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The Deadpod

May 20, 2016

This week we go way back to some of our earliest great recordings of the band for this beauty from November 11th, 1967. A request from a birthday kiwi down in New Zealand, (Happy Birthday Lawrence - and to my friend Jay as well!!)  this is a fabulous show highlighted with tremendous performances from Pigpen on keyboards and vocals.

Garcia has a couple of really nice solos on the amazing 'Death Don't Have No Mercy' that I really like.. there is a crackling energy throughout this tape that is well worth experiencing, despite the occasional flaw in this tape the sonic quality is really quite remarkable. 'New Potato Caboose' simply takes off into the cosmos.. experience it .. Alligator gives us another example of how Pigpen could lead this band...



Grateful Dead

Shrine Auditorium

Los Angeles, CA

11/11/67 - Saturday


Turn On Your Love Light

Death Don't Have No Mercy

Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

New Potato Caboose

Cryptical Envelopment  >

That's It For The Other One  >

Cryptical Envelopment


Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)



You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:


Now, as many of you are aware, Rhino records has released a 3 cd set of the Grateful Dead's historic performance at Red Rocks from July 8, 1978. This was of course included in the recent July 78 box set, but can now be purchased individually at retail stores or from

Even better! I have several copies to send out to lucky Deadpod listeners...

all  you have to do to try your luck in winning one of these sets is to send me an email with your US Mail address to:


No contributions are required to win the set, but they are always appreciated :)