Grateful Dead

From The Mars Hotel


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  • Expanded Edition available with bonus tracks
  • Grateful Dead From The Mars Hotel - Grateful Dead (Grateful Dead GD 102)

  • This album is also known as "Ugly Rumors" (hold the front cover upside-down in front of a mirror to see why).|
  • Released on June 27, 1974.
  • John McFee, of the group Clover, plays pedal steel on Pride Of Cucamonga, which was written by Phil Lesh and Robert Petersen
  • Lesh and Petersen also co-wrote Unbroken Chain
  • U.S. Blues had long been performed by the Dead as "Wave That Flag".
  • The Mars Hotel was a hotel for the down-and-out, located at 4th and Howard, south of Market (and near Winterland), and near the CBS recording studios. It has since been torn down; the demolition of the hotel can be seen in "The Grateful Dead Movie". Stanley Mouse has the original 8 by 10 photograph, used for the back cover, taken of the band members sitting in the lobby of the Mars Hotel. On the back cover, where the windows show "outer space", in reality, the windows look out on the street outside the hotel. On the front cover, one can spot straws protruding from some of the windows.
  • (notes excerpted with permission from "The Compleat Grateful Dead Discography" by Ihor Slabicky)


U.S. Blues 281


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China Doll 251


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Unbroken Chain 405


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Loose Lucy 202


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Scarlet Begonias 260


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Pride of Cucamonga 257


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Money Money 264


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Ship of Fools 338


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