Jan 10, 2014
Here's a show that was recently requested over on the Deadpod's Facebook page.. since this is an excellent recording, I decided this would be a good time to play it. It comes to us from October 29th, 1971 from teh old Allen Theater in Cleveland Ohio. While I never saw the Dead at this venue it was an old movie house that saw lots and lots of rock shows around this time. The band was going through a period of transition and I think you can hear that in the music and arrangements in some of these songs which are still growing and changing. Pigpen was missing as well and his absence is surely felt here. Nevertheless I enjoy early 70s Dead especially around this time of year for some reason so I hope you 'll enjoy this week's first set. As they often did around this time, they open with a nice Truckin' .. the Sugaree is quite good as well. While many of these songs are lacking in long jams, they are all well played and I hope you enjoy hearing them this week.