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The Grateful Dead reader

Author: David G Dodd; Diana Spaulding
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2000.
Series: Readers on American musicians.
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This text examines the career and impact of what it describes as one of the most fascinating rock bands and cultural phenomena of the 20th century - The Grateful Dead. Likening the band to a religion  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grateful Dead reader.
New York : Oxford University Press, c2000
(OCoLC)639444634
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David G Dodd; Diana Spaulding
ISBN: 0195124707 9780195124705
OCLC Number: 41452653
Description: xxi, 330 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part I. "Get prepared, there's gonna be a party tonight" : carving out a territory, 1967-1974 --
Excerpt from The Electric kool-aid acid test / Tom Wolfe --
Excerpt from Morgan's acid test / William J. Craddock --
Dead like live thunder. Jerry Garcia, the Guru / Ralph J. Gleason --
The day they busted the Grateful Dead / Richard Brautigan --
Primal Dead at the Fillmore East : February, 1970 / Steve Silberman --
Purple lights : Grateful Dead dance marathon at the Manhattan Center / George W.S. Trow --
Grateful Dead I have known / Ed McClanahan --
Liner notes to Europe / Willy Legate --
Full circle with the Dead / Ralph J. Gleason --
Now that we've got a moment to stand ... / Robert Hunter --
Some pretty basic tenets of hypnocracy / Robert Hunter --
State of the changes : how the dragon Urobouros (Giga Exponentia) makes us go round and round / Alan Trist --
Dead Heads pay their dues / Robert Christgau --
He was a friend of mine / Robert Petersen --
Robert Hunter : dark star / Robert Hunter --
Part II. "If you get confused, listen to the music play" : back from the hiatus, into the eighties, 1976-1986 --
St. Stephen revisited and beyond / Richard Meltzer --
Still Grateful after all these years in which the Grateful Dead, pinup uglies of the Haight-Ashbury, become the house band of the Age of Certain Doom / Charlie Haas --
Dead reckoning and hamburger metaphysics / Lee Abbott --
Dead heads : a strange tale of love, devotion and surrender / Blair Jackson --
Meditations on the Grateful Dead / Dennis McNally --
An aged Deadhead / Milton Mayer --
Robert Hunter : songs of innocence, songs of experience / Mary Eisenhart --
Jerry Garcia and the call of the weird / Alice Kahn --
Part III. "We will survive" : a top ten hit and all that follows, 1987-1994 --
The swirl acccording to Carp : a meditation on the Grateful Dead / Jack Britton --
Transformative mysteries : a primer on the Grateful Dead for aficionados, initiates and the wholly uninformed / Steve Silberman --
A tale of two tribes : a gay man's adventure in the world of Deadheads / Edward Guthman --
Reporting live from Deadland / David Gans --
Good use / Al Alvarez --
This darkness got to give : some thoughts on problems in the Dead scene / Blair Jackson --
You don't seem to hear me when I call / Paddy Ladd --
Introduction to We want Phil! An interview, and In Phil we trust : a conversation / Blair Jackson --
Excerpt from The millennium shows / Philip E. Baruth --
Part IV. "See here, how everything led up to this day" : Jerry Garcia's death and the end of the Grateful Dead, 1995-1996 --
American beauty : the Grateful Dead's burly, beatific alchemist / Hal Espen --
Obituary : Jerry Garcia, 1942-1995 / Mary Eisenhart --
An elegy for Jerry / Robert Hunter --
American beauty / Blair Jackson --
The Grateful Dead : a meditation on music, meaning, and memory / Gary Burnett --
The only song of God / Steve Silberman.
Series Title: Readers on American musicians.
Responsibility: edited by David G. Dodd, Diana Spaulding.
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