Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses)


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  • Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses) - Grateful Dead (Warner Bros. 2WS 1935)
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  • The Dead:
    Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
    Bob Weir - rhythm guitar, vocals
    Ron (Pigpen) McKernan - organ, harmonica, vocals
    Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
    Bill Kreutzmann - drums

  • Full album download includes Bonus Material:
    Oh Boy! (4/6/71 Manhattan Center, New York, NY)
    I'm A Hog For You (4/6/71 Manhattan Center, New York, NY)
    Radio Promo

  • Released on September 24, 1971

  • Merl Saunders overdubbed organ on "Wharf Rat," "Playin' In The Band," and "Bertha"

  • Also known as "Skull & Roses." "Skullfuck" was a working title for the album, but Joe Smith of Warner Brothers nixed it. This was the band's first gold record. The early releases had a "skull and roses" sticker enclosed with the album. This album contained those famous words on the inside cover: "Dead freaks unite. Who are you? Where are you? How are you? Send us your name and address and we'll keep you informed."

  • "Johnny B. Goode" is from the "Sufi Benefit" show of March 24, 1971 at Winterland; the first three notes of "Johnny B. Goode" are the last notes of "Greatest Story Ever Told".

  • "Big Railroad Blues" and "Not Fade Away" > "Going Down The Road Feeling Bad" are from April 5, 1971 at the Manhattan Center, New York City.

  • "Big Boss Man", "Mama Tried", and "Wharf Rat" are from April 26, 1971

  • "Bertha" and "Me And Bobby McGee" are from April 27, 1971

  • "The Other One" is from April 28, 1971

  • "Me And My Uncle" is from April 29, 1971 at the Fillmore East

  • (notes excerpted with permission from "The Compleat Grateful Dead Discography" by Ihor Slabicky)
  • Reviews


    Bertha 340


    Mama Tried 162


    Big Railroad Blues 213


    Playing In The Band 278


    The Other One 1083


    Me & My Uncle 182


    Big Boss Man 311


    Me & Bobby McGee 342


    Johnny B. Goode 221


    Wharf Rat 511


    Not Fade Away/Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad 552


    Oh Boy! 170


    I'm A Hog For You 248


    Radio Spot - Grateful Dead 60


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