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  Topic: Dark Star Project
bzfgt

Replies: 168
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PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:43 pm   Subject: Dark Star Project
Anyone still here?
  Topic: Guitar
bzfgt

Replies: 2
Views: 330

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:50 am   Subject: Guitar
I got an electric guitar for Xmas, an instrument I never really played before, I didn't realize how fun it is even at my advanced age. I have a few video lessons from this Grateful Guitar lessons fell ...
  Topic: 30 Hard Ones
bzfgt

Replies: 7
Views: 581

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:11 pm   Subject: and also
I'm not really chuffed beyond endurance at the Paris (1990) thing, I'd have more hoped for something from the summer maybe...just about all the Spring has been released, if I'm not mistaken, although ...
  Topic: 30 Hard Ones
bzfgt

Replies: 7
Views: 581

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:06 pm   Subject: 30 Hard Ones
It looks like some welcome stuff is getting released. I've long admired that Dark Star from Waterbury Ct but have never been thrilled about the sound quality of whatever version of it that I have.
...
  Topic: The New Way - DOWNLOADS ARE BACK!
bzfgt

Replies: 15
Views: 2621

PostForum: The Grateful Dead Download Links   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:33 pm   Subject: Grabber
This is great! I am entering another Dead phase after a few years off so I'll try to come around here again from time to time...anyway, thanks for the tip, Koch.
  Topic: What Are You Listening To Right Now!?
bzfgt

Replies: 455
Views: 14357

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:29 am   Subject: What Are You Listening To Right Now!?
I agree with that, he uses more fundamental chords too... probably because he would have to sing and play.
During Bobby songs, Bobby could push Garcia into more complicated areas because the weight o ...
  Topic: Introducing the Zeebot Thirty & the Kochman's Calamities
bzfgt

Replies: 2
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PostForum: The Brentski Era (Spring 1979 - Summer 1990) "All the Brent bashers had to rethink with Vinny" - G. Duck   Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 7:04 pm   Subject: lsp
Hey, Koch et al.! Is this place still alive? I haven't checked in a couple years, but I was surprised to see some posts from 2014 today. Didn't you retire it for awhile? Anyway, greetings etc.
  Topic: What's the big dealnwith 5/8/77
bzfgt

Replies: 31
Views: 1168

PostForum: The Keith & Donna Era (Fall 1971 - Winter 1979)   Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:29 am   Subject: What's the big dealnwith 5/8/77
Sorry, I posted a list somewhere.
  Topic: The Kinks
bzfgt

Replies: 3
Views: 423

PostForum: Other Bands and Music   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:12 pm   Subject: The Kinks
Can too...
  Topic: The Kinks
bzfgt

Replies: 3
Views: 423

PostForum: Other Bands and Music   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:43 pm   Subject: The Kinks
Right now that's all I'm listening to, for whatever reason I listen to things in huge waves like that.

But the state of this site is starting to get critical...do I have to start looking at Born Cr ...
  Topic: What Are You Listening To Right Now!?
bzfgt

Replies: 455
Views: 14357

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 3:48 pm   Subject: What Are You Listening To Right Now!?
I didn't do DP1 (12/19/73), but I did transfer Rob Eaton's Dats that Dick Latvala gave him (from the vault master reels). I also did the same for DP4 (2/13/70 and 2/14/70). And 4/26/69 - 4/27/69.

T ...
  Topic: What's the big dealnwith 5/8/77
bzfgt

Replies: 31
Views: 1168

PostForum: The Keith & Donna Era (Fall 1971 - Winter 1979)   Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 11:41 am   Subject: What's the big dealnwith 5/8/77
There was the '77 Sportatorium...I have been out of the game for months so I'm rusty but I'll get back at you. Most of it isn't circulating since he doesn't want to antagonize Rhino, so one had to be ...
  Topic: What Are You Listening To Right Now!?
bzfgt

Replies: 455
Views: 14357

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 5:15 pm   Subject: What Are You Listening To Right Now!?
By "those releases" I don't mean specifically Hampton, which i can't remember if there's any problems with. apparently the latest one has pitch problems, though, and that puts it on a long l ...
  Topic: What Are You Listening To Right Now!?
bzfgt

Replies: 455
Views: 14357

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 5:14 pm   Subject: What Are You Listening To Right Now!?
Maybe the sound was crappy, or maybe it was said they were already over-exposed--but did people really say they sucked?

Those releases are disgraceful by the way---if Charlie Miller can do pitch co ...
  Topic: Top 5 Guitarist
bzfgt

Replies: 28
Views: 1229

PostForum: Other Bands and Music   Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 2:29 pm   Subject: Top 5 Guitarist
At the moment what comes to mind is:

Jerry
Roy Nichols
Johnny Ramone

I think Bobby is a very creative rhythm guitar player but very sloppy, he clams a lot of notes, especially on that China Ca ...
  Topic: What Are You Listening To Right Now!?
bzfgt

Replies: 455
Views: 14357

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 2:20 pm   Subject: What Are You Listening To Right Now!?
I've never heard them called sub-par, those shows are legendary.
  Topic: What Are You Listening To Right Now!?
bzfgt

Replies: 455
Views: 14357

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:21 am   Subject: What Are You Listening To Right Now!?
Thanks Ramones guy for disparaging his choice of shows

Well, this is a Grateful Dead discussion board...if we all agreed there wouldn't be much to talk about.

However, I do confess I haven't he ...
  Topic: What Are You Listening To Right Now!?
bzfgt

Replies: 455
Views: 14357

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:43 am   Subject: doubts
It's from 1992 and there's Box of Rain and Saint of Circ before drums, plus Crazy FIngers which isn't always the most together song, as great as it is...is there really a little yellow guy peeking ove ...
  Topic: The tune you always bump
bzfgt

Replies: 58
Views: 1498

PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:08 pm   Subject: The tune you always bump
But I'd say I skip almost every first set almost all of time before the late '70s.

Either Koch or I must have said that already...if so, sorry...
  Topic: The tune you always bump
bzfgt

Replies: 58
Views: 1498

PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:07 pm   Subject: The tune you always bump
I always thought the Job was OK. Definitely filler material, I mean, but not offensively bad, just sort of dull. And, Jerry sang it, which made it better than a good percentage of Dead songs. I could ...
  Topic: What Are You Listening To Right Now!?
bzfgt

Replies: 455
Views: 14357

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:46 am   Subject: What Are You Listening To Right Now!?
Ramones, Subterranean Jungle. Underrated album with, admittedly, questionable production decisions. The 80s left no-one completely unscarred--witness Go To Heaven. Now I'm talking about the Grateful D ...
  Topic: Boring 81 Show of the Week - 5/1/81 Hampton
bzfgt

Replies: 31
Views: 2343

PostForum: The Brentski Era (Spring 1979 - Summer 1990) "All the Brent bashers had to rethink with Vinny" - G. Duck   Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:38 pm   Subject: Boring 81 Show of the Week - 5/1/81 Hampton
Sailor-Saint still sucks. The Jets are morons for getting Tim Tebow. I get a little notice every time somebody posts to a thread I have posted to. I am listening to nothing but the Ramones now, whom I ...
  Topic: Last Non-Dead Family Tunes You Listened To?
bzfgt

Replies: 253
Views: 10738

PostForum: Other Bands and Music   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:18 pm   Subject: Last Non-Dead Family Tunes You Listened To?
That Tell Tale Signs is great. I've been listening to late-period Ramones and The Who Sell Out.
  Topic: Sixteen years later..
bzfgt

Replies: 21
Views: 1098

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:08 pm   Subject: Sixteen years later..
Still not much Dead, I listened to a little may 77 recently (5-19, parts of first set). Sometimes when I'm drunk a bit of Dead. Lately Ray Price, Everly Brothers, talk radio.

Maybe I'll get back o ...
  Topic: Grateful Dead Movie
bzfgt

Replies: 8
Views: 525

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:59 pm   Subject: Grateful Dead Movie
I watched the movie years ago. I got it from Netflix a few months back and the sound was so bad it was unlistenable, I had to turn it off. I wonder if I just got a bad copy, or if the DVD is really th ...
  Topic: What kind of Deadhead are you???
bzfgt

Replies: 17
Views: 1026

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:55 pm   Subject: What kind of Deadhead are you???
I don't think I answered the poll, is it closed? Right now I'd probably say Scarlet>Fire. For a long time I wasn't that into Fire. The last few years that combo has been my favorite though.

I ha ...
  Topic: What Are You Listening To Right Now!?
bzfgt

Replies: 455
Views: 14357

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:14 am   Subject: What Are You Listening To Right Now!?
Ramones: Too Tough to Die (not their best)

Beatles For Sale
  Topic: Best Tighten Up Jam
bzfgt

Replies: 20
Views: 925

PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:15 am   Subject: Best Tighten Up Jam
No, it's different. I think there are references early in the thread, but at the risk of sounding patronizing, the main difference is that the Tighten Up jam is based on "Tighten Up" whereas ...
  Topic: Sixteen years later..
bzfgt

Replies: 21
Views: 1098

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:11 pm   Subject: Sixteen years later..
I think it's great too! As good as the first and third, and a cut above the second and fourth. I am going to see them Oct. 20th.
  Topic: Sixteen years later..
bzfgt

Replies: 21
Views: 1098

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:36 pm   Subject: Sixteen years later..
No Dead for me either. New Gillian Welch cd...
  Topic: The Other One 1972 project.
bzfgt

Replies: 96
Views: 4889

PostForum: The Keith & Donna Era (Fall 1971 - Winter 1979)   Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:50 pm   Subject: The Other One 1972 project.
So what are the 5 best of 72?
  Topic: 1990 Madison Square Garden run
bzfgt

Replies: 16
Views: 873

PostForum: The Yo Vinny Era (Fall 1990 - Summer 1995)   Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:48 pm   Subject: 1990 Madison Square Garden run
How is it possible that my last comment on this thread is the 2nd most recent comment from this whole section?? (I don't have any content to add though so I'm part of the problem).
  Topic: What Are You Listening To Right Now!?
bzfgt

Replies: 455
Views: 14357

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:46 pm   Subject: What Are You Listening To Right Now!?
David Harvey's lectures on Capital Volume One....I just discovered that "podcast" means you can listen to it on your ipod.
  Topic: Sixteen years later..
bzfgt

Replies: 21
Views: 1098

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:45 pm   Subject: Sixteen years later..
No shit! This place has been kind of dead...
  Topic: Turd Song
bzfgt

Replies: 3
Views: 447

PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:22 pm   Subject: Turd Song
Pre-1980 versions generally sound like a disaster to me. Am I but a fool?
  Topic: Your 2nd Favorite Band...
bzfgt

Replies: 45
Views: 2025

PostForum: Other Bands and Music   Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:47 pm   Subject: Your 2nd Favorite Band...
This is the best I can do right now, not in any particular order:

1. GD
2. Stanley Brothers
3. Ramones
4. Merle Haggard
5. George Jones
6. Dylan
7. Motorhead


Maybe the Kinks, but I don't ...
  Topic: I confess...
bzfgt

Replies: 68
Views: 2888

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:23 pm   Subject: I confess...
I get mighty sick of Estimated Prophet...there's sort of a sameness about it. I love the song but it's one that bores me if I hear it too much.
  Topic: I confess...
bzfgt

Replies: 68
Views: 2888

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:44 pm   Subject: I confess...
An argument could be made that Garcia/Kahn acoustic is a bit crappy. It has its moments, though.

JGB in the '70s does seem a bit meandery, I think once there were the '80s backing vocalists and ban ...
  Topic: I confess...
bzfgt

Replies: 68
Views: 2888

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:47 am   Subject: I confess...
I don't know what you mean by "logically," but what I really mean is very general--cheesy keyboard sounds that are not B3 and that are too loud or prominent. Clearly Vince was very different ...
  Topic: I confess...
bzfgt

Replies: 68
Views: 2888

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:12 pm   Subject: I confess...
I mean somebody has to be as big a fan of Bobby as of Jerry, statistically. And there are probably even people who like Bobby better than Jerry, I even dimly recall meeting some of them back in " ...
  Topic: I confess...
bzfgt

Replies: 68
Views: 2888

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:06 pm   Subject: I confess...
Or cumulative effect? I'd say the craziest are 1, 2 and 5.
  Topic: I confess...
bzfgt

Replies: 68
Views: 2888

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:06 pm   Subject: I confess...
Which one?
  Topic: Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain
bzfgt

Replies: 76
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PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:58 pm   Subject: Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain
Not much happens in Eyes of the World though. Otherwise the show would rank very high.
  Topic: I confess...
bzfgt

Replies: 68
Views: 2888

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:35 pm   Subject: I confess...
Pigpen? Fuck no!

Dark Star? Fuck yeah!

Bob Weir is a sloppy guitar player.

Phil should never have sang.

Mickey Hart just pretty much guarantees the drums will be out of sync and the band w ...
  Topic: Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain
bzfgt

Replies: 76
Views: 3768

PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:20 pm   Subject: Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain
Yes, it's final and irrefutable: 4-8-78 is the best S>F.

4-13-83 has been circulating anew, that's a great one.
  Topic: YOUR ALL GONNA BE MAD AT ME....BUT COME ON!!!!!!
bzfgt

Replies: 50
Views: 2199

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Sat May 28, 2011 9:45 pm   Subject: YOUR ALL GONNA BE MAD AT ME....BUT COME ON!!!!!!
Would he still be singing it to his infant daughter?
  Topic: 12/26/79 vs. 12/28/79
bzfgt

Replies: 32
Views: 2171

PostForum: The Brentski Era (Spring 1979 - Summer 1990) "All the Brent bashers had to rethink with Vinny" - G. Duck   Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 2:26 pm   Subject: 12/26/79 vs. 12/28/79
OK, I voted. In the end I had to go with 12-28. As exciting as 12-26 is at times, repeated listens didn't enhance my opinion of it; at times even when Jerry's guitar is loud it still doesn't seem to r ...
  Topic: What's the big dealnwith 5/8/77
bzfgt

Replies: 31
Views: 1168

PostForum: The Keith & Donna Era (Fall 1971 - Winter 1979)   Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 5:49 pm   Subject: What's the big dealnwith 5/8/77
Uh-oh, where's Colonial?
  Topic: YOUR ALL GONNA BE MAD AT ME....BUT COME ON!!!!!!
bzfgt

Replies: 50
Views: 2199

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 12:27 pm   Subject: YOUR ALL GONNA BE MAD AT ME....BUT COME ON!!!!!!
I usually listen to music by myself. I usually listen to most or all of a show the first time through, then often return to highlights. But if I'm listening to a show from 1972, for instance, it would ...
  Topic: Vegas
bzfgt

Replies: 1
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PostForum: The Brentski Era (Spring 1979 - Summer 1990) "All the Brent bashers had to rethink with Vinny" - G. Duck   Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 5:34 pm   Subject: Vegas
1981-08-31. This is a great show that doesn't seem to be discussed much.
  Topic: YOUR ALL GONNA BE MAD AT ME....BUT COME ON!!!!!!
bzfgt

Replies: 50
Views: 2199

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 3:53 pm   Subject: YOUR ALL GONNA BE MAD AT ME....BUT COME ON!!!!!!
I always liked the Jerry tunes, right up to the end...and even including I Fought the Law...
  Topic: YOUR ALL GONNA BE MAD AT ME....BUT COME ON!!!!!!
bzfgt

Replies: 50
Views: 2199

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 9:20 pm   Subject: YOUR ALL GONNA BE MAD AT ME....BUT COME ON!!!!!!
I really don't understand the dislike of "I will take you home" I can listen to that song its a piano/voice ballad that's all ... its not one of my favs but ... better than Samba in the Rain ...
  Topic: YOUR ALL GONNA BE MAD AT ME....BUT COME ON!!!!!!
bzfgt

Replies: 50
Views: 2199

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 4:39 pm   Subject: YOUR ALL GONNA BE MAD AT ME....BUT COME ON!!!!!!
The longest version couldn't be more than 6 or 7 minutes......of your life!
  Topic: YOUR ALL GONNA BE MAD AT ME....BUT COME ON!!!!!!
bzfgt

Replies: 50
Views: 2199

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 10:13 am   Subject: YOUR ALL GONNA BE MAD AT ME....BUT COME ON!!!!!!
I don't need to check every time to find out if I Will Take You Home or Easy Answers still sucks.
  Topic: Show me a few great 81-82 moments
bzfgt

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PostForum: The Brentski Era (Spring 1979 - Summer 1990) "All the Brent bashers had to rethink with Vinny" - G. Duck   Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:50 pm   Subject: Show me a few great 81-82 moments
For TMNS in this period I would like the 7-31-82 rendition from Manor Downs.
  Topic: YOUR ALL GONNA BE MAD AT ME....BUT COME ON!!!!!!
bzfgt

Replies: 50
Views: 2199

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 1:30 pm   Subject: YOUR ALL GONNA BE MAD AT ME....BUT COME ON!!!!!!
Morning Dew blows.
  Topic: YOUR ALL GONNA BE MAD AT ME....BUT COME ON!!!!!!
bzfgt

Replies: 50
Views: 2199

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 2:39 pm   Subject: YOUR ALL GONNA BE MAD AT ME....BUT COME ON!!!!!!
A. Yes, we can all agree! Or, that is, you and I can agree.

B. SKIP THE FUCKING SONGS ALREADY!!! Don't turn listening to the Dead into some weird asceticism, stop torturing yourself!
  Topic: St Stephen
bzfgt

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PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 2:34 pm   Subject: St Stephen
6-9-76 is just really great.
  Topic: Last Non-Dead Family Tunes You Listened To?
bzfgt

Replies: 253
Views: 10738

PostForum: Other Bands and Music   Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 2:25 pm   Subject: Last Non-Dead Family Tunes You Listened To?
Yesterday I listened to The Ramones' horribly underrated "Pleasant Dreams," Merle Haggard's best album, "I Am A Lonesome Fugitive," and some selections from the Louvin Brothers' bo ...
  Topic: 1990 Madison Square Garden run
bzfgt

Replies: 16
Views: 873

PostForum: The Yo Vinny Era (Fall 1990 - Summer 1995)   Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:18 am   Subject: 1990 Madison Square Garden run
Actually, I don't remember those as the best I ever saw, they were great but also flawed in certain ways...I liked the sound of the band with Brent better and would probably put at least 10-16-89 and ...
  Topic: 10 best fire on the mountains
bzfgt

Replies: 22
Views: 799

PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:16 am   Subject: 10 best fire on the mountains
You have a point with Phil. I think Keith is fine as an added texture on this version, and Brent can be too obtrusive. But the guitar tone is where we differ here, I think the 1978 sound is the bomb w ...
  Topic: 10 best fire on the mountains
bzfgt

Replies: 22
Views: 799

PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:22 pm   Subject: 10 best fire on the mountains
Care to elaborate? What is clearly better and why?
  Topic: Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain
bzfgt

Replies: 76
Views: 3768

PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:33 am   Subject: Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain
Yes, that show is great some of the best Stranger and Let it Grow too.
  Topic: Best shows from 73,74, and 75
bzfgt

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PostForum: The Keith & Donna Era (Fall 1971 - Winter 1979)   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:30 am   Subject: Best shows from 73,74, and 75
I think the best '73 stuff is in the Fall, the early year stuff is sloppier and lots of pointless Phil meandering although of course there are great shows. The horn stuff doesn't quite work for some r ...
  Topic: 5/877 and 5/9/77,.....
bzfgt

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PostForum: The Keith & Donna Era (Fall 1971 - Winter 1979)   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:26 am   Subject: 5/877 and 5/9/77,.....
This is actually another thread about whether 5-8 or 5-9 is better? Seriously?????

I think H>S>F from 5-9 is one of the best versions, actually. I still like 5-8 better over all. I like it be ...
  Topic: Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain
bzfgt

Replies: 76
Views: 3768

PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:56 am   Subject: Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain
OK, time for Scarlet>Fire talk. Right now I have to say the three best ever are:

2-5-78
4-8-78
9-2-78

Jacksonville may seem like the weak sister here but it's actually my favorite. it is ju ...
  Topic: Does the Dew do what a Dew is supposed to do?
bzfgt

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PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:52 am   Subject: Does the Dew do what a Dew is supposed to do?
Pre-80s version always seem to lack a proper cathartic vocal peak although instrumentally they are often very high quality. His thick post-coma voice is my favorite for this.
  Topic: Best Year For Dark Star: The Runoff
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PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:40 am   Subject: Best Year For Dark Star: The Runoff
But '69 is mopping up on the other thread...the band couldn't do as much in '69 and Garcia was not even remotely as interesting a guitar player. If they'd quit in 1970 they'd be remembered as a damn g ...
  Topic: The tune you always bump
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PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:36 am   Subject: The tune you always bump
Peggy-O? Death Don't? TOO????
Wow...

Here's some of mine:
Rooster
CC Rider (these often have good Jerry solos but too bored by the time they come around to enjoy them)
Any Brent song
Any Phil ...
  Topic: The tune you always bump
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PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:31 am   Subject: The tune you always bump
I throw my trash in your back yard
Getting you not to notice is not so hard
You're so busy with your guns and all of your excuses to use them


Wouldn't that be a hell of an excuse to "use t ...
  Topic: 10 best fire on the mountains
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PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:26 am   Subject: 10 best fire on the mountains
3-10-81 has sunk somewhat in my estimation. The best ever is probably 2-5-78.
  Topic: Best Year For Dark Star: The Poll
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PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:24 am   Subject: Best Year For Dark Star: The Poll
I did get into '69 for a while this year, but I can't stay there. The main problem is that the band lacks subtlety compared to later years, as magnificent as some of the Dark Stars are. I can see why ...
  Topic: Jerry on slide
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PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:27 pm   Subject: Jerry on slide
Yeah, soul and I'd add a weird kind of charisma that just drips out of everything he did...I'd say susceptibility to which is probably what determines some people to become "deadheads."
  Topic: Poll about 76' 77' and 78
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PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:14 am   Subject: Poll about 76' 77' and 78
I don't deny the Sugaree is good, if I were sober I'd add a couple to Gopher's '77 list that I think are as good or better. Definitely the Hartford one whatever date that is, but also beyond a doubt B ...
  Topic: Best Year For Dark Star: The Poll
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PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:21 pm   Subject: bump
This poll sucks! We need more votes.
  Topic: Motorhead
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Replies: 9
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PostForum: Other Bands and Music   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:23 pm   Subject: Motorhead
Believe it or not, even though the lyrics and the whole aesthetic were cheesy as fuck, and I do mean as fuck, Joey Demaio from Manowar wrote some very catchy and accomplished songs on the first three ...
  Topic: Motorhead
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PostForum: Other Bands and Music   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:51 pm   Subject: Motorhead
Hmm, Whiplash isn't my favorite tune but I'll check it out. One thing I love about Lemmy is that he is a truly great songwriter, unlike Hetfield in my opinion. That is one thing that elevates M-head a ...
  Topic: Motorhead
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PostForum: Other Bands and Music   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:57 am   Subject: Motorhead
Yeah, that's cool, I hadn't heard it. That's a different use of his voice, for sure. Lemmy's done some side projects doing rockabilly stuff, too, although I haven't heard much of that either.
  Topic: Is Jerry Garcia Band(Projects) Your Second Favorite Band?
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PostForum: Captain Trips & His Crews (JGB, LOM, Etc.)   Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:42 am   Subject: Is Jerry Garcia Band(Projects) Your Second Favorite Band?
I haven't really evaluated Kahn carefully in a while, but I was listening to the Keane College release a week or so ago and I think it is well-nigh indisputable that the bass playing on there is prett ...
  Topic: 12/26/79 vs. 12/28/79
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PostForum: The Brentski Era (Spring 1979 - Summer 1990) "All the Brent bashers had to rethink with Vinny" - G. Duck   Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:16 pm   Subject: 12/26/79 vs. 12/28/79
Yeah, but my first take on NFA is that there is where the low-in-the-mixness of Jerry's guitar is a fatal flaw. Brokedown Palace is nice of course. The pre-drums shit is pretty exciting, the jam trans ...
  Topic: Favorite Year of the Brentalicious Era
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PostForum: The Brentski Era (Spring 1979 - Summer 1990) "All the Brent bashers had to rethink with Vinny" - G. Duck   Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:20 pm   Subject: Favorite Year of the Brentalicious Era
Yeah, Summer 89 through Spring 90 should be a year. That would probably be how I'd split it up, but either way Fall 89-Spring 90 in one year would be a serious contender.
  Topic: 12/26/79 vs. 12/28/79
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PostForum: The Brentski Era (Spring 1979 - Summer 1990) "All the Brent bashers had to rethink with Vinny" - G. Duck   Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:18 pm   Subject: 12/26/79 vs. 12/28/79
Wow, 12-26 is fantastic. That must be the best UJB I've ever heard. If I were to vote right now I'd go 12-26, but I have liked 12-28 for a long time and want to check it out again before I do anything ...
  Topic: Boring 81 Show of the Week - 5/1/81 Hampton
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PostForum: The Brentski Era (Spring 1979 - Summer 1990) "All the Brent bashers had to rethink with Vinny" - G. Duck   Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:06 pm   Subject: Boring 81 Show of the Week - 5/1/81 Hampton
You may thank me for enriching your life.
  Topic: Boring 81 Show of the Week - 5/1/81 Hampton
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PostForum: The Brentski Era (Spring 1979 - Summer 1990) "All the Brent bashers had to rethink with Vinny" - G. Duck   Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:42 pm   Subject: Boring 81 Show of the Week - 5/1/81 Hampton
But of course what I really mean is it sucks. I realize you and Koch love it. "Sure don't know what I'm goin' for..." yecch.
  Topic: Boring 81 Show of the Week - 5/1/81 Hampton
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PostForum: The Brentski Era (Spring 1979 - Summer 1990) "All the Brent bashers had to rethink with Vinny" - G. Duck   Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:41 pm   Subject: Boring 81 Show of the Week - 5/1/81 Hampton
It's 29 letters, too.
  Topic: Boring 81 Show of the Week - 5/1/81 Hampton
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Views: 2343

PostForum: The Brentski Era (Spring 1979 - Summer 1990) "All the Brent bashers had to rethink with Vinny" - G. Duck   Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:40 pm   Subject: Boring 81 Show of the Week - 5/1/81 Hampton
That's 12-15 minutes. A ten minute workout plus a quick shower. Anywhere from seven to ten Ramones songs. Your TV dinner is burning. Every missile in Russia has already hit its target in the US. Do yo ...
  Topic: 12/26/79 vs. 12/28/79
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Replies: 32
Views: 2171

PostForum: The Brentski Era (Spring 1979 - Summer 1990) "All the Brent bashers had to rethink with Vinny" - G. Duck   Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:50 am   Subject: 12/26/79 vs. 12/28/79
Today.
  Topic: Favorite Year of the Brentalicious Era
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Replies: 43
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PostForum: The Brentski Era (Spring 1979 - Summer 1990) "All the Brent bashers had to rethink with Vinny" - G. Duck   Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:16 pm   Subject: Favorite Year of the Brentalicious Era
I must have voted because I can't vote but I don't know for what I voted.
  Topic: Boring 81 Show of the Week - 5/1/81 Hampton
bzfgt

Replies: 31
Views: 2343

PostForum: The Brentski Era (Spring 1979 - Summer 1990) "All the Brent bashers had to rethink with Vinny" - G. Duck   Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:41 pm   Subject: Boring 81 Show of the Week - 5/1/81 Hampton
Sailor-Saint takes up a lot of room in a set list, that's for sure.
  Topic: 12/26/79 vs. 12/28/79
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Views: 2171

PostForum: The Brentski Era (Spring 1979 - Summer 1990) "All the Brent bashers had to rethink with Vinny" - G. Duck   Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:37 pm   Subject: 12/26/79 vs. 12/28/79
Crap, I've never listened to 12-26.
  Topic: What is it about 1982 ...
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PostForum: The Brentski Era (Spring 1979 - Summer 1990) "All the Brent bashers had to rethink with Vinny" - G. Duck   Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:24 pm   Subject: What is it about 1982 ...
7-31
  Topic: Jerry Garcia, the man, the myth and the fucking coolest guy.
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Replies: 21
Views: 3106

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:05 am   Subject: Jerry Garcia, the man, the myth and the fucking coolest guy.
We hate Jerry!
  Topic: Jerry Garcia, the man, the myth and the fucking coolest guy.
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PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:38 pm   Subject: Jerry Garcia, the man, the myth and the fucking coolest guy.
Well, I think it's mostly in the Blair Jackson bio...he had a GF named Manasha around '90 or so, they had a kid, she was only in her early 20s or something and he met someone closer to his own age and ...
  Topic: Best Studio Album?
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PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:32 pm   Subject: Best Studio Album?
Hard for me to imagine thinking the Dead's best songs are on Aox. China Cat of course matured into a masterpiece, but songcraft really came with the next album. You're probably right that WD is strong ...
  Topic: Best Second Set Ever
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Replies: 28
Views: 1480

PostForum: Conversations of the Dead - All About the Greatest Rock n' Roll Band Ever   Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:02 am   Subject: Re: nassau
04-05-93 Nassau

I Fought The Law ; Way To Go Home > Corrina > He's Gone > Drums > Space > I Need A Miracle > Wharf Rat > Gloria

Holy nightmare setlist Batman!

yeah, woah ...
  Topic: Believe it or Not
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Replies: 8
Views: 511

PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:26 pm   Subject: Believe it or Not
JGB is a brilliant idea for this. It would have been perfect.
  Topic: Dark Stars Crashing
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PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:25 pm   Subject: Dark Stars Crashing
What comes to mind right now is:
Live Dead
10-31-71
4-8-72
4-24-72
Spectrum 9-72 and Jersey City 9-72 from the Dick Picks
11-13-72
11-11-73
12-06-73, motherfuckers!!
7-13-84
10-16-89
07-12- ...
  Topic: Good morning Mister Benson...
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PostForum: Songs Sang Aboard The Ship Of Fools   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:18 pm   Subject: Good morning Mister Benson...
I have much love for 11-29-80 Alligator Alley. 3-20-81 is really good. The one where he comes out of the coma is a big moment on Aud.
  Topic: Nightfall of Diamonds - Worthy of Official Release?
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PostForum: The Brentski Era (Spring 1979 - Summer 1990) "All the Brent bashers had to rethink with Vinny" - G. Duck   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:06 pm   Subject: Nightfall of Diamonds - Worthy of Official Release?
This show rules, way better than either Hampton show. Outstanding moments:

.5 Step
Deal
DS
PITB
All jams

UJB is a little disjointed as Duderino points out but it was a fun and happy moment i ...
  Topic: Men At Work vs. Men Without Hats.
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Views: 703

PostForum: Other Bands and Music   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:24 pm   Subject: Men At Work vs. Men Without Hats.
Shit, I didn't like either, I should have went hats now it's an official shutout. But MAW played some grooves even if the songs were goofy and annoying.
 
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