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19-11-2015, 02:57 PM
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(19-11-2015 12:29 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  Took this necroposting opportunity to change my vote from 2012 from "Indifferent" to "Like them."

A year or 2 ago I read the book, US Blues. Can't recommend it enough! It's a humorous murder solving adventure by Alligator, a deadhead of all deadheads. I was cracking up so much at the description of the Scene...made me wish I had gone to a show. Since then, I occasionally will pull up a show on the YouTubes when I'm in a super chill state of mind... Thumbsup

I am not a fan of the band, but I love mysteries with a music setting. I've added the name to my look-for list.
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19-11-2015, 03:00 PM
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(19-11-2015 02:57 PM)julep Wrote:  
(19-11-2015 12:29 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  Took this necroposting opportunity to change my vote from 2012 from "Indifferent" to "Like them."

A year or 2 ago I read the book, US Blues. Can't recommend it enough! It's a humorous murder solving adventure by Alligator, a deadhead of all deadheads. I was cracking up so much at the description of the Scene...made me wish I had gone to a show. Since then, I occasionally will pull up a show on the YouTubes when I'm in a super chill state of mind... Thumbsup

I am not a fan of the band, but I love mysteries with a music setting. I've added the name to my look-for list.

Cool, here's a link to the information!

US Blues by Ed Watt

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01-04-2016, 09:10 PM
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Come on then, who's been neglecting the Dead Thread?

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01-04-2016, 09:58 PM (This post was last modified: 02-04-2016 12:37 AM by GirlyMan.)
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Fuck I already posted this didn't I. Why yes, yes you did. ... fuck

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01-04-2016, 11:52 PM
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When my daughter is here we tend to listen to music when we are eating. So last week I put on the newly discovered Grateful Dead. When asked what she thought of them, she answered:

- I like it, but they're not very good singers.

We laughed at that, and had a little chat about modern technology.
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02-04-2016, 12:49 AM (This post was last modified: 02-04-2016 02:34 AM by GirlyMan.)
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(01-04-2016 11:52 PM)Nishi Karano Kaze Wrote:  When my daughter is here we tend to listen to music when we are eating. So last week I put on the newly discovered Grateful Dead. When asked what she thought of them, she answered:

- I like it, but they're not very good singers.

We laughed at that, and had a little chat about modern technology.

If they were good singers nobody would've ever heard of them. They did have a talent for choosing whether Jerry or Weir sucked less on a stanza. Big Grin

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02-04-2016, 01:25 AM
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02-04-2016, 11:39 AM
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(02-04-2016 12:49 AM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(01-04-2016 11:52 PM)Nishi Karano Kaze Wrote:  When my daughter is here we tend to listen to music when we are eating. So last week I put on the newly discovered Grateful Dead. When asked what she thought of them, she answered:

- I like it, but they're not very good singers.

We laughed at that, and had a little chat about modern technology.

If they were good singers nobody would've ever heard of them. They did have a talent for choosing whether Jerry or Weir sucked less on a stanza. Big Grin

There were times I saw them and they sounded great. Jerry sounded smooth as glass...

Then there were other times when Donna Jean's mic was turned up too high and the bitch sounded like a cat being electrocuted.

But seeing how the whole the concert was one huge private party with your best friends ever, we just passed the joint, sang along and danced...oh how we danced. Cool


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02-04-2016, 12:24 PM
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The thing is, if you've ever seen a good folk musician or band live, you can see exactly where Jerry's vocal style comes from. I can't imagine anyone else singing Ripple, Mountains of the Moon, or Dire Wolf with nearly as much feel or character as Jerry. Its natural and unaltered, the odd bum note here or there doesn't matter. In the same way as it doesn't matter with Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie or Pete Seeger... People seem to expect the Dead to be a hard rock band, when really they were quite rootsy and folky.

I think they probably had trouble hearing vocals during live shows. It was a common problem back in the '60s and '70s, and it was only much later later that effective onstage monitoring became widespread, allowing each musician to hear exactly what they need to...

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02-04-2016, 12:38 PM
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(02-04-2016 12:24 PM)Sam Wrote:  The thing is, if you've ever seen a good folk musician or band live, you can see exactly where Jerry's vocal style comes from. I can't imagine anyone else singing Ripple, Mountains of the Moon, or Dire Wolf with nearly as much feel or character as Jerry. Its natural and unaltered, the odd bum note here or there doesn't matter. In the same way as it doesn't matter with Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie or Pete Seeger... People seem to expect the Dead to be a hard rock band, when really they were quite rootsy and folky.

I think they probably had trouble hearing vocals during live shows. It was a common problem back in the '60s and '70s, and it was only much later later that effective onstage monitoring became widespread, allowing each musician to hear exactly what they need to...

Once the wall of sound was introduced it did improve. Minus a few things.

But agreed Jerry's style, after Pigpen died the whole focus of the band changed.


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