16 year old here

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16 year old here

Postby frankzappasmustache » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:02 pm

I play guitar and piano and live in North Carolina. I think that's what I'm supposed to tell you.

I'm here from phish.net. I've been a huge Phish fan for a while, never really feel like I've gotten the Dead until now. I've always listened to them basically out of respect, but just recently I was walking my dog and :D doing what I think this smiley face is doing (?) and listening to the 11/17/73 Playing sandwich, and had what I guess I would call an epiphany? I don't know what really I would call it but it felt like the music I was hearing finally made sense. And it was great! I decided to peruse through some of the dead that I have but have never really given a proper listen to, and I stumbled upon the Watkins Glenn Soundcheck Jam which absolutely shattered my mind, and cemented my newfound interest in the Dead.

So, Hey guys!

p.s. I would love some beginner recommendations. I've listened to most of the officially released live shows, as well as the studio albums. I recently came into possession of a hard drive from my Dad's friend with all the Dick's Picks and stuff, so I have access to all of that (isn't the age we live in great?).

Also YES, I have listened to 05/08/77. So no need to tell me to listen to it.

Thanks!
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Re: 16 year old here

Postby gmchart » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:38 pm

Epiphany is a good word for it. Then comes a thirst you just can't quench. These are heady days and I remember mine very well. The only negative for me was that Nixon was President. Always nice to have anew passenger on the bus.
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Re: 16 year old here

Postby tigger » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:05 pm

11/7/71
8/27/72
12/6/73
5/7/77
12/31/90
enjoy!
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Re: 16 year old here

Postby ebick » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:34 pm

Welcome aboard

4/3/82- Scarlet->Fire->Estimated->Eyes
4/6/82- Set 2
4/22/83

Some of my favs.
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Last Show - 3/28/93
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Re: 16 year old here

Postby Staemius » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:50 pm

Welcome - always good to see another fella from the Tar Heel state. Can't go wrong with the Dick's Picks and there's some great suggestions here. Enjoy! I got into the Dead and guitar at the same time 25 years ago and I remember being thunderstruck with each new tape I found - just great Americana.
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Re: 16 year old here

Postby mkaufman » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:08 pm

If the Watkins Glen soundcheck don't grab ya, nothing will!

Welcome to the party!

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Re: 16 year old here

Postby jclayky » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:22 pm

+1 on the unquenchable thirst.
check out 6-18-74. the whole show is great, but both eyes and morning dew are immaculate
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Re: 16 year old here

Postby Free Jazz » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:43 pm

Sixteen, huh? Then I'd have to recommend getting intimately familiar with the Energy that spans
August thru October, 1968.
You're ready.
Many, many portals await.

Dig.
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Re: 16 year old here

Postby ebick » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:09 pm

like your username, too....btw a 16 yo into the Dead and Zappa.....there is hope.
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Re: 16 year old here

Postby WildEye » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:44 pm

This is a great age we live in, with archive.org and channel 23 on sirius.... Welcome and enjoy the ride... I'm in my 40's and I still get shit from my friends "how can you still listen to soo much dead?".... They are the most recorded band that never plays the same song twice, the same (yeah not exactly true but more than any other band..)
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Re: 16 year old here

Postby tcsned » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:58 am

ebick wrote:like your username, too....btw a 16 yo into the Dead and Zappa.....there is hope.

Agreed! Welcome aboard!
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Re: 16 year old here

Postby gr8fullfred » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:55 am

All that I can tell you is that I enjoyed the Watkins Glen Soundcheck Jam also,
except I was there.....................................
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Re: 16 year old here

Postby strummingturtle » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:37 am

9-28-75 lindley meadows

8-6-74 roosevelt stadium

9-6-80 lewiston

12-19-78 memorial colisium
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Re: 16 year old here

Postby Shipofools » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:22 pm

Throw the studio stuff away.
MSG 91 run will melt your brain
Deer creek 92
Eugene 94
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Re: 16 year old here

Postby NSP » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:11 pm

11-18-72 - Playin' in the Band
One of my all time favorites...this jam ebbs and flows down a winding river of musical goodness. Pure bliss...

http://archive.org/details/gd1972-11-18.sbd-set2.lai.9182.shnf
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