Dead Reckonings: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead

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Photos, memoirs, magazine stories, and cartoons tracing the career of the ebullient psychedelic band from its mid-1960's genesis to guitarist Jerry Garcia's death in 1995.

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Overview

Photos, memoirs, magazine stories, and cartoons tracing the career of the ebullient psychedelic band from its mid-1960's genesis to guitarist Jerry Garcia's death in 1995.

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Dead Reckonings, a collection of essays, articles, interviews, and book excerpts about the band, creates a revealing picture of the Grateful Dead and the influence they had on the world around them.
Library Journal
In this anthology of previously published essays, articles, and book excerpts, Rocco (editor of The Doors Companion, Schirmer, 1997, and The Nirvana Companion, Schirmer, 1998) casts a wide net by including pieces either about or by people not usually connected to the Grateful Dead. Yet works by George Plimpton, Miles Davis, and novelist Robert Stone sit comfortably next to pieces from the mainstream press, band insiders, and fans. What could have been a scattered grab-bag instead illustrates how the Grateful Dead's permeating influence on popular culture is in turn a result of the wide variety of influences absorbed by the band. The pieces are divided into four loosely defined parts: Grateful Dead history and context, their influences and concert experiences, three interviews with band leader Jerry Garcia, and reflections on Garcia's, and the band's, passing. An important collection of commentary on perhaps the hardest to define of all rock groups; recommended for popular music collections.--Lloyd Jansen, Stockton-San Joaquin Cty. P.L., CA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Internet Book Watch
The Greatful Dead is one of the most popular, influential, and long lasting rock groups in the history of rock music. Dead Reckonings: The Life And Times Of The Greatful Dead is a nostalgic "must" for all their legions of fans, and will aptly serve to introduce a new generation of "deadheads" to the lore, legend and history of Jerry Garcia and the other unforgettable Greatful Dead group members.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780825671746
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Pages: 349

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction #1: The Transcendent Dead On the Fiery Hunt 1
Pt. 1 Ineluctable Modality of the Audible: The Dead in Context 11
Dropouts with a Mission 13
The Grateful Dead 20
Pieces of "Tools From My Chest" from Kesey's Garage Sale 40
Kesey: A Day on the Farm 47
From Naked Angels 70
Introduction #2: Bob Dylan, Harry Smith, and the Beats in the Dead 79
For A.G. 88
Chronicles of the Dead 89
From Woodstock: The Oral History 103
Introduction #3: Woodstock & Altamont: The Gargantua and Pantagruel of Grateful Dead Failures 109
Crank Up the Old Victrola: Discovering the Grateful Dead's Earliest Influences 110
The Dead in the '60s: A History Lesson from the BBC 113
Grateful Dead: Acid Daze & Further Ahead 121
Playing in the Band 134
Mourning for Jerry: We Haven't Left the Planet Yet 141
Pt. 2 Move Me Brightly: Through Time with the Dead 147
The Awakening of the Dead 149
From Miles: The Autobiography 154
From Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes: IVES, Charles (1874-1954) 159
This Must Be Heaven: Memories of My First Show 162
Performance Review of Europeras 3 & 4 by John Cage and a Grateful Dead Show 169
"Tuning In": Daniel Webster, Alfred Schutz, and the Grateful Dead 172
Reflections on My Years with the Grateful Dead 181
Who Else Would Name a Foundation for a Roadie? 185
The Grateful Dead: Questions of Survival 188
Grateful Dead: 1983-84 New Year's 199
Robert Hunter: Keeping it Alive in '85 203
Bill Kreutzmann/Mickey Hart: Rhythm Devils 206
Bonding with the Grateful Dead 211
The Furthur Festival at Shoreline 215
From Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes: STOCKHAUSEN, Karlheinz (1928- ) 219
Introduction #4: Pre->Post->Dead Noise, or, A Punk Look at the Dead 221
Pt. 3 Three Ways of Talking to Jerry Garcia 231
Recording Built to Last: An Interview with Garcia 232
Jerry Garcia: The Rolling Stone Interview 245
Still Truckin' 260
Pt. 4 Not Fade Away 271
From Skeleton Key: A Dictionary for Deadheads: Pigpen (Ron McKernan) 274
End of the Beginning 278
The Dark Star Burns Out 281
He Let His Music Do the Talking 285
Good-Bye for Now 288
The False Notes He Never Played 292
Selected Bibliography 297
Chronology 301
Discography 315
The Dead on the Net 317
Contributors 319
Permissions 323
Index 327
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