“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
The Centrum, Worcester, MA
November 5, 1985
soundboard – reel master – cassette – dat – cdr
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Hell In A Bucket
2. They Love Each Other
3. Kansas City
4. Tennessee Jed >
5. It’s All Over Now
6. Bird Song >
7. Looks Like Rain >
8. Don’t Ease Me In
9. Shakedown Street
Disc 2 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Man Smart, Woman Smarter
2. Ship Of Fools
3. Supplication Jam >
4. Playing in The Band Jam >
5. Don’t Need Love >
6. Drums >
7. Space >
8. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
9. Goin’ Down The Road, Feelin’ Bad >
10. Black Peter >
11. Around And Around >
12. Good Lovin’
13. Brokedown Palace
And, adding to this first review, it is also MY b-day show!
REVIEW: This is my B- Day show
And the Dead sang Happy Birthday to you!!! (I share the day with Walton). Needless to say i was stoked
This was the first ’85 tape I got and the reason why I fell in love with ’85 boards. The second set will not
disappoint. The Tom Thumbs is my fav version of all time. I love it when Phil yells “Garciaaa” right before
Jerry takes his solo on TT’s. The Shakedown is great too; I like it better then the 6/30/85 version.
REVIEW: second set
Shakedown, Ship of Fools>Supplication, Tom Thumb’s (!!!!!), GDTRFB (!!!!!), Brokedown….
truly sublime ’85 goodness….SBD sounds great too
REVIEW: This was a hot shakedown but not better than 6/30
I was at both shows and this is in the same order of magnitude but ntg can overtake the greatest shakedown
that was ever played musically or vibewise…. A great show to be sure but the Merriweather shakedown was
knocking loose fillings in your teeth it was so raw and rockin…..
REVIEW: Don’t overlook the…
Black Peter. Why doesn’t anybody ever talk about this song? Don’t answer that… just listen to this version,
which IMHO is one of the best out there.
REVIEW: Another smoking night at the Centrum
Better than 6/30? Who can say? Anyway, it WAS a great show. Interesting note: The sudden wild applause
during Brokedown is the result of a fan who ran onstage and hugged Jerry.
REVIEW: Solid shows
I managed to catch this whole fall tour and it was certainly a memorable one for all of us for the shows and
the weather. I do remember these Centrum shows being very solid and the Shakedown was the highlight of
the 2 nights. I remember the girl with the towel, we were cracking up because Jerry was looking rather “Free
Willie-ish” these days and the towel looked like it just stayed on his hump. Parish or who ever it was that
finally took it off him was cracking up as well. FUN TIME.
Excellent show. Opens witha tight Hell and into a nice They love Each other.Kansas City is fun and
Birdsong is no slouch. Shakedown is my fav of he year. I do like it better than 6/30. From space on the show
rocks with an excellent Black Peter.
REVIEW: my first show!!!
I was 14 and bought a ticket for me and my dad–we got caught in the crunch at the door and didn’t get in till
the beginning of tenn. jed–dad was passing me “old guy shwag doobies” when we got to our seats and one
of the heads next to us got us lit on some hash–we were so close to the stage in the first elevation to the
right of the stage right behind brent and over the corridor that led to and from the stage Thats when it all
began , I have been hooked ever since —If I had a time machine I would see this show once a week, if not
REVIEW: got the tape
a buddy of mine transferred my tape to a CD this was a good show and reminds me of analog because i still
have the tape great show!lots of fun
REVIEW: Larry Bird at a Dead show
I remember this one because while I was tripping during the break I looked over and saw Larry Bird, Danny
Ainge, and I think Kevin McHale. Of the three I distinctly remember Larry Bird standing just to the side of
the stage. The next day he commented that now he knew why Walton was such a freak!
Don’t Tell Me This Town Ain’t Got No Heart!! this was my first GD show and things were never the same
since – going back to Worcester tonight to see Furthur, 25 years and a week later, that is sweeeeetnessss!!!! a
classic mid-80s show and sound, remains the sound track of my youth – Long Live the Grateful Dead!!!
REVIEW: B-Ballers delight
I went without a ticket, and was walking around out side looking for an hour or two. It seemed impossible,
everyone was looking at that point. Then a non-head looking guy in a windbreaker that maybe worked there
looked at me, smiled and handed me a comp ticket, no seat, no price, and walked away without asking or
taking money! SWEET!!! Needless to say, had a great big smile on my face for the rest of the evening, and
saw the Bird/McHale/Walton group walking the halls (I’m 6’5″) above everyone else. I remember jumping
up and down with a crew during the Good Lovin, happy as a 16 yr old could be.Looking back, though can
hardly listen to 80’s stuff now, sounds so weak next to 70’s Dead. But being there was sure fun!
REVIEW: ahhh finally i got to se a show @ The Centrum
and it was pretty friggin good at that . I had tapes from the Centrum in 82 I believe it was and loved the
intensity the place seemed to have. absolutely loved the T.L.E.O. here and even Kansas City wasn’t bad .but
The BirdSong is what makes the first set with the bird effects and Jerry’s jamming. I remember thinking to
how the Sportatorium seemed so long ago so I guess it’s true time flies when your havin fun easy 4 star here
well worth the listen. yeah never spoke of the Shakedown and 2nd don’t need to just let the music play.
REVIEW: Happy B-Day Bill Walton
Nice crisp 85 SBD..I’m partial to this year because the boys played some really nice shows and pulled out
some crazy shit through out the entire year..I remember getting the SBD of this show about a week after and I
played the hell out of it..Solid from start to finish..what stands out for me is the Supplication>Playing
Reprise>Don’t Need Love>Drumz>Space>Tom Thumb Blues..GIVE IT A WHIRL>Forever
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Nov. 7th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarthasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Nov. 8th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub & Grill, Nov. 9th, 6:00 p.m.
6218 Cortez Rd., Bradenton, 794-2489
Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sat., Nov. 10th, 7:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Schmitz Brothers Band:
Fraternal Order of Eagles Benefit for Homeless Vets
Nokomis Eagles, Sun., Nov. 11th, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
621 Colonia Ln. E, Nokomis, 484-4470
Ship Of Fools:
Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Nov. 11th, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
The Blue Rooster:
Tues., Nov. 6th, Lauren Mitchel & Bill Buchman, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 7th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 8th, Josh Hoyer & Soul Collosal, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 9th, Doug Demming & The Jewel Tones, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 10th, JJeff Jensen Band, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 11th, Truality gospel brunch, 12:00 p.m. to 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., Nov. 5th, Open Mic
Tues., Nov. 6th, Frankie Lombardi
Wed., Nov. 7th, Gin and Juice Band
Thurs., Nov. 8th, Stretch-N-Frinz
Fri., Nov. 9th, Gracie Maple and the White Crowe Band
Sat., Nov. 10th, The Plaiders
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron is tonight, Mon., Nov. 26th, Passerine.
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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