Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returned for the second show of their three-night run. After a blazing night one, JRAD brought the goods again in night two.
Hot on the heels of their All the Years Live YouTube release of “Ripple” from Halloween, 1980 the Grateful Dead are back with a special edition of Shakedown Stream tonight. Tonight’s Shakedown “Stream” is the film release of the Radio City Music Hall run from October of 1980.
Released in 1981, Dead Ahead featured footage from October 30th and October 31st, 1980. The Dead’s seven night run at Radio City Music hall in the fall of 1980 features three sets including one one acoustic and two electric.
The night starts with a bit of shtick with SNL alumni and former US Senator Al Franken introducing the band.
- Introduction (Franken & Davis)
- “Bird Song” (Garcia, Hunter) — acoustic; October 31, 1980
- “On The Road Again” (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead) — acoustic; October 30, 1980
- “To Lay Me Down” (Garcia, Hunter) — acoustic; October 30, 1980
- “Ripple” (Garcia, Hunter) — acoustic; October 31, 1980
- Henry Kissinger Interview (Franken & Davis)
- “Me and My Uncle” (Phillips); October 31, 1980
- “Mexicali Blues” (Weir, Barlow); October 31, 1980
- “Ramble On Rose” (Garcia, Hunter); October 31, 1980
- “Little Red Rooster” (Dixon); October 31, 1980
- A Visit Backstage (Franken & Davis)
- “Don’t Ease Me In” (traditional, arranged by Grateful Dead); October 31, 1980
- “Lost Sailor” (Weir, Barlow); October 31, 1980
- “Saint of Circumstance” (Weir, Barlow); October 31, 1980
- “Franklin’s Tower” (Garcia, Kreutzmann, Hunter); October 31, 1980
- “Drums” (Hart, Kreutzmann); October 31, 1980
- “Space” (Garcia, Weir, Lesh, Mydland); October 31, 1980
- “Fire on the Mountain” (Hart, Hunter); October 31, 1980
- “Not Fade Away” (Hardin, Petty); October 31, 1980
- “Good Lovin'” (Resnick, Clark); October 31, 1980
Thanks to the Grateful Dead for the footage!
Phish’s epic 13-show run at Madison Square Garden came to an end last night, but not before some fanfare. In part PR move, part genuine gesture, NYC declared yesterday officially Phish day in NYC. The impact that the Baker’s Dozen isn’t only felt by Phish fans, but all of NYC in a small way. Phans far and wide made their way to MSG for all or part of this magical run and brought their kindness, energy and passion with them.
— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) August 6, 2017
Night 13 was glazed donut night. Phish mixed things up again for their final night and started the night off with an original tune, “Dogs Stole Things.” There were plenty of tunes Phish managed to wedge into the first set, but there were a couple of notable jams. Check out “Camel Walk” and the absolutely bonkers Jimi Hendrix cover of “Izabella” to end the first set. The Hendrix gem was the bust-out of the evening and hadn’t been performed since 1998-07-31 (574 shows.)
The second set kicked-off with another monster “Simple” jam, similar to what we saw back in Chicago earlier in the summer. After segueing into Trey’s new song, “Come Together,” Phish covered Bowie for second time this summer and treated MSG to “Starman.” Then came the jam of the evening, and easily one of the best of the Baker’s Dozen run—”You Enjoy Myself.” As FZappa20 said in his recap, the “You Enjoy Myself” jam from last night let you know that “I’m still the king of this shit.” YEM got the trampoline treatment from Trey and Mike and was followed by a face-melting jam.
For the encore, Phish still had a couple tricks up it’s sleeve. The opening encore tune was the Willie Nelson tune, “On the Road Again.” The lyric “The life I love is making music with my friends” was evident throughout the entire Baker’s Dozen run and a fitting way to end the 13th show. Just for laughs more than anything else, Phish brought back the never ending “Lawn Boy” from earlier in the Baker’s Dozen run and put an exclamation point on the run with “Tweezer Reprise.”
Thank you to phish for the amazing run at MSG and thank you to the tapers for getting these historic shows out to the fans ASAP! Less than a month until Dick’s!
SET 1: Dogs Stole Things, Rift, Ha Ha Ha, Camel Walk, Crazy Sometimes > Saw It Again > Sanity > Bouncing Around the Room, Most Events Aren’t Planned, Bug, I Been Around, Izabella
SET 2: Simple > Come Together > Starman, You Enjoy Myself, Loving Cup
ENCORE: On the Road Again > Lawn Boy Reprise > Tweezer Reprise
Thanks again to Chris King on the quick turn around on the recording.
Photo credit: phishfromtheroad
The short, but poignant and beautiful acoustic sets took center stage at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. With a mix of classic tunes, covers and new songs, Neil’s sets were perfect. Neil’s writing and protest spirit are as sharp as ever on tunes like “John Oaks” which is the story of an unwarranted police shooting.
Towards the end of each set, Neil welcomed Nils Lofgren and Willie Nelson for some tunes. Neil’s classic anthem “Rockin’ in the Free World” was a chance for all the artists to come out for one final tune before the set closed.
Neil replayed several of the tunes, but played 15 unique songs in total over the two evenings.
Out On The Weekend
Comes A Time
Only Love Can Break Your Heart (w/ Nils Lofgren)
Piece Of Crap (w/ Nils Lofgren)
Are There Any More Real Cowboys (w/ Nils Lofgren & Willie Nelson)
On The Road Again (w/ Nils Lofgren & Willie Nelson)
Rockin In The Free World
Piece Of Crap (w/ Nils Lofgren)
Are There Any More Real Cowboys (w/ Willie Nelson and Nils Lofgren)
On The Road Again (w/ Willie Nelson and Nils Lofgren)
Rockin’ In the Free World (w/ Dave Matthews)
Neil Young and Promise of the Real Line-up
Neil Young – vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
Lukas Nelson – Acoustic guitar, vocals
Micah Nelson – Acoustic guitar, electric charango, piano, vocals
Corey McCormick – bass, vocals
Anthony Logerfo – drums
Tato Melgar – percussion
Thanks to ridemyllama for the great recordings each night.
Photo credit: Jay Blakesberg
Bob Weir joined Phil Lesh for a surprise acoustic set of Dead music yesterday at The Backyard at Terrapin Crossroads. The Backyard is a new(ish) addition to Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads and boasts one of the beautiful views from a music venue.
Bobby and Phil were joined Ross James. The trio played a sweet, albeit brief set for a relatively small crowd.
Thanks to Deadheadland for the footage and setlist!
Here is the setlist:
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Monkey & The Engineer
On The Road Again
Friend Of The Devil