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Dire Wolf
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Re: Best Dead Shows

#223198 1 year, 9 months ago
Griff wrote:


I do like the year by year, as they are all so different. Which is so funny cause we all get that. What other band can you really do that with????


TOOL, but that's like every five years . Now you want to talk about show to show variability the dead take those honors hands down.
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Re: Best Dead Shows

#223493 1 year, 9 months ago
A lot of good lists. Though I think 10/26/1989 Miami, FL is often overlooked. Strangest "Dark Star" that I know of next to 10/31/1991. It's explores some pretty dark places of the mind and then pulls you out spinning into a nice "The Wheel". Check it out gratefuldeadprojects.com/1987_1990.html
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Re: Best Dead Shows

#223538 1 year, 9 months ago
Today or now? 5--8-77 and 6-17-76 have a reserved space within. The '76 mellow and sweet and ripping. Looking forward to checking others "favorites of the moment." Now it is clear some choices are not "of the moment" but are etched in the annals as "Best." I truly appreciate "Still Takin it Wierder's" decisive 5 tops/ year, an accomplishment of dedication! I would like to share my GD mentor's list, will try and spur him, gently.
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Re: Best Dead Shows

#223570 1 year, 9 months ago
Still Takin it Weirder wrote:
80's continued:

1986
03-20-86
12-30-86
3-27-86
12-15-86
2-11-86

1987
9-18-87
3-31-87
6-26-87
8-23-87
12-31-87

1988
7-2-88
3-27-88
4-1-88
6-23-88
7-17-88

1989
10-9-89 I guess I'll go honorable mention to 4-2-89 Pittsburgh. No Philly,dc, Boston on this spring.. estimated
7-17-89 50k there for a 17k venue. The energy inside the building was off the charts. Basically the whole NE in
7-19-89 attendance ( or trying to be)..riots outside... X factor and energy all over this show from the opening notes .
10-16-89 of Shakedown ( 28 shows since it had been played last. 2nd longest stretch since its debut.
5-6-89

1990
9-20-90
3-29-90
7-18-90
3-24-90
7-16-90

1991
10-31-91
09-26-91
06-14-91
06-06-91
09-10-91

1992
06-28-92
12-16-92
6-20-92
6-25-92
6-22-92

1993
9-13-93
5-27-93 ***
9-22-93
8-22-93
3-24-93

1994
10-5-94
10-1-94
07-31-94
7-20-94
10-14-94

1995
02-21-95
03-23-95
06-25-95
03-18-95
06-30-95


*** my personal favorite post Brent show
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Re: Best Dead Shows

#232898 1 year, 8 months ago
Blues_Power wrote:
i won't dispute that each show on the above mentioned list is a good one, but i can't take it seriously as a "best of" list without s single show from 1985. and with no shows between 1982 and 1988 the list is even less credible.


I wasn't sure if you were referring to the list posted within the previous post or the list(s) from the gratefuldeadprojects.com link from the OP's post. If you meant the gratefuldeadprojects.com list, I just wanted to make sure you didn't just look at the 30 dates listed near the top of that page because if you read the text at the top it tells you that the project they were doing would be excluding a bunch of shows already widely considered/known as, best ever. You gotta scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the links to their project results. Their 79-86 & 87-90 projects include a bunch of 82, 85, & 88 shows. Just wanted to make sure you didn't miss out on them since you seem to have pretty strong feelings about the quality to be found in each of those years.
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Re: Best Dead Shows

#232902 1 year, 8 months ago
jodiah wrote:
A lot of good lists. Though I think 10/26/1989 Miami, FL is often overlooked. Strangest "Dark Star" that I know of next to 10/31/1991. It's explores some pretty dark places of the mind and then pulls you out spinning into a nice "The Wheel". Check it out gratefuldeadprojects.com/1987_1990.html


jodiah where you at that show? I sure was...wow that was really something, the place went crazy when they broke into Dark Star
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Re: Best Dead Shows

#232948 1 year, 8 months ago
There is no best; only personal favorites. I haven't read through every reply yet, but my favorite has always been 6/28/74.

Tastes are a funny thing. I can appreciate the shows from the 60s from time to time, but really, they don't do it for me like stuff from 72-74, or 85, or 89-90. I know that is heresy around here, but those are MY preferences.

Another all-time favorite is 11/21/85.

I also like listening to shows with amazing versions of certain songs, regardless of the show as a whole. Like 10/12/84, which has an AMAZING Morning Dew.

Or complete runs, like the 10/74 Winterland run. Or the 81 Greek. Or the entire Spring tour 1990.

I'm no expert, but I have been collecting tapes since 1986.

There is no best; only personal favorites.

joel
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