“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, Dec. 12th, 7-9pm
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, December 11, 2016
“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
Grateful Dead, Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA
December 12, 1980
3 Source Matrix by David Usborne:
A fine, fine recording!
Scroll down past the reviews for detailed info on recordings information and
comments from Ron Goldshine and John Musgrave(tapers of the second
audience recording) entitled “Memories”…
Disc 1 – Set 1:
2. Alabama Getaway >
3. Greatest Story Ever Told
4. Friend of the Devil
5. Mama Tried >
6. Mexicali Blues
7. Althea >
8. Little Red Rooster
10. Looks Like Rain >
11. Tennessee Jed >
12. The Promised Land
Disc 2 – Set 2:
2. China Cat Sunflower >
3. I Know You Rider >
4. Estimated Prophet >
5. He’s Gone >
6. Eyes of the World >
7. Drums >
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Space >
2. Truckin’ >
3. Wharf Rat >
4. Around & Around >
5. Good Lovin’
6. Don’t Ease Me In
I simply cannot believe there is only one review of this matrix!
REVIEW: Thoroughly Enjoyed
Especially the second set with a stellar Estimated – Hes Gone – Eyes.
These reviews are from the “Mouth Of The Beast” recording:
Only twice in my life have I experienced a volume of music loud enough to
hurt my ears. This night was one of them! The Swing Auditorium was an old
airplane hangar that rocked and rolled as long and solidly as any place on the
planet. Ironically, an airplane crashed into it and all we have now are the
memories and tapes. Praise God for the taping community.
REVIEW: Best AUD of the bunch
thanks MOTB!! this set is brighter/louder/better than the other AUD version
If for no other reason, for the soulful rendition of Althea. It’s a highly
listenable and crisp if not technically perfect AUD. Points made, I’m outta’
here and back to the show.
REVIEW: Great Audience Recording
MOTB Strikes Again! Great sound and 3-D stereo.
These reviews are from the second audience recording:
REVIEW: Thank you for moving this over here
Thank you very much for moving this recording over here.
Hope you all enjoy this concert.
One if the best audience recordings I have ever heard!! Killer show too!!!
REVIEW: Best Sounding AUD of All Time!!
This early Brent-era Dead is some of my favorite and this show is played with
a special intensity that sparkles through the speakers in this recording…
unbelievably crisp… ineffable.
REVIEW: Just great
Amazingly fine recording quality and a great show.
Better that a # of DPs and a show I would have loved to have seen. Brent is
new, but adds some nice touches, Weir is showing a real presence, Garcia is
very together, the drums are distinct, and so on. No mention of it in the show,
but John Lennon had been shot just a few days before whcih adds a touch of
poignanacy to “He’s Gone.” Top notch.
REVIEW: Love & happiness
Nice job on recording this – I am enjoying it while I work at my desk and
appreciate your effort a lot – I am rediscovering the Dead after many years and
am getting so much more out of their music as I grow older – I miss Jerry so
much. Thank you for this!
Such a great show. The band is in top form. And one of the cleanest tapes I’ve
REVIEW: great audience recording
Wow, put on a good set of headphones and you are IN THE ROOM with this
recording. China>Rider is excellent as is most of the show.
SBD -> Cassette Master > ? > Cassette
Transferred By Neil Sturtevant
Transferred and Remastered Charlie Miller
Thanks to Mike Shoun for supplying the SBD Cassettes.
Mouth Of The Beast
FOB Master Cassettes (MAC) >2 x Nakamichi CM-700 > Sony TC-D5M
Taped By: Ron Ellner
Transfer By: A. Egert
Mastering By: SIRMick
MAC Supplied By: B. Glassberg
MOTB dedicates this release to the memory of John Lennon for his
immeasurable gift to music
2 Sennheiser MKH 406 TUD microphones > Sony D5M (w/ Dolby B, Bias @
70us on 3 TDK MA C-90 tapes)
Taped By: Ron Goldshine and John Musgrave with help from Mark the
B-Man and Mike Martin
From Dave Usborne:
I always felt that this was the bands “Tribute to John Lennon”
(it was a sad week leading up to this show)
The San Bernardino Swing Auditorium was about 1-½ hours east of Los
Angeles. It was a somber drive as John Lennon had been murdered only 4
days earlier and everyone was still in shock.
The San Bernardino Swing Auditorium was a real sweatbox and some of my
favorite concerts were seen here. A narrow rectangle, with the stage in the
middle of one of the longer sides. We were sitting dead center and about 5
rows into the risers (distance might have been around 75-100 feet from the
stage?) Tonight we were using 2 ten foot microphone stands. For the first time
I wouldn’t have to hold my hand above my head for the 3+ hour show. Our
equipment included the new Sony D-5M portable cassette recorder along with
two new Sennheiser MKH-406-TUD microphones. We were ready!
The band took off roaring. Jerry’s voice was in great shape, his guitar leading
the way for Bobby and Brent. Phil’s bass was weaving in and out, while the
two drummers in the back were holding it all together. The first set was almost
a continuous medley, peaking in a truly spectacular “Tennessee Jed”, and
ending up in a rocking out version of Chuck Berry’s “the Promised Land”. We
could almost see the energy pouring out at us, and we all wondered what the
second set would bring.
After the required hour break the Band came back out and opened up with the
beautiful pairing of “China Cat Sunflower” and “I Know You Rider”,
which then slipped right into “Estimated Prophet”, “He’s Gone”, and then
“Eyes Of The World”. The audience was in awe and one couldn’t help but
associate some of these lyrics with John Lennon. It has been reported that
Jerry had tears running down his cheeks during “He’s Gone” (I think I did too)
At this point the Rhythm Devils took over, the rest of the band exiting the
stage for the next 15 minutes, then slowly returning to perform the magic
“Space Jam”. “Trucking” was the center piece moving into “Wharf Rat” and
another Chuck Berry original “Around And Around” then finishing off with
“Good Loving”. The encore was the newly reborn “Don’t Ease Me In”.
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Dec 14th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Dec. 15th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
The Blue Rooster, Fri. Dec. 16th, 8:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
D.Coy Ducks Bar & Music, Sat., Dec. 17th, 10:00 p.m..
5410 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, 778-5888
Schmitz Brothers Band:
Snook Haven, Sat., Dec. 17th, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
5000 East Venice Ave., Venice, 485-7221
The Blue Rooster:
Mon., Dec. 12th, Monday Jazz with Steve Arvey, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tues., Dec 13th, Suitcase Full Of Blues, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 14th, Bryan Lee “Braille Blues Daddy” 8:00 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 15th, Steve Connelly and the Greater Good Band, 7:30 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 16th, Kettle Of Fish, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 17th, Art Of Jazz with Bill Buchman, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
The Nouveaux Honkies, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 18th, Truality Gospel Brunch, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Nikki Talley, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-753
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sailing Squadron concert is Monday, Dec. 19th, “Holiday Of Song”.
Concert starts at 7:15 with no open mic.
Open mic at 7:15, concert at 8:30
1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy. 388-2355
For all information regarding the Sarasota Folk Club, go to their website: