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 #91563  by high time loser
 Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:05 pm
Just for fun, let's see what your top 20 Grateful Dead songs are, doesn't have to be in any order and maybe we'd have some lists in common?

01). Loser
02). High Time
03). China Doll
04). To Lay me down
05). So many roads
06). Tennessee Jed
07). Friend of the Devil (longer versions)
08). Candyman
09). Uncle John's Band
10). Black Muddy River
11). Brokedown Palace
12.) Bertha
13). Saint Stephen
14). Comes a time
15). Terrapin Station
16). Bird Song
17). Stella Blue
18). Estimated Prophet
19). West LA fadeaway
20). Black Peter

*damn, that was not easy, I left off plenty of goodies. Take a look at poor Peter, he should be higher than #20
 #91566  by waldo041
 Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:38 pm
yeah, i noticed the lack of bobby appreciation in there as well.

i just tried to do a top 20 list and came to the conclusion that i cannot do it, maybe top 100. 20 does this band no justice.

 #91569  by JonnyBoy
 Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:08 pm
AHH for shits and giggles, lets see, have to agree this is a hard list since every song is a part of me in some important way,,,,
in terms of if I could write their setlist for a night?:

1. Help/slip
2. Terripin Suite
3. Estimated Prophet
4. Jack Straw
5. Dark Star
6. Playin in the Band
7. Here comes sunshine
8. Victim or the Crime
9. Brown eyed women
10. West LA Fadeaway
11. So many Roads
12. Sugar magnolias
13. Throwing Stones
14. Brokedown Palace
15. Crazy Fingers
16. Bird Song
17. Cassidy
18. Ramble on Rose
19. He's Gone
20. black peter
21. Stella Blue
22. Ten Jed
 #91583  by rkubik
 Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:14 am
1) Stella Blue
2) So Many Roads
3) Comes a Time
4) Believe it or Not
5) The Eleven
6) Bertha
7) Greatest Story
8) China Doll
9) Big Railroad Blues
10) St, Stephen
11) Standing on the Moon
12) Row Jimmy
13) The Wheel
14) Friend of the Devil
15) Brokedown Palace
16) Shakedown Street
17) It's All over now Baby Blue
18) Visions of Johanna
19) Crazy Fingers
20) Althea

No Particular order as it varies depending on the day and my Mood. Stella Blue though is my undisputed #1
 #91617  by high time loser
 Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:49 pm
These are some good lists!
if I could write their setlist for a night?
Exactly! You read my mind right after I wrote my list. Might as well try to think about it as IF I could write out a set list for the band!
rkubik wrote: Stella Blue though is my undisputed #1
That song needs some love and to be a #1 to somebody, great freaking song! Plus the solo in it can be devastating and mind-blowing.

And I kick myself for not being able to squeeze Morning Dew into the list and Black Peter becomes one of my favorites the more and more I hear it!
 #91623  by DeadAheadNH
 Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:58 pm
How's this guys .... yes I'm the Bobby!

1) Heaven Help the Fool (the 80's acoustic instrumental)
2) WRS
3) St. Circumstance
4) Music Never Stopped
5) Lazy Lightening
5) Supplication
6) Cassidy
7) Other One
8) Playin' in the Band
9) Victim of the Kind (really - I like this song ...)
10) HSF -> just to be fair and cuz this suite rocks!
 #91657  by DeadAheadNH
 Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:04 am
high time loser wrote:Hey man, where's the Jerry songs?
I thought you guys did a nice job covering those above ... just looking to keep things "fair and balanced"
How's this for an answer .... ANY and ALL JGB tunes!!! .... or even better LoM!!!