May 2, 2014
This week I'm featuring a tape that was just released - its an audience tape but quite a good one of the Dead's performance back on August 24th, 1980 in Grand Rapids Michigan. I had never heard this show before and doubt that very many other folks have either so I think you'll find this to be a real treat. From the notes it sounds like not many people heard the show that night either - just a few hundred in attendance but perhaps that's why its such a good audience recording. In this week's first set I think you'll agree that the band played characteristically for 1980 - which in my opinion was generally excellent. Highlights for me in this set are a fine Brown Eyed Women, Passenger, Althea which I always enjoy from this period and a smokin' Deal to close the set. I hope you find the audience recording as refreshing as I have and can sit back and let it carry you back to those days back then...........
August 24, 1980
Grand Rapids, Michigan
They Love Each Other
Brown Eyed Women
Looks Like Rain
Let It Grow ->
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