Is that story about them playing somewhere and lightning or arcs of electricity or something flickering across the stage true? Apparently they were all so bombed they were just transfixed by it. Sounds like myth.
* I can't even really talk about how "bad" the sound is -- the music is still recognizably the Dead, of course, but it's so distorted and fried that it crosses over into a new realm of abstraction beyond just a crappy aud tape. The closest comparison I can think of is some other extreme lo-fi feedback psych like Les Rallizes Denudes (Japanese psych band). I was totally sucked in at first, blown away by the space and feedback, and then as my ears adjusted to the sound, I found myself loving the music but wondering what I was missing: how hard was everyone really playing? What exactly are the drummers up to? (they're felt more than heard throughout most of this) Is this really as good as it seems to be? I guess the world may never know.
BY NICK J. Some of the best Dark Stars of the early ‘70s exist only on audience tapes, from good to poor quality. They’re often underra...deadessays.blogspot.com
this is a good blog if you wanna get really deep into the weeds. the 6/24/70 ds is one of my favorites.
Any of you ever read this? Picked it up years ago and sat on my shelf since - not only ex manager of The Dead but also Courtney Love’s dad