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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:01 pm    Post subject: Surprising appreciaters of the GD Reply with quote

I recently played some GD, 4-7-88 to be exact, for someone, and they immediately got it and liked it. It was the Scarlet>Estimated>Eyes portion that I played.

I've actually never known anyone else (other than myself) that when subjected to a small bit of their actual live music instead of their studio album stuff that got it so quickly.

Moreover, she was completely sober.

Have any of you had such an experience?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't have any personal stories on the subject but I was just reading some articles about how many punk, hardcore, alternative bands that are out there whom are strongly influenced by the Dead.
Black Flag
Sonic Youth
Elvis Costello
Smashing Pumpkins
The Clash
The Meat Puppets
Probably a few more i'm missing.......

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My ex-girlfriend dug it from day one and loved it day in day out, at least material from '73-'79....she wasn't too hot about the 80's though. I swear I had nothing to do with it Twisted Evil

For the most part though, when I introduce the music to people it's just so foreign to them, they really don't know what to say, people are too nice(I hate that) to just say that they flat out don't like it, I somewhat try to explain, but don't waste your breath to save your face? Not sure if that was even made sense., I just felt like slamming in some Built to Last lyrics in your faces Laughing

Just keep in mind they might not really dig it, but since they are a friend they play along...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess it was me.

I never listened to Dead. I went to a show basically by accident, was blown away by them playing on an oriental rug, my mom bought me American Beauty sealed DJ copy right after & the rest is history.

Many heads I met over the years I think had the instant reaction as well.

A dormant seed waiting to be awakened by the light of the music?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

boise99 wrote:
Don't have any personal stories on the subject but I was just reading some articles about how many punk, hardcore, alternative bands that are out there whom are strongly influenced by the Dead.
Black Flag
Sonic Youth
Elvis Costello
Smashing Pumpkins
The Clash
The Meat Puppets
Probably a few more i'm missing.......

Interesting to know! I know Smashing Pumpkins was... they have that one song that starts out with "Shakedown 1979", which Gopher and I surmised was in reference to the best Shakedowns... the fall tour... just a guess.
I knew Costello was...
The Clash! I didn't see that coming!
SY I can understand as well.

Gopher wrote:
For the most part though, when I introduce the music to people it's just so foreign to them

Yes, this is my general experience. A good friend of mine is a huge music appreciater, but he basically said that... it's tough for a newbie to like the GD...
First, sound quality, today people want pristine... Second, poor singing, in general... Third, it's basically jazz/blues/rock fusion, and that is only going to interest certain folks.

Glad my girl is one of them! In all fairness, she's pretty accepting of most music.

Hugo Fugazi wrote:
A dormant seed waiting to be awakened by the light of the music?

Love this rhetorical question... basically summing my OP up into one sentence. Nice.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kochman wrote:
pretty accepting of most music.

I can't quite understand these people, usually when I hear "I like all music!", I translate that to, 'I really don't like music' Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gopher wrote:
Kochman wrote:
pretty accepting of most music.

I can't quite understand these people, usually when I hear "I like all music!", I translate that to, 'I really don't like music' Twisted Evil

Not something she said, something I noticed.

I like MUCH music, but all... no one likes ALL.

She definitely doesn't dig all I have played for her, but she digs Jerry. She may just be encouraging my nascent guitar playing habit.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My sister asked me for some GD music which is almost impossible to get overe here in Europe ... she likes Dylan ... and I guess she was "ready" to try something new. What I did was giving her "Rackoning", "Dead set" and the Cornell 1977 show! I didn't want to burn her out so I gave her like the nasic stuff and I will wait to see when (if9 she will come back asking for more Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tizi wrote:
My sister asked me for some GD music which is almost impossible to get overe here in Europe ... she likes Dylan ... and I guess she was "ready" to try something new. What I did was giving her "Rackoning", "Dead set" and the Cornell 1977 show! I didn't want to burn her out so I gave her like the nasic stuff and I will wait to see when (if9 she will come back asking for more Laughing

That's pretty cool!
Spreading through Europe... can't believe the GD never played Italy! And only once in Spain... jeez.

You are, yourself tizi, not a case of immediate appreciation, but of somewhat surprising appreciation. Glad you are spreading the music over there!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kochman wrote:
tizi wrote:
My sister asked me for some GD music which is almost impossible to get overe here in Europe ... she likes Dylan ... and I guess she was "ready" to try something new. What I did was giving her "Rackoning", "Dead set" and the Cornell 1977 show! I didn't want to burn her out so I gave her like the nasic stuff and I will wait to see when (if9 she will come back asking for more Laughing

That's pretty cool!
Spreading through Europe... can't believe the GD never played Italy! And only once in Spain... jeez.

You are, yourself tizi, not a case of immediate appreciation, but of somewhat surprising appreciation. Glad you are spreading the music over there!


yes I'm like on the moon over here in terms of the GD but this is parto of the joy ... you know ... like being a musical outcast and all of that!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tizi wrote:
yes I'm like on the moon over here in terms of the GD but this is parto of the joy ... you know ... like being a musical outcast and all of that!

Well, thank God for the internets!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sure we are often overexposed to news about the bad consequences of globalization and internet, but there are also so many improvements in our lives! By the way I have to check with my sister to see if she "got" the GD music or ... well ... she will remain in the classical R&R area!

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