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What is your favorite Grateful Dead “bootleg”?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Jerry-atric, May 29, 2020.

  1. Jerry-atric

    Jerry-atric Active Member

    I own many Grateful Dead “bootleg” tapes, but my favorite is the February 13, 1970, “bootleg” from Filmore East in New York City. I especially love the band’s cover of the blues classic, “Smokestack Lightning.”

    What is everyone else’s favorite “Dead” bootleg?
  2. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

  3. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

  4. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    Would’ve been too easy if he rejoined as “Don Draper.”
  5. Weir-d Science

    Weir-d Science New Member

    Troll Over Beethoven: March 1, 1980 at Oakland Coliseum. Whole show is Chucky Berry covers.
    Neutral Corner and Jerry-atric like this.
  6. Jerry-atric

    Jerry-atric Active Member

    Today's selection: Lyceum, London 5/23/72. Do yourself a favor and check out the "Morning Dew". You can find it on Spotify. It will break your heart, lift your spirit, and stir your emotions. The song fits the times we're living through. Enjoy your day folks. More so now than ever be kind to your fellow humans.
  7. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Not a boot, exactly. This was my first Dead show. They were still using the Wall of Sound. Tremendous show. Keith and Donna. Maria Muldaur opened, great whorehouse blues.

    Once I heard Bob Weir do Marty Robbin's "El Paso", I was on the bus. Figuratively, anyhow.

    Dead of the Day: June 20, 1974
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2020
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I saw two Dead shows and this was the second one. Obviously a long way from their prime but various Dead websites pronounced this one as one of the best of that tour. I remember the killer version of "When I Paint My Masterpiece", just listened to it again, still sounds great almost 33 years later.

    June 30, 1987
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