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The Deadpod

Apr 29, 2022

This week's Deadpod features a long second set on the occasion of Brent Mydland's first gig with the band, on April 22, 1979 in San Jose California. 

The band opens with the trifecta 'I Need a Miracle' into 'Bertha' into 'Good Lovin', while it starts out a bit rough it picks up alot of energy by the end and they then go into a wonderful version of 'Scarlet Begonias' into 'Fire on the Mountain'. The transition jam into Fire is especially interesting, as is Jerry's jamming throughout that tune. 'Estimated Prophet' continues in the winning vein with some great bass contributed by Phil during the long and excellent opening jam. Brent contributes some interesting electric piano during the closing jam here matched by some very interesting Garcia lines. As this jam closes we hear a new sound from Mickey, as he goes into the fascinating 'Drums' segment with his new toy, 'The Beast', which was brought out for the first time at this show after having been constructed for the 'Apocalypse Now' movie soundtrack. There's not really a Space that follows this Drums segment but instead the band goes into 'The Other One' which is here marred by a cut in the tape. Jerry brings out August West next before the boys close with a rockin' 'Around and Around' They return for a double encore on this Sunday, with a good 'US Blues' followed by a trip to 'Shakedown Street' to close the afternoon.. 


Grateful Dead
Spartan Stadium
San Jose, CA (4/22/79) - Sunday

I Need A Miracle [4:28] >
Bertha [6:40] >
Good Lovin' [6:50] ;
Scarlet Begonias [9:27] >
Fire On The Mountain [13:25] ;
Estimated Prophet [11:26] >
He's Gone [12:28] >
Drums [20:01] >
The Other One [7:#27] >
Wharf Rat [10:19] >
Around And Around [8:10]


U.S. Blues [5:18] ;
Shakedown Street [10:42]  

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