“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, June 4th, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, June 3, 2018
“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
MOTB Release: 0096 16/44.1
The Forum, Inglewood, CA
June 4, 1877
Analog Audience Source: Aud Master Cassettes (MAC)
Falling in between the May ‘77 Box Set release:
May 11, 12, 13, 15 and 17, 1977,
“Dick’s Picks Number 29”:
May 19 and 21,
“Dave’s Picks Number 1”:
“To Terrapin: Hartford ’77”
and the “Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings”:
June 7, 8, and 9, with some of may 12 as a filler.
In fact, this date is the only one to NOT be released from this run…probably because there is no circulating
soundboard, and one wonders if a soundboard resides in the Vault.
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Promised Land
2. Tennessee Jed
3. El Paso
5. Jack Straw
6. Friend Of The Devil
7. Lazy Lightning >
10. Minglewood Blues
11. Brown-Eyed Women
12. Music Never Stopped
Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. Samson & Delilah
2. Ship Of Fools
3. Estimated Prophet >
4. Eyes Of The World >
5. Drums >
6. Good Lovin’
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Terrapin Station >
2. Playing In The Band >
3. Franklin’s Tower >
4. Space >
5. China Doll >
6. Not Fade Away >
7. Playing In The Band reprise
8. One More Saturday Night
REVIEW: What’s Not To Love?
…well, besides the talkers in the first set.
Anytime you hear “Spring 77” and “MOTB” in the same breath, you know your day has just improved. The only
other source, another AUD, is outstanding but the MOTB folks have kicked it up a notch here. Great work for a
great show. Typical Spring 77 performance w/ yet another roof being blown off. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it
again: we are some spoiled kids around here.
REVIEW: Love this tape
Great show. Estimated Prophet all the way.
REVIEW: Thank you!
Love this version of China Doll. Great recording!
too bad no soundboards exists- great show!
REVIEW: LA slay
Grate show. Grate setlist. Nice 2nd set.
REVIEW: Fabulous Forum
Man, this is a totally killer show. First of all, let me just say that in my opinion this has got to be one of the very,
very best 77’s (which I know is no small claim). First set is quality (e.g., FOTD, Music), but not suprisingly it is
the second set that is really spectacular. Highlights include Estimated>Eyes, Franklin’s(the transition from
Playin’ is killer) and a Cornell-esqe NFA (albiet with a slightly faster tempo). Lots and lots of other great stuff to
enjoy as well!!
I think that alot of people forget about this show becuase it is only circulating as an aud, however this is a very
high quality recording. Lazy Lightning>Supplication was the highlight of the first set for me which was solid
77′. the second set is where this show really shines. Estimated>eyes is great, as well is the
terrapin>playin>franklins. Finally china doll>NFA>playin finishes the show in fantastic fashion.
REVIEW: 40 years upon my head,,,
Wuz always jealous of those west coast 77’s..I had/have this on a maxel, sounds so much better here, nicely
done..Band tight, versions tighter..China Doll…CommAhhhnn…Saweet! Fair thee well my friends!
REVIEW: Great sound quality for audience recording
This is a delight to listen to. My ears are very happy, as they were anticipating a lower quality AUD recording.
However, this is impressive audio. Magical version of Eyes of the World.
REVIEW: great set good tape
two full song sequences in set 2, the segues in the second one are fucking ridiculous. garcia is in full flight for a
big chunk of this one
* What is the “Mouth of the Beast”?
If you have ever listened to live recordings you will probably have noticed that not all recordings have the same
quality. It all depends on the gear used, the location of the mics and of course the band’s groove. Back behind
the soundboard, the taper section was not the ideal location for recording. And those crisp soundboard tapes,
they leave out the full experience of the show. The missing sound is the dynamics of being up close to the stage
while the band performed. Up front, dead center in the first fifteen rows is where “the sound” was ideal. The
tapers knew this was the spot. They braved security and the bands’ roadies to make these tapes. This project has
been started to preserve, archive and distribute these rare recordings. This project is for the fans — who want to
experience recordings made in the “Mouth of the Beast”. We refer to this project as MOTB.
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., June 6th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., June 7th 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub & Grill, Fri., June 8th 600 p.m.
6218 Cortez Rd., Bradenton, 794-2489
Gilligan’s Bar & Grill, Sun., June 10th, 1:00 p.m.
5253 Ocean Boulevard, Sarasota, 349-4759
Michael Miller – The Grateful Dude:
Sabrosa Kitchen + Bar, Wed., June 6th, 8:00 p.m.
711 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, 365-1800
Schmitz Brothers Band:
Darwin’s Brewing Co., Sat., June 9th, 7:30 p.m.
803 17th Ave., W., Bradenton, 747-1970
The Blue Rooster:
Tues., June 5th Lauren Mitchell and’/or Bill Buchman, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., June 6th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., June 7th, BC and The Gang,7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., June 8th, Packrat’s Smokehouse, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., June 9th, Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., June 10th, Truality gospel brunch, 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe: (all shows start at 7:00 p.m.)
Mon., June 4th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis
Tues., June 5th, Gracie Maple & The White Crowe Band
Wed., June 6th, Michael Mac
Thurs., June 7th, Heather Downie Band
Fri., June 8th, sToneFish
Sat., June 9th, The Divebombers
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., June 25th, Al Donadi.
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: