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The Deadpod

Oct 13, 2017

This week's Deadpod features the 2nd set of the band's performance on October 14th, 1977 from the Hofheinz Pavilion at the University of Houston in Houston Texas. They really come out rocking here with a great Bertha into a sweet Good Lovin'.  Candyman follows, with Garcia in fine voice. Then they move out into space with a fine, long 'Playin In the Band'... some great explorations here. They transition seamlessly into a short but interesting Drums, then back out quickly into that beautiful introduction to the Wheel.. ahhhhhhh.. I'm always taken back to sweeping vistas of beautiful open spaces when I hear this tune, one of my all-time favorites, and Donna's contributions here are on key and for me, enjoyable. It dissolves, slowly and beautifully into the Wharf Rat.. Garcia here is a such a emotive storyteller, both with his vocals and his playing.. simply lose yourself here.. Garcia's jam before the last verse is stunning.  Around and Around follows, and builds to a rockin' crescendo. 


They end a beautiful evening with Brokedown Palace, then back into a pretty, spacey, Playin' reprise..





Grateful Dead

Hofheinz Pavilion - University of Houston

Houston, TX

10/14/77 - Friday


Bertha [7:08] >

Good Lovin' [5:59] ;

Candyman [7:28] ;

Playing In The Band [16:#56] >

Drums [3:35] >

The Wheel [7:15] >

Wharf Rat [13:49] >

Around And Around [8:23]


Brokedown Palace [5:51] >

Playing In The Band [4:13#]


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I hope you enjoy this week's Deadpod as much as I did..


Thanks so much for your support.. love one another !