“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA
Taped by ?, Converted by Rob (Odeo) Harrison
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Jack Straw
3. Little Red Rooster
4. Stagger Lee
5. Me & My Uncle >
6. Mexicali Blues
7. Ramble On Rose
9. Don’t Ease Me In
Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. China Cat Sunflower >
2. I Know You Rider
3. Estimated Prophet >
4. Eyes Of The World >
5. Good Time Blues > *
6. drums >
7. space >
8. China Doll >
9. Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad >
10. Around & Around >
11. Sugar Magnolia
12. Day Job
* w/o Jerry
Seven versions reside in the Archive with almost no reviews, telling me once again that this is a very
under-listened-to show. These reviews are from this recording:
REVIEW: one fine evening
Day after my birthday, this show rocked! Lead in and version of Never Trust a Woman/Good Time Blues
shows how the Dead (Brent esp.) improvised and went out on a limb…this is a jazz beat version, kind of. He
got lost, but came back. Killer jams though…Typical ’85 show. I had a very High Time. In answer to below
about Anniversary year…YES, of course, it was the 20 Years So Far year! They had all kinds of cool shirts
and stuff to that effect. Berkelely Greek started with Sgt. Peppers on the PA one day that year…”It was 20
years ago today…” in 95 they did XXX shirts with a Steely Face (meaning 30 years so far).
REVIEW: I seem to recall…
… that this was a rather loud show, at least where I was standing down on the floor. I went to a lot of outdoor
shows in ’85, so maybe coming indoors made it seem that way. I was attending with a friend who was rather
tall, and I remember sort of hiding behind him so my ears wouldn’t blow out. Actually, he had a ringing of
the ears for a while afterwards. I love Peggy-O, so this counts as a good one to me 🙂 They really came out
of the box charging hard with Jack Straw, and it never seemed to let down after that. It seems they were into
some sort of 20th year anniversary thing – I actually still have a t-shirt to that effect that I bought there. But I
seem to remember photos of the band’s past being projected on a screen above the stage – does anyone else
remember that? Hell, we’re talking over 20 years ago now – it’s a wonder I can remember anything at this
point! Just another good show…
REVIEW: my birthday (literally)
I wish they would have played a little better, but I was happy to find that the dead were playing pretty damn
close to where I was born (Orange County) while I was being born..
REVIEW: liquid light shows
Remember the grateful dead before they had the great big stage and light show. These shows where
advertised as the liquid light shows. very cool for the time screens on walls of the kaiser and the old style
light show. Anyway I am so glad I saw them as many times as I did and came out of it with my head on
straight. Back when they were a just plain and simple. Rock and Roll……….
A rare review from another recording:
REVIEW: bread crumb
Brent snuck a Never Trust a Woman in on us there. The first in 15 months and a song that was rarely played
in 84, 85 and 86 before a moderate resurgence.
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Sept. 12th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Sept. 13th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub & Grill, Fri., Sept. 14th, 6:00 p.m.
6218 Cortez Rd., Bradenton, 794-2489
Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sat., Sept. 15th, 7:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Munchies 420 Cafe, Sat., Sept. 15th, 7:00 p.m.
6639 Superior Ave., Sarasota, 929-9893
Schmitz Brothers Band:
JDubs Food Truck Rally!!!
JDub’s Brewing Company, Sat., Sept. 15th, 6:00 p.m.
1215 Mango Ave, Sarasota, 955-2739
The Blue Rooster:
Wed., Sept. 12th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 13th, Damon Fowler Group, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 14th, Sean Chambers Band, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 15th, Backtrack Blues Band, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 16th, 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., Sept. 10thrd, Open Mic
Tues., Sept. 11th, Frankie Lombardi
Wed., Sept. 12th, Steve Paradis
Thurs., Sept. 13th, Gracie Maple and The White Crowe Band
Fri., Aug. Sept. 14th, Crossover
Sat., Sept. 15th, Mumbo Jumbo
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron is Mon., Sept. 24th, Mindy Simmons.
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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