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acousticPhenomena
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Re: Did Jerry Hold Them Back?

#11775 3 years, 3 months ago
I'm sure i'll get devoured for this, but I see where Jughead is coming from. I think this isn't a topic to just dive into though. You definitely need to approach it delicately and with more tact.
WayfaringDreamer
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Re: Did Jerry Hold Them Back?

#11780 3 years, 3 months ago
I stopped going to shows in the 90's because I thought they sucked.

Got back on the bus with Phil and Friends.
Jack_Straw
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Re: Did Jerry Hold Them Back?

#11781 3 years, 3 months ago
Yes and no

Salt Lake 95 was an awesome set of shows!!!
cut his buddy down
Jughead
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Re: Did Jerry Hold Them Back?

#11783 3 years, 3 months ago
If I wasnt treading gently I would have said that Jerry loved the drugs more than the music
shoelesh
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Re: Did Jerry Hold Them Back?

#11786 3 years, 3 months ago
there is little doubt to me that a lot of time that the grateful dead was a giant lumbering exhausting monster...If anything The Grateful Dead held The Grateful Dead back . Every one as with us all has his or her demons to contend with then add the big giant monster riding on their back . They are lucky they didnt break many years earlier . If it weren't for the snippets of joy and moments of "blinding brilliance" it would have hardly been worth it
What they needed in my modest opinion is more breaks and less exhausting touring . More time to chill out and do other stuff . The shows i went to in 95 had some amazing moments from all members of the band , but damn if they didnt just seem fatigued half the time ....Still God bless em for giving it their all .
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the highway terror
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we gonna stay here til we soothe our souls

Re: Did Jerry Hold Them Back?

#11795 3 years, 3 months ago
I dont think anyone held things back
by yhe late 89's the dead had become an iconic thing with many peoples lives depending on things to carry on

the pressure combined with all the other problems all combined to bring about the end

It was everyones fault, and no ones fault
it doesn't matter.
I'm just grateful for the music that I got to see and hear
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WorkingmansEd
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Posts:46

Re: Did Jerry Hold Them Back?

#11810 3 years, 3 months ago
You're looking at this all wrong brother.

Why don't you think about what Jerry did to push the scene forward instead? There's much more to talk about in that regard anyway.
83msg1sttyme
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Re: Did Jerry Hold Them Back?

#11885 3 years, 3 months ago
2 sides to the coin wokingman
If i told ya all that went down,it would burn off both your ears
pittsburghgary
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Re: Did Jerry Hold Them Back?

#12146 3 years, 3 months ago
Actually it wasn't Vince that held the Grateful Dead back, it was Brent's Death. Thus came a decline in the energy and quality of the music. Jerry was just a part of it and became lethargic because of it. I believe he said it was like the band had lost one of their legs.
captaintony
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Re: Did Jerry Hold Them Back?

#12161 3 years, 3 months ago
I think there is a point where drugs become more important than the music.
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