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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, March 14th, 7-9pm Eastern

Written by on Sunday, March 13, 2022

“They’re not the best at what they do…
they are the ONLY ONES who do what they do!”

Grateful Dead
Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
March 14, 1981
MotB Release:
Audience FOB, Nakamichi CM700’s > Sony TC-D5M > MAC
Recorded by B. Glassberg, Transfer by A. Egert, Mastering by C. Ladner

Scroll down for “What is the ‘Mouth of the Beast’?”

Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. crowd/tuning
2. Feel Like A Stranger
3. Sugaree
4. Me And My Uncle >
5. Big River
6. Peggy-O >
7. C.C. Rider
8. Althea
9. Passenger
10. China Cat Sunflower >
11. I Know You Rider

Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. crowd/tuning
2. Alabama Getaway >
3. Greatest Story Ever Told
4. Ship of Fools
5. Lost Sailor >
6. Saint Of Circumstance >
7. Drums >

Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Space >
2. The Other One >
3. Stella Blue >
4. I Need A Miracle >
5. Bertha >
6. Good Lovin’

7. encore call
8. One More Saturday Night

REVIEW: Awesome recording
Glassberg spring ’81 + MOTB = Best source out there, period, bar none, end
of story!!! Great recording and transfer of an excellent show. Thank you Barry
and the MOTB team! 😀

a “jerry” “hippy” b’day! hope you have a “grate” day!
REVIEW: Incredible sound! MotB is a great project!
Five star sound! WOW! MotB rocks©!

REVIEW: wang-dang-freakin-doodle
This is the shit.

REVIEW: Sweetest sweet spot ever?
Absolutely one of the best sounding audience tapes I’ve ever heard. Can hardly
believe how good this tape sounds for any era, let alone 1981. Complete and
total mastery of the medium.

REVIEW: The Pied Piper of Hashbury
Beautiful Peggy-O. Jerry burns at the end of the china>rider, with a great
transition between the two. And my personal favorite, the other one>stella
blue. I really love this show. To me, this is my favorite era and venue for the
dead. Sounding very similar to mid 80’s Spectrum shows.

REVIEW: One Helluva’ Show
This was my second show, this recording is fantastic. All these years later I
remember the crowd moving in unison to every note, and the oriental rug on
the stage that was devilishly pulsing before my eyes as the music thundered!

REVIEW: All you really need…..
O man…. This is a great show, typical of the high energy in the early 80’s. And
what an impeccable audience recording….close your eyes and it puts you right
there. Got on the bus during the Brent era. Wish we could turn the clock back
30 years & do it all over again…..

REVIEW: wow from peggy-o to passenger, alabama & saint

REVIEW: One Hell of a Ride
This show was high octane from start to finish. Jerry played with particularly
intense speed throughout the entire show. Best audience recoding I have ever
heard. And good lord Bertha was hot.

REVIEW: Excellent Recording!
I was 21 and went w/out a ticket…looked for hours w/no luck…a door flew
open and my friend and I were in..Not proud of my behavior but I was young.
Many late 70’s/early 80’s aud. tapes were almost as clear as this one…A very
well made recording! Thanks!!!!!

REVIEW: Hartford CT
This recording puts you in the crowd with soundboard quality music.
Excellent show def worth the listen. I have to give this a 5, one of the best I
have heard on the archive. Thank you for sharing!

REVIEW: Jerry Plays Bach?
I’m not a classical music expert, but is Jerry playing Bach’s,”Jesu, Joy of Man’s
Desiring” during the transition from The Other One > Stella Blue? Even if you
do not recognize the title, you will recognize the tune. It’s played at a lot of

Again, you get the picture…

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…

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.

Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Mar. 16th, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443

Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Mar. 20th, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969

Dana Lawrence:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Thurs., Mar. 17th, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443

Pop’s Sunset Grill, Sat., Mar. 19th, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
112 Circuit Road, Nokomis, 488-3177

Michael Miller and The Heart Machine:
The Reserve Retreat, Wed., Mar. 16th, 7:30 p.m.
1322 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 702-5859

Schmitz Brothers Band:
3 Keys Brewing, Sat., Mar. 19th, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
2505 Manatee Avenue E., Bradenton, 218-0396

Ship Of Fools:
Motorworks Brewing, Sun., Mar. 20th, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
1014 9th St. W., Bradenton, 896-9892

The Blue Rooster:
Tues., Mar. 15th, Ariella Duet, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 16th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Mar. 17th, Trey Wanvig, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Mar. 18th, Johnny Guitar & Bluestar, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 19th, Lauren Anderson Band(Nashville), 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Mar. 20th, Truality, 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539

J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe:
Mon., Mar. 14th Alvis Brothers Band, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Mar. 15th, Al Fuller, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 16th, Marvin Hagar, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Mar. 17th, Rodney Johnson & The Patio Daddios, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., Mar. 18th, Soundwave, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 19th, Mumbo Jumbo, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358

Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center:
525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, 894-6469
Jorge Luis Pacheco, with special guest drummer/percussionist Otto Santana Selis
Fri., Mar. 18th, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
$25 members, $30 non-members

Celebrating the life and music of Mindy Simmons
Sun., Mar. 20th, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate the life and music of Mindy Simmons. We lost Mindy too soon and we miss her light and her laughter… but we still have her tremendous legacy of music. Her friends from the folk community will gather to sing, share stories and remember her. It’s a potluck so bring a dish to share and bring your own dish, cup and utensils to reduce the waste generated by the event. Feel free to bring your own chair to set up on the patio as we may run out of chairs.

This is a free event, but please let us know you plan to attend by registering HERE.

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