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First Record of the Weekend 05.05.2017.
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Citizensmurf
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Re: First Record of the Weekend 05.05.2017.
May 06, 2017, 01:00
Playing the first show of the new Grateful Dead box. 5/5/77 New Haven.

Now I bought this on a whim, I've never really liked the Dead before, but I've only heard a few of their studio recordings, and of course they were a predominantly live band. This box includes 4 shows, including the "legendary" 5/8/77 Cornell show. I figured that if I liked these highly regarded (even among non-Deadheads) shows, then maybe I would check out some other releases as well.

So far, it's pretty good. I don't know any of the songs, so I can't tell what variations are going on, but the jamming is quite good. My only real complaint is Bob Weir's "singing". Fuck me, he has a horrible voice. I mean Jerry wasn't exactly a songbird, but at least he had a nice sound. Bob sounds like someone is stepping on his chest. Why oh why did they let him sing so many songs?

Anyway, either I'll end up being a convert, or I'll end up selling it.

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