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The Deadpod

Apr 23, 2021

This week the Deadpod goes back to the Spring of 1969 for a set the Dead played in Chicago at a place either called 'The Electric Theater' or the 'Kinetic Playground' depending on where you look :) 

While this is a short set, the story goes that the Velvet Underground was on the same bill, and played before the Dead. Apparently they played a very long set and the Dead were left with only enough time for a short set. The story goes that the Dead returned the favor the next night... 

Their set opens with a rather sloppy 'Hard To Handle' - apparently Jerry was experimenting with using the pedal steel on this one, and it doesn't come off so well. 'Doin' That Rag' follows and has a nice jam in it, but they really get going with the 'Good Morning Little Schoolgirl' that follows  - some classic Pigpen here and throughout. An early 'Morning Dew' follows, then, unfortunately, Bobby's Yellow Dog story. 

The set closes with two excellent pieces, 'Sitting on Top of the World' and and a great 'Lovelight'. 


Grateful Dead
Electric Theater
Chicago, IL 4/25/69 - Friday

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Hard to Handle [4:25] %
Doin' That Rag [7:32] %
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [11:28] %
Morning Dew [7:32] %
Yellow dog story [1:58] %
Sitting on Top of the World [3:46] %
Turn On Your Love Light [23:30] 

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