“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, October 17th, 7-9pm
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, October 16, 2016
Grateful Dead, Grugahalle, Essen, Germany10/17/90
DSBD > DAT > CDR
Conversion: EAC(secure) > CD WAV > Cool Edit Pro > SHN(seekable)
Thanks to Paul B. for the source disks.
Disc 1 – Set 1: 71:56.40
1. Hell In A Bucket > 7:06.71
2. Sugaree 10:09.50
3. New Minglewood Blues 7:43.69
4. Ramble On Rose 7:42.48
5. Me And My Uncle > 3:05.17
6. Maggie’s Farm 6:04.48
7. High Time 7:38.03
8. Cassidy 7:53.38
9. Tennessee Jed 7:58.67
10. Picasso Moon 6:33.04
Disc 2 – Set 2: 78:08.41
1. China Cat Sunflower > 5:37.27
2. I Know You Rider 6:28.06
3. Truckin’ > 8:13.41
4. He’s Gone > 8:52.12
5. Drums > 7:49.29
6. Space > 8:44.00
7. The Wheel > 4:52.15
8. I Need A Miracle > 5:10.52
9. Black Peter > 9:08.10
10. Turn On Your Lovelight 6:19.62
11. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door 6:53.12
REVIEW: Das good!
I had a copy of set 1 for years….great show…Always loved this Ramble on Rose and a real good
This was my first and only GD concert. Poor europeans.
Before that I’d seen the GD at Rockpalast on german TV in 1981.
In 1990 I was very familiar with rock ‘n’ roll concerts in german venues, especially Zappa, who visited
Germany periodical. At that night in Essen I wondered where all these barefooted people – male and
female – in long hippie garment are coming from. Now mark it was 1990 and it was october – pretty cold
in Germany at that time. Nobody could answered me what these people are doing in the day-time. Very
funny. By the way – it was a great concert. !!! And the beginning of a great passion. Lucky that these are
wonderful versions of Maggie’s farm and Sugaree, not to forget Drums & Space. High time and the rest
is also remarkable.
REVIEW: Nice show
A vast improvement from the first night of the tour, the infamous Stockholm concert, this one has a lot
of great moments to offer, a wonderful version of Maggie’s Farm with Bobby, Jerry, Bruce, Vince and
Phil all singing a verse each, a decent Truckin’ with Bobby remembering the complete lyrics and a sweet
version of Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door as the encore.
REVIEW: Coming in from Amsterdam
My second Show in Europe Everbody was alittle off in Stockholm so on to Germany. With our two day
stopover in Amsterdam and eating H*sh Cakes for two days the train ride to Essen was a blast so it was
a vey fittin High Time The best part of this show was I gave away tickets to some young German girls
outside they ran away screaming holding the tickets high in thier hands. that’s Grateful Dead Magic I
liked this show Phil was killin us with some big bombs. and Hornsby was driving the band a good time
was had by all.
REVIEW: no offense to any of the freaks out there
BUT…i’ve only listened to the first two tunes and this show is a five if there ever was one…
REVIEW: What A Night
I was able to attend this very well played and energetic show. First the hall was like a large High School
Gym, general addmission and I sat right in front of Jerry and Bruce. They were locked in and seemingly
haveing a great time. This was just one of the most amazing shows from a personal standpoint,
Germany, The Dead Rockin WOW! I wished that all my friends had made the trip. The sound of this
tape is great and like I said well played and good not great set list. Just one of those really fun shows. I
highly recommend this one. The memories just rush back.
REVIEW: Yet another 90’s gem
4 star performance,4 star sound(although the first Gen aud/sbd patch rocked),5 star memories.After a
weak Sweden show,The boys pulled out all the stops performance wise.Listen to Bill and Mickey,Glued
in right from the get go.Camped close by in what was unseasonalbly warm wether.Drank in a 300 yr old
hole in the wall afterwards,good times,good times.
REVIEW: mmmm…fine memories!
My first show of the tour – I missed Stockholm, and didn’t get to London, but saw the rest. Was living in
Europe, going through Dead withdrawal (although made more then bearable by hanging around with all
of the 20 or so of the Swiss deadheads), when the Dead decided to follow me. Coming up the escalators
to the venue, suddenly transforming from a fairly dreary environment to the magic of the deadworld,
running into old friends I hadn’t seen for years, primed me for a great show. And the Dead came through!
Smoothly transitioning between moods, the show was both mellow and energized at the same time.
Blissed-out, while there were long dancing periods where I’m sure my feet didn’t touch the ground.
Cassidy was particulary memorable for a feeling of infinitely-layered laid-back complexity. And there
was still the rest of the tour to go!
REVIEW: The best show on this tour IMHO
Granted I only went to 4 shows on this short tour, but the vibe was awesome. Most people had skipped
out on Sweden so this was kind of like the first stop and everyone was jazzed since it was the first show,
I was blown away immediately by the small size of the venue – what a dream, after places like Giants
Stadium and JFK. And the music was spot on. Whatever they played was great – and Black Peter – not
my favorite jam – was probably the song I loved most. And Maggie’s Farm was awesome too. This was
one of those shows where that, if you could only see one show, this would be it. The archival recording
is a nice souvenir but you really had to be there. Should mention that there were hardly any Germans at
any of these shows. It was like being at a show in the states.
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Oct. 19th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Oct. 20th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Motorworks Brewing, Fri. Oct. 21st, 7:00 p.m.
1014 9th St. W., Bradenton, 896-9892
Michael Miller and The Heart Machine:
LBar, Fri. Oct. 21st, 6:00 p.m.
1917 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, 487-7300
Michael Miller’s open mic:
Painter’s Palate, Sun., Oct. 23rd, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
2801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 355-4620
Schmitz Brothers Band:
Mandeville Beer Garden, Fri. Oct. 21st, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
428 N. Lemon Ave., Sarasota, 954-8688
Ship Of Fools:
Growlers Pub, Fri. Oct. 21st, 9:00 p.m.
2831 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 487-7373
The Blue Rooster:
Tues., Oct. 18th, Suitcase Full Of Blues, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 19th, Lisa Mann, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 20th, Ghost Town Blues Band, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 21st, Kenny Neal American Bluesman, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 22nd, Sean Chambers Band, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 23rd, Truality Gospel Brunch, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sailing Squadron concert is Monday, Oct. 31st, Friction Farm.
1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy. 388-2355
For all information regarding the Sarasota Folk Club, go to their website: