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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 16, 2021 8:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: FEB 69 4/4 Burritos, Beach Boys, Airplane, and The Grateful Dead

One of those record that sold poorly, but is much loved, revered , by many . Same thing with Gram Parsons, and Chris Hillman’s previous county-rock record with the Byrds “Sweetheart of The Rodeo” . And like “Sweetheart”, it influenced a lot of country-rock . Im not the biggest Parsons acolyte, so I will link to another review to do some justice to this famous record .
A couple of the best songs .

BEACH BOYS - album - 2020 - Feb. 10
Oh boy . The Beach Boys had been the biggest selling American pop group . They now end their time with Capitol with a contractual obligation album . Mostly outtakes ,and leftovers on this one .Dennis Wilson called it "the only letdown of the Beach Boys' career that embarrassed me through and through ... we had to find things that Brian worked on and try and piece it together. That's when [he had] no involvement at all.”wiki . It was recorded after Brain had admitted himself into a psychiatric hospital .
The most noteworthy thing about this album is its connection to Charles Manson . Dennis had befriended him in 1968, had a stab at recording him . The Beach Boys recorded one song by Manson without his involvement: "Cease to Exist", rewritten as "Never Learn Not to Love"... Manson was enthused by the idea of the group recording one of his songs, but after Manson accrued a large monetary debt to the group, Dennis deliberately omitted his credit on its release while also altering the song's arrangement and lyrics, which angered Manson. As his cult of followers took over Dennis's home, Dennis gradually distanced himself from Manson.[According to Leaf, "The entire Wilson family reportedly feared for their lives." .
The hit “Do it Again”, released months before , leads off the album . One of the most interesting thing was “Cabinessence” from the “Smile “ period . The single “Bluebirds over the Mountains”, was their lowest charting single to date . The album sold better than “Friends” did , but things were not good . The record, has had it’s supporters down the years .

First of three live albums released by the big SF bands this year . Recorded in Oct. and Nov. at The Fillmore West, and East , the album really lets you hear guitar, and bass of Jorma Kaukonen, and Jack Cassidy .They do some longer version of some of there album tracks, and some material not previously on albums . My favorite is their take on Donovan’s “Fat Angel” , in which he does mention the band .
Jack Cassidy

We have been blessed with tapas of almost all the shows (but some with wince inducing cuts !) from the month . Some peak Grateful Dead here !
First part of the month is taken up by some shows in the midwest . Some “OMG” versions of “The 11”, and “Caution” . I might pick the Stanley Theater night as the best, which has a REALLY hot “Other One Suite”.
Next the two Fillmore East shows where they opened for Janis that the sets from the 11th have been issued on CD . Maybe a little tighter performances to fit the shorter time ?
We have two shows from Philly,(on the 14, and 15th) when they seem less constrained, thus the “Dark Stars” benefit .
Then back home for the Weird “Celestial Synapse” on the 19th .The Dead supposedly played 4 hours, and there were a bunch of guests . The tape had been misdated to 1968 .
2/21 & 22 are the “Dream Bowl” shows from Vallejo . Great “Dark Stars”, gear “Morning Dew” on the 11th. The show on the 12th is in the “#0 Trips” box .
Great music, only to be topped by the four “Live Dead” shows at the Fillmore West, on Feb. 27, 28, and March 3/1, an #/2 . Nothing I can really say about those . You already know . If you don’t, listen .

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jul 17, 2021 9:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: FEB 69 4/4 Burritos, Beach Boys, Airplane, and The Grateful Dead

Nice. Thanks.
I owe Parsons a great deal. He lead me to Emmylou.

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Poster: and improved! Date: Jul 19, 2021 1:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: FEB 69 4/4 Burritos, Beach Boys, Airplane, and The Grateful Dead

i saw Jorma over the weekend ...short sweet show !!

Still got it going on...

my first live show since pre plandemic !
(if Freud had a cellphone, went to spellcheck and i just left it )

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Poster: Reade Date: Jul 18, 2021 10:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: FEB 69 4/4 Burritos, Beach Boys, Airplane, and The Grateful Dead

Have always loved the 'My Uncle' burrito, with a side of mandolin. Everybody was copping from everybody at this moment when rock was getting just a bit countrified.
The Stones put a mandolin on 1969's 'Love In Vain,' to remarkable effect.
This post was modified by Reade on 2021-07-18 17:48:59