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The Deadpod

May 8, 2015

This week's Deadpod comes as a result of a request from a longtime supporter of the 'pod.. an excellent choice from 1973.. this is quite a famous show and there have been great tapes around but I'm quite certain you'll enjoy it, and don't believe I've ever featured it on the Deadpod .. This is from Kezar Stadium in San Francisco CA back on May 26th, 1973. The gig featured both Waylon Jennings and the New Riders of the Purple Sage as opening acts and from all reports they both put on fine sets so the crowd was well warmed up by the time the Dead took the stage around 2 in the afternoon. We will hear the first set this week which consists for the most part, of well played classic first set Dead tunes. While most of the surprises and jamming will come in what follows, I think you'll enjoy this fine recording.. I know I find myself dreaming of sitting out in the sunshine when I heard the opening notes of 'Jack Straw'.. I hope you'll forgive me for consecutive weeks that include 'The Race Is On' but it's always fun to hear... They Love Each Other is one of the bounciest versions ever! It's hard not to imagine Garcia smiling on this one.. The Playin' in the Band that closes the set is tight and jazzy and gives a hint as to the what is to come..


Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA (5/26/73)
set 1

Promised Land
Jack Straw
Tennessee Jed
The Race Is On
Mexicali Blues
Row Jimmy
Looks Like Rain
They Love Each Other
Playing in the Band
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