“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
Centrum, Worcester, MA
October 8, 1984
SBD > MC > DAT > CDR
Patch Source: AUDMC > Nakamichi DR-1 cassette deck > HHB 850 CDR
Aud Taper Matt Rice
Nakamichi CM 100 mics w/ shotgun capsules > Sony D5 cassette deck
“Thanks to (Sarasota-area local ) Andy Lemieux for the SBD source disks and Willy M. for the Aud SHNs.”
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Iko Iko
2. Beat it on Down the Line
4. C.C. Rider
5. Bird Song
6. Lazy Lightnin’ >
Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. Terrapin Station >
2. Samson & Delilah >
3. I Just Want to Make Love to You >
4. I Need a Miracle >
5. Drums >
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Space >
2. Truckin’ >
3. Wharf Rat >
4. Not Fade Away
5. U.S. Blues
REVIEW: the lazy lightning makes this whole show worthwhile
They played played this again on 10/31 in berkeley and then just stopped…. first set opened with aiko which
is always good but the lazy lightning supplication deal is off the charts…There was a pack of about 10 of us
that drove down from boston with a ball of opium and parked ourselves in the 2nd row right in front of jerry
and kept hitting this and blowing it in his face I can still remember him looking me right in the eyes during
candyman and he just started ripping after that we all just looked at each other all tripped out howling…. I
later found out that was his drug of choice from Rock Scullys ‘book of the dead’. I dont remember much
from the second set but will always remember the first….this tour was spotty and some shows were just ok
but there were some pearls like the above and shakedown at carrier dome a few nights later- overall augusta
were better shows but this first set stands alone…
REVIEW: great 2nd set
I agree with the Lazy Lightnin comments. Jerry is on fire for “just want to make love to you”. They should
have played that song more often.
REVIEW: ike a virgin
This was my first show but I’m hearing it for the first time twenty years later. I remember putting two tiny
paper squares on my tongue with about eight other friends of mine. The Centrum looked packed. Once we
found our seats and began “settling in” I recall the splash of tiny people across the stadium seemed to be
inches from my face. The buzz in that place moments before the show was “wicked” as they say in MA.
Then came Iko. The drums startled me and I got confused and listened the music play. I left the building for
a while and came back during Truckin’. That was a great wrinkle in time. Nice to hear the show now…
REVIEW: Incredible pre-drums
I’ve loved this show for many years. The first half of the second set may be as far “out there” as they got after
1974. I mean, it takes them 47 minutes to cover Terrapin (the first time they opened a 2nd set with it in
eons) and 3 short songs: out-right jamming takes up half of that time. Esssential show.
they might have retired lazy->lightning not in spite for the bct version down the pike, but because this one
was so damn good that it just couldn’t be out done in that inimitable mid-80s gd way. the second set is as
seamless as the setlist suggests. something got into the water-cooler this night. the transitions are
refreshingly unique and warble with healy’s disequilibrium. ah, the power. we will leave no turn .
REVIEW: I’m not sure what you are all listening to.
This is a lame performance and not a very good recording. The energy starts out OK, but fades rapidly and
all that’s left are A LOT of mistakes. I’m wincing about every 20 seconds. I guess a quarter hit of
windowpane would help, but that’s no excuse to give it anything more than two stars.
REVIEW: Why They Stopped Playing Lazy Lightnin’–>Supp
They stopped playing this because it was too hard for Bobby to sing (the Supplication part). It is obvious
they liked the jam between the two, but having seen many Lazy–>Supps in the 70’s and early 80’s it was sad
that they just stopped. Lazy Lightnin’ certainly isn’t hard to sing, but they went together. Perhaps if they
practiced a little more it would not have been hard. Supllication (the singing part) is just two shords
(D–>Fmaj7/9)…lame Weir. He was the reason shows were good or sucked. If he was held in check, or
selected good tunes, the night was usually good. If he played Mexicali or Looks Like Rain and Throwing
Stones the night usually was good at best!
REVIEW: Nice 1984!
I really like the “Bird Song” in this set…It had me dancing, while no one was watching!
Peace ? One Love ? Stay Human, The Rev. OG
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Oct. 10th 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Oct. 11th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub & Grill, Fri., Oct. 12th, 6:00 p.m.
6218 Cortez Rd., Bradenton, 794-2489
Schmitz Brothers Band:
Snook Haven, Sat., Oct. 13th, Noon – 4:00 p.m.
5000 East Venice Ave., Venice, 485-7221
Ship Of Fools:
Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Oct. 14th, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
The Blue Rooster:
Tues., Oct. 9th, Suitcase Full Of Blues, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 10th Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 11th, Ted Stevens & The Doo-Shots, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 12th, Bruce Katz Band, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 13th, Have Gun, Will Travel, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 14th, 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. 8th, Open Mic
Tues., Oct. 9th, Joe Smothers
Wed., Oct. 10th, Rick Miller
Thurs., Oct. 11th, Stretch
Fri., Oct. 12th, Gracie Maple & The White Crowe Band
Sat., Oct. 13th, The Divebombers
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron is Mon., Oct. 29th, Back Porch Revival Band
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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