Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday Music: Brokedown Palace

Not the best version; looks odd but historically fascinating. Weird pseudo-psychedelic visuals. European or Australian TV? (Does not look familiar as a USA-based show.) Personnel, older (and generally disheveled) musical arrangement, as well as Bobby's hair suggest this was the very early 70s.

"Listen to the river sing sweet songs to rock my soul."


Brokedown Palace - Grateful Dead


sheila said...

Wow, that IS old. Maybe taped from an old television screen. lol. I felt like I dropped a hit of acid just in the first minute eyes need a good rubbing right now. lol

Thanks for sharing Daisy! You always got good shit here. :)

YogaforCynics said...

Wow--the attempts at more complex vocal harmonies than the Dead could handle live but managed through what I suspect were countless takes on Workingman's and American Beauty (like the vocal Phil pulled off on the studio version of Box of Rain, and never came close to since) make me think this is from the very very early 70's, like maybe 1970...amazing video...

Blue Heron said...

Not to be too big a nerd, but Jerry went back to playing this Gibson SG in May of 1970, and moved back to the sunburst Les Paul in 1971. Also note absence of Donna and Pig. So it's 1970. If it matters I can give you the exact date.

"going where those chili beans don't grow"

white rabbit said...


I vote for 1970 too

Goin to plant a weeping willow
On the banks green edge it will grow grow grow
Sing a lullaby beside the water
Lovers come and go - the river roll roll roll

Doc Anchovy said...

1970, KQED TV Studios, San Francisco.

DaisyDeadhead said...

THANKS DOC! Doc Anchovy for the win! :D

Austin*Girl said...

Thanks Daisy! I had never seen that video. Great stuff! Keep up the good work!