Capt Rosebuddy wrote:...he was visibly confused and just not there.
Capt Rosebuddy wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKhM-Ed8R8k
I'll still take this any day over the obscene flagrant money grab that is GDM and related acts today.
SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:It's pretty simple and in this age of in-ear monitors, a lot of bands do off-stage amp miking. Typically it's in a sound-isolated box with the speaker cab and mic inside. Really a simple idea, but would take the effort to set it up.
I know I like to flaunt my opinionated distaste for the crispy '94 DI tone, but much of it is to stir shit up around here for kicks. And to be fair, there were points in '95 where I honestly wondered if they had maybe done the off-stage JBL thing because the tone had improved quite a bit in my opinion since '93. And in '95 I wasn't nearly as bothered by it as in the two previous years where it honestly made it hard for me to enjoy Jerry at times. Maybe in '95 it was still DI but with better EQ at the board, at the rig, some type of electronic speaker emulation, etc. I'd guess that it was still DI'd, but just refined to sound warmer and more natural like an electric guitar tone.
playingdead wrote:I only saw Keith during the era when he was just as apt to nod off onstage or pound repeatedly on a single note (that was Utica, Jan. of 79, if I recall correctly), but I'll bet those Europe 72 shows with him and Pig were epic to witness.
The archive.org comments on that Utica show are amusing:
"This was the last show before Donna quit (yeah!). They were mid-way through the first set when Keith woke up from his keyboard and staggered over to where Donna was standing and popped a balloon right behind Donna's head. She turned around and smacked Keith across the face and walked off. It was a terrible show."
The next night on the tour was, I believe, Shea's Theater in Buffalo ... they were late coming out, and came out and played without Donna and Jerry's croaking away with bronchitis. Nonetheless, a KILLER show and terrific audience recording up on archive ... great recording for the Weir fans, listen to his guitar on Promised Land, Jack Straw, Used to Love Her, Peggy-o ... and there's a Dark Star, to boot. The rumor was Keith punched out Donna during a brawl backstage that night. She left the tour and only played the final show in 2-17-79 after that.
SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:And I continue to meet Deadheads that tell me I totally missed the REAL good stuff because I wasn't there for the Pigpen and Keith years. I trust they're right on some level.
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