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the highway terror
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What is your favorite Grateful Dead related Book ?

#1890 3 years, 7 months ago
I really liked McNally's Book
Phil's too

Scully's Book is a guilty pleasure of mine

Anyone else like to read about the Boy's ?
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Re: What is your favorite Grateful Dead related Book ?

#1914 3 years, 7 months ago
Hunter's Box of Rain, really like reading all the lyrics, especially the stuff I hadn't heard before. I thought Phil's book was pretty good but I'm not really all that interested in the behinds the scenes stuff, just like the music they make. I haven't read any of the other books, i might be interested if Weir wrote one.
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#1917 3 years, 7 months ago
I liked McNally's book, except where he went 3rd person as Scribe...

I liked Steve Parrish's book "Home Before Daylight" a lot, real but respectful and not trashy.

I thought "Dark Star" was the most pointed, it seemed very skewed against Garcia.
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#1918 3 years, 7 months ago
I was looking at The Greatful Dead -Scrap book By Ben Fong Toress the other day. Its pretty decent , lot of cool odd's and ends with it.
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#1932 3 years, 7 months ago
I read the Scully book when it first came out. It was right when I was gettin into the dead and gave me atleast an overall picture of the early scene and history even if it may be biased and trashy. Electric Kool-aid Acid Test made for a good companion book reading it right afterwards.

Skimmed around through Dark Star - probably reading all of it at some point. That one is tough when they focus on the later years.

and I just bought Searching for the Sound and will start reading it right after I finish reading Watch You Bleed: The Saga of G'N'R... if its trashy your looking for... this is a good one!
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#1938 3 years, 7 months ago
I really liked, "Searching for the sound". But havn'nt read that many yet.
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#2004 3 years, 7 months ago
McNally's book
Phil's book
And one book I haven't seen anyone post Grateful Dead an Illustrated Trip. A really great book I hope they update it someday to include Furthur.
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#2008 3 years, 7 months ago
the Grateful Dead Family Album is a good one too
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#2013 3 years, 7 months ago
Garcia Signpost to New Space (1972), hands down
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Re: What is your favorite Grateful Dead related Book ?

#2079 3 years, 7 months ago
Hunter's "Box of Rain" [hardcover] is perfect.

Blair Jackson's books: "Garcia: An American Life" and "Grateful Dead Gear: The Band's Instruments, Sound Systems, and Recording Sessions, From 1965 to 1995"

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