Wednesday, July 22, 2009

ON MUSIC ~ On The Road Again...

Edition #38
Thirteen Things about THE BUMBLES -
and Concert Boy's favorite musical road trips...

1. Grateful Dead - Madison Square Garden, NYC (09/18/90):
  • NOTES = My first time at MSG. GD’s first tour with new keyboardist Vince Welnick after the death of Brent Mydland. Bruce Hornsby was also in the band during 1990 & 91. 20th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s death.
  • SETLIST = 1: Half Step, Minglewood, Loser, Picasso Moon, Row Jimmy, Desolation Row, To Lay Me Down> Promised 2: Eyes> Estimated> Foolish Heart> Jam> Drumz> Other One> Wheel> Sugar Magnolia E: Heaven's Door
  • RECORDINGS = Audience recording available for streaming & download here, Soundboard recording available for streaming only here

  • 2. Grateful Dead - Rich Stadium, Buffalo, NY (06/13/93):
  • NOTES = Camped on the shore of Lake Erie @ Evangola State Park. A van was rented and a large group of us from Boston made the trip. The campground was filled with Deadheads going to the show.
  • SETLIST = 1: Touch, Minglewood, Loser, Me & My Uncle> Mexicali, Broken Arrow, Tennessee Jed, Cassidy, Deal 2: Samson, Lazy River Road, L. L. Rain (with Bob Weir on acoustic guitar - Sting opened), Way To Go, Truckin> Drumz> Other One> Days Between> Johnny B. Goode E: IFTL
  • RECORDINGS = Audience recording available for streaming & download here

  • 3. Grateful Dead - Sports Arena, San Diego, CA (12/12 & 12/13/93):
  • NOTES = My only shows in CA, Grateful Dead’s home turf. I had some friends who lived on Mission Beach in San Diego so I planned a vacation with the intention of going to these shows. I didn’t have tickets ahead of time but paid $50 for each ticket – that isn’t even face value today of what a ticket costs but was a lot at the time.
  • SETLIST for 12/12 = 1: Cold Rain, Minglewood, FOTD, B. T. Wind, Althea, BIODTL, Bird Song> Promised 2: Shakedown, Samson, Ship Of Fools, Truckin> Nobody's Fault (last performed 09-22-91 [144])> TWBS> Drumz> Wheel> Watchtower> Stella Blue> Around E: IFTL
  • SETLIST for 12/13 =1: Stranger, Ramble On, Same Thing, B. E. Women, Broken Arrow, Easy Answers> Half Step 2: Lucy In The Sky, Woman Smarter, Way To Go, Eyes> Drumz> Last Time> Days Between> Throwing Stones E: Liberty
  • RECORDINGS = Audience recordings available for streaming & download for 12/12 and 12/13 as well as Soundboard recordings available for streaming only for 12/12 and 12/13

  • 4. Grateful Dead - JFK Stadium, Washington, DC (07/16 & 07/17/94):
  • NOTES = As a long time Washington Redskins fan I always wanted to see the Dead @ RFK. I finally did in 94 and it was also special because another of my favorite bands, Traffic, opened the shows. They played RFK every summer and it’s the site of an epic concert on 6/10/73 with the Allman Brothers Band. Camped at Burke Lake Park in Fairfax, VA
  • SETLIST for 07/16 = 1: Cold Rain> Picasso Moon, Lazy River Road, El Paso@, Shoe Fits, Ramble On, Masterpiece, Loose Lucy, Promised 2: China Cat> I Know You Rider, Samba, Estimated> Crazy Fingers> Drumz> Last Time> Stella Blue> Saturday Night E: Liberty
  • SETLIST for 07/17 =1: Bucket> Bertha, Wang Dang Doodle, So Many Roads, Tom Thumb Blues, B. T. Wind@, Don't Ease 2: Victim> Eyes> Samson> He's Gone> Drumz> Way To Go> SOTM> Lovelight E: Brokedown
  • RECORDINGS = Audience recording available for streaming & download for 07/16 & 07/17

  • 5. Phish - Sugarbush, VT (07/02 & 07/03/95):
  • NOTES = End of the 95 summer tour in Phish’s home state. I caught the July 1st show at Great Woods in MA and then made my way up to VT for these two shows. Perfect weekend and my campsite was about a 5 minute walk to the stage. These shows serve as a benchmark in the Phish scene for me, as with Jerry Garcia’s death on August 9, 1995 the Phish scene deteriorated with the influx of hangers on from the Dead scene. Soon, Phish concerts were surrounded by people who weren’t necessarily fans of the band but were there more for the party associated with the scene.
  • SETLIST for 07/02 = 1: Sample in a Jar, The Divided Sky, Gumbo, The Curtain-> Julius, Camel Walk, Reba, I Didn't Know, Rift, While My Guitar Gently Weeps 2: Runaway Jim-> Makisupa Policeman-> Scent of a Mule, Tweezer-> Ha Ha Ha-> Sleeping Monkey, Acoustic Army, Slave to the Traffic Light E: Halley's Comet, Tweezer Reprise
  • SETLIST for 07/03 =1: My Friend My Friend, Poor Heart, Run Like An Antelope, Loving Cup, Sparkle, It's Ice, If I Could, Maze, Strange Design, Free, Cavern 2: Timber (Jerry)> David Bowie-> Johnny B. Goode-> David Bowie-> AC/DC Bag, Lizards (aborted a few minutes in as Trey looses track of the lyrics, Fish teases him about needing a teleprompter, and Trey goes for "BBFCFM" instead)-> Big Black Furry Creature From Mars, A Day in the Life, Possum, The Squirming Coil E: Simple, Amazing Grace
  • RECORDINGS = Audience recording available for streaming & download for 07/02 & 07/03

  • 6. Widespread Panic - Gettysburg, PA (04/26/96):
  • NOTES = My sister went to school @ Gettysburg College and called me up one day and asked if I had ever heard of a band named “Widespread Panic” because they were playing the Spring Concert. I had, in fact, heard of Widespread Panic because they were one of my favorite bands. Of course I needed to plan a road trip to visit my sister at college.
  • SETLIST = 1: Radio Child > Diner > Hope In A Hopeless World, Weight Of The World, Airplane > Heroes > Disco > Rebirtha > Makes Sense To Me 2: Ain't Life Grand, Pleas > Sleeping Man, I'm Not Alone, Can't Get High, Greta > Tie Your Shoes > Holden Oversoul > Drums > I Walk On Guilded Splinters > Travelin' Light E: Chunk Of Coal, Send Your Mind

  • 7. Black Crowes - St. Denis Theater, Montreal, Quebec (10/20/96):
  • NOTES = The Black Crowes were at their peak in 96 and Montreal is a great city for a road trip. It was an easy decision to make. My friend and I hung out in a bar across the street with other Crowes fans prior to the show and we ended up with second row seats. I have seen the Black Crowes around 15 times and this show was the best of them all.
  • SETLIST = 1: My Morning Song, Evil Eye, Tied Up and Swallowed, Nonfiction > Jam, Ballad in Urgency > Wiser Time, Hotel Illness, Blackberry, Meet Me in the Morning, Spider in the Sugar Bowl Blues Jam > Thorn in my Pride, Stare it Cold, Share the Ride, Name Like Music, Bring On Bring On, Sometimes Salvation E: How Much for Your Wings?, Feelin’ Alright, Remedy

  • 8. Allman Brothers Band - Beacon Theater, NYC (03/27/99):
  • NOTES = Our first time to see the annual Allman Brothers shows at the Beacon. This show would also be the last time I saw original member Dickey Betts perform with the ABB – he was fired from the band prior to the 2000 summer tour. I was a big Dickey Betts fan and I didn’t see the ABB again until 2005.
  • SETLIST = 1: True Gravity, Ain't Wastin' Time No More, You Don't Love Me, Good Times (Don't Fade Away), Dimples, What's Done Is Done, Blue Sky (our wedding song) 2: Seven Turns, Melissa, Jessica, Trouble No More, Change My Way of Living, End Of The Line, Back Where It All Begins, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed E: No One To Run With

  • 9. Jiggle The Handle - Cafe Tome, Arcata, CA (06/28/99):
  • NOTES = While on vacation driving from the Bay Area to Seattle we were delighted to find out that our favorite local band from Boston was on a tour of the west coast. We decided to spend the night in the beautiful Northern California town of Arcata and see our friends play. It was a great time and the locals really enjoyed it. Here is a review I found online about their stop in Arcata. “The next night was Tuesday June 28th and the band found themselves in Arcata, CA after a long and hot drive. It was great to pull into this cool, coastal, Northern California town where all the people appeared so nice. Were they ever!! The band played to a hundred or more dancing folks who were all very appreciative of the great show Jiggle put on. People were dancing and hollering as Jiggle worked into a groove during the first set. The second set continued by riding the wave of positive vibes that flowed through the place. Long hair swirling, billowy skirts flowing, and hairy legs shuffling in a unified dance. Each song had folks jumping up and down with excitement. The second set peaked with a great segue combination of Little Feat's tune, "Feats Don't Fail Me Now" that went into a vocal jam, then into "In it Again," then another vocal jam, and finally back into "Feats." After the show, many new fans piled onto the bus for some celebration. People spoke of how they enjoyed Jiggle and wanted them to come back soon. With such a warm reception, I think the band is just as eager to get back there.”
  • RECORDINGS = Check out Jiggle the Handle on the Live Music Archive

  • 10. Widespread Panic - Madison Square Garden, NYC (10/31/03):
  • NOTES = Halloween is always a big concert for Widespread Panic. In 2003 they took the show north to the Big Apple. Widespread Panic is from Athens, GA and has a large following down south but not so much up north. They brought all their fans north and sold out the Garden. It was a huge party and all of us were treated to some cool covers of songs by Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Ramones and The Talking Heads.
  • SETLIST = 1: Chilly Water > Imitation Leather Shoes > Chilly Water, Papa Johnny Road, Ribs And Whiskey > Hatfield, Doreatha, Give, Vicious > Pet Sematary > Beat On The Brat > I Wanna Be Sedated > Life During Wartime (with Efrem Towns on trumpet) 2: Action Man > North > Bust It Big > Henry Parsons Died > Monstrosity > Pigeons, Love Is The Drug (with Dirty Dozen Brass Band) > Arleen (with Dirty Dozen Brass Band) > Coconut (with Dirty Dozen Brass Band) > The Time Warp (with Dirty Dozen Brass Band) E: City of Dreams, Ain't Life Grand

  • 11. Government Mule - Higher Ground, Burlington, VT (04/23/05):
  • NOTES = Made the trek to Vermont for one night of the Mule’s 3 night stand at the small Higher Ground club. Govt. Mule is Allman Brother’s guitarist Warren Haynes’ band that he started in the mid 90s as a side band to his full time gig with the ABB. This was a fun show and the audience was treated to sit in’s by Phish members Page McConnell and Trey Anastasio in their hometown.
  • SETLIST = 1: Bad Man Walking, Mr. Man, About To Rage, I Think You Know, Trane, Beautifully Broken, Slow Happy Boys, All Along The Watchtower (with Page McConnell), Jesus Just Left Chicago (with Page McConnell)
    2: I'll Be The One, Birth of the Mule, Slackjaw Jezabel, Effigy> Folsom Prison Blues> Drums, Monkey Hill, I Want You (She's So Heavy), Blind Man In The Dark E: Sco-Mule (with Trey Anastasio), Dreams (with Trey Anastasio)

  • 12. Blues Festival & The Radiators - Chicago, IL (June, 2005):
  • NOTES = While on vacation in Chicago we went to the legendary blues club The Kingston Mines, attended one day of the Chicago Blues Festival and saw the Radiators headline the Belmont-Sheffield street festival.
  • RECORDINGS = The Radiators show is available for download here.

  • 13. Allman Brothers Band - Beacon Theater, NYC (03/21/09):
  • NOTES = This year marked the 40th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band and they celebrated their annual run @ the Beacon Theatre with an all star cast of special guests including Taj Mahal, Levon Helm, Johnny Winter, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Buddy Guy, Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Boz Scaggs, John Hammond, Bonnie Bramlett, Susan Tedeschi, Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton, Bruce Hornsby, Jimmy Herring, John Bell, John Popper, Billy Gibbons, Kid Rock, Ivan Neville, Chuck Leavell, Bob Weir & Phil Lesh. We saw the show featuring Bruce Hornsby, missing Eric Clapton by one night.
  • SETLIST = 1: Little Martha, One Way Out, Statesboro Blues, Black Hearted Woman, The Same Thing (with The Asbury Jukes Horns), Soulshine (with The Asbury Jukes Horns), Little By Little (with The Asbury Jukes Horns; Southside Johnny, harp & vocals; Susan Tedeschi, guitar & vocals; James van de Bogert, drums), Don't Think Twice (with Susan Tedeschi, guitar & vocals), Lost Lover Blues (with Susan Tedeschi, guitar & vocals), Stand Back (with The Asbury Jukes Horns; Susan Tedeschi, vocals) 2: Grandma's Hands (with The Asbury Jukes Horns; Bruce Hornsby, keyboards; Susan Tedeschi, vocals), In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (with Bruce Hornsby, keyboards), The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (with The Asbury Jukes Horns; Bruce Hornsby, keyboards), Jessica > bass & drums (with Bruce Hornsby, keyboards) E: Southbound (with The Asbury Jukes Horns; Bruce Hornsby, keyboards; Susan Tedeschi, guitar & vocals - The Asbury Jukes Horns are: Richie Rosenberg “La Bamba”, Trombone - Eddie Manion, Baritone Sax - John Berry, Trumpet - Chris Anderson, Trumpet & Joey Stann, Tenor Sax)

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    Janet said...

    I was talking with a friend I met back in the mid 70s yesterday and come to find out she and I went to see the Grateful Dead once! And I don't in the least remember it LOL!

    Alice Audrey said...

    Can we say "jealous"? Yes, I've very jealous.

    I am Harriet said...

    Great list!!!!
    I feel like I lived it. Wait..some of those I did...I think...

    Americanising Desi said...

    me too me too!
    very very jealous ;)

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    Hootin' Anni said...

    Wow....just WOW!!!

    I played ...come on over if you can find time to visit with me. I'd love your company. Happy Thursday.

    Hazel said...

    Great musical road trips. I've come across the Grateful Dead from a big cousin's song magazines many years ago, and I kinda feel nostalgic when I hear blues.

    Paige Tyler said...

    I have to admit, I'm not really into concerts. Glad you had fun!


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    Devilish Southern Belle said...

    Awesome list! I used to rarely go on concert road trips, but now that I'm in a place where no bands I really like ever come through, it's become a necessity.

    Debbie @Like a Rose said...

    Looks like you've had a lot of fun.

    She Became A Butterfly said...

    i have a friend who quit college to follow the dead!

    happy tt:

    Terry Kate said...

    I know I am late, but I found it to be a therapeutic 13 so I am glad I did it. Have a great vacation Bumbles!
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    Kathleen said...

    Wow, I am jealous of your list. I never had the privilege to see the Dead. My boyfriend went to over 200+ shows. We are seeing Phish at the Gorge in two weeks..two nights in a beautiful venue. We've seen Gov't Mule, Moe, Umphrey's, New Monsoon, Tea Leaf Green, Bob Weir and Rat Dog, Jonathan Butler, etc. this past year. When I'm not spending money on books, I'm spending money on concert tickets!