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The Deadpod

Nov 4, 2016

This week, on the eve of the election, I decided to bring you what I consider to be a really fun show from the fall of 1985. This comes to us from Rochester New York on November 8th, 1985. The boys are really loose and having fun and deliver a really good (if uneven) performance. We have a nice sounding recording to share, and I think you'll find the first set quite entertaining this week. This one starts with a rockin' Iko, Iko, into a down and dirty 'Little Red Rooster'.  Garcia provides a nice reading of  'Peggy O'; 'My Brother Esau' and 'Brown Eyed Women' follow, then the band performs an excellent version of 'Baby What You Want Me To Do' with Brett and Bobby trading verses on what would be the Dead's last performance of this tune. A frantic 'Jack Straw' follows and leads into a fun 'Might as Well' to close this first set.. (these two from an audience recording, by the way). 




Grateful Dead

Community War Memorial Auditorium

Rochester, NY 

11/8/85 - Friday




Iko Iko ;

Little Red Rooster ;

Peggy-O ;

My Brother Esau ;

Brown Eyed Women ;

Baby What You Want Me To Do ;

Jack Straw >

Might As Well  


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Till next week, be kind and let's hope for the best :)