Grateful Dead


how many records did grateful dead sell all together(ever)

>>By yo   (Tuesday, 17 Dec 2002 01:51)

why is that important

>>By kesey   (Friday, 17 Jan 2003 06:41)

...ya know, I know this kid named "yo"!... The "ice-cream kid"...He loves to laugh, and when he laughs, you laugh, not at him, but with him> He has a heart of gold! His dad "the artist", a creative man that makes your head a hacky sacker, true artistry...his smile will light up your world with love and harmony, his personality is one to admire and cherish, forever! That's my friend, yo- and I love him dearly. The field trip , oakland auditorium/kaisers...just hanging around, like a triangle, connected from one side to another, absolute!... your brother-and mine...That's my friend, YO!

>>By jb (hilty) :   (Thursday, 17 Apr 2003 15:29)

> Cosmic charlie, how do you do, brother?!. It's so good to see you, help is on the way... "L" oquent times... love, laughter, smiles, hugs, balloons, colors---the band..kesey, leary, cowboy, wavy, kid, ramrod, bear, sparky, charlie, laurie, kelley, mouse, hunter...everyone... the man behind the curtain=garcia :forever young!.....What a long, sta-range. beautiful blessing it's been! Keep on truckin', magic bus, "further"... into the wild blue yonder, to the other side of the sun! :)

>>By uncle john's band   (Thursday, 17 Apr 2003 16:00)

check out gd live there is awsome early GD in the pig pen vehicle at the fil west that is unbelivable real funky

>>By bear   (Monday, 26 May 2003 02:04)

I have been a grateful dead fan for years, followed them in the college years, (late 80's early 90's), fell in love with the music, culture, and people . I have been trying to fill a musical void with other bands and artists. I have seen WSP, SCI, Phish, Umphrey's, govt mule, moe, etc. Still feels like something is missing. Most have too much jazz influence, others are great for fleeting moments, then to oblivion. Can anyone help??? or am I searching in vain?? I know I can never get the same music from anyone else, but surely I can get close. suggestions please. I'm in a musical no-man's land.

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>>By mystic_beans   (Wednesday, 2 Jun 2004 01:55)

hey everyone im new to this. my great grandfather was a fiddler/banjo/guitar player back in the 1920s and 30s. he was in a band called "The Hillbillies". he wrote such bluegrass standards as "Nine Pound Hammer", "Roll On Buddy" and "East Tennessee Blues". if anyone out there is into bluegrass give me a message. thanks

>>By scotty bowman   (Sunday, 3 Oct 2004 10:08)

Does anyone else (any other Grateful Dead fans) feel like the music these days just isn't worth the time it takes to hear it? Why did the good old days ever have to leave, the music had talent, meaning and beauty in it! I can only afford to buy so many albums, and wouldn't it be great if I could turn on the radio and hear something new and just as wonderful as the old stuff?! Just my thought of the day....

>>By Eyes of the World   (Sunday, 13 Feb 2005 23:00)

i wanted to say this on the grateful dead page because i feel that the so-called psychedelic scene in america has snobbishly become a nationalistic clique in which some of the best psych music in the world is left hanging out to dry here in the states. the ozric tentacles, an amazing live band complete with guitar,flutes,synths,bass,drums,bubbles and swirlies,and visions just cant seem to gain support from all you co-called psychedelic types here in the states. you guys listen to 30 seconds of an ozrix tune and think its techno electro or something. this is only because, like other americans such as moby, you pay no heed to the forefathers of psychedelic music. its grateful dead and widespread and everybody else is lumped together. don't lie i've seen your tape collections! hahaha!!! man if america doesn't recognize the ozric tentacles as the world's premier live rock experience they may break up and never come back here again. they come here for our benefit seeing as how playing small venues can' bring much money for them. they are a much bigger draw overseas. always remember when you hear an ozrix album, this music is designed to play live, and to induce visions in the mind's eye of the listener. please all you silly americans out there start supporting this band. we NEED this band on our festival tours. what are you guys scared of em? are the dead scared of ozrix blowing everyone away live? are widespread members in a state of panic? c'mon weenies...this is pure psychedelic art and translates into one heaven of a live show. everyone here who even thinks they might like psychedelic should support them.get on board america! support this band!

>>By turnmon   (Monday, 11 Apr 2005 14:05)

read above

>>By turnmon   (Friday, 22 Apr 2005 15:28)

this is for eyes of the world.....if you like dead then there are soooo many bands you would like that are playing right now, probably in your town. the jam scene is huge now and its everywhere. listen to string cheese incident, gov't mule, medeski martin and wood, leftover salmon, derek trucks band, allman brothers band, robert randolph and the family band and the list could go on forever. there are great musical things going on right now. go to or and find out about it. is also a great place to get live shows, including dead shows.

>>By guyute   (Sunday, 8 May 2005 23:35)

Hey all...
The Grateful Dead is/was the greatest living monument to "us" that ever was. You know the "us" that i'm talkin' about. The Dead was HOME- pure and simple. If you ever went to a Dead show and didn't feel like you were stretchin' your cosmic legs out on the hassock, then you didn't fully belong there. It was about the music, the folk process, etc., but mostly it was about being at HOME, with your brothers and sisters. That's the best way i can put it. And for those who miss that feeling, and for those who offer "alternatives", all i can say is "sorry". It's gone. Maybe next lifetime.
Peace to all... .

>>By drewblue   (Sunday, 22 May 2005 06:48)

you should check out the Big Wu, they have a real good sound and I seem to really enjoy them. The shows are fun and they never cost you more than 15 bucks. check them out, maybe you'll like them, maybe you wont, but its worth a shot.

>>By tmin   (Friday, 9 Dec 2005 20:21)

To my mind, the planet's most overrated band. Can anyone here speak up for them & convince me otherwise?

>>By nonyeb   (Tuesday, 22 May 2007 12:28)

Yo, nonyeb, recognize that the Dead is more than just music. They represent a movement, a culture, a lifestyle, comaraderie, family, unity, and peace. If you honestly think the Dead are overrated, then that's your opinion. I listen to every kind of music, some more than others, but I don't hate on any genre or band 'cause I prefer one over the other. It's just preference, and mine is that the Dead is one of the greatest bands of all time. PEACE

>>By MC Storm   (Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 19:45)

Dark Star. My favorite. Listen to it for hours...weeks...days....years.....doesn't get any better than Dark Star.

>>By crazyhorse   (Saturday, 26 Apr 2008 10:26)

Something for this one to think about-- By turnmon (Monday, 11 Apr 2005 14:05)

I know I am a bit late on posting anything to a comment of 2005 but hopefully this person has got over "ozric tentacles as the world's premier live rock experience". If they were "the premier experience" then American tastes would NOT need to be an issue. I can't figure out if this person is promoting Tentacles or just using that path to complain about his perception of America. 99% of people who complain about the USA have never been there. The same for Americans. If they are complaining about any other country, culture--- you can bet they have never been there. Well, I have "been there". I saw the Ozric Tentacles at the Melk Weg in Amsterdam. I was standing at the center of the stage with my elbows and my drink glass on the stage. I had a good time. I enjoyed the show---however, they were repetitive and basically long and boring. I am not saying they are not talented. I am well aware that no one is paying to see my ass on stage. I am sure that if I was doing LSD or smoking some really good Dutch dope I would be fooled in believing I was having a different experience, but then again, back in the day, back in the late 60's and early 70's we would buy an album, yep a real vinyl album, get dosed and think we were hearing the greatest stuff going. I suspect "turnmon" still turns on--- thus having a very biased and limited view on anything in the world.

>>By misujry   (Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 13:44)

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