This show was always an enigma to me as, while i did catch the Providence 87 run, the last for me, i was off the bus by this time and this seemed to be 'The Dew' of the later yars.......it's ok, but the vocals and guitar playing for me are sad in a way....... instead of feeling great, some of this stuff actually made me feel kind of sad for Jerry and what was going on..........so i got off the bus with the fondest of memories........ I think i understand what Vic is saying however, tone wise this is pretty wild for Garcia....... even lets a few notes sustain !!!.......... This is a link to a little ditty i call my favorite Morning Dew from a show that gets no respect but burns begining to end............If you listen to this Dew from the begining, cue in on Phil who undestands Jerry is feeling this song and pushes him hard as it gets going............. even Jerrys voice is really outstanding for this period............ Phil starts dropping bombs at the 4:00 mark.......... This is a great version of this song ..........
Don't get me wrong because I do think it's a great version, but I always thought the first part of the buildup was pretty sloppy. I'll listen again and let ya know where i'm talking about. Please don't get the panties in a wad over this, I mean no disrespect.
Anybody who was lucky enough to catch the Dead at Madison Square Garden, particularly during the late 70s through the mid-late 80s ... knows those were serious high-energy shows. I don't recall too many other Morning Dews where Jerry just said, fuck it, I'm leaving the overdrive on right from the git-go and driving it straight into the stratosphere.
I saw dozens of quiet, dynamic, introspective and spellbinding Morning Dews that built to satisfying crescendos, but this one was just Jerry laying it down as only he can. It was like he could barely contain the energy that was sizzling through his guitar that night, hanging on for dear life. The power chords at the end were great, too.
And, of course, he followed it up with ... La Bamba!
So SICK! I love that Morning Dew, I used to listen to that all the time. I saw a bunch of good ones over the years but missed this one and it still gives me chills, especially today. We miss you Jerry.
Hey tcsned. I caught that tour. Same thing happend to me. Hampton did me right in! Pulled a 1.0 GPA and had to negotiate my way back in. Do you remeber in Hampton when Bob was climing the speakers during sugar mag!
chummy wrote:Hey tcsned. I caught that tour. Same thing happend to me. Hampton did me right in! Pulled a 1.0 GPA and had to negotiate my way back in. Do you remeber in Hampton when Bob was climing the speakers during sugar mag!
Yep I remember that - it was even funnier in Philly, looked like he was going to do the same thing but he ran up and there was like an 8 foot climb up the speakers at that show
Yeah, I was just starting my band The Kind when I kinda went on tour and bailed on the semester - one year off turned into 5. Went back graduated, got 2 MA's and all but a dissertation for a PhD - proof anyone can resurrect from doing something stupid