grateful dead Archive

Musoscribe’s Best of 2022: Books

2022 has been a stellar year for music-related books. For much of the pandemic era( and a good chunk of this year) it looked as if the well had, if […]

Taping the Grateful Dead (Part 3 of 3)

Continued from Part Two… Complete as Can Be It’s not as if Rodriguez is any kind of a newcomer to the Grateful Dead and their work. “I’ve been researching the […]

Taping the Grateful Dead (Part 2 of 3)

Continued from Part One… Tale of the Tapes Rodriguez made sure to maintain an open mind while researching for the book, but he admits that he began with at least […]

Taping the Grateful Dead (Part 1 of 3)

After All is Said and Done: Mark Rodriguez and Taping the Grateful Dead Deadheads didn’t invent audience recording of concerts. As Clinton Heylin chronicles in his exhaustive 1994 book, Bootleg: […]

Jerry Garcia at 80

It’s remarkable to realize that at the time of his death on August 9, 1995, Jerry Garcia was only a few days past his 53rd birthday. The body of work […]

Book Review: So Many Roads, The Life and Times of The Grateful Dead

I’m on record as being very critical of The Grateful Dead. Despite what some of the hardest of hardcore Dead Heads might think, I don’t hate the Dead; not at […]

Album Review: Grateful Dead — Dick’s Pick’s Volume 24

Say what you will about The Grateful Dead – heaven knows I’ve been harshly critical of them, and stand by every one of my written remarks – even at their […]

Album Review: Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks #31

I had a minor epiphany recently. After years of slagging The Grateful Dead and their fans, I found a live album that led me to say to myself, “Aha…so this […]

Album Review: Grateful Dead – History Vol. 1 (Bear’s Choice)

With a title like History of the Grateful Dead, Vol. 1 (Bear’s Choice), newcomers could be forgiven for thinking that this album is a wide-ranging compilation of Grateful Dead tracks. […]

Album Review: Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks #35

I’m sometimes accused of hating the Grateful Dead. That’s an unfair accusation, though I understand why people level it toward me. I am fond of pointing out that a 1989 […]