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The Deadpod

Apr 29, 2022

This week's Deadpod features a long second set on the occasion of Brent Mydland's first gig with the band, on April 22, 1979 in San Jose California. 

The band opens with the trifecta 'I Need a Miracle' into 'Bertha' into 'Good Lovin', while it starts out a bit rough it picks up alot of energy by the end and they then go...

Apr 22, 2022

43 years ago today Brent Mydland played his first show with the Grateful Dead. 

This week we will listen to the first set of that show here on the Deadpod. 

I think you'll immediately notice the increased energy on stage, especially when you compare to the early '79 shows. The boys have been rehearsing and I believe it...

Apr 15, 2022

This week we feature a great set from April of 1971 - 4/12/71 from Pittsburgh PA. 

Again, this is a sweet recording only one or two minor flaws. 'Truckin' starts us off hot, with some nice jamming punctuated by Billy K pounding the kit as they lead into a 10 minute 'Other One'. Of particular note here is the transition...

Apr 8, 2022

This week's Deadpod is from a marvelous sounding tape (with one or two issues) from the Spring of 1971. This set has Phil all over it - I especially love his sound on 'Bertha'. Pigpen does a wonderful 'Next Time You See Me', and 'Hard to Handle' (although it has a very tragic tape flip that loses the end of the song)....

Apr 1, 2022

No tricks here! Just some fine Grateful Dead from March 28, 1989 in Atlanta GA. 

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the above performance at the Omni, and begins with a sweet 'Samson and Delilah' that gets the set off to a rockin' start. the 'Ship of Fools' that follows slows things down a bit, but is...