6-27-04 Sleep Train - Sacramento, CA

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By pjwjr (Otr41) on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 09:19 am: Edit Post

summer sunday


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Phil Sisson (Philsisson) on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 08:43 pm: Edit Post

you people should be in for a treat (& a great warm evening)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Taperrob (Taperrob) on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 11:46 pm: Edit Post

Robert Hunter, Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Marysville, CA 6/27/04

Set:
Standing On The Moon
Reuben & Cerise>
It Must Have Been The Roses>
Reuben & Cerise
Mr Charlie
Elfin Language Jam>
Easy Wind
Key To Your Room
Eulalie
Encore: Ripple


Thanks Rolling Rider and Baligirl


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Taperrob (Taperrob) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 12:56 am: Edit Post

The Dead, Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Marysville, CA 6/27/04

Set 1:
Jam>
Cassidy>
Built To Last>
Cumberland Blues
Hell In A Bucket>
Alabama Getaway
@Into The Mystic
Direwolf
Cosmic Charlie

@=Bobby acoustic

thanks to Fritz for the list


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Highman (Dead4ever) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 03:06 am: Edit Post

set 2:
Playin'>Jam>Self Defense>Samson & Delilah>D>S>
Over The Hills and Far Away(Zepplin)>New Potato Caboose>Shakedown>After Midnight>Viola Lee Blues


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Highman (Dead4ever) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 03:19 am: Edit Post

Viola Lee Blues>Golden Road


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By iannai (Mule) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 03:20 am: Edit Post

Pink Floyd and now a Zepp cover?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By samntuck (Samntuck) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 03:22 am: Edit Post

Gary Highman (Dead4ever)
Where are you getting this setlist from?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Highman (Dead4ever) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 03:38 am: Edit Post

Viola Lee Blues>Golden Road> Sugar Magnolia


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Taperrob (Taperrob) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 03:44 am: Edit Post

The Dead, Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Marysville, CA 6/27/04

Set 1:
Jam>
Cassidy>
Built To Last>
Cumberland Blues
Hell In A Bucket>
Alabama Getaway
@Into The Mystic
Direwolf
Cosmic Charlie

Set 2:
Playin' In The Band> Jam>
Self Defense>
Samson & Delilah>
Drumz/Space>
Over The Hills And Far Away> Jam>
New Potato Caboose>
Shakedown Street>
After Midnight>
Viola Lee Blues> Jam>
Golden Road>
Sugar Magnolia/SSDD
Donor Rap/Headcount Rap
enc:
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad>
Angel Band

@=Bobby acoustic

thanks to Fritz for the list


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Phil Sisson (Philsisson) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 03:47 am: Edit Post

well shucks ... i feel like i missed THE concert by 24 hr (not that shoreline was bad, mind you)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gr8fulDad (Binlajolla) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 04:12 am: Edit Post

Set2athon..wow..Thanks for timely veteran that u are updates Fritz and thanks Taperrob for handing calls and posting in chat..wowagain..


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Cosmic Charlie (Okieboy) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 04:43 am: Edit Post

Just keeps gettin better and better!!! I'm soooo stoked. I hear the wind and I can taste the rain!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ryan lappi (Rlappi) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 05:25 am: Edit Post

looks like this setlist has much better flow than the last few nights. looks pretty smokin'.. wonder how it turned out.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By zonedagain (Gratefulyzoned) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 06:38 am: Edit Post

what a smokin show!!! one correction to the 2nd set setlist, mickey played baba jingo, not self defense.
peace


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tahoe Robb (Tahoe_robb) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 07:22 am: Edit Post

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!

Led Fucking Zeppelin???????????????

This show absolutely rocked start to finish!!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tar_w (Tar_w) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 07:50 am: Edit Post

From what I can recall, Self Defense was NOT played at Marysville. I do believe it was Baba Jingo.

Please correct me if Im wrong.

The second set was incredible :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hlpslpfrnk (Hlpslpfrnk) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 07:59 am: Edit Post

The show smoked!

It took some time to put the wheels on the wagon, but once we got it rollin' down that hill... It couldn't be stopped!

As posted before.... East Coast... Watch Out!

This band has definitely raised the bar to an entirely new level!!!!

Gonna go get some much needed sleep now!
Peace,
Hlpslpfrnk


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hlpslpfrnk (Hlpslpfrnk) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 08:01 am: Edit Post

Yes... It was indeed Baba Jingo


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By WarrenTED (Warrented) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 08:14 am: Edit Post

Over The Hills And Far Away?!?!?!?!?!?! I can only assume Warren sang this. HOT F'IN DAMN!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Olo (Olompali4) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 08:30 am: Edit Post

Warren is infatuated with Classic Rock.

Doubt Greggsy and Unca' Butch would play the Byrds, Floyd and Zep/

Bar band crap.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By funguy (Takamelody) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 08:40 am: Edit Post

classic rock is bad ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mikeV (Vness) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 09:05 am: Edit Post

No, but the Allman Brothers have played Layla, Heart of Stone, Into the Mystic, and Why Does Love Got To Feel So Bad, I dunno if Byrds/Floyd would fit into their repetoire.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Taperrob (Taperrob) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 09:36 am: Edit Post

***corrected***

The Dead, Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Marysville, CA 6/27/04

Set 1:
Jam>
Cassidy>
Built To Last>
Cumberland Blues
Hell In A Bucket>
Alabama Getaway
@Into The Mystic
Direwolf
Cosmic Charlie

Set 2:
Playin' In The Band> Jam>
Baba Jingo>
Samson & Delilah>
Drumz/Space>
Over The Hills And Far Away> Jam>
New Potato Caboose>
Shakedown Street>
After Midnight>
Viola Lee Blues> Jam>
Golden Road>
Sugar Magnolia/SSDD
Donor Rap/Headcount Rap
enc:
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad>
Angel Band

@=Bobby acoustic

thanks to Fritz for the list


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By pjwjr (Otr41) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 09:41 am: Edit Post

marysville...a playin,a zep and a potato...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By midyswel (Mightyswell) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 10:06 am: Edit Post

Self Defense, Baba Jingo, who CARES!?

(((wasted disk space)))

"Zeppelin eh? it's so crazy it JUST might work!"

Heh heh, Olo


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Baron (Kyrion) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 10:13 am: Edit Post

Damn, that second set looks like it was smoking. Can't wait to hear a stream of it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Adam Gunnar Hanson (Gunnarutah) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 10:15 am: Edit Post

I am curious. What is the "Angel Band" song? It does not ring a bell. Sounds like a good show. I'll see you folks in Salt Lake tomorrow. I'll be in front row center. Peace


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Baron (Kyrion) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 11:15 am: Edit Post

It's from Old and In the Way, back in the day, apparently, and PLQ played it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gr8fulDad (Binlajolla) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 12:06 pm: Edit Post

Considering Pheonix-Sac a mini leg..This show on paper looks like someone decided to since it was the last night..throw all the furniture out the hotel window..

Ha..


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By zonedagain (Gratefulyzoned) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 01:25 pm: Edit Post

Self Defense, Baba Jingo, who CARES!?

(((wasted disk space)))

Baba Jingo, or Only the Strange Remain should be the songs (raps) of choice for Mickey, leave Self Defense and the tortured, mutilated versions of Fire on the Mountian to history. IMHO
PEACE


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A Wizard (Bcrawford) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 01:53 pm: Edit Post

The show was fantastic. I'll put the second up for streaming in about 2 hours. There are still alot of people listening to shoreline and I dont want to kick them off.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tom b (Agent_towlie) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 01:56 pm: Edit Post

nice-if-not-excellent first set that kept building with each following tune.....small textural changes to first set warhorses from days gone by (hellina, mingle nite b4) as well as old fave's dusted off entirely (cosmic charlie) and some entirely new tunes which worked really well IMO--> Into the Mystic.

SET II was just as hot sounding as it looks like it could've been.....perhaps coloured by my sect 104 row 13 seat which I bought at the BOX OFFICE during "CASSIDY"...but I digress,

Playin' was a monster--nice moment when rather than standing on a tower Weir was eating a fly or perhaps choking on that moustache----very fluid, very PLAYIN' jam gave way to what sounded like Samson but instead became a very smokin' "Baba Jingo" which went alot of places before we settled in for the traditional Sunday Sermon....however this was the "new wrinkled version" of Samson in which the boys began it in almost an acappela/restrained groove manner---Weir seemed determined to make sure that this explored some different Samson grooves entirely and he succeeded, I thought it was enjoyable and tight as hell....some moaned with the following DRUMZ-but I had a feeling that up the sleeeves laid jewels so I was able to take a moment to enjoy the Rhythm Devils in a very nice, Soundtrack-sounding pummelling that reminded me of some classic 85-86 sessions before concluding & giving way to a decent SPACE after Mickey Melodics on the Beam...immediate recognition with "Over the Hills", started a bit slow but developed into a very nice jam that had me converted to the groove faster than anticipated. Great guitar licks from everyone towards the end, I was about ready to bet the farm on what was sounding a bit like a SEAMLESS transition into "Foolish Heart" before they changed direction entirely---but look for the "Hills->Heart" at some point this summer, sounds too perfect to NOT do it....."New Potatoe Caboose" (with LESH vocals) was a revelation (first anticipated jewels tumbling from said sleeves) very tight/well done with thoroughly explored jams through every hallway (similar to the xcellent Mountains of the Moon at Shoreline).....it was anybody's guess where they were taking us after THAT----and a few times I was convinced we were heading for a "Samson Reprise" during the extended post-space----I doubt too many predicted "Shakedown St." in this locale, kept the manic energy of this epic set building yes-indeedy...empasis on an excellent mid-song instrumental break with all members providing heartfelt poking where expected, rather than the traditional big Shakedown jam at the end it quickly gave way to a decidedly different trippy terrain (I believe I was SOLD on the "Samson PtII" here & convinced a neighbor before)..."After Midnight"--which I thought was a great idea when I heard DeadRox reports initially and this spirited workout did not dissapoint. I love Herring: he's so cool & yet detached, kinda like a mercenary'ish hired gun---if you can possibly forgive the ugly metaphor, I'm convinced that plenty of folks are misattributing his guitar work due to his rather stoic stage presence, Warren changed guitars slowly during one of these jams--maybe some folks looked up and were suprised??? not me--the Blonde man Wails....."Viola Lee" eased out on to the freeway with another seamless transition and it was clear that the meat & potatoes were all being served on the second side of the set this evening...very jammy, very enthused playing that went a long ways OUT THERE before the Thin Man gathered the boys again and brought it home with an understated Viola vocal reprise which was beaut and had me feeling a bit silly for worrying he was going to drop a Lovelight at the first chance he got....he didn't--just played excellent rhythm guitar and served the music like the best of them aspire to. Bobby gets a gold star from me on this night, very focused throughout-if you like Weird Weir---this is a tasty showcase of his many different hats & talents...push back, push back the night-indeed....

but wait, there's more! after the mentioned Viola-closure they spun a worthy transition into "Golden Road" which judging from the 'holler-factor' many other knowledgable deadhead-aural-investigators were right on top of well before my sheepish grinning moment of realization....it was all you could imagine it would be--hilighted by perfect positioning towards the boogie-backside of a serious second set--laugh in our eyes, dance in our feet--hey hey---the home run that was slugged with this one only begats the question of why we waited til 2004....have yo' self a ball--summers comin' in & there is a lack of supervision until the fall at the earliest I believe! If that wasn't enough they executed a very fluid, back-doorsey transition into the still reigning, world-champion, number-one Summertime Song of alltime----set the the taser to "willie", put the dancin rhythm on CAJUN, and lookout as the four wheel drive hits hyperspace through Spring, Fall & Winter---Sugar Mags celebrated everything that preceeded it and truly did make happy anyone alive with double doses of squealing lead guitar lines (Blonde Man Wails) Weir delivering an A+ performance with no interference from insects nor moustache, and the spirited, sweaty, saturated-sensation of positive vibrations echoing through the entire planet-fueled by 12 or 15 thousand pairs of boogie-shoes giving it their best Calvin & Hobbes whilst caught up in the sacred sunlight of 11PM--ringing that blue bell--leaping out the window & safely caught in the morning sunlight, SUNSHINE DAYDREAMS fo' real, Y'all....Who knows if it was the dream side or the 'real' side of life---find an Aborigne & she'd probably have to give it some thought on this special night....Just a dream....Just a DREAM....

For someone who almost made the greivous error of NOT going to this show (did I mention the 104 row 13 purchased at the BOX OFFICE *during* 'Cassidy'?) I feel amazingly blessed & lucky....point a camera at me--I'm going to m-f'in Disneyland JACK! I'm as qualified as the next Bozo or Bolo to attempt to quantify this remarkable show, I hopped on the bus at Compton Terrace 1987 and qualified for some serious frequent flier miles before the reorganization following Graduation at the Polo Grounds on 8.13.95....and I feel 100% at peace with stating that this smoked plenty of GD gigs I've seen before.

BUT THAT AIN'T THE POINT.

I've heard people whine since the moment I got here: Brent Sux, Bobby sux, Jerry only plays with his band, Phil's quitting, Mickey's turning vulcan, Vince/Hornsby suck, It was so much better 5 years ago when I thought it really sucked, et al. "Another Picky Deadhead"--remember?

Right around "Shakedown" last evening, I think I may have had an inkling of, perhaps, a point or at least a hint of what we should be attempting to quantify....Firstly your either ON or OFF this bus, same as it ever was....Garcia ain't gonna pop out from behind an amp and deliver this band anything, so trying to describe this trip by detailing everything that was 'missing' seems like an inescapable bummer---yet the Fat Man's presence is still so real & LARGE that it is..well....undeniable to plenty of us....and somewhere in the midst of an outrageous post-space "Shakedown" I came to think of a very silly idea that both links this band with their 40 years of sacred psychedelic-history as well as acknowledging the reality that this ain't the same outfit that you saw at Alpine or Cal Expo in 89. So with apologies to NSYNC & all those Clay Aiken freaks I ask my sisters & my brothers:

W W J D ?

and last night I am solid in my conviction that he would've taken a step back just to appreciate the level of THUNDER that was pouring from the stage...Love is REAL....Not Fade Away

after all kids, accentuate the positive & what the hey-

like another portly fellow suggested last evening,


IT'S TOO LATE TO STOP NOW



PS chattering litterbox or no, this scene is clean & free from ugly dead weight that brought so much difficult karma not so long ago...keep it up, help one another this summer, elders show the new kids how its done---don't suggest for a second that this is somehow any less real than anything that preceeded it---ask an Aborigne if in doubt----and maybe, MAYBE if we're all really good.....

.....we'll get some Frost shows? ;-)

& LEAVE IT ON!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By dyer o'connor (Dyerwolf) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 01:59 pm: Edit Post

I really prefer Self-Defense to Baba or Strange Remain. It is always a buzz-kill, though.

Warren is bringing game. I always love his choice of covers. He certainly treats them with a great deal of respect.
C,mon, what's wrong with Cortez or Mystic or She Said or Low Spark or Zep. Don't know who suggested 5 Miles High was but it could well have been Warren.
Ya sure ain't gonna hear McGuinn shredding 5 Miles High anytime soon. Btw, he was quoted as saying that his lead in that song was his attempt at some Coltrane licks.
I love the tunes. Shit, Into the Mystic is one of my fave songs. Can't wait to hear the covers to come. Look out Gorge.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ryan lappi (Rlappi) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 02:30 pm: Edit Post

tom, thanks for the AWESOME review...
one thing i'd like to hear about is the effects they're using..seems like at redrocks they used many more than last year..seems like jimmy (and especially warren) have been comfortable with making it spacey

gotta say again that i love the setlist choice... the last few show seem to have had a disappointing "flow" with songs in weird spots...last night looked a lot better


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Walstib (Walstib) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 02:33 pm: Edit Post

thank you Tom B.

sounds like fun!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By skadhi (Skadhi) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 02:38 pm: Edit Post

thank you wizard...! :-O


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By easywind (Easywind) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 02:45 pm: Edit Post

Tom B

That is one of the greatest alltime reviews I ever read...just brilliant!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By martin denny (Martindenny) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 02:51 pm: Edit Post

Tom B
fantastic review-I too got on the bus at that Compton Terrace show in '87!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Shane Minsey (Heinlein) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 02:54 pm: Edit Post

Tom B
Thank you for that. I tried to say something similar the other day, but yours came out much better, I just found myself reading your message and as Neil Cassidy would say YES! YES!
so thanks man.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A Wizard (Bcrawford) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 02:56 pm: Edit Post

Tapper rob:

Both Bobby and Warren were accountic on into the mystic.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Morrow (Tomneverknows) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 02:57 pm: Edit Post

Tom B -

You are the guy I am always hoping to stand next to at any show! Maybe I already have (Cal Expo '89, perhaps?).

Your perceptions and open-mindedness toward what *is* and the ever-present what *could be* are the reason I keep looking to stop strangers just to shake their hand after some 24 years on this freakin' jalopy.

Thanks for keeping it alive.

TOM


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By sew (J_straw70) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 03:46 pm: Edit Post

I am getting so excited by reading the reviews on this board for Alpine and Deer Creek... I agree with Tom...its not gonna be the dead we saw in 69, 79, 89 or those years before now as the other ones or on the Further fest...this is 04 and they are rocking and going deep into places that are new to them and to us...we should enjoy what the band brings on any given night. I have been to some shows where I thought they weren't "on" but I still had a real good time. I am just glad when I look at the calender than soon I will be writing a review instead of reading them...I am on the bus for as long as it runs and this year I an bringing a newbie...first dead show, so my bud has no idea what he is in for. I expect he will have that glazed look in his eye we all had at our first show...and maybe he will too will wonder what we all wondered....when can I see these guys again...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tom b (Agent_towlie) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 04:02 pm: Edit Post

thanks for the encouragement, obviously I don't need any to get running at the keys if I'm motivated....absolutely beaut show-obviously i'm preachin' to the choir as everyone here has the idea most solidly....a bad day at a subpar show is better than most days fishin', and every day workin'.....if that doesn't convince you to add bounce to your step and grin to your face imagine the thousands who would love to take your place...club-fed still (unfortunately) has legions of heads as well as all those overseas in unfunky locales such as iraq and afganistan.

tom morrow - expo '89? all three days on the rail, phil zone....i was so much younger then, dilated & bushy tailed...old school heads at the ready with a smile and a message of love...

same as it ever was....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A Wizard (Bcrawford) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 04:49 pm: Edit Post

Set II is now streaining on http://www.deadworldnews.com/radio.html

This time I got a pacth so you dont have to listen to me and my friends :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joe McGrath (Pheglar) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 05:05 pm: Edit Post

Tom B., you did it man, you put a dead show into words, i didn't think that was possible, and i write f***ing novels for a living. really awesome.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By spear man (Spear_man) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 06:57 pm: Edit Post

<<self>>

Self defense rocked at some of the 2003 shows. Much better than Baba Jingo I thought. Some of his songs are good- when Mickey has is mouth closed.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Colt (Colt) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 07:01 pm: Edit Post

Anyone notice the full-on Blue Sky jam out of Over the Hills?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joshua Muscat (Skullcap) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 07:03 pm: Edit Post

I just have to say that the playin that opened set two was one of the finest pieces of music I have ever heard.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Douglas (Doogels) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 07:27 pm: Edit Post

WOW -- what an amazing show.

Warren's unexpected guitar change was due to a broken guitar string on his Les Paul, so he switched (to my pleasure) to a (vintage?) Epiphone hollow body, where he stayed for the rest of the night. I LOVE that guitar, so I was quite pleased.

NOTE: The Hardest Working Man in Rock and Roll was *not* there. That's the first time I've ever seen anyone hand Warren a guitar other than "I'm Not Him."

Only a few notes this time around. I was borrowing Zan's pen, and I didn't want to be that annoying guy saying, "Hey, man, can I borrow your pen?" every time an idea struck me. Zan was having a tough evening at first, having just been accosted in the men's room for being a Zoner.

Here's what I do have:

After the jam into Cassidy, Warren spoke to Jimmy, turned around, said something to the devils, worked it out with Phil and Jeff, and started a long, gentle *excellent* transition into Built to Last. About two bars before the change, Bobby suddenly had an excellent idea, stuck his finger up into the air, and "drove the guys" into the downbeat of Built to Last. Good driving, Bobby.

Nice visuals. No one's talked much about the stage setup in the reviews I read. It doesn't photograph well, based on the pics I saw, but it has a transparent "bubbly" or "dragonfly wings" in front of the back screen. It looks very nice, but two of those "wings" are awfully phallic, so badly that it was hard not to notice, once you realized. Anyway, as the sun was setting, the corner of the screen on Warren and Jimmy's side barely caught a little of the sunshine, so it looked like a backwards D. Just above, shining brightly was the moon, cut into the exact same shape. I liked this yearís lightshow MUCH better than last year. No pictures or videos of Jerry, for one, allowing us to enjoy this trip for what it is. The lights were much more natural.

I heard a lot of songs last night that I heard Joan sing. I enjoyed Joan back then, but I have to say, I did prefer this. Warren took her songs (Phil took one), and it was more _rock_, and I welcome that.

Rob's missing harmonies were truly missing (he fills in that gap!), but, oh, MAN, was Jeff tasty.

I was watching Bill Walton dance way down at the front. I realized that I could stand behind him and not screw up anyone's show. He's taller than me, so I could easily fill in that gap behind him. It's too bad Rose can't put him and me right next to each other to take some of the "tall guy" burden off us and the audience behind us.

Pigeons flew over the stage, and we had a beautiful sunset as we sailed into the Mystic.

"Come on home, your mother's calling you." I took a little trip at that point. I was home, in Midland, Texas, feeling, seeing and hearing the warm, summer night through the eyes of a nine year old. A cool breeze blew over me and I remembered. Perfect sunsets, perfect moons, summer nights outdoors. Bugs flying through the lights. Beautiful vibes.

Bobby switched between his Tele and his blue hollow body with the lightning bolt instead of the f-hole. (I donít know the brand). To my surprise, I thought the show was better while he played through his hollow body, especially after Warren switched to his Epiphone. Those rich, warm, crunchy sounds playing against Jimmy's crisp, sparkly Paul Reed Smith were perfect.

Speaking of Jimmy, HOLY SMOKES we had some Finger Lickin' Chicken Pickin' last night. (Don't moan when I say this). Check out the jam out of Baba Jingo for a definition of Finger Lickin' Chicken Pickin'.

This show was all about moving on to me. Just a few:
Cumberland: Don't know if I'm coming back again
Bucket: At least I'm enjoying the ride
Alabama: Getaway
Sail into the Mystic.
Cosmic: Go on home, your momma's calling you
Samson: Tear this old building down
Go see what's shaking on Shakedown Street, where we're gonna let it all hang out as we join the expedition.
Unlimited: Come join the party
Sugar Mag: Come along with me
Going down the road, feeling bad
Angel: Bear me away on you snow white wings
...I guess that's all I should say about that, but it goes deeper.

What a beautiful night. Two big thumbs up.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Laughing Bones (Laughing_bones1) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 07:34 pm: Edit Post

>>>>>>>>>.....we'll get some Frost shows? ;-)

That would be killer! Thanks for the excellent review Tom. Glad you enjoyed the show. Listening to the Shakedown right now, must admit Bobby's vocals sound just fine right now. Ok here comes the jam...

peace,
bones


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Siegel (Muzzard67) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 08:11 pm: Edit Post

Just got home and all I can say is GRATEFUL FUCKING DEAD!!!!!

WHAT A SHOW!!

My brain is a filthy splattered mess.... goodnight


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hlpslpfrnk (Hlpslpfrnk) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 08:31 pm: Edit Post

YEP! Everything you are reading here is true!

The show in Sac/Marysville last night was just sick!!!! I left a review when I returned home and believe me, I was just a little spaced-out, (thus the quick review)! The boys left us all a bit speechless last night... No doubt about it :-)...

The wonderful song by song, illusion to illusion reviews from Tom and Douglas are completely and utterly accurate! WOW!

THIS BAND IS OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!! Having stated that, I suppose I would be considered "an elder" since I've been watching these boys play for 27 years... All I can say is that it just doesn't get much better than this!

Do yourself a favor and go see this band LIVE!

Peace,
Hlpslpfrnk


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David McKee (Nosephone) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 09:00 pm: Edit Post

Tom, Tom, the piper's son,
Stole a pig and away he run,
And all the tune that he could play
Was over the hills and far away.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kate (Kindmomma) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 10:31 pm: Edit Post

NICE doogles, thanks for the goose bumps!

yeee haw`~~~~~~ here I come WEST COAST!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By AM Dew (Am_dew) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 10:54 pm: Edit Post

Nice show indeed! Especially the 2nd set, but the first set had it's share of moments as well.

Anyone else catch Warren seemingly very bothered towards the end of the 2nd set by what I would guess was a bug that somewhow got under his t-shirt up by his shoulder? He was not pleased and at one time thought he was going to rip his shirt off to try and get whatever it was that was bothering him!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Siegel (Muzzard67) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 11:12 pm: Edit Post

My favorite first set moment was Cumberland Blues!!

I was sitting 9th row in front of Phil and he would count off for the key changes when they were going into different jams at the beginning of the song. Each time he would count and they hit the new jam he would lean back and just get a huge smile grooving with Jimmy. amazing!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Siegel (Muzzard67) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 11:14 pm: Edit Post

yeah a bug got under Warrens shirt and Mickey threw him some bug spray it was very funny :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mermaid (Mermaid) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 01:51 am: Edit Post

tom b -- thank you! that review says it all. can't wait to see more shows on this tour :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By andy baugh (Andyb) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 02:57 am: Edit Post

Greetings! Looks like I can't get the streaming audio from sacramento since I only have a 56k modem, can anyone help?
thanks!
(going to portland on friday, can hardly wait!!!)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Markson (80sdeadhd) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 03:23 am: Edit Post

I was at Marysville last night and enjoyed the show, but I felt distict energy drop in the band from Bucket in the first set through space in the second. After Space, the set ripped....

I thought it might be tour weariness, but a couple of other people I talked to expressed the same thing. Anyone else?




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By johmmy B good (Hizbe) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 03:50 am: Edit Post

excellent thread!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By a.p. (Western_skies) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 03:54 am: Edit Post

Absoultly blown away. Best post Jerry show!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gr8fulDad (Binlajolla) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 05:26 am: Edit Post

If I was..and I was at one time..here for the first tijme to get a show review and read this stuff..which I just did..I would be impressed with you Philzone Reviewers and I am..

Thanks..Cant wait to get the disks of this show as streaming here is not going well due to my PC Freaking Out...

Doogs..guess setlists speak to you eh..??.. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Cosmic Charlie (Okieboy) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 05:28 am: Edit Post

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>I've heard people whine since the moment I got here: Brent Sux, Bobby sux, Jerry only plays with his band, Phil's quitting, Mickey's turning vulcan, Vince/Hornsby suck, It was so much better 5 years ago when I thought it really sucked, et al. "Another Picky Deadhead"--remember?

Right around "Shakedown" last evening, I think I may have had an inkling of, perhaps, a point or at least a hint of what we should be attempting to quantify....Firstly your either ON or OFF this bus, same as it ever was....Garcia ain't gonna pop out from behind an amp and deliver this band anything, so trying to describe this trip by detailing everything that was 'missing' seems like an inescapable bummer---yet the Fat Man's presence is still so real & LARGE that it is..well....undeniable to plenty of us....and somewhere in the midst of an outrageous post-space "Shakedown" I came to think of a very silly idea that both links this band with their 40 years of sacred psychedelic-history as well as acknowledging the reality that this ain't the same outfit that you saw at Alpine or Cal Expo in 89. So with apologies to NSYNC & all those Clay Aiken freaks I ask my sisters & my brothers:

W W J D ?<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<


Fucking Brilliant! Awesome review man. Those words gave me chills! I'm with you tom b and I am proud to say, I never got off the bus!"

Nice review Dude!!!

:-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brent Kliss (Brent) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 05:39 am: Edit Post

Marysville was the best music. It beat Chula Vista by a nose. I didn't get to make Irvine. Shorline was not my cup of tea. I don't like that delicate accustic stuff. And as noted, the sound is pathetic. My friend Paula looked up at the speakers on the lawn and said "the speakers in your living room are about that size Brent, but I think you play them louder."
My friend Lenny was there, for his only show this year, and I was dissapointed for him, and embearesed after all I've been talking them up. He, like I, have seen the Grateful Dead dozens of times, and are a little tired of the cheeze of "One More Saturday", and are no fans of Bobby. But his review was, "Gosh I wish they would of played more like "One More Saturdy Night"
And I felt just the same way. That was one of the best "One More Saturday Nights" I've ever heard! But there is something missing when that's the best thing I can say about a Dead concert.
But the Marysiville music was like Chula Vista, taken up a notch.
And the scene was to die for! No real locals because there are no locals. It a seated ampatheatre in the middle of hay fields. It was a show for the touring. The people were so cool. It was a Rainbow Gathering vibe. (Which is shortly at Shasta)
During the 2nd Set, I was taking a break from dancing and chilling out on the lawn with my eyes closed. I felt someone giving me a massage. So I got this killer massage for about 10 minutes, and thought that must be my friend Paula. I open my eyes to see Paula dancing a few feet away. I close them again, just so happy now. I so miss the days of giving and getting random massages. So twenty minutes later when they stop, I find out It's Hanna. This 10 year old girl who is at her 1st Dead concert. We had met her and her father, who is a old head right when we sat down. Hanna explains that her dad started it, but she took over and finished. I had never even notice the transition. I so miss the days of random, spontaneous massages.
The amphatheatre was perfect if you are someone like I who enjoys 100+ degree heat with water to get wet in. They got these tall metal sculptures that poor out a water fall. You can play in them and get drenched in the arid heat. To me that's heaven.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Siegel (Muzzard67) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 07:05 am: Edit Post

I didn't feel any drop in energy in the 2nd set. I thought the Samson and Delilah was cookin and the Rhythm Devils was terrific. The three folks I was with felt the same way. But Dead shows are always funny that way. Back in the day with the GD I would think a particular show stunk and someone would invariably come up and say "wasn't that show wonderful?!

so who knows.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Douglas (Doogels) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 02:13 pm: Edit Post

>I thought it might be tour weariness, but a couple of other people I talked to expressed the same thing. Anyone else?

No.

>Doogs..guess setlists speak to you eh..??..

Wait, what's that sound? What are you saying to me? Drink more beer? WOO HOO!!!!

>To me that's heaven.

I called it "home" in my review. Seems like I wasn't the only person transported. What a great vibe . . .


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mr Coyote (Isyum) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 02:36 pm: Edit Post

Very cool to hear they're getting it together Long Live the Dead!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jason B. (Eyesoftheworld) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 04:17 pm: Edit Post

Tom, that was the BEST review! Makes me totally happy I'm in for Portland!

JBH


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By bangtailpoet (Bangtailpoet) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 04:25 pm: Edit Post

Tom B --

Thank you...that very much needed to be said!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Markson (80sdeadhd) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 04:49 pm: Edit Post

> But Dead shows are always funny that way. Back in the day with the GD I would think a particular show stunk and someone would invariably come up and say "wasn't that show wonderful?!

You're right about that. This has been my first serious tour in 12 years and there are aspects of the whole experience I'd forgotten. This is one of them. Now thinking about it, this used to happen to me with the GD, as well.

Still got Portland and the Gorge to go!

--tom


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Zang (Zang) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 06:06 pm: Edit Post

quick thoughts:

The Dead, Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Marysville, CA 6/27/04

Set 1:
Jam>
Cassidy> Crowd was really fired up, much better than shoreline. They seemed very knowledgable and not just some people who happened to go check out some band named the dead.

Built To Last> slow but its always nice to hear

Cumberland Blues as everyone has probably said...they shredded this. No surprise

Hell In A Bucket>
Alabama Getaway both bucket and alabama were chunky. I liked them a lot but they never really got it going.

@Into The Mystic this was smooth...really good.

Direwolf fine and tasty

Cosmic Charlie Scorching set closer.

Holy Shit...a first set that looks and acts like a first set....thank fucking god. It couldn't have been much better as I got the last two songs I was looking hear with Alabama and Cosmic Charlie. It wasn't spacey like shoreline but nice a bubbly. I was really pleased and content.

Set 2:
Playin' In The Band> Jam> good

Baba Jingo> I hate this tune but they shredded the fucking hell out of it...no shit!

Samson & Delilah> rough mix

Drumz/Space> extremely short...5 minute drums?

Over The Hills And Far Away> Jam> awesome

New Potato Caboose> tough song to play right, they did a good job but not great

Shakedown Street> Good start and middle...bobby killed the ending just as jimmy was about to take another lead.

After Midnight> tasty

Viola Lee Blues> Jam> didn't see this coming...very pleased. It never was the power house viola that we have come to love but it was very good and I have no complaints...third verse was sublime.

Golden Road> more songs!!! Whooohoo

Sugar Magnolia/SSDD ditto

Donor Rap/Headcount Rap
enc:
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad> standard

Angel Band I can't get enough of this tune..a perfect ending.

wow...now that's how a show should be put togther. Definately some rough spots through out the show but when it all came down to it, the band delivered and that's what matters to me. I figured after midnight was the last song and then to get three more after that was just too much. Much cleaner sound than shoreline and just a good vibe inside.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By You Got To Be A (Soulshiner) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 08:01 pm: Edit Post

brian wasn't there?

how can that be?

bizzaro has been with warren for quite a while now...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By a.p. (Western_skies) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 08:38 pm: Edit Post

Yes there were a few rough spots, but the difference between here and the rest of the shows so far is that they recovered quickly and smoothly from any mistakes then just kept playin. You could tell they were having a great time and so was the audience. Incredible show. I actually was just telling a friend: you know it was a great all-around show when they can play a smokin' Cosmic Charlie set closer and it barely makes the nights highlights. Nearly everysong was a highlight. Each one played incredibly well. Yes, even the Baba Jingo, which actually smoked.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By BriezT (Bthow_do_you_do) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 11:11 pm: Edit Post

western skies says bring the Jingo!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harry McQuillen (Harry) on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 07:50 am: Edit Post

second all the great comments. Maybe my favorite
out of the last 3 red rocks and shoreline.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By freak boy (Pickled_herring) on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 03:18 pm: Edit Post

these reviews and setlists are freaking me out. I have to wait until August.....what torture.....Woooooohoooooo! Over the Hills and Far Away....holy shit!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By a.p. (Western_skies) on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 10:04 pm: Edit Post

>>western skies says bring the Jingo!


I wouldn't go that far there Briez! Watch it, I know where you live!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ryan (Ryan_x) on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 01:10 am: Edit Post

thanks live365.com for the stream.

Set II

PITB - yes, a monster. will try hard not to compare it to a '74. Oops, just did.

Jingo - thick groove with a few layers, simply smoking.

Samson - right on tom b with the acappela/restrained grovve comment. I like this arrangement of the song, I really do. It has a great feel to it.

Drumz - awesome.
Over The Hill - so the guys are really starting to share some of their favorites of non-dead songs with us, awesome.

New Potato Caboose - delicate thunder, awesome.

Shakedown - love the little 'retard' they threw in after the opening chord - cool style.

After Midnight - mental images of Clapton, disturbing.

Viola Lee> Golden Road -> Awesome.

Sugar Mag - no opinion.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Floyd (Buncombe) on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 04:51 pm: Edit Post

Didn't read every post, but wanted to make sure credit is given where deserved: Angel Band is a Stanley Brothers song. They performed it well before O&ITW came along. I always thought that they wrote it, but every disc I have lists it as a "traditional."


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Christopher B Rollins (Canartgrp) on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 08:23 pm: Edit Post

I went I saw I heard- it did the trick for me. All around, a very relaxed venue, nice folks in the crowd who weren't all SF types but enough locals for it to feel local,good overpriced beer instead of bad overpriced beer. They could use better signs coming into town so you can find the place... My take is that this pariticular lineup oughta keep picking up steam as it rolls east- see you freaks at SPAC if not before


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Siegel (Muzzard67) on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 11:44 am: Edit Post

Did any o you folks notice that Jimmy and Jeff copped Brent's solo from the studio Alabama Getaway almost note for note. I thought it was sort of a cool nod.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By peter (Peakfifteen) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 05:04 am: Edit Post

I had six guys patched out of me and I hope everyone got the same awsome tape I got!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By peter (Peakfifteen) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 05:19 am: Edit Post

Tom, would you like a copy?