“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, July 3rd, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, July 2, 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”
And a headzup, folks! these next few days are some of this country’s “amateur days”, so keep a
sharp eye out all over!
St. Paul Civic Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
July 3, 1978
Low-gen Audience Cassette
Set 1: TDK SA-90; Set 2: Maxell UDXL-II C90) Cassette(Nakamichi DR-1)
Broadcasting superb audience recordings of official releases two weeks running! Longtime
listeners will know that I do not broadcast commercially-released material, but am not averse to
broadcasting a worthy audience recording. In 2016, a 5-show, 12-CD box set of the complete
Grateful Dead shows at Kansas City on July 1, 1978, St. Paul on July 3, 1978, Omaha on July 5,
1978, and Morrison on July 7 & 8, 1978. This, folks, is an excellent audience recording!
Disc 1 – Set 1:
2. New Minglewood Blues
4. Looks Like Rain
5. Ramble On Rose
6. Mexicali Blues >
7. Mama Tried
10. Deal >
11. The Music Never Stopped
Disc 2 – Set 2:
2. Scarlet Begonias >
3. Fire on the Mountain
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Dancin’ in the Streets >
2. Drums >
3. Not Fade Away >
4. Stella Blue >
5. Sugar Magnolia
7. Werewolves of London
REVIEW: Packed with goodies
This show is excellent. Among many highlights is a surging rendition of Peggy-O. Well worth
the listen. Thanks for the up.
REVIEW: Most like Being there source
Fuller sound on the high end than the other sources, which sound like they are stuck right into a
monitor & biased toward the low mid range. Patch in Fire around 6:00 shows the 2 sources
side-by-side. This one has got to be very close to what it sounded like in the show. Crisp,
captures the hall & some limited crowd during songs & great stuff between. Very nice for ’78. I
have a Red Rocks that is the same tapers & quality.
“Standard” show for ’78. Nice Music No Stop; Chills from Fire and some bubble gum undersea
raging on Dancin’ that will bring a tear to your eye. You can tell they are building up to the Red
Rocks meltdown. 4* for overall crystal clear insight into a ’70s Dead experience.
REVIEW: hot show!
The show itself is sh*t-hot and deserves more recognition. High energy playing from start to
finish with a first set capped by a fantastic run of tunes and a sick Deal>TMNS to close. They
keep the energy high for S>F and Dancin, all excellent versions. Post-drumz still sounds plenty
juiced, though maybe they were rushing to beat a curfew? Sweet Stella end jam, nevertheless.
Werewolves is what it is, but they sure sound mighty happy to be there. Don’t snooze on this
REVIEW: The beats man
The rhythms on a lot of these tunes: Mexicali, Mama, Peggy, has a really cool groove going on I
hadn’t heard before. Very fun concert and a killer aud mix.
Reviews of other recordings(there are just three…):
REVIEW: 4 1/2 stars
ummm The Music Never Stopped !
REVIEW: Agree 4.5 stars
for towering FIRE and one of the best DANCIN’S alone – THIS DANCIN IS OFF THE HOOK.
Stella is sick and Sugar Mag is as well. Sound quality is a 2 but lets overlook that for the time as
it is a ’78 audience that has been stepped all over. Mwood, Loser, Ramble on Rose are
EXCEPTIONAL in fact this first set is yet another Minnesota barn burner. Check out Bobby
blow the lyrics of Mama Tried – everyone is ripped. The PEGGY-O is really beautiful and one of
the best I have heard recently, it is so melodic. Cassidy & DEal are 2 more crushers, Then there is
REVIEW: red and white,blue swede shoes!!!
wow! what a show,30 years ago,i just got out of high school and was hooked on the dead, and a
few other impressive tidbits in life.like my sweet jelly roll!!!All my love to you,7 times upstairs
and we cried for more.deep deep love,one day,we’ll do it again. Jam on.
REVIEW: Phil Says at beginning of Werewolves
“Whoever is throwing those firecrackers especially those ones on stage, belongs at a Ted Nugent
concert, not here.” Brilliant!
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Remember, folks, to call the venue to see if they are indeed open in the
first place, and the event is going on as scheduled, and what protocols are in place.
Dead Set Florida:
Motorworks Brewing, Fri., July 7th, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
1014 9th St. W., Bradenton, 896-9892
Kettle Of Fish:
Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., July 9th, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Truman’s Tap & Grill. Wed., July 5th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
11161 E. SR 70 Unit 100, Lakewood Ranch, 755-1800
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Thurs., July 6th, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
“The Hot Sands Concert Series Presents:”
Hot Sands Tiki Bar @ Sahib Shrine, Fri., June 7th, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
600 N. Beneva Rd., Sarasota, 366-4449
The Mable Bar & Grill, Fri., July 7th, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
2831 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 487-7373
Schmitz Brothers Band:
Snook Haven, Sat., July 8th, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
5000 East Venice Ave., Venice, 485-7221
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe:
Mon., July 3rd, Alvis Brothers Band, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tues., July 4th, closed Al Fuller, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., July 5th, Jessie Bryant, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., July 6th, Stretch N’ Frinz, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., July 7th, Jimmy Keith Band, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., July 8th, Fancy Larry & The Plain Jaynes, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
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