Grateful Dead Live at Northrop Auditorium, U. of Minn. on 1971-10-19
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PreFM Soundboard Reels > DAT > CDR; EAC'ed / SHN'ed by Scott Clugston
- 2004-06-06 19:33:04
- Minneapolis, MN
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Subject: Dead at Northrup
Subject: I sure missed a good one
Subject: A Show or MANY ‘Firsts’ for the ‘Dead - This is on the Top 10 of ‘71 shows IMO
Now getting to this night, of 10/19/71, as some of you may know, this is the show they debuted Keith Godchaux as their new keyboard/piano player for his first ever live show with the band here at Northrop Auditorium in the heart of the University of Minnesota campus, and what a brilliant 1971 show this is if you haven’t already listened to it, because not only did it debut Keith, the keyboard player that would go on to capture and express some of the greatest sounds of their 70s exploratory sounds and visions (1971-1979). But it also happens to be the show where they debuted some of the most essential songs in their repertoire. In usual Dead fashion, they debuted SIX (6!) NEW original Grateful Dead songs on this beautiful historic night; those six songs are: Tennesee Jed, Jack Straw, Mexicali Blues, Comes a Time, One More Saturday Night, AND Ramble On Rose!
Incredible to think that those all made their live debut performances on this night. I think that is among the top 2 or 3 shows with the most actual original debut performances by the band, the other I’m aware of being 02/09/73 with: Row Jimmy, Loose Lucy, Here Comes Sunshine, TLEO, Eyes of the World, China Doll, and Wave That Flag. Not sure if that’s the most and 10/19/71 is the second most or what but my data is telling me so. Someone else may know more, but yeah there’s a great playlist out there of every original love song debut performance and it has a list of all the dates and songs and honestly it’s like catnip to me, check it out.
Anywho, as you can tell by how hot we all generally accept and know 1972 to be, between the famous Europe tour and the Veneta Oregon show (and MANY others, those just being the most ‘famous’), you know that this band is building their arsenal here in 1971 and you can hear it in beautifully creative performances like these in 1971. Most if not ALL of the “Skullfuck”/Skull N Roses/self-titled-Live album are from 1971 shows, and they are building some serious steam by this point in time for those of you who know. For reference, because I know this stuff interests me, I know it interests many of you too; some other Original (not-covers) songs to debut in ‘71 (earlier in the year, one later) are:
2/18/71 - Bertha, Loser, Greatest Story Ever Told, Wharf Rat, Playing In The Band
2/19/71 - Bird Song, Deal
7/31/71 - Sugaree, Mr. Charlie
8/24/71 - Brown Eyed Women, Empty Pages,
Then on 12/31/71 was the first Chinatown Shuffle. So 1971 was a very productive year for the band. 'The More You Know!' and as we know, Knowing is half the battle! Lol idk
With that being established and known contextually I have to admit that this is 10/10 show for me, sure there is some imperfections, but that’s what I like about it, I wouldn’t want it to be perfect, reality isn’t perfect, and this is one of many examples of how that can be a blessing rather than a detriment to a show, in the end though, I wasn’t there nor born then, but I wish I was so I could have been here (or for any shows in those early days)! And so I’m just truly grateful to be able to enjoy it today here in the 21st Century.
Grateful Brothers and Sisters out there ... Share the love, be a person of compassion, and empathy too. And let’s change this weird and wild world into the one we truly want to live in, be that change you want to see in the world. We need more awesome people like you all (those groovy enough to even be listening to an Oct ‘71 Grateful Dead recording! I mean come on, face it, you’re cool!) this fear filled hate-bait world needs more love and we’re the type of people grateful enough to turn on that love light and let it shine all over the eyes of the world, unlimited devotion and all. Alright, I’m rambling now, going to get back to groovin’ to these tunes!
NFA (~);} 2404
Subject: Play this for your grandchildren
I'm sorry I was 9 years old and missed this show live, but grateful I've discovered, and will share this jewell.
Subject: my very first Dead show
It was something to see the velvet Northrup Auditorium's stage draped with Hell's Angels as unneeded security.
Subject: brown-eyed women
The Setlist Program (setlists.net) claims two slightly earlier ones but Archive is not aligned with that when I enter the dates
I'd forgotten how much I liked Brown-Eyed women (the song, I prefer blondes otherwise) until Santa Clara in 2015, starting with a rush from the crowd approval.
I reckon mostly they played it a bit quick and these early versions are more my thing and have something less hurried in common with the 2015 version.
Is there a more reliable easy use site than setlists.net to look up individual songs and stats?
I like this show and recording.
Setlists says this is the first Jack Straw like the other chap said.
Subject: A first?
Subject: I was transformed and changed forever-
Subject: This is a show full of FIRSTS
Subject: Miss Devine is correct
I just saved this to a hard drive, and burned and printed two disks.
Subject: Complete "That's It For The Other One"
By early 1971 the Dead were forgetting to include the "Cryptical" reprise after "The Other One." Instead they were going into "Wharf Rat." And at some other shows, such as 7/2/71, they ended the suite at the conclusion of "The Other One." I have always felt short changed by the 1971 arrangement, sort of getting the "economy version" if you know what I mean. I also did not like "Truckin> Drums> Other One" as much either. This was being played since 1970.
The "That's It For The Other One" suite is nice and long here. Very adventurous and fun to listen to. A few other nice ones in came later in the fall of '71.
Subject: mickey's last show?not!
Subject: keith in both channels
Subject: Where are we?
The most interesting performance by far has to be the version of The Other One which simultaneously looks forwards (sounding midway through like a Playin' from the summer of 1974) and backwards (e.g., at 11:00 or so when they rock hard on the trademark 2-13-70 "escaping" riff).
One thing that keeps me from really loving this particular mini-era (late '71) is the mix of tonalities and instruments doesn't seem quite "figured out" in the way that it will be by the time they leave for Europe. I mean, Keith is all over the place with the keyboard sounds and it makes the performance seem more scattered than schizoid. And Phil's bass sounds "smaller" to me than he should ... overall the mix is probably a tad heavy on the vocals.
It's also worth listening closely to Billy's drumming during the last half of the Cryptical. He can manage quite well by himself! No surprises there.
And how often does Jerry sing falsetto? Comes A Time, peeps. Only love can fill.
Subject: univesity of Minn...? GREAT SHOW!
Subject: another great 71
Subject: Turn On a Dime Dead
Subject: Riding that train, high on cocaine
Subject: Re: Raw show
Funky T Jed; Jack Straw was mighty fine for a first time played, Bobby and Jerry did not swap verses; Sweet BE Women; rather upbeat Comes A Time (for a Comes a time, that is); Ramble on Rose has a little funk flair to it, I like it; beautiful Cryptical>drums>Other One,>Cryptical (I’m assuming this sequence did not last much longer) love the jamming; rockin’ GDTRFB.
Overall I love this really raw show. They’re a young band with some personnel changes (No Pigpen this show, Keith’s first show, first show with out Mickey), but IMHO this is the start of them really coming into their own, peaking in 1974. I’m a fan of the one drummer era and it’s great to hear them at the very beginning of that endeavor. I give this show 4 stars for performance and 4 for sound quality. Any Dead Head will happy to sit back and give this one a listen.
Subject: Playin' in the Band
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" October 19, 1971 at the Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minn. Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.
Superduper 71' Soundboard!
I highly recommend adding this show to your 1971 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.
I also highly recommend all the shows from April 1971 at the Fillmore East & Fillmore West.
The GRATEFUL DEAD are in time, in tune, and incredible. Billy is laying down a solid "in the pocket" groove. This show has "dance-ability".
This show was kind of a sample of what we could expect from the GRATEFUL DEAD without Pigpen.
This show still has that great 71' sound.
Thanks to the unknown and untold people that put this show on the Archive. You know who you are.
Get it while you can, get it while it's free, get it now or you will be sorry...
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Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the LOVE from 1971.
Subject: No Pigpen but,
71 is slowly becoming a clear favourite year for me, after 68.
Comes A Time, Cryptical and Wharf Rat all stand out here.
Subject: Wild Night
Wharf Rat almost hurts my heart to listen to.
Subject: Great Show, Great Venue
Subject: what a version
the rest is fine but that is the level I wished I could of seen in 1995. age is the most evil trick as we should well know by now.
Subject: I love this Wharf Rat best, more than my wine...
Subject: the most fun you'll have all year...
ah yeah, one bothersome section in the form of "playing in the band" where bobby seems to not be able to hear himself at all and the singing goes wrong indeed.
Subject: Road Trips Vol. 3......?
Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit and it's all on the same street. Your typical city involved in a typical daydream. Release these shows Rhino, and see what tomorrow brings.
Nothing exceeds like excess. A PHAT (that's pretty hot and tasty) 4 or 5 discs' could capture this road trip nicely.
But, whatever they do with it is up to them.
Anyway, this show is stronger that ten acres of onions on a summer day.
On this show the Dead are a stripped down, lean, no-nonsense juggernaut that is playing like it's got something to prove. Confidence and urgency make strong musical partners and the Dead have both in spades.
When you're done with this show, give 10/21/71 a spin. It'll leave a few dents on your eardrums as well.
Hang loose. Peace and Jesus Saves.
Subject: 1st of 1sts
PS: It's kinda sad when the guy doing the intro explains that pigpen is sick and that keith is filling in for him. BTW is it me or does the intro guy sound like Mick Jagger? Obviously it ain't but..Booyakasha
Subject: A must+++ Killer set II
This is really well played and while Pig is noticeably absent this and U Mich are really hot shows with alot of energy. Billy has a nice lead in before a sizzling other one. You will not be disappointed this is a very solid and memorable show!
Subject: Missing info
Subject: My First Show
Subject: awesome show
all around very tight.
Subject: super go rating
Subject: Grab This Show!
Subject: Keith's debut
This recording is pre-FM and features a much better sound than the thin FM recording. I highly recommend this show.
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