“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, April 20th, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, April 19, 2020
“It is said that, if you lined up all those who have ever been to a Grateful Dead concert head-to-toe, the line would stretch around the moon, and about halfway back. And nobody would complain!”
Due to the virus, WSLR is temporarily closed to live programmers, so until things start to return to normal, I will be featuring a show(in order), from last year’s broadcasts:
Bangor Auditorium, Bangor, ME
April 22, 1971
Master Soundboard Reel > DAT > CDR
shn encoded/uploaded by Scott Clugston 10/00
The only recording that circulates, and it’s a beauty! And, if you like hearing bass…
Disc 1 – Set 1:
- Me & My Uncle
- Next Time You See Me
- Playing In The Band
- Cumberland Blues
- Hard To Handle
- Me & Bobby McGee
- Casey Jones
Disc 2 – Set 2:
- China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider
- Greatest Story Ever Told
- Beat It On Down The Line
- Sing Me Back Home
- Good Lovin’’ > Drums > Good Lovin’
- Johnny B. Goode
REVIEW: Not a bad concert at all.
A little shorter because of the threat of having the power cut off around midnight, but otherwise quite
enjoyable. I got to sit on the stage right in front of Uncle Jerry for most of the show. Got lots of photos
including Jerry with NRPS. This was just a few days before the Fillmore (Ladies & Gentlemen).
REVIEW: Sounds like it was a fun time
I used to have this tape years ago but have since lost it so its great to be able to get it again. I always liked
this show alot, its not on many ppl’s lists but its a fun show with some funny banter by the boys. They
seem to be in a great mood and the music is tight as is most of the spring 71 tour. Nice sbd quality as well.
My favorite “Next Time You See Me”… some real nice singing and playing by jerry at this show.
REVIEW: In some state of psychedelia…
…I was there at my only Grateful Dead show while in college at Colby in Waterville. Remember being
there and that is all. Hey, I’m still alive and now a ‘wharf rat’ but definitely not then.
REVIEW: My First Dead Show
This was my first Dead show…i was 13. I remember a lot of the details vividly. Jerry played steel with the
NRPS and when their set ended, half of the crowd left, thinking they’d seen the Dead because Jerry was
out there. Brilliant. The band came out and played EVERYTHING…until the house lights got turned on.
They just kept playing…until the power was cut. Garcia was PISSED. He said that they’d never play
Bangor again and…guess what?…they didn’t. Portland, Lewsiton, Orono, Oxford, Augusta…never in
Bangor again. This was a really great show. Glad that I’m just old enough to have gotten to see Pigen a few
REVIEW: I wish I was a headlight…
Wow! Another great show with excellent sound from Spring of 1971.
Everything well played 1st set ends at Casey Jones.
Sing Me Back-getting tighter ever time.
the Dead would have played all night if the powers that be had just relaxed up on the rules and regulations.
REVIEW: Fun Show
Highlights: Cumberland Blues, Hard To Handle
Slightly short show, and no Other One OR Dark Star. However, it’s extremely well-played and fun.