The Grateful Dead live at the Knick - first set
September 5, 2006 10:11 PM   Subscribe

RIP Jerry
posted by caddis at 10:24 PM on September 5, 2006

sorry i'm not sure i understand?
posted by casconed at 10:26 PM on September 5, 2006

A no-context video link? Whee, bring on the animated gifs!
posted by SenshiNeko at 10:31 PM on September 5, 2006

I've been a Deadhead for 30 years, and this post seems superfluous or underperfluous or something. Sorry!
posted by digaman at 10:32 PM on September 5, 2006

Don't try to understand. That just brings on bad karma. Go with the flow and you will enjoy the show. You didn't take one of the brown ones did you?
posted by caddis at 10:32 PM on September 5, 2006

I enjoyed the post, but.....

brace for snark impact in 5..... 4..... 3..... 2.....
posted by trinarian at 10:34 PM on September 5, 2006


touche on the "don't try to understand"...

just find an instrament [I recommend Phil's bass] and follow it.
posted by trinarian at 10:36 PM on September 5, 2006

i hate all the bands you like.

(that should sum up the negative comments)
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 10:40 PM on September 5, 2006

posted by pwedza at 10:40 PM on September 5, 2006

I greatly appreciate the post, Franklin's Tower!, and think that anything more you had typed would have been superfluous; like me having to elbow my pal to get him to shut his trap in the middle of the drumspace.
posted by iurodivii at 10:50 PM on September 5, 2006

This is great shit. Though the video bored me quickly, it's actually not bad audio quality. Great having it on in the background while surfing the Blue.
posted by ZachsMind at 10:51 PM on September 5, 2006

My bad. Again.
posted by persona non grata at 10:56 PM on September 5, 2006

Out of their epic catalog of captured live performances, why this set?

Spell it out for us non-heads...
posted by sourwookie at 11:05 PM on September 5, 2006

The intro sounded like the beginning of Itchycoo Park.

That was not Itchycoo Park.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:14 PM on September 5, 2006

I'm watching it now, set to the sounds of machine gun fire and the grunts of the mortally wounded (my brother is playing SOCOMM)
posted by kuatto at 11:15 PM on September 5, 2006

I love Phish! Thanks!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:20 PM on September 5, 2006


this is one of the higher quality videos out there, but no show in the 90's holds a candle to the early 70's energy IMHO. There's something about 80's and 90's Dead that just seems a bit too... nostalgic for my taste. An image of hippies wearing flowery clothing and Reebok's. Old with a taste of the wrong kind of new.

I think the general consensus is that 5/8/77 is the best starter kit for newbies. I'd recomened the second set.

Forget the horrific background images and listen here.
posted by trinarian at 11:25 PM on September 5, 2006

this FPP would make Ann Coulter wet
posted by pruner at 11:54 PM on September 5, 2006

This is one of the higher-quality videos? I'd hate to see the shitty-looking ones.

(Is the "first set" in the FPP a promise or a threat?)
posted by neckro23 at 12:19 AM on September 6, 2006

One vote for ! Good one PNG!
posted by growabrain at 12:41 AM on September 6, 2006

I want to snark. Trying... but link is playing in another window. Must not... smile. Thinking awful thoughts. Going to my sad place... ah, hell now look what you've done: feets going all tappity tappity-like.
posted by hal9k at 1:40 AM on September 6, 2006

What's that smell?
posted by gigbutt at 4:03 AM on September 6, 2006

it smells like otto's jacket.
posted by snofoam at 4:47 AM on September 6, 2006

Sweet way to start my day. Nicely posted.
posted by disclaimer at 5:21 AM on September 6, 2006

That was not Itchycoo Park.

Try this instead.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:28 AM on September 6, 2006

That Troll doll on the right was a junkie? That's funny.
posted by Mayor Curley at 5:35 AM on September 6, 2006

Though I like this one even better.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:41 AM on September 6, 2006

I've heard tons of bootleg dead "tapes" but never a bootleg video of the dead. Considering, it's very well done. The camera is on a tri-pod and doesn't shake (too much). The camera operator is obviously skilled in how to pan. The music syncs up with the video. People's heads and arms don't get in the way.. people talking or screaming over the music is not there.. overall it's pretty watchable for a bootleg concert. What the video doesn't show is the sheer energy of every person there dancing, which is kind of weird to see them out of context. It's also easier to pick up on the mistakes they make.
posted by stbalbach at 6:47 AM on September 6, 2006

I'm with trinarian on inability to get into 90s Dead.

I like the 60s stuff the best, though-- they were trying to "enter the 21st century musically," as Randy Newman once said of David Bowie.

3/1/69 is the famousest show from that era, if anyone's interested. (Sorry, no link, things have changed in Dead downloading lately...)
posted by ibmcginty at 6:51 AM on September 6, 2006

If this was Live Undead, I would have watched.
posted by bouncebounce at 9:29 AM on September 6, 2006

When it comes to white people who have permanently stained the reputations of other white people who want to make good, decent music, it's tough to say whether it's the Dead or Vanilla Ice who've done the most damage. I'm gonna go with the Dead though.

On, and this post really sucks. Good day sirs.
posted by bardic at 12:52 PM on September 6, 2006

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