May 20, 2011
This week's show is the result of one of those wierd acts of
synchronicity that led me to believe that it was meant to be... I
had been thinking that it was about time to feature a show from
1985. I was thinking of which show to play and had seriously
considered the show from Hershey PA on 6/28/85.. While this is a
fun show, it has some problems - the weather was bad, the playing a
bit sloppy even for 85 standards.. As I had pretty much concluded I
wouldn't play this show I got a great email from a listener to the
Deadpod who asked about the show that I am playing this week, from
Merriweather Post Pavilion on 7/1/85. He told me about how much fun
this show was and how he'd never really heard a great tape of it.
While the tape I am playing tonight does suffer from a few
anomalies, over all its a pretty good tape, and it captures a great
time in GD history. This was the last time the band was able to
play at this venue - the pressures and increasing popularity made
it impossible. I think you'll enjoy this performance. The Dancin'
opener is real fun, and the Dupree's is a highlight. Bobby does a
fine job on the Let It Grow and admit it, its fun to hear Day Job
once in awhile :)
Next week we'll listen to the monster second set, but I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do..
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Columbia, MD (7/1/85)
Dancin' in the Streets
Dupree's Diamond Blues
My Brother Esau
Let it Grow
You can listen to this week's Deadpod
Thanks for listening and for your SUPPORT!