos such as Playin-ChinaDoll, Help/Slip/Franklin's, and Estimated-Eyes all in the rotation, not to mention very hot Shakedowns, Scarlet/Fires, China/Riders, Strangers, Altheas, West LAs, and Jackie Straws, and what you have is Swami pig heaven.

Anecdote: A friend of mine, a non-Deadhead musician, was in town hanging out this May and I had on 4/16/84 Set One West LA Fadeaway. He asked me "is that Jerry playing..." or something like that, "cause that sounds like some Hendrix [CENSORED] there." The music in 84 had an edge to it - not polished mind you but very edgy.

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Sorry but I would need further instruction on what a "swirling subjective thumbnail sketch" is, but I will try to summarize.


Thanks a lot. Brilliant. It swirled. Ihave got a heap of translation work to do so I am going binge on 1984 for a few days - starting with stuff you mentioned. Thanks again.

btw. 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985 ... which years were the least overwhelmingly good for you?
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swamiGD80s wrote:
Sorry but I would need further instruction on what a "swirling subjective thumbnail sketch" is, but I will try to summarize.


Thanks a lot. Brilliant. It swirled. Ihave got a heap of translation work to do so I am going binge on 1984 for a few days - starting with stuff you mentioned. Thanks again.

btw. 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985 ... which years were the least overwhelmingly good for you?


Right now I'd rank em:

1985
1981
1982
1983

But 81-83 are all about equally great to me in different ways.

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djr7 wrote:
oh man. i hope this list isn't too long.

10/22/67

2/14/68, 8/24/68

2/27/69, 2/28/69, 3/2/69, 4/21/69, 4/27/69, 6/28/69, 11/8/69

2/11/70, 2/13/70, 2/14/70, 5/2/70, 6/7/70, 6/24/70, 9/19/70, 11/8/70

2/18/71, 3/18/71, 4/26/71, 4/29/71, 8/6/71, 12/15/71

4/8/72, 4/29/72, 5/4/72, 5/26/72, 8/27/72, 9/21/72, 9/28/72, 10/18/72

2/15/73, 2/28/73, 3/24/73, 3/28/73, 3/31/73, 4/2/73, 6/10/73, 10/29/73, 11/9/73,
11/11/73, 11/14/73, 12/6/73

2/24/74, 3/23/74, 6/16/74, 6/18/74, 6/23/74, 6/30/74, 7/19/74, 8/6/74, 10/17/74, 10/19/74

6/17/75, 8/13/75

6/3/76, 7/17/76, 9/24/76, 9/27/76, 10/1/76, 10/9/76, 10/15/76, 12/31/76

2/26/77, 5/4/77, 5/5/77, 5/7/77, 5/8/77, 5/9/77, 5/19/77, 5/21/77, 5/22/77, 6/7/77, 6/8/77, 6/9/77, 10/2/77, 10/11/77, 10/12/77, 11/4/77, 11/6/77, 12/29/77

2/3/78, 4/16/78, 5/14/78, 7/8/78, 10/20/78, 10/22/78 11/20/78, 11/23/78, 12/16/78 12/31/78

1/15/79, 5/5/79, 10/27/79, 11/1/79, 11/5/79, 11/9/79, 12/1/79, 12/26/79, 12/28/79

5/6/80, 5/10/80, 5/12/80, 6/21/81, 9/6/80

3/24/81, 5/6/81, 12/26/81, 12/31/81,

4/27/82, 8/7/82, 9/21/82, 10/10/82

6/18/83, 10/14/83, 10/15/83, 10/21/83

3/31/84, 4/20/84, 7/13/84, 10/12/84, 11/2/84, 12/31/84

3/10/85, 3/28/85, 3/31/85, 6/24/85, 6/30/85, 9/3/85 10/29/85, 11/1/85, 12/30/85,

3/27/86

3/31/87, 9/18/87, 9/19/87

3/27/88, 7/2/88, 7/29/88, 12/28/88

7/4/89, 7/7/89, 10/9/89, 10/16/89, 10/18/89, 10/26/89

3/15/90, 3/19/90, 3/24/90, 3/25/90, 3/28/90, 3/29/90, 4/3/90, 6/9/90, 6/16/90, 7/6/90 7/12/90, 7/18/90, 9/12/90, 9/16/90, 9/18/90, 9/19/90, 9/20/90, 12/31/90

3/31/91, 6/17/91, 6/20/91, 9/10/91, 9/25/91, 9/26/91, 10/31/91

5/31/92, 6/8/92, 12/6/92

5/26/93, 6/23/93

6/26/94, 12/9/94, 12/16/94, 12/19/94

2/21/95, 3/23/95, 4/5/95, 5/21/95

as you can tell, I'm rather particular to 1977 and 1990.





Wow brother - I wanna tell you that you have earned my sincere respect by posting this list. Awesome!

By a quick count I see 195 shows here. I would challenge you to narrow it down to a Top 100 as I have done. Kochman has refused this challenge, and he would argue that 100 is an arbitrary number. I would counter that posting hundreds of shows in a required listening thread shows lack of discipline in narrowing your list down to a solid number, granted that very tough choices are involved in doing so.

Probably just an mistype but there was no show on 4/27/82. Also 6/21/81 should be 6/21/80. You omit my favorite early-Keith-era show, 11/19/72, but yet you extend your 1990 love so far as to include 3/25/90? And even though we have no favorite 84 shows in common (my favorite year), I do appreciate 3/31/84 as a bold pick in your list. Also 5/31/92 Las Vegas - well done.

Overall I'm very excited to see this list posted and you have done here what most folks are either incapable or unwilling to do - which is to actually take a stand and name show dates. Major props and look forward to seein you around!



4/27/82 should be 4/17/82. I've always loved the pre-drums on this show (Shakedown>LS>SOC>Spanish Jam).

I will make an attempt at making a top 100. It won't be easy, but i'll try.
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Also, I'll give 11/19/72 a shot. It has not graced my listening yet.
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Here is my revised Required Listening List. I have narrowed down my previous list of 195 shows to 100 essential shows. There is only show on the 100 that wasn't on the 195...4/23/69. I meant to put the 23rd when I put the 21st (The Ark run in Boston '69 is a fantastic run)


2/14/68
2/27/69, 2/28/69, 4/23/69, 11/8/69
2/13/70, 2/14/70, 9/19/70, 11/8/70
2/18/71, 4/29/71, 8/6/71
4/29/72, 5/26/72, 8/27/72, 9/21/72, 9/28/72, 10/18/72
2/15/73, 2/28/73, 3/31/73, 6/10/73, 11/11/73, 11/14/73, 12/6/73
3/23/74, 6/16/74, 6/18/74, 6/23/74, 7/19/74, 8/6/74 ,10/19/74
8/13/75
7/17/76, 10/9/76, 10/15/76
2/26/77, 5/7/77, 5/8/77, 5/9/77, 5/19/77, 5/21/77, 5/22/77, 6/9/77, 10/11/77, 11/4/77
2/3/78, 7/8/78, 10/20/78, 12/16/78
1/15/79, 5/5/79, 10/27/79, 11/5/79, 11/9/79, 11/25/79, 12/26/79
6/21/80, 9/6/80
5/6/81, 12/31/81
4/17/82, 8/7/82, 10/10/82
6/18/83, 10/15/83
4/20/84, 7/13/84, 12/31/84
6/24/85, 6/30/85, 10/29/85, 11/1/85 12/30/85
9/18/87
7/29/88, 12/28/88
7/7/89, 10/9/89, 10/16/89
3/19/90, 3/24/90, 3/29/90, 7/6/90, 7/12/90, 9/16/90, 9/18/90, 9/19/90, 9/20/90
3/31/91, 6/24/91, 9/10/91, 9/25/91, 9/26/91, 10/31/91
5/31/92
5/26/93
6/26/94, 12/19/94
3/23/95

Subtracting 95 of my favorite shows was somewhat heartbreaking. My favorite run in Grateful Dead history is the Madison Square Garden run in September of 1990, and I couldn't bring myself to delete any of the shows from the 16th to the 20th. Also particularly hard was deleting 3/2/69 over 2/28/69, but I chose the 28th in the end over a stronger Alligator/Caution and an all-time version of Lovelight. Another one of my favorite all-time runs is the Winterland run in June of 1977, so subtracting 6/7 and 6/8 was hard. I still can't really decide if 5/7 5/8 or 5/9 of May 1977 is the best, so of course I had to include them all. I expect that no one will completely agree with my list but here I present an alternate version of my original list. Enjoy!

I will also post my top 25, ranked. I can't even start to think about ranking the top 100, but I can rank the top 25. This'll give you the best idea about how I feel about certain shows. Here you go...

1. 3/29/90
2. 5/2/70
3. 5/8/77
4. 2/13/70
5. 8/27/72
6. 9/18/87
7. 8/6/71
8. 11/11/73
9. 9/19/90
10. 6/30/85
11. 10/19/74
12. 2/28/69
13. 10/15/83
14. 7/8/78
15. 11/9/79
16. 5/9/77
17. 4/29/71
18. 7/7/89
19. 3/31/91
20. 9/20/90
21. 5/26/72
22. 11/8/69
23. 12/26/79
24. 5/6/81
25. 12/6/73


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djr7 wrote:
Here is my revised Required Listening List. I have narrowed down my previous list of 195 shows to 100 essential shows. There is only show on the 100 that wasn't on the 195...4/23/69. I meant to put the 23rd when I put the 21st (The Ark run in Boston '69 is a fantastic run)


2/14/68
2/27/69, 2/28/69, 4/23/69, 11/8/69
2/13/70, 2/14/70, 9/19/70, 11/8/70
2/18/71, 4/29/71, 8/6/71
4/29/72, 5/26/72, 8/27/72, 9/21/72, 9/28/72, 10/18/72
2/15/73, 2/28/73, 3/31/73, 6/10/73, 11/11/73, 11/14/73, 12/6/73
3/23/74, 6/16/74, 6/18/74, 6/23/74, 7/19/74, 8/6/74 ,10/19/74
8/13/75
7/17/76, 10/9/76, 10/15/76
2/26/77, 5/7/77, 5/8/77, 5/9/77, 5/19/77, 5/21/77, 5/22/77, 6/9/77, 10/11/77, 11/4/77
2/3/78, 7/8/78, 10/20/78, 12/16/78
1/15/79, 5/5/79, 10/27/79, 11/5/79, 11/9/79, 11/25/79, 12/26/79
6/21/80, 9/6/80
5/6/81, 12/31/81
4/17/82, 8/7/82, 10/10/82
6/18/83, 10/15/83
4/20/84, 7/13/84, 12/31/84
6/24/85, 6/30/85, 10/29/85, 11/1/85 12/30/85
9/18/87
7/29/88, 12/28/88
7/7/89, 10/9/89, 10/16/89
3/19/90, 3/24/90, 3/29/90, 7/6/90, 7/12/90, 9/16/90, 9/18/90, 9/19/90, 9/20/90
3/31/91, 6/24/91, 9/10/91, 9/25/91, 9/26/91, 10/31/91
5/31/92
5/26/93
6/26/94, 12/19/94
3/23/95

Subtracting 95 of my favorite shows was somewhat heartbreaking. My favorite run in Grateful Dead history is the Madison Square Garden run in September of 1990, and I couldn't bring myself to delete any of the shows from the 16th to the 20th. Also particularly hard was deleting 3/2/69 over 2/28/69, but I chose the 28th in the end over a stronger Alligator/Caution and an all-time version of Lovelight. Another one of my favorite all-time runs is the Winterland run in June of 1977, so subtracting 6/7 and 6/8 was hard. I still can't really decide if 5/7 5/8 or 5/9 of May 1977 is the best, so of course I had to include them all. I expect that no one will completely agree with my list but here I present an alternate version of my original list. Enjoy!




You da man! I do enjoy it. And 4-17-82 is an awesome show - in my 100 as well.

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You da man! I do enjoy it. And 4-17-82 is an awesome show - in my 100 as well.


You are too kind. If you want to check out my ranked top 25, I edited it into my original top 100.
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You da man! I do enjoy it. And 4-17-82 is an awesome show - in my 100 as well.


You are too kind. If you want to check out my ranked top 25, I edited it into my original top 100.



I will have to now answer the call and post mine. Stay tuned.

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As far as I'm concerned, you both da man (um...) I can make a list of shows that I return to over and over again, but I don't know that I could ever rank 'em. I respect how other people can, but for me it's too much like apples and oranges. I love '69 Dead, I love '73, I love '84, and I love '90, but they're all very different bands that I go through different phases of loving. I couldn't ever say if I like 6/9/77 more or less than 5/2/70, 12/6/73, or 9/19/90. But I love seeing the lists of people who can! Keep 'em coming!
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As far as I'm concerned, you both da man (um...) I can make a list of shows that I return to over and over again, but I don't know that I could ever rank 'em. I respect how other people can, but for me it's too much like apples and oranges. I love '69 Dead, I love '73, I love '84, and I love '90, but they're all very different bands that I go through different phases of loving. I couldn't ever say if I like 6/9/77 more or less than 5/2/70, 12/6/73, or 9/19/90. But I love seeing the lists of people who can! Keep 'em coming!



Ok my top 25 is posted in my posting above. And I see I have no top 25 shows in common with djr7 whatsoever, haha. His list I would say more represents the average Deadhead, with some big name show dates in there. Mine is of course more Modern-Era-centric, with lots of personal favorites that seem to lack broad appeal.

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swami, I am impressed. Those are some unique picks -- I don't think I've ever even heard a couple of those, so I've got some homework to do! Very Happy I need to ask: what's the "x-factor" of 5/14/74 that puts it over any other 73-74 show for you? Or 11/19/72 vs the rest of that year? (not like you need to defend your favorites, of course)

The little explanations really do help give a sense of what you look for in a great show. Now I'm feeling inspired to eat my shoe and attempt a top 25 of my own...
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I am not an 80s guy by any stretch of the imagination, so when I need a recommendation I go to the experts. Thanks swami. I will try to come up with my own list one od these days.

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nickJ wrote:
swami, I am impressed. Those are some unique picks -- I don't think I've ever even heard a couple of those, so I've got some homework to do! Very Happy I need to ask: what's the "x-factor" of 5/14/74 that puts it over any other 73-74 show for you? Or 11/19/72 vs the rest of that year? (not like you need to defend your favorites, of course)

The little explanations really do help give a sense of what you look for in a great show. Now I'm feeling inspired to eat my shoe and attempt a top 25 of my own...


I would say that the X-factor with my early-70s picks is that I actually enjoy the 1st Sets to those shows, and thus have no problem enjoying the entire show. My main gripe with that era in general is that most of the shows were usually pretty dull outside of the main jam segment, usually centered around a Dark Star, Truckin, Other One, or Weather Report. Those two shows in particular (11-19-72 and 5-14-74) feature outstanding execution of ordinary songs. B.T. Wind comes to mind in the 72 show and Scarlet-Roses for the 74.

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nickJ wrote:
swami, I am impressed. Those are some unique picks -- I don't think I've ever even heard a couple of those, so I've got some homework to do! Very Happy I need to ask: what's the "x-factor" of 5/14/74 that puts it over any other 73-74 show for you? Or 11/19/72 vs the rest of that year? (not like you need to defend your favorites, of course)

The little explanations really do help give a sense of what you look for in a great show. Now I'm feeling inspired to eat my shoe and attempt a top 25 of my own...


I would say that the X-factor with my early-70s picks is that I actually enjoy the 1st Sets to those shows, and thus have no problem enjoying the entire show. My main gripe with that era in general is that most of the shows were usually pretty dull outside of the main jam segment, usually centered around a Dark Star, Truckin, Other One, or Weather Report. Those two shows in particular (11-19-72 and 5-14-74) feature outstanding execution of ordinary songs. B.T. Wind comes to mind in the 72 show and Scarlet-Roses for the 74.


I love the 73 and 74 shows the sound melts perfectly but yes I also skip the I set often and get directly to the heart of the show. In the 80s each show is a surprise you can gate a fully jammed out show as a first song in I set or a more jammed I set then II set. Then you have bad shows .... in one word you have surprises ...

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Ok my top 25 is posted in my posting above. And I see I have no top 25 shows in common with djr7 whatsoever, haha. His list I would say more represents the average Deadhead, with some big name show dates in there. Mine is of course more Modern-Era-centric, with lots of personal favorites that seem to lack broad appeal.


I am very intrigued by your list. I have heard of about half the shows on the list, but the other ones I have not listened to yet, so I'm gonna use your list a lot in my upcoming listening sessions.

About my list being more in line with the "Average" Deadhead. I would agree with that, but there's a reason why certain shows on my list are more well-known and well-received. It's because they are amazing shows from amazing eras. 3/29/90 is my favorite show of all time, and that's because it is an absolutely knockout show with the BEST version of "Eyes of the World" of the modern era. (The best classic version of Eyes of the World is 10/19/74 in my opinion, just stunning) This was only the second slowed down version once they brought the the more groove-laden versions in the 90's (I think 3/25/90 was the first one). I'm also biased because "Eyes" is my favorite Dead song.
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swamiGD80s wrote:


Ok my top 25 is posted in my posting above. And I see I have no top 25 shows in common with djr7 whatsoever, haha. His list I would say more represents the average Deadhead, with some big name show dates in there. Mine is of course more Modern-Era-centric, with lots of personal favorites that seem to lack broad appeal.


I am very intrigued by your list. I have heard of about half the shows on the list, but the other ones I have not listened to yet, so I'm gonna use your list a lot in my upcoming listening sessions.

About my list being more in line with the "Average" Deadhead. I would agree with that, but there's a reason why certain shows on my list are more well-known and well-received. It's because they are amazing shows from amazing eras. 3/29/90 is my favorite show of all time, and that's because it is an absolutely knockout show with the BEST version of "Eyes of the World" of the modern era. (The best classic version of Eyes of the World is 10/19/74 in my opinion, just stunning) This was only the second slowed down version once they brought the the more groove-laden versions in the 90's (I think 3/25/90 was the first one). I'm also biased because "Eyes" is my favorite Dead song.




Cool - so how's it goin? Just made a few edits on my lists - 10/8/81 Copenhagen and 7/18/90 Deer Creek just can't be held out of the Top 25. Too good man. Tough choices as always. 10/30/80 Radio City and 2/20/82 San Diego welcome to the Top 100.

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3-31-87.....Philadelphia Spectrum.....The most amazing Jack Straw into Franklins....The energy level is intense....you can feel the energy when you listen to the show. The place was going crazy. I ended up going to my first show like 4 days later....
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3-31-87.....Philadelphia Spectrum.....The most amazing Jack Straw into Franklins....The energy level is intense....you can feel the energy when you listen to the show. The place was going crazy. I ended up going to my first show like 4 days later....


The crowd level during the "I will get by's" (Touch)) is out of control, the energy really does come through the recording...
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The crowd level during the "I will get by's" (Touch)) is out of control, the energy really does come through the recording...


For some reason I ended up getting a copy of this show back in 1988. It was thrown into a trade I was doing, and it wasn't even something I had asked for. I listen to that show at least once a month. To this day...I just find it to be so intense, and the boys were just firing on all cylinders that night...Definitely required listening...in my opinion of course..... Very Happy
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Ok, I am just 27 years of age, I still have a lot of listening to do. But I decided, being snowed in and at a place where I have the internet to compile my list. I dont know how many of you veterans will want to hear what I have to say but this is what I got so far.. I also have this tape in the car from 1968 that I keep playing, I couldnt think of it and didnt want to go out and find it... I will update it eventually....

3.18.67 10.22.67
2.14.68 8.22.68 10.12.68 (another recent favorite)
2.27.69 4.21.69 11.8.69
2.13.70 2.14.70 3.21.70 6.24.70
2.18.71 7.31.71
5.03.72 7.21.72 (recent favorite)) 8.24.72 8.27.72 9.21.72
4.02.73 7.27.73 (does this count???) 7.28.73 9.07.73 10.19.73 11.11.73
3.23.74 5.12.74 6.23.74 6.28.74 7.19.74 7.31.74 9.10.74 10.20.74
7.16.76
2.26.77 6.8.77 6.9.77
1.17.78 12.19.78
10.28.79 11.01.79 11.02.79 11.25.79
9.6.80 (Set II was the 2nd AUD I ever heard)
5.6.81 5.9.81
10.10.82 12.28.82
4.20.83 10.14.83 10.15.83 10.21.83 10.31.83
7.13.84 7.22.84 10.12.84 12.31.84
6.30.85 7.1.85
4.03.86 12.31.86
3.31.87 4.03.87
4.01.88 4.07.88
7.07.89 8.18.89 10.08.89 10.09.89 10.16.89 10.25.89
3.24.90 3.28.90 3.29.90 4.02.90 7.12.90 9.19.90
3.24.91 6.17.91 9.10.91 9.25.91 10.31.91
5.31.92 12.16.92
3.11.93 9.13.93 9.20.93 (Set II was the first AUD tape I ever heard)
10.01.94 10.18.94
6.30.95


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I'm believing in eyebelieve! 4-3-86 and 5-31-92 are bold and excellent picks, as well as many others on that fine list.

Nice job.

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thank you sir, you have turned me on to some great shows!

the show in question that was in my car was 10-12-68, I added it to the list...
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thank you sir, you have turned me on to some great shows!

the show in question that was in my car was 10-12-68, I added it to the list...
A must have addition to your list!

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Eyebelieve wrote:
Ok, I am just 27 years of age, I still have a lot of listening to do. But I decided, being snowed in and at a place where I have the internet to compile my list. I dont know how many of you veterans will want to hear what I have to say but this is what I got so far.. I also have this tape in the car from 1968 that I keep playing, I couldnt think of it and didnt want to go out and find it... I will update it eventually....

3.18.67 10.22.67
2.14.68 8.22.68 10.12.68 (another recent favorite)
2.27.69 4.21.69 11.8.69
2.13.70 2.14.70 3.21.70 6.24.70
2.18.71 7.31.71
5.03.72 7.21.72 (recent favorite)) 8.24.72 8.27.72 9.21.72
4.02.73 7.27.73 (does this count???) 7.28.73 9.07.73 10.19.73 11.11.73
3.23.74 5.12.74 6.23.74 6.28.74 7.19.74 7.31.74 9.10.74 10.20.74
7.16.76
2.26.77 6.8.77 6.9.77
1.17.78 12.19.78
10.28.79 11.01.79 11.02.79 11.25.79
9.6.80 (Set II was the 2nd AUD I ever heard)
5.6.81 5.9.81
10.10.82 12.28.82
4.20.83 10.14.83 10.15.83 10.21.83 10.31.83
7.13.84 7.22.84 10.12.84 12.31.84
6.30.85 7.1.85
4.03.86 12.31.86
3.31.87 4.03.87
4.01.88 4.07.88
7.07.89 8.18.89 10.08.89 10.09.89 10.16.89 10.25.89
3.24.90 3.28.90 3.29.90 4.02.90 7.12.90 9.19.90
3.24.91 6.17.91 9.10.91 9.25.91 10.31.91
5.31.92 12.16.92
3.11.93 9.13.93 9.20.93 (Set II was the first AUD tape I ever heard)
10.01.94 10.18.94
6.30.95

Welcome aboard buddy! Nice list!
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Ok so here goes and I'll do my best to keep this short and and sweet.

3/31/87---the crowd energy just crazy intense and the boys are just firing on all cylinders that night. It was almost like the crowd and the band were feeding offveach other.
5/9/77...while there is no denying the 2nd set of the night before is off the charts, I think this show is just all around better. The boys just were in a groove that night.
6/21/83...a very unusual setlist but nonetheless awesome. If you listen to the show with headphones on it just gets into your head and you will be finding yourself wishing you were there for that run
10/8 and 10/89. Breakouts of help-slipknot-franklins, attics of my life, and of course the epic darkstar
10/11/83. Kind of a good show to just chill out to, but what makes this one special of course is the st. Stephen breakout. Definitely can't say it's the best version ofbst. Stephen by a long short but it's still nonetheless that they brought it back
3/26/73....one of my favorite shows from 1973. The band just rocks, the setlist is great, and you can tell the crowd is totally into it.
7/28/73....you can literally hear the show growing in intensity as is goes on if you listen to the whole show. Rumor has it Jerry was tripping and I would imagine he was peaking during china because it's all butchered up.
As a side note I prefer 1974 to 1973. My next show would be 5/19/74. You get it all here. Sometimes it's nice and jazzy, sometimes it's nice and funky, and you even get a few cowboy songs in the mix.
An absolute must in my opinion the grateful dead movie soundtrack
6/28/74....turns out that the show is part of Dick's 12 and that is my favorite Dick's picks. I just think it captures the band in such a experimental stage. I'll never get sick of hearing it. The MLB jam into US Blues is just SICK!
8/13/75....I know it's an official release but I find it to be amazing. In fact in my opinion you should get your hands on any and all of the 1975 shows
This show is just in a word smooth. It's a really nice laid back show, the set list is great, and the Phil bombs are incredible.
This show first of all is just what i consider a fun show. It doesn't hurt either that the copy I have is a Betty board. I have always felt that 1976 is often looked at as an overlooked year. I love 1976, because it's like the band is finding themselves again after only playing 5 shows the year before
6/29/76...it's just a really laid back show. The NFA and St. Stephen are just the way we like em.
7/13/76...probably in my opinion the best crazy fingers. The crazy fingers on this one is enough of a reason alone to get a copy of this show
7/16/76...the show starts of with cold rain and snow with some girl yelling for walk in the sunshine. The show just has a really nice groove to it.
5/25/77....one of my all time favorite dead shows ever. I never get tired of listening to it. It just has it all, nice sound, great set list, and from listening to it you can tell the guys are just having fun.
9/28/77....this is one of those shows in my opinion that you have to check out the whole show to appreciate it. Starts out with a nice mellow Tennesee Jed. Plus the fact the Keith is just jamming out on this show. Everyone talks about how great the band was in spring of 1977 but they kicked ass in the fall too.
4/16/78...the scarlet/Fire on this show is worth getting it just for that
5/7/79....clearly put the Grateful Dead played their asses of this night. The Shakedown Street is ridiculous, the Eyes of the world is ridiculous, and super fast, The New Minglewood Blues is intense, and I love the Black Peter. I think 1979 is an over looked year.
6/2/80....this show is worth getting for the sugaree opener. It is off the charts
4/26/84...the shakedown opener is intense, plus the scarlet/fire, estimated, eyes is awesome. A must have in my opinion
4/4/85-starts out with a nice rocking Alabama into jack straw, and the rest of the show is pretty solid to
6/30/85...all around pretty good show, the the shakedown street is one for the ages. Probably the sickest shakedown street ever played....in my opinion!!!!
12/15/86-jerry's comeback show after the coma. What more is there to day. I will survive, I will get by gets a nice crowd response.
4/2/87-not one of the best shows ever, but not one of the worst either. I had to include it due to it being my first show
4/8/88-it was a really short show, one which I was at and we all had "tour cough" including Jerry which is clearly heard. Nice setlist though with a nice let it grow, and the second set is nice with plain-crazy fingers, under john's band. I have to say I have never been to fond of the drums/space portion of the show, but this one is intense?
7/2 and 7/3/88...another 2 shows where we got to hear some of the new material for the first time
7/2/89.....great energy and great setlist on this night in foxboro MA which was hot as he'll. The fun part of this show is the FOTD which is played at a much faster pace
3/19/90....just an all around great show. Great energy, great setlist, with an awesome eyes of the world, and a great encore of brokedown palace, and a nice box of rain to start off the second set
7/4/90....nice opener with shakedown street, nice candyman, eyes, estimated into crazy fingers. Not a bad turn on your lovelight, but I never really liked Bobby doing it.
Some Jerry Garcia Band show a to add...1/29/91, 2/4/75, 3/6/76, 8/14/93, 10/28/78, 11/11/93, 12/13/78, 3/15/75, 4/4/75, 6/24/76, 7/30/77, 11/19/91, 1/7/76 (rehearsals),3/18/78, 8/1/85 (one of my favorite shows)---if anyone wants copies of the Jerry Shows email me at
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey not to be a dick, but your list is very user-unfriendly to read. It is not organized chronologically nor ranked.

Kudos, however, for including 6/21/83 Merriweather Post.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:00 pm    Post subject: Funny you say that.... Reply with quote

It is funny that you say that about it not being ranked and shit. I was actually going to rank the stuff, but then I realized that everything I listed is some is not most of my favorite stuff to listen to. For me, it would have been very difficult to rank. It actually all depends on the day and what kind of mood I'm in. So I may have ranked something first last night, and tonight it could be totally different. I'll tell you what though I can't stop listening to Jerry Garcia band 8-1-84. Its just an amazing show, with awesome sound, and a great set list. Very Very Very mellow, and relaxing.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:38 am    Post subject: Re: Funny you say that.... Reply with quote

colonialsrv wrote:
It is funny that you say that about it not being ranked and shit. I was actually going to rank the stuff, but then I realized that everything I listed is some is not most of my favorite stuff to listen to. For me, it would have been very difficult to rank. It actually all depends on the day and what kind of mood I'm in. So I may have ranked something first last night, and tonight it could be totally different. I'll tell you what though I can't stop listening to Jerry Garcia band 8-1-84. Its just an amazing show, with awesome sound, and a great set list. Very Very Very mellow, and relaxing.

In which case, chronological order would have been the preferred choice...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Funny you say that.... Reply with quote

Kochman wrote:
colonialsrv wrote:
It is funny that you say that about it not being ranked and shit. I was actually going to rank the stuff, but then I realized that everything I listed is some is not most of my favorite stuff to listen to. For me, it would have been very difficult to rank. It actually all depends on the day and what kind of mood I'm in. So I may have ranked something first last night, and tonight it could be totally different. I'll tell you what though I can't stop listening to Jerry Garcia band 8-1-84. Its just an amazing show, with awesome sound, and a great set list. Very Very Very mellow, and relaxing.

In which case, chronological order would have been the preferred choice...


It might seem unrelated but I have read that in Japan (where they have very strict rules of behaviour) there is a group of people - without a proper organization - who have decided to do things "differently": namely -they to the opposite of the common rules of behaviour. For example if people are jogging clock wards in the stadium they run in the opposite side,the same for the street walking, eating at work etc. I find that funny and very interesting, so I think its interesting to see different approaches in the listings ... besides colonialsrv have also a brief description of each show ... Peace Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:35 pm    Post subject: Thank you tizi Reply with quote

I have to be honest with you all. The topic is required listening. It is NOT required listening with ratings. I just wanted to pass along a few shows that I thought people would like. Spend more time reading the post, looking at my descriptions, and enjoying the shows, and spend LESS tie criticizing how I posted it. It's all about the music......

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh 8/1/84..... 84, One of my favorite JGB years. 4 Song sets that kicked ass. I Love 'em. No man, I'm not being sarcastic at all, I really love those sets. For one I like that fact that Garcia could give less than a [CENSORED] about how long the sets were....he was totally whoring out..but he shredded in the short amount of time he actually played. Things would change by 87.

Check out 12/11/83......Garcia pulled off the rare 3 !!!!!!!!!!!!! song set. 8/13/84 is another short but oh sooo sweet show. There is a HUGE Rhapsody In Red in that show.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:43 am    Post subject: I can't get this off my mind and need to vent Reply with quote

I have gone back and looked at everyones lists and find them to be awesome....BUT...most of you just put a posting of a bunch of shows. No one listed in chronicle order what a how they thought was the best. On top of that there was no descriptions of any of the shows. So I might download a show that you thought was a required listen show and not like it and spend all the time down,lading for nothing. We all have different tastes, and different eras of hen we liked the band the best. I thought in was doing a good thing by doing a list that I thought was required listening and giving a brief description as ton why I felt that way. That way you could read the description about the show and decide if you might like to hear the show.....I guess it was my bad,,,,BUT if i had it all to over again I would I have it the exactly same way. I'm sorry if I offended anyone, wasn't my intention. I felt the need to make this post, because I was sick of getting [CENSORED] on, for doing something that I thought people would enjoy. Besides....who the he'll cares how in rank them? You all have the descriptions that I put in to decide for yourselves what ranking you all thought They should be ranked in. I know i said it before but it is not my job to rank [CENSORED] for you. You all know the shows you like and what the ranking would be. I don't rank my shows. I listen to whatever show I feel like. The ranking changes day to day. Sorry if I offended any of you, but frankly I was offended because I spent a lot of time putting what I thought was "required listening" and all I got for feedback was that I didn't list them in chronicle order, or rank them. Who really gives a shit...read the description and if it sounds like something you would like either DL it and if you can't find it, then email me and i will get you a copy. Thanks for listening to me rant and rave. I love being part of this forum, but lighten up guys and just enjoy the music.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: I can't get this off my mind and need to vent Reply with quote

colonialsrv wrote:
I have gone back and looked at everyones lists and find them to be awesome....BUT...most of you just put a posting of a bunch of shows. No one listed in chronicle order what a how they thought was the best. On top of that there was no descriptions of any of the shows. So I might download a show that you thought was a required listen show and not like it and spend all the time down,lading for nothing. We all have different tastes, and different eras of hen we liked the band the best. I thought in was doing a good thing by doing a list that I thought was required listening and giving a brief description as ton why I felt that way. That way you could read the description about the show and decide if you might like to hear the show.....I guess it was my bad,,,,BUT if i had it all to over again I would I have it the exactly same way. I'm sorry if I offended anyone, wasn't my intention. I felt the need to make this post, because I was sick of getting [CENSORED] on, for doing something that I thought people would enjoy. Besides....who the he'll cares how in rank them? You all have the descriptions that I put in to decide for yourselves what ranking you all thought They should be ranked in. I know i said it before but it is not my job to rank [CENSORED] for you. You all know the shows you like and what the ranking would be. I don't rank my shows. I listen to whatever show I feel like. The ranking changes day to day. Sorry if I offended any of you, but frankly I was offended because I spent a lot of time putting what I thought was "required listening" and all I got for feedback was that I didn't list them in chronicle order, or rank them. Who really gives a shit...read the description and if it sounds like something you would like either DL it and if you can't find it, then email me and i will get you a copy. Thanks for listening to me rant and rave. I love being part of this forum, but lighten up guys and just enjoy the music.
Mike


Ranking/order does not matter to me- good picks overall.....especially in the 83-87 years. BTW, I was front row at 6/21/83, elbows on stage in front of Phil. Most intense experience of my life. I LOVE that show. Also was at your first show (4/2/87) - that is a pretty solid one - they did not really stretch any of the 2nd set tunes out, but lots of energy and happy Jerry- also a rare at the time Duprees and a killer Far From Me.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is very interesting how different minds work. I just automatically gravitate towards organizing my thoughts into categories and expressing them in some rational fashion. However it is apparent that many people, including our friend colonial, are more oriented towards a completely random expression of favorite shows - almost like a "rough draft" brainstorming. I would not even be able to accomplish this, because in the process of expressing my rough draft I would by necessity filter and organize the output.

It is true that I should not give the impression of judging negatively how others express their thoughts just because it is different than my approach, and did not mean to come across that way. It's just that the "random" approach can be completely baffling to organizational thinkers like myself.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:04 am    Post subject: Re: I can't get this off my mind and need to vent Reply with quote

colonialsrv wrote:
I have gone back and looked at everyones lists and find them to be awesome....BUT...most of you just put a posting of a bunch of shows. No one listed in chronicle order what a how they thought was the best. On top of that there was no descriptions of any of the shows. So I might download a show that you thought was a required listen show and not like it and spend all the time down,lading for nothing. We all have different tastes, and different eras of hen we liked the band the best. I thought in was doing a good thing by doing a list that I thought was required listening and giving a brief description as ton why I felt that way. That way you could read the description about the show and decide if you might like to hear the show.....I guess it was my bad,,,,BUT if i had it all to over again I would I have it the exactly same way. I'm sorry if I offended anyone, wasn't my intention. I felt the need to make this post, because I was sick of getting [CENSORED] on, for doing something that I thought people would enjoy. Besides....who the he'll cares how in rank them? You all have the descriptions that I put in to decide for yourselves what ranking you all thought They should be ranked in. I know i said it before but it is not my job to rank [CENSORED] for you. You all know the shows you like and what the ranking would be. I don't rank my shows. I listen to whatever show I feel like. The ranking changes day to day. Sorry if I offended any of you, but frankly I was offended because I spent a lot of time putting what I thought was "required listening" and all I got for feedback was that I didn't list them in chronicle order, or rank them. Who really gives a shit...read the description and if it sounds like something you would like either DL it and if you can't find it, then email me and i will get you a copy. Thanks for listening to me rant and rave. I love being part of this forum, but lighten up guys and just enjoy the music.
Mike

Like Swami, I tend to like some sort of organization... because it helps me keep things in my mind with minimal effort... kind of like how we categorize things into groups like chairs, then subcategorize... does wonders for recall and association.
In the end, no one meant offense, I can assure you of this... we weren't having some conference call about it or anything... it was just a comment about how it is hard for our minds to process your list, meaning we are less likely to heed it...
I did like that you added your reasons why you picked each show, which according to the initial post, is not at all outside of the rules and something which no one else did (but perhaps should have?).
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:58 pm    Post subject: Thank you!!!! Reply with quote

Thank you guys for trying to see things from my point of view. I have as well tried to look at things from your points of viewbas well. Isn't being a deadhead the best? Even when we don't agree, we can at least agree to disagree. It's to bad the rest of the world can't be more like us....
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I've been meaning to do this for forever. There are still some shows I am missing from this list, especially from 1980 and 1991. I wanted to be specific, but honestly I'd put all of 1974 as required by me. Same with September of 72'. The ones in bold are my all time favorites, and the bottom I have my favorite shows listed in order.

7/16/66, 11/29/66

9/4/67

2/11/69
, 2/28 - 3/2/69, 4/5/69

2/13/70, 5/2/70, 8/5/70, 9/19/70, 9/20/70

4/29/71, 8/6/71, 10/31/71, 11/15/71

4/17/72, 5/26/72, 8/27/72, All of September 72' is required by spence

2/9/73, 2/15/73, 6/9/73, 6/10/73, 7/28/73, 9/11/73, 11/11/73, 11/14/73, 11/17/73, 11/30/73, 12/1/73, 12/18/73, 12/19/73

2/24/74, 3/23/73, 5/19/74, 6/16/74, 6/18/74, 6/23/74, 6/26/74, 6/28/74, 6/30/74, 7/19/74, 7/31/74, 8/5/74, 8/6/74, 9/9/74, 9/10/74, 10/18/74

6/17/75, 8/13/75


06/14/76,08/04/76, 12/31/76

2/26/77, 04/29/77, 5/7/77, 5/8/77, 5/9/77, 05/17/77, 5/21/77, 5/28/77, 6/9/77, 9/3/77, 10/2/77, 10/16/77

4/16/78, 10/20/78, 12/31/78

2/17/79, 9/6/79, 10/31/79, 11/5/79, 11/6/79, 12/26/79, 12/28/79

10/31/80


5/1/81, 5/4/81, 5/8/81

4/13/83, 9/6/83, 9/8/83, 9/11/83, 10/8/83, 10/11/83, 10/12/83, 10/14/83, 10/15/83, 10/21/83, 10/31/83, 12/27/83, 12/31/83

4/7/84, 6/27/84, 7/13/84, 10/31/84[b]

4/28/85, [b]6/30/85
, 7/13/85, 7/14/85, 11/20/85, 12/31/85

3/21/86
,3/24/86, 4/21/86, 12/15/86

7/29/88

5/27/89, 7/4/89, 7/7/89, 7/9/89, 7/13/89, 7/17/89, 10/8/89, 10/9/89, 10/16/89, 12/31/89

3/29/90, 3/30/90, 7/6/90, 7/16/90, 7/23/90, 9/16/90, 9/18/90, 9/19/90, 9/20/90, 12/31/90

4/7/91
, 9/10/91, 9/25/91

6/20/92

3/21/93, 5/26/93, 5/27/93, 6/23/93, 9/21/93


6/26/94,10/01/94

2/21/95, 3/18/95, 3/23/95

Top shows with my highlights:


1. 6/28/74: To Lay Me Down (amazing solo), WRS> Jam ( not just a jam, the best 30 minuets of continues music the Dead has ever played. There are elements of Dark Star, Mind Left Body, Space and completely new stuff)

2. 10/14/83: My favorite post Keith era show. Phil and Jerry are just playing off each other so well right from the Alabama Getaway. 7:10 mark on Eyes Of The World, thats the reason I listen to the Dead.

3. 8/13/75: First show I ever listened to all the way through. 75' has such and underrated, unique sound.

4. 10/16/77: Good Lovin> Terrapin Station (my favorite) > Black Peter. Terrapin is slowed down way more than some of the spring 77' versions.

5. 5/8/77: Overrated? Talked about to much? Who cares, its still a fantastic show. 9 - 10 minuet mark of Scarlet got me hooked on listening to the Dead.

6. 11/5/79: Eyes (5 minuet jam before the first line) > Estimated > Franklin's Tower

7. 5/19/74: I will argue that this is the most underrated show in Dead history. The sound quality is perfect and so is the playing. Promised Land > Bertha > Greatest Story Ever Told.

8. 8/27/72: Y'all know this monster. Dark Start > El Paso (one of my favorite transitions)

9. 2/11/69 (Late Show): My introduction 60's Dead. Mountains Of The Moon > Dark Star > St. Stephen > The Eleven

10. 4/7/84: I love that dark 84' sound. Spanish Jam > Other One (my favorite version of the two songs being linked together.)

11. 12/19/73: "Remember your hippy training folks, be cool!" Love that quote. Cool show. Nobody's Fault But Mine > Jam > Other One > Phil Bomb

12. 3/23/95: So amazing that this show comes after about 3 years that I never listen to. I call it the others ones with Jerry Garcia. Honersby takes over as leader of the band. It shows that the band is extremely talented even with Jerry drugged out. Matilda > Bruce Jam > Drums

13. 8/6/74: Ends the summer of 74' with a bang. Playin' > Scarlet > Playin', Spanish Jam (Phil kills it!)

14. 10/12/83: My favorite Help > Slip > Franklin's of the Brent era. Also my favorite Drums, love Brent on those xylophones

15. 8/5/70: Harpur (although it still beats Winterland 73 Cool) gets way to much credit for being "the best of the acoustic dead". This all acoustic show is the best of the boys unplugged. All of set one: Candyman, El Paso, Rosalie McFall, Cocaine Blues, Drink Up And Go, Home I Hear A Voice Callin, Cold Jordan, Swing Low Sweet Chariot

16. 10/31/80: Franklin's > Drums/Space > Fire

17. 7/16/66: Always loved this show for its weird sound. First time i think that Jerry really shows what he's capable of on guitar. Cream Puff War; Viola Lee Blues

18. 3/29/90: Eyes Of The World; Dark Star. Never thought a sax could fit in so well with band.

19. 6/23/74: Jam > Ship Of Fools; Let It Rock, Cumberland Blues

20. 9/16/90: Jam > Drums/Space > Standing On The Moon (Jerry pours his heart out at the end)

21. 6/10/73: That's Alright Mama! Why didn't they play this more than twice?!

22. 10/9/89: We always talk about how great the second set it is. I love the first just as much. Best Jack A Roe, Built To Last (specifically the jam at the end), Little Red Rooster.

23. 8/6/71: Other One > Me And My Uncle > Other One.

24. 9/19/70: Probably my favorite Dark Star and Turn On your Love Lights.

25. 4/13/83: Best Brent Era Cumberland and Scarlet > Fire

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