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23atwell
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Re: Favorite books about the Dead

#60760 2 years, 7 months ago
I've read them all and hears the order I like
Searching for the sound
Darkstar oral bio jg
Long strange trip it's been.


I bought the grateful dead reader written by David Dodd and it was the most expensive out of my 15 and it was the worst.
And I'm going to sit right here until I die
23atwell
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Re: Favorite books about the Dead

#60762 2 years, 7 months ago
I forgot "growing up dead is a must read" I felt like I was at some of the shows. A true mirror of my life
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iamthedoor
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Re: Favorite books about the Dead

#60763 2 years, 7 months ago
Electric Kool Aid
Long Strange Trip
Growing Up Dead
I had Searching for the Sound in my hands at my local library and decided since I had too many other books I would put it back until next time, unfortunately my high ass decided to hide on a shelf I can't remember so now its still at my library but Lord knows if I'll find it!
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83msg1sttyme
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Re: Favorite books about the Dead

#60780 2 years, 7 months ago
iamthedoor wrote:
Electric Kool Aid
Long Strange Trip
Growing Up Dead
I had Searching for the Sound in my hands at my local library and decided since I had too many other books I would put it back until next time, unfortunately my high ass decided to hide on a shelf I can't remember so now its still at my library but Lord knows if I'll find it!
classic now ya ya have to go back there and get baked and figure out where ya hid it
If i told ya all that went down,it would burn off both your ears
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ShakedownSteve
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Re: Favorite books about the Dead

#60786 2 years, 7 months ago
Almost forgot the most invaluable book ever written for any Deadhead (at least if you were a tape trader) - DeadBase by John W. Scott, Mike Dolgushkin and Stu Nixon. You'll never read every page of it, you'll never get tired of browsing through it, and you'll never stop learning from it.
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own
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Kind_Head
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Re: Favorite books about the Dead

#60796 2 years, 7 months ago
Check out the Grateful Dead and Philosophy!
In the end theres just a song.. Its cryin' down the wind!
ShakedownSteve
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Re: Favorite books about the Dead

#60799 2 years, 7 months ago
The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics by David Dodd is another good reference book.
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Chester
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Re: Favorite books about the Dead

#60801 2 years, 7 months ago
ShakedownSteve wrote:
The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics by David Dodd is another good reference book.


That I do have. Fantastic reference. And some really cool stories about the inspiration for the songs, and their history.
I have also read Phils book, Searching For The Sound. Great read. : )
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FurthurFlower67
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Re: Favorite books about the Dead

#60822 2 years, 7 months ago
Searching for the Sound of course! So glad to see so many of you have that on the list. It's one of my favorites too. I often find myself picking that book up and just flipping through it over and over again Bobby needs to write a book now!
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Eric
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Re: Favorite books about the Dead

#60840 2 years, 7 months ago
Speaking as an English teacher and a deadhead, Robert Hunter's Box of Rain is excellent. Not so much a biography as a lyrical history of the songs Hunter has written.
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