Grateful Dead: Hundred Year Hall

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Bassomatic, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Bassomatic

    Bassomatic Member

    Messages:
    12,341
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2003
    Location:
    western ma
    Just grabbed this via amazon DL.

    What a hell of a band when they were on, and in their prime.

    Jerry's killing on lots of these tunes -' Me and My Uncle' comes to mind.

    I think having a rental car for a week with Sirius' Dead channel has gotten to me.

    I've always been a fan, if not a Dead Head.

    When I was coming up in my pre-adolescent years, it was the adults listening to this stuff, so I was kind of anti til 17 or 18, when I was taught a few tunes for our college band.
     
  2. Gas-man

    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

    Messages:
    18,631
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2006
    Location:
    Dude Ranch Above The Sea
    Listening on Sirius has turned me into an ardent fan over the past 5 years as well.

    I now have 2300 shows to listen to to catch up.
     
  3. Bluedano1

    Bluedano1 Member

    Messages:
    7,009
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Location:
    Manassas, VA (Wash.D.C. suburb)
    Great CD, crystal clear playing and sound- and Jerry and his Gator Strat (I think, a gift from Graham Nash) were just a "pickin' pair!"
     
  4. RickC

    RickC Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    7,458
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2005
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    +1

    Been a big fan of this set since it first came out

    /rick
     
  5. chrisr777

    chrisr777 Member

    Messages:
    23,992
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2007
    Location:
    Lost in Hollywood
    The Dead are releasing the entire tape collection of the Europe '72 tour in a box set. 22 complete shows. 7,200 copies of the set. It won't be out until September, but it is already sold out. One of the best periods for the Dead. Pig was hit or miss on the tour, but the rest of the band was on fire.
     
  6. stuco

    stuco Member

    Messages:
    848
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    Don't forget to go see The Grateful Dead Movie tonight only in theaters!
     
  7. mark norwine

    mark norwine Member

    Messages:
    17,139
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2005
    Location:
    NJ...GSP135
    I'm going tonight! North Brunswick, NJ!
     
  8. musicofanatic5

    musicofanatic5 Member

    Messages:
    8,095
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2006
    Location:
    New England
    Dammit I'm working tonight!!
     
  9. dsj

    dsj Member

    Messages:
    667
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Location:
    wdc
    Very rocking set, they are in great form that show.
     
  10. strumminsix

    strumminsix Member

    Messages:
    3,880
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    Location:
    NW Burbs of Chi Town
    Their prime? As in they just had 1 good period?

    As a deadhead I find that not only odd but just incorrect..

    If you listen to enough shows you'll greatness many, MANY times til you hit 93, IMO.

    Mid 60s with the bluesy R&B was fun!
    Late 60s with the experimentation was awesome
    Early 70s took on more country feels and fun
    76 was stellar!
    77 some of the most appreciated
    80 has Brent coming into his prime
    early 80s Bobby was the start of Bobby being freaking Amazing
    more Brent in the 80
    Then the recovery period.

    Wow, so much great music there...
     
  11. zzzezums

    zzzezums Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,057
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2004
    Location:
    NY
    great album from an amazing tour.
     
  12. jpfeiff

    jpfeiff Supporting Member

    Messages:
    720
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2006
    Location:
    The Last Frontier
    Yes--an absolutely smoking show. I was talking it up several years ago when the CD first came out, only to have a co-worker tell me he was THERE! He was hitchhiking through Europe that summer and caught two shows, "Hundred Year Hell" being one of them.

    BTW a more appropriate translation of the German "Jahrhundert Halle" would be "Century Hall" rather than "Hundred Year Hall"
     
  13. Lolaviola

    Lolaviola Member

    Messages:
    8,414
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2005
    Location:
    Eastern Standard Time
    Yes, but an appropriate translation of century is "a hundred years", no?

    Great CD.
    I like Two From The Vault as well.
     
  14. Bassomatic

    Bassomatic Member

    Messages:
    12,341
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2003
    Location:
    western ma
    Nowhere did I suggest otherwise...they had lots of ups and downs, often within the same show. Sounds like you wanna argue with yourself?

    I gotta admit I find a lot of the live stuff that features Donna heavily to be a bit hard to bear. That said, I loved what Keith brought to the table.
     
  15. 56Tweed

    56Tweed Sub-Octave Member Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,558
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2003
    Location:
    Cary, NC
    Its funny but I picked up the CD about 15 years ago and it really didn't click with me at the time. In the last few years though its hit me a little better, particularly Cryptial Envelopment on Disk 2.

    My favorite show is still Dick's Pick #5 from '79. Thankfully I ripped the disc because I lost it a long time ago.
     
  16. JSeth

    JSeth Member

    Messages:
    2,310
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Location:
    Corvallis, Oregon... "Heart of the Valley"...
    Yep, "Hundred Year Hall" is wonderful stuff... I loved Phil's story about them cruising around and checking out the "Nazi" museum, very nearly couldn't get Jerry out of there and back to do the show! (This, from Lesh's book)

    Just got turned on to a used copy of "To Terrapin: Hartford, '77"... MAN! What an amazing record (well, 3 of 'em, actually...)!!! Jerry's playing is magnifico, sounds like he's already trying to re-invent his own lines to avoid getting stale with the music... even Donna is reigned in, pretty much. STELLAR takes of "Brown-Eyed Women" and "Wharf Rat", but, really? The entire 3 cd set is just awesome...

    ...and this from a guy who saw a lot of those shows, back in the day...

    Have fun at the GD Movie tonight... I got to see it BEFORE it was edited; mondo-long but some great footage of the Pranksters, the Bus and Cassidy and Kesey. I believe they edited a lot of that out by the time it hit the screen; leastways, it's not on my DVD copy of the movie, just somewhere over in the "alternate footage" area...

    THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A GRATEFUL DEAD SHOW!!!!!
     
  17. Resonance7

    Resonance7 Member

    Messages:
    1,709
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    If you like the tune "Me and my uncle"... check out the version from "Skull and Roses". Terrific album too btw... Probably my most listened to.. love the Bertha and Big Railroad Blues.

    Though lately I've been LOVING the 67 stuff. It had so much energy! New New Mingle Wood blues is stellar, Alice D. Millionaire, Viola lee blues, The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)..

    Cornell 5/8/77 is a great live show if you haven't heard it. Also, check out "West L.A. Fadeaway (Alternate Version, 1984)" from the album In the Dark...Sooo sweet.

    Long live the Grateful Dead!


    Oh, and because posts are ALWAYS better with videos :)


    Pss.. Grooveshark.com is AMAZING for streaming music on the instant...
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2011
  18. sabby

    sabby Member

    Messages:
    2,112
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2005
    Jerry had the energy of a bull in 72. There's something special about that year. Dick's Pick #15 is my favorite official show release, however. An amazing He's Gone > Not Fade Away > Truckin'.
     
  19. jpfeiff

    jpfeiff Supporting Member

    Messages:
    720
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2006
    Location:
    The Last Frontier
    Well, not exactly,--we don't say "in the 20th hundred years", we say the "20th century", and Jahrhundert translates to "century." I guess it's always sort of bugged be that they translated it incorrectly, but nobody else probably cares and the music comes through just fine regardless.....!
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2011
  20. Pickaxe

    Pickaxe Member

    Messages:
    684
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Location:
    Winona, MN
    One of my favorite released shows/live albums from the Dead. Jerry + Strat has always been my #1 Garcia tone.
     

Share This Page