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The Deadpod

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...........


Grateful Dead

August 24, 1980

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Center


Set 1:


Jack Straw

They Love Each Other



Brown Eyed Women



Looks Like Rain


Let It Grow ->




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