Intermezzo: Phil Plays 2 GD Albums

Phil Lesh and Friends started their sure-to-be-epic five show run at the Warfield with a bang last night when they played all of the Grateful Dead’s self-titled debut album in the first set. As if that wasn’t enough they played all of the Dead’s second album, Anthem of the Sun, during the second set.

Never one to miss out on a good time, Bob Weir joined his former bandmate for a few tunes in each set. Phil and Friends still have four shows left at the Warfield, so we can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeves.

Finally, we got the sad news yesterday that founding Rush drummer John Rutsey, aka the Canadian Pete Best, passed away this weekend. Most people don’t even know that Rush had a drummer before Neil Peart, but Rutsey actually left the band on his own due to complications from diabetes.

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  1. Didn’t Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine do the whole play-the-classic-album-straight-through thing recently, too? I approve of this trend. In fact, on this subject, I’d like to take this time to issue a one-word open letter to Beck: “Odelay.” That is all.

  2. It’s good to see that Phil’s still doing interesting things lately and also good to see a Bobby sit-in. Might have to add Jones Beach to my already long list of shows this summer….

    BTW – Odelay’s a great album, but I’d like to hear Guero straight through too. 😉

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