The Grateful Thread

borzoi

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borzoi

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advanced listening.


* 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.
this is a good blog if you wanna get really deep into the weeds. the 6/24/70 ds is one of my favorites.
 

WashYourHands

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advanced listening.




this is a good blog if you wanna get really deep into the weeds. the 6/24/70 ds is one of my favorites.
Dead Essays is a genuine feast. The focus and scope are usually spot on.

Ordered Garcia and Saunders Vol15, May 21st 1971. Top draw partnership. Horns here similar to Legion of Mary

 

borzoi

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they get right to the point on this one, no need to wait for the good part at all. just posted in another thread but china -> rider is the 100% most perfect encapsulation of the dead and their ethos. there are other songs i like better but this is the statement of intent. the push and pull from the 60s psychedelia to the deeper and more subtle dream one at the heart of the old weird america. the song thats time-grounded to the one that's completely timeless. right down to the lyrics of china cat being vaguely nonsense and embarrassing. if it wasn't sort of embarrassing it wouldn't be the dead ofc.
 

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