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The Deadpod

Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

It just wouldn't be right if I didn't feature a NYE show on this date, and while many of the shows that the band played on New Years Eve were a bit of a letdown, I think I've chosen one that wasn't.. this comes to us from New Years Eve 1981. While the boys opened with an acoustic set with Joan Baez, I had to spare you that and omit it from this podcast. I did not however, omit anything else - over three and a half hours of great Dead awaits you in this special New Years' podcast. All three sets including a wonderful Shakedown Street opener, an unusual Iko,Iko to ring in the New Year, Terrapin Station, a fabulous Morning Dew which closes set 2, and an excellent Dark Star to open set 3. I hope you have plenty of time to savor this Deadpod over the holiday weekend, and I sure hope you enjoy it!


Grateful Dead 

Oakland Auditorium 

Oakland, CA  

12/31/81 - Thursday


Shakedown Street [15:15] ;

Me And My Uncle [2:59] >

Mexicali Blues [4:41]; Cold Rain And Snow [6:20] ;

C C Rider (1) [8:32] ;

It Must Have Been The Roses (2) [6:27] ;

Beat It On Down The Line [3:33] ;

Big Boss Man (1) [6:01] >

New Minglewood Blues (1) [6:10] ;

Don't Ease Me In [3:12]  


Iko Iko [7:24] ;

Playing In The Band [14:49] >

Terrapin Station [12:24]> Playing In The Band [4:28] >

Drums [9:55] >

Space [7:40] >

The Other One [11:09] >

Not Fade Away [7:28] >

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:21] >

Morning Dew [10:44]  


Dark Star [15:16] >

Bertha [6:32] >

Good Lovin' [10:03]  

Encore  It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (2) [7:07]  

Comments An acoustic set with Joan Baez preceded the Dead only sets, set list was: Me & Bobby McGee ; Bye Bye Love ; Lucifer's Eyes ; Children of the 80's; Banks of the Ohio. Iko at midnight. (1) with Matthew Kelly (2) with Joan Baez  

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Thank you my friends for listening and for your support during 2015. Your kindness makes producing this podcast a labor of love. 

May we all be blessed with health, peace and happiness this New Year!