“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, October 29th, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, October 28, 2018
“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
Many thanks go out to all those of you who called in your support for WSLR in our Fall ‘bership Drive. We
easily surpassed our modest goal, and you supported “Yesterday’s Dead Today” far more than I ever
expected, so my heartfelt appreciation goes out to every one of you, on both sides of the mics in all respects!
New York City, NY, Radio City Music Hall
October 29, 1980
Master soundboard cassette > C > Cassette (Sony TC-WE475)
Master AUD (Wise Sony EMC-280/D-5) Cass > PCM
Thanks to Andy G. for providing these RCMH shows to me.
My favorite continuous runs are those at the Warfield, S.F., and at Radio City, N.Y. The Day Radio City
tickets went on sale was the same day I started the new job that eventually brought us sunny Sarasota, and I
didn’t think they would understand that I would be late my first morning because I needed to buy Dead
tickets…I was prepared to get two for each night.
I like this evening if for nothing else that so much circulates as soundboard…since everyone knew they
would be recording both runs for future release, they were very tight on tapers. Many first-set acoustic
soundboard circulate, but it’s damned hare to find electric soundboards, and there are many stories on
the’net as to how stealth tapers were able to record…
Disc 1 – Set 1 – Acoustic:
1. Dire Wolf
2. On The Road Again
3. It Must Have Been The Roses
4. The Race Is On *
5. Bird Song *
6. Heaven Help The Fool *
7. Babe, It Ain’t No Lie > *
8. Ripple *
Set 2 – Electric:
9. Feel Like A Stranger > *
10. Franklins Tower *
Disc 2 – Set 2 – Electric cont’d.:
1. Me & My Uncle > *
2. Big River *
3. Candyman > * **
4. Little Red Rooster * **
5. Tennessee Jed
6. Looks Like Rain
7. Althea >
8. Music Never Stops
Disc 3 – Set 3 – Electric cont’d.:
1. China Cat Sunflower > ***
2. I Know You Ride ***
3. Estimated Prophet >
4. Terrapin Station >
5. Drums >
Disc 4 – Set 3 – Electric cont’d.:
1. Space > *
2. The Wheel > *
3. St. Of Circumstance *
4. Black Peter > *
5. Sugar Magnolia *
6. U.S. Blues
* indicates soundboard tracks
** from Dead Set
Initial release : August 26, 1981
Double LP of material recorded live in September and October 1980.
*** from Grateful Dead Scrapbook
The Long, Strange Trip in Stories, Photos, and Memorabilia
Standard and deluxe editions
Author: Ben Fong-Torres
from the DVD in the deluxe edition.
These reviews are the only ones of this particular “compilation”:
REVIEW: bread crumb
at this point, it feels like the acoustic material well is starting to run a little dry. Not that the acoustic set is
not solid, but you can only get a limited amount of sound variation out of an acoustic guitar and I wonder if
the gang had pretty much explored what they could with the limited set list. Most reviewers of this run of
shows talk about the exciting acoustic sets and the average electrics. In this case, the opposite is true, IMHO.
Actually, I think they had quite a lot of juice going in those acoustic sets. Check the vid of the partial first set
REVIEW: Heaven Help The Fool
kinda kicks some major ass. not as good as the 31’st when Phil’s amp died. but close. the acoutic set has
some epic banter. but since giving away my cassettes, I haven’t heard the abusing of weir after the race is on
These reviews are from other recordings residing in the Archive:
REVIEW: old favorite
This has to be my favorite China Cat/Rider. Hi energy great transition. Have had this on XL2 since 81.
REVIEW: G.D. at the office
I’m thoroughly enjoying this show at the office. The audience gets quite loud at times, but I’m dealing with
REVIEW: Some Moments Here
I like the dynamics in Althea, some real quiet moments. Then a very nice MNS to end the first set. Fanning
from both Bob and Jer. Great setlist, but all in all much like alot from this run – not a lot of facemelting
performances. Solid nonetheless and if your into this SF>NYC Dead Set/Reckoning run this show is well
worth it. It is a fine sounding aud. to boot. RCMH has great acoustics as these posted aud’s are proving.
Super vocal captures.
REVIEW: You cant go wrong
All of these shows from sept-oct 1980 are stellar. Good set lists good music and lots of highlights.
Download all of them and see for yourself.
REVIEW: Nice Recording
I was at this show, and it was the highlight of my musical life. It’s great to get a copy of the show after all of
30 years ago today i attended this show. it was a magical evening. loved the three sets. i was also present at
10/25 show & 17 at the time.
REVIEW: My fave Radio City show
My fave show of the Radio City run. Great show!
REVIEW: Fav RCMH
Love this show and haven’t listen to in years! Great second set all the way. Candyman smokes and is on Dead
Set. Fun stuff!
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Florida Mountain Boys:
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe, Fri., Nov. 2nd, 7:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Oct. 31st 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Nov. 1st, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Motorworks Brewing, Fri., Nov. 2nd, 7:00 p.m.
1014 9th St. W., Bradenton, 896-9892
Peace Festival: Sat., Nov. 3rd, 12:00 p.m.
7104 Ashland Glen Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Café In The Park, Fri., Nov. 2nd, 7:30 p.m.
2010 Adams Lane, Sarasota, 361-3032
Schmitz Brothers Band:
Casey Key Fish House, Sat., Nov. 3rd, 4:30 p.m.
801 Blackburn Point Rd., Osprey, 966-1901
Ship Of Fools:
The Mable(formerly Growler’s), 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
2831 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 487-7373
Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Nov. 4th, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
The Blue Rooster:
Tues., Oct. 30th, Suitcase Full Of Blues, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 31st, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 1st, Tom Carabasi Jazz Trio, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 2nd, Albert Castiglia, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 3rd, Jimmy Griswold, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 4th, 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., Oct. 29th, Open Mic
Tues., Oct. 30th, Max Watson
Wed., Oct. 31st, Al Owen
Thurs., Nov. 1st, Heather Downie
Fri., Nov. 2nd, Florida Mountain Boys
Sat., Nov. 3rd, Bonfire Jam Band
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron is tonight, Mon., Oct. 29th, Back Porch Revival Band.
Open mic at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8:30
December’s Sailing Squadron concert is a special date, December 17th, the “Holiday Of Song” with Bill Schustik. The will be no open mic.
December’s Sailing Squadron is a special date,
1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy. 388-2355
For all information regarding the Sarasota Folk Club, go to their website: