Archive for the ‘1993’ Category

Jerry Garcia American: Freedom. Liberty. Leave Me Alone, To Find My Own Way Home. 1993-08-22   1 comment

If I was an eagle I’d dress like a duck  kantnergarcia
Crawl like a lizard and honk like a truck
If I get a notion I’ll climb this tree
or chop it down and you can’t stop me
Chop it down and you can’t stop me
Freedom
Liberty
Leave me alone
To find my own way home

Liberty.  (Giants Stadium 1993-06-06)

I have been spending some time with the 1993 Grateful Dead concert tapes on the Internet Archive.   The Modern Deadhead blog has a nice discussion of this year with the Dead here.  Jerry is drawing from deep within himself with both is playing and his singing during the summer tour.  There are some powerful performances during 1993 including:

The 1993-08-22 show at the Autzen Stadium an the University of Oregon has been in pretty heavy rotation on my mp3 player.  There is a lot to recommend this show including  a stand away version of Days Between with a great vocal and a strong end solo.  The first set opens with Jack Straw.  About 60 seconds into the show the mikes die and Bob’s guitar set up goes into cardiac arrest.  It takes several minuets for his setup to reboot and come back on line.  Jerry, who is no stranger to equipment failures and guitar solos takes the weight and carries the song with some real pyrotechnics. The first set ends with a fresh sounding The Music Never Stopped.  The second set is action packed starting with Help On the Way –> Slipknot –> Franklin’s Tower.  The closer is really a great Space followed by The Wheel –> I Need A Miracle –> Days Between –> Not Fade Away. WoW.  Liberty takes us home as an encore. Listen NOW!

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1993-08-22 Autzen Stadium  (University of Oregon)

Click Track to Play or Steal

01 crowd/tuning 05:07
02 Jack Straw 09:12
03 Bertha 08:04
04 Little Red Rooster 09:26
05 Broken Arrow 05:25
06 Althea 08:02
07 Masterpiece 05:27
08 Tennessee Jed 08:56
09 The Music Never Stopped 08:48
10 crowd/tuning) 02:46
11 Help On The Way– 04:26
12 Slipknot!– 05:28
13 Franklin’s Tower 11:55
14 Samson And Delilah 06:46
15 Ship Of Fools 07:51
16 Corinna– 09:23
17 Drums– 07:46
18 Spacey Drums– 12:38
19 Space– 13:03
20 The Wheel– 06:59
21 I Need A Miracle– 04:05
22 Days Between– 10:51
23 Not Fade Away 11:41
24 Liberty 06:28
With film footage from all over space and time.

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And while we are visiting the past here is a little snip from 1981:

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Went to the well but the water was dry
Dipped my bucket in the clear blue sky
Looked in the bottom and what did I see?
The whole damned world looking back at me

If I was a bottle I’d spill for love
Sake of mercy I’d kill for love
If I was a liar I’d lie for love
Sake of my baby I’d die for love
Sake of my baby I’d die for love

Freedom
Liberty
Leave me alone
To find my own way home
To find my own way home
I’m gonna find my own way home

RIP, Jerry.

Chanting by The Guyoto Monks (1995-06-02)

The Grateful Dead – The 1993 Tapes On The Internet Archive   29 comments

The Grateful Dead Concert Tapes On The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive’s Grateful Dead is a great collection of concert tapes. There are over 2,000 unique concerts. There are multiple recordings of most concerts. This series attempts to provide a simple interface to this collection by selecting one recording for each concert on a given date. Preference is given to tapes processed by the great Charlie Miller and sound board tapes. Not all shows are well recorded but the there are great moments here. Dig in and enjoy! You didn’t have to be there. Good Luck.

The Grateful Dead Valentines of Flesh and Blood (1990 –1995)

After a very successful spring/summer 1990 tour Brent Mydland, the Dead’s long time keyboard player Brent Mydland died of a drug overdose.  His last show with The Grateful Dead was on 23 July 1990. Vince Welnick (formerly of  The Tubes) joined on key boards.  From time to time between September 1990 and March 1992, Bruce Randall Hornsby also played with the band on his grand piano.  There are some great shows after July 1990, especially when Bruce was present.  Jerry’s continued health problems (and drug addiction) crippled his singing and sometimes the Drums –> Space portion of the concerts could last for up to an hour.  Jerry did deliver some of his finest (blues oriented) solos during this period (listen to such songs as Days Between and Standing On the Moon).  Robert Greenfields excellent Dark Star: An Oral Biography of Jerry Garcia  provides important contributions to understanding what was happening to Jerry (and the band) during these ‘final days’.  Jerry Garcia died August 9, 1995. RIP

In This Series:

1960 1970 1980 1990
____ 1971 1981 1991
____ 1972 1982 1992
____ 1973 1983 1993
____ 1974 1984 1994
____ 1975 1985 1995
1966 1976 1986 ____
1967 1977 1987 ____
1968 1978 1988 ____
1969 1979 1989 ____

Additional details of the Internet Archive Collection and how these lists were generated can be found here.

My blogs on individual Grateful Dead show can be found here.

A list of all soundboard tapes of Dark Star performances on the Internet Archive can be found here.

A list of all soundboard tapes of Scarlet Begonia -> Fire On The Mountain performances on the Internet Archive can be found here.

Days Between 1993-08-22

1993-01-24 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena Listen

1993-01-25 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Listen

1993-01-26 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena Listen

1993-02-10 – Club Front Listen

1993-02-21 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena Listen

1993-02-22 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Listen

1993-02-23 – Oakland Coliseum Arena Listen

1993-03-09 – Rosemont Horizon Listen

1993-03-10 – Rosemont Horizon Arena Listen

1993-03-11 – Rosemont Horizon Arena Listen

1993-03-14 – Richfield Coliseum Listen

1993-03-16 – Capital Centre Listen

1993-03-17 – Capital Centre Listen

1993-03-18 – Capital Centre Listen

1993-03-20 – The Omni Listen

1993-03-21 – The Omni Listen

1993-03-22 – The Omni Listen

1993-03-24 – Dean Smith Center Listen

1993-03-25 – Dean Smith Center Listen

1993-03-27 – Knickerbocker Arena Listen

1993-03-28 – Knickerbocker Arena Listen

1993-03-29 – Knickerbocker Arena Listen

1993-03-31 – The Nassau Coliseum Listen

1993-04-01 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Listen

1993-04-02 – Nassau Coliseum Listen

1993-04-04 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Listen

1993-04-05 – Nassau Coliseum Listen

1993-05-14 – Sam Boyd Silver Bowl Listen

1993-05-15 – Sam Boyd Silver Bowl Listen

1993-05-16 – Sam Boyd Silver Bowl Listen

1993-05-21 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1993-05-22 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1993-05-23 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1993-05-25 – Cal Expo Amphitheatre Listen

1993-05-26 – Cal Expo Amphitheatre Listen

1993-05-27 – Cal Expo Listen

1993-06-05 – Giants Stadium Listen

1993-06-06 – The Giants Stadium Listen

1993-06-08 – The The Palace Listen

1993-06-09 – The Palace Listen

1993-06-11 – Buckeye Lake Music Center Listen

1993-06-13 – Rich Stadium Listen

1993-06-15 – Freedom Hall Listen

1993-06-16 – Freedom Hall Listen

1993-06-18 – Soldier Field Listen

1993-06-19 – Soldier Field Listen

1993-06-21 – Deer Creek Music Center Listen

1993-06-22 – Deer Creek Music Center Listen

1993-06-23 – Deer Creek Music Center Listen

1993-06-25 – Robert F. Kennedy Stadium Listen

1993-06-26 – Robert F. Kennedy Stadium Listen

1993-08-21 – Autzen Stadium, U. of Oregon Listen

1993-08-22 – Autzen Stadium – University of Oregon Listen

1993-08-25 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1993-08-26 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1993-08-27 – Shoreline Amphitheatre Listen

1993-09-08 – Richfield Coliseum Listen

1993-09-09 – Richfield Coliseum Listen

1993-09-10 – Richfield Coliseum Listen

1993-09-12 – The Spectrum Listen

1993-09-13 – The Spectrum Listen

1993-09-14 – The Spectrum Listen

1993-09-16 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1993-09-17 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1993-09-18 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1993-09-20 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1993-09-21 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1993-09-22 – Madison Square Garden Listen

1993-09-24 – Boston Garden Listen

1993-09-25 – Boston Garden Listen

1993-09-26 – Boston Garden Listen

1993-09-28 – Boston Garden Listen

1993-09-29 – Boston Garden Listen

1993-09-30 – Boston Garden Listen

1993-12-08 – Los Angeles Sports Arena Listen

1993-12-09 – Los Angeles Sports Arena Listen

1993-12-10 – Los Angeles Sports Arena Listen

1993-12-12 – San Diego International Sports Arena Listen

1993-12-13 – San Diego International Sports Arena Listen

1993-12-17 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena Listen

1993-12-18 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Listen

1993-12-19 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena Listen

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