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Saturday, August 5

Welcome to the EIghties! This is Day 4 of the "Days Between" musical retrospective. Today's show is one of the most unique setlists of the mid-80s.:6-24-85

Welcome to the EIghties! This is Day 4 of the "Days Between" musical retrospective. Today's show is one of the most unique setlists of the mid-Besides Being my Birthday Show 6-24-1985 is also one of my Favorites.

Kevin Written by Greg Heffelfinger 


Welcome to the EIghties! This is Day 4 of the "Days Between" musical retrospective. Today's show is one of the most unique setlists of the mid-80s.:6-24-85  



The eighties were a weird decade for the band. After sloughing off Keith and Donna, Brent Mydland was the shot in the arm( maybe that's a bad choice of words) that was just what the band needed. This is the year before "Touch of Grey" was all over the radio and MTV and you could still walk up to the box office and get a ticket. This show in particular though, is one of the best of the year. A lot can be said for the winter tour and other specific shows, like April 8th.


According to our unofficial poll on Facebook yesterday, people voted 1985 as they're second favorite year. Now I think that is a little weird considering,89-91 and 68-69, not to mention the whole decade of the Seventies, minus 71 and 79 but hey, ask and ye shall receive. Take a look at this monster setlist.
(thanks to Deadlists.com for the setlist)

Riverbend Music Center
6-24-1985

Set One: 
Alabama Getaway >
Greatest Story Ever Told
They Love Each Other
New Minglewood Blues
Tennessee Jed
My Brother Esau
Loser
Let It Grow

Set Two:
Iko Iko >
Samson And Delilah >
He's Gone >
Smokestack Lightnin'>
Cryptical Envelopment >
Drums >
Space >
Comes A Time >
The Other One >
Cryptical Envelopment >
Wharf Rat >
Around And Around >
Good Lovin'

Encore:

US Blues


Now that is an amazing setlist for any year. Holy Smokestack Lighnin', Batman! There playing the whole "Cryptical  Envelopment"with "Comes a Time"! The boys came out ready to play this night and of course, Charlie Miller works his magic on this source. You can really hear Brent killing it on keys for "Smokestack Lightnin'".

For those who are wondering, Charlie Miller used to,maybe still does, work with the Steve Kimock Band. I haven't talked to him in about six or seven years but he could shine almost any turd of a show until it sounds good. Sometimes that was a bad thing since some of these shows he's mastered have been clunkers but he has a good eye and ears for great Grateful Dead shows and if you're hearing a crystal clear show, it's probably from him. Even the famed"Betty Boards" sounded a little better after his loving touch. That's not saying I love a good AUD but the SBD/AUD Matrix is the gold ring. This is not really going anywhere except to say thanks to Charlie Miller and all he's done for the community. Hope you enjoy the show.

Written by:Greg Heffelfinger



                           
                             
























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