Worst/Best/Funniest GD Train Wrecks?

Worst/Best/Funniest GD Train Wrecks?

Postby Stevo123 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:28 pm

So, I'm sure out of over 30 years of shows, there's gotta be some really good ones out there, but have yet to come across them thus far in my browsings of the archives. So, here it is: Post the dates and songs of the worst train wrecks you've ever heard happen during a Dead show! This should be interesting.
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Re: Worst/Best/Funniest GD Train Wrecks?

Postby jdsmodulus » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:42 pm

for me its Blackbird at Alpine 88 in think, They all roll into one, it was an Encore!
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Re: Worst/Best/Funniest GD Train Wrecks?

Postby mttourpro » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:49 pm

Check out the Brokedown Palace from Pittsburgh Civic Arena summer 85...I think the date was 7/2/85.
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Re: Worst/Best/Funniest GD Train Wrecks?

Postby wisedyes » Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:37 pm

Providence RI in spring of 1987 ( could have been '86 ) - the entire band is trying to segue into "Why Don't We ( Do it in the Road? )" except for Weir - who is inexplicably hell bent on "Gimme Some Lovin' for what seemed like FOREVER.

Another Weir / "Gimme Some Lovin" incident - Oxford Plains Motor Speedway, ME, July 3, 1988. Bobby completely loses track of where he is during the jam, plus he was turned up very loud for it.

The next night in Maine, listen to the "Hey Jude" out of DMF to close the show ( and end the tour ), absolutely embarrassingly hilarious caterwauling from Mr. Weir again. I distinctly had the impression that after it they just wanted to get off stage as fast as they could it was so bad.
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Re: Worst/Best/Funniest GD Train Wrecks?

Postby hgregs » Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:14 am

this is my favorite trainwreck, plus caught on video... scroll all the way to 2:02:10 and listen to brokedown for about 30secs and you'll see exactly what i mean.

telluride '87
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... +telluride

fun video despite the quality.
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Re: Worst/Best/Funniest GD Train Wrecks?

Postby Stevo123 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:28 am

"Wait, this is all fucked up! This is in the wrong key!" Hahahaha good stuff.
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Re: Worst/Best/Funniest GD Train Wrecks?

Postby Billbbill » Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:54 am

hgregs wrote:this is my favorite trainwreck, plus caught on video... scroll all the way to 2:02:10 and listen to brokedown for about 30secs and you'll see exactly what i mean.

telluride '87
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... +telluride

fun video despite the quality.


I remember hearing this on tape years ago.

That was great! Though being the anal f%#k that I am I had to break out the gitbox to see what the hell was going on! He wasn't in the wrong key per se, but he started singing the verse instead of the "Fareyou well..." part. He was playing in the right key (starting on the A-Asus) but singing the portion after the modulation to G (if that's indeed what you'd term it). To top it off the progressions for the beginning and what he was singing were different thus the chord clams.

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Re: Worst/Best/Funniest GD Train Wrecks?

Postby myoung6923 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:12 am

mttourpro wrote:Check out the Brokedown Palace from Pittsburgh Civic Arena summer 85...I think the date was 7/2/85.



That was funny - I was at that one. Jerry starts entirely on the wrong verse and they just STOP! Jerry says something like "That was real good huh..." - and then they start it over & Jerry gets it right.
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Re: Worst/Best/Funniest GD Train Wrecks?

Postby jdsmodulus » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:28 am

hgregs wrote:this is my favorite trainwreck, plus caught on video... scroll all the way to 2:02:10 and listen to brokedown for about 30secs and you'll see exactly what i mean.

telluride '87
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... +telluride

fun video despite the quality.

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Re: Worst/Best/Funniest GD Train Wrecks?

Postby strumminsix » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:38 am

Seem I can recall alot of subtle trainwrecks where Jerry makes the band play "follow the leader" as he charges through songs "his own way".
That's why I avoid many 80/90s shows. Can't stand hearing Bobby and Phil being all reactionary to how Jerry decides to play the tune that night.

One of my favorites is the 77 Dancin where Bobby roars and starts cracking himself and Donna up and they both fuck-up the lyrics.
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Re: Worst/Best/Funniest GD Train Wrecks?

Postby Stevo123 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:44 am

Lol I just listened to the dancin' from 5-8-77 where Bobby comes in on the verse line too early while everybody else is still singin the intro part. The crowd went nuts over it lol.
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Re: Worst/Best/Funniest GD Train Wrecks?

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:53 am

09/13/81 Terrapin
jerry gets through solo forgets next verse chords gets lost .......band tries to follow ...
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Postby amyjared » Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:40 am

I was at both the Telluride and Pittsburg train wrecks! Ugh! Luckily the rest of the show(s) were good. But the worst I was at was SF Civic Center Jan. '87 (I think). Bob's dog had just died and they did a Shakedown into Get Back and it's the reason they never attempted Get Back again! Just awful.
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Re: Worst/Best/Funniest GD Train Wrecks?

Postby penny3000 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:53 pm

4/21/86 – Brent performs Maybe You Know, and he sounds wasted and struggling with some personal issues. The whole song is rough, but particularly toward the end Brent really starts to let it all out. He sounds like he is breaking down on stage. It is sad, but in a twisted way actually kind of funny when Brent yells out in anger “MAYBE YOU DON’T FUCKIN KNOW HOW I’M FEELIN”, and then proceeds to play his keys which have a happy and bouncy upbeat sound. It is quite strange to listen to; definitely a dark and awkward moment though. Garcia comes out from backstage to start a GDTRFB to try and change the mood, until Lesh and Weir literally ran from backstage to join the band onstage for GDTRFB.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd86-04- ... sbeok.shnf


4/3/88 – On this day Garcia was very sick, and it showed through his voice which was completely shot. It was so bad that during Black Peter, Garcia is so frustrated with his sick voice that when he finishes the last verse he slams down his microphone on the ground (at the 7:02 mark). Then, in true Garcia fashion, he uses his guitar to do the singing for himself since his voice is absolutely gone at this point, and what a job he does. When Garcia initially slams down his microphone on the ground, the crowd sounds like they don’t even know what to do, then they quickly start to offer cheers in support of Garcia.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd88-04- ... sbeok.shnf
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Re: Worst/Best/Funniest GD Train Wrecks?

Postby myoung6923 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:32 pm

penny3000 wrote:4/3/88 – On this day Garcia was very sick, and it showed through his voice which was completely shot. It was so bad that during Black Peter, Garcia is so frustrated with his sick voice that when he finishes the last verse he slams down his microphone on the ground (at the 7:02 mark). Then, in true Garcia fashion, he uses his guitar to do the singing for himself since his voice is absolutely gone at this point, and what a job he does. When Garcia initially slams down his microphone on the ground, the crowd sounds like they don’t even know what to do, then they quickly start to offer cheers in support of Garcia.


Oh I remeber this one as well - I forget where it was - but Jerry unplugged his mic with a loud POP and throws it to the ground. The whole audience let out a collective - whoah... It felt very weird....
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