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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The Grateful Dead The Grateful Dead (Album) Warner Bros. Records Canada 1967 Sell This Version
The Grateful Dead Anthem Of The Sun (Album) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records Australia 1968 Sell This Version
The Grateful Dead Live/Dead (Album) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records US 1969 Sell This Version
The Grateful Dead Aoxomoxoa (Album) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records UK 1969 Sell This Version
Grateful Dead* American Beauty (Album, MiniAlbum) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records US 1970 Sell This Version
The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead (Album) Warner Bros. Records Australia 1970 Sell This Version
Grateful Dead* Vintage Dead (Album) Polydor, Polydor US 1970 Sell This Version
Grateful Dead* Grateful Dead (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records France 1971 Sell This Version
The Grateful Dead Historic Dead (Album) Sunflower Records (4) US 1971 Sell This Version
The Grateful Dead Europe '72 (Album) Warner Bros. Records Germany 1972 Sell This Version
Grateful Dead* Wake Of The Flood (Album) Grateful Dead Records Australia 1973 Sell This Version
Grateful Dead* History Of The Grateful Dead, Vol. 1 (Bear's Choice) (Album) Warner Bros. Records South Africa 1973 Sell This Version
Grateful Dead* From The Mars Hotel (Album) Grateful Dead Records Yugoslavia 1974 Sell This Version
RL-24-4 The Grateful Dead / America (2) The Grateful Dead / America (2) - Wake Of The Flood / Hat Trick(LP, Mono, Transcription) AFRTS (Armed Forces Radio & Television Service) RL-24-4 US 1974 Sell This Version
The Grateful Dead Blues For Allah (Album) United Artists Records, United Artists Records US 1975 Sell This Version
The Grateful Dead Steal Your Face (Album) Grateful Dead Records, Grateful Dead Records US 1975 Sell This Version
The Grateful Dead Terrapin Station (Album) Arista Canada 1977 Sell This Version
NBLP 7001 Kiss / The Grateful Dead Kiss / The Grateful Dead - Kiss / Terrapin Station(LP, Album, MP) Casablanca NBLP 7001 US 1977 Sell This Version
Grateful Dead* Shakedown Street (Album) Arista Canada 1978 Sell This Version
Grateful Dead* Go To Heaven (Album) Arista, Arista Sweden 1980 Sell This Version
Grateful Dead* Reckoning (Album) Arista Germany 1981 Sell This Version
The Grateful Dead Dead Set (Album) Arista Canada 1981 Sell This Version
The Grateful Dead In The Dark (Album) Arista Australia & New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
ADP-9630 Grateful Dead* Talk To Themselves(LP, Album, Promo) Arista ADP-9630 US 1987 Sell This Version
2-21-88 The Grateful Dead Concerts That Rock The World Volume 1(LP, Transcription, Mar) DIR Radio Network 2-21-88 1988 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 4 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 10 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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