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The Deadpod

Aug 24, 2018

This week's Deadpod features a show from 46 years ago at the Berkeley Community Theater in Berkeley CA. This run, which lead up to the famous show at Veneta Oregon on the 27th, often is overlooked, but is a stellar example of why the band were at the top of their game during this period. While I previously featured the next night of this run, this may well be the better of those two. While the playing is wonderful throughout (and perhaps even more spacy and exciting in set 2) the jam between 'China->Rider', the 'Bird Song' and of course 'Playin in the Band' make this a memorable first set.





Grateful Dead

Berkeley Community Theatre

Berkeley, CA 8/24/72 - Thursday



The Promised Land [2:58]

Sugaree [6:43]

Jack Straw [5:51] 

China Cat Sunflower [7:09] >

I Know You Rider [4:49]

Me And My Uncle [3:02]

Bird Song [9:12]

Beat It On Down The Line [3:05]

Tennessee Jed [7:31]

Playing In The Band [15:04]

Casey Jones [5:47]


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