Sep 27, 2013
This week's Deadpod had been on my list of requested shows for quite some time, and I'm really glad to have gotten to it this week. It comes from the Fall of 1983, a year that I think is often underestimated among Deadheads as I feel there are some very good shows that took place that year, and this is clearly one of them. This week we'll listen to the very good and unique first set. It opens with a wonderful version of 'The Music Never Stops' that makes me wonder why they didn't use this number as an opener more often. Loser and CC Rider follow, both good versions, but they really get rockin' on the Cumberland Blues that comes next. True, the vocals aren't all that pristine, but they sure are having fun and Jerry is really going strong. A nice Cassidy follows, then a fun Ramble On Rose (even if I'm not a huge fan of Healy playing with the vocals)..who doesn't love this song? Next Weir shadowboxes the Apocalypse, but they end the set with a rousing Big Railroad Blues into a really well done Promised Land.. great first set..
Grateful Dead October 21, 1983 The Worcester Centrum Worcester, MA. --Set 1-- The Music Never Stopped Loser CC Rider Cumberland Blues Cassidy Ramble on Rose My Brother Esau Big Railroad Blues -> The Promised Land
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