Grateful Dead Live at River Bend Music Center on 1986-06-30
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- Grateful Dead
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- 2004-05-21 17:15:58
- Cincinnati, OH
- River Bend Music Center
Subject: Great aud, blistering show...
I'm gonna save it till I get home. It's a new favorite.
Subject: And 20 Days Before His Near-Fatal Coma!
Subject: My second show
Subject: Cassidy's first show
Not sure what the big hassle is against Weir. Saw the boys many times - not this show. Weir was energetic - tried too much sometimes - possibly a bit dramatic. But I feel his presence during '84-'86 was pivotal in keeping the shows more vibrant, given what we would find out was going on w/ Jerry.
As for leaving the blues to black people - I think the response already given hits the nail on the head.
How about Bertha>Women and reversing Smokestack and He's Gone? Pretty cool.
I always thought Weir handled Spoonful Smokestack and Bottom>Ain'tSuperstitious well in execution and delivery.
The show is definitely a step above anything after the Berkeley Shows. And I would put it (just this one) in the same category some of the shows from '85.(I said "some").
Given its standout - I give this one 4 and 1/2 for the year and 4 overall.
Subject: Over 100k? You want some of that.
Short but really solid 1st set. You could watch the boats on the river behind the stage. I swear you could see the raindrops on the surface from the lawn! Pretty cool. It was just a warm up for the 2nd set though. Somehow the song selection does not at all reveal the tightness, the blazing they did & brilliant work by Garcia. Bertha for the rain. The Women is really fantastic, which sounds weird but it's true. Smokestack could easily be the best version ever. Brent really shines the whole time and his tones fit perfectly with the acoustics of the place. He's gone is sweet and has a killer jam at the end & goes into a drums that really matches up with the raindrops somehow in a jam that is unlike any other drums I've ever heard. They basically give up on the actual drum kits after about 2 minutes & go to sticks, talking drum & something else that sounds like Brent. The space that follows is epic. I am not that into D/S, but when it is good like this you gotta love it ripping your face off. I guess it had to go into Miracle in a release of all the twisted energy they built up. The little sarcastic noodles right before it are perfect. Note the difference in crowd noise after that space. I think everyone was on the ground! Sweet Stella with some soaring Jer slide work & a Good Lovin' to bring you back from outer space before you hit the road. Best Quinn they ever did to tie a bow on it. Everybody's gonna want a...
My GF & now wife (it all rolls into one) was from Cinti, so we got ourselves some of those prism glasses and spent a good part of the night after the show on the roof of a mall looking out over all the endless suburban lights with some of her buddies.
Those who say that the scene sucked when it got big must have missed some of the shows I saw b/c I thought it was pretty cool when that BMF locomotive would roll into towns across the US. Safety in numbers & all. There is some really good stuff buried in '86. You just gotta pokaround.
Subject: first show
Subject: very very hot show
Subject: 1st full blown summer tour
Subject: nice venue ,decent show
We bought some really bad KFC on the Kentucky(!!) side of the river before the show, maybe it put a damper on the evening for me.
The venue was called the J. Ralph Corbett Pavillion if I remember correctly.
Subject: Re: leave the blues to black people please
Otherwise, I concur concerning the show, which was the best of this tour. It also was a fun scene, with an amusement park and the Ohio River adjacent to the arena. I also remember the steamboat gliding down the river in back of the band for Ship Of Fools.
The only bummer for me was that my friend had his pack and the tie dyes he was selling stolen, along with his shoes. However, we chipped in and gave him some of dyes to sell, and fortunately we wore the same size of shoes. For me it was yet another sign that the tour experience was diminishing in quality as a less ethical crowd of folks became increasingly prevalent.
BTW, the gd1986-06-30.mk4.miller.87521.sbeok.flac16 source is better, which is no wonder, as the Oade>PCM rig was the best available at the time.
Subject: SMOESTACK SHITENING
leave the blues to black people please
apart from that great gig - good sound
weir was doing great then too - he managed 6 different guitar chords
2 less than Michael Phelps but its a start
Subject: Fun night
Anyway I loved the Smokestack and remember the lights all shining down center stage on Weir. Very cool effect. This was the best of the three shows that I saw that summer.
Subject: The banks of the Ohio
Subject: less like 86 than some
the recording is very good.
3.5 for the show, a little over 4 for the sound.
Subject: Little Theater...BIG Show
Subject: delicate craft and grace in Jerry's fingers tonight
Subject: Great show
show: 4 stars
quality: 3.5 stars
#the darkest star of all#
Subject: First show
Subject: My First Show!!! 4 1/2 stars!!!
Upon listening to this show, I would have to say it's in the top 4 or 5 shows that I ever saw. An excellent audience recording! Can't hear a whole lot of Phil...but Bobby and Jerry's vocals are outstanding, and Jerry's playing is consistent throughout this show. Not a long show...and not a mind-blower, just a groovy, singin- and-dancin'good time. Considering the trek from Alpine Valley the night before, an excellent performance by the whole band!!! Highlights, IMO: FOTD, Big River, Bertha, Women R Smarter, Ship of Fools, excellent Good Lovin/Mighty Quinn closer!
Subject: Great night
Subject: good show
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