The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics
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|Author||: David G. Dodd|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
A complete collection of annotated lyrics by the prolific rock band, published to coincide with their fiftieth anniversary, features literary, historical, and cultural references for every original song.
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the most popular and enduring band ever: “Even the most hardcore Deadheads will be impressed by this obsessively complete look at the Grateful Dead’s lyrics” (Publishers Weekly). The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards. These are some of the best-loved songs in the modern American songbook. They are hummed and spoken among thousands as counterculture code and recorded by musicians of all stripes for their inimitable singability and obscure accessibility. How do they do all this? To provide a context for this formidable body of work, of which his part is primary, Robert Hunter has written a foreword that goes to the heart of the matter. And the annotations on sources provide a gloss on the lyrics, which goes to the roots of Western culture as they are incorporated into them. An avid Grateful Dead concertgoer for more than two decades, David Dodd is a librarian who brings to the work a detective’s love of following a clue as far as it will take him. Including essays by Dead lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry and Jim Carpenter’s original illustrations, whimsical elements in the lyrics are brought to light, showcasing the American legend that is present in so many songs. A gorgeous keepsake edition of the Dead’s official annotated lyrics, The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an absolute must-have for the fiftieth anniversary—you won’t think of this cultural icon the same way again. In fact, founding band member Bob Weir said: “This book is great. Now I’ll never have to explain myself.”
|Author||: Robert Hunter,David G. Dodd|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
A complete collection of annotated lyrics by the prolific rock bank, published to coincide with their fortieth anniversary, features literary, historical, and cultural references for every original song, in a volume complemented by performance statistics, thematic essays, and numerous illustrations. 200,000 first printing.
|Author||: David G. Dodd,Alan Trist|
A complete collection of annotated lyrics by the prolific rock band, published to coincide with their fortieth anniversary, features literary, historical, and cultural references for every original song.
|Author||: David Dodd,Diana Spaulding|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press|
Arranged in chronological order, these pieces add up to nothing less than a full-scale history of the greatest tour band in the history of rock. From Tom Wolfe's account of the Dead's first performance as the Grateful Dead (at an Acid Test in 1965), to Ralph Gleason's 1967 interview with the 24-year-old Jerry Garcia, to Mary Eisenhart's obituary of the beloved leader of the band, these selections include not only outstanding writing on the band itself, but also superb pieces on music and pop culture generally. Fans will be fascinated by the poetry, fiction, drawings, and rare and revealing photographs featured in the book, as well as the anthology's many interviews and profiles, interpretations of lyrics, and concert and record reviews. Still, The Grateful Dead was more than a band--it was a cultural phenomenon. For three decades it remained on one unending tour, followed everywhere by a small army of nomadic fans. This phenomenon is both analyzed and celebrated here, in such pieces as Ed McClanahan's groundbreaking article in Playboy in 1972, fan-magazine editor Blair Jackson's 1990 essay on the seriousness of the drug situation at Dead concerts, and Steve Silberman's insightful essays on the music and its fans.
|Author||: Robert Hunter|
|Editor||: Penguin (Non-Classics)|
A collection of over 250 classic songs by the main lyricist for the Grateful Dead--with a new introduction and over 20 additional songs, including from the Dead's next album. Hunter also explains the sources of certain songs and describes the evolution of others over years of performance. Complete discography.
|Author||: Phil Lesh|
|Editor||: Back Bay Books|
The legendary bass player tells the full, true story of his years with Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead in this "insightful and entertaining" (Austin Chronicle) memoir of life in the greatest improvisational band in American history. In a book "as graceful and sublime as a box of rain" (New York Times Book Review), the beloved bassist tells the stories behind the songs, tours, and jams in the Grateful Dead's long, strange trip from the 1960s to the death of Jerry Garcia in 1995 and beyond. From Ken Kesey's "acid tests" to the Summer of Love to bestselling albums and worldwide tours, the Dead's story has never been told as honestly or as memorably as in this remarkable memoir. "A fun ride...Even for the most well-read Deadhead, there's enough between the covers to make Searching for the Sound worth a look." --Associated Press
|Author||: Ben Fong-Torres|
|Editor||: Chronicle Books|
Grateful Dead fans are legendary for their Dead-ication to the band and its enduring legacy of freewheeling musical exploration. The Grateful Dead Scrapbook collects rare removable memorabilia and evocative images culled from the Grateful Dead Archives at the University of California, Santa Cruz, including never-before-published photos, flyers, fan letters, and other ephemera. To accompany the eye-popping visuals, renowned journalist Ben Fong-Torres draws on his personal knowledge of the San Francisco music scene in a rich text that conveys the Grateful Dead's story in a fresh way, centering each chapter on a pivotal song that encapsulates a certain era of the group's songwriting,performance, and community. An attractive slipcase and an audio CD* round out the book's beautiful design, delivering a richly illustrated volume as colorful as the band itself. *The audio CD contains interviews & press conference recordings.
|Author||: David G. Dodd,Robert G. Weiner|
A comprehensive annotated bibliography presenting most of what has been written about this legendary American musical institution and its fans.
|Author||: Stephen Peters|
|Editor||: Da Capo Press|
A song-by-song analysis identifies the background of such Dead songs as "New Speedway Boogie," "Truckin'," and "Casey Jones"
|Author||: Paul & Bassett Grushkin|
|Editor||: Harper Paperbacks|
A portrait of the Grateful Dead depicts the popular rock band in concert and includes correspondence from fans and classic photographs of the group in performance
|Author||: Barry Barnes|
|Editor||: Business Plus|
The Grateful Dead is one of the most popular bands of all time and they have enjoyed incredible relevance to this day. But let's admit it, they were not exactly poster boys for corporate America. In EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS I LEARNED FROM THE GRATEFUL DEAD, Deadhead and business scholar Barry Barnes proves that the Dead's influence on the business world will turn out to be a significant part of their legacy. Without intending to, the band pioneered ideas and practices that were subsequently embraced by American corporations. And in this book Barnes shares the ten most innovative business lessons from the Dead's illustrious career, including: -Creating and delivering superior customer value -Incorporating and establishing a board of directors early on -Founding a merchandising division -Giving away your product for free to increase demand Above all, Barnes explains how the Dead were masters of what he calls "strategic improvisation" -- the ability to adapt to changing times and circumstances -- and that their success lay precisely in their commitment to constant change and relentless variation. For an extraordinary thirty years, the Dead improvised a business plan and realized their vision -- all while making huge profits. EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS I LEARNED FROM THE GRATEFUL DEAD will show you how they did it -- and what your business can learn from their long, strange trip.
|Author||: Mordechai "Mister Mort" Rubinstein|
An in-depth look at the inï¬‚uence of the Grateful Dead and hippie culture on contemporary fashion and street style by GQ’s style-in-the-wild correspondent and fashion expert Since the formation of Dead & Company, a new breed of Deadhead has emerged: someone who appreciates stylish streetwear as much as tie-dye. Dead Style is a book that shows the influence of the Grateful Dead and hippie culture on the current world of fashion. Tie-dyed pieces from designer labels like Louis Vuitton, Off-White, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Missoni, and Burberry have dominated runway looks. Vintage Grateful Dead shirts are fetching hundreds of dollars online (on fashion auction sites and via Instagram sellers alike) and in stores. This book, visually driven and heavily captioned, is a look book for current Deadhead culture. Dead Style is a surprising, provocative, engaging, and fun work, a Grateful Dead book for a new generation.
|Author||: Scott W. Allen|
Songs to Fill the Air: Tales of the Grateful Dead is my follow-up to Aces Back to Back: The History of the Grateful Dead. Songs to Fill the Air is a collection of my essays on the Dead: never-before-told tales that reach across far-ranging, and fascinating, topics and individuals. Vital players in the band's history, never before given their due, come to life on the pages of my new and exciting tome. Important concerts in Grateful Dead history are analyzed, and there are two different essays that connect the Dead's history to the Beatles, and others connecting Dead lore to David Bowie, Pink Floyd and rapper Tupac Shakur. There are also musings on the Grateful Dead song "Jack Straw" and songs such as "Morning Dew." Included are a number of tales about my on-the-road experiences hitchhiking and traveling to see the Dead - everywhere from San Francisco to Philadelphia, from Texas to Manhattan! I've also detailed the last four years of Garcia's life (1992-95) as never detailed before. Songs to Fill the Air: Tales of the Grateful Dead is an engaging and compelling read that completes the story, and history, of the Dead in an informative and captivating manner.
|Author||: David Meerman Scott,Brian Halligan|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
The Grateful Dead-rock legends, marketing pioneers The Grateful Dead broke almost every rule in the music industry book. They encouraged their fans to record shows and trade tapes; they built a mailing list and sold concert tickets directly to fans; and they built their business model on live concerts, not album sales. By cultivating a dedicated, active community, collaborating with their audience to co-create the Deadhead lifestyle, and giving away "freemium" content, the Dead pioneered many social media and inbound marketing concepts successfully used by businesses across all industries today. Written by marketing gurus and lifelong Deadheads David Meerman Scott and Brian Halligan, Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead gives you key innovations from the Dead's approach you can apply to your business. Find out how to make your fans equal partners in your journey, "lose control" to win, create passionate loyalty, and experience the kind of marketing gains that will not fade away!
|Author||: David Gans,Peter Simon|
|Editor||: Saint Martin's Griffin|
Looks at the twenty-year history of the Grateful Dead, discusses the evolution of their music, and includes profiles of each band member
|Author||: Steve Parish,Joe Layden|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Press|
The untold story of life on the road with the Grateful Dead, written by an insider who lived it from the early days to today. Steve Parish was never one to walk the straight-and-narrow, even during his childhood growing up in Flushing Meadow, Queens. Busted as a teenager for selling acid in the summer of 1968, Parish landed in Riker's Island. The experience changed him and after getting out he did his best to stay out of trouble, securing a job moving music equipment at the New York State Pavilion. The first show he worked was a Grateful Dead concert in July of 1969 and Parish was captivated by the music. A life seemingly headed nowhere had suddenly found its calling as he fell in quickly with a band of likeminded misfits who formed the nucleus of what would be the greatest road crew in rock 'n' roll history. Parish traveled to California where his apprenticeship began. Working for the band for free and learning his craft, Parish got to know Jerry, Bobby, Phil, Billy and Mickey and through the years their relationships forged an unbreakable bond. He became very close with Garcia in particular, acting as his personal roadie and later manager for his solo performances and Garcia Band shows. He was there during times of trouble (like when a pimp held Garcia hostage at gunpoint in a New York hotel room), spending hours by his bedside when Garcia was in a coma in 1986, and performing the duties of best man at his wedding. He was also the last friend to see Garcia alive. Throughout the Dead's historic run, there were parties of biblical proportion and celebrity run-ins with everybody from Bob Dylan to Frank Sinatra--but there was a dark side to life on the road and tragedy didn't just strike the musicians. But Home Before Daylight is a story of friendship, of music and redemption. It is a piece of music history, one that reflects the American spirit of adventure and brotherhood. Seen through Steve Parish's eyes and experiences, The Grateful Dead's wild ride has never been so revealing.