“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, February 27th, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, February 26, 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”
Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
February 27, 1990
Ultra Matrix SBD > Dat (48k)
All transfers and mastering by Charlie Miller
Seven recordings in the archive, yet only one has any reviews..but not for this one:
Disc 1 – Set 1:
2. Let The Good Times Roll
3. Feel Like A Stranger
5. Victim Or The Crime
6. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo
7. When I Paint My Masterpiece
8. Bird Song
Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. Drums > *
2. Iko Iko > *
3. Man Smart (Woman Smarter) *
4. Standing On The Moon
5. Truckin’ >
6. Spoonful >
7. Drums >
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Space >
2. The Other One >
3. Morning Dew >
4. Throwing Stones >
5. Not Fade Away
6. And We Bid You Goodnight
* with Michael Doucet and Beausoleil
The Mardis Gras Drumz>Iko-Iko>Women R Smarter. Full of mojo, and crazy fiddle playing by
Michael Doucet. I first heard this on the DHH back in the day.
REVIEW: Awesome First Set
I was at this show, and remember it as being one of the best Mardis Gras shows! But for me the
highlight was the first set, with a short Space in Victim or the Crime, like whoa, space in the first
set, gonna be a trippy show….and then the sweetest Mississippi 1/2 Step, you could hear a pin
drop! This is an incredible show.
REVIEW: Deelishishus Iko
Healey and MD team up for some oh-so flavorful accents that the boys (especially Micky) feed
off in a really big way during the parade jam and Iko. I’ve loved this one since David Gans
featured it on GDH way back when. Whole show is real yummy. I pity the fool-head who
overlooks this one.
REVIEW: Nothing has brought me closer
I can’t even believe the clairity of the memory of this show. There was no turning back after this
one. I got on that purple bus and just kept on trucking – up until the Rainbow gathering in 1990 in
Colorado. Stopped for a while on the farm. Great times. The infamous mudbowl! OMG!
REVIEW: aaahhhh yesssss
This was a particularly “good vibe” night. This was the last of three fun, exciting, relaxing,
colorful nights. The parade was incredible!! I remember Bill Walton reiding a giant Chuck
Taylor high top! It all comes back in waves, especially when the Victim space kicked in. The
Masterpiece (listening right now) was nicely paced and done i think well. So many good aspects
to this show. Bird Song now and then THE PARADE! Michael Doucet in the Iko-Woman
Smarter. Just a real fun time. It’s nice to relive this one. Another flash…….
REVIEW: LET IT ROLL BABY ROLL
Best opener ever! hit the groove and let the good times roll…we’re goin sit here till we soothe our
souls. Bobby is in fine form on spoonful and throwing stones… yeah haw! I still wish I had
Brents voice though, comes through nice and drippy on NFA.
REVIEW: Not so rough….
This show is very understated. The energy is mellow for sure, but they are inspired. Listen to the
lullaby jam in Sugaree, the beautiful perfection of Standing on the Moon, Truckin’>Spoonful,
and the deeply inspired post-drums. Bird Song is a little rambling, which is fine. The real
powerhouse chapter of the night is Drumz>Iko>Women Smarter. The Dead stash the magic into
some inconspicuous corners this night, but it’s there. Just gotta poke around.
This is for those of you who like bizarre shows. It’s almost as if the band took downers and speed
together and went on an elevator trip. Just listen to bird song. It goes from fast to almost stopped
several times. The sound quality is very nice.
The previous reviewer is right . . . this is a strange-o show. They fall apart into a drifting “space”
right in the middle of “Victime Or The Crime.” Very cool…never heard them do that before!
Pretty mellow but good show. I liked the relaxed feel of the Bird Song. No rush in this show at
all, the band let things develop. The 2nd set starts out with a great drums intro into Aiko. Cool
run of shows to start out a great year.
REVIEW: I was there what a great time!!!
I went to this show, had the time of my life.
REVIEW: spacey show
wow. what an underrated ultra spacey show. the bird song practically comes to a standstill with
jerry’s flute solo and then it all comes back. amazing. wicked victim. wonderful energy with
drums>iko>women. also very good post space. only the dead can make shows like this!
REVIEW: Mississippi 1/2 Step!!
This show my favorite post-coma Jerry show. I like how weird and funky the second set gets but
also has an amazing Standing On The Moon. The highlight of the show for me is the Mississippi
1/2 Step followed closely by the Throwing Stones
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