“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, April 17th, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, April 16, 2023
I’ve seen thousands of reviews over the years, but this actually explains “A Deadhead”…
As a new fan of the Dead it was years before I realized the importance of the tears streaming down
the face of the girl beside me. She seemed to be having a religious experience. Now I know why”
Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
April 17, 1983
2 Source Matrix, Matrix by dusborne:
Soundboard Master Cassettes > Unk > Low Gen PCM Early 90’s >
Sony HG L750 Beta Tape > Sony SL2405 Beta VCR
Supplied By Anon, Thanks To B.R. For The Later PCM Transfer!
Audience: 2 Sennheiser 421 microphones > Sony TC-D5M – master analog cassettes
Recorded by The Weasel – “Da Weez”, transferred and mastered to .wav files by D5scott
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Touch of Grey >
2. Little Red Rooster
3 Duprees Diamond Blues
4. Beat It On Down the Line
5. It Must Have Been The Roses
7. Big Railroad Blues
8. My Brother Esau
9. Peggy-O >
10. Let It Grow >
11. Might As Well
Disc 2 – Set 2:
2. Help On The Way >
3. Slipknot >
4. Franklin’s Tower >
5. Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
6. Playing in the Band >
7. Drums >
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Space >
2. Love The One You’re With * >
3. The Wheel >
4. Playin’ reprise >
5. Throwin Stones >
6. Not Fade Away
7. Brokedown Palace *
* with Stephen Stills
REVIEW: Nice MTX
Pretty tight show played at really high speed for some reason..Love The One You’re With is a
total train wreck, but the rest of the show is pretty damn good…This Dusborne MTX captures it
REVIEW: Train Wreck? Well..depends on what you mean by that!
If you were there…and I was…there was absolutely nothing but total euphoria when Stephen Stills
came out on stage for “Love the One You’re With.” The only ‘Train Wreck’ was the sweet smell
of that classic strain, alongside other fragrances, which enhanced things…as usual. Stills was St.
Stephen for one night, for sure!! But his presence was one of many highlights in this show that
included an unmatched “Slipknot!” and as good a “Playin'” jam as you’ll get in the 80’s. Mickey
on the balafon (or was it a xylophone?) was unique and magical. The hair dryer during
drums/space…nuts! And, of course, it helped that it was perfect warm (lows 70’s) afternoon/early
evening and the parking lot was in full spring tour, clowns and caliopies a many!
Reviews from other recordings:
Tape is good with some EQing, just a little gurgly. Excellent first set, & Garcia’s crazy soloing on
Rooster is especially impressive. I’ve been listening to these guys 25 years & have yet to hear a
well-played Might As Well, but this one isn’t bad. The first jam of set 2 is a rip-roarer, though
Brent hilariously loses his way with the transitions in Slipknot! Stills’s song is more energetic
than elegant, but nice to hear. The whole show has that charged, inspired crackle to it, so that
even the rough parts feel tons better than they sound. Stills sounds great on NFA playing through
that tweed Fender amp, whatever it is. Gorgeous Brokedown.
Yes I was there 37! years ago tonight – great two shows in NJ. Stills a special treat and yes the
energy was explosive when he showed up again this night. All that said, his voice was pretty
much shot by this time, something about a 70s induced deviated septum I believe.
REVIEW: Stephen Stills
This is right up there with the top worst 2 “cover moments” in GD history, the other being the
Get Back from SF (I believe). The “Love The One You’re With” is absolutely horrendous. To
think this is actually STEPHEN STILLS onstage! The guy from CSN!? Jerry lets out a rippin’
jam to try and bury the aweful vocals. The rest of the show and this whole run of shows does rip
at times. Some HIGH OCTANE rock n’ roll across the board.
REVIEW: Phil Bombs – Searchin’ for the sound
This is one of my favorite shows. Phil bass is just on. The syncopation on Slipknot is hard, raw
and Jerry is just layin’ it down. I get shivers everytime I hear this. Someone is using a xylophone
(Brent) I think. I remember hearing Mickey had made a trip to Japan around this time to look at
the zildjian cymbal factory. Brentjam > drums is very trippy. My cassete always cut it on the flip.
THe rest of the show is fun, has that early 80’s Jersey feel. Love it…
REVIEW: Phil dropped chains in a metal garbage can that was miked
and dragged it across the stage during “space” this was one weird night.
additionally I saw Stills in the parking lot and gave him a dead shirt.
Peace, Love and JurassicBlueberries
REVIEW: ’83 Playin
If Playin jams are major highlights for you, then 1983 has no shortage of gems. Indeed, for me,
despite not attaining the length of some of those monstrously long epic Playin jams of the early
70s, the performances in 1983 are unique in the sound and style. And the performance of Playin
at this show, which, full disclosure I attended, is one if not the best of the bunch from ’83.
Again, you get the picture…
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Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Thurs., Apr. 20th, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
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Bill and the Belles
Thurs., Apr. 20th, 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.
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