Friday, 28 November 2014

DYLAN COVERS # 174 Grateful Dead/ Jerry Garcia - When I Paint My Masterpiece


Ancient footprints are everywhere

 
GRATEFUL DEAD -  When I Paint My Masterpiece (1988)

Here are two live versions of When I Paint My Masterpiece. The first one is by the Grateful Dead taken on the 09/24/88 at Madison Square Garden and the second is by Jerry Garcia and John Kahn, from a Sound Board Recording taken at a concert in Santa Cruz, CA, October 16, 1985.

There is so much Dylan Covers available, literally hundreds and hundreds by the Dead and individual their members, it is so difficult to select anything. I love the Dead covering Dylan so I hope you like these two different versions.


 
JERRY GARCIA and JOHN KAHN - When I Paint My Masterpiece (1985)

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28 November 2014 at 20:29

Apologies for this but weren't The Grateful Dead the most overrated group ever? One of those I just *don't* get. Time to compile a list. These covers are functional.

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28 November 2014 at 21:16

SB - 'these covers are functional' Je ne comprends pas.
Some of the Deads versions of IAON Baby Blue...is up there with my fav Dylan Covers. I am not their greatest fan but I certainly like their Dylan Covers.

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29 November 2014 at 17:13

Old Pa: It's just me - I just don't get 'em. By 'functional' I mean they just do their job well enough for *my* ears. I will happily bow down to those who love the Dead and all who sail with her.

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29 November 2014 at 17:21

SB - I am no DH by any means. but check out for example their cover of Baby Blue on Masked and Anon...it is pretty special. I also love JG guitar sound. But as you say music is in the ear of the guy holding the Special Brew!

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29 November 2014 at 17:59

SB - probably better version is from Post Cards from the Hanging...I am trying to sent to you as I drink!

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30 November 2014 at 19:54

Other than their debut LP and 'Workingman's Dead', I tend to agree with Singing Bear's assessment of the Grateful Dead, but I think all Dylan fans owe the band a genuine debt of gratitude for helping Bob reconnect with his own back catalogue during those 1987 rehearsals and the tour that followed - even if the resulting shows were awful and 'Dylan & the Dead' was one of the worst albums of all time.

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