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Tuesday, February 9

Rolling Stone exposes diametric track list for The National's GratefulDead tribute album.

Rolling Stone exposes diametric track list for The National's Grateful Dead tribute album. 
      

I expected The National's Grateful Dead tribute album to be grotesque, that is the intended goal. But just when I was sick of all the damn hoopla about it. Rolling Stone released in a series of tweets, the bands and what Dead songs they will cover. The first one I saw was, "The Flaming Lips" doing Dark Star and it keeps getting more hazardous from there. This could be stupefying and expose The Dead's timeless songs with a whole new demographic. It also has an equal chance of being a pile of shit, like a share of the band's music partaking in this risky project. I have a feeling we will be hoping some songs are going to end. A good portion of these bands, I personally don't want to be taken to the leader of a band. But how cool would it be if I was wrong. I can only hope I am, especially with so many sacred songs. 
Words: Kevin Long
Track list from Live for live music 
Flaming Lips - "Dark Star"

Orchestra Baobab - "Franklin's Tower"
Courtney Barnett - "New Speedway Boogie"
Wilco w/ Bob Weir - "St. Stephen" (live)
Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo & Friends - "Playing in the Band"
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks -"China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider"
Vijay Iyer - "King Solomon's Marbles"
Lucius - "Uncle John's Band" 
Kurt Vile + J Mascis - "Box of Rain" 
Ira Kaplan + Friends - "Wharf Rat"
Perfume Genius - ? (no track listed - likely a typo)
Sharon Van Etten+Friends - "To Lay Me Down"
Angel Olsen - "Attics of My Life" 
Fucked Up - "Cream Puff War"
Tal National - "Eyes of the World"
The National - "Morning Dew" 
Jim James & Friends - "Candyman"
Antony - "Black Peter