Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

The Deadpod

Mar 11, 2022

This week's Deadpod features a Rex Benefit from March 13, 1985 at the Berkeley Community Theater. 

It starts out with a smoking 'Jack Straw', this is quite a pleasure to hear. 'Althea' follows; here Jerry's voice is not in the best of shape, but as is often the case in '85 his playing throughout this first set is quite inspired. The cowboy combo of 'Mama Tried>Mexicali' follows and features both a nice extended jam and some excellent additions by Brent. 'Friend of the Devil' is very nicely done and Jerry sounds much better here. 'Minglewood' has the first Matt Kelly addition, Brent again has a nice solo. The set-closing Deal is high energy as usual to close the short first set.


Grateful Dead
Berkeley Community Theatre
Berkeley, CA 3/13/85 - Wednesday


Jack Straw ;
Althea ;
Mama Tried >
Mexicali Blues ;
Friend Of The Devil ;
New Minglewood Blues (1) ;
Bob introduces Matt Kelly ;
Deal (1)
(1) w/Matt Kelly 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

 'March winds gonna blow all my troubles away...'


thanks for your kind support my friends.