May 31, 2013
This week's Deadpod comes as the result of a request from a great supporter of the Deadpod.. for many folks the only show or shows they were able to see happened late in the band's tenure. This show takes place in the Fall of 1993... while I find most shows from '93 pretty uninteresting, I do think the second set from this show offers plenty for us to chew on, so I'm going to play just that second set this week on the Deadpod. This took place, as so many great shows did, at the Spectrum in Philadelphia on Monday, September 13th, 1993.. The Scarlet Begonias is particularly bouncy and you can hear the 'lightning bolt' guitar that Jerry played at this show as it allowed him to switch tones very easily.. The Playin' In the Band is nice and spacey.. and while it goes into a not entirely satisfying and short Dark Star, the fact that Jerry leads the band out of that into a long and beautiful Terrapin is reason enough to give them a pass on it.. The Space that follows allows us to recognize the 'Tubular Bells' theme that Vince introduces and that makes the jam quite interesting. Easy Answers is not everyone's cup of tea, but Bobby's leads throughout the show are consistently interesting (and we are able to hear them!) .. The Days Between that follows is a song that you either love or hate.. Jerry does a pretty decent job on the lyrics on this one... The show ends with a Good Lovin' then the get-out-of-Dodge 'I Fought the Law' encore..
Still an enjoyable excursion into late-era Grateful Dead. I hope you find it entertaining!
Grateful Dead, The Spectrum, Philadelphia PA 9/13/93
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire on the Mountain -> Playing in the Band -> Dark Star -> Terrapin Station -> Drums -> Space -> Easy Answers -> Days Between -> Good Lovin' I Fought the Law
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