Taking Deadhead Geekery To The Next Level: Tuning ’77 – A Seamless 92-Minute Audio File of Tunings From 1977

Ever since the Grateful Dead started their career there have been a contingent of fans who analyze every note of every song they have played. However, a recent addition to the Live Music Archive takes this particular brand of obsessive geekery to the next level.

Deadhead Michael David Murphy has created a seamless audio file featuring an hour of the Grateful Dead tuning their instruments in 1977. Here’s his explanation…

Tuning ’77” – a seamless audio supercut of an entire year of the Grateful Dead tuning their instruments, live on stage. Chronologically sequenced, this remix incorporates every publicly available recording from 1977, examining the divide between audience expectation and performance anxiety.

If this is the type of thing that floats your boat, and we admit it – we gave it a shot and just couldn’t turn it off – head over to the Live Music Archive to stream or download Tuning ’77.

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  1. …just play the Boston ’77 show – you’ll have 30 minutes of dead air/tuning from that show alone….hilarious concept, however!!

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