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The Deadpod

Oct 24, 2014

In casting about for a show to fit some recent requests, I came across this well-known yet astonishing work of unparalleled psychedelia. Unfortunately there is no Pigpen on this night (or the next) which is what my listener had requested, however I'm confident that the peerless jamming and enthusiasm present on this recording will allow me to be excused for that omission. This show starts with an excellent Dark Star (and its so nice to hear it in one of its earlier formations), then goes into a wonderful St. Stephen and The Eleven which is just wonderful - I'm especially fond of the ending jam in the Eleven - before going into a song which never should have left, Death Don't Have No Mercy.. The second set follows and while perhaps not as strong as the first, the Cryptical and the Other One features some great work by Phil, which is also noticeable in the New Potato Caboose (as sadly the lack of keyboards). The show ends with some intense and jamming and, the then popular Feedback.. 


Grateful Dead

Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco CA

8/12/68 - Saturday


 Set 1

Dark Star ->
Saint Stephen ->
The Eleven ->
Death Don't Have No Mercy 

Set 2

Cryptical Envelopment ->
Drums ->
The Other One ->
Cryptical Envelopment ->
New Potato Caboose ->
Jam ->
Drums ->
Jam ->

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