The Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead

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The Grateful Dead was an American rock band (1965–1995) formed in the San Francisco Bay Area. Initially formed in 1964 as The Warlocks (4).

Past members:
Jerry Garcia
Bob Weir
Phil Lesh
Bill Kreutzmann
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
Mickey Hart
Tom Constanten
Keith Godchaux
Donna Jean Godchaux
Brent Mydland
Vince Welnick
Robert Hunter
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The Grateful Dead Discography

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W 1689 The Grateful Dead The Grateful Dead (Album) Warner Bros. Records W 1689 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
WS 1749 The Grateful Dead Anthem Of The Sun (Album) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records WS 1749 US 1968 Sell This Version
WD 1830/1-2, 1830 The Grateful Dead Live/Dead (Album) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records WD 1830/1-2, 1830 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
WS 1790 The Grateful Dead Aoxomoxoa (Album) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records WS 1790 UK 1969 Sell This Version
ST-93416 Grateful Dead* American Beauty (Album, MiniAlbum) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records ST-93416 US 1970 Sell This Version
WS 1869 The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead (Album) Warner Bros. Records WS 1869 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
SUN-5001, SUN 5001 Grateful Dead* Vintage Dead (Album) Polydor, Polydor SUN-5001, SUN 5001 US 1970 Sell This Version
66009 Grateful Dead* Grateful Dead (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 66009 France 1971 Sell This Version
SNF-5004, MGS 2558 The Grateful Dead Historic Dead (Album) Sunflower Records (4) SNF-5004, MGS 2558 US 1971 Sell This Version
WB 66 019 (3WX 2668) The Grateful Dead Europe '72 (Album) Warner Bros. Records WB 66 019 (3WX 2668) Germany 1972 Sell This Version
GD-01 Grateful Dead* Wake Of The Flood (Album) Grateful Dead Records GD-01 US 1973 Sell This Version
WBC 1215 Grateful Dead* History Of The Grateful Dead, Vol. 1 (Bear's Choice) (Album) Warner Bros. Records WBC 1215 South Africa 1973 Sell This Version
WB-59302 Grateful Dead* From The Mars Hotel (Album) Grateful Dead Records WB-59302 Yugoslavia 1974 Sell This Version
RL-24-4 The Grateful Dead, America (2) The Grateful Dead, America (2) - P-14293 / P-14294(LP, Mono) AFRTS (Armed Forces Radio & Television Service) RL-24-4 US 1974 Sell This Version
GD-CA494-H The Grateful Dead Blues For Allah (Album) United Artists Records, United Artists Records GD-CA494-H US 1975 Sell This Version
GD-LA620-J2/GD-104 The Grateful Dead Steal Your Face (Album) Grateful Dead Records, Grateful Dead Records GD-LA620-J2/GD-104 US 1975 Sell This Version
AL 7001, 7001 The Grateful Dead Terrapin Station (Album) Arista AL 7001, 7001 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
25RS-2 The Grateful Dead Shakedown Street (Album) Arista 25RS-2 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
AL 9508 Grateful Dead* Go To Heaven (Album) Arista, Arista AL 9508 Sweden 1980 Sell This Version
A2L 8604 Grateful Dead* Reckoning (Album) Arista A2L 8604 US 1981 Sell This Version
A2L-8606 The Grateful Dead Dead Set (Album) Arista A2L-8606 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
ELD 31.43.800026 Grateful Dead* In The Dark (Album) Arista ELD 31.43.800026 Peru 1987 Sell This Version
ADP-9630 Grateful Dead* Talk To Themselves(LP, Album, Promo) Arista ADP-9630 US 1987 Sell This Version
CBS 463381 1 Dylan* & The Dead* Dylan* & The Dead* - Dylan & The Dead (Album) Columbia, Columbia CBS 463381 1 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
ARCD-8575 Grateful Dead* Built To Last (Album) Arista ARCD-8575 US 1989 Sell This Version

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Nerfys

Nerfys

December 27, 2013
Hey now ! To paraphrase (kinda) that nut job Pelosi from SF; " You've got to drink the KoolAid...to find out what's in it ! "
artoj

artoj

November 23, 2013
Hey does anyone know if there is a version of Franklin's Tower released on vinyl that is longer than 6mins (possibly a live version)? Heard it played recently but cant track it down, help would be greatly appreciated!
lstookey

lstookey

October 30, 2012
Sadly, there is much ignorance and misinformation in this world. For example, did you know after Jerry's coma in the mid 80s he had to be taught to pretty much do everything all over again. He could not play music. He had to have Merl Sauners teach him again. So after the coma, he's pretty much a new musician trying to measure up to his old self. Pretty damn tough by any measure. Those of you listening to studio material and judging the band are making a huge error. The Dead are not a studio band. Never have been and never will be. Best band in the history of rock and roll IMHO. Jerry Garcia was a amazing musician. It became a question of getting him interested. He worked his ass off compared to most musicians. Those of you who want to put them down for drugs obviously were not around in the 60s.
Djsycamore

Djsycamore

August 3, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
The Grateful Dead. An amazing band doing amazing things. With roots in traditional folk, blues, rock, country and a few other things this band is one of a kind. The original jam band. They toured for almost 30 years straight with hundreds of shows every year. No two shows were ever alike and you never knew what to expect next. They would start one song, jam out on it for ten minutes. Then start teasing a diferent song into the jam just to simultaniously go into another song. After jamming that song for 10 minutes flip back into the original song they were playing then jam into the song they were teasing earlier. There was nothing like it. Granted the live experience is what this band has always been about still a lot of the albums are great too. Check out: "workingmans dead" or " Reckoning" for more of the bluesyfolkycountry feel or "europe 72" or "grateful dead" for the live jams. "terrapin, shakedown, blues for allah", all great albums to hear the roots of what a lot of the songs morphed into during live shows. These were amazing musicians doing what they loved and all of the surviving members have all continued to keep touring and jamming though in their 60s and 70s. Still tearing the roof off! Dont listen to this moshka guys review here as he obviously never understood the Grateful dead and dont take my word for it. Give em a shot!
moshka-medicine

moshka-medicine

September 21, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
While at one time, I considered the Grateful Dead a huge and viable part of the growth of american progressive music in the 1970s, my views have changes since moving to Europe 7 years ago. Much of the Dead's early stuff is raw and powerful, but as their playing skills progressed through the mid to late 70s, their sound became too slick and over produced (not that some of the albums of that period are bad in any regard). By their the time they released those two terrible albums in the late 1980s, the original fire had long since disappeared and not much was left but a drug addicted empty husk of a band with legions of literally "DEAD" heads following them blindly around. Their sound had become very clichéd and watered down. In my opinion, the output of american avantgard/psychedelic bands PALES in comparison to the happenings in europe during the 1970s and 1980s. Whether the Dead were a direct cause for this or not, they certainly did not help matters much, and in my opinion I hold them in the same contempt as I do with the Rollingstones and Aerosmith of late.

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