“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
San Francisco Civic Auditorium ,San Francisco, CA
January 29, 1987
Healey soundboard ultramix: PCM > Cassette Master > wav > mkw > shn
Ramrod’s cassette master.
“Dan Healy was a pioneer in rock sound system innovation, and helped Bear along with Ron Wickersham of
Alembic design the Dead’s “Wall of Sound” concert sound system. He also helped perfect the ultra-matrix
soundboard setup which was used by the Dead from 1986 through 1990. Some fans and collectors of the band’s
live recordings deem this setup to be the band’s best-sounding, and most practical.”
Bob is in a very pronounced funk on this date, due to his dog, Otis, passing away earlier in the day…
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Hell In A Bucket >
3. El Paso
5. Little Red Rooster
6. Brown Eyed Women
7. Cassidy >
8. Don’t Ease Me In
Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. Scarlet Begonias >
2. Fire On The Mountain
3. Looks Like Rain
4. Terrapin Station >
5. Dru//ms >
6. I Need A Miracle > Stella Blue >
7. Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad >
8. Johnny B. Goode
9. It’s All Over Now Baby Blue
Chinese New Year
Chinese Symphony Orchestra Opened
These reviews are all of this soundboard. There are almost no reviews of the other five recording(most being
audience recordings…) but they for the most part give the show better grades. Possibly some didn’t know about
Otis’s passing, and maybe some think they would play better under the same circumstances…and some expect the
dead to do Dick’s Picks quality concerts every night…
REVIEW: R.I.P. Otis
Bobately struggling in this show, I can feel his pain everytime i hear this show, makes me think of my 2 dogs who
are also in dog heaven !!!
REVIEW: Bobby befuddled or just sad?
I heard that Otis died soon before this show. The El Paso was too sad for Bobby to sing. I think that they retired it
for a while after this show. I was right up front (really, right at the stage!) and Bobby looked so sad during El Paso..
I don’t remember much about the show itself – which is unusual because I usually remember a lot! The only things I
really remember is who I was with (thanks Scott & Mark!) and this cool tie-dye I bought that was almost too small
for me (but I still have it!) and the fact that Jerry and the boyz were just beginning to get their new sound together.
But since I was there and remember being so happy, I’m giving it 3 stars.
REVIEW: Awful. Simply Awful.
Why anyone would enjoy this show beats me. Bob sounds terrible (okay, yeah, he was grieving for his dog…but his
voice today still sucks), The boys are all lethargic and the show just drags. Worst-ever versions of El Paso, Johnny
B. Goode, and Drums.
REVIEW: Poor Bobby?
Jerry seems a bit more focused and comfortable with his songs than the prior night but Bobby just can’t get it
together. He can’t remember lyrics(El Paso, ouch!), his voice sounds like shit, and his guitar is out of tune from
what little I can hear of it in the mix.
REVIEW: 3 stars for effort
Bob’s really struggling in this show. Poor guy. To his credit, he went on and played, despite a recent loss. Sounds
like a real fight to get to the end of the show. Shows where Jerry’s obviously been smoking speedballs, or shows in
which the band sounds bad in a sad way like this always make me feel bad. I don’t think this show was merely an
off night. It sounds painful. The pendulum really swung wide for the Dead; no other music makes me feel
teary-eyed joy like they do, and no other band manages to sound as worn out and sad as they do (and no other band
can do both at the same time like they can, either).
REVIEW: sound great. jerry great.
Jerry is in great form, a lot of energy in the sugaree. and the band is driving nicely behind him. bobby not so much.
Tape problem at 6:58 of d1t01 – sound quality improves afterwards.
Apparently, there was no Space during this show.
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Jan. 31st, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Feb. 1st, 5:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub & Grill, Feb. 2nd, 6:00 p.m.
6218 Cortez Rd., Bradenton, 794-2489
Stottlelmeyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Feb. 4th, 3:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
The Blue Rooster:
Mon., Jan. 29th, Nikki Talley, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 30th, Joe & Vicki Price, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 31st, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 1st, Bryan Lee “Braille Blues Daddy”, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 2nd, Lauren Mitchell, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 3rd, Betty Fox, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 4th, Truality gospel brunch, 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., Jan. 29th, Eric Taylor.
Next month’s Sailing Sqadron concert is Mon., Feb. 26th, Greg O’Haver.
Open mic at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8:30
1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy. 388-2355
For all information regarding the Sarasota Folk Club, go to their website:
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