“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, May 21st, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, May 20, 2018
“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
Greek Theatre, University of California, Berkeley, CA
May 21, 1982
Soundboard master cassette > DAT > CDR > CDR > EAC > SHN
Thanks to Kevin Gills and Mark Perini for making these great soundboards of the 1982 Greek run available.
EAC, SHN extraction and etree seeding done by Gerald Gorinsky
From The Taping Compendium review:
“This is one of those classic three-show stands at the Dead home field. You get the spacy show(5/211), the blues
show(5/22) and the rock show(5/23)…All three are scorchers and, taken together, provide a snapshot of ‘82
vintage Dead at their finest”
Disk 1 – Set 1: 71:41
1. // Bertha > 6:38
2. Greatest Story Ever Told 4:17
3. Friend Of The Devil 9:29
4. Me & My Uncle > 3:04
5. Big River 5:22
6. Bird Song > 10:48
7. C.C. Rider 8:24
8. Althea 7:50
9. Looks Like Rain 8:09
10. Might As Well 4:14
11. Don’t Ease Me In 3:25
Disk 2 – Set 2: 71:22
1. crowd noise/tuning > 1:30
2. Playing In The Band > 11:20
3. Uncle John’s Band > 16:58
4. Drums > 8:08
5. Space > 4:59
6. The Wheel > 4:41
7. Playing In The Band > 6:01
8. Black Peter > 8:49
9. Sugar Magnolia 8:56
These reviews are from this recording:
REVIEW: Just solid
Been a favorite for years. Just a nice, SOLID 82. Bertha-Greatest- Oh my PHILNESS!!
REVIEW: Insane clarity of Sound.
I love the sound of this show. one of the best sound quality shows. Reminds me of the Dec. 79′ Dick’s pick. A
really nice show from the last great year (…1982!) the Dead were truly “Just exactly perfect!”
REVIEW: not as good as 5-22
These Greek shows are always good to listen to. The boys are usually having a good time and (atleast trying to)
playing there best. Unfortunatly this show lacks the energy and superb setlist that the next nite gave. Highlights
include this early Bertha>Greatest combo which Is interesting to compare to later 80s versions which seem
tighter, but this version still sees the boys in great vocal form. But again, next nite is better.
REVIEW: Playin>Uncle Johns
got this cassette sometime in 1983…this playin>uncle johns is the best ever played by far!! I challenge anyone to
find a better one. Love the rest of the show as well….
These reviews are from other recordings:
REVIEW: Perfect show for Judgment Day!
No need for the Rapture – just groove to the amazing second set of this show. The Playin>UJB is one of my
favorite pieces of music by any band. The band’s creativity is stunning. The transition into UJB is a great
example of the triumphant, celebratory feeling the Dead created whenever they were “on”.
REVIEW: Greek 82
This is great run at the Greek and the 3 shows together are an excellent representation of the early Brent era. Of
the 3 shows, the 22nd is my favourite. This show is a great listen too with my highlight being the second set
Playin’>UJB and the Playin reprise>Black Peter.
REVIEW: A+ all the way through
Start to finish, nice concert. Especially like Sugar Magnolia for some reason, just lots of energy.
REVIEW: Great Charm
The second set of this show has a charm all its own. Short, but nothing wasted. Plenty of great jams to keep you
entertained, and nothing too heady or otherworldly. The band is clearly happy to be playing this one, and it
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., May 23rd, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., May 24h 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Cortez Kitchen, Fri., May 25th, 6:00 p.m.
Cortez Fishing Village, 198th Street, Cortez, 798-9404
The Blue Rooster, Sat., May 26th, 9:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
Stottlelmeyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., May 27th, 3:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Schmitz Brothers Band:
Snook Haven, Sat., May 26th, 1:00 p.m.
5000 East Venice Ave., Venice, 485-7221
The Blue Rooster:
Tues., May 22nd, Lauren Mitchell and’/or Bill Buchman, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., May 23rd, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., May 24th, Shantel Norman and/or Brenda Watty,7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., May 25th, Ari & The Alibis, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., May 26th, Kettle Of Fish, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., May 27th, 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., May 21st, Open Mic with Rick Alvis
Tues., May 22nd, Sarah T and The Professor
Wed., May 23rd, Michael Mac Band
Thurs., May 24th, Stumble Creek
Fri., May 25th, The Missing Links
Sat., May 26th, Smokin’ Bones
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., May 21st(not the last Monday, due to Memorial Day), Love & Peace Hootenanny(no open mic).
Next month’s Sailing Squadron concert is Monday, 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: